Fiji Yasawa Islands Explorer Cruise

8 Day Fiji Small Ship Discovery Cruise and Luxury Denarau Stay

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Explore Fiji’s heavenly Yasawa Islands archipelago on a small ship discovery cruise on board MV Reef Endeavour, paired with a five-star hotel stay on Denarau Island.

You’ll begin your holiday by flying to the town of Nadi on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, before transferring to your five-star hotel at nearby Denarau Island. Relax in your beach-side accommodation for a night, making the most of the first-class amenities, before embarking MV Reef Endeavour the next day for your unforgettable tour of the idyllic Yasawa Islands.

Sailing on this superb, purpose-built ship you’ll find a casual and relaxed ambience, with attentive crew and staff, plus an expert marine biologist on hand to offer fascinating presentations that will enhance your enjoyment of the places you visit and the cultures you experience. This intimate but spacious ship also features a mini gym, swimming pool and sun-deck spa to add to your creature comforts at sea.

The Yasawa Islands archipelago is located north west of Viti Levu and comprises 16 islands strung out over a distance of 90 kilometres. With no cars on the island, it adds to the air of tranquillity. You’ll first stop at Naviti, the largest of the islands and home to palm-fringed powdery beaches untouched by the modern world. Swim with shoals of manta rays and meet the friendly locals at the villages dotted around the coast.

At Yasawa Island, you could take a walking trail to Mount Tamasua or snorkel among the vivif coral gardens, ending the day with fun crab racing on the shores.

Sawa I Lau is undoubtedly one of the highlights of your cruise. Here you’ll find enchanting, multi-chambered sea caves and a stunning blue lagoon that are the source of local myths and legends. It’s a great opportunity to take a swim in a truly enchanting setting.  You’ll then sail on to Drawaqa, another superb location in which to don your snorkelling mask and delve into the marine delights.

Disembarking back in Denarau, settle back into your fabulous hotel for three nights, during which you can make the most of an array of local attractions, from the markets of nearby Nadi to skin-rejuvenating mud pools and World War II battlements in the hills.

Package Includes

All flights, taxes & transfers

Hotel Stay

  • 4 night five-star hotel stay at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa with breakfast


  • 4 night Fiji discovery cruise on board MV Reef Endeavour with all meals and entertainment
  • Island hop the Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands
  • All excursions and sightseeing
  • Use of snorkel, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards 

Upgrade your post-cruise hotel stay from $499pp

  • 3 night four-star hotel stay at the Matamanoa Island Resort, an intimate and secluded adults-only haven
  • Breakfast daily
  • Complimentary use of non-motorised water sports and daily island activities
  • Launch and coach transfer to airport

At a glance

8 nights
Departing Nov 21 - Aug 22
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Porthole Cabin
$2,999 pp
Price based on 08 Nov 2021 departure
Ocean Stateroom
$3,399 pp
Price based on 08 Nov 2021 departure
Tabua Suite
$4,499 pp
Price based on 14 Mar 2022 departure

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Mon to Fri: 11am - 8pm | Sat & Sun: 11am - 6pm

The Yasawa Islands

The Yasawa Islands form an archipelago off the coast of Fiji’s main island and are a joy to explore, with endless beaches fringed by palm trees, sea caves and accessible mountain trails. The fact that the islands are car-free enhances the blissful serenity of this idyllic paradise.

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 | 8 Nov 2021
Denarau Island - Hotel Stay

Begin your holiday at Denarau Island which lies alongside Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. Here you’ll find an intriguing mix of influences: Melanesian, Micronesian, Polynesian, Western and Indian to name a few. Fiji’s real attraction is its natural beauty with lush green rainforests in the highlands, white-sand beaches and reef-fringed crystalline waters. You’ll get to enjoy all this and more on your cruise to the wonderful Yasawa Islands chain.

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DAY 2 | 9 Nov 2021
Denarau Island - Embark MV Reef Endeavour

Today you’ll embark the intimate MV Reef Endeavour. Catering for up to 130 passengers, this purpose-built ship ensures a casual and relaxed atmosphere in which every passenger receives personal attention. A Resident marine biologist offers fascinating presentations relating to your destinations, while a mini gym swimming pool and sun-deck spa add to your creature comforts at sea. Join the Gala Captain’s Dinner in the evening where you’ll get acquainted with captain and crew.

DAY 3 | 10 Nov 2021
Naviti Island

Naviti is the largest island within the Yasawa chain and is home to clusters of friendly fishing villages and paradise beaches untouched by modernity. Snorkelling in the shallow waters is encouraged and you can swim with manta rays, while in the evening you can expect delightful Fijian cultural performances. The island also has some of the highest points on the Yasawa Islands and a hike to one of several vantage points affords superb views.

Sawa-i-Lau Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji, South Pacific
DAY 4 | 11 Nov 2021
Yasawa Islands

Today you’ll explore Yasawa Island, the northernmost island of this beautiful archipelago and home to Mount Tamasua. You could take a walking trail to its summit or explore the abundant coral gardens off the shore, with their diverse marine life. Like all the islands, there are no cars here, enhancing the laid-back and idyllic atmosphere. In the evening there are fun crab races to take part in with your fellow passengers on the powdery white-sand beach.

