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Address: Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
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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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Wonderful day visit

This is one of the friendliest and most welcoming places in Fiji. The people are warm and genuine and the kids are a delight. Please respect their culture if you visit - wear a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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stuckintx
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the friendliest and most welcoming places in Fiji. The people are warm and genuine and the kids are a delight. Please respect their culture if you visit - wear a sarong and a shirt that covers your shoulders, no hats and hold your bags in your hands (not on your shoulders/back). This is a traditional village... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The drive itself is around 2h (one way from Nadi) and once you leave the roads of Ba, it is almost 100% on rough and very loose gravel. The hinterlands of Ba surrounding the village are gorgeous and you can take numerous gorgeous shots on the way to /after your visit to the village. We came here using a private... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Our driver took us past this village but did not point out how special it is. We asked him to stop for a photo and left some school supplies for the children. Only now I realise what a special place this was. However, what impressed me was that many of the bures were damaged by Cyclone Winston and there are... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Have been the second time, its just a very unique place in Fiji, giving the tourists and most locals alike the opportunity to see how beautiful and practical the traditional way of housing was in times gone by. Unfortunately most villages in Fiji now use corrugated metal for their houses and are losing the traditional craft of bure construction with... More 

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Waiyevo, Fiji
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Navala is supposedly the last real traditional set village, as in the thatch bures. I visited Navala many years ago when I was about 14 i'm now 28 so I'm writing from memory. Navala is definitely a very unique and beautiful village, neat rows of bures and a feeling of the old life, no technology, women washing in the creeks.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I had the opportunity to do this trip on my first day in Nadi because I woke up too late to go surfing and had the absolute time of my life. I met amazing villagers and our tour guide Mike could not have been more kind and helpful. The small tour consisting of myself and one couple ensured that I... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The drive from Nadi was around 2 hours and along some quite tricky dirt roads. You could do it from the north with a 2WD but it wasn't particularly pleasant. The village is an impressive sight from a distance when you first see it, but it didn't feel very authentic and was a very expensive 30 minute walk around the... More 

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Ceduna, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We hired a private driver for the day, so it was a private tour, the guys were very informative about culture before we got to the village, pleasant drive through the mountains with stunning views. The villagers were great, really informative with history and the workings and politics of Navala Village, Fantastic experience, We loved Fiji

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Great place to go for hand-made (as opposed to Chinese made junk) traditional island souvenirs and handicraft. You get to buy things directly from the artists themselves and the pricing is quite reasonable. Come here to get a taste for traditional island life.

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Glenbrook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

If you want to see a traditional village, this is the place to see. All Huts still with the thatched roofs and great hospitality. It was a pleasant walk around the village being greeted by everyone

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