One of the top tourist draws to Fiji is the Navala Village on the Nausori Highlands in Nadi on the island of Viti Levu. It is an authentic traditional village, untouched by any modern development. Think about the comforts in your own home – TV, A/C, a home entertainment system, the family car – they’re not here. It is a completely different world and the villagers are not putting on a show. This is their way of life. In fact, in the 19050s, the Fijian government offered to this village the construction of modern homes. The people refused, and today, we know that they chose wisely. The elderly villagers taught their children how to build a “bure” home, and so the tradition has been kept alive through the years. To see this highland village is truly a rare experience.
Approaching the village, you will be greeted by the very friendly locals and be invited inside their homes. There are more than 200 [Read more…]