- Have the opportunity to learn about local culture
- Swim in the crystal waters and lounge on the white sands of Fiji's most stunning islands
- Explore 3 stunning Fijian islands
- Get expert advice from locals
- 'Full Monty' activity packages as an organised extra for your convenience
- Flexible fares mean you can choose your own level of accommodation to suit your style
- Experience a huge range of optional hand-picked activities
- Seaspray Sailing Adventure
- Sawa -i-Lau Caves
- Swim with Manta Rays (May to Oct )
- Guided summit walk
- 6 nights accommodation
- Island transfers
- Complimentary pickups
There are three different levels of accommodation to suit different travelling styles and budgets from those happy with the bare essentials to those looking for more creature comforts. Our Fijian staff will embrace you with their infectious “Bula Spirit” and ensure you enjoy every moment of your awesome adventure. With everything pre-booked and organised for you, you can fully immerse yourself into your ultimate Fiji experience.
1 COCONUT - BACKPACKER STYLE
Dorm and bures. If you need a hairdryer, these are not for you. Resorts are typically basic but on a beautiful beach. Usually, there is no hot water but the local water supply is tepid. Bring your own towel, soap and other necessities. All these resorts are run by Fijians who love hosting and sharing their lives with you the guest. MEALS are included in most 1 Coconut properties in the accommodation price and packages. Meals are simple and filling, served at specific times of the day e.g. breakfast 8am – 9am, providing an opportunity to meet fellow travellers.
2 COCONUT - BACKPACKER TO FLASHPACKER STYLE
Dorm and bures. Generally more modern properties with a higher standard of accommodation and amenities than 1 Coconut grade but still with a strong Fijian flavour. There’s aircon or fans during generator operating hours. MEALS are included in some 2 Coconut properties in the accommodation price and packages. Those 2 Coconut properties that have Meal Plans at compulsory extra cost are indicated in the ‘Island Escapes’ and the package details. Meals are served at specific times of the day e.g. breakfast 8am – 9am, providing an opportunity to meet fellow travellers. Meals are generally more varied with more courses and an option to upgrade.
Full Monty Featured Activities
To make it easy and guarantee a place for you on these great activities we have negotiated special prices and included them under the ‘FULL MONTY’ – your chosen package PLUS all the nominated activities or upgrades. The Full Monty activities are described day by day in the packages.
SEASPRAY DAY SAILING ADVENTURE
A special day aboard ‘Seaspray’ sailing amongst the outer Mamanuca Islands. Enjoy the crystal clear waters for snorkelling and swimming, a traditional Fijian village visit and Kava ceremony (except Sunday). Visit the island featured in the Tom Hanks movie ‘Cast Away’. All booze, morning/afternoon tea and a barbecue lunch are included. It’s a stunner.
SAWA-I-LAU CAVES TRIP
The boat trip up to the caves is worth doing for its own sake but then there’s the magical experience of the caves themselves. No diving is required to enter the main cavern as it’s just a few easy steps. We recommend you take the option to enter the secondary cavern where you need to swim through an underwater tunnel. See your resort for details.
REEF SNORKELLING / SWIM WITH THE SHARKS (OR NOT!) TRIP
Moua Reef is only a short boat ride from the white sandy beaches of Kuata and Waya Lailai Islands. A spectacular site from above and below the water with an abundance of colourful fish and beautiful corals. This outer reef is also home to some “friendly” Reef Sharks that you can snorkel with – gets the Adrenalin pumping but they eat fish not people so no need to worry! Your local guides hand feed the sharks creating awesome underwater photo opportunities.
FIJIAN COOKING SCHOOL
Learn how to cook some traditional Fijian dishes by actually preparing the meal yourself and then, of course, the best part - getting to eat it along with your fellow chefs!
FIJIAN VILLAGE VISIT
Life in the Yasawas is village based. All Fijians are strongly rooted in their culture, land and their mataqali (family). You cannot however just wander into a village and must be accompanied by a person from there. Being able to visit one of these villages is a special experience sharing and learning about this different world to that of modern city life. Your guide will teach you basic protocols and accompany you around the village. It is a very relaxed tour and you’ll be able to wander freely, meeting the villagers and children as they go about their daily life. The Ratu (or Chief) may even welcome you.
