17° 17.44 South | 178° 95 West
Vanua Balavu (Long Island) is a long and winding island with uplifted coral in the north, and volcanic landforms in the south.
Some 465 kilometers North of Fiji rests the beautiful volcanic island and islets of Rotuma. A glance at the map shows Rotuma as an isolated speck (a mere 13km by 4km island) in the vast Pacific Ocean, observed to be at the crossroads of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.
Pacific Harbour lies along the south coast of Viti Levu, opposite Beqa Island. At the mouth of the Qaranaqio River, you will find The Pearl South Pacific Resort and Spa.
The Pearl Resort has a stellar reputation and is a popular destination with tourists, yachties and locals alike. The hotel was acquired in 2012 by the Mineral Resources Development Company (MRDC) of Papua New Guinea. MRDC has launched impressive plans that will see Pacific Harbour as the new modern marina and resort lifestyle destination.
Last October I got a call from the Chief of Totoya Island (Roko Sau) letting me know that a whale had gotten stuck inside a lagoon near his island.
I’d never been to the Lau Islands before yet had always heard lovely things about the clear waters and teeming marine life of this remote island group. Roko Sau (who also works for the Pacific Blue Foundation) was enthusiastic and managed to charm us a ride on a Super yacht thanks also to the support of Yacht Help Fiji.More info here…
National Trust of Fiji’s mission is to consolidate, enhance and reinforce the role of the National Trust of Fiji in the conservation, protection,sustainable management and research of Fiji’s natural and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the peoples of Fiji,the Pacific Islands and the world. Fiji’s natural and cultural heritage is valued and protected for future generations.More info here…
You must advise Customs at least 24 hours prior to your expected departure and then berth your yacht in a port of entry/exit. You are required by officials to sail your yacht to the Port where you wish to apply for departure clearance.
You must not leave your yacht at a Marina or Yacht Club and travel by land to your chosen departure Port.
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