Beqa Lagoon – Beqa Island, Fiji

Underwater Garden of Eden

The legendary Beqa Lagoon is surrounded by one of the world’s largest unbroken barrier reefs – 90 miles of spectacular coral whose dazzling colors and kaleidoscopic marine life make for one of the Pacific’s premier dive and snorkeling sites. For game fishermen, blue marlin, wahoo, swordfish, and black mar­lin will provide you with the fight of your life.

Ashore, the roadless Beqa Island offers as many delights as its lagoon has colors, and even the been-there, seen-that traveler will delight in observing the sunset from a hammock strung between two coconut trees, or taking in a Fijian fire-walking show in which islanders walk across 1,200-degree red-hot stones.

The Marlin Bay Resort is the island’s only hotel, and while guests are drawn here first by the lagoon’s fame, they’re apt to return for the food and hos­pitality. With snorkeling just 150 feet from the twelve private bure bungalows and more than 100 dive sites just five to twenty minutes away by boat, its location can’t be beat.

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