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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
Michener's "Tales of the South Pacific" was set in the area of the Coral Sea, which touches on Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The musical and follow-on movies that were based on the musical, start off at Norfolk Island, which is a semiautonomous part of Australia at the western end of the Coral Sea. Michener supposedly took artistic license and may have made up some of the specifics of the locale. It is a novel, after all.
The 1958 movie was filmed in Kauai, for the most part, which is why I was looking for a match along the Na Pali coast. I just realized that there was a 2001 movie that was filmed in Moorea, French Polynesia. I've been checking for a match on that island, and thought I was getting close in Cook's Bay, but I don't think that's it.
Any more clues?