South Pacific (Multi Country Travel Guide)
Celeste Brash, George Dunford, Jocelyn Harewood, Nana Luckham, Dean Starnes
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With 10 authors hitting the islands everywhere from the Solomons to Pitcairn and Easter Island, Lonely Planet's South Pacific is more comprehensive and more rigorously researched than any other guidebook. See inside for the real story on tropical beaches, island resorts, blue lagoons and friendly Pacific cultures.
Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.
In This Guide:
Honest assessment of resorts. Read this book before you book!
Diving chapter takes you to the best of the Pacific beneath the waves
Unique Green Index to help make your travels ecofriendly
NORTHEAST CIRCUIT Anakena BEACH Beach bums in search of a place to wallow will make a beeline for this picture-postcard-perfect, white-sand beach. It also forms a perfect backdrop for Ahu Nau Nau , which comprises seven moai, some with topknots. On a rise south of the beach stands Ahu Ature Huki and its lone moai . Ovahe BEACH This beach offers more seclusion than Anakena for wannabe Robinson Crusoes but is considered dangerous because of falling rocks. Ahu Te Pito Kura ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
bakery. Bikes are available for guests. Fonongava’inga (Langilangi) Guesthouse GUESTHOUSE $ ( 8820701; firstname.lastname@example.org; s/d/tr T$15/ 25/45) The light-filled communal lounge make this place worth the few minutes’ walk from the centre of town. Be warned: there’s little signage and it’s hard to find. Your host Langilangi enjoys teaching local crafts to guests. Most guests head to Mariner’s Cafe for meals. Kitchen use is available for T$3 per day. Eating The only real option for eating
drink, but other noises and conversation are generally kept to a minimum. In some areas, particularly the more touristy ones where customs have become more lenient, both men and women drink kava. In most places, though, it is an exclusively male activity – some say the original kava plant sprang from the loins of a woman, hence the tapu (taboo). Kava makes the drinker’s eyes sensitive to glare, so any strong lights, especially flashbulbs, are very intrusive. Experiential Effects Kava has
Trading Store(see 15) 2 Former Town Hall A5 3Gun RockA1 4Masonic Lodge RuinsA5 5 Navoka Methodist Church A3 6Old Police StationA5 Ovalau Club (see 14) 7 Sacred Heart Church A5 Activities, Courses & Tours Ovalau Watersports (see 16) Sleeping 8 Levuka Holiday Cottage A1 9 Levuka Homestay A4 10 Royal Hotel A4 Eating 11 Kim's Paak Kum Loong B6 12 Koro Makawa Restaurant B7 13 Whale's Tale B6 Drinking 14 Ovalau Club A5 Information 15 Ovalau Tourist Information CentreB7
Blowhole A4 3 Bouma National Heritage ParkB2 4 Great Council of Chiefs' Meeting Hall B2 5 Lavena Coastal Walk C3 6 Taveuni Estates B3 7 Tavoro Waterfalls C2 8 Tavoro Waterfalls Visitor Centre C2 9Wairiki Catholic MissionB2 10Waitabu Marine ParkC2 11 Waitavala Water Slide B2 Activities, Courses & Tours Dolphin Bay Divers (see 13) Taveuni Adventures (see 23) Taveuni Dive (see 19) Taveuni Dive (see 6) Taveuni Estates (see 6) Taveuni Ocean Sports (see 18) Sleeping 12 Aroha