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5 Unique Boat Stays in Fiji

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Fiji Boat Accommodation

With waters several shades of blue holding colourful coral reefs, not to mention the warm weather, getting out on the water is a must when in Fiji! However, not many people realise that even your accommodation can be out on the water! Boat stays, cruises and chartered yachts make a unique way to explore the islands while getting to experience the excitement of staying on a beautiful yacht. Boat stays in Fiji come in all shapes in sizes from classic yachts with your own crew looking after you to moored yachts equipped with everything you need for a more affordable and fun experience. Check out some of our top Fiji boat accommodation picks right here!

By the way, if you might also want to check out our 10 Best Boat Trips in Fiji and 10 Best Day Cruises in Fiji.

1. Sailing Fiji

Hop aboard Looping, a fast sailing catamaran and enjoy a multi-day safari through the Fiji Islands. With an onboard skipper and chef cooking up some gourmet delights, all your needs are catered for, while you just enjoy “Fiji time” on an accommodation type that not many in Fiji get to enjoy. A popular trip is to the Lau Islands, a secluded corner of Fiji where you’ll stop by isolated beaches, snorkel at untouched reefs and eat dinner with a spectacular view of islands and atolls. The vessel has four queen-size staterooms with a private bathroom and toilet area. Sailing trips depart from Taveuni, Fiji’s third-largest island. Learn more about the Lau Islands in our 10 Wonderful Things to Do in the Lau Islands.

Check Looping out:
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2. Wayward Wind

For a classic sailing yacht experience, consider Wayward Wind. The yacht, which was designed as a family yacht, has plenty of space for couples and families with a master room, as well as two side berths with extra bedding. Everything from the dining experience to the activities to the destinations visited is designed with you in mind. Find this Fiji boat stay experience based at Vuda Marina, just north of Nadi on Viti Levu (the mainland).

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3. Captain Cook Cruises

Join one of the 3, 4 or 7-day cruises on the Reef Endeavour with Captain Cook Cruises taking you through the Mamanuca and the Yasawa Islands. You have five set itineraries to choose from: 3 days cruising around the Mamanucas, 4 days in the Yasawa Islands or 7 days with a mix of both. Alternatively, head on a 7-day cruise to Vanua Levu either experiencing the “Heritage Cruise” itinerary or the “Cultural Cruise” itinerary. The Reef Endeavour has its own swimming pool, spa, gym, glass-bottom boat, diving activities, as well as 63 suites, staterooms and cabins.

Check Captain Cook Cruises out:
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4. Gipsea & Fantasea

If you want that boat stay experience, without necessarily going anywhere, then there are plenty of options on websites like Airbnb. Rent out a yacht for the night, such as the Gipsea or Fantasea, moored by Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi, for an affordable night on-board a private yacht. Yachts are fully equipped with a kitchen, showers, toilets, etc, as well as seating areas to sit under the stars.

Check Captain Cook Cruises out:
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5. La Vie Yacht Charters

Either stay at port or go exploring on La Vie Yacht Charters. Moored at Denarau Island on Viti Levu (the mainland), La Vie provides a luxurious escape from the resorts on a catamaran sailing vessel complete with your own private room, bathroom, toilet, fully-equipped kitchen, as well as spacious indoor and outdoor relaxing areas. Hop on their Boat & Breakfast Charter and choose whether to add a Sailing & Exploring add-on or simply kick back and enjoy the time you have on this unique accommodation in Denarau. Check out more things to do in the area with our 12 Amazing Things to Do in Denarau Island.

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More About Boat Stays in Fiji

That’s it for the best boat stays in Fiji. See how they compare to The Top 50 Resorts in Fiji. Plus, get even more tips in The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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