The Yasawa Group is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful island regions in Fiji, a necklace chain of grassy islands scalloped by white sand beach coves trimmed by coconut palms. It remains uncommercialised and offers holiday accommodation from budget backpacker resorts to exclusive luxury resorts. The islands are found north of Nadi (Fiji's main international gateway) and can be accessed by daily island catamaran ferry, by seaplane or helicopter. The most northern island - Yasawa - also has a small airstrip allowing for direct light aircraft flights from Nadi Airport.

The Yasawa Group is made up of some 20 islands of volcanic origin; which lie in a chain north west of Viti Levu. They commence about 40 km North West of Lautoka and stretch for 80 km. Some of the islands are: Yasawa, Waya, Nacula, Naviti, Tavewa, Nanuya, Yaqeta and Matacawalevu. These regions have the following resorts located on them:
WAYA NACULA NAVITI TAVEWA YAQETA
Wayalailai Resort
Nabua Lodge
Botaira Resort
Otto & Fanny
Navutu Stars
Bayside Resort
Nalova Bay Resort
Korovou Eco Lodge
Coral View Resort
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Octopus Resort
Oarsmans Bay Lodge
White Sandy Beach
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Sunset Waya
Safe Landing
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Naqalia Resort
       
Adi's Place
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MATACAWALEVU NANUYA YASAWA-I-RARA VOMO DRAWAQA
Longbeach Resort
Mantray Resort
Yasawa Island Resort
Vomo Island Resort
Barefoot Lodge
Bay Of Plenty
Nanuya Resort
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Sunrise Lagoon Resort
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The Yasawas are famous for crystal blue lagoons and some of the Pacific's most ethereal beaches. The islands have white sandy beaches and crystalline waters, lush tropical rainforests and soaring volcano peaks that attract fresh tropical rain. The Yasawas are accessed daily from Port Denarau and Lautoka by fast catamaran and resort water taxis; or seaplane and helicopter from Nadi.

The Yasawa Islands offer a great range of backpacking properties with their own unique attractions, cultural activities, picture perfect beaches, authentic Fijian food, amazing birdlife and world class scuba diving. There is also a wonderful selection of accommodation ranging from budget to unique five star resorts.The peace and tranquility, combined with the generosity and warmth of the local people make the Yasawas a very special and authentic travel. 


3 Great Fiji Islands Resorts

The Fiji Islands are comprised of 333 superb islands. While people live on most of these islands, some are some untouched inhabited jewels of the Pacific. The Fiji islands are a real heaven as they are located in the South Pacific, allowing for gorgeous weather. Every year, thousands of tourists come to visit the pure white beaches, the crystal clear turquoise ocean and to enjoy great weather, fun water sports and amazing diving or snorkeling. Whether you love to lay down by the beach with a book and relax or are looking for non-stop fun adventures, these islands have something to offer you.

There are many resorts of the Fiji Islands, some of which are located on private islands, far from the inquiring eyes of other tourists. To help you choose your perfect island, we put together the top 3 resorts of the Fiji Islands.


A Visit to Capri

An early start was needed for a visit to the island of Capri. We walked into Sorrento and boarded the hydrofoil for a 45 minute journey across to the famous island. During the crossing we were approached by a guide offering to show us 'where all the rich people live'on Capri. But for us, this wasn't the draw of our destination so we politely declined and made our own way on arrival.

Capri harbour (Marina Grande) was a bustling place, with a vast selection of tours available. We bypassed these in favour of our own, unguided exploration of the island. A cable car ride from the harbor allows visitors to scale the soaring hillside up to the town of Capri itself. On seeing the queue for this service, we decided on a walk. Now this walk was definitely not for the fainthearted. Some of the inclines between the houses nestled upon the hill are, shall we just say, steep! But the view as we looked back over the rippling blue bay is breathtaking.


