- The village is nestled in the Ba Highlands.
- It's the largest village in Fiji where bures (thatched houses) are still entirely built the
- Unlike most Fijian villages with concrete blocks and corrugated iron constructions,
all dwellings in Navala are built traditionally except for the school and radio shed.
- Tourists are allowed to visit and take photos but must present a sevusevu (a gift)
and a small cash donation.
Transportation and Practical Information
Navala is most easily accessed by booking with us at Round the Island Tours.
Accommodation and Food:
There are three options for accommodation in Navala.
1. Stay with a family (home stay) in the village: Visitors can be matched with a family by the chief, but are usually claimed by the first villager they meet upon arrival; all meals are included in the cost. Be prepared to sleep on the woven mat covered ground and to eat mostly vegetables from the village farms. Though the bures are rustic, living with a family is a great way to experience Fijian village life.
2. Bulou's Lodge & Backpacker's Hostel: Located 1km past the village, Bulou's sleeps eight guests in a Dormitory, all with basic amenities. Also available is a four guest's private bure. It is customary in Fiji to take food as a gift while visiting villages. Private Honeymoon bures are also available at Bulou's.
3. Camping sites are also available at Bolou's Lodge and Navala Village: Basic cooking facilities and other amenities, including security, are available at both camp sites.
All accommodation options include meals (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Bulou's Lodge & Backpacker Hostel offers horseback riding, bilibili (bamboo raft), building, riding and a 2.5 hr mountain trek. It's compulsory that all activities be guided by experienced locals.
Activities in the village may include helping to cook, farm and trek to lookout points and a nearby waterfall; visitors may also guest teach at the village school