Yasawa Island Honeymoon Guide

Dig your toes into the soft powder-white sand at a choice of 11 gorgeous beaches on this long, narrow island indented by picturesque coastal cliffs and aquamarine coves – truly a paradise for honeymoon couples.

With names such as Paradise Beach, Champagne Beach and Lovers Beach, how can you go wrong?

One of the best beaches is a pristine, kilometre-long white-sand beach that fronts the 5-star Yasawa Island Resort and Spa, an exclusive retreat nestled beneath jungle-covered mountains with west-facing views towards the setting sun.

From the resort it’s a short boat ride to a choice of secluded beaches for diving, snorkelling, sports fishing adventure, or you can choose to visit a traditional Fijian village or take a boat ride to a secluded beach for a champagne picnic.

The fascinating caves of Sawa-i-Lau Island lie nearby off the southern tip of Yasawa Island and are easily reached on an excursion.

Where to stay…

The island's only resort – Yasawa Island Resort and Spa – is discretely hidden among palm trees on a stretch of pristine white beach that faces west towards the setting sun – perfect for honeymoon couples.

Allow yourself to be pampered in the most unspoiled reaches of the Fijian archipelago. The resort’s only neighbours are in a handful of traditional Fijian villages nearby, with no other development on the island.

Yasawa Island Resort and Spa
Location: Yasawa Island, Yasawa Islands
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD1652 per room
Description: Set on one of Fiji's most remote islands and surrounded by 11 beaches, Yasawa Island Resort offers stunning ocean views, a restaurant and day spa. All meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Guests can play tennis, relax by the pool or go snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaking. The Baravi Spa is located just metres from the water’s edge and offers beautiful views from the massage deck. All accommodation at Yasawa Resort features Fijian décor and a patio offering ocean and beach views. A private open-air shower, secure lock-up drawer and a hammock are standard in all suites and bungalows. The restaurant serves an à la carte menu featuring locally-caught seafood. The chef can provide a picnic basket for private dining under the stars. You can enjoy poolside cocktails and free Wi-Fi at Manasa’s Bar. Yasawa Island is a 35-minute scenic flight from Nadi International Airport. It is then a 10-minute transfer to Yasawa Island Resort & Spa by the resort’s shuttle service.

Getting there

Lying north of the Mamanuca Islands, the Yasawa Islands stretch for 80km along the northwest coast of Viti Levu. Yasawa Island is the most northerly of the island group.

Yasawa Island Resort and Spa is serviced by a 35-minute flight direct from Nadi International Airport to the resort's own airstrip, and from other locations by prior arrangement.

Air Pacific and Virgin Australia Airlines operate daily flights from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to Nadi International Airport.

Best time to visit the Yasawa Islands

The best time to visit the Yasawa Islands is during the dry winter season from June to September, when the weather is mainly dry and sunny – temperatures average a high of 28°C (82°F) but can range from a low of 18°C (64°F) to a peak of 32°C (90°F).

The seasonal transitional months of May and October can also be a good time to visit.

The wet season is characterised by brief but heavy showers from November to April with temperatures ranging from 22°C (64°F) to 31°C (87°F).

For more climate info: Fiji Weather Guide

Latest update: Yasawa Island, Fiji: 27 April, 2024