The beautiful palm-fringed Yasawa Islands extend in an arc off the coast of Viti Levu in Fiji. These popular tourist spots offer the perfect beach vacation with white sandy beaches and tranquil lagoons. Being relatively undeveloped, they promise a delightfully slow island life experience. Spend your days sunbathing, scuba diving, beach hopping on a catamaran, and hiking between small villages or to a hilltop to see gorgeous sunsets. Apart from a few upscale resorts, the other modest hotels offer limited access to a TV, phone service, or WiFI – perfect for travelers in search of tropical serenity to unplug from the rest of the world!
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Barefoot Island, known traditionally as Drawaqa Island, in the southern Yasawa chain is one of the few remaining unspoiled islands. The eco-friendly Barefoot Manta Resort has amazing coral reefs just off the coast and is the perfect place for a snorkeling, diving or just a relaxed vacation.
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort is located in a lagoon on Nacula Island in the Yasawa Islands. Stay in spacious beachfront or garden villas equipped with open-air tropical bathrooms. Hearty buffet breakfasts are laden with Fijian baked goodies.
Mantaray Island Resort, on Nanuya Balavu Island, in Fiji’s Yasawa chain is famous for its idyllic white sand beach, vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine fauna. Each well-equipped spacious villa, almost at waters’ edge, has an open patio and an open-air bathroom.
Navatu Stars Resort, in the Yasawa archipelago, is an exclusive adults-only, eco-luxury retreat set in a tropical paradise. Each spacious villa, meters away from a lagoon, has its own garden. Bures (Fijian bungalows) are designed in Fijian and Mediterranean style with thatched roofs, high wooden ceilings, white walls and a private wooden deck with daybed.
Paradise Cove Resort, on secluded Naukacuvu Island in Fiji’s Yasawa chain, is known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear water. You’ll arrive to a memorable welcome as staff members gather on the beach singing welcome songs and serve refreshing tropical drinks.
On remote, beautiful Viwa Island in the Yasawa archipelago is the adults-only boutique Viwa Island Resort, fronted by a gorgeous white sand beach and turquoise waters. Settle into a spacious, ocean-view, thatched-roof bure (Fijian-style bungalow), with hand-crafted wooden furniture, modern amenities and bathrooms with coconut-scented toiletries that add a tropical touch.