Yasawa Island

Yasawa Island - Paradise of Fiji

Fiji is a paradise in the South Pacific with warm tropical climate that represents a holiday destination throughout the year. Fiji is a cosmopolitan cocktail of culture, race and religion. It contains more than 300 islands, which are spread over 1.3 million square kilometers of ocean, in the heart of the South Pacific. Often is called the “crossroads of the South Pacific” because of its geographical position. Fiji is a hospitable land of contrasts – the people, flora, fauna and culture. Visit this idyllic island, surrounded by pristine white sand beaches and enjoy the charm of the local inhabitants, who are declared as most hospitable people in the world. Fiji is also home to some of the most luxurious resorts in the world, with fine food and a pleasant and professional service.

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The Republic of Fiji is located somewhere on the two thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand and consists of over 300 islands, of which about 100 are inhabited (840,000). The main island is Viti Levu, about 200 kilometers long, where is the capital city, Suva.

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Northern islands Vanua Levu, Taveuni and Kadavu are also relatively large, but the rest of the country consists of a large number of tiny islands, which are divided into groups – Lomaiviti, Lau, Moala, Yasawa, Mamanuca and Rotuma. Yasawa Islands are a chain of islands, which are connected geographically, historically and culturally. They consist of seven main islands and a number of smaller islets northwest of the town of Lautoka and extend in the direction of the northeast. Yasawa islands are a paradise not only for cruisers, yachts, divers, backpackers, and of course the people of Fiji, but also for those who want complete isolation. Yasawa islands generally have resort for backpackers, with a small number of accommodations with 5 stars.

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Yasawa Islands are one of the jewels of unspoiled nature that makes it possible to have plenty of activities for those who come to rest and relax ” far away ” from the city noise, and for those who want to spend their free time in a more active way. This island offers endless possibilities for hiking, diving or even snorkeling.

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Travelers can get to the islands easily and quickly with the help of the seaplane. The trip takes about half an hour From Nadi International Airport, which is located a little less than 100 km from the Yasawa islands. The costs of accommodation in hotels are very affordable, local food is excellent. Only slightly higher are costs of transportation from island to island.

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As for the activities, climate and tropical sea allow a number of different ways to spend time. Underwater environments are fantastic experience for those who dive, enjoy the ride with kayak or simply swim. The water is calm and crystal clear. In addition to activities related to water, small islands in the Yasawa have excellent geographic predisposition for those who enjoy hiking. Very interesting can be encounters with the local people, culture and customs as well as with traditional ceremonies and way of life. Many of the locals have plantations with organic fruits and visiting those small family farms can be fun and a learning experience as they provide the possibility of getting acquainted with the way of growing fruits and learning about fruits that are not very frequent in the store.

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It should be noted that some of the most famous islands of the Yasawa Group are Kuata, Nacula, Nanuya Lailai, Naviti, Yageta and many others. Interesting fact about Kuata Island is that only resort is run by the locals. On the island is only possible to hike and go on the long walks, and the most important and interesting advantage of this little island is an ocean view, which is from almost every place on the island perfect. It is also very interesting to attend Kava ceremony where traditionally participate the entire local population. Nacula Island is the northernmost island in the Yasawa Group. This island is known to have some of the most beautiful beaches, not only in the region but also in the world. One of them, which stand out with its appearance, is surely Blue Lagoon. Island is, as all others in the Yasawa Group, almost entirely of volcanic origin and is only possible to hike there.