Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Beautiful Waya Island

We didn’t go very far – only 6 miles from Naviti to Waya.  Waya is the tallest island of the Yasawa chain at 1850 feet .  It is very spectacular and can be seen for a long way!
Beautiful Waya
We anchored in the north bay – just off the village of Nalauwaki.  It is a big bay and we had it all to ourselves.  It was a bit rolly – maybe that’s why. 
Our Tour Guide

We went to shore and met the village chief (we think) and delivered our gift of kava (yaqona) and received permission to stay. It was kind of a strange experience…

Doug happy at the Coconut Bar
We were given a tour guide to show us the way to the Octopus Resort – it was a good hike and a little tricky the first time!

We stayed one night and moved over to Likuliku Bay – right in front of the Octopus Resort.

We like that place even thought the bay is exposed to a southern swell and turns rolly quick.  The staff are very nice and the beers cold – perfect.
Big Coral Head

The snorkeling right off the boat was great – check out that big coral head.  Lots of fish and very clear water.  We had squid fluttering around us!

School Bus
We spent a couple of days exploring and visiting with the staff and tourists and promised to return.

Sunset at Octopus Resort
But, it is time to start heading back to Port Denarau.

We have some chores to wrap up and then we will be back at the islands again.

To break up the trip, we decided to check out the anchorage between Waya and Wayasewa - attached by a sand spit at low tide.
Waya and Wayasewa Islands - attached at low tide

It is wonderfully peaceful and calm - our favorite anchorage so far.

So much to see at the islands - can't wait to come back in a few days!

1 comment:

S/V Bella Vita said...

Hey there guys! When will you be at Denarau? We will be there on the 26thand would love to catch up. :)