The first Fijians arrived here around 1500. Many of those first arrivals built a settlement right here by the beach.
Our tour bus drove along the coast and we arrived at the village. Many of the nearly 500 villagers are direct descendents of those original settlers.
From the bus, our first view was laundry drying. Before entering the village, we were led to this market.
The women sell crafts and jewelry they make. Of course, each of our moms bought something. Pearl necklaces of some sort. But, even the Colorado Traveling Ducks had to admit that they were very pretty.
Entering the village this church immediately greets the eyes.
In 1835 the first Methodist missionaries arrived in Fiji. This is Jone Wesele Methodist Church. We went inside.
Here our guide is explaining the history of Viseisei to us. Before leaving we walked to the front of the church.
Isn’t this beautiful? We liked it a lot.
Leaving the Methodist Church, we saw the Carpenter Memorial Burial Site. Such an impressive monument. The houses in the village are all so neat.
We like clean, neat lawns.
Looking down a path, we felt very welcome here. The village was very clean and everyone was friendly.
Isn’t this a nice open space in the center of the village? We really enjoyed our time here in Viseisei Village. If you visit Fiji, we hope you spend some time here.