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Explore the Yasawa Islands

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The Yasawa Islands are just north-west of Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji in the Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is named after the largest island of Yasawa and consists of around 30 small islands. They are known for their tropical beautiful beaches and the picturesque atmosphere. The volcanic soil creates a very varied landscape. From rainforest and pearly white beaches to steep mountains with steep rock formations. With an unspoiled nature, you imagine yourself in a true paradise. The Yasawa islands are perfect for a honeymoon, a wedding, a romantic holiday or just to cross it of your bucket list.
A large part of the Yasawa islands is completely uninhabited and it shares a history of mutinous shipmen and magical legends. From the turquoise water, a collection of greenery with white islands looms up in the distance. The closer you come, the more incredible the colors will become. The Yasawas islands in western Fiji are admired in many films (like 'the Blue Lagoon') for a reason.

Thousands of years ago there were people living on the Yasawas, but because of a shortage of fresh water, they never lasted long. The current residents probably live on the islands for about three hundred years. The residents are super sweet and invite you to drink Kava with them. Kava is a drink made from a pressed pepper root. It tastes exactly as it looks: ditch water. After throwing the mug back with two hands, your lips begin to tingle.

From May to October you can spot the fascinating manta rays in the reefs of Fiji, a fantastic experience for every diving enthusiast. But also with a snorkel you can see a lot of rich underwater life: sea turtles, sharks and parrotfish. Colorful coral gently sways along with the current.

Best time to visit

The best time to go to Fiji weather wise is between May and October, this is the ‘winter’ period. It is also the dry season, which means that the air is almost always clear. The temperature is even around 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). In October, February and March Fiji is a more quiet. At the end of October and the beginning of November the temperature is wonderful and it is also dry. Moreover, the Hindu festival Diwali takes place. The whole country is turned upside down and the celebratory nature of the Fijian people comes alive. Click here if you would like more average weather details.

Where to stay

If you are looking for an amazing hotel and you are not on a travelers budget, we definitely recommend The Paradise Cove resort. It is a luxury resort in paradise. The staff is a big part what makes this resort so perfect. The beach is like a literal paradise and the water is crystal clear. The rooms have a huge comfy bed and you get a beautiful bathroom, with two showers. A real treat this place. On booking.com they get an average rating of 9.4 and you can book it here.

This article was last updated on April 01, 2020.