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Address: Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Description: One of the most picturesque villages in Fiji, this one retains the...
One of the most picturesque villages in Fiji, this one retains the traditional bures (thatched huts supported by center poles) that have been replaced in other villages by prefabricated concrete homes.
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If you are coming to Fiji you should visit the village rather than just spend your time on Denarau Island at the resorts. We took a taxi for the day, it cost $180 but took us to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you are coming to Fiji you should visit the village rather than just spend your time on Denarau Island at the resorts. We took a taxi for the day, it cost $180 but took us to The Garden of the Sleeping Giant, the Mud Pools, Navala Village and Vuda Marina. We were met at the village by a lady... More 

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Columbus OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I first visited Fiji in the 1970s, and remembered many villages of thatch houses. Apparently, Navala is the last village of traditional houses left. Come and see it while it is still traditional. Yes, there are tourists here daily but we met lovely local people and chatted for a while. The setting is lovely with the thatched houses, the river... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking to do something different in Fiji and spend some time away from water based activities, this one is a winner. Our guides were great and very knowledgable - the drive takes around 2.5 hours as there are 2 stops offs, at a local sweet shop and at a market. The drive is scenic so I enjoyed this... More 

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Brisbane Q
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you would like to see the REAL Fiji, this is the place to go and see. It is old and it is real and locals have grown up here in Navala for a very LONG time. You cannot go into Naval without a guide or permission to do so, so book a small group bus and be taken to... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We saw this as a way to see the real Fiji, what a letdown! Village is nice looking and quite large, but locals seemed a bit jaded and tired of tourists. Our guide of the village seemed disinterested and as though she wanted to be elsewhere. We wanted to see some village life and traditional clothing, instead of just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We drove to Ba and took a taxi (120 Fjd return). We took lollies and the kids in the village loved it. It is an authentic fiji village, at the same time they are well prepared for visitors (25 p.P entrance free, 10 for an informative tour, 20 p.P for lunch if you want). For us it was well worth... More 

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

They say that this village was the first village settled on Fiji and for many years the home of the President. Of particular interest to me was a monument symbolizing the triumph of Christian missionaries in eliminating former tribal practices like cannibalism.

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Nadi, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The travel can get you jetlagged but surely its worth the trip. The heart of Fiji is un-spoilt and the you can feel a strong regard for respect and traditional Fijian authority

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

this is a excellent place to learn about tribal life, traditions and customs that make the Fijians who they are. Do not wear a hat, Fijians do not cover their heads, and be sure to participate in the Kava Ceremony.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

When you come to Fiji, which is made up of 333 islands, there are many places to stay. If you were to stay up at the Yasawa Islands, there are some traditional villages similar to Navala Village where you can visit, in most cases for free, and experience life in a traditionally thatched bure style village. Many tourists however don't... More 

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Address: Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: South Pacific  >  Fiji  >  Viti Levu  >  Nadi

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