Yanuca is a relatively low island, with light forest, gentle hills and a solitary village on the east coast. The main reason to visit is the excellent surfing available at Frigates Passage, an extremely consistent and powerful left-hand break that’s one of the best surfing spots in the South Pacific; rides of 100m are not uncommon. Surfers can chill out at the excellent Batiluva Surf Camp on the island’s west coast; the coarse coral beach adjacent to the surf camp has lots of hammocks strung between coconut palms and a deep lagoon with good snorkelling.

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