Malomalo Vale ni Vanua

The traditional Vale ni Vanua is a large Fijian bure used by villagers as the ceremonial hub for both official and private occasions, such as the welcoming of a fellow chief, or carrying out the yaqona or kava ceremony.

Malomalo Vale ni Vanua

For an insider look at traditional Fijian architecture, join the Monday 12.00pm tours of local village, Malomalo. Historically a Vale ni Vanua would be found in almost every village, but today they are considered a rare privilege. Malomalo is one of the only villages in the world with a Vale ni Vanua designed and built exactly the way our Fijian ancestors intended.

A traditional request will be made to the village headman to ask permission to look around the village. Prior to departure, guests will be informed of the cultural protocol when entering a village, and as part of the tour will partake in a kava ceremony, watch a Fijian meke and tour the village. The village tour takes about 2 hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring along your cameras.

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