DAY 5 | 12 Nov 2021
Sawa-I-Lau (Drawaqa Island)

Sawa-I-Lau, one of the highlights of the island chain, is home to the famous limestone caves and aqua blue lagoon, in which you can swim and snorkel. Learn about the local myths and legends associated with the caves, where sunlight filters down through a cavity in the ceiling. Another key island of the Yasawa group is Drawaqa Island where you can dive with curious manta rays and other species. Finish your day with a fun music quiz where you can dance into the night.

DAY 6 | 13 Nov 2021
Denarau - Disembark MV Reef Endeavour & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll disembark MV Reef Endeavour at Denarau Island and settle into your five-star hotel beside the shores of Nadi Bay. You could stroll barefoot on the beach and paddle into the tepid sapphire waters, or head into the local town, Nadi. Here you’ll find everything from colourful Hindu temples, handicraft stalls peddling locally made souvenirs and lush botanical havens like the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, known for its remarkable orchid collection.

DAY 7 - 8 | 14 - 15 Nov 2021
Denarau - Hotel Stay

With two more days in Denarau you’ll have ample time to savour the amenities of your fabulous five-star hotel. Or you could further explore the area, which offers a number of activities and attractions. Take a therapeutic mud bath at the Sabeto Pools, or wander the markets of Nadi with their copious varieties of fruit and seafood.  At the foot of the nearby Sabeto Mountains, there’s even an old gun station, complete with canons, from World War II.

DAY 9 | 16 Nov 2021
Nadi - Fly Home

Today you’ll transfer from Denarau Island to Nadi and fly home.

Upgrade your stay from $499pp!

Matamanoa Island is an intimate and secluded four-star resort set in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands of Fiji approximately 30 kilometres west of the main island of Viti Levu. With just 47 rooms, it’s an intimate hotel nestled in a beautiful tropical sanctuary of tranquillity.

Upgrade Your Stay

Enjoy a 3 night post-cruise stay at the Matamanoa Island Resort, an intimate and secluded adults-only haven, and receive daily breakfasts, complimentary use of non-motorised water sports and daily island activities, and transfers to the airport

Upgrade Your Stay

Enjoy a 3 night post-cruise stay at the Matamanoa Island Resort, an intimate and secluded adults-only haven, and receive daily breakfasts, complimentary use of non-motorised water sports and daily island activities, and transfers to the airport


Enjoy a diverse menu of treatments at the spa, from massages to body wraps, together with couples options.


Curl up on a lounger between the swimming pool and the ocean and settle into relaxation mode as you admire the views.

Island setting

This really is a slice of tropical paradise, with stunning swathes of golden sand along which you can stroll barefoot in the ocean breeze.

Welcome aboard the MV Reef Endeavour

The MV Reef Endeavour is small enough to reach destinations that are inaccessible to larger ships and caters for no more than 130 passengers, ensuring an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Spend your time at sea in the mini gym, taking a dip in the swimming pool or relaxing in the sun-deck spa, while a resident marine biologist is on hand to give presentations.

63 suites on four levels of accommodation

Two lounges, two bars and single-sitting main dining area

Swimming pool and spacious sun-deck

Free WiFi

Spa and mini-gym

63 suites on four levels of accommodation

Two lounges, two bars and single-sitting main dining area

Swimming pool and spacious sun-deck

Free WiFi

Spa and mini-gym


Due to its size, MV Reef Endeavour can reach bays and coves inaccessible to larger vessels, affording great opportunities to explore the marine wildlife.


This ship features a dining saloon, plus two bars and two lounges – plenty of options for a refreshing drink with a stunning sea view.


Learn about Fijian island life with excursions that take you into the heart of friendly villages and communities.

Your Hotel Information

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

This fantastic five-star resort hotel on the western coast of Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji, offers a tropical sanctuary of tranquillity.  Together with its private beachfront location, it serves up an array of fresh seasonal dining, Fijian culture, recreational facilities, and a great spa with traditional Fijian artwork adorning the walls.

• Private, beach-front location

• 296 rooms and suites, each with a private balcony

• Outdoor pool

• 3 restaurants and 4 bars

• 10 meeting rooms

• 24 hour reception

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing 8 November 2021
Departing 14 March 2022
Departing 2 May 2022
Departing 8 August 2022
Porthole Cabin
Porthole Cabin $2,999
Porthole Cabin $3,299
Porthole Cabin $3,699
Porthole Cabin $3,799
Ocean Stateroom
Ocean Stateroom $3,399
Ocean Stateroom $3,699
Ocean Stateroom $4,099
Ocean Stateroom $4,199
Tabua Suite
Tabua Suite $4,499
Tabua Suite $4,499
Tabua Suite $4,899
Tabua Suite $4,999

CALL TO BOOK: (09) 941 2549