Introducing Kuata & Wayasewa
Also known as Wayalailai (Little Waya), Wayasewa greets visitors with Vatuvula; a humbling volcanic rock face that gazes out to Kuata from across the small passage of ocean between the two islands. Wayasewa has good beaches and coral reefs. The Fijian Government declared Namara village unsafe and had it moved to its present location in 1975 after a rockslide from the cliff damaged some of the buildings. The new Namara, also known as Naboro village, also has a spectacular setting. The high grassy hills to the south form a theatrical backdrop for meke (traditional dance) in the late afternoon light. Villagers welcome tourist groups and present meke and host kava ceremonies. Many of the images in Glen Craig's beautiful photographic book Children of the Sun were taken on Wayasewa and Waya.