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“Visit to Navala Village arranged by Sheraton Hotel on Devaru Island”
Review of Navala Village

Navala Village
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US$ 137.72*
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Full-Day Navala Village Tour
Ranked #18 of 54 things to do in Nadi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 August 2012

It was April, 2004 and we were on our 40th Anniversary trip to the South Pacific - Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, New Zealand, and Fiji. The trip to Navala Village, via a four-drive jeep with a driver/guide was great. Do not remember the cost, but it seemed reasonable. The tour cost covered the transportation, guide, visit to the Village [no extra cost], a very good fresh fish and vegetables lunch, and a gift for the Village. The lunch was at the lodge close to the Village and the owner/manager accompanied us there after lunch. We met the kids who were very friendly. All was smooth and pleasant. The manager of the guest house accompanied us to the village to see to details.

13  Thank Walt A
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Don't miss this experience. wonderful. Nice and friendly people, wonderful village. Take your time to visit the village and have lunch with them.

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Reviewed 19 July 2012

eye opening experience - genuine people! its amazing how happy you can be with so little.

3  Thank Klaudia S
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

This village was fantastic. We travelled to the village when on the day trip with sea spray (south sea cruises). The guide was very knowledgable and the kids we extremely cute

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Reviewed 11 June 2012

The village is pretty but felt like an act. Welcome dance seemed forced and the villagers seemed bored with the Kava ceremony.Tour of Village went 100m finishing up at a donation box. Was nice to see the kids in class.
We were invited back to see the villagers crafts which apparently is their main source of income and trade. We were sooo disappointed to see the same nick knacks and tourist junk in every boutique across the islands.Yes was cheaper but is all the same crap -probably made in China. When asked if they made themselves the villagers all said they made themselves! -no wood turning seen on village tour??? shark tooth, mother of pearl, paua, silver, shells... every piece identical. Was so disappointing as was hoping to see some crafts made by the children like, pictures, book marks and cards etc.
Was a nice lunch and ok day out. The long boat up the river was pleasant and the scenery was lovely. The boat men were fun guys.
I wouldn't recommend this tour based on the village experience.

10  Thank Zipstar
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