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Address: Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji

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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Scenic drive and picturesque village

We rented a 4WD and did the drive up from Sigatoka along the dirt road into the highlands. Once we arrived at the village, a signboard with rules and regulations for visiting the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Jasmine D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We rented a 4WD and did the drive up from Sigatoka along the dirt road into the highlands. Once we arrived at the village, a signboard with rules and regulations for visiting the village greeted us at the gate. A villager promptly came up to our car, reiterated the $25/person visit fee and $10 fee for her to serve as... More 

1 Thank Jasmine D
Bargara, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We did a day trip by our self we picked a local who was going from Nadi to Ba who offered to show us the way. We were greeted as soon as we arrived & hired a local guide to take us around. We went to school which all were very proud of & into some of the housing, had... More 

2 Thank Christine S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excellent tour guide. I think the whole village turned out. The people were so warm and friendly, BULA, BULA. Its policy to be happy.

1 Thank AdelaideShug
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Navala is a beautiful village, but you need to get permission and pay the $15 entrance fee before wandering around. It's definitely worth a day trip, though. All of the houses here are built with local materials - the only concrete block and corrugated iron in sight is for the school, church and radio shed. Kitchens are in separate bure,... More 

1 Thank KarolaRS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I really thought that this village would be one of the highlights of my trip to Fiji. I was sorely disappointed. I took the local bus to Ba, then changed to another bus to Navala (about an hour and a half journey from Ba to Navala), arriving in the early afternoon. A Fijian man, Abel, claimed to be the village... More 

24 Thank Janet W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

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 

4 Thank tweedybird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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 

2 Thank TimFP
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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 

2 Thank SusieGC2
Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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 

3 Thank BoneandBtwo
Waiyevo, Fiji
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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 

3 Thank Geraldine O

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