Fiji Outer Islands
Fiji encompasses around 800 islands if you count every volcanic tip that pokes out of the Pacific within the country's
boundaries. The islands worth counting number about 300; the ones that are inhabited number about 100.
Out of the 100, two (Viti Levu and Vanua Levu) are the most inhabited and they also make up about 85 percent of
Fiji's land mass. Taveuni, Kadavu and Koro, might be called by name, as well as Treasure Island and Castaway,
however, most of the remaining 15 percent are part of groups such as the Yasawa, the Lau and the Mamanucas. These
islands are referred to as the Outer Islands.
On my visits to Fiji, we had the opportunity to explore the Outer Islands. The soft breezes from the Pacific, the
moonlight shimmering on the sea, the white sand beaches, the starlit skies, the Bures with their thatched roofs, ... all
the visions that the brochures promised were there.