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A holiday to the Yasawa Islands allows you to discover some of Fiji’s most remote and untouched beaches. Made up of 20 islands, this picture-perfect archipelago lies about 70 miles north of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, so you’ll feel nicely tucked away in your own private paradise. Spend your days relaxing on sugary sands, swimming in glass-clear waters, and admiring all kinds of fascinating marine life.

Like most of Fiji, the Yasawa Islands are surrounded by beautiful coral reefs which are perfect for snorkelling and diving. When you don a mask and flippers, you can expect to see butterflyfish, Nemo-like clownfish, ghostly barracuda, sea turtles and small sharks. And, between May and October, this part of the South Pacific is also frequented by graceful manta rays – so, if you time your trip right, there’s a high chance you’ll see some of these gentle giants.

If diving’s not your thing, there’s plenty more to do on your holiday to the Yasawa Islands. Why not go kayaking or paddle-boarding? Or, if you’re not confident in the water, explore the South Pacific on a glass-bottomed boat trip. There are lots of island-hopping excursions available, too, where you can tick off some of the best beaches in Fiji. Go for a swim in the bright waters of the Blue Lagoon on Nanuya Lailai Island, and admire the stunning limestone caves on Sawa-i-Lau Island.

There’s a lot to see, but you should also take some time to relax on your getaway. Visit your resort’s tranquil spa for a therapeutic massage, and unwind on the powdery beach with a fruity cocktail. Or you could simply chill out in your beach bungalow or cosy ‘bure’ – a traditional Fijian hut – and watch the sun sink below the horizon. Whether you’re a family looking for an action-packed resort, or a couple searching for a romantic retreat, we’ll help you choose the perfect place to stay in the Yasawa Islands.

Things to do

How to get there

Where to stay

Beaches

Things to do

The ocean plays a huge part in any holiday to the Yasawa Islands. Most of the islands are encircled by reefs, so you can easily snorkel and kayak among tropical fish. And there are some wonderful dive sites, for both experts and novices. Nanuya Balavu Island, home to Mantaray Island Resort, is famous for its manta rays which flock here between May and October. Experienced divers should visit Naviti Island, too, where there’s a large underwater cave system.

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If you're up in the Yasawa's you should set aside a day to explore Sawa-i-Lau Island. One of the smallest in the archipelago, this little isle is home to the magical Sawa-i-Lau Caves. Carved out by the waves, these ancient limestone caverns will leave you awestruck. Watch as shafts of daylight bounce across the turquoise water, discover old wall carvings, paintings and inscriptions and if you're feeling brave you can also swim through an underwater passage into an adjoining chamber.

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How to get to the Yasawas

An easy and affordable way to reach the Yasawa Islands is on board the Yasawa Flyer, a high-speed catamaran, which departs Port Denarau Marina in the morning, and reaches the top of the island archipelago in time for lunch. You will sail past tropical islands with volcanic peaks, see hidden beaches and might even spot dolphins playing in the wake. Admire the views from the air-conditioned Captain's Lounge, or sit outside and catch some rays. 

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If time is of the essence we can arrange for a seaplane to whisk you up to the Yasawa's in 15-20 minutes, or helicopter transfers are available too. If you choose to fly you'll save time and enjoy spectacular views of Fiji's islands and coral reefs on the way too.

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Our handpicked hotels

Wherever you choose to stay on your holiday to the Yasawa Islands, you can look forward to beautiful beaches, fantastic food and warm Fijian hospitality.

Blue Lagoon Beach Resort is an award-winning resort set around a tranquil lagoon on Nacula Island. Easily accessible on the Yasawa Flyer and offering accommodation options to suit all budgets, there is so much to do it’s ideal for families and couples alike. Take a diving course, go kayaking and snorkelling, and discover hidden beaches on a guided walk along the island’s many trails. Little ones will love the kids’ club, too, where they can play games and try all kinds of crafts and activities.

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But if you’re coming to Fiji to dive, take a look at Mantaray Island Resort. The only hotel on Nanuya Balavu Island, this place is surrounded by coral reefs – and, as the name suggests, gentle manta rays glide through these waters between May and October. There are 40 dive sites nearby, and the resort’s experienced team will take you to caves and pinnacles, all swarming with tropical fish. After a busy day in the water, you can unwind with a spa treatment, relax on the beach, and feast on a delicious Fijian dinner.

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Best beaches

There’s no such thing as a bad beach in the Yasawa Islands. The white sands are powder-soft, and often lined with palm trees. And the bright blue South Pacific Ocean is warm, welcoming and filled with colourful corals and a variety of marine life.

