The flat yet intriguing island of Vatulele, or “the ringing rock”, lies 32km south of Viti Levu. Covering 31 square kilometres, the island boasts ancient rock art, sublime beaches, a sparkling lagoon and four villages completely absorbed with making tapa cloth. Vatulele was first recorded in written history in 1799 when the American schooner Anne and Hope spotted villagers along its coastline. However, petroglyphs on the western tip of the island show evidence of human habitation for over three thousand years.

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