Andaman Islands Giving Beautiful Memories to the Travelers

Andaman Islands - Giving Beautiful Memories to the Travelers   by Sonam Singh

in Travel    (submitted 2013-03-15)

Andaman Island is a beautiful place. It is surrounded by serene blue sea. Its coastal line has white soft sand and the tropical forest belt of this place, multiplies the natural beauty. People who love to travel to different destinations of the world can visit this amazing Isle. This exotic site offers everything a traveler wishes for. Those who are planning to come to Andaman Island are suggested to contact a company, which provides great services so that they have a wonderful time while spending holidays here. The company takes care of every need of the vacationers. The moment tourists step on this land of scenic beauty, they get extra-ordinary treatment that they can never forget for the rest of their lives.


Andaman Nicobar Honeymoon Tour Travel

Andaman Nicobar Honeymoon Tour   by Caper

in Travel / Travel Tips    (submitted 2011-03-08)

Andaman Nicobar Islands is an archipelago of 572 emerald islands, islets and rocks. This is a mystic Island situated in the middle of Bay of Bengal, midway between India and Burma. Because of serene and scenic beauty this place is referred as 'Veritable Garden of Eden' and a 'nature's paradise'.

Endless stretches of white powdery sand, crescent shaped beaches decked with groves of palm and endless varieties of flora, fauna and marine life make it a hotspot for memorable and pleasurable holidays. The scattered charm of nature makes this place a most sought after destination for enjoying a blissful vacation. Large number of tourists prefers Andaman Honeymoon Packages for spending their honeymoon amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Some of the known attractions of Andaman Nicobar Island Tour are:


Attractions to Conquer in Fiji

Attractions to Conquer in Fiji Islands   by Phil Durrel

in Travel / Destinations    (submitted 2011-11-30)

Located in the South Pacific Ocean and northeast of New Zealand's North area, Fiji Islands welcome you to its natural attractions like long stretch of sandy beaches, majestic waterfalls, and the mesmerizing beauty of its islets. If you are looking for a relaxing place to visit, Fiji Islands should be on top of your list. There are cheap flights in Perth that you can avail of so you can save money in your long-sought visit to the isle of Fiji.

Here are the attractions in Fiji Islands waiting for you to explore.


Bangaram Island Resort Experience the charm

Bangaram Island Resort- Experience the charm of the unexplored and intriguing   by Rose

in Travel / Hotels and Lodging    (submitted 2010-02-19)


Barbecue in Yasawa A Tranquil Pacific

The first thing I noticed on our cruise to Yasawa was the rising sun shining through the porthole. It was projected onto the cabin wall, a reddish ball of fire, shimmering, and seemingly growing larger by the minute. So calm was the sea that it appeared virtually stationary but then moved slightly as our cruise ship moved on the sea. Suddenly there was the rattle of the anchor. We had arrived in Manunggila bay off one of the remotest of the islands in the Yasawa group.

This tropical paradise in the South Pacific, near to the equator, is part of the Fijian group. The customs and culture in Fiji, to the east, are Polynesian but this village is home to 140 Melanesians, the only occupants of this remote island.


Beautiful Fiji My First Trip Out of the USA

We were spoiled right off the bat by cruising several small islands in Fiji, visiting remote Fijian villages, swimming, snorkeling and playing in some of the most beautiful azure waters in the world. We spent our first night in Fiji at the beautiful Westin Hotel located right on the beach. Our room, on the first floor, had a gorgeous view of the South Pacific Ocean through our sliding glass doors.

This is an ideal time for North Americans to take a trip to Fiji for that reasonably priced holiday, wedding ceremony or romantic getaway. There is an assortment of airlines flying to Fiji making it easy to reach. Fiji is one of the main travel hubs in the vast expanse of ocean, which means that overall travel in Fiji is both efficient and comfortable.


Cloister Yourself A Luxurious Beach Vacation

Sometimes you want to get away for a family vacation to the beach. A bright and busy boardwalk; cotton candy vendors; and lots of loud children screaming with delight as the waves crash down on them.

And sometimes, you want nothing of the sort. That's when your thoughts turn to peaceful sunsets over the water; fine dining in high style; luxurious rooms to pamper and cocoon yourself; and quiet moonlight strolls on the beach. The question of course, is where to find such a resort.

Since the Twenties, America's privileged classes have headed to the Cloister at Sea Island for a beach vacation in the grand tradition. Following an extraordinary three-year renovation the Cloister has reopened as one of the finest resort hotels in the US, preserving the exquisite architectural detail for which it is famed and updating its amenities to the highest level of luxury.


