Tropical Island Explorer - 2 Coconut Relaxed Resorts | 6 islands
Location: Yasawa Islands
Duration: 12 Days
Categories: Packages, Tropical Island Explorer
Tropical Island Explorer
12 days - 11 nights - 6 islands - Relaxed Resorts
The ultimate package exploring Mamanuca and then sailing to the rugged southern Yasawa islands, ending up in the famous Blue Lagoon region before a final night at Beachcomber, the party island. Enjoy the added comfort of your 2 coconut rated accommodation. You'll experience the best that six of the most gorgeous islands have to offer, travelling aboard a high speed catamaran ferry, hopping between Fiji's stunning western islands.
2 Coconut Accommodation
The dorm (shared) and bure (private) rooms at Relaxed resorts with a 2 coconut rating means the accommodation will be more comfortable than the very basic 1 coconut options, with a higher standard of ameneties, but still displaying a strong Fijian vibe. Ownership and management of these properties is usually a mix of Fijian and European, with Fijian staff. The rooms and dormitories are fitted with air conditioning or fans that work during generator operating hours. You will also enjoy more set meal variey available to purchase on arrival.
Full Monty Upgrade
By ticking the "Full Monty Upgrade" box from the options in the menu (after selecting your accommodation type), your coconut cruiser package will also include a wide selection of the ‘must do’ activities on each island. This allows you to experience the full version of the suggested itinerary. If you’re into activities such as watersports, sailing, Fijian cooking, snorkelling, and hiking, then don't forget to add the ‘Full Monty’ extra to your order!
South Sea Island (Dorm)
Beachcomber Island Resort (Oceanfront Bure)
Early in the morning on day 3, sail to the southern Yasawa islands aboard the Yasawa Flyer fast ferry. The islands are dominated by beautifully rugged, monolithic hills and mountains and surrounded by turquoise waters.
Mantaray Island Resort (Paradise Dorm or Treehouse Bure) or
Barefoot Manta Island (Sunrise Beach Dorm or Beachfront Safari Bure)
A week into your once-in-a-lifetime journey, travel north to the unforgetable Blue Lagoon region. Pristine beaches and coral make this the highlight of any tropical island hopping trip. At sunset you can watch for the spectacle of flying fish from the shoreline, warm waters lapping at your toes.
Oarsmans Bay Lodge (Dorm or Garden View Bure)
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort (Dorm or Bula Lodge Room)
An early afternoon transfer on day 9 brings you to your next island. Sail across the Blue Lagoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure upon arrival at your resort of choice.
Nanuya Boathouse (Dorm or Double Room)
With the late afternoon departure to Beachcomber island, you'll be on your way to party! On beachcomber, every day is Friday, the bar is open 'till late, there's plenty of live music and dincing. This great atmosphere is of course accomapnied by white sandy beach, crystal clear waters and a vareity of available activities.
Beachcomber Island Resort (Vesi Mixed Dorm or Falekau Girls' Dorm OR Oceanfront Bure)
Last day to relax in the sun, recover from last night's party, dive or snorkel before heading back to Viti Levu at your chosen departure time, 9:45, 13:00 or 17:00.
Tropical Island Explorer Map
Yasawa Flyer Ferry
Transfers are available from Denarau Marina, Nadi and Wailoaloa areas. Please check the map to see the free pick up/ drop off areas and timetable.
Full Monty Island Activities
With the "Full Monty" Package, the following activities are available depending on the island/resort:
Island Massage - Treat yourself to a luxurious island massage on the sand under swaying palm trees, with the soud of the tropical sea lapping at the shorline. Available at South Sea island resort (Day 1 & 2) or Blue Lagoon resort (Day 7 & 8)
Swim with Reef Sharks - A short boat ride away from the white sandy beaches of Kuata lies Moyia Reef. A spectacular site from above and below the water with an abundance of colourful fish and beautiful corals, it is also home to some friendly reef sharks. Jump in and snorkel with them. It gets the adrenalin pumping, but they eat fish not people so no need to worry! Your local guides hand feed the sharks creating amazing underwater photo opportunities. Available at Barefoot Kuata (Day 3 & 4)
Guided Summit Hike - The Yasawa islands feature rugged volcanic peaks with summits that provide amazig views out over the surrounding islands and ocean. The best time to be at the summit is sunrise or sunset, when the secenery is at it's most beautiful and the weather less hot. Available at Barefoot Kuata (Day 3 & 4) and Boathouse Nanuya (Day 9 & 10)
Fiji Island Village Visit - All Fijians are strongly rooted to their culture, their land and their mataqali (family). Resorts offer very relaxed village tours. You'll be able to wander freely and meet many of the villagers and children as they go about their daily life. Available at Barefoot Kuata (Day 3 & 4), Barefoot Manta (Day 5 & 6 and Oarsman Bay Lodge (Day 7 & 8)
Swim with Manta Rays (seasonal) - Available from May to October, an unforgettable experience if you are lucky enough! Manta Rays glide majestically through the channel between Nanuya Balavu and Drawaqa Islands. They pass through nearly every day from May to October on the change of tide to feed. Sightings cannot be guarunteed, as these are wild sea creatures, however during the season this area offers some of the best chances in the world by far. Available at Barefoot Manta island (Day 5 & 6)
Blue Lagoon Snorkelling - Not to be missed! The Blue Lagoon is utterly stunning. It is a large lagoon that laps at the golden sand beaches of the islands that surround it. Experience the beautiful coral and fish that swim beneath the lagoon on an unforgettable snorkelling trip. Available at Blue Lagoon resort (Day 7 & 8)
Explore Sawailau Caves - Considered the heart of Yasawa, these Caves are one of the 'must-do' activities for travellers visiting Fiji's spectacular Blue Lagoon. Ancient limestone formations are hidden within a picturesque little island. This activity includes a scenic boat trip up to the caves, after which you venture into the caves guided by friendly Fijians to explore the secrets within. Available at Oarsman Bay & Blue Lagoon (Day 7 & 8)
Sunset Tube Cruise - Fun under the setting sun! Chill out with friends and a cool drink in hand while you get pulled through the water on a floating 'tube' and watch the gorgeous Fijian sunset. Available at Boathouse Nanuya (9 & 10)
Activities usually take place on the even days of your trip (2, 4, 6, et.c), and as such the above listed activities are often an either/or choice and cannot all be experienced in one intinerary (i.e., you will have to make a selection). Additionally, some Full Monty activities are available only at certain resorts so where you stay determines the specific activities available to you. In some cases, an activity may not be available - in which case an alternative and equally great activity will be offered.