Crystal Waters in Vavau Enrich the Marine Life!

Vavau or Vava'u as blue lagoons in the beautiful Tonga Islands reminded me of the "Blue Lagoon" movie of the year 1980 starring by Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins in a tropical island in the nearby South Pacific Ocean.

I watched that film the time it was released in Kuwait. Nevertheless, I loved "Endless Love" of Brooke Shields, more than this one because the story is great and Diana Ross and Lionel Richie have added some magic to the film.

In spite of that the following page is only about Vava'u in Tonga, but I loved to add some more personal polite touches to it. You will read the complete article about the Vava'u below and at the beautiful Vava'u Islands.

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The Vava'u group of islands are in different locations near Fiji south of the Pacific. The first version of the British romance film Blue Lagoon in 1949 starred by Jean Simmons and Donald Houston and the second version in 1980 were both shot in one of Fiji's 330 islands. White and Black silent version of the film shot the first time in the United Kingdom in 1923.

They are both a British production and Fiji was one of the British colony south of the Pacific Ocean. There is a third version of the film by the title Return to the Blue Lagoon shot in 1991 in another location.

Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago that stretches to 748 square kilometres, compromises 169 islands in the South Pacific Ocean, 36 of them are inhabited islands, and there are 101,991 people living in the kingdom many of them are in the capital city of Nuku'alofa. Tonga lies in an area of thousands of islands like Fiji, Samoa and Tuvalu.

They are all compromise thousands of South Pacific resorts with many marine reserves, collective Pacific Ocean biodiversity and many of uninhabited volcanic islands southwest of Vava'u.

Vavau is a chain of islands in the Kingdom of Tonga in the middle of the southern Pacific Ocean. It occupies the northern part of the island nation, and it is beyond a single large island consists of about 50 small islands, many of which are only small-uninhabited coral islets with beautiful white sand crystal beaches.

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As group of islands, Vava'u is the second largest area and is also the second populous area in the Kingdom of Tonga.

The first largest of the group in land area and in population is the group of the beautiful Tongatapu Islands. The third largest of the islands in land area and in population is the group of the beautiful Ha'apai Islands.

The fourth largest of the islands in land area and in population is the group of the beautiful Niuas Islands or Niuatoputapu.

The islands stretech 115 square kilometres and there are more than 16,000 inhabitants, a third of them live in and around the capital of the group, Neiafu. The capital city is beside the Port of Refugee, which is a deep harbour with a long narrow channel between some limestonne islands.

While the rest of Tonga is predominantly dependent on agricultural production, remittances from Tonga Africans living abroad form the largest source of Vavau tourism income for residents of the sparsely populated islands.

This makes increasingly Vava'u an important player in the South Pacific tourism market, attracting large numbers of charter yachts to more than 40 isolated anchorages by uninhabited islands, all protected by coral reefs.

Vavau is the best place in the world to see whales in their natural marine environment. Similarly, Vava'u offers some of the world's best big game fishing and unspoilt tropical islands ideal for diving, swimming and snorkelling.

Although the islands have been spared most of the storms and hurricanes that have plagued many other Pacific islands, then global climate change in the future may cost Vava'u islands expensive. Especially many small coral islands can be seriously affected.

With an expected rise in sea levels and an increase in sea surface temperature, these islands could face an acceleration in coral bleaching, and thus a slow extinction of coral reefs and teeming marine animals that depend on them.

Another serious threat to corals has increased ocean acidity caused by rising emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere. Part of this emission is absorbed by seawater. The water lowers the pH and thus increases its acidity.

This can be extremely dangerous to coral reefs worldwide. In 2070, many reefs may reach a critical stage where erosion and degradation of coral reefs will increase, thus removing the protective effect they have on the islands' coastline.

As major changes are currently taking place in the structure of Tongan government, Moala believes that simply reforming the government will not achieve the hoped-for results. Tongan communities and individuals and among them the people of Vavau must, he urges, look within for the deeper transformations that will lead to true reform.

Useful Resources:

Tonga: In Search of the Friendly Islands - In Search of the Friendly Islands is a thought-provoking examination of how tradition and modernity co-exist in Tongan society, including Vavau and not only in Tonga but in the diasporas of Tongan communities in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

Tongan publisher and broadcaster Kalafi Moala's explores the dilemmas, paradoxes and challenges of modern Tonga in this book. The book answers many questions such as the following.

Is the Kingdom of Tonga losing its way? What is Tongan culture, and how will it determine the path of Tonga s future? How will Tonga respond to changing circumstances?

The answers come with the goal of looking towards a dynamic and positive future for modern Tonga. Moala examines myriad issues including domestic violence, the culture of domination and hierarchy, traditional and modern leadership, the 16/11 riots, economic development, globalization and spirituality.

South Pacific Tales - Legends And Myths From Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Easter Island (Folklore History Series) - The island nations in the South Pacific have an incredible oral history. Their folklore and myths have passed down through the generations. Here is a fantastic collection of stories from such a vast area as the south pacific but share a common heritage.

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