Where to Stay in the Yasawa Islands
Get off the beaten track to the remote islands of the Yasawas with their rugged volcanic mountains, lush forest and idyllic sandy beaches. Although a little longer to get to than other destinations in Fiji, the Yasawa Islands is well worth the journey to get a fine balance of iconic Fiji experiences: remote villages, dry sunny weather year-round, crystal clear waters teeming with life, and spectacular island resorts. Speaking of which, take a look at this list of resorts in the Yasawa Islands to start planning your next island getaway.
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1. Barefoot Kuata Island Resort
We like to think of Barefoot Kuata as affordable luxury in the Yasawas with a whole lot of character. Staying in one of their Safari Rooms or Bures (bungalows) feels like a real adventure, as does the activities on offer, such as shark snorkelling or scuba diving. The resort caters to families, couples, friends and backpackers with amenities including three swimming pools, tropical gardens, island walks, conservation programs, private and cultural dining and much more.
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2. Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
Don’t settle for anything less than pure luxury at the Yasawa Island Resort & Spa. With one of the best spas in the Yasawa Islands, it’s the ultimate destination for rest and rejuvenation, especially as everything is sorted for you in this all-inclusive resort: meals, accommodation and most activities. Stay in one of only 18 bures complete with your own thatched cabana overlooking the white sandy beach. See more resorts like this in our 5 Luxury Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.
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3. Mantaray Island Resort
Get a taste of every aspect of a Fiji holiday at the Mantaray Island Resort with days spent exploring vibrant marine reserves, sipping on refreshing cocktails and partaking in Fijian village visits. The activities on offer at Mantaray are huge, with a highlight being swimming with manta rays between May and October. Accommodation options include luxurious Beachfront Villas, stand-alone Reef Bures, Jungle Bures, Tree House Bures and the budget Paradise Dorm.
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4. Navutu Stars Resort
Perfect for couples on a romantic getaway, honeymoon or wedding, Navutu Stars is a five-star adult-only resort. With bures scattered across three private bays, Navutu provides a relaxing experience in between activities like fishing, yoga, snorkelling, private dining and more. Check out more resorts like this in our 10 Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.
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5. Paradise Cove Resort
Boasting one of the best beaches in the Yasawa Islands, Paradise Cove is well worth considering for that beachside holiday! Whether you’re travelling as a family, as a couple or group of mates, Paradise Cove has accommodation for you in either a beachfront or tropical garden setting. Enjoy lazy days around the three swimming pools, two bars or out on the water in one of the amazing activities available. See more resorts like this in our 10 Family Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.
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6. Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
Situated on the shores of turquoise waters, Blue Lagoon Beach Resort is an idyllic getaway for backpackers, mates’ escapes and families. The resort has a close connection with the local villages, meaning there’s an abundance of cultural activities, from village visits to handline or spearfishing with the locals. Stay in budget lodges, deluxe villas and backpacker dorms.
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7. Coralview Island Resort
Great snorkelling and great prices are just two reasons to stay at the Coralview Island Resort on Tavewa Island. The resort has a nearby marine reserve and giant clams, making the underwater adventures unforgettable. They also run regular trips to Yasawa highlights like the Blue Lagoon and the Sawa-i-Lau Caves. Coralview has spacious dorms, Beachfront Bures and Gardenview Bures.
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8. Viwa Island Resort
Seeking a bit of luxury? Choose the Viwa Island Resort on its own private island. Choose between their Deluxe Beachfront Bures for two overlooking the Pacific Ocean with its own private balcony and the Executive Beachfront Bure sleeping up to four people. When you’re not relaxing with a massage or on the beach, head out on the water with the resort’s scuba team or go fishing and kayaking. See more resorts like this in our 5 Adult-Only Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.
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9. Barefoot Manta Island Resort
Nature-lovers, connect with the land, sea, the local people and each other at the Barefoot Manta Resort. Join the team for snorkelling with giant manta rays between May and October or one of their other amazing scuba diving trips. The accommodation consists of characterful Safari Rooms and Beach Bures. They also offer a fantastic dining experience on Saturday afternoon/evenings where guests can weave their own dinner plates, enjoy a Fijian cooking lesson then indulge in a traditional lovo feast. Check out more accommodation like this in our 10 Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands for Foodies.
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10. Octopus Resort
A real mix of experiences awaits at the Octopus Resort – premium villas with private chefs, family beachfront villas and dorm rooms… to name a few. Wherever you stay, you will have access to top diving locations, fun swimming pools, a beachfront bar and some of the best sunsets in Fiji!