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 from Navua. It's the cheaper, more time consuming way to travel, but close to the local society.
Travelling time: 1 - 2hrs.
Costs F$ 45.00 per person one way, week days only.
Boats depart Navua some time between 11.00hrs - 14.30hrs Mon-Sat (on Saturdays normally a bit earlier)
Boats depart Beqa Island at 07.00
Please make a note, as long as Covid-19/social distancing has to be maintained:
- local village boats has to be arranged by Lawaki. (boats are not travelling frequently as before and would not be flexible without any advance booking notice)