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The Yasawa Islands are a group of islands that are part of Fiji. They have become extremely popular with backpackers and other travellers on a budget, but during recent years have been discovered by many other groups as well and the growth of 5-star luxury hotels been keeping pace with that.
The Yasawa volcanic group consists of 6 main islands and numerous smaller islets. The archipelago, which stretches in a north-easterly direction for more than 80 kilometres from a point 40 kilometres north-west of Lautoka, is volcanic in origin and very mountainous, with peaks ranging from 250 to 600 metres in height. The only safe passage for shipping is between Yasawa Island (the largest in the archipelago, about 22 kilometres long and less than a kilometre wide) and Round Island, 22 kilometres to the northeast.
On the Yasawas you have plenty of opportunities, from snorkelling (especially with Manta Rays) to visiting the famous Blue Lagoon. You can visit small villages on the islands, go fishing with the locals or just chill on the beach.
The Yasawa Islands enjoy a mild tropical climate with year-round temperatures around 25 °C with a generally high humidity. Average highs range from around 26 °C in July and August to around 30 °C from December to April. Lows are between 20 °C and 23 °C. May to October is the dry season, also known as the "Fiji Winter". The weather is slightly cooler and less rainfall and humidity make it a good time of the year to visit. From December to April, the islands get more rain but are not as wet as many other islands in Fiji.
Awesome Adventures operates Fiji's Yasawa Flyer (the big yellow boat) from Nadi and is the main form of boat transport out to the remote Yasawa Islands. It services all the resorts in the Yasawa islands plus some of the Mamanuca resorts daily.
|Adi's Place||Waya Island||Guesthouse||-|
|Barefoot Lodge||Yasawa Island||Guesthouse||80|
|Bay Of Plenty Lodge||Matacawalevu Island Yasawa Group||Hostel||87|
|Blue Lagoon Beach Resort||Nacula Island||Hotel||83|
|Coralview Island Resort||Tavewa Island||Hostel||71|
|Gold Coast Inn||P.O. Box 7283, Lautoka||Hostel||-|
|Korovou Eco Tour Resort||Naviti Island||Hotel||79|
|Kuata Natural Island Resort||PO BOX3623 Yasawa Group||Hostel||83|
|Mantaray Island Resort||PO Box 42 Denaru Marina||Hostel||-|
|Nabua Lodge||Nacula Island Yasawa||Hostel||-|
|Naqalia Lodge||PO BOX 10938, Nadi Airport,Fiji Islands Wayalailai Island||HOSTEL||-|
|Octopus Resort||Waya Island Yasawa Islands||Hostel||-|
|Safe Landing Beach Resort||Nacula Island||HOSTEL||76|
|Wayalailai Resort||P.O. Box 6353||Guesthouse||-|
|White Sandy Beach Resort||Naviti Island Yasawa||HOSTEL||-|
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