An archipelago in the west of the Fiji islands, the Yasawa Islands take up about 130 square kilometres of the Koro Sea. They are found just north-west of Fiji’s principle island, Viti Levu.
Maps of the Yasawa Islands
Maps of the Yasawa Islands show the main villages and the outer borders of the islands, especially the six largest of them. Views of the terrain show the contour lines of the mountainous surfaces. Most maps of Viti Levu will depict the Yasawa Islands, but those visiting may want a detailed map specifically focusing on the archipelago of Yasawa.
Landscape and Geographic Features of the Yasawa Islands
Beaches – The beaches have stretches of white, powdery sand and aqua-clear waters. Popular beaches and secluded lagoons and coves are found along the coastlines of the Yasawa Islands.
Coastal Waters – The waters around the islands have brightly coloured beds of coral filled with marine life like fish and sea turtles.
Forests – The dense and thick jungle rainforests of the islands are lush with tropical deciduous trees. Wild creatures such as land crabs and parrots make the forests their home. Some of the islands have coconut groves as well.
Koro Sea – The Yasawa Islands are in the Koro Sea that runs between Viti Levu, Fiji and the Lau islands. The sea belongs to the greater body of water, the South Pacific.
Mountains – The islands were established by volcanoes and their surface today is rugged with mountains of up to 600 metres.