Fijian Culture

While on Nukubati you will have the opportunity to learn about and experience the ancient culture of the Fijian Islands. All of us on the island staff are Fijian and are from the local community. We are more than happy to have you visit our village, come to our school and attend our church services.

We offer many activities on the island that will introduce you to the Fijian Culture. Learn about our traditional medicines, about our reliance on the coconut tree, about how we hunt and gather and cook our food.

Once a week, Nukubati staff and guests sit together in the Pavilion after dinner for Kava and Meke, for the quiet sharing of a bowl, and perhaps some stories and always some music.

Nukubati is the true Fijian experience.

While on Nukubati you will have the opportunity to learn about and experience the ancient culture of the Fijian Islands. All of us on the island staff are Fijian and are from the local community. We are more than happy to have you visit our village, come to our school and attend our church services.

We offer many activities on the island that will introduce you to the Fijian Culture. Learn about our traditional medicines, about our reliance on the coconut tree, about how we hunt and gather and cook our food.

Once a week, Nukubati staff and guests sit together in the Pavilion after dinner for Kava and Meke, for the quiet sharing of a bowl, and perhaps some stories and always some music.

Nukubati is the true Fijian experience.

Meke & Kava Night

The Fijian dance, or Meke, is about telling a story. Having no written history, Meke is a way to account our history and a good time for all. During your stay the staff of Nukubati will present Meke Night, followed by stories and laughter around the kava bowl.

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Tatavu (Fijian BBQ)

Tatavu is the Fijian style of beach barbeque. Seafood is cooked on a beach fire and served on a mat on the ground. At Nukubati you will be treated to this traditional style of Fijian dining. An experience you will not get anywhere else, Tatavu is good fun for guests and staff as we dine together and share stories.

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Coconut Stories

For the Fijians, the coconut is the Tree of Life. On Nukubati you will learn about the importance of this amazing tree for island living. The coconut story is perfect for those rainy days, there is much to learn on Nukubati and this tale is key to understanding island life.

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Medicine Walk

You can take a guided walk through our gardens to learn about our traditional medicinal plants. Still used today, these traditional methods are interesting to learn and it helps us to understand our surroundings on Nukubati.

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Cooking Classes

Nukubati is famous for its food. Seafood is our speciality, freshly caught off the resort, with tropical fruits and vegetables organically grown in our own gardens. Cooking style is Fijian, featuring traditional South Pacific recipes using all local ingredients, herbs and spices.

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Local Phrases

Here are some Fijian phrases that will come in handy when you are on Nukubati Island…

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Meke & Kava Night

The Fijian dance, or Meke, is about telling a story. Having no written history, Meke is a way to account our history and a good time for all. During your stay the staff of Nukubati will present Meke Night, followed by stories and laughter around the kava bowl.

Read More

Tatavu (Fijian BBQ)

Tatavu is the Fijian style of beach barbeque. Seafood is cooked on a beach fire and served on a mat on the ground. At Nukubati you will be treated to this traditional style of Fijian dining. An experience you will not get anywhere else, Tatavu is good fun for guests and staff as we dine together and share stories.

Read More

Coconut Stories

For the Fijians, the coconut is the Tree of Life. On Nukubati you will learn about the importance of this amazing tree for island living. The coconut story is perfect for those rainy days, there is much to learn on Nukubati and this tale is key to understanding island life.

Read More

Medicine Walk

You can take a guided walk through our gardens to learn about our traditional medicinal plants. Still used today, these traditional methods are interesting to learn and it helps us to understand our surroundings on Nukubati.

Read More

Cooking Classes

Nukubati is famous for its food. Seafood is our speciality, freshly caught off the resort, with tropical fruits and vegetables organically grown in our own gardens. Cooking style is Fijian, featuring traditional South Pacific recipes using all local ingredients, herbs and spices.

Read More

Local Phrases

Here are some Fijian phrases that will come in handy when you are on Nukubati Island…

Read More

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Organic Gardens

Hall of Fame

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The Fiji Orchid

Organic Gardens

Hall of Fame

Year of the Reef

Hire Your Own Private Island

The Fiji Orchid