Couran Cove Island Resort

Day trips to Couran Cove Island Resort should come with a warning! Perhaps something simple like an Oliver Twist Clause - "Please sir, I want MORE!" One day at this resort on South Stradbroke Island is simply not enough.

Families with children can enjoy this resort, just as much as couples of any age looking for a quiet retreat or romantic getaway.

Day tripping to Couran Cove Island Resort is an option - particularly if you are are short on time, but has limited availability depending upon how busy the resort is.

There is, however, no doubt that staying on the island is the best option to really take advantage of all that this incredible resort has to offer.


2012 Mississippi Offshore Fishing Tournaments

When it starts to heat up along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, out of storage come the boats and up go the saltwater tournament banners. Besides more than a dozen small CCA tournaments and fishing club events, there are many huge competitions with millions of dollars on the line for professionals and talented amateurs alike. Grab your calendar and look at whats in store for 2012.

May

The folks over at Gorenflo's Tackle, located at the historic old Point Cadet Marina behind the Isle Casino, start off the tournament season with a bang. Their 26th Annual Cobia Tournament is set this year from May 4-6. Last year's event had a great turn out and some $100,000 in prizes was up for grabs. It should be remembered that the long-standing MS Cobia record, of 106.8-pounds, was brought in back in 1996 at the 10th Annual Gorenflo tourney. For information on how to register, call 228-432-7387.


Amateur Hiking Trails Within the Great

Amateur Hiking Trails Within the Great Smoky Mountains   by Corey

in Outdoors / Climbing    (submitted 2012-01-17)

The Great Smoky Mountains receive their title through the all-pervasive fog which soars across the intensely wooded mountains. The Smoky Mountains are located in Tennessee and North Carolina. These particular mountains really are a back country nirvana, with possibilities for any selection of sporting and fun-based activities. Backpacking is a wonderful way to get within the hills to investigate and observe wild animals and wild birds along with the amazing mountain panoramas. Should you be in the beginning stages as a walker and look at yourself as an "amateur", there are several incredible hiking trails which help bring you securely to the hillsides as you develop your ability.


Australian Bream Fishing Tournament Bream Fishing

Bream fishing in Australia is becoming huge, from its humble statue the bream is fast becoming an iconic fish in Australia. The bream fishing I am talking about is known as bream spinning as it is done using lures only, on light 2 to 4 kilo graphite rods with spin reels.

The explosion in this style of fishing has lead to a very healthy tournament scene not unlike the American bass fishing scene.Employing nearly an identical format to that of the US bass scene. Anglers are paired together on a boat and are allowed 7 hours to go out and catch 5 bream, they are then brought back to a weigh master, who weighs the five fish together and the angler with the heaviest bag of bream wins the tournament.


Bahamas Fishing Only 50 miles off the coast

For the time of your life, follow the dotted lines...

Before we go any further, let's get something right out in the open. From Thanksgiving Day to Valentines Day, the rich waters surrounding the islands of the Bahamas hold more trophy wahoo than anywhere else on the globe. It's for this reason so many who appreciate these mysterious fish, end the year crossing the Gulf Stream to take full advantage of the most prolific high-speed trolling found anywhere on any chart.

This late in the year, crossing the 'Stream can prove a bit precarious when faced with uncooperative tropical winter weather, but I promise you getting bounced around for a few hours will be well worth the reward. That is, if you savor coming face to face with one of the fastest and most aggressive killing machines in all the world's oceans. Over hear on the other side, we're talking ten to twenty fish days with respectable wahoo averaging 20 to 40 pounds, not to mention the possibility of monsters twice that size a real possibility.


Bass Fishing Tournaments 3 Tips To Encourage

If you have never gone bass fishing or in fact been fishing at all in a long time, you should think about participating in a bass fishing competition and give way to your aggressive spirit.

If you want to be recognized in your fishing skills and maybe win money by way of the prize you should take part in a bass fishing challenge. It is not difficult to find a fishing area that has a lot of bass fish in it and where such a tournament in being held. If you find this interesting you could participate in the competition.

