The climate of the Austral Islands: when to go

The climate of the Austral islands presents the worst weather conditions in the entire French Polynesia. In fact, due to the geographical position of the islands of the archipelago, which are located near the Tropic of Capricorn, the climate of ...

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Austral Islands: the southernmost archipelago of Polynesia

The Austral Islands are the southernmost group of islands in French Polynesia, they are located near the Tropic of Capricorn between 21 ° and 28 ° south latitude. Their total area reaches 148 sq km and their population slightly exceeds ...

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Fatu Hiva: the most spectacular island of the Marquesas

The island of Fatu Hiva (84 km², 587 inhabitants) is the southernmost island of the archipelago of the Marquesas islands. The island is in fact almost 80 km south of the island of Hiva Oa and is the most difficult ...

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Tahuata: an island with beautiful beaches and scenic bays

The island of Tahuata (61 km², 671 inhabitants) is part of the archipelago of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. The island is located south of the large island of Hiva Oa. Only the narrow Bordelais canal, 4 km wide, ...

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Ua Huka: the wild horse paradise of the Marquesas

The island of Ua Huka (83 km², 571 inhabitants) is located in the archipelago of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. The island is located 35 km east of the island of Nuku Hiva and 55 km northeast of the ...

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Ua Pou: the island with bizarre shaped mountains

The island of Ua Pou which has an area of 105 sq km is the third largest island of the Marquesas archipelago. This island is located about 45 km south of Nuku Hiva. The island has just over two thousand ...

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Eiao: an uninhabited and isolated island

The island of Eiao (43.8 sq km) is an uninhabited island, which, together with the small island of Hatutu (6.5 sq km, uninhabited) and the sandy island of Motu One, is part of the northernmost section of the Marquesas islands. ...

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Nuku Hiva: the largest island of the Marquesas

The island of Nuku Hiva (387 sq km, 2,660 inhabitants) is the largest island of the Marquesas. This is an island of great scenic beauty with high basaltic mountains, plateaus, waterfalls, green valleys, and rocky shores overlooking the sea. The ...

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Hiva Oa: the island of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel

The island of Hiva Oa (316 sq km, 1,986 inhabitants) is the second largest island, and today it is also second in importance, of the archipelago after Nuku Hiva. The first European to discover Hiva Oa was the Spanish navigator ...

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Cruise to the Marquesas Islands with the Aranui cargo ship

One of the most beautiful and interesting ways to visit the Marquesas islands is to take a cruise aboard the Aranui 5 cargo ship. This is an interesting combination of a transport ship and a cruise ship operating between Tahiti ...

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The climate of the Marquesas Islands: when to go

The climate of the Marquesas islands is sub-tropical, the prevailing winds greatly influence the climate, bringing precipitation along the southern and eastern coasts of the islands, which are covered with abundant tropical vegetation, while the north-western coasts receive little rain ...

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Marquesas Islands: the wildest islands of Polynesia

The Marquesas Islands are the part of French Polynesia closest to the equator. In fact they are located between 8 ° and 11 ° latitude south of the equator, and about 1,400 km north east of Tahiti, their longitude is ...

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Gambier Islands: an archipelago of French Polynesia

The Gambier islands, located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, are the smallest and most isolated of the large archipelagos of French Polynesia. The islands are almost a continuation of the Tuamotu archipelago, in fact they are located at ...

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French Polynesia power plugs and sockets, telephones

FRENCH POLYNESIA: DOCUMENTS All visitors to French Polynesia must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 3 months following the date of arrival. The visa, for citizens of the European Union, is not necessary if you are ...

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A trip to Fiji: How to organize a travel to Fiji

The village of Nalauwaki, Waya, Yasawa Islands, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Fiji is a remote destination located almost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, to visit them you need to make a long air trip that is rewarded by postcard beaches and a culture still largely original and authentic. If ...

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The island of Kuata: strange rock formations in Fiji

The beach, Kuata, Yasawa Islands, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

The southernmost of the Yasawa islands and therefore the first island one encounters coming from Port Denarau is the small island of Kuata. The island is located about 50 km north-west of Port Denarau in Viti Levu. The island of ...

