Explore the Yasawa Islands
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The Yasawa Islands are just northwest of Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji in the Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is named after the largest island, Yasawa, and consists of around 30 small islands. They are known for their tropical, beautiful beaches and picturesque atmosphere. The volcanic soil creates a varied landscape, from rainforest and pearly white beaches to steep mountains with rocky formations. With unspoiled nature, one can imagine oneself in a true paradise. The Yasawa Islands are perfect for honeymoons, weddings, romantic holidays, or bucket list experiences.
A large part of the Yasawa Islands is largely uninhabited and shares a history of mutineers and mythology. Islands covered in greenery with white beaches loom in the distance over turquoise waters. The closer one gets, the more incredible the colors become. The Yasawa Islands in western Fiji are admired in many films, such as "The Blue Lagoon," for their stunning beauty.
Centuries ago, people lived on the Yasawa Islands, but due to limited access to fresh water, they never lasted long. The current residents have been living on the islands for about 300 years. The friendly locals invite visitors to drink kava with them, a beverage made from the ground root of the pepper plant. It is an acquired taste and the cup is typically consumed in one gulp with both hands, causing a tingling sensation in the lips.
From May to October, diving enthusiasts can spot fascinating manta rays in the reefs of Fiji, while snorkelers can also observe abundant marine life such as sea turtles, sharks, and colorful parrot fish. Colorful coral gently sways along with the current.
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 paradise and the water is crystal clear.
The rooms have a large 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.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Fiji weather-wise is between May and October, during the "winter" period. It is also the dry season, which means that the air is almost always clear and the temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). In October, February, and March, Fiji is quieter. 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, turning the whole country upside down and showcasing the celebratory nature of the Fijian people. Click here for more information on the climate.