The Yasawa Islands are rather young in terms of tourism and welcoming travelers to its shores, located off the northern coast of Fiji. With no major infrastructure like banks, shops, or medical services, the pristine nature of these islands is kept intact. Arrival is facilitated by sea planes originating from Nadi International Airport in Fiji. Yasawa Island Airport
serves the archipelago, bringing in guests and resources.
Travelers staying in the Yasawa Islands get plenty of time to enjoy the environment, seeing as how that is really all there is to do. But considering the immense beauty, it’s well worth it. Hiking the islands to explore the wildlife and catch the sunrises and sunsets is one way to take in the surroundings, especially for those seeking panoramic views. Snorkeling and diving can be enjoyed at sites such as Turtle Island
, and day trips to Sawa-i-Lau Caves
is quite the adventure, including a dive through a tunnel to visit underground caverns. Visiting the local’s plantations and attending kava ceremonies brings the traveler even closer to the spirit of the islands.
Accommodation options span the spectrum from very simple backpacker rooms to proper resorts that cater to the luxury seeker. Choosing the right place to stay here is important as there are no shopping malls or dining establishments outside the choices of resorts and hotels. Bars and activities hosted by the hotels and resorts can run late into the night at times, providing entertainment and maybe a little noise for those looking the hit the bed early. Be sure to check out the interactive map of the Yasawa Islands for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.