Fiji culture is wonderfully relaxed and laidback. Natives of the island are known for their warmth and hospitality, and their smiling is simply infectious!
A rich history has helped to shape the irresistible identity of this South Pacific paradise. Fiji’s arts, dance, food, and language all bear some influence from hundreds of years of Asian and European settlement.
Spirituality is also important to the locals, with a large number prescribing to the teachings of Christian, Sikh, and Hindu religions. Stunning temples come alive with tropical colour in the heart of the South Pacific.
Located in the capital city of Suva, the Fiji Museum is home to a truly remarkable collection. Surrounded by beautiful botanic gardens, the museum houses archaeological materials dating back almost 4,000 years and cultural objects that represent Fijian foreign settlement over the past two centuries. Celebrate and discover a fascinatingly rich heritage.
Mariamma Temple is a sight to behold. A truly resplendent homage to the Hindu goddess of rain, the wonderfully colourful temple is a must-visit destination in Suva. In July, the temple is home to the South Indian Fire Walking Festival. This extraordinary art-form is awe-inspiring but certainly not for the faint of heart.
The Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is a massive monument to the popular Hindu religion. Located on the western side of Viti Levu, the temple is one of the few places outside of India where you can see traditional Dravidian architecture. The wood-carved deities were all painstakingly hand-carved and shipped from India. Inside, the smell of incense and offerings of fresh fruit hang sweetly in the air.
Located on the beautiful Coral Coast, the Pacific Harbour Arts Village is one of Fiji’s most unique destinations. Thousands of years of Fijian culture is alive and well inside the picturesque village. Sample the lifestyle, hospitality, and customs of the native people. Sip on freshly squeezed tropical juice and explore magical art and performances. Shop for something exotic in an authentic village shop, so you can take a bit of Fiji home with you.