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The lagoon of the islands of Naukacuvu and Narara, Fiji

Narara seen from Naukacuvu, Yasawa Islands, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

In the southern Yasawa just over 6 kilometers north of the mountainous island of Waya are the two small islands of Naukacuvu and Narara. The two islands of Naukacuvu and Narara share the same splendid lagoon. These islands in themselves ...

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Shark snorkeling in Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Shark snorkeling, Kuata Island, Yasawa Islands, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The seas surrounding Fiji are rich in fish and underwater life. The coral reefs of these islands are among the most unspoiled and rich in life on the planet. Fiji is known for snorkeling with manta rays and sharks. At ...

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Manta rays snorkeling in the Yasawa, Fiji

Manta ray between the islands of Drawaqa and Naviti, Yasawa Islands, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

An experience not to be missed for those who visit the Yasawa islands is certainly the snorkelling with manta rays. Some of these islands are known worldwide for the possibility of snorkeling with mantas. Mind you: manta rays and not ...

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The island of Nacula: low hills and beautiful beaches

Blue Lagoon Beach, Nacula Island, Yasawa Islands, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

The island of Nacula is the third largest island in the Yasawa archipelago. Like all Yasawa islands also the island of Nacula is an island of volcanic nature. The island has no roads. For the connections between the villages of ...

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Waya: the most beautiful mountains in the Yasawa

The spectacular mountains of the island of Waya, Yasawa Islands, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The island of Waya is one of the southernmost islands of the Yasawa archipelago and therefore one of the first that you come across by boat from Port Denarau. The island is located immediately north of Kuata and Wayasewa. Waya ...

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Sawa-i-Lau: the caves of the ancient Fijian god Ulutini

Sawa-I-Lau cave, Yasawa, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

In the north of the Yasawa islands lies one of the most special attractions of Fiji: the caves of Sawa-i-Lau. The caves are located along the west coast of the island of Sawa-i-Lau, which is located off the south coast ...

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Yasawa island: the northernmost island of the Yasawa

Mount Tamasua, Nabukeru, Yasawa, Fiji. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini ..

In the Fiji islands, in the far north of the Yasawa islands is the largest island of the archipelago: the island of Yasawa. The island is long and narrow, extending in a south-west / north-east direction for about 23 kilometers ...

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Melbourne: the cultural capital of Australia

Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is a city full of contrasts. This city is the most important center of the country in terms of culture, and with almost five million inhabitants in 2019 it is second only ...

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Great Ocean Road: a spectacular coast of Australia

Melbourne and the bay of Port Phillip mark the division between the western and eastern coasts of the Australian state of Victoria. The two coasts, although only a few hundred kilometers apart, seem to belong to two completely different worlds. ...

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Victoria: Australia with very different landscapes

The state of Victoria (237,629 km², 6,600,000 inhabitants (2019)) is located in the southern part of Australia and after Tasmania it is the smallest Australian state but it is also the most densely populated state in the country. Melbourne (over ...

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New South Wales: a beautiful natural landscape

The state of New South Wales (809.444 km², 8 million inhabitants (2020)) is located in the southeastern part of Australia and is the most populous state in the country. In fact, a third of the Australian population lives there. This ...

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Lord Howe: an island off eastern Australia

Lord Howe Island (56 km²) is a small volcanic island located 600 km off the east coast of Australia, around 31 ° south latitude and 159 ° east longitude. The island, which is part of the Australian state of New ...

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Guide to Australia Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts

The hotel accommodations in Australia are of an excellent standard and can satisfy all the needs of economic availability. You can choose from luxury hotels and facilities, comfortable hotels, apartments and farms, bed and breakfasts and hostels. Where possible, reservations ...

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The beaches and islands of the South Pacific

Luengoni, Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Fiji The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It extends over a third of the earth’s surface. The Pacific contains around 25,000 islands, most of which are located ...

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