The extensive reef systems include the Bay of Islands, aka Qilaqila. Visitors normally need to observe the traditional sevusevu ceremony (presenting bundles of waka roots to the village chief) to gain permission to visit from the village elders of Daliconi. The Oyster World Rally team organises clearance into Fiji at Vanua Balavu and sets up a unique sevusevu for the skippers and crews. You will find the island very calm and quiet, with no restaurants, bars or nightclubs – in fact, there are very few facilities at all on Vanua Balavu. Most people live in one of the handful of tiny villages, the largest being Lomaloma on the southeast coast, which has a few shops, a bakery and a post office. There is no mains power on the island and most villagers rely on solar panels for power.