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  • Stunning unspoiled coastline of Kadavu Island. Aside from a handful of tiny, scattered villages, large Kadavu Island is nothing but forested mountains, grassy knolls, rocky shores, dainty beaches and sea. It's all remarkably clean, washed by deep Pacific waters and frequent wind. width:640;;height:327
  • The few residents of Kadavu get around mostly by boat, here meeting the weekly ferry from Suva to collect ordered supplies or relatives. width:640;;height:480
  • Some regions of Kadavu feature these vibrant grassy hills, looking remarkably similar to their closest large neighbor, New Zealand. In fact, Kadavu is often referred to as 'Little New Zealand' though more for its cool weather than its geography. width:640;;height:379
  • A pretty tropical sunrise from tiny Galoa Island, just off the coast of eastern side of Kadavu. width:640;;height:480
  • One of Kadavu's handful of villages, settled along the sea in a large sheltered harbor. width:640;;height:480
  • The same village from across the harbor. width:640;;height:359
  • Local boy, boat, mangroves. width:640;;height:427
  • Galoa Island, my home at Kadavu for two weeks in June, 2014. width:640;;height:480
  • The property features a spacious grassy lawn with coconut palms on a hillside. width:640;;height:480
  • View eastward from Galoa. width:640;;height:480
  • Another sea view from the property. width:640;;height:480
  • I kayaked most days during my 2-week stay. width:640;;height:401
  • Another view of the tranquil property. width:613;;height:480
  • One evening a rainbow cropped up beside a tiny islet in the bay as a rain shower passed slowly across the harbor. width:640;;height:368
  • The rainbow grew upward into a phenomenally high and vibrant arch before it was engulfed by rain. width:322;;height:480
  • Transport from the home front to town, fishing and diving vessel, powered boats are a neccessity in such remote areas. width:640;;height:413
  • Another pretty bay at Kadavu, lined by thick mangroves. width:640;;height:480
  • Dense mangrove forest intermingled with other vibrant tropical trees. width:640;;height:480
  • Another New Zealand-esk section of Kadavu island. width:640;;height:378
  • Distant view of Kadavu from the ferry to Suva. width:640;;height:480
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