Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, one Week
1. Port Denarau Marina
Guests embark Port Denarau Marina. The marina is conveniently located 20 minutes from Nadi International airport.
2. Navadra Island
This uninhabited island is the pearl of the Mamanuca group of islands and a great place to enjoy a bit of peace and serenity. The island is split into two with a beautiful reef and sand bar linking them together. Explore the little visited beaches and snorkel the crystal clear water surrounding this beautiful island.
3. Waya Island
Waya Island is the Southernmost Island in the Yasawa Group. Anchor off Natawa village (South Waya.) Present your Kava to the village chief in the traditional “sevusevu” ceremony.
This high island has spectacular views from its peak and is worth the 45min hike to the top. Stop and refresh in the natural spring on the way. There are some good diving and snorkeling on the peninsulas and the nearby islets. Spend the night at Naluwaki Bay on the North side of Waya Island and explore the uninhabited beaches.
4. Naviti Island
Manta Rays can be seen daily from May to October at the Southern end of Naviti Island. Pass though the scenic channels between the 3 islands to the south of Naviti, select an anchorage and take the tender to the southern tip of the island. Here is a favorite feeding ground of the Manta Rays. Snorkel or dive with these huge docile plankton eating creatures.
The village of Soso at the head of Soso Bay on the Southern end of Naviti Island can offer a Meke (traditional dance) and a Lovo feast. The whole village participates in the preparation of the Feast after which groups of men, women and children take turns doing traditional Fijian dancing.
5. Blue Lagoon
Located East of Matacawa Levu Island is Blue Lagoon. This is the location where the famous Brook Shields movie of the same name was filmed. This stunning Lagoon shimmers in Turquoise blue water. There is some exciting Snorkeling through the passes in the reef and the neighboring islands can be explored on foot.
6. Sawa-I-Lau Island
This is large bay dotted with beaches and shallow passes ideal for snorkeling and exploring. Present your kava to the village and visit the huge chandelier caves formations on Sawa-i-Lau Island. You can swim through these magnificent caves with sunlight filtering though holes in the roof.
7. Yasawa-I-Rara Bay
Cruise to the top of Yasawa Island. Round the top of the island and anchor in Yasawa- I- Rara Bay. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Fiji, with 10 kilometers of pristine all-tide beaches interrupted by lush green headlands.
There is some great snorkeling and diving off the northern tip of Yasawa Island. Explore this remote coast at will, walk the coastline at low tide to view the varied fish life in the corals and pools.