Tuesday, 5 July 2016

About Dravuni Island


Ok our second port of call was Dravuni Island, this is a very small island at the northern end of the Kadavu Group, that means nothing to me, just saying.
Anyway the island has less then 200 local people living there, they speak Fijian and English, it is virtually surrounded by the Great Astrolabe Reef and is suppose to be a diver's paradise. The reef was named after French explorer Dumont d'Urville's ship "Astrolabe", which struck the reef in the 1820’s.
Tim went over to the island which you reach via tender but there is nothing really on the island, no cars or vehicles of any type, no large stores only a few market stalls set up by the locals for the tourist dollar. In fact Tim said there was nothing to indicate that one was living in the 21st century.
I guess some would say it is one of the Pacific's most unspoilt destinations, the government is a republic and they use Fijian dollars.


8 comments:

Margaret-whiteangel said...

That's interesting about the island. I expect there are many like that!

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a nice place to visit especially if someone is into diving but I wouldn't want to live in a place that remote. I am surprised that 200 people are up to living that sparse.

Elsie Amata said...

I wonder if they have to get all of their supplies from someplace else? I like peace and quiet but that's a bit too much for me.

Denise Marshall said...

Interesting island.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yeah I do too, Tim said it was nice

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I wouldn't be able to live in such a place it would drive me crazy

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yeah I also wondered how they got their supplies and I also like peace and quiet and my own company but to live in such a place like that isn't for me

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Agreed

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