Discover Fiji's Cruising beauty spots.
With exotic beauty, superb diving, and a growing yachting infrastructure, Fiji is an obvious choice for yachts on a Pacific sojourn.
With around 333 islands to explore,there are numerous possibilities for discovery. Here here are four regions you will love during your onboard exploration.
Fiji's most popular and accessible islands are visible just off the coast of Nadi. The 20 palm-fringed islands are known for white sand beaches, coral gardens and some of the country's most exclusive resorts.The fantastic range of water sports, surfing, diving, boating, spa and other activities means visitors will enjoy fun-filled days and balmy, romantic evenings.
The islands are movie stars in their own right - think Tom Hank’s Cast Away and the reality TV show Survivor: Fiji. The Mamanuca Islands also offer famous divesites such as the Big W and Gotham City.
Some of the best surf breaks in the world are also located in the Mamanuca Islands, including Cloudbreak, Restaurant and Wilkes.For those who come here to relax, there’s Cloud 9 - the floating bar and pizzeria in mid-ocean - or indulge in a private picnic on a sand cay.
The islands just northwest of Viti Levu
Strewn along Fiji’s eastern border, Lau’s exquisite islands are only visited by a lucky few.Besides the exclusive Resort, the region has largely resisted tourism’s lure but has become a very popular cruising destination for passing yachts.With no banks, bars or bistros in sight, it’s as remote as it gets in Fiji.
Savusavu is an excellent place to stock up on supplies before sailing Lau. Visit the local market to purchase Kava (a root of the Piper methysticum plant) while you are there. You will need to present an ‘i-sevusevu’ (traditional protocol presenting a gift to request permission to visit) to any remote villages whose territory you cross.
Kadavu Island, in Fiji’s south, is best known for the Great Astrolabe Reef, which runs along its southern shore and arcs north-east past Ono Island up to Island, which is famous for manta ray snorkelling.
The Great Astrolabe Reef is a breeding ground for big fish like tuna, marlin, giant trevally, and sharks. The environment makes for adventurous drift diving, with sites like Naiqoro Passage where you can experience big fish action against a background of colourful soft coral walls.