Famous for its legendary firewalkers, rugged Beqa (pronounced Mbengga) Island lies off the south coast of Fiji's main island of Viti Levu
, about 7.5km south of Pacific Harbour
. Beqa's nine villages are located along the coast, and transport is largely by boat. There are no roads, although a narrow footpath winds around parts of the island. An ancient volcano spanning 36km2, Beqa’s steep interior is covered with lush rainforest, with high ridges (250m) dropping down to the coast.
Beqa's fringing coral reef is known for its superb dive
sites, and there are many colourful corals and fish to be seen, as well as dolphins and turtles. Beautiful Beqa Lagoon provides valuable fishing grounds, and makes a great spot for snorkelling. Beqa has a postal service and radio-telephone and a small number of retail shops. Some resorts offer internet access. Beqa can be reached by boat from Pacific Harbour and resorts offer charters by boat and seaplane for their guests.