- Hofliua or Split Island (above) is
a small volcanic island 7.5 kilometres west of rotuma. It
is composed of volcanic tuff. The island gets its name
from the spectacular split which divides it from the sky
to the ocean. Large boulders are trapped near the top of
the split while at sea level the gap is wide enough to
allow the passage of canoes. The island is a very
important seabird rookery.