mariner wrote:planemanofnz wrote:FJ will name its latest aircraft (an A330), "Island of Vatulele". Villagers from Vatulele were invited to NAN to see the A330.
Vatulele is a long, tiny island somewhat to the south of Suva, whose four villages represent some what less than a couple thousand people. It is home to the unique and protected red prawn, red before it is cooked,
However, it famous for the Vatulele Island Resort - one the ritziest resorts in Fiji - and I suspect this is why it gets an A330 named after it, because of the all the mega-rich foreign visitors it attracts. LOL.
Didn't the resort close down? I learned to dive there 15 years ago. Vatulele is a very special place for me, lovely little island with the nicest people I have ever met