For any angler, a contest is a way to challenge his skills and to know his own capabilities as far as bass fishing is concerned. So keep abreast of bass fishing competitions in you area and join up with them. This is sure to give you a lot of thrills and the recognition that you deserve with your skills.


Bass Fishing Tournaments

Bass fishing tournaments can be very fun and great for kids too. I have been fishing in bass tournaments with my son fro the last 5 years and we have had a great time. This article will talk about the advantages of joining a local bass club and entering some tournaments with your kids.

The greatest day of my life...

I will never forget the experience of seeing my 13 year old boy fighting a 4 pound large mouth bass in our first bass tournament. We finished in last place that day, but in my eyes we won 1st place and have had many million dollar experiences since that time on lake together.

So, what does it take to get started in competitive bass tournaments?


Biggest Walleye Fishing Tournaments

There are tournaments for all types of fishing, especially for the species that are most popular among anglers, which is why you'll find plenty of walleye fishing tournaments, especially in the northern United States and in Canada. Especially in Ontario, where there are infinite locations to fish for walleye, you'll find a number of tournaments in which to participate. Don't worry if you don't get in on one of the big ones; there are plenty of smaller tournaments where you can get your feet wet as a newcomer or amateur that may even be better as a starting point, with fewer competitors equaling a better chance at one of the small prizes.

A large amount of these walleye fishing tournaments take place in Northwestern Ontario. For example, on Rainy River in Emo, Ontario, you'll find the Emo Walleye Classic, taking place usually in late May. This is a catch and release tournament that offers somewhere in the neighborhood of $36,000 in prizes. Around the same time, you can visit Red Lake and partake of or simply observe a very special tournament. The Angler & Young Angler Walleye Fishing Tournament targets those under the age of 18 who enjoy fishing and aspire to become competitive anglers. This gives them a chance to work with friends and family to compete in a real tournament that can give them experience for the future. Other sessions are held toward the beginning of July at Wabigoon Lake near Dryden and at the Lake of the Woods in the Kenora area in mid August, allowing youths an additional opportunity to participate in walleye fishing tournaments.


Cape Town Hiking Trails

Premium hiking sites abound in the Cape Town area and can be done independently or with a qualified guide. Hiking with a guide will give you the opportunity to learn more about the diversity, density of the fynbos vegetation, birdlife, ecosphere and natural history of the region. The Cape Floral Region is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its status as one of the richest areas for plants in the world. Despite representing less than 0.5% of the area of Africa, it is home to nearly 20% of the continent's flora. This world heritage site displays outstanding ecological and biological processes associated with the Fynbos vegetation, which is unique to the Cape Floral Region


Carp Bait Flavours That Make

Think about it - how can you exploit flavours uniquely to catch more fish? These unusual answers will surprise you and will describe the kinds of unique details that do not necessarily make bait companies any money; but they will definitely open your mind and empower you to catch more fish!

We can all catch more fish by exploiting flavours but flavours are such an incredibly diverse array of substances and they are certainly not just limited to concentrated or natural flavours, essential oils or nature identical flavour components. I was asked this by someone the other day because he had been using a Rod Hutchinson mango flavour in his homemade baits and found that he caught a 5 to one ratio of mirror carp compared to common carp in his lake in spite of there being 5 times more common carp in his lake.


Carp Fishing Books That Seriously Improve

Carp Fishing Books That Seriously Improve Your Big Fish Catches!   by Tim Richardson

in Outdoors / Fishing    (submitted 2011-09-07)

If you are like most anglers or even parents of anglers, then around your thought are on fishing and presents. But what to buy? What will have the greatest impact on the satisfaction and enjoyment and actual fishing results of a person? Education is the answer, but real life experiences are the most exciting and informative when put down in words; so read on now!

Fishing is like a drug; as in the more fishing you do, the more you want to go fishing. It is like a growing need for more and more. This feeling can be surprisingly strong whether you are in a stage of great success or consistent failure. In fishing you know that time is on your side and that eventually, given enough learning, refinement and practice you will achieve all your goals. But to actually achieve your goals you need material that motivates you!