Culture & Heritage

Culture & Heritage

The inhabitants of modern Fiji are of indigenous Fijian background, as well as of Indian, Chinese and European ancestry. Indigenous culture has shaped the nation and is an active and living part of everyday life for the majority of the happy folk that live here. Our unique blend of cultures can be seen throughout Fiji, and in virtually every aspect of your stay - from the food, festivals, rituals and the arts.

Various crafts give us a unique identity that along with traditional etiquette and local architecture tells a story of our culture and its evolution over time. Historical artefacts and documents that depict this story are preserved and displayed within museums and protected as National Heritage Sites.

One such site is the first colonial capital of Fiji, Levuka. The town symbolises a period of influence on the country’s development, deemed so significant to the region, this quaint little port town and her buildings were proudly protected under UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2013.

Many more of Fiji’s cultural structures have withstood the test of time to remain an integral symbol of important moments in Fiji’s history. Kava drinking for example, synonymous with life in the South Pacific, is still very much a part of life in Fiji. It is likely that you will be invited to join a kava ceremony during your stay. After the formalities, this is a wonderful way to make new friends and learn a little more about their country.

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105 Culture & Heritage experiences
Cultural - About 3000 years ago, a group of highly mobile ocean-going foragers arrived in Fiji from the west bringing with them a distinctive pottery tradition called Lapita. The art of pottery...
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Travel the Yasawa Islands and make a difference to the people and communities who call it home. The Vinaka Fiji Volunteer Program aims to improve the provision of basic needs and amenities, often...
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Head north-west of your accommodation into the valley of Sleeping Giant Mountains and marvel at the scenic vistas of the valley. You will pass by sugarcane farms, settlements, temple and schools...
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Beachcomber is best known for its fun reputation as ‘party-island by night, paradise by day’. And paradise it truly is. Situated in a tranquil marine sanctuary in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands,...
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NOURISHED ADVENTURE Gaiatree Sanctuary is an organic spice plantation, day club and nectar lab that takes great pleasure in serving these tours high quality superfood infused meals. After a guided...
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This tour was created to cater for those looking at a more relaxed adventure. Which begins by wondering through tracks that have alongside them over 2000 different species of orchids and varieties of...
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Your transport will pick you from your respective hotel(s) and take you to the famous Sigatoka Sand Dunes, one of Fijis National Archaeological Heritage Site where you will begin your 30min trek up...
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The island is surrounded by white powder sandy beaches, palm trees and crystal clear blue waters, making it ideal for swimming, diving, snorkeling or just relaxing. We offer clean well serviced...
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Coralview Island Resort and Dive Yasawa Lagoon have directly benefited the local primary school, Ratu Meli Memorial School by donating $10 per shark diver for the past 4 years and have now increased...
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Great Sights Fiji takes pleasure in connecting many of Fiji's visitors with the unique aspects of Pacific culture and scenery. Great Sights Fiji is a premier sightseeing brand in Fiji and offers a...
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Vanuabalavu
From our private island of Tivua we voyage to Makogai Island, in the Lomaiviti group. Snorkel over giant clam gardens in this turtle sanctuary, you may even see a turtle, and be visited by the local...
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Our first stop is the Fiji Museum on the edge of the city for a peek at Fiji's colourful history.  The Museum houses archaeological artefacts spanning 3500 years from the era of the Lapita people,...
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Let’s Go Fishing with Capt John Llanes (40 years’ experience) on Makaira’s  32’custom built USCG approved F/G boat designed for any style of fishing complete with big game tackle,  GPS, fish finder,...
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This package suits any budget as Awesome Adventures use the 1, 2 and 3 coconut rating system - 1 being more basic, and 3 being more luxurious. See below for available accommodation.   The Full Monty...
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The Sabeto hot water springs are one of Fiji's hidden jewels. It provides a rare opportunity to indulge in a therapeutic natural thermal mud spa. The therapeutic mud pool of Sabeto is the ideal...
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Ideal for short-stay visitors waiting to catch a flight or who do not have much time whilst transiting. From the International Airport and Nadi Hotels this special half day tour introduces you to...
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Tamarillo Active Travel has been guiding sea-kayaking tours around Fiji's spectacular Kadavu Island group since 1998. Tamarillo is the only specialist guiding company operating in this remote,...
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Welcome to the Home of Hiking
Navilawa Village is the gateway to the Koroyanita National Heritage Park. Set at the end of a gravel road it is only a 20 minute drive from Nadi Airport – and accessible by a normal saloon car. This...
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They'll have a blast at our complimentary Kids Club Our all-new Kids’ Club, means more fun than ever for the little ones. With a large outdoor play area, plus purpose-built suites for different age...
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Venture into Nadi's heartland, through the beautiful Sabeto Valley to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, housing the largest and most varied orchid collection in Fiji. Then to Viseisei Village, the...
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