Fiji & Her Islands
Independent Tour and cruise
Picture yourself immersed in luscious jungle surrounded by echoes of nature as you follow streams of water as they crash down tropical waterfalls around you; look no further than Fiji. Over 300 islands make up this South Sea paradise, explore the islands to uncover hidden beaches and feel like a fragment of paradise is truly your own. Take a dive into the blue ocean waters backed by swaying palms as you float amongst soft coral reefs where you will be greeted by shoals of tropical fish. Venture to intrepid regions such as the far-reaching Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands. Whatever the occasion, say ‘Bula’ to Fiji as your next picture-perfect holiday destination.
Fiji & Her Islands
Day 1 : Arrive Fiji
On arrival in Fiji you’ll be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel on the Coral Coast for a seven night stay at the Shangri-la Yanuca Island Resort.
Day 2-7 : At leisure
Nestled on the private Yanuca Island, Shangri-La Yanuca Island, Fiji offers the essence of an exclusive island hideaway yet is conveniently connected to the mainland by a causeway. The 443 ocean view guest rooms take their inspiration from a traditional Fijian village featuring rich elements of local culture and nature.
Overlooking Viti Levu’s idyllic Coral Coast on one side and its own private beach and lagoon on the other, the resort offers an authentic and private Fiji island experience. Whether you’re seeking an exclusive, adults-only experience, or one to keep the whole family occupied, you’ll find something for every moment and mood. With 3 pools, the coral reef, and a private sandy beach on a deep lagoon that’s swimmable any time of day, there’s a place to dip your toes right across the island. Shangri-La’s trump card is its abundance of dining options, all sourcing the fresh and quality produce in Fiji. With 5 new dining concepts and three bars, all on the waterfront, this is a resort experience that doesn’t rest on the laurels of its location.
For those whose idea of quality time is alone time, the adults-only areas of the resort are a sanctuary for guests of the Reef Wing. A private pool and adults-only dining and cocktail hour are just a few of the ways you can enjoy this secluded paradise all to yourself. The ways you can start your idyllic days on the island are endless. Rise with the sun and a morning swim in a Fijian lagoon, tee off on the premier 9-hole Peter Thompson-designed golf course, get active in the resort’s oceanside gym, or start your days slowly from the comfort of your room, lapping up the peaceful surrounds from your private balcony.
Every room has Pacific Ocean views so you can soak up this magical Fijian seascape. The reef and lagoon offer plenty of adventure for water lovers. Kids will wear themselves out on Fiji’s inflatable water park, adrenaline junkies can command a jet-ski, or those seeking a slower pace can grab a snorkel or kayak to explore the sea-life. On land, there are tennis courts, a mini-golf course, basketball courts, bikes to ride and so many activities to keep you endlessly entertained.
When it’s time to unwind, indulge in a pampering session at Chi, The Spa. Isolated and idyllic, The Spa offers an exclusive overnight spa treatment which is the only one of its kind in Fiji. Whether taking time out or filling your days, every day brings something new at Shangri-La Yanuca Island, Fiji.
Day 8 : Fiji Cruise
Take an included private transfer to Port Denarau where you will embark on a seven day cruise of Fiji’s idyllic islands aboard the MV Reef Endeavour, visiting places where larger cruise ships simply can’t venture and discovering the stunning natural beauty of Fiji and the amazing cultures of its people.
A small ship with a capacity for 124 guests, Reef Endeavour offers 63 comfortable air conditioned accommodation suites, ocean Staterooms and porthole cabins with en suite bathroom. You’ll find a single sitting dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 2 bars, 2 lounges, a library, gift shop, swimming pool and sundeck. Set sail over lunch through the beautiful Mamanuca islands past many famous resorts collecting some additional passengers, before arriving for a snorkel from a sand cay and discover the vista of a South Pacific sunset. Tonight book your preferred time early for your a-la-carte Dinner.
Day 9 : Monoriki and Monu islands
Reef Endeavour cruises to idyllic Monoriki where Tom Hanks’ Castaway was filmed. Explore this natural film set on a guided kayak tour and explore idyllic Monu Island for snorkelling before a special village choral service. The beautiful harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. This evening enjoy the entertainment of the Sunday Show.
Day 10 : Sacred island
The Sacred Island is a place beautiful beyond belief. Legends tell of the great war canoe `Rogoboka' which landed here with the first Fijians. On arrival the ship's crew pay tribute to the forefathers of Fijian culture and perform the Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony. Spend a magical morning swimming in the aquamarine lagoons, snorkelling in spectacular coral gardens, beach combing or coral viewing from the glass bottom boat. Over lunch cruise to the Southern Yasawa islands. Enclosed by towering volcanic peaks and palm fringed beaches, Waya Island is a tropical paradise. Visit a local school this afternoon and a village and shell market. The fit will also have a chance to climb to the peak of Waya for amazing views. Don your favourite island attire for Pacific Island night tonight!
Day 11 : Denarau sightseeing, Tivua island
After Breakfast, Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 07:30am for a 9:00am disembarkation. You can enjoy a choice of complimentary tours including the Garden of the Sleeping Giant or a tall ship adventure before heading back aboard Reef Endeavour for your next island adventure. Welcome to Captain Cook Cruises' private Island of Tivua, surrounded by 500 acres of coral reef this is a great opportunity to practice your snorkelling skills straight off the beach. There is also a volleyball court, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards and the opportunity for a leisurely 10min walk around the island. Tonight join the Captain and his crew for the Gala Captain’s Dinner.
Day 12 : Naviti Island
Start the day naturally with a morning swim & snorkel in an idyllic bay at Brothers Island. Savour the bounty of a gourmet buffet lunch as you journey to spectacular Naviti Island. Here is beauty in its original state where you can bask in aquamarine waters along white sandy beaches. Volleyball, snorkel, swim or explore the island. This evening, enjoy the festivities and entertainment of a Fijian Village at Gunu for a traditional Fijian Feast, Lovo and Cultural performance, Meke.
Day 13 : Yasawa Island
Discover the legendary grandeur of Sawa-i-lau and the famous limestone caves at your own pace. Swimming in the cave lagoon is a wondrous experience. Visit to a local school for a memorable experience you will never forget. Snorkel over spectacular coral gardens, swim in fabled lagoons or test your fitness with a climb to the peak behind the school on Yasawa Island. Try your luck at crab racing tonight.
Day 14 : Drawaqa
Cruise the soaring volcanic peaks of the Yasawas and discover a myriad of fish in the coral reef and laze in the warm sands of Yaqeta. Cruise the spectacular channels to Drawaqa for amazing snorkelling this afternoon, you may even see a Manta-ray (seasonal). This evening, get your dancing shoes on for the Famous Captain Cook Cruises Music Quiz.
Day 15 : Departure
Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 07:30am for a 9:00am disembarkation. After Breakfast, meet the crew on the pool deck as they bid you farewell in song including their traditional Fijian ‘Isa Lei’ as they say ‘sototale’ or ‘see you again’. A private transfer will be waiting to return you to Nadi airport for your flight home.