GUIDED SUMMIT WALK TO AMAZING ISLAND
PEAKS One of the more strenuous excursions on offer but definitely worth it. The southern Yasawas boasts rugged volcanic peaks with summits providing magnificent views over the surrounding islands and ocean. The best time to be there is sunrise or sunset (it’s also cooler for the climb!).
GUIDED KAYAKING TRIP
A number of the islands offer guided kayaking trips which venture away from the resort, ensuring you experience the very best spots. The guide knows the best route to take, the best snorkelling spots over a reef, the loveliest beaches and be able to tell you of life in the Yasawas as you go.
SWIM WITH THE MANTA RAYS (May to October)
One of the most amazing experiences the natural world has to offer. These magnificent, majestic creatures come to this particular channel between two islands each day on the change of tide to feed. No photograph will prepare you for that first sighting of them. The mantas don’t seem to mind swimmers so there’s a good chance your encounter will be a lengthy one as they turn and glide in the waters beneath you, huge mouths open as they feed on the plankton.
SUNSET (TUBE) CRUISE
A bit of fun under the sun! Chill out, cool drink in hand and mates floating along the water (in a tube or boat) and watching the sunset. What a great way to end the day in Fiji!
Try diving and discover the underwater magic of Fiji. Experienced instructors will guide you through colourful reef formations and plentiful fish making it a first-time diver’s dream! Start in shallow water and then explore the stunning marine life unique to Fiji.
Now, this is a must! You’re in Fiji in relaxation-mode so you just have to treat yourself to a luxurious island massage and relax that little bit more. Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)
HAND-LINE FISHING TRIP
Meet locals and other villagers out in their fishing boats. Experience throwing over a hand-line, laughing and joking with the crew and if you catch a fish, it’s a bonus!
Day 1 & 2
Cruise on up to the stunning Blue Lagoon region. Enjoy the island walks, magnificent beaches and coral. Hit the beach at sunset and watch for the flying fish.
1 Coconut: Nabua Lodge or Long Beach Resort
2 Coconut: Oarsmans Bay Lodge or Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
Day 3 & 4
Each of these resorts is set in a stunning beach location. All the resorts will make you feel at home and share their Fijian island way of life.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1 Coconut: White Sandy Beach (Dorm or Beachfront Bure with Twin/Double)
2 Coconut: Korovou Eco-Tour Resort (Deluxe Dorm or Beachfront Bure with Twin/Double) or Barefoot Manta Island (Deluxe Dorm or Bure with Ensuite with Twin/Double) or Mantaray Island Resort.
Join fellow travellers and cruise on board ‘Yasawa Flyer’ to the southernmost islands of the chain which are dominated by stunning monolithic mountains. Summit walks, reef snorkelling, swimming with the sharks or guided kayaking all await you.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1 Coconut: Wayalailai Ecohaven
2 Coconut: Barefoot Kuata
This morning's Full Monty activity is just amazing – head on out to the reef and Snorkel with Sharks! Other options include island walks, kayaking, snorkelling or topping up the tan. Late afternoon you’ll board Yasawa Flyer to head on south.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1 Coconut: South Sea Island (Dorm) or Bounty Island Resort (Bure)
2 Coconut: South Sea Island (Dorm) or Bounty Island Resort (Bure)
Last day to make the most of it. Enjoy a lazy day on the island or head off for the awesome Seaspray Day Sailing Adventure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
For travel between 1 APRIL 2017 - 31 MARCH 2018:
Departure from Denarau Marina on Day 1 at 8.30am
Return to Denarau on Day 7 at 12.00pm, 3.00pm or 6.00pm. Full Monty passengers return only at 6.00pm
Compulsory meal packages payable directly to the resort (in FJD):
- Meals are Barefoot Kuata - FJ$105
- Botaira - FJ$230
- Barefoot Manta - FJ$210
- Oarsman - FJ$192
- Mantaray - FJ$198
- Blue Lagoon - FJ$238