Fiji boasts around 330 fabulous islands circled by pristine waters and this post gives you a glimpse of just four…
To share a few snippets of incredible countries, the Glimpses series started with Chile in South America. Then, I decided to continue with Burmese glimpses, Italian Glimpses, English Glimpses, Bolivian Glimpses, Calabrian Glimpses, and Argentinian Glimpses.
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In 2015, I was lucky enough to be invited on a yacht by friends to sail around the glorious islands of Fiji for a couple of weeks – fantastic and memorable!
1. Malolo Lailai Island – Musket Cove
A tiny airstrip sees light planes come and go a couple of times a day on Musket Cove – a small dot in the Pacific Ocean.
Musket Cove offers many secluded pristine beaches to get away from other tourists but be warned, this is a child-friendly island so a lot of children run around the whole of the island – skinny dip at your own peril!
2. Robinson Crusoe Island (original name: Likuri Island)
A low-key resort island, you can easily circumnavigate flat Robinson Crusoe Island on foot in about half an hour.
Impressive and mesmerising cultural fire shows are held on each Wednesday and Saturday night and are worthwhile to indulge in.
This island’s name stems from 1651 when a sailing boat was wrecked on a nearby reef. The captain and his cat took refuge on the island. Coincidently, the cat’s name was Friday (not a good omen), and so, the story of Robinson Crusoe was born.
3. Waya Island – Rurago Bay
Six main islands and numerous smaller islets form the Yasawa group of which intriguing Waya Island is one. The group is volcanic in origin and very mountainous. With peaks ranging from 250 to 600 metres high, there are some majestic vistas and backdrops when sailing past or hiking to one of the peaks.
This is the island where yachties are expected to arrive bearing gifts of Waka (Fijian Kava) and then to be blessed in return by the chief. Taking tea and cake with the locals in the village is very lovely.
4. Nanuya Sewa Island – Blue Lagoon
Gorgeous Blue Lagoon was made famous by the movie of the same name in 1980. Nanuya Sewa Island is simply stunning.
The Nanuya Resort is quite small and runs totally on solar power I believe, which is definitely a good thing.
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Want to see more photos of Fiji or read more about the sailing frolics around these idyllic paradise islands? Check out these Fijian posts sailing to exotic and scenic islands.
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