Sailing Fiji: Notes from 4+ Months

With our departure from Fiji this week, we conclude four and a half months sailing Fiji over two seasons.   Our first visit was in 2016 for six weeks, where we hung out in Savusavu, one of my favorite cruising ports in the South Pacific, did some amazing hiking based in...

Blue Lagoon, Fiji

The furthest north our adventure took us was to an area of Fiji called Blue Lagoon.  There are several islands here; Nunaya Levu, Nanuya Lailai, and Nacula Island. These islands are all in the Yasawa Group of Fiji, an island chain on the northwestern side. Nanuya Levu is...

Mantaray Island Resort

Manta Ray Resort was one of my favorite stops in Fiji.  We visited twice, and each time found the grounds beautiful and the staff very friendly. We visited while cruising Fiji on our sailing catamaran, Starry Horizons.  The first time we came, we had David’s brother, Thomas,...

Fijian Hitchhikers!

Getting to and from Fulaga is challenging. There is a supply ship that comes on a (somewhat) regular basis, but it makes stops along the way. Tui, our guide in Fulaga, told us it took him 5 days to get to Suva via the supply ship. The other option, which our new friend Alifreti...

Cultural Immersion in Fulaga, Fiji

Fulaga (pronounced Fulanga) is an island on the very southeast section of Fiji.  It is the most remote inhabited island we’ve been to.  There is no airport, no ferries operate to the mainland, and while there is a supply ship, it’s irregular at best.  Nevertheless,...

Vanua Balavu, the Lau Group of Fiji

While Fiji has a pretty extreme number of tourists every year (700,000 tourists a year, with a population of just 900,000), most tourists flock to the western side of Fiji.  We are getting to explore the east side, a rarely-seen and hard-to-get-to area.  It’s much easier to...

Fiji Travel Guide: Notes from Four Months

In 2016 and 2017, we spent a total of four and a half months in the Pacific Island nation of Fiji. Fiji is a wonderful place that we loved, with a strong, unique culture and stunning natural beauty. Fiji is modern, with amazing hospitality and nature, which makes it one of our...

Fiji’s Vuda Point Marina

We visited Vuda Point Marina (VUN-da) twice – once in 2016 and again in 2017. Both times we moved over from the Mamanucas after sailing around for a few weeks. The other option is Denarau, which also has a marina which is in the same area as a large shopping complex,...
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