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The Tropical Island of Yasawa is situated just off the west coast of Viti Levu is in the Yasawa Group of Islands. There are over 20 islands in the group with Yasawa Island being the largest. This group of islands is one of the most popular destinations for backpackers with some of the best budget resorts in Fiji located here.
There are a number of resorts located throughout the island group. There are a few luxury resorts such as Yasawa Island Resort and Turtle Island Resort as well as number of budget and backpacking resorts and hostels. This makes finding accommodation to fit your budget very easy. Some of the best beaches and swimming is found here and offer the traveler a great Fijian experience.
One of the best and most popular ways to get there is via boat. Awesome Adventures runs the Yasawa Flyer from Port Denarau Marina with daily transfers to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. It is a great way to explore the regions. South Sea Cruises and Blue Lagoon Cruises also offer cruises to the islands. They are usually between 3 to 7 day trips and include accommodation and meals with most activites also included. It is a great way to see these beautiful islands of Fiji. The cruise ships sail along beautiful beaches and pristine lagoons, and moor in some of the most picturesque spots anywhere in the Fiji Islands.
The Yasawa Group is undoubtedly the most appealing of the Fiji Islands for beach lovers and water enthusiasts. The breathtaking chain of islands extends from the Mamanuca Group. Snorkelling is fantastic and scuba diving is good, more so for marine life than for the soft corals. Sailing charters are also available and award winning Blue Lagoon Cruises offer several small ship luxury cruises along the islands for 2-, 3- and 7-days. The further out you go, the more traditional the islands become with the islands of the Yasawa chain being home to lots of small traditional fishing villages with thatch homes. The furthest island from Nadi takes about 2 hours by fast catamaran.
These are the islands first sighted by Captain Bligh on his epic voyage on the Bounty's longboat, the islands where ancient rock inscriptions have been found, and where twenty islands have a population of almost five thousand Fijian villagers living the traditional island life.
Yasawa Island are the idyllic and incredibly photogenic islands where the original "Blue Lagoon" films were photographed in the 1940's and 1980.
More information can be found at: www.yasawa-island.com
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