Yasawa Islands Phone Coverage Guide
Although the sandy shores and azure waters of the Yasawa Islands offer a heavenly tropical escape, there may be a few reasons why you might want to stay connected on your phone. Whether it’s to call home or post your latest holiday snaps, it’s likely that you’ll be able to do it from your resort in the Yasawa Islands. Despite the island group’s remote location in Fiji, there is good phone coverage across most islands and their surrounding waters. Find out more in this guide to the mobile phone reception in the Yasawas Islands.
Plus, for more help planning your trip, head to The Complete Travel Guide to the Yasawa Islands.
Resorts in the Yasawa Islands with Phone Coverage
Here are just some of the resorts in the Yasawa Islands with mobile phone reception:
- Octopus Resort, Waya
- Mantaray Island Resort, Nanuya Balavu Island
- Oarsman’s Bay Lodge, Nacula Island
- Barefoot Kuata Resort, Kuata
- Barefoot Manta Resort, Drawaqa Island
- Paradise Cove Resort, Naukacuvu Island
- Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, Nacula Island
- Boathouse Nanuya, Nanuya Lailai Island
- Nanuya Island Resort, Nanuya Lailai Island
- Coconut Beach Resort, Tavewa Island
Learn more about these resorts and others in the 10 Best Resorts in the Yasawa Islands and the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in the Yasawa Islands.
Will My Phone Work in the Yasawa Islands?
Your phone will work in the Yasawa Islands if your phone is compatible with a Fiji SIM card (and, of course, if you have a Fiji SIM card) or if your home network provider offers international roaming through Fiji’s local networks (usually Vodafone Fiji).
You will be able to use a Fiji SIM card in your phone if your phone is a GSM dual-band or tri-band phone and operates on a 900Mhz frequency.
Fijian law requires all phone numbers in Fiji to be registered. This is all part of the process when you get a SIM card from any official Vodafone or Digicel store. Find out more in What are the Fiji Phone Networks?
The Best Network for Phone Coverage in the Yasawa Islands
The two main phone networks in Fiji is Digicel and Vodafone. Although both networks offer good mobile phone reception in the Yasawa Islands, Vodafone has stronger coverage in the northern Yasawa Islands compared to Digicel.
Both networks offer 2G and 3G in the Yasawa Islands. 4G is not yet available in the Yasawa Islands.
Learn more about the two phone networks in The Best SIM Card in Fiji For Travellers.