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
OUR BOAT Manned by an experienced, happy-go-lucky crew, the Turagalevu is your boat to Paradise Beach. Spanning a spacious 20 metres, it’s a comfortable ride & part of the experience. Enjoy...
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Start your ultimate pre-wedding celebration on our luxury high speed 40-passenger Catamaran while our crew leads you across the Beqa Lagoon to the untapped beautiful island of “YANUCA” where the...
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Taught to cook the "Fijian way", guests will be shown the art of cooking traditional local cuisine, whilst enjoying a fun activity, learning the local food culture and enjoying a special & unique...
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Pottery Village This is your only chance to witness how the Fijian ladies demonstrate the making of pottery and sculptor. Pottery Making! This art has seen a renaissance of late, and you will find...
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Explore the Lautoka Fresh fruit and veg market and get a rundown on what the locals eat and how they cook. Not open on a Sunday. In Lautoka you can also visit the fish market next to the wharf. Not...
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Your transport will pick you from your respective hotel(s) in Nadi and it takes approximately an hour to drive to the Coral Coast. First stop is at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes, one of Fijis National...
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Begin your day with a Motorised long Boat ride up the Navua River to the Fijian Village for Welcome Kava Ceremony, Village Sightseeing, Lunch & Entertainment. Continue up the Navua River to the...
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Your transport will pick you from your respective hotel(s) in Nadi and it takes approximately an hour to drive to this mystic village known as ‘ABACA‘ the  home of the Gods (Koroyanitu Mountain range...
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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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Set sail aboard tall ship 'Ra Marama' or 'Fiji One' which departs Port Denarau Marina daily and cruise to Tivua Island - a tropical atoll surrounded by a white sandy beach and 500 acres of colourful...
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From manta rays to mantis shrimp, dolphins to dartfish, voracious sharks to vibrant soft corals, we've found Fiji's ultimate dive sites! Join the luxury vessel NAI'A for world-class live-aboard...
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We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the foothills of the Sleeping Giant Mountain where the Sabeto hot water springs are located. You'll receive a guided tour of the area before you...
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The Namena Marine Reserve, part of the Bua Province encompasses the entiure reef around Namena Island which is located between the two main Fijian Islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Villagers of...
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Our friendly local pod of dolphins love to accompany us as we sail along. You may swim with a huge pod of Mating Manta Rays, discover amazing colourful hard coral gardens and get to know their...
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Continue swimming and snorkeling off the beautiful white sandy beach where you arrive or just sleep on the grass under the shade or in one of the hammocks. Stay a little longer on the island if you...
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It really is a fantastic day of fun, culture and real Fiji experiences. It starts with a 35 minute drive into the picturesque Sigatoka Valley for fabulous views of Fiji's famous "Salad bowl" - known...
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Day 1: Arrival, Meet and Greet - Private transfer to Hotel. Upon arrival you will be met and then transferred to your hotel in Denarau for overnight accommodation. You have the rest of the day at...
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Journey south-west on a fun-filled adventure full day tour with your group. Pass through Nadi Town where you will catch a short glimpse of the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere; 'Sri...
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Visit places rich in biodiversity, hear and see endemic birds dart through the forest, gaze at a tree in Fiji’s cloud forest and puzzle over all the life it supports, breath in sweeping views, and...
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Rivers Fiji Ltd was established in 1997 to foster the importance of our ecosystem and the environment and also to empower resource owners by giving them a choice to conserve and preserve their...
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