Back in Savusavu after spending almost seven weeks in Fulaga. We absolutely loved it there. It is one of the very few places we’ve been that we had a tough time leaving. But it was almost two months since we had provisioned the boat and we were running low on supplies. Time to go when you run out of beer, gas for the dinghy and are down to your last few rolls of toilet paper! We are already planning our return next year.
Fulaga is in the southern Lau Group of islands. It is remote and tough to get to as it against the prevailing winds. About fifty yachts a season visit the island, which forms a circle about five miles across with a lagoon in the center. There is one pass into the lagoon. The villagers are very friendly and enjoy interaction with cruisers. They are known for their carvings using the local vessi hardwood. A supply boat comes about every three months.
Here is a link to an aerial photo of Fulaga
We also did a lot of snorkeling and diving the pass. We had to time that with slack tide as you can get four knots of current. One day we had humpback whales in the lagoon (mother and calf).
Our next destination is Namena Marine Reserve, just south of Savusavu. We were there last year and did some awesome diving. Hoping to repeat that.