You need something new in your life—say, something hot. Maybe even something steaming. Well you’re in luck; Yasawa is made up of several volcanic islands and small islets. Spread out over 80 km of beautiful ocean, this group is covered with mountains ranging in height from 250 to 600 metres. If your idea of a great holiday in the Yasawa Islands includes some hiking, then you’ll be in heaven.
Yasawa was extremely isolated until the 1990s; aside from a few adventurous souls and passing cruise ships, very few people braved its beaches. Times have changed, though, and now a catamaran makes a daily stop at nearly every island in the group, depositing passengers onto a fleet of vessels waiting to take you to shore. Because Yasawa isn't overly commercialised, the main attraction is the natural beauty of the land and sea. The remoteness might well kick-start your sense of adventure—what can you do out here on your own? Just about anything!
Most Yasawa Island packages include island-hopping; a great option is an extended safari that includes six days of kayaking from one island to another. You could also travel through the scenic Sabeto Valley on your way to the magical Gardens of the Sleeping Giant. This sounds like a precursor to an action-packed movie, but it is in fact the largest orchid collection in all of Fiji. The orchids sit within a tropical rainforest, providing still more exposure to the natural surroundings.
The type of accommodation you'll find here varies from small huts that look like they could be taken down with a strong breeze to upscale villas with all the amenities you could desire. The development of more ornate hotels is attracting more families and well-travelled couples to this historically backpacker- and nature buff-friendly location, and with upscale tourists come upscale options. Remember to pack hiking boots along with your flip-flops when you book flights to Nadi, the closest city with an airport.
Take a leisurely stroll through the tiny vintage shell market, or visit the small shops in and around the resorts. You're sure to find all types of unique gifts and special souvenirs to hand off to the relatives when you get home. Hungry? We bet you are. After exploring Yasawa all day, head to one of the many restaurants located on the coastal areas of the island. Most restaurants are located next to or on the shore, so dinner with a view is a fairly standard offering. Who wouldn't want dinner with a view? Cocktails are available throughout the day, and at night you can join the party in the bar or on the beach, or sit back and relax with a few friends in the lounge.
All that's left now is to book your fabulous Yasawa Island holiday with Wotif. Looking for other nearby options? We’ve got you covered. With our great Castaway Island holiday packages, you can also save when you bundle your hotel and flights on Wotif. So, you’ve got the itinerary, and you’ve got Wotif…why wait for anything else? Book your Yasawa holiday with us today!