Beqa is a small island, south of the main island of Viti Levu, and lies within its own barrier reef, actually the edge of an ancient (and extinct) volcanic crater. It lies 7.5 km south of Navua, the closest town on Viti Levu, separated by a 260 m deep marine passage.
Beqa island has a land area of 36 square kilometres, most of which is mountainous rainforest, reaching a maximum altitude of 462 metres. Beqa is broken into two Tikinas or Districts: Sawau and Raviravi. There are no roads or cars, but small village boats travel regularly between the nine villages, three schools and two health centres.
You can easily transfer by village boats (open fibre glass boat) from Navua. It's the cheaper, more time consuming way to travel, but close to the local society.
Travelling time: 1 - 2hrs.
Costs F$ 60.00 per person one way, week days only Mon-Fri.
Boats depart Navua SOME TIME BETWEEN 10.00 hrs -14.30hrs Boats depart Beqa Island at 07.00 for return trip