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. Dig a little deeper and see what you can discover!
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Capturing a family’s happiness and love brings me great joy and I often find the camera disappears to leave space for spontaneity.  I grew up surrounded by art because my dad is art critic and my...
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Established in 2007, International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) has grown to become the world’s leading volunteer travel company providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in Fiji and in...
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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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Gorgeous little South Sea Island is one of the treasures of the Mamanuca Islands. Crystal clear waters, coral reefs and thousands of colourful tropical fish surround the tiny island. South Sea...
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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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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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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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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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Dolphin Watch is one of the most sought after activity at the Retreat. Dolphin Watch Fiji also caters to active conservation programmes which is proven to be a popular niche segment in Fiji.   Moon...
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Ni Sa Bula Vinaka! Welcome aboard m.v.”black ops”for an unforgettable day in paradise.Waitui charters offers you a luxurious day cruising the Fiji islands, onboard a Sea Ray 240 sundeck,sports...
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We simply show you our protected heritage. Bush walking, bird watching and be part of the journey as we walk you through our rich forest and relay our oral history. It will be an amazing experience...
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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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The tour kicks of with you beiing picked up from the Port in our air-conditioned vehicle for a private tour of Lautoka City, visiting markets and stopping at major tourist shops. Later, as we head...
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At Blue Lagoon Cruises, we pride ourselves on giving visitors to Fiji the best possible insight into this wonderful pacific island nation. We believe that to experience the true essence of Fiji, you...
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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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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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This half day tour (9am to 1pm) include the following highlights: Viseisei Village – Believed to be the first village to be set up by the first Fijian arrivals around 1500. Viseisei literally means “...
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IVHQ was established in 2007 and has since grown to become the world’s leading volunteer travel organisation, providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in Fiji and in over 35...
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Situated on the Coral Coast 10 minutes from Sigatoka town The Kalevu Cultural Centre is hidden away within the four and a half acre grounds of Gecko’s Resort. The Centre provides a glimpse into the...
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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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