There are 15 words in the Fijian language for heaven and `yasawa’ is the first. Indulge in heavenly seclusion at Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, an exclusive retreat secluded on one of the most remote and unspoiled islands of Fiji.
Situated in Fiji’s Yasawa Group of islands, famed for pristine white beaches, clear warm waters, colourful coral reefs and sunny dry climate make this an ideal tourist destination. The resort has its own airstrip, and is just a 30-minute flight north of Nadi International Airport.
Enjoy the sounds of the palm trees swaying and the ocean lapping mere steps from your private accommodation. There are 18 luxurious beachfront bungalows nestled privately among shady palm trees along a pristine white beachfront. Each well-appointed bure is air-conditioned and superbly fitted in contemporary Fijian style, and boasts separate spacious living areas, thatched roof and plantation shutters.
Outdoors is an extension of your living space, fanned by tropical breezes. Each bure has its own sun deck with a pair of lounges, a private beach hut on the sand and a hammock strung between the palms.
Amenities include a fully stocked mini bar, tea and coffee making facility, jar of fresh cookies, an electronic safe, ironing facility, hairdryer, IDD telephone and iPod docking station/stereo.
The six Bure Suites set a luxurious benchmark with a modern openplan layout and ocean views. Scattered in pairs among the palms, they share just one adjoining wall and are positioned for privacy, the only thing you’ll see from inside is the beach. The ten Deluxe Bures are vast and freestanding, offering ocean panoramas from inside and out. A split- level design creates separate living and sleeping areas inside while broad decks and shaded daybeds extend the living space outside.
Perched on a rise overlooking the rest of the resort is a huge family bure, Drodrolagi, Fijian for rainbow. With two separate bedrooms either side of a central living area, this bure is perfect for an intimate family retreat. Its elevated outdoor deck provides magnificent views over the island and out to sea.
Ultimate romantic getaway
Hidden from the rest of the resort at the end of a deserted white beach, is the Lomalagi bure, boasting its own horizon pool overlooking the ocean. The ultimate among Yasawa’s accommodations, Lomalagi, features a spacious bathroom equipped with lavish amenities. Offering absolute privacy and seclusion, this private retreat is ideal for a luxurious romantic getaway.
The resort’s main complex features an alfresco restaurant with 180-degree views of the beach and ocean. Manasa’s Bar is located poolside and offers guests complimentary wireless internet access and signature cocktails. All meals, which are included in the tariff, promise contemporary cuisine with an emphasis on the succulent seafood caught daily in surrounding waters. Lobsters plucked from the nearby reefs are a specialty.
This all-inclusive resort includes individual à la carte dining options. The international chef’s creations highlight the fresh seafood that is delivered daily and caught from the surrounding waters.
Variety abounds and menus change daily accentuating the freshest, regional ingredients of the day. Dine at the restaurant, on the beach, in your bure, or beneath the stars. The choice is yours at Yasawa where every extraordinary meal is complemented by a memorable location.
Discover your own private paradise
Surrounded by 11 pristine private beaches considered among the best in the world, each is your own paradise waiting to be discovered. Order Champagne and board a boat, armed with a picnic basket prepared by the chef, and you’ll be delivered to a secluded beach. Like all meals at Yasawa, a private beach picnic is also included in the tariff.
Yasawa is home to Fiji’s first beachfront spa, just metres from the ocean’s edge on a sweep of soft white sand. The Baravi Spa has been constructed with a blend of traditional and contemporary styles. The massage deck with ocean views and fanned by sea breezes, is perched over the sands in the open air. The Ultimate Spa Bonus for $495FJD will pamper you with a 50-minute spa treatment every day of your stay.
All watersports, scheduled activities, trips and tours at Yasawa are included in the tariff (except spa treatments, scuba diving and sport fishing). For those who love to keep active, land-based activities include tennis and volleyball on the beach, or simply set out on the island’s hiking trails to explore the bays and headlands of this scenic isle.
Visit nearby villages to meet the local children or listen to the church choir and during rugby season, you are welcome to watch rugby matches. Swim in the crystal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon or snorkel among spectacular and vividly coloured corals and tropical fish, do as much or as little as you choose.