75 Ultimate Fiji Islands Guide | Warnings, Locations, Resorts

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75 Fiji Islands Ultimate Guide Broken Down by Location and Area

The Fiji Islands are a touch of heaven on earth. There are 330 islands in total in Fiji, and each is uniques in its own way.There are 2 main islands in Fiji, Viti Levu where the 2 main cities are Suva and Nadi. And Vanua Levu the second biggest Island in Fiji, home of another 2 cities Lambasa and Savusavu. The majority of the tourism is in the Nadi part of the main island and Suva. There are 2 famous groupings of islands off of mainland Fiji called the Yasawa Islands and the Mamanuca Islands respectively. We visited many of these places last year and found that there was a lack of high quality information on the internet.

I decided to put together this very detailed list, so that you will be able to choose what Fiji islands are best for you to visit. You will find that the most luxurious resorts will be found on the Mamanuca stretch of islands, and the most affordable will be on the Yasawa stretch as there are many locally run guesthouses here. In Fiji the most beautiful places to go will be in the Yasawa island and the Mamanuca island. I hope this and some of the other Fiji guides we have written will help you make a good decision. You’re going to love this place!

 

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23 Best Yasawa Islands in Fiji | Yasawa Island Resorts

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The Yasawa islands are an archipelago of 20 Volcanic islands northwest of mainland Fiji. It is a massive 135 square km long and is also north of the famous Mamanuka islands. Before 1950 tourists were forbidden from going to the Yasawa island, but the government has opened it up to develop their focus on ecotourism. The Yasawa islands are famous for the best scuba diving in Fiji and they are also known for their beautiful secluded beaches. Most of the accommodations here are fit for backpackers and budget traveller, however they do have some luxury resorts as well. Because of it’s remoteness most of the islands are secluded and run by local tribes, giving you the ultimate Fijian experience. Here are the islands of the Yasawas and the resorts available on these island.

  1. Sawa-i-lau Island

    One of the top things to do on this island is to visit the famous Sawailau Caves. You can swim in the flooded caves in crystal clear water with light coming from above. Cave jumpers and adventurers love this place. There are no hotels on this island, it is a day-trip destination.

    Sawailau-Caves

    Sawailau-Caves

  2. Yasawa Island

    The Yasawa-I-Rara Island is the longest island stretch in the Yasawa islands. There are many beaches here including Nadala beach, Teci, Mbukama and Nabukeru. The Yasawa island resort and spa is on this island and caters to those wanting a good mix of luxury and tradition. The resort often has local villages come in and entertain guests. They also serve local foods.

    Yasawa-I-Rara Island-Fiji

    Yasawa-I-Rara Island-Fiji

  3. Yawini Island

    Yawini Island has no resort, however you can take a day trip to this island. It has a nice beach and is located beside a sandbar at the northernmost point of Yasawa Island.

    Yawini-Island-Fiji

    Yawini-Island-Fiji

  4. Yalewa Kalou Island

    This is also a tiny island to the north of Yasawa island. It is remote and there is no accommodations here. It is known for scuba diving and birdwatching.

    Yalewa-Island-fiji

    Yalewa-Island-fiji

  5. Vawa island

    Vawa Island is a small island beside the main Yasawa island. It is very small and has no accommodations on it. However you can do a day trip to this island and it has a beautiful beach and good hiking. The diving and snorkelling here are also very good.


  6. Nacula Island

    Nacula Island is another large island in the Yasawa Islands. When I say large, I only mean large for a Yasawa island. They are all pretty small. This island has many places to stay in all price ranges. Starting from the Yasawa homestays tha are for the budget traveller, located beside the Novotua Village. There is also the Oarsman bay lodge, the blue lagoon beach resort close to the Nacula and Malakati villages. And las the Nabua Lodge and Safe Landing resort and ecolodge in Sisili neighbourhood. This place is a hikers paradise!

    Nacula-Island-Fiji

    Nacula-Island-Fiji

  7. Tavewa Island

    There are 2 resorts on this island, Coral view island resort and Coconut beach resort. This island is so small that you can hike it is around an hour. Surrounded by several other small islands, there will be little movement in the water. Clear blue water, great for snorkelling or diving.

    Tavewa-Island-Fiji

    Tavewa-Island-Fiji

  8. Nanuya Lailai

    The Budget place to stay on this island is the sunrise lagoon homestay on the east side of the island. There are 2 really nice resorts on the north west part of the island called Gold Coast Resort and Nanuya Island resort. This island is north of turtle island. Most of the resorts on the island cater to backpackers and there is a ferry that comes and goes twice a day.Nanuya-LaiLai-Island-Fiji

  9. Turtle Island

    Turtle island is beautiful and very popular for the turtle island resort. They offer luxurious accommodations, spectacular beaches and great food.

