When you learn about Yasawa Islands holidays, you may be surprised at how much there is to enjoy on this archipelago of six main islands and numerous small islets in the northwestern region of Fiji in the southern area of the Pacific Ocean. There are about 30 resorts throughout these islands that provide basic accommodations and meals. Tourism is the only real money-making activity.
The Yasawa Islands’ winter months of May through November are considered the best time to visit because the weather then is tropical and warm. The summer months of December through April are hot and humid with rain. The official language is English; Fijian and Hindustani are also spoken. The currency is the Fijian dollar (FJD).
Yasawa Island in the far north is the only island that has an air strip, which is the Nadi International Airport. Some resorts will pick you up from the airport for free. The primary transport through the islands is the Yasawa Flyer (the “yellow boat”) which makes daily runs between the islands. Other options are a water taxi, ferries, private transfer boats, and helicopters. The best way is a luxury cruise that runs for three to seven nights that takes you to exotic villages and other sites.
Many visitors want to visit Turtle Island, which was the locale for the 1980 film, “The Blue Lagoon”. The sheltered lagoon has turquoise waters and white sand beaches. The Sawa-i-Lau Caves are also unique with a limestone cavern that has an inner cave that requires a brief underwater swim.
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