Trip Start Aug 23, 2010
39Trip End Jul 15, 2011
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Where I stayed
South Pacific Chalets
After the trip: This place is awesome...if you are interested in reptiles at least. I sure am, so I loved it. I swear there must be as many monitor lizards here as there are people! Many of them are over 6 feet long from head to tip of the tail. I got lots of pictures and videos of them too. In addition, the island is crawling with monkeys, and many other types of lizard. Almost the entire island is ringed by beaches, and the entire island is covered by beautiful rainforest. One day we hiked up from the west side of the island, climbed through the jungle covered hills and came out on the east side of the island at another beautiful beach called Juara. It was about a 7 km hike, which isn't very far, but it is a very sweaty 7 km's
After that horrific event, we eventually made it down to the other beach, and it was a rewarding sight...and swim. Also went for a snorkeling day trip to a little island called Cat Island. Very successful afternoon as we saw stingrays, a Green Sea Turtle, a Banded Sea Krait (Sea Snake...and venomous!), and plenty of fish.
Pretty much the rest of my time there I spent chasing around monitor lizards...great fun. Look at some pictures.