Explore Fiji to its western-most border when you journey to the Yasawa Islands. Located northwest of Viti Levu, the Yasawa Islands were formed by volcanic activity and now stand tall and proud high above the water’s surface. There are 16 islands that make up the entire Yasawa group. They stretch a total distance of 90km and are much larger and more rugged than their southern counterparts. The Yasawa Islands are the ideal place to experience pristine natural beauty. Enjoy a complete escape from the distractions of the modern world, whether for a long stay or just a day trip!
Days on any of the Yasawa Islands are typically filled with water activities and sun-soaking. Go snorkelling in the fringing reefs, kayak right off the beach or head out on fishing or sailing trips. Spend time exploring neighbouring islands where you can hike up the grass-covered mountains or simply breathe in the fresh air as you relax on the beach. The limestone caves of Sawa-i-lau are a must do during your stay. Head to this northern island to the bays and scenic headland trails or work up a sweat as you take on more advanced green jungle tracks!
Key islands to visit include Drawaqa Island, where you can dive with Manta Rays and Kuata Island, where you can snorkel with sharks. There are no shops or banks on any of the islands, so you’ll have to fuel your adventures with the dining options available at your resort. Some resorts do have good relationships with neighbouring villages, so there are dining options available there too—embark on a day tour or a cultural night and get a taste of some traditional cuisine! The Yasawa Islands are a popular site amongst cruisers too. Blue Lagoon Cruises, Captain Cook Cruises and a range of other companies offer day and multi-day options—the perfect way to get a taste of island life!
For more information about any of our packages or cruises out to the incredible Yasawa Islands, contact our My Fiji Holiday Experts!