Explore the stunning Yasawa Islands on Fiji's pristine coastline. With a whole 9 days and 4 spectacular tropical islands to explore, kick back and relax as you experience the Fijian way of life.
DAY 1 & 2 Just 30 minutes after departure we’ll have you on the beach! Sand between your toes, cold drink in hand – it’s straight into relaxing on the island of your choice. Depending on your flight arrival time, you can take the 8:30am, 9:00am or 12:15pm departure to the island. Perhaps an afternoon on the beach?
MEALS Lunch if arriving early, dinner
FULL MONTY Seaspray Day Sailing Adventure aboard the classic schooner ‘Seaspray’ sailing the outer Mamanuca Islands. Enjoy the crystal clear water for snorkelling and swimming, a traditional Fijian village visit and Kava ceremony (except Sunday). Visit the island featured in the Tom Hanks movie ‘Cast Away’. Morning / afternoon tea and a barbecue lunch plus all beverages including beer and wine are included. It’s a stunner.
DAYS 3 & 4 Time to head for the Yasawas with a short vessel transfer on the ‘Yasawa Flyer’ to the southern end of the Yasawas where the islands are dominated by stunning monolithic mountains. There is a great range of activities and awesome beaches for topping up the tan and tranquillity levels!
MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Choose 2 of 3: Wayalailai - Guided summit walk, reef snorkelling/swim with sharks trip OR guided kayaking. Barefoot Kuata - 15 min intro dive, building fish houses OR snorkelling with sharks. AND 2 hour kayak hire. Mantaray - swim with manta rays (May to Oct), guided snorkelling trip (Nov to Apr) OR Sunset Tube Cruise.
DAYS 5 & 6 Mid morning transfer to the central area of the Yasawas with beautiful beaches, friendly Fijians and totally relaxed surroundings. From May to October here is where you will have the chance to swim with the manta rays. They are wild animals so whilst usually present during this time there are no guarantees but if you are lucky enough to see them then it’s amazing!
MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Choose 2 of 3: White Sandy Beach & Korovou - swim with manta rays (May to Oct), snorkelling at reef sites (Nov to Apr) OR other activities offered.
Choose from: Barefoot Manta - swim with manta rays (May to Oct), a 15 min intro dive OR building fish houses.
DAY 7 & 8 Cruise on up to the Northern Yasawas, the stunning Blue Lagoon region – scene of the famous Brooke Shields movie. Enjoy island walks, magnificent beaches and coral. Hit the beach at sunset and watch for flying fish. Go snorkelling in the Blue Lagoon and enjoy the beautiful Sawailau Caves where a short underwater swim takes you into the surreal underground cavern. The rest of the day is yours to chill. For Full Monty Guests the trip to the Caves by boat is included.
MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Choose 2 of 3: Nabua, Coralview & Safe Landing - Sawa-I-Lau Caves trip, Blue Lagoon snorkelling trip by boat or a 30 minute Island massage. Gold Coast - Sawa-I-Lau Caves trip, snorkelling trip at Honeymoon Island OR village visit.
DAY 9 You’ll have the morning for chilling, snorkelling, kayaking and board the Flyer for the scenic cruise back down through the Fijian piece of heaven called the Yasawas.
MEALS Breakfast, lunch – a packed lunch box for the journey.
For all packages, passes and transfers. The Awesome Adventures vessel ‘Yasawa Flyer’ a high speed, modern catamaran, departs Denarau Marina at 8:30am daily for all Yasawa destinations. It returns daily at 5:45pm. South Sea Island, Bounty and Beachcomber are also serviced on this run. Additional departures to South Sea Island, Bounty and Beachcomber Island are also available at 9:00am, 12:15pm and 3:15pm on board South Sea Cruises’ vessels. See the map on the inside front cover of the brochure for island and resort locations.
FREE NADI / DENARAU COACH TO MARINA ON DEPARTURE DAY
We are very happy to pick you up from your accommodation on the day of departure for the transfer to Denarau Marina. If you don’t book your Nadi accommodation through us you have to advise us where you are staying. If you don’t advise us, getting to Denarau Marina on time is your responsibility and at your cost. In the event that you are staying in Fiji for another night after you have completed your holiday with us, we also provide a courtesy coach drop off back to all resorts listed on our schedule in the Nadi, Wailoaloa and Denarau area. Please note there is only one courtesy coach departing Denarau Marina at 6pm to drop off to Nadi Airport, hotels and resorts in the Wailoaloa area.
POWER & REPELLENT
Properties have generators, so you’ll have electricity from sunset ‘til midnight and generally for the first part of the morning, however, operating times can vary so please check with your resort. The local power socket is the same as for Australia and New Zealand. In most properties either the beds have mosquito nets or the windows have screens but we always recommend bringing along insect repellent!
Sunday is a day of rest and church going in the Yasawas. This means that conducted activities are not on offer however you are free to do activities on your own. In most villages you will be welcome to join the church service - an amazing experience. When travelling on a Full Monty package your activities will be organized around this.
Credit cards and travellers cheques can be now be used on most islands but it is still advisable to have some cash with you. If you’re on an Awesome Adventures Fiji package between FJ$40-$60 cash per day should be enough. For those passengers using the ‘Bula Pass’ and paying as they go, accommodation prices in the 1 and 2 Coconut properties are between FJ$105-$158 per night for a dorm and FJ$131-$200+ per person per night for a share twin/double bure (including 3 meals). Be sure to check whether meals are included in your choices.
NO BANKS IN THE ISLANDS
The bank at the airport is open 24 hours. Cash machines are available at the Airport, in Nadi and there are two at Port Denarau Marina. The currency is the Fijian dollar. Check out current exchange rates to get a sense of how much you’ll need.
If you’d like to speed things up and avoid the queues at the morning departure then you are most welcome to check in at our Port Denarau counter the day prior any time after 9:30am. You will be given all your necessary documents so that you can board the vessel directly the next day.