Compulsory meals to be paid locally for Relaxed Resort Passes.
Visit the famous Blue Lagoon region
Great variety of island locations
Fantastic diving and snorkelling spots
Swim with manta rays (seasonal)
Full Monty Activity Pack *
Guided summit walk
Swim with manta rays (May to Oct)
Sawailau Caves trip
Sunset tube cruise
Fijian cooking lesson
Reef Snorkelling/Swim with the sharks
* Some Full Monty activities are available only at certain resorts. Where you stay determines the activities you can select.
The Yasawa Islands have that special remote and ‘untouched’ feeling to them. The resorts range in budget and style from very basic to very up-market. With so much to choose from, to help you make your decision on where to stay, we have our own grading system for the two different levels of accommodation: 1 coconut (Simple Stays) and 2 coconuts (Relaxed Resorts). (See the itinerary for the property options in this package.)
Most of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island resorts we work with are Fijian owned and run, making them super friendly, fun, relaxed and culturally authentic. You'll mix and mingle with the locals from the nearby island villages. Just about every resort is beachfront, with coral lagoons on your doorstep.
The resorts offer a range of room types including mixed dormitory, twin and double rooms. Many resorts are traditional thatched roof huts called 'bures' (pronounced boo-rays). The properties have generators, so you’ll have electricity from sunset ‘til midnight and generally for the first part of the morning. The local power socket is the same as for Australia and New Zealand. In most properties the beds will either have mosquito nets or the windows have screens, but we always recommend bringing along insect repellent.
Simple Stays (formerly known as 1-coconut
Who needs luxury when you're in paradise!? If you need a hairdryer, hot water or air-conditioning these are not for you. But if you're big on beaches and beautiful islands, then the location of these typically basic resorts certainly gets the big tick! Bring your own towel, soap and other necessities. All these resorts are run by Yasawan Fijians who love hosting you and sharing their lives with you. Meals are included in the price.
Relaxed Resorts (formerly known as 2-coconuts
The Relaxed Resorts are more modern properties with a strong Fijian flavour. They have a higher standard of accommodation and amenities than Simple Stays. Rooms have fans or air-conditioning and there is more variety of meals. As with the Simple Stay resorts, you'll feel welcome and immersed in the Fijian 'family'.
All vessel transfers between the islands and the mainland are included.
Meal time is generally very social and a fantastic way to experience the Fijian culture. The menus at each resort differ, with some a la carte and some buffet style. Fijian food is generally very tasty and includes delicious fresh fruit, fish, barbecue meat and traditional fare, such as the melt-in-your-mouth marinated fish dish, kokoda.
Eating at the resort where you're staying is generally the only choice - there are no restaurants around the corner. The style of meals varies within the coconut tiers, but not surprisingly the general rule of thumb is the more upmarket the property, the better the dining experience you can expect. Having said that you’ll get some great meals at even the 1 coconut (Simple Stay) properties (especially the 'lovos' where food is cooked in the ground).
We recommend vegetarians inform the resort on arrival.
Simple Stays (formerly known as 1-coconut)
Meals are included in the package rates.
Relaxed Resorts (formerly known as 2-coconuts)
Local meal payment of FJD $646 is to be paid in local currency (FJD) ONLY.
Credit cards can now be used on most islands, but it is still advisable to have some cash with you. Please note there are no banks on the islands. The most convenient ATM machines are at Port Denarau, others are available in Nadi and at the airport. The currency is the Fijian dollar. Check out current exchange rates to get a sense of how much you’ll need.