The Savusavu Tourism Association aims to support our local villages and communities, connecting their rich traditional cultures with the outside world.
The local villages in the countryside near Savusavu continue to live in much the same way as their ancestors: extended family groups in simple houses arranged around a central open space, with at least one (and sometimes two) churches at the end. The villagers are warm and welcoming – but this is still their private space and visiting a village should be arranged with their representative.
They will normally walk you around the village, showing you any local gardens and special sights. And if it has been arranged, they will treat you to a meke – a traditional dance with a capella singing accompaniment, a rich and joyful display of movement.
Most resorts will arrange visits for you. In some cases, the villages have set up their own arrangenents and you can call them directly.