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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Cruise beyond the Yasawa Islands to the world heritage UNESCO listed Levuka on the island of Ovalau in the Lomaiviti group of islands. You’ll have the opportunity to explore this lovely town steeped...
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Fiji Game Fishing on the Coral Coast at it’s very best.   Welcome to premier gamefishing charter “Fish’n’Trips” based on the scenic Coral Coast/Fiji’s main Island Viti Levu. Our Priority is for your...
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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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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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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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Begin your day at the 'Garden of the Sleeping Giant', a haven of two thousand different varieties of orchids - arguably the largest collection of orchids in the South Pacific. Naturally cultivated...
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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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Nautilus Adventure Tours have professional tour guides and off-road drivers with over 10 years experience. Our cross country tours gives you an authentic Fijian experience as we show you the heart of...
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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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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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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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The Coastal Biggest Waterfall Tour, visit the home of a village chief/Hall and take part in authentic ceremonies; Hear entertaining tales about local folklore, superstitions and ancient practices of...
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Great Taste of Fiji Half-Day Morning Tour - Step back in time on this 4WD safari exploration -  the Great Sights signature tour. This trip starts at the feet of Nadi's famous Mt Batilamu or '...
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Gipsea can host a maximum of 25 passengers for day-trips and sunset cruises. Relax and enjoy sailing the beautiful Mamanuca waters. Our friendly crew has been trained to high standards of safety and...
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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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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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Tivua Island
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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Sleeping Giant Zip Line Fiji is a 35 acre eco-friendly Adventure Park. The Zips span over 1.3 kilometers with 10 zips ranging from 80 meters to 160 metres, with zipping speeds of up to 60 km/hour!...
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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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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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