Fiji is a special place on earth. Ever since we visited in 2002, we have longed to return. 15 years later, the greetings of “bula” still ring as sweet as ever. Our first week in Fiji was spent on the Yasawa Islands of Tavewa and Nacula. We island hopped to two different resorts, starting off at the Coral View Resort in Tavewa for 4 nights, followed by zipping over to the Blue Lagoon Beach Resort on Nacula for 3 nights. We enjoyed both resorts for different reasons. Coral View is more rustic and basic, appealing to the budget backpacker since it is one of the only resorts in the region not enforcing a mandatory meal plan. Guests can save a lot of money self catering or ordering a la carte, which makes Coral View ideal for anyone on a strict budget. Blue Lagoon on the other hand is a paradise with a lovely white sandy beach, central swimming pool and gourmet fine dining. The resort itself appeals to a wide range of guests ranging from honeymooners to backpackers. We were glad to experience both and would whole heartedly recommend either resort. Activities we enjoyed in the Yasawas included snorkeling, hiking, crab racing, basket weaving, swimming, kayaking, drinking kava, playing with Fijian kids, early morning yoga, and visiting the Sawa-i-Lau Cave. It was a fun week and went by quickly! Next up will be cruising from the Yasawas to the Mamanuca island chain.
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