Monuriki and Ni'ihau Island

Monuriki Island

Where it is located

The Monuriki Island is the one of most beautiful islands in the Mamanuca Island group in Fiji. Monuriki would not ordinarily be noteworthy for any particular reason, but it came into the spotlight when it was used as the main location in Tom Hanks film, “Cast Away”. Monuriki has now become a popular tourist destination due to its appearance in the film.

Two weird animals

Monuriki Island is one of only three islands in the world where the endangered Fiji Crested Iguana lives. The Crested Iguana feeds on a wide range of plants and insects and spends most of it time high up in the branches of trees where they are well camouflaged. he most commonly seen turtle is the hawksbill turtle it fees on sponges and ascidians on the reef crest and is a cite listed endangered species. Sightings whilst touring around the coastline of Monuriki Island are common. Also observed in breeding time are turtle nesting sites.
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Ni'ihua Island

Where it is located

Niʻihau or Niihau is the seventh largest of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi, having an area of 69.5 square miles. Niʻihau lies 17.5 miles southwest of Kauaʻi across the Kaulakahi Channel.

The Forbidden Island is not really all that mysterious. It is not, as often stated, an island of Native Hawaiians who only speak the ancient language. Actually, English is as often spoken as is Hawaiian, but there are just a few Native Hawaiians (about 200) living on an isolated island 17 miles from Kauai. At 70 square miles, it is not quite the double the size of Poway, and without many of the modern conveniences.

The Forbidden Island: Niihau, Hawaii