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Yasawa Islands

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Introduction

Waya Lai Lai

Waya Lai Lai

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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.

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Geography

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.

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Sights and Activities

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.

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Weather

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.

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Getting There

By Boat

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.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Adi's PlaceWaya IslandGuesthouse-
Barefoot LodgeYasawa IslandGuesthouse82
Bay Of Plenty LodgeMatacawalevu Island Yasawa GroupHostel87
Blue Lagoon Beach ResortNacula IslandHotel-
Coralview Island ResortTavewa IslandHostel74
Gold Coast InnP.O. Box 7283, LautokaHostel-
Korovou Eco Tour ResortNaviti IslandHotel-
Kuata Natural Island ResortPO BOX3623 Yasawa GroupHostel-
Longbeach ResortYasawaHostel-
Mantaray Island ResortPO Box 42 Denaru MarinaHostel-
Nabua LodgeNacula Island YasawaHostel-
Naqalia LodgePO BOX 10938, Nadi Airport,Fiji Islands Wayalailai IslandHOSTEL82
Octopus ResortWaya Island Yasawa IslandsHostel93
Safe Landing Beach ResortNacula IslandHOSTEL77
Wayalailai ResortP.O. Box 6353Guesthouse-
White Sandy Beach ResortNaviti Island YasawaHOSTEL-

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