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About Oarsman's Bay Lodge


The remote location of Nacula Island means the culture and traditions of the Fijian people are strong here. Unlike the cultural ‘shows’ staged for the many travellers that do not make it off the main Island of Fiji, life on Nacula Island is simple, harmonious with nature and uncomplicated.

You can visit a ‘real life’ village and see how the people of Nacula live today.  Learn Fijian crafts like basket weaving and coconut husking, and if you have fortunate timing, you might even get to experience a traditional lovo (food cooked in the ground).

Cultural Village Visit

(1.5 hours)

Pricing – adults: FJ$45 pp, children: FJ$25 pp

Nacula village is a home of the Tui Drola (Chief) and he and his  Mataqali (group of families) own Oarsman’s Bay Lodge. Visit the village during the week & catch a glimpse of real island life.  Just 20 mins by boat, the village is home of almost all of our team here at the Resort and at last estimates is home to 283 people.

What to bring: Sunscreen, Hat, Camera, Water and some small change in case you’d like to purchase some handicrafts from the local ladies.

Other Activities:

Nacula Village Church Service

Ratu Meli Memorial School Visit

Coconut Demonstration

Learn Fijian Arts & Crafts

Island Serenaders

Kokoda Making Class

Kava Ceremony

Meke Show

Lovo Dinner