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Fiji is one of the most scenic destinations in the South Pacific, considered the pinnacle of idyllic tropical beauty, home to sugar-white beaches, gin-clear waters, and lush forests. Whether you seek the serenity of a remote white sand beach or the thrill of scuba diving in the world’s most bio-diverse waters during a Fiji yacht hire, there is something for everyone amongst Fiji’s 300 islands. 

Because of their remoteness, the Fijian islands are best explored by a luxury private yacht. Contact YACHTZOO for the current list of Fiji boat rentals, including luxury charter motor yachts and crewed sailboats. Read on to discover our five must-see destinations in Fiji ahead of your luxury escape.

Fiji Yacht Hire Destinations

 

Sawa-i-Lau Cave, Yasawa

Buried within the verdant mountains on the isle of Sawa-i-Lau lies caves of incredible natural beauty. The Sawa-i-Lau caves comprise two limestone caverns filled with mesmerising turquoise lagoons, which are generously replenished by the Pacific Ocean. Not for the faint-hearted, visitors can only access the smaller cave through an underwater entrance; however, you will be richly rewarded with a swim in the most remarkable of surroundings. While visitors will need a dose of extra courage to reach the smaller cave, the largest cave affords its visitors a dream-like swim as the daylight illuminates the cave a glowing blue hue on sun-baked afternoons. 

The island itself is also an attractive little gem of a forest covered paradise. Within the Yasawa Islands’ verdant forests, Fiji yacht hire guests are treated to serene sights of smaller, forest-covered isles lined with powdery white sand beaches.

 

Monuriki, Viti Levu

A Fiji boat rental would not be complete without a trip to Monuriki Island. At the western end of the Mamanuca archipelago is the small uninhabited island of Monuriki. Just 1 km in length and 600 meters in width, this famed volcanic island was featured as the remote island in the 2000 Robert Zemeckis film Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks. Bordered by coral reefs, stretches of white sand, pine forests, and vertiginous cliffs of volcanic rock, the beauty of this island can be seen long before you step off your Fiji yacht hire

Immerse yourself in secluded island life and revel in a true Robinson Crusoe experience. Sit amongst the pandanus and coconut trees and watch as the Fiji-crested iguanas roam and the sea turtles nest, or dive down to the seafloor and swim alongside colourful marine life. Expect to snorkel the crystalline waters alongside four turtle species from Loggerheads, Green sea turtles, Hawksbill and Leatherbacks from November to April. 

 

Somosomo Strait, Taveuni Island

The Somosomo Strait is Fiji’s top dive region and a must-visit during a Fiji yacht hire. When the tides change in the Somosomo Strait, nutrient-rich water shoots up from the deep and funnels through the narrow channels taking reefs from pretty to breathtaking in minutes. The Rainbow Reef is home to many of the Strait’s best dives, especially when tides, currents and nutrients are just right. Vibrant “Dendronepthya’ coral coats the walls, bommies and tunnels in a spectacular kaleidoscope of rainbow hues. 

However, it is the Great White Wall that is everyone’s favourite while on a Fiji boat charter. The Great White Wall’s sheer drop-off boasts a mesmerising display of hard and soft corals, colourful sponges and crinoids. The wall’s name becomes clear at 15-65-meters deep, with a blanket of white ‘Dendronepthya’ soft corals. With more than 1,400 species of reef fish, invertebrates and the chance to spot manta rays, dolphins and humpback whales, the Somosomo Strait is every diver’s dream destination.

 

Navua River, Viti Levu

Another superb stop-off on your Fiji yacht hire is the Navua River. The river on Viti Levu flows for 65 km from the Viti Levu highlands to the south coast through the charming scenery of lush rainforests, waterfalls, and rugged canyons. For an afternoon spent exploring the native land, paddle the Upper Navua River in kayaks, float along on a bamboo raft, or ride the whitewater rapids on an inflatable raft. Make sure to keep an eye out for fruit bats, herons, and native parrots, which can be spotted along the way. 

Visitors are also invited to take part in a cultural tour of the local villages where they can participate in traditional Kava ceremonies and feast on delicious local cuisine. This unique, tropical wilderness experience offers a taste of the real Fiji before stepping back on board your Fiji boat rental for the evening. 

 

Garden of the Sleeping Giant and Sabeto Hot Springs, Viti Levu

Nestled in the lush foothills of the mountain peak, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant is a superb day trip from your Fiji yacht hire. These paradisical gardens showcase more than 2,000 species of orchids and a tranquil lily pond with tadpoles and frogs. For a morning spent on dry land during your luxury yacht charter, explore the gardens on floral boardwalks that meander through 20 hectares of native forest. Alternatively, sit back on the forests swings and hammocks and enjoy the peace and serenity of this lush verdant valley. After admiring all the botanical beauties, visit the nearby Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, where you can clean off with a soak in the mineral pools or enjoy a relaxing massage.

It is without question that a Fiji yacht hire offers an unforgettable experience. YACHTZOO can curate a Fiji charter itinerary that perfectly suits your needs. So, whether you are looking for authentic adventure or relaxation on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, contact one of our yacht brokers today.

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