Stop By Fiji’s Top Islands
With 333 tropical islands to explore, here are some of the best day trips you can take while holidaying in Fiji.
Malamala Island Beach Club
Malamala Beach Club is famous as the world’s first island beach club. The beach club, which occupies an entire island in the Mamanuca archipelago, is just a 25-minute boat ride from Port Denarau on Fiji’s mainland. The island is small enough to stroll around in just 20 minutes but it’s best to do your exploring after saving a deckchair upon arrival. The club serves snacks, sharing platters, wine, beer and tropical cocktails, and the entry price includes the use of snorkels, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
One fun way to visit the Mamanuca islands is to take the catamaran to Mana Island and transfer on to a romantic 15-metre timber-decked yacht. The yacht anchors off uninhabited Modriki Island, famous as the setting for the Tom Hanks film Castaway, and you can swim to shore to walk its sands. After that, it’s time to visit Yanuya Island for a kava ceremony and spot of souvenir shopping.
The Yasawa Island
The Yasawa Island group comprises a chain of 20 volcanic islands, some featuring dramatic peaks, located north of the Mamanuca islands. Yes, they take longer to reach but that means you’ll encounter fewer daytrippers if you set out to explore them on a long day cruise. The southern end of the Yasawas features rugged geography while the northern end is home to the famously sapphire-hued Blue Lagoon.
Thrill-seekers can put the adrenalin into their day cruise by snorkelling with sharks. This out-of-the-box cruise option starts with a high-speed catamaran ride to the Yasawas where you disembark at Kuata Island. From there, you board another boat to reach a reef where there are resident black-tip and white-tip sharks. It might be hard to overcome your fears but – believe it or not – these sharks aren’t interested in nibbling on humans.
Contact your Helloworld Travel agent to find out more.