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The colorful South Seas trading towns of yesteryear still exist in the Pacific. Development has come slowly, and towns like Savusavu, Fagatogo, Apia, and Neiafu still have a strong colonial air. Our travel pictures also take us to the Micronesian island of Rota near Guam.

All photos on are by David Stanley, author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific. The images on this page are details. To view the complete photos, click on the thumbnails.

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Atiu Island, Cook Islands

Atiu Island, Cook Islands

Most of Atiu's inhabitants live in five adjacent villages in the center of the island. Elsewhere in the South Pacific, most of the people live along the seashore.
Chinatown, Honiara, Solomon Islands

Chinatown in Honiara, Solomon Islands, has a "Wild West" air.

Neiafu, Vavau, Tonga

Neiafu, Vavau, overlooks Port of Refuge Harbor in Tonga.

Fagatogo, American Samoa Papeete, Tahiti Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji

The courthouse and church in Fagatogo, American Samoa.

Les Roulottes on Tahua Vaiete, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.

The quaint town of Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji, on Savusavu Bay.

Apia, Samoa Hanga Roa, Easter Island Rota, Northern Mariana Islands

The tourist office faces Beach Road, the main drag in Apia, Samoa.

Horsemen taking a break in Hanga Roa, Easter Island.

Songsong village on the Taipingot Peninsula, Rota, Northern Marianas.

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