FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is the traditional Fijian village located?
Namaqumaqua Village is located on the main island of Viti Levu, Serua Province on the Coral Coast. It is approximately half way between the city of Nadi and the capital Suva.
Accommodation – where will I stay?
Welcoming hospitality will be provided. You will stay in a Fijian home.
Your application form details will assist the village home stay coordinator to select a suitable home host for you to enhance your experience.
How long can I stay?
Length of stay is flexible to suit your travel plans.
Guests are welcome to stay anywhere from 1 night to a month! Longer by discussion.
What can I expect pre-departure?
Friendly, supportive, dedicated service, in alignment with our Mission Statement.
Please refer to our application link for further details or CLICK HERE
What can I expect upon arrival?
Transportation to the village by a friendly, English speaking, local village driver can be arranged. Please refer to our transfer link or CLICK HERE
What cultural and leisure activities can I enjoy?
Many!!! You will be provided with a full list upon your arrival in the village. Choose to participate in as many or as few as you wish.
Activities are coordinated by the Activity Coordinator Team and include:
- Guided village tour with a friendly English speaking guide
- Coconut husking
- Sevu-Sevu kava ceremony
- Traditional Meke dancing
- Swimming in the safe lagoon
- Kindergarten visit
- Horse riding
- Relaxing on the sandy beach
- Day tours – various
And many more…………
Some are free and some incur a small fee.
Activity bookings can be booked at the village reception.
Individual interests and requests will also try and be catered for where possible, resources and staff permitting.
What does “bula” mean?
It is the common warm Fijian greeting frequently heard. Its literal meaning is “Life!”
But its loose translation is “Hello!”
What is “Fiji Time”?
Who is most suited to visiting this Fijian village?
This grounding travel opportunity can also be spiritually enriching!
Eco, cultural tourists and others with a genuine interest in supporting local indigenous culture and environmental sustainability projects will also embrace this opportunity.
I am a shopaholic and love to party. Is this village encounter suitable for me?
No. Definitely not.
What are some examples of customs that I must abide by when entering and living within the village?
The removal of sunglasses and hats and the wearing of modest attire (especially by women) for example – the covering of shoulders and cleavage.
Do I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance is strongly recommended and is the responsibility of travelers to organise. Fiji Time Travel will not be held liable. Travelers are urged to check that their policy has sufficient coverage to adequately meet their needs.
Do I need vaccinations?
Why will I be asked to sign a Code of Conduct Agreement Form as part of my application?
To help protect the village, culture of the village and its people and for the purpose of eco-tourism sustainability and to remind applicants of the importance of being respectful.
Wow! This opportunity excites me! But I am feeling a bit uncertain. What should I do?
It is natural to feel nervous when stepping outside of your comfort zone and when experiencing a lifestyle and customs that might be completely foreign to you. But it can also be exhilarating and utmost rewarding. This village retreat opportunity can also rejuvenate your body and soul, educate your mind and have you viewing things differently when you leave compared to previously.
Fiji is a developing country so it does not have the modernity of the West. Nor does it have the stresses and demands of the West either. Hence relaaaaax! Enjoy Fiji Time! You will be in good hands; you can be comforted knowing that the local Fijian villagers will naturally do their best to warmly welcome you and ensure you have a humbling, beautiful experience.
Their hospitality will overwhelm you. There is a reason why many describe Fijians as being, “the friendliest people in the world”.
***Please also feel free to message us any time or phone us directly to speak with a member of our Fiji Time Travel team to help plan your holiday and answer any further questions. Our phone number is on our CONTACTS tab on the right hand side of our menu bar.***