BULA and welcome to Fiji! Your group leader will be at the airport waiting for you and to check you into our accommodation in Nadi. The rest of the days is yours to explore, relax pool side and to sink into the relaxed Fijian way of life. Later that night we go for welcome dinner and drinks where you will meet the rest of your Wanderlands Fiji family.
An early start today as we are heading south to the Central Coast where we are going to spend the next two days at the world famous The Beachouse Resort. As soon as we arrive we will get ready for the first activity of the day – an epic boat trip to explore Vatulele and Yanuca Islands and enjoy some snorkelling, kayaking and a delicious beach BBQ! Back at our resort, we get the chance to do a sunset yoga class to find our zen in paradise. When night time comes, we sit round the bonfire with the locals for a few songs with the guitar and try the local drink kava from a hollowed out coconut shell.
Surfs up! The Central Coast of Fiji has many surf breaks for beginners to intermediates so we are sure to be able to catch a few waves for whatever level you are. The lesson is taken by our chilled local surf instructors and if the waves aren’t on our side we will head for a paddleboarding session in a sheltered area. Then we get our comfortable trainers on for a little bush trek to Novala Falls, this waterfall is sure to cool you off after the trek through the jungle. At night we get another chance to see the incredible sunset and some drinks.
Yasawa Islands here we go! Cruising “business class” with aircon, drinks and snacks available, while checking out some of the most beautiful islands on the way to our destination and if we are lucky, see some sea turtles or manta rays swimming around us as we travel. We check in to our epic resort at lunchtime then it’s a short walk to the restaurant for some delicious food. Once our bellies have been satisfied its time to head out for some kayaking, paddleboarding or you can get yourself a sunbed to work on your tan.
Today we really get a chance to get an insight into Fijian living. Firstly, we visit some natural limestone caves and will get to explore and learn how they came to be. We also visit a local village and immerse ourselves in their culture. We will learn some traditional crafts, play football or volleyball with some of the children and interact with the elders of the village, who will talk about the day to day lives of the Fijians and teach us how they farm and harvest their food.
The exploring doesn’t stop as we head to Mantaray Island, which has some of the best snorkel points in the world! With over 1,000 species of fish and mammals in the surrounding waters you’ll soon see why. When we arrive we will get the opportunity to snorkel and have a few games of volleyball on the beach and even sip on some delicious cocktails while perfecting that tan. Come night time we will gather around the campfire and enjoy the evening with our Wanderlands family.
On our second day on Mantaray Island we will start it off with some beach activities and explore some exciting spots that only the locals know about. This evening is our last evening together and what better way to end a great week than with a sunset boat trip, relaxing with an ice cold drink in your hand watching the beautiful sunset, floating around the crystal clear waters of Fiji. Back on dry land we enjoy a farewell dinner with a local dance and then we party in style with the rest of the groupies to celebrate having just had the best trip of your life!
Time to say goodbye to some of your group and to swap those awesome pictures. For those of you who will continue your travels in Fiji, your group leader will be on hand to provide info on the best islands to visit and book you your transport and any other activities such as scuba diving. For those who need to leave Fiji your leader will be able to organise for you the transport to the main island to catch your flight.