    Turtle-Island-Fiji

    Turtle-Island-Fiji

  10. Mataca Levu Island

    This is another large Island in the Yasawas, the places to stay on this island are the long beach resort and the Waitui Basecamp. Another backpackers paradise. The island is located west of Nanuya island and Turtle island. There is a bay here that has an amazing reef and there are local villages on this mountainous island. The main things to do are chilling out, snorkelling and diving.

    Mataca-Levu-Island-Fiji

    Mataca-Levu-Island-Fiji

  11. Yageta Island

    There is only one resort on this island called the Navutu Stars resort. It is located at the north of the island by the local Yageta village. Things to do here are scuba diving, sailing, swimming and relaxing.

    Yageta-Island-Fiji

    Yageta-Island-Fiji

  12. Viwa Island

    Viwa island is a small island on the western side of the Yasawa stretch. It is remote and distant from the main island stretch and has one resort on it called the Viwa island resort. The resort has luxury bures on it. This would make a great honeymoon destination, as you would have the ultimate in privacy and luxury all in one place. The resort offer water sports, diving, snorkelling and restaurants.

    Viwa-Island-Fiji

    Viwa-Island-Fiji

  13. Naviti Island

    There are 2 main resorts on this island. The Naviti island homestay which is a budget hotel, and the Botaira resort that has Fijian Bures right on the pristine beach.

    Botaira-Bures-Yasawa-Islands-Naviti-Island

    Botaira-Bures-Yasawa-Islands-Naviti-Island

  14. Nanuya Balavu Island

    Nanuya island is located in the Yasawa stretch of islands sandwiched between Drawaqa island and Naukacuvu Island. There is one major resort here called the Manta ray island resort. Named so because of the great diving with manta rays off of this island. There is also the Nanuya island resort that has a mixture of price ranges to suit almost anyone coming to the island this resort offer traditional treetop Fijian Bures to stay in. This is a really cool island that can give you unique experiences.

    Nanuya-Island-Fiji

    Nanuya-Island-Fiji

  15. Naukacuvu Island

    Naukacuvu island is nestled in a beautiful cove in the Yasawa islands of Fiji, there is one luxury resort on the island called Paradise Cove that boasts beautiful pools and luxury bures. This island is surrounded by white sand beach and crystal clear water, perfect for diving and snorkelling. There is a local village here that works alongside the hotel to offer, the real Fijian experience to guests.

    Naukacuvu-island-Fiji

    Naukacuvu-island-Fiji

  16. Narara Island

    There are no accommodation or villages on this island. You can visit the island from Naukaucuvu island as they are very close.

  17. Drawaqa Island

    Drawaqa is tiny and has one resort on it called the barefoot manta resort at the northern tip of the island. One nice thing about this island is that it is very remote, but still has large islands with amenities around it.

    Barefoot-Manta-Island-Fiji-Drawaqa

    Barefoot-Manta-Island-Fiji-Drawaqa

  18. Wayasewa Island

    There is one resort here called the naqualia lodge, This is another backpackers island. Wayasewa is a volcanic island that has great hiking on it. Also surrounded by great beaches and clear water. There are ferries here daily from the mainland


  19. Kuata Island

    Kuata Island is a tiny island at the base of the Yasawa islands, closest to the Mamanuca Island stretch. It is said to be a part of Ba province. There is one highly rated resort on the island called the Barefoot Kuata Island resort. This island offer scuba diving, snorkelling, nature walks, weddings and more!

    Kuata-Island-Fiji

    Kuata-Island-Fiji

  20. Octopus Island/ Nalauwaki Island

    This is the home of the Octopus resort, located right on a beautiful beach. This is located on a marine reserve so the snorkelling and diving here is to notch. They have a keen focus on local Fijian culture. and a strong connection with the local village. You can experience the real Fiji here.

    octopus-resort-fiji-Yasawa-Islands

    octopus-resort-fiji-Yasawa-Islands

How to get to the Yasawa Island Group?

You can get to the Yasawa islands by Ferry from the mainland in Nadi. They take Denerau Port to bring you to the island. You can also get here by seaplane and by helicopter. It takes around 30 mins by seaplane or helicopter to reach the Yasawa’s.


13 Best Mamanuca Islands in Fiji | Mamanuca Island Resorts

 

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Mamanuca-Islands-Fiji

  1. Tokoriki Island

    Tokoriki island has 2 major resorts the Sheriton tokoriki and the Tokoriki island resort and spa. We stayed on this island and they have a lot to do including, hiking, diving, dining, snorkelling and all water sports. I wrote a detailed review of Tokoriki island with all of the best thing to do here.

    Tokoriki-Island-Main

  2. Vanuya Island

    This is a large island across from Tokoriki island, there are no resorts here however there is a local village. You can visit the island and they have really nice beaches, great fishing and a beautiful coral reef.

    Vanuya-Island-Fiji

    Vanuya-Island-Fiji

  3. Tavua Island

    Tavua island is a large Island in the Mamanuca island stretch. There is no resort here, however there is a local village.


