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A Voyage to Cast Away Island

Did you know that you can visit the island where Cast Away was filmed? Remember, the Tom Hanks movie where he gets marooned on an island for four years? That’s Monuriki Island, as the locals call it. It’s uninhabited apart from a large iguana population and has a land area of only .4 square kilometers. Our snorkel tour there ended up being our favorite activity in Fiji (aside from the doing nothing part – we quite enjoyed that too).

Here are photos!

The Island
Sailing up to the island.
Cliff
You might recognize the cliff up top as the place Chuck tries to commit suicide.
White
The beach on Monuriki...they had to film selectively since there are other islands around.
Coconut
Our guide Mini shows us the rock where Chuck smashes coconuts.
Snorkel
There are a million microscopic jellyfish in the water here, which impart a million tiny stings.
Palm
This is the beach where he washes up in the beginning of the film.
Us
Two of only ten people on the island that day.
Waves
'No no, don't hurry with the rescue operation. We'll stay a while...'

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2 Responses to “A Voyage to Cast Away Island”

    • Sam

      We found out that they’ll drop you on the island overnight if you bring your own gear…wish we’d have known that ahead of time!

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