Kioa, Fiji

Kioa is an island in Fiji, an outlier to Vanua Levu, one of Fiji's two main islands. Situated opposite Buca Bay, Kioa is leased by settlers from Tuvalu, who came between 1947 and 1983. Kioa is one of two islands in Fiji populated by South Sea Islanders, the other being Rabi, also in the Vanua Levu Group and home to a displaced Banaban community.

Activities on Kioa include a village visit, snorkeling, scuba diving, mountain biking and bird watching. Both the snorkeling and scuba diving sites are considered among the best in all of Fiji. Divers can explore the renowned “Rainbow Reef” region of dive sites, within the Somosomo Straits. Snorkelers can visit gardens of coral at “The Farm” and “Nakawa Point.”

Things to see and do
* Guided snorkeling
* Scuba diving
* Mountain biking
* Salia village
* Bird watching

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Fiji dollar (F$)
Language – Fijian & English
Population – 300 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 679

Port Location – Cruise ships anchor offshore at Kioa island.

Transport Links – Kioa island can be accessed by boat from Savusavu which is located 100 miles northeast of Suva on Vanua Levu.

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