Your adventure begins with a private transfer on the high-speed catamaran, departing from Denarau and cruising up to the Sacred Islands*, where you will board the Fiji Princess. You’ll receive a warm welcome from the staff before tucking into a tasty lunch on board, and then the rest of the day will be spent exploring the Sacred Islands.
These picturesque tropical islands are very remote and secluded, leaving you to enjoy the sugary white sands and azure waters at your own pace. Spend the afternoon swimming, kayaking, or simply soaking up the sun.
Once you’re back on board you can enjoy sipping on complimentary sparkling wine and canapes before heading along to the Captain’s Dinner in the dining saloon for delicious gourmet cuisine and evening entertainment.
Anchorage in Yalobi Bay.
In the morning, you’ll be free to lounge on the sundeck as the Fiji Princess cruises past several of the larger Yasawa Islands, offering panoramic vistas of the ocean and stunning white sand bays. Soon you’ll arrive in the Blue Lagoon, a sweeping stretch of water encircled by islands, creating a lagoon abundant in beautiful coral reefs.
Blue Lagoon Cruises has its own private beach on Nanuya LaiLai, and you’ll have the whole stretch of sand to yourself for the rest of the day. Marvel at the pristine sceneries as the boat is tied onto a coconut tree, and then enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch served on the beach. Optional activities include snorkelling, fish feeding, volleyball, water aerobics and a coconut husking demonstration.
Diving is at an extra cost, but the vibrant reefs that surround the island are well worth exploring. After an afternoon of drinking coconut milk and swimming in the sea, enjoy tonights sinner of a traditional Fijian Lovo meal under the stars, where the cuisine is uniquely cooked underground in a specially prepared pit. As the night draws to a close, you’ll be greeted with an exciting Meke performance with dancing, singing and storytelling.
Anchorage in Nanuya Lailai
Stretch your legs this morning with a 40 minute guided walk to Lo’s Tea Shop which is located on the other side of the island. Hop back on board the Fiji Princess to venture north to Sawa-I-Lau, your next destination.
Upon arrival you’ll visit the village of Tamusua, where you’ll be treated to a yaqona ceremony, a guided walk around the village, and a delicious and completely authentic Fiji village feast prepared by the local village women. This is our chance to really delve into the culture, sitting on mats, eating traditional village food, and listening to interesting stories told by the villagers.
Afterwards you’ll return to Fiji Princess for a movie night on the upper theatre deck, sipping on cold drinks and watching ‘Blue Lagoon’ starring Brooke Shields which was filmed here in the Yasawa Islands.
Anchorage just off Tamusa Bay, Yasawa Island
Whilst the Fiji Princess cruises to Drawaqa Island you’ll have the chance to tuck in to an a la carte breakfast. Once you’ve arrived at the island, you’ll meet with the Marine Biologist to learn all about the local fish and the fantastic conservation work the Vinaka Fiji Volunteer team are doing in the area. Those travelling during May to October will be able to feed the majestic manta rays – and even swim with them if weather permits it. From October to April you’ll be able to enjoy a guided Reef Safari snorkelling tour to see the vibrant corals and marine life. If you fancy staying on dry ground, you can either visit a local village school or abseil from a verdant cliff top.
The evening will be spent on the upper deck of Fiji Princess, dining on a sumptuous BBQ under the stars. Dance way into the night as resident DJ ‘Fiji Afro Jack’ adds a cool soundtrack to your evening – you could even learn the Bula Bula dance.
Anchorage in Drawaqa Island
Today you will journey back to Denarau Marina, enjoying a fresh breakfast on board along the way. Upon arrival you’ll be graced with a traditional Isa Lei song from the crew as a farewell.