Robinson Crusoe Island
Robinson Crusoe Island is a tourism operation located on the island of Likuri, Fiji. Located off the southwest coast of the main island of Viti Levu, Fiji, and has a history dating back 3,500 years. The island is located near to Bourewa, an area that is believed is to be the first site for human settlement in Fiji. A pottery site found on the island has been dated back to 1500 BC. Prior to resort development, Likuri Island was reserved as a location for significant ceremonies and Chiefly gatherings. The traditional owner of Likuri Island is the High Chief, Ka Levu Tui Nadroga and the chiefly family. The island is more recently named after the story of Robinson Crusoe after a sailing yacht was wrecked on the nearby reef and the captain and his cat (coincidentally named Friday) took refuge on the island. The island is located in the estuary of the Tuva River, and coral reefs surround the island's seaside exposure, accessed by boat and abundant in Pacific fish and coral, with snorkeling and scuba diving being frequent activities. On the landside exposure, the island has some mangrove forests, and at its extremities curious soft sand bars and a lagoon bearing into the Pacific Ocean.