Yasawa Islands Vacation Fiji Guide

The Yasawa Islands are a chain of islands stretching for 80 kilometers along the north west coast of Viti Levu of the Fiji Islands. There are over 20 volcanic islands in the group with some of the most beautiful, pristine beaches you will find anywhere in the world. The main islands are Yasawa, Naviti, Waya and Nacula.

Sawa-i-Lau Caves

The main attraction of the Yasawas is the abundance of beautiful white sand beaches, which draw visitors to Fiji from around the world every year. They are simply stunning and beautiful. Other natural places of interest include the Sawa-i-Lau caves, located on an island of the same name off the southern tip of Yasawa Island. To reach the inner caves one has to swim through a submerged entrance; the caves featured in the Blue Lagoon movie that starred Brooke Shields. Another attraction are the manta rays that swim through the channel south of Naviti Island (seasonal). Totally awesome to go underwater and watch these majestic marine creatures.

Upmarket Resorts

In the Yasawas there are several upmarket resorts – Turtle IslandYasawa Island Resort and the Navutu Stars Resort on Yaqeta Island that opened in December 2005. Mid-range options include Botaira Resort and Korovou Eco Tour Resort, both on the west coast of Naviti, as well as Octopus Resort on Waya and Mantaray Resort on Nanuyabalavu (south of Naviti). The majority of other options are smaller budget resorts. Contact Fly Fish Fiji for fly fishing holidays – they can arrange accommodation to suit different budgets. Snorkelling, scuba-diving, fishing trips and just plain relaxing on the beach are the main activity highlights of the Yasawas. Horseriding is available at some destinations.

Yasawa Islands Hotels, Resorts and Specials

Fly Fish Fiji
Korovou Resort
Mantaray Island Resort
Navutu Stars Resort
Melbravo Backpackers Resort
Blue Lagoon Cruises
Turtle Island
Octopus Resort Fiji
Yasawa Island Resort
Wayalailai Resort
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