Discover the true meaning of Bula and see for yourself why Fiji is a bona fide jewel in the Pacific. Fabled for its breath-taking scenery, rich culture and for having some of the warmest and happiest people you have ever met this unforgettable 9-night Fly, Stay & Cruise holiday around the Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands will provide cherished memories for years to come.
Your holiday begins with 2 nights in a 5-star Denarau Resort where you can ease into holiday mode and soak up the warm hospitality that Fiji is famous for. Think cocktails by the pool, a massage or treatment at the spa and watching sunsets dip beneath the horizon. Next, it is time to board MV Reef Endeavour to spend 7 days sailing turquoise waters to pristine white sand beaches where one can escape the heat in the shade of swaying palm fronds.
Off the ship, you can snorkel fringing coral reefs teeming with life in crystal clear water, visit traditional villages and experience authentic ceremonies while onboard be treated to fully catered buffets and 3-course meals served against stunning backdrops of incredible scenery. You also have the choice of relaxing on the sundeck by the pool, visiting the spa or perhaps visit the onboard PADI Dive Centre to organise the dive of a life time through caves, coral bommies, and breathtaking coral gardens. The hardest part will be deciding what to do.
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Board your flight to Nadi from Australia. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your resort for check-in.
Time now to relax at your beautiful beachfront resort and enjoy the myriad of bars, restaurants and facilities on offer.
This morning you will make your way to Denarau Marina, a short 5 minute drive by taxi (at your own cost). Board the MV Reef Endeavour for your island adventure. 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.
Cruise to idyllic Monoriki where Tom Hanks' Castaway was filmed. Explore the natural film set on a guided kayak tour and explore tranquil Monu island for snorkelling before a special village choral service. The beautiful harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. This evening join the entertainment of our Sunday Show.
The Scared 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 ships crew pay tribute to forefathers if Fijian culture by performing the Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony. Spend a magical morning in the aquamarine lagoons, snorkelling in spectacular coral gardens. 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 along with a village and a shell market.The fit will also have the chance to climb to the peak of Waya for amazing views. Don your favourite island attire for Pacific Island night tonight!
After breakfast, Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns for Port Denarau. Here you can enjoy a choice of complimentary tours before heading back aboard Reef Endeavour for your next island adventure. Welcome to Captain Cook Cruise's 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 SUP's and the opportunity for a leisurely 10 min walk around the island. Tonight join the captain and his crew for the Gala Captain's Dinner
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 natural state where you can bask in turquoise waters along white sandy beaches.This evening join the festivities and entertainment of a Fijian Village at Gunu for a traditional Fijian feast, Lovo and cultural performance, Meke!
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 you will never forget. Snorkel over spectacular coral gardens or test your fitness with a climb to the peak behind the school on Yasawa Island. Tonight, try your luck at crab racing!
Cruise the soaring volcanic peaks of the Yasawas and discover a myriad of fish in the coral reef and laze on the warm sands of Yaqeta. Continue cruising through the channels to Drawaqa for more amazing snorkelling this afternoon, you may even see Manta-ray (seasonal). This evening get your dancing shoes on for the famous Captain Cook Cruises Music Quiz.
This morning you sail back into Port Denarau for breakfast onboard. The crtew bid you farewell to the wistful song of 'Isa lei'. Disembarkation is at 9am. You will then be transferred to the airport for your returning flight home.