Awesome Adventures & Vinaka Volunteers
Awesome Adventures Fiji
EXPERIENCE FIJI WITH #AWESOMEFIJI
BULA! Fiji is made up of 333 islands set in crystal-clear warm waters and surrounded by vibrant coral reefs teeming with colourful tropical fish. Our Awesome Adventures explore two of Fiji’s most stunning regions, the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands.
Think pristine white sand beaches and dramatic monoliths surrounded by turquoise lagoons, providing the perfect backdrop to enjoy activities such as diving and/or snorkelling with sharks, trekking to sacred peaks, swimming with manta rays (May to October) and visiting local villages to experience traditional Fijian culture.
We are the original adventure travel company of the Yasawa Islands with more than 17 years’ experience perfecting the art of taking travellers to a place where happiness find them. With so much to explore, we have created a variety of packages to ensure you experience the “real” Fiji while still allowing you plenty of time and flexibility to journey on your own adventure of discovery.
Create your Awesome memories with us.
HOW IT WORKS
Exploring the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands with Awesome Adventures Fiji is easy.
Our BULA PASSES allow you to jump on board our vessel the Yasawa Flyer and explore island resorts freestyle with pre-paid vessel transfers over 5-13 days — think of them like a hop-on/hop-off boat ticket.
Want to sort your accommodation at the same time as your vessel transfers? AWESOME PASSES allow you to add on pre-paid accommodation and meal plans. Pre-select your resorts before you go or book them along the way. Or you can simply use the Yasawa Flyer as transportation to get to your chosen resort as part of our ISLAND ESCAPES option.
Want everything sorted for you? Choose one of our AWESOME PACKAGES depending on how much time you have. You can still choose your level of accommodation at each resort to suit your budget, and you have the option to purchase our Awesome Experiences ‘Full Monty’ add-on to cover your activities.
Our three SHORT BREAKS allow a taste of the unique adventures the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands have to offer for those short on time. You can create your very own Awesome itinerary with our BUILD YOUR OWN option — that way you have the certainty of pre-booked accommodation but it’s all your own choice. Email our team and you’ll receive a personalised Itinerary and price.
Vinaka Fiji Yasawa Trust Foundation
Making a difference to the lives of local Yasawa villagers
South Sea Cruises are strong supporters of Vinaka Fiji.
Fiji’s Yasawa Islands are home to 27 villages living below world standards of health and poverty. The Vinaka Fiji Trust was set up by South Sea Cruises sister company, Awesome Adventures Fiji to give something back to the villagers and to say “thank you (vinaka), for welcoming us into your islands.”
Through fundraising and volunteering, Vinaka Fiji aims to improve the provision of basic needs and amenities, often taken for granted in modern society, yet missing from village life in the Yasawas.
Vinaka Fiji provides direct aid and acts as a facilitator, bringing those who can help – companies, Government, aid agencies and volunteers – together with the Yasawa villages.
Everything they do is in close consultation with the Yasawa Ratus (chiefs), administrators and headmen in each village to establish what is needed to achieve an improvement in living conditions. The Trust also has a strong relationship with the Ba Provincial Government.
Vinaka Fiji volunteering programmes cover three key areas: Education; Sustainable Communities; and Marine Conservation. The programmes are based in the remote Yasawa Island villages, where assistance is vital and where there is huge scope for the development of a more sustainable life style. The flexible programme length, from 1 to 26 weeks, and the range of opportunities to help means there is something for everyone.
How you can help
Volunteering is all about giving something back and making a difference. Perhaps before or after your Mamanuca Island experience with South Sea Cruises, you’ll spend some time in the Yasawas, lending helping hand to people in need.
We know that volunteering isn’t for everyone though and there are many other ways to help! Donations are welcome online to Vinaka Fiji.
For more information on the Yasawa Trust Foundation and Vinaka Fiji, visit www.vinakafiji.org.fj.