You’ve read about them countless times – and seen them so often in movies – that it’s almost like you know parts of America without ever having visited them. But nothing, not even a 3D movie, prepares you for the astonishing reality.
The 20 islands of the Mamanucas, with their unrivalled diving, soft corals and teeming marine life. The jewel-like Yasawas; offering picturesque havens for yachtsmen, honeymooners and the world’s rich and famous. Irresistible.
A short hop aboard a catamaran, seaplane or helicopter from Fiji’s capital Nadi brings you to the Mamanucas, where you can dive in seas rich in soft corals, multi-coloured fish and exotic marine creatures. There are, for example, so many batfish that one area is called Gotham City, and the Big W has its own, resident bronze whale shark. The beaches are similarly impressive – the movie ‘Castaway’ was shot on deserted Monuriki Island, close to the welcoming island of Matamanoa.
Make for the Yasawas and your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Fiji will take you to the Blue Lagoon (scene of another famous movie) where the rich and famous escape the paparazzi to luxuriate in the natural beauty of Waya, Tavewa islands and the exclusive Turtle Island. Honeymooners are pampered on Nanuya Levu, whilst explorers will be fascinated by the cave of Sawa-i-Lau and the remote beauty of Viwa and Naviti.