Fodor's Expert Review Arts Village
Fiji's largest-scale cultural attraction includes performances, restaurants, and a shopping center. You can take a guided boat tour aboard a traditional drua (double-hulled canoe), a temple tour, or walking tour of a "magical island," each of which introduces you to aspects of traditional Fijian life including craft-making, cuisine, and these experiences include some theatrics of their own. You can also just settle into the outdoor grandstand for a performance. The firewalking show (Wednesday–Saturday 2:30–3:30) is excellent and includes a meke (traditional song and dance), a mock war reenactment, and the famous Beqa Firewalkers traversing hot coals. There are more than 50 shops, including a handicraft marketplace where crafts are made on-site, and more than 10 restaurants. One-hour Island Boat Tours and Island Temple Tours leave every half-hour 10:30–3:30.