Traditional houses of Navala village, Viti Levu is
Zoonar/Don Mammoser/© Zoonar/Don Mammoser
Dravuni Island does have a couple of small villages. On any day that cruise ships aren’t at the island, the villages are dominated by people hanging out and talking about where to fish. On ship days, it all turns into a bustle of pop-up markets and crafts sales. Following Fijian tradition, the entrance to the village is marked by the lali, a drum carved from a log. That’s still important, but now Fijian villages tend to be organized around the church (take your shoes off before you go in), and are pretty relaxed. Just stay out of everyone’s yards while you take a look around.