Tuesday 20 August 2019
Matagi (pronounced ‘matanghee’) is a small horseshoe shaped island just to the north of Qamea (pronounced ‘Ngamea’). It was once a volcano that slowly sunk into the ocean and we are anchored in the flooded crater. The island is owned exclusively by a resort which offers a range of accommodation from Ocean View at US$500 per night to Tree House at US$770 (meals excluded).
Caramor anchored in Matagi (screenshot Bing satellite image)
We chose the deluxe ‘Caramor’ suite with 360˚ panoramic view, all meals included, private swimming pool with own reef and optional scuba diving. It is delightful.
Kath getting ready to dive from the anchored dinghy
Kath rolling backwards off the dinghy
Franco blowing bubbles
Franco back at the dinghy after the dive
Tomorrow we should be able to seize a narrow weather window and sail to Vanua Balavu, the largest island in the Northern Lau Group.
Can you spot the sea monster?
I gave up on trying to take photos of fish which move about too fast and stuck to beautiful corals instead. What an amazing world!