Veseisei Village Tour – (Where First Fijians Landed)
See The Native Culture/Tradition
Fijian Tribal Way Of Living
According to local lore, Viseisei village (12km north of Nadi) is the oldest settlement in Fiji: the mataqali (extended family) here are descendants of the first ocean-going Melanesians who landed 1km north of here around 1500. Fiji’s first Methodist missionaries also landed here (1835); the village’s Centennial Memorial is the focal point for 10 October (Fiji Day) celebrations. The ceremonial bureopposite the memorial is still used on important occasions; Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles have been received here. To look around you’ll need to pay $5 to the ladies who run the tiny craft market, remove your hat and wear something that covers your shoulders and knees. A bypass on the Queens Road skips Viseisei; if you’re travelling by bus, be sure to check it actually calls by the village.
Beyond Viseisei, Vuda Point Marina is a thriving yachties’ lure. Facilities include a great cafe and restaurant/bar, free showers, laundry, general store, yacht-repair specialists, a chandlery and the largest travel hoist in Fiji. Berths cost $0.75 per foot per day and electricity costs $4.40 per day. The marina hosts the Makers and Growers Market (8am to noon) on the second Saturday of each month.
What is Included:
- Modern vehicle including Driver
- Shopping opportunity
What to Bring:
- Sun hat, Sun glasses, and insect repellent are recommended for all tours.
- A Camera and a small amount of cash for optional purchases.
- Good walking shoes
Nadi Area Hotels: 9:00 am
Denarau Hotels: 8:45 am