Up to 7 days
Navala is a village in the Highlands of the Ba Province in the northern-central of the main island of Viti Levu in Fiji. It is noted for its thatched buildings, amounting to over 200. It is one of the few settlements in Fiji which remains fully architecturally tradional.Framed by green mountains, the traditional thatched bures (huts) of this charming 200-year-old village make for one of the most photo-worthy inland scenery spots on the main island of Viti Levu. The village tour starts with a sevusevu welcoming ceremony and kava with the chief. From here you will tour the village, meet the friendly residents, take a dip in the cool waters of the Ba River, and learn about local life. You may see people busy in roof maintenance or drying coconuts or bananas in the sun for preservation, or you might meet children at the primary school. Navala is actually three settlements put together. It is protected by mountains and ridges. The village is on the other side of a river. The river floods often and is the main reason for Navala’s isolation from the other towns. It is also a popular tourist site. Navala is very special because all their houses are nearly identical. All the bures have a metal post also known as a Bou (in Fijian). Bous are mostly placed in a chief’s house. This shows Navala’s equality, and is one reason why Navala is a special village. Finally you can end your tour with a meal of taro, cassava, tropical fruits, and local Fijian dishes.
The village is a prime spot to learn about the history of Fiji and adore the beauty of Fijian Architecture and the friendly residence of Navala.