3 nights Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
4 nights Blue Lagoon Wanderer Cruise
Kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling
Cultural experience kava ceremony
Sigatoka River Safari
Blue Lagoon and private beach landing with BBQ lunch
Sawa-I-Lau Caves visit
Tamasua Village visit and traditional seafood dinner
Drawaqa Island visit and conservation tour
Destinations: Coral Coast, Yasawa Islands
No. of days: 8 days
Enjoy five-star Fijian luxury on the Coral Coast at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort before heading off on a Blue Lagoon Wanderer Cruise to explore the Yasawa Islands. The Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is the perfect place to escape for romance and authentic Fijian hospitality. Set on a sandy beach surrounded by palms and tropical gardens spend your time relaxing, in the spa or exploring the surrounding area. The beach is perfect for kayaking, snorkeling and paddle boarding. Venture into the Fijian interior on a jet boat ride on a Sigatoka River Safari, learn about Fijian history and visit a traditional village. Spend the remainder of your holiday cruising in a tropical island heaven covering the spectacular Sacred Island and Yasawa Island. With both onshore and water activities there is plenty to keep you entertained. Discovering the Fiji culture is an integral part of the cruise, enjoy the sacred stories and legends.
DAY BY DAY:
Day 1: Upon arrival at Nadi International Airport, you will be greeted by a Fijian representative then transferred to the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort. The Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is set on a white sand beach, amongst 40 acres of tall palms and lush tropical landscaped gardens. The resort was designed and built to reflect the true Fijian experience and way of life - it is Fiji and where traditional Fijian village meets 5-star luxury!!
Day 2: This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own. Enjoy the pool or take time out in the spa. Hit the water with complementary kayaks, snorkeling gear and paddle boards. Check out the daily Fijian cultural activities, entertainment and kava ceremony.
Day 3: Today you are off on a uniquely Fijian adventure, a Sigatoka River Safari. Journey into Fiji's beautiful interior aboard purpose built Safari jet boats. Discover the amazing history of Fiji that includes the last war of Fiji and of course intriguing tales of cannibalism. You will be enchanted by your Captain as they provide an insight into Fijian life, culture and their traditions. Your Safari adventure is truly unique as it enables guests the chance to discover what Fijian village life is all about. On arrival you will be welcomed in and brought to the community hall where you will enjoy a traditional sevusevu (kava ceremony. Experience the village firsthand, before you enjoy a sumptuous lunch provided by the women of the village, then comes the Fijian entertainment. This encounter with the beautiful people of Navosa will see you fall in love with the Fijian people. The invigorating homeward journey will have you smiling from ear to ear, as your jet boat captain begins their signature Sigatoka spins aka gentle maneuvers. The Sigatoka River Safari is an adventure to remember.
Day 4: You have an early morning transfer from Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort to Port Denarau. Following a private high-speed catamaran transfer to the Sacred Islands, you'll be welcomed aboard M.V. Fiji Princess. Settle into your cabin and have lunch on the ship, then spend your afternoon snorkeling, swimming and relaxing on the beach. Enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and canapés as you mix and mingle with your fellow cruisers prior to the Captain's Welcome Dinner. (4 nights M.V. Fiji Princess on the Blue Lagoon Wanderer Cruise)
Day 5: Second day on the Blue Lagoon Cruise. Today's destination is the famous Blue Lagoon and a private beach on beautiful Nanuya Lailai Island. M.V. Fiji Princess will tie off to a coconut tree and this is your chance to jump off the back of the ship as many times as you like and swim to shore. Optional activities include snorkeling, fish feeding, volleyball, water aerobics and a coconut husking demonstration. A BBQ lunch will be served on the beach while tonight's dinner is a traditional Fijian Lovo a meal cooked underground in a fire pit. Tonight's entertainment is a Meke performance by local villagers.
Day 6: Third day on the Blue Lagoon Cruise. Stretch your legs this morning with a 40-minute guided walk to Lo's Tea Shop on the other side of the island. Walk back to M.V. Fiji Princess or travel by water taxi for your cruise north to the sacred Sawa-I-Lau Caves, followed by a visit to Tamasua Village where you'll enjoy a traditional seafood dinner. Tonight, we'll screen the Brooke Shields' classic film The Blue Lagoon on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) which was filmed here in the Yasawa Islands.
Day 7: Fourth day on the Blue Lagoon Cruise. This morning you can choose to visit a local school before heading south again, this time for Drawaqa Island. A marine biologist will join the tour to tell you about the marine life, coral reefs and the conservation programmes that the Vinaka Fiji Trust has been working on in the Yasawas. This afternoon you can take part in some optional extras (diving or handline fishing), go in search of the manta rays (May-Oct) or simply relax on the beach. For the last night together, you’ll have a BBQ on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) followed by a disco. Boogie on down!
Day 8: Enjoy breakfast on board as the M.V. Fiji Princess cruises back to Port Denarau. Back at port you'll be serenaded with the traditional Isa Lei farewell song by the crew, as your exploration of the beautiful Yasawa Islands comes to an end. Then, you’ll be transferred to the Nadi International Airport for your journey home.
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