Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Set among deep blue waters with fringing coral reefs of turquoise and pastel green, the Mamanuca Islands and the islands of Nadi Bay offer tourists some of Fiji's most outstanding island beauty. Home to a range of resorts that are as different as they are unique. The Yasawa Islands largely contains Backpacker resorts with a number of 5-star properties as well. The Yasawas are a chain of islands linked together geographically, historically and culturally. Consisting of seven main islands and numerous smaller islets north-west of Lautoka they stretch in a north-easterly direction for more than eighty kilometers and are separated by narrow expanses of what is known as Bligh Water. The Yasawas are a paradise for not only cruisers, yachties, divers, backpackers and of course the Fijian inhabitants, but also those who are looking for an exclusive retreat and total anonymity.

Scenic Highlights:

Sawa-i-Lau Caves: Not to be missed, the Sawa-i-Lau limestone caves are a treat for the adventurer in us all. The caves are located on Sawa-i-Lau island, in the more northern section of the Yasawa chain off the north coast of Nacula Island. What you can expect to see is a magnificent natural formation that to this day is still thought of as a sanctuary for local gods by the some traditional Fijians. Uluitini, a ten-headed god is thought to reside in these caves and reign supreme. The cave is friendly to swimmers, snorkelers and divers and offers a varied experience for each.

The Mamanuca Highlands: The top of Malolo Island provides a truly magnificent vista. In every direction is a magnificent view. On a clear day, and most days in the Mamanucas are ‘very’ clear, you will literally see dozens of islands for your viewing pleasure..

Activities:

- Grab a snorkel set and spend the day discovering the beautiful underwater world of Fiji
- There is plenty of great diving available on these gorgeous islands
- Spend the day aboard a boat visiting other islands or stay on board and sail the day away
- Indulge in a spa treatment or two
- Swim in the crystal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon
- Visit a local village
- Take part in a Kava Ceremony
- For the keen fisher Sport fishing is available
- Watch a local rugby game (in season)
- Pack a picnic and spend the day hiking
- Sea Kayaking is readily available at most resorts
- Simply lay back enjoy the sun and unwind. Fiji was created for relaxing!