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Step Back in Time

Vanua Balava to Port Denarou Marina. Escape to a deserted land and experience uninhabited islands, meet tribes with ancient cultures and explore the unexplored.

Explore Unchartered Territory

One of the World’s most beautiful, remote and least visited places, the Lau group of islands offer a mind-blowing array of marine life, unique culture and traditions and a laid-back, carefree island vibe.

Vanua Balavu

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Guests arrive by charter aircraft to their yacht anchored off the very beautiful and unique island of Vanua Balavu. There are a number of great anchorages, some of which even allow you to tie up to the trees, but the most spectacular of all is in the Bay of Islands. Located in northwest part of the lagoon, this area is covered with limestone islands and islets that have been carved by the elements into arches, caves and overhangs, all covered with thick vegetation. Inland there is a sacred lake where every few years a ceremony performed by a Bete (traditional Fijian priest) mysteriously causes all the fish in the lake to float up to the surface where they are collected for food. The village of Delaconi in the North West is the chiefly village of this island and should be visited first to present your gift of Sevusevu (gift of kava) to the Chief. There is no tourism on this island and visitors are sure to experience traditional Fijian culture at its best.

Oneata Island

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This low-lying island is surrounded by a large lagoon so there is plenty of smooth water and space for kite-surfing if desired. On the island there are two villages; Dakuiloa and Waiqori. The latter is the chiefly village where you will make your first stop to present your Sevusevu to the Chief of Oneata. Your yacht will anchor in one of the uninhabited bays on the northwest side of the island. Here, there is a deep-water pass named Middle Passage that allows entry to the lagoon. Good snorkelling and diving can be found in both these areas. From your anchorage, it is a short tender ride to the villages on the south side of the island where you can enjoy a pleasant 30-minute walk along the track that links both villages.

Komo Island

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Komo has an easily accessible lagoon which is entered through the West Pass on the northwest side. Your yacht will anchor on the north side of the island where you will be sheltered from the trade winds and where the beaches are pristine. There is only one village called Moce on the southeast of the island and the land is flat so if you get tired of relaxing on the beach, there are some nice walks across the island.

Yagasa Group

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This uninhabited group of 4 islets provides some great exploring and beachcombing on pristine beaches that are rarely visited by people. For those keen to keep active, the lagoon has some stunning diving and snorkelling.

Fulaga

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This is the most unique and beautiful of the Southern Lau islands with a spectacular array of limestone islets and arches of all sizes dotted throughout the lagoon. The People of Fulaga are known for excellent wood carvings and are skilled in making canoes and 'tanoa' which are wooden bowls carved out of local hardwood and used in Yaqona Ceremonies and social gatherings across Fiji. There is also some excellent diving to be found here, most notably a drift dive in the Fulaga Passage where many pelagic species can be seen.

Ogea Levu

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This island has a deep and wide pass and the diving is truly awesome. The lagoon, surrounded with magnificent reefs, is a rich fishing ground and a divers haven. The village is located in a large bay at the south end of the island and the people of Ogea are known for their happy and carefree approach to life. This bay contains many small islets and is great to explore by tender.

Totoya

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This unique horse shoe shaped island was once a volcano. Over time its crater has sunk leaving a nearly land locked inner lagoon. Legend goes that when the first chief discovered the island, he described it as “Totoka” meaning beautiful which is how the name Totoya was derived. The Chiefly village of Tovo should be visited first to present your gift of Kava to the high chief. The village will put on a traditional Meke (welcome dance) for their rare visitors.

Kadavu Island

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This large island offers a mix of remoteness and stunning beauty and is known for its prolific marine life, clear water and uninhabited islets. With very few roads and maybe 25 vehicles in total, the only way to get around is by boat or on foot. Wake up early to hike the Kavala Bay waterfall trail, a 45-minute trek up a moderate hillside to a spectacular high waterfall. Here your crew will set up a pre-prepared picnic breakfast. In the afternoon, enjoy a dive in some of the excellent dive spots around Kadavu and in the surrounding reefs.

The Great Astrolabe Reef

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The Astrolabe Reef is one of the largest barrier reefs in the world and it surrounds Fiji’s fourth largest island, Kadavu, as well as several other smaller islands within a natural protected lagoon. Here you can experience spectacular marine life and coral diversity. Teeming with underwater life, the reef is a breeding ground for many large billfish species as well as sharks, tuna, giant trevally, mahi-mahi and snapper. With a water temperature from 25 to 32 degrees celsius and average visibility from 25 to 40 metres on clear, windless days, it is ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving fanatics.

Namara Island

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Enjoy your own private island for a day. This protected anchorage is a great spot for a BBQ and beach games. Sip on a coconut water from the native coconut palm trees or snorkel amongst the shallow reef with colourful corals and plenty of fish activity. Explore some of the close by islands by paddleboard in the afternoon or visit the nearby Buliya Island where your crew can arrange a guide to take you on the famous Manta Ray snorkel at Vurolevu Island. This is a very active Manta Ray feeding station that can be dived or snorkelled.

Beqa Lagoon

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This large lagoon offers a wide variety of unique activities with pristine beaches, great diving, snorkelling and one of Fiji’s enduring mysteries, The Beqa Island Fire Walkers. This spectacular can be witnessed in the village of Dakuimbeqa. First you will be welcomed to the village with a traditional Kava ceremony, followed by the fire walking display. Performed by the men of the village, rocks are heated in the red-hot embers of a fire and then walked on seemingly without pain or burns.

Port Denarau Marina

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We conclude our luxury charter where the adventure began, at Port Denarau on Viti Levu. Say farewell to your crew and transfer just 20 minutes back to Nadi International airport and take with you from Fiji these memories of a lifetime.