Nacula Island, home to Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, is one of our favourite spots. This picturesque gem boasts great snorkelling and a stunning, white sand beach – as well as walking trails through the tropical greenery.

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For something a bit special make your way to Yasawa Island Resort and Spa. Here you will find 18 luxury bungalows hidden among the palms, each just a few steps from a pristine white beach. Swim in crystal clear waters, explore any of the islands 10 private beaches, and even enjoy a private picnic set up on the sand.

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Things to do

Things to do

The ocean plays a huge part in any holiday to the Yasawa Islands. Most of the islands are encircled by reefs, so you can easily snorkel and kayak among tropical fish. And there are some wonderful dive sites, for both experts and novices. Nanuya Balavu Island, home to Mantaray Island Resort, is famous for its manta rays which flock here between May and October. Experienced divers should visit Naviti Island, too, where there’s a large underwater cave system.

Show More
Show Less

If you're up in the Yasawa's you should set aside a day to explore Sawa-i-Lau Island. One of the smallest in the archipelago, this little isle is home to the magical Sawa-i-Lau Caves. Carved out by the waves, these ancient limestone caverns will leave you awestruck. Watch as shafts of daylight bounce across the turquoise water, discover old wall carvings, paintings and inscriptions and if you're feeling brave you can also swim through an underwater passage into an adjoining chamber.

Show More
Show Less

How to get there

How to get to the Yasawas

An easy and affordable way to reach the Yasawa Islands is on board the Yasawa Flyer, a high-speed catamaran, which departs Port Denarau Marina in the morning, and reaches the top of the island archipelago in time for lunch. You will sail past tropical islands with volcanic peaks, see hidden beaches and might even spot dolphins playing in the wake. Admire the views from the air-conditioned Captain's Lounge, or sit outside and catch some rays. 

Show More
Show Less

If time is of the essence we can arrange for a seaplane to whisk you up to the Yasawa's in 15-20 minutes, or helicopter transfers are available too. If you choose to fly you'll save time and enjoy spectacular views of Fiji's islands and coral reefs on the way too.

Show More
Show Less

Where to stay

Our handpicked hotels

Wherever you choose to stay on your holiday to the Yasawa Islands, you can look forward to beautiful beaches, fantastic food and warm Fijian hospitality.

Blue Lagoon Beach Resort is an award-winning resort set around a tranquil lagoon on Nacula Island. Easily accessible on the Yasawa Flyer and offering accommodation options to suit all budgets, there is so much to do it’s ideal for families and couples alike. Take a diving course, go kayaking and snorkelling, and discover hidden beaches on a guided walk along the island’s many trails. Little ones will love the kids’ club, too, where they can play games and try all kinds of crafts and activities.

Show More
Show Less

But if you’re coming to Fiji to dive, take a look at Mantaray Island Resort. The only hotel on Nanuya Balavu Island, this place is surrounded by coral reefs – and, as the name suggests, gentle manta rays glide through these waters between May and October. There are 40 dive sites nearby, and the resort’s experienced team will take you to caves and pinnacles, all swarming with tropical fish. After a busy day in the water, you can unwind with a spa treatment, relax on the beach, and feast on a delicious Fijian dinner.

Show More
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Beaches

Best beaches

There’s no such thing as a bad beach in the Yasawa Islands. The white sands are powder-soft, and often lined with palm trees. And the bright blue South Pacific Ocean is warm, welcoming and filled with colourful corals and a variety of marine life.

Nacula Island, home to Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, is one of our favourite spots. This picturesque gem boasts great snorkelling and a stunning, white sand beach – as well as walking trails through the tropical greenery.

Show More
Show Less

For something a bit special make your way to Yasawa Island Resort and Spa. Here you will find 18 luxury bungalows hidden among the palms, each just a few steps from a pristine white beach. Swim in crystal clear waters, explore any of the islands 10 private beaches, and even enjoy a private picnic set up on the sand.

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Yasawa Island Resort

For a five-star, private island getaway look no further. Stay in one of just 18 luxury bungalows, enjoy a treatment at the beachfront spa and picnic on one of the many private beaches.

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Sawa-i-Lau Caves

Visit the sacred and spectacular Sawa-I-Lau Caves, which are steeped in history. Watch as the sunlight beams into the main cavern and swim through an underwater tunnel to reach the second chamber.

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Swim with manta rays

Visit between May and October, and there’s a high chance you’ll see wild manta rays. Nanuya Balavu Island and Naviti Island are particularly good places to spot them.

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Explore top dive sites

See turtles, barracuda and all kinds of colourful fish at some of Fiji’s best dive sites, including ‘The Zoo’ on Tavewa Island and the underwater caverns of ‘The Maze’.

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