Yasawa Islands, Fiji
Back to the Fiji posts, which I have not finished. This is the second last post. The above picture is of Denarau port, where we started our South Sea Islands cruise to the Yasawa Islands. All or nearly all of the island(s) cruises start from this port, so you will see loads of tourists, all patiently waiting for sandy beaches and blue-green waters.
We took the South sea cruises (company name) to the Yasawa Islands - a day tour. It is not cheap but it was our only day off and we have not seen the famous islands of Fiji. So it was worth every penny.
We passed by the Mamanuca Islands before reaching Yasawa Islands. The Mamanuca islands consist of the Castaway Island, Treasure Island, Mana, Bounty and Malolo Islands. I have no idea which island/resort the picture above represents but it was just a small island surrounded by the beautiful coral reefs.
These islands are very popular among the young tourists. We saw loads of them and I think most of them were Australians. And yeah, one of the islands here was the location for Castaway.
Finally we reached the Yasawa Islands. They are volcanic in origin and have beautiful hills and mountainous areas. It is not as developed as the Mamanuca Islands, which is good, but I fear, as tourism increases, this might change.
This one reminds me of New Zealand somewhat. Don't ask me why, especially since I have not BEEN to New Zealand. Oh yeah, one of the islands here, Turtle Island or Nanuya Levu was used as a location for the filming of The Blue Lagoon. Below are more pictures of Yasawa Islands:
Next up: Botaira Beach Resort and the trip back