The Yasawa Island Group stretches in a long thin chain from Waya Island in the south to Yasawa Island, 80km to the north, which boasts an exquisite luxury resort. There is rarely a few miles between each island and at some points it is even possible to wade to the neighboring island at low tide.
Turtle Island on Nanuya Island is perhaps one of the most romantic resorts in the world, and justifiably so. Neighboring Nanuya Lailai Island has a small backpacker resort and is also used by Blue Lagoon Cruises who use the sandy beach and coconut groves as a stopover whilst plying the region in their plush vessels. The lagoon off Nanuya Lailai has the best snorkeling in the Yasawas.
The northernmost island in the group is Yasawa. The island has numerous excellent beaches, many of which are seldom visited by tourists. The only accommodation is at the exclusive Yasawa Island Resort but tourists can visit Yasawa Island through Blue Lagoon Cruises or Captain Cook Cruises. Off the southern tip of Yasawa are limestone caves on Sawa-i-Lau which are popular for their swimming pools. Otherwise, the islands are home to local Fijians whose fishing villages are themselves in idyllic settings. Some of the locals work for the resorts, others collect and sell seashells to passing cruise ships, fish the lagoons and generally live off the land. Houses are still made from woven reeds and palm leaves; there is no electricity, few schools and little in the way of material goods. Communities are close and strong with touch rugby and yaqona drinking very much a part of the lifestyle.
Oarsman’s Bay Lodge
Set in the remote Yasawa Islands, near the historic village of Nacula, discover Oarsman’s Bay Lodge. Built in 2000 on one of Fiji’s most magnificent beaches, Oarsman’s offers a warm friendly ambiance to its widely diverse international guests.
Your experience starts with a short seaplane flight or scenic boat ride out to the beautiful Yasawa Islands. You will fly over or sail through crystal clear blue lagoons and lush green Islands to get to this wonderful resort.
Navutu Stars Resort
Navutu Stars is a cozy boutique Resort hidden away on a secluded bay on the peaceful island of Yaqeta, in the magnificent volcanic archipelago of Yasawa. Navutu Island Resort is a South Pacific barefoot paradise, where the rhythm of life is not dictated by any external factors, but purely by nature itself.
Miles of empty white beaches, acres of rainforest, fields of yellow grasses planted by the wind, and a horizon of sapphire sea that traces the curve of the earth’s edge form this five-hundred acre (two-hundred hectare) island of unspoiled tropical beauty shared by only fourteen fortunate couples.
Yasawa Island Resort
Immerse yourself in splendid isolation in the most unspoiled reaches of the Fijian archipelago. Tucked amongst the palms on this remote island are just 16 thatched bures offering complete solitude and absolute luxury.