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Defining beauty

Sikeli Qounadovu
Sunday, July 16, 2017

COUPLE of weeks ago we had an article linking Kadavu to the number seven. It touched on the beauty of Kadavu was said to be something to be admired.

Kadavu, with an area of more than 400 square kilometres is Fiji's fourth largest island. It is also the largest island in the Kadavu Group, consisting of the mainland Kadavu, Ono and Galoa.

The island group has a total popullation of a little over 10,000 with Vunisea as its main centre of trading and where government departments are located.

The majority of those who reside on these islands are yaqona farmers but on Ono, Island the great majority rely on the sea as their source of living.

The island boasts some of the most friendliest people in the country. It's only fair to say, that kind hospitality, smiling faces, warm greetings and all other positive attributes can also be found on the island.

But there is also something beautiful about Kadavu and that is the ocean that surrounds it, the beach that garlands the island and the lush green forest that gives you another definition of the word beautiful.

If you plan to visit the island, try taking a boat ride and circumnavigate the island. From the white sandy beaches, the crystal clear ocean that glitters like a sea of diamonds. Dive at the world-famous Astrolabe Reef and see the enchanting underwater world.

Walk along the rocky beaches and marvel at the rocky caves sculptured by the hands of nature.

There is something about Kadavu and the word beautiful. I would say Kadavu is not only beautiful, but beautiful is Kadavu.

1. Kadavu is accessbile by plane and boat

2. There are 29 primary and three secondary schools on Kadavu.

3. The hospital is located at Vunisea

4. Kadavu was once known for the whaling station at Galoa and also a port of call for steamers bound for Australia and New Zealand.

5. The island also has a range of guest houses and resorts mostly accessible by boats.

6. The highest mountain is Mount Washington.

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