Itinerary in brief:
- 1 night anchorage in Yalobi Bay
- 1 night anchorage at the Blue Lagoon
- 1 night anchorage at Sawa-i-Lau Island
- 1 night anchorage at Drawaqa Island
Day 1: Depart Denarau Marina
At lunchtime today board the high speed catamaran ‘Cheetah’ which will take you to meet the ‘Fiji Princess’ in the Sacred Islands. After checking on to the boat you will meet your fellow passengers and enjoy lunch on board.
This afternoon is free to swim, kayak or relax on the beach with only the stunning background of the Sacred Islands and your fellow passengers to keep you company. You will also have a chance to learn the art if Fijian High Tea if you wish.
This evening make the most of happy hour at the bar before enjoying the Captains Dinner as a welcome treat!
Day 2: Cruise to the Blue Lagoon region
Relax on deck as the boat cruises to the Blue Lagoon region, a stunning stretch of water circled by islands creating a lagoon filled with coral reefs, a great place to enjoy some snorkelling.
On one of these islands, Nanuya Lai Lai Island, Blue Lagoon Cruises has its own private beach where you can play beach volleyball, enjoy a massage or just relax on the sun loungers taking in the view. You’ll have plenty of time here to swim, snorkel or dive if you wish, for an additional charge.
Happy hour this evening will be served on shore, a traditional Lovo meal cooked underground in a specially prepared pit will be your dinner which you will get to enjoy under the stars. Following dinner experience a fantastic meke with singing, dancing and storytelling by a group of local villagers.
Day 3: Cruise to Sawa i Lau
Treat yourself to an early morning swim before sitting down to your a la carte breakfast complete with a buffet of fresh tropical fruits, yoghurts and cereals. Most of today is at leisure on the private beach, a guided walk is also on offer, the views across the lagoon make the effort worthwhile! You’ll also get to see village gardens, island residences and ‘Lo’s Tea Shop’ a local café right on the beach.
After a buffet lunch on shore the boat will cruise north to the island of Sawa-i-lau, where you will take part in a private guided visit to the Sawa-i-lau caves, steps rise from the shore to the first cave where you view the cavern or go for a swim, a short underwater swim takes you to the second of these stunning caves.
This evening visit the village of Tamusua, where you can partake in a yaqona ceremony and dine on a Fiji village style ‘feast’ prepared by the local village women, served outside you will sit on mats and share stories with the locals about their home and culture.
Day 4: Cruise to Drawaqa Island
This morning you will head out of the bay towards Drawaqa Island. On arrival at the island a marine biologist will tell you all about the local fish, marina life and conservation work the Vinaka Fiji Volunteer team are doing in the area. Between May and October you will be given an introduction to the magnificent manta rays and will even be given an opportunity to snorkel with these wonderful creatures in small guided groups. From October to April a guided ‘reef safari’ is conducted to show you the marine life in the area.
If you don’t wish to get wet there are other activities on offer, visit a local school or try your hand at abseiling and enjoy some amazing views from the cliff top.
This evening dinner is a barbeque served on the upper deck of the boat dining under the stars, a special feast and party night is the perfect way to celebrate your time in the yasawas!
Day 5: Return to Denerau
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning as you cruise to Denerau Marina for disembarkation and connections to your onward journey.