Lagoons, Reefs & Cultures of the Pacific

Lagoons, Reefs & Cultures of the Pacific

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ITINERARY

Lautoka, Fiji
Welcome aboard our ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht. Settle into your suite in the sweet ‘Sugar City’ of Lautoka. Located in the heart of the sugar cane industry, Fiji’s second-biggest settlement opens up a world of blissful beaches, dense jungle and the culturally rich Fijian life. Please book your flight to arrive into Nadi prior to 02:00 PM.

Yasawa Islands, Sawa I Lau Island
This dreamy group of volcanic islands was the setting for the Blue Lagoon movies (both the 1949 and 1980 versions). Until 1987 the Yasawas were closed to land-based tourism and could only be viewed from a boat. Opposite the largest village of Nabukeru is Sawa-i-Lau, an island famous for its limestone caves, which are accessed by climbing stairs from the beach, passing a small door and then jumping into the larger cave’s pool. The second cave and pool can only be reached by swimming at low tide through an underwater tunnel.

Tavenui Island
Taveuni is called the ‘Garden Isle’ for good reason. Bouma National Heritage Park comprises more than a third of the island, with the Waitabu Marine Park on the north-east coast. Activities are mostly nature-based, from swimming under waterfalls in the jungle to diving at renowned sites such as Eel Reef and the Great White Wall in the Somosomo Strait.

Lakeba Island > Lau Islands
As the least visited part of Fiji, with no land-based tourism, the Lau Islands have preserved most clan traditions, while the limestone landscape has been eroded into dramatic islets and arches. Lakeba is the home of the Tui Nayan (chief), and historically, warlords from Tonga also based themselves here to conquer much of Fiji in the 19th century, lending a Tongan influence to many aspects of Lakeban culture.

Vava’u, Tonga
Vava’u, an archipelago of around 40 coral islands in the south Pacific Ocean, is a captivating combination of lush vegetation, sandy beaches, abundant marine life and underwater caves. Mount Talau towers over the main island, offering panoramic views. Local traditions involve woven leaves from the pandanus tree, production of Noni juice and extraction of vanilla essence.

Hunga Tonga
The world’s newest island is unofficially known as Hunga Tonga Hunga Haapai, named after the two islands it lies between. It formed in December 2014 after a submarine volcano erupted, sending steam, ash and rock into the air. When the ash finally settled, it interacted with the seawater and solidified, creating the new island.

Fulanga Island, Fiji
Fulaga is a narrow crescent of reef limestone in Fijis Southern Lau Group. Adored for its beauty and lovely lagoon, the island has three villages: Muanaicake, Muanaira and Naividamu. The locals are skilled carvers, known for making outrigger canoes and wooden bowls, with some of their handiwork available for purchase during your visit.

Beqa Island
Surrounded by one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, Beqa is untouched, with no cars or roads on the island. The lagoon has sunken wrecks, wall dives and coral-lined tunnels to explore underwater. See a wide range of pelagic fish, sharks, blue ribbon eels and octopus, with many of the dive sites just minutes from shore.

Lautoka
Disembark where it all began and bid farewell to your Captain and crew of the World’s First Discovery Yacht. Please book your flight to depart out of Nadi after 12:00 PM. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the voyage will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

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