Fiji yacht charter itinerary
Fiji is every inch the Pacific island perfection. Consisting of 322 islands and 522 smaller islets, the two most important islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. They are mountainous, with peaks up to 1,300 metres, and covered with thick tropical forests. A yacht charter in Fiji allows you to experience the country’s melting pot of indigenous, Indian, Chinese and European cultures and traditions. No Fiji yacht charter is complete without a tour of the pristine waters and white-sand beaches of the Yasawa Islands to the north-west coast of Viti Levu.
day 1 VANUA LEVU & WAYA ISLAND
After landing at Nadi airport and embarking your charter yacht in Denarau Marina, you will slip the lines and cruise to Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island and considered by many to be the tropics’ best-kept secrets. The island’s protected southern bay of Savusavu is popular for mooring, and a great spot from which to head out on snorkelling and scuba diving adventures. Ashore you can hike through the lush tropical forest or visit the quaint villages such as Labasa. In the afternoon, make your way to the Yasawa Islands’ Waya Island and the Namara village to experience the traditional Sevu Sevu welcome ceremony.
day 2-3 BLUE LAGOON ISLAND
After breakfast on the aft deck, enjoy the waters of your anchorage with a kayak expedition to a nearby beach or jump into the water with a snorkel around Fantasy Reef. A picnic lunch on the beach is followed by a cruise to the Blue Lagoon Island, of Hollywood film fame. Next morning, head out for a swim with flocks of majestic manta rays at Tokatokaunu Pass. Round up the day with a traditional beach ‘lovo’ dinner with food cooked on buried hot rocks, with the haunting sound of traditional Fijian music floating on the air.
day 4-5 LIKU-YASAWA IRA
Head north to the Yasawa group’s outermost island, Liku-Yasawa Ira. From your anchorage it will be impossible to resist the allure of the bright turquoise waters, whether you are enjoying the water toys or bobbing about with a snorkel over the local reef. As evening draws in, have a try at night fishing or the bravest may embark on a night dive. The next day, head out in the tender to explore the island’s shoreline then head to a local village for a ‘meke’ traditional dance performance.
day 6 SAWA-I-LAU
Cruise to Sawa-i-Lau to explore the magical underwater limestone caves, accessed via an underwater tunnel. Enjoy a hike on the island, or stay in the alluring water for more snorkelling and diving, perhaps followed by a massage on board.
day 7 VOMO
En route back to Viti Levu, enjoy one last dive around the resort island of Vomo and a beach picnic before you return to Denarau for the flight home.