Sigatoka Sand Dunes is a natural and cultural heritage site that was established in 1989 to protect a unique oceanic landscape of natural and cultural importance. Spanning around 650 hectares, the dune system has formed over millennia due to hinterland erosion and the formation of coastal sand dunes. What's even more impressive is the height of some of these dunes between 20 to 50 meters in height and up to one kilometer wide. It remains one of Fiji's most iconic treasures and its educational and recreational value continues to attract thousands of visitors a year. The walk through the park includes stunning panoramic views, beach walk and a native forest walk where you meet up with "tree-huggers".
Enrich your Fiji experience with a village visit to Nakabuta Village and learn the art of pottery making and tapa printing. Art of pottery making has persisted in the Fiji Islands and you will enjoy a demonstration on how these beautiful works of art are created. Discover the age old traditional art form of tapa printing with natural earth pigments. Made from the inner bark of especially cultivated paper mulberry trees. Masi making is a very lengthy process of soaking and beating the bark to form a richly textured cloth. The bark cloth is then either smoked, dyed or printed with the use of natural pigments. Fiji tapa, is very diverse with a variety of print applications including stenciling, rubbing and free hand painting.
What to Bring
Bring along a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sarong, camera and small amount of cash for optional purchases. Proper footwear is recommended. When visiting a Fijian village specific cultural protocols need to be observed. Your guide will advise you of these protocols prior to entering the village. It is recommended that you wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees when entering the village.
The Sand Dunes - be prepared to walk - wear a hat, sunscreen, closed solid shoes, cool clothes, drinking water, sunglasses.
May not be conducive for kids under the age of 10 years.