There are over 15 different words in Fijian that means “heaven” and Yasawa is the very first word. This in itself should tell you what the Yasawa Island Resort and Spa would be like, with a name that is so heavenly. Rooms here are limited in number, so ensure you book well in advance to avoid being disappointed. Surrounded by the pristine tropical waters and untouched white sandy beaches, this resort is the perfect tropical getaway that is authentically local, luxurious, plush and cozy with all the modern comforts and amenities.
There are only 18 bungalows in the resort, and they are called Bure, which means “sanctuary” in the local language. These rooms are your private tropical. The bures are all beautifully hidden between palm groves at the edge of the white sandy beach and are equipped with outdoor showers, living areas, cabanas with sun loungers, hammocks, and minibars.
The Bure Suites are rooms built next to each other but have their own private space with sweeping views of the ocean. The Deluxe Beachfront bures are standalone villas that give breathtaking views of the ocean even when you are looking out from the room.
Lomalagi is the honeymoon bures located right at the end of a deserted stretch of the private beach. They are secluded with private pools and uninterrupted view of the ocean. The Two Bedroom bures are perched higher than the rest of the rooms, giving panoramic views of the resort, perfect for multiple couples, group of friends or families traveling together.
Yasawa is known for being an isolated tropical island, but that need not worry you. The resort has an in-house restaurant and bar that will take care of all your gastronomical requirements with its delectable spread of mouthwatering dishes.
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the tariff when you book yourself in as a guest at the resort. Beverages include coffee, tea, fresh juices, mocktails and bottled water. Food is prepared using only local produce and fresh catch of the day. The restaurant has al fresco seating so you can enjoy the views of the sandy beach and pristine ocean waters while enjoying your meals.
Fancy a night in? Simply order the food to your bure and dine in complete privacy. For an extra special night, you can arrange for dinner just about anywhere you like at the resort for a private romantic dining experience under the stars with your loved one.
The in-house Baravi Spa holds the distinction of being the very first beachfront spa in all of Fiji. The most incredible part about the resort is that it includes a spa treatment for every night that you stay with its Ultimate Spa Special package. The spa blends in contemporary styles with traditional architecture to create a space that is tranquil and soothing.
Most people who come to the resort end up simply lazing around on their sun decks or the beach, enjoying the beauty and solitude of the island. But if you are looking for something to do, the resort can arrange for beach picnics on one of the many private beaches that can be accessed only by the hotel guests.
The island is just a 35-minute flight from its nearest International airport and the resort has a private air strip exclusively for its guests. The island is completely isolated and secluded, so the only people you will find are the local villagers who live and work around the resort.
Activities around the resort include snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, and windsurfing. The lagoon has hidden caves, corals and lots to explore, so go for a boat ride, swim and even snorkel.
For something more land-based, you can go for village tours and take part in local cultural activities like music and dances. Rugby matches are also common in the area, so do not forget to catch a local game. This touch of local culture, food, and art is what makes Yasawa so special and different from most other tropical island holidays. Ensure that you take in these experiences to make your holiday more unforgettable.