Sawa-i-Lau Caves Day Trip

Sawa-i-Lau Caves

Experience a day trip to the the "Heart of Yasawa", the famous Sawa-i-Lau caves! Sightseeing boat ride, Snorkeling and Swimming in the Cave and a Fijian lunch included.


  • Round trip Seabus transfers from Lautoka (mainland Fiji), or the following Yasawa islands: Waya, Waya Lailai, Naviti (see resorts list below)
  • Shuttle pick up and drop from/to mainland hotels (complimentary in certain popular areas)
  • Scenic sightseeing boat journey to the Heart of Yasawa
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Entrance fees to the cave
  • Sawa-i-lau Cave visit (Snorkel & Swimming)
  • Meet with locals
  • Dedicated local guide
  • Fijian Lunch


Travel to the sacred heart of the Yasawas with Viti Awesome Tours to visit the mystical Sawa-i-Lau water caves. The Seabus ferry transfer departs Lautoka at 8AM, sailing via Waya, Waya Lailai and Naviti, bringing you on a scenic journey through the Yasawa archipelago with some unforgettably beautiful sightseeing along the way. The Seabus route terminates at Nacula island, locvation of the famous Blue Lagoon, where you will be transferred to a local speed boat and taken to the Heart of Yasawa, arriving at the beach at Sawa-i-Lau island between 11AM and 11.30AM. There, your dedicated guide will prepare you for the tour.

Snorkelling gear will be provided as it is a swimming tour - the caves are inundated with turquoise water - so make sure to bring your bathing attire! Island folklore has long told of the resting place of an ancient Fijian God within the caves. In the past during times of tribal warfare, local villagers would hide in a secret part of the cave, reached only underwater. Secret inscriptions pointed the way and can still be seen to this day.

After exploring the Caves enjoy a Fijian lunch (Fish in coconut cream with fijian potatoes, Hawaiian pizza/ vegetable pizza with soft drinks, beer, coffee or tea) before the boat transfer back.

Available departure areas:

Sector 1:
Nadi, Lautoka (Viti Levu mainland)
Sector 2:
Waya Lailai Island & Waya Island
Sector 3:
Naviti Island

See full resorts list in the "Departure Locations" tab above.

Available departure locations:

Sector 1:
Viti Levu mainland
Denarau (extra $15 per person return drop off)
  • Whydham resort
  • Raddisson blu resort
  • Sheraton fiji resort
  • Westin resort
  • Sofitel resort
  • Hilton resort
  • Golf Terrace
  • Palms apartments
  • Club fiji
  • Aquarius resort
  • Smugglers inn
  • Ramada Apartments
  • Blue water backpackers
  • Grand West villas
  • Wailoaloa resort & Villas
  • Mercure hotel
  • Skylodge hotel
  • Tanoa international hotel
  • Trans international
  • Ace airport hotel
  • Tokatoka resort
  • Raffles gateway
  • Cathay hotel
  • Water front hotel
Sector 2:
Waya Lailai Island
  • Naqalia Eco Haven
  • Barefoot Kuata              
Waya Island
  • Botaira resort
  • Sunrise Lagoon
  • Octopus Resort
Sector 3:
Naviti Island       
  • Barefoot Manta
  • Manta Ray Island resort
  • Korovou Eco Tour resort
  • White Sandy Beach resort



PLEASE NOTE: This is not necessarily a private trip. If more people have booked for the same date, a small group will travel together. A MINIMUM of 3 adults is required for the trip to go ahead. If minimum numbers are not reached, you will be contacted for an alternative date or full refund.
All activity and package bookings are subject to availability. Fiji ground staff will receive your booking and email you within 24hrs to arrange pickup requirements with you. Occasionally, the dates and/or times selected may no longer be available. In such cases, every effort will be made to accommodate you with a date change or alternative option. Otherwise a full refund is provided.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made within a week of departure will be charged a 50% fee.
  • Cancellations made within 48hrs of departure will be charged a 100% fee (no refund).
  • Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to departure are a fully refundable, less any payment processing fees and/or charges applied to make the refund (see general terms & conditions).
  • No Shows are non-refundable.



Duration: 8 Hours
Categories: Tours and Day Trips

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Please note: A minimum of 3 adults is needed for this trip.

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