Nacula IslandFiji

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World-class diving, spectacular beaches, challenging hiking trails, and friendly locals await on the third largest island in the Yasawas.

Nacula Island is renowned not only for its pristine beaches and lagoons, but also its rolling hills that offer plenty of hiking trails with incredible views. The snorkeling and diving on Nacula is some of the best in Fiji, if not the world. Deserted, white sand beaches roll into the clear blue waters teeming with sea life. Look out for the sea turtles, which share the water with hundreds of brightly colored fish.

There’s something for every marine-life lover. Adventurous types can join a dive class and venture into deeper water. Beginner courses are available through dive centers and some resorts. Small boat charters are organized at most hotels and will take you to the many “secret spots,” such as underwater caves further out on the reef.

Be sure to pull yourself away from the beach and head into the rolling hills covering the island for a while. The extensive walking trails offer panoramic views of the island and reefs, with some peaks over 656-feet (200-meters) high. These trails link the island’s communities. Wander down to the local villages where you’ll find school kids who are always happy to “high-five” and say hello.

Stay for a few days to really appreciate the island’s beauty and daily rhythms. Accommodation options range from camping and backpacker-style dorm rooms, to exclusive resorts and hotels. Oarsman Bay is a locally owned resort located on one of the island’s best beaches and is close to the village of Nacula.

Nacula Island is located about 55 miles (90 kilometers) off Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. Nacula is one of the larger islands in the Yasawa Island chain, stretching over six-miles (10-kilometers) long and two-miles (three-kilometers) wide. It’s accessible by fast catamaran, seaplane and helicopter.

Top hotels in Nacula Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Nacula Island 1, Nacula Island
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Situated on the beach, this resort is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Devil's Beach.

4.5/5Wonderful! (41 reviews)

"We had an amazing time at Blue Lagoon Beach Resort. The facilities, rooms, food and people are wonderful. If you need to get away from it all, this is your place. My husband and I did not want to leave! I highly recommend taking the Village trip and experience Fiji in a way that will leave you wanting ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
Oarsman's Bay Lodge
Oarsman's Bay Lodge
3 out of 5
Nacula Island, Nacula Island, Western Division
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Nestled on the beach, this Nacula Island hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Devil's Beach.

4.6/5Wonderful! (40 reviews)
Excellent Island Adventure

"The staff were absolutely wonderful, they made had everything we needed and were very helpful. hey served 2 meals of fish per day, cooked in a different recipe for each meal. Sounds like a lot of fish but it was delicious. Very nice place for swimming and snorkelling. They have free use of paddle ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019

Oarsman's Bay Lodge
Safe Landing Eco-Lodge
Safe Landing Eco-Lodge
3 out of 5
Naisisili Village, Nacula Island, Western Division
Free cancellation
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Situated on the beach, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Devil's Beach.

3.8/5Good! (12 reviews)

"Safe landing was as advertised, and was great for my 84 year old mother, my daughter and my Grandchildren to have a relaxing holiday. The Bures are in need of renovation, and the water in the bathroom is cold - but thats OK, as Fiji is so lovely and warm. The staff were welcoming and friendly, helping ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2019

Safe Landing Eco-Lodge

Popular things to do in Nacula Island

Blue Lagoon Beach
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Blue Lagoon Beach

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Blue Lagoon Beach, a popular beach in Nacula Island. Take in the entertainment choices while you're in the area.

Sawa-I-Lau Caves
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Sawa-I-Lau Caves

Explore the great outdoors at Sawa-I-Lau Caves, a lovely green space in Sawa-i-Lau Island. You can seek out the snorkelling spots while in the area.

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Nov 4, 2019

Very beautiful if you want a relaxed getaway