"Fiji wouldn’t be the flourishing tropical paradise it is without a bit of rain. Fiji water couldn’t be bottled if it doesn’t make its way through the soft rocks. And the sun wouldn’t be so satisfying if it wasn’t after the rain!"
Almost all of Beqa Island relies on solar energy...the Fijian government has installed large solar panels in many of the villages to power the homes and shops, and the FJM camp is no different.....
I came to Fiji as a Healthcare volunteer. As a nursing student I really wanted the opportunity to provide hands on care for individuals in need. I was stationed at Ravi Ravi, a village on Beqa (45 minutes boat ride from Suva).
I got to spend a weekend on Beqa Island which was so much fun. It rained the entire weekend and I came back covered in mud but the people on camp made the weekend awesome, I was in hysterics the whole weekend.
After two and a half months here it finally feels like home. The sunshine and the wonderfully friendly people have really helped. I came here with the idea that I would be on a remote island away from civilisation. Although Beqa is an island it is far from remote, it takes only forty minutes to get there by boat. Once you are there it is like a different world.