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Culture

About Oarsman's Bay Lodge

FIJI ISLAND LIFE

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

You can visit an active, authentic and traditional Fijian village and see how the people of Nacula live today.  Learn Fijian crafts such as basket weaving and coconut husking, and if you come at the right time, you might even get to experience a traditional lovo (food cooked in the ground).

Nacula Island Culture Visit

Cultural Village Visit

(1.5 hours)

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

Nacula village is the home of Tui Drola (Chief), and he and his Mataqali (group of families) own Oarsman’s Bay Lodge. Visit the village during the week and catch a glimpse of real Fijian island life.  Just 20 minutes by boat, the village is home to the team here at Oarsman’s Bay Lodge, and is home to an estimated 283 people.

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, camera, water, and some small change if you would 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