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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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...
-17.693399, 177.313004
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...
-17.781000, 177.380997
One of our  knowledgeable team members will guide the days tour group through the factory while explaining what cacao is, how it becomes chocolate, why single origin makes a difference and what we...
-17.769884, 177.439070
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...
-17.633301, 178.266998
Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa has a free activity and entertainment program with new and exciting activities operating daily that run from morning to night. Professional entertainment is programmed...
-18.196100, 177.651993
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...
-17.772595, 177.381142
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...
-17.108900, 179.102005

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