  4. Monu Island

    Monu Island Is in between Yanuya Island and Monuriki island. It does not have a resort on it, this island has good hiking. 


  5. Monuriki island

    Castaway-Beach-Monuriki-Island

    Castaway-Beach-Monuriki-Island

  6. Matamanoa Island

    This island is tiny and awesome. It has one resort on it called the Matamanoa Island resort. It is a luxury resort with bures. The entire island is a beach and around it is a gorgeous coral reef. You can walk around the entire island in 20 minutes. This is the perfect island if you are looking for seclusion or for a honeymoon. The island also offers a great view of the surrounding islands that you can visit as day trips from this island. But in all likelihood you are going to want to just chill out here and relax.

    Matamanoa-Island-Fiji

    Matamanoa-Island-Fiji

  7. Mana Island | Tadrai Island

    Mana Island is split up in 2 and has 2 names….weird right. There are also 2 distinct resorts on the island. The first being Mana island resort and spa and the second Ratu Kini Backpackers and dive resort. The mana island resort is a luxury

    Mana-island-fiji

    Mana-island-fiji

  8. Beachcomber Island

    Beachcomber island is a tiny little party island on the Mamanuca stretch of islands in Fiji. It is not a backpackers hostile but it does have very reasonable rates. The entire island is a beach and around it is a coral reef. There are ferries coming and going everyday on this island so getting there is a breeze. The resort is rated highly. This is a party island on the ocean.

    Beachcomber-island

    Beachcomber-island

  9. Treasure Island

    Treasure island has Fijian style bures for rent at the treasure island resort. They are not a luxury resort, I would call this hotel mid classed and well priced. The island itself is very small and located beside beachcomber island. It is a marine conservation, so the snorkelling here is awesome. There are all sorts of things to see here including Fijian Crested iguana’s and Ocean birds. The Ferries that come here offer island hopper passes, so that you are free to explore

    Treasure-Island-Fiji

    Treasure-Island-Fiji

  10. Kandavu Island


  11. Qalito Island

    This is where the famous Castaway island resort is located. This island is not very far from mainland Fiji. The resort is a four star resort and it is a beauty. This island has hiking, water sports, diving and more. This is one to check out.

    castaway-island-fiji

    castaway-island-fiji

  12. Malolo Island

    Malolo island has multiple resorts on it including Likuliku Lagoon resort, Malolo island resort, Tropica island resort, My Vanubaka Resort, and the Funky fish beach resort. There are all price ranges on this island. The island itself is large and offers all of the amenities you can think of. One side of the island has parties at the resorts and others are quiet. There is diving, snorkelling and all other water sports here.

    Malolo-Island-Fiji

    Malolo-Island-Fiji

  13. Malolo Lailai Island

    This is the island south of Malolo island. There are 3 resorts here, the musket cove island resort, the plantation island resort and the Lomani island resort.


How to get to the Mamanuca Islands?

You can get to the Mamanuca islands by ferry from the mainland at Denerau port, by sea plane or by helicopter.

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Mamanuca-Islands-Map

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Fiji Islands Near Nadi (Viti Levu)

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  1. Tavarua Island

  2. Denarau Island

  3. Akuilau Island

Fiji Islands Near Lautoka (Viti Levu)

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Fiji-islands-resorts

  1. Vio Island

  2. Bekana Island

Fiji Islands Near Tavua and Ba (Viti Levu)

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Fiji-Islands-Tavua

  1. Yanuca Island

  2. Vatia Island

Fiji Islands near Vunitogoloa (Viti Levu)

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Fiji-ocean

  1. Tovu Island

  2. Macuata Island

  3. Carlos Pastor Island

Fiji Islands Near Volivoli and Rakiraki (Viti Levu)

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Fiji-Islands-Near-Rakiraki

  1. Malake Island

  2. Nananu-I-Ra Island

  3. Nananu-I-Cake Island

Fiji Islands Near Lawa & Natovi (Viti Levu)

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Fiji-Islands-Beach

  1. Naigani Island

  2. Qoma Island

  3. Nukuleu Island

Fiji Islands Near Matacaucau (Viti Levu)

  1. Omini Island

  2. Qata Island

  3. Telau Island

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Fiji Islands Near Suva (Viti Levu)

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  1. Nasoata Island

  2. Lavala Island

  3. Mosquito Island

  4. Snake Island

  5. Labiko Island

  6. Namuka Island

  7. Bequa Island

  8. Kadavu Island

  9. Lamiti Island

  10. Nasoki Island

  11. Naroi Island

Fiji Island Around Vanua Levu (2nd Biggest Island)

  1. Rabi Island

  2. Taveuni Island

  3. Koro Island

  4. Vanua Island

  5. Qamea Island

  6. Kioa Island

  7. Mali Island

  8. Talailau Island

  9. Nadogo Island

  10. Yaqaga Island

  11. Yadua Island

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