WELCOME 'BULA' to FIJI
Your Crewed CATAMARAN Sailing vacation
LaVie Yacht Charters Fully Inclusive
The Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands
Come with us to the Wonderland of volcanic mountains, secluded beaches, incredible caves, sand bars, endless shells, Manta Rays, sealife all surrounded by warm tropical waters, cultural experiences in the villages will be only a few of your memorable experiences on-board La VIE.
Guaranteed to exceed your expectations!
You will be in pure luxury!
Most vacations are carried out in a relaxed easy go along with the flow of the day way, for those of you who love to be organised we have put together a Itinerary to give you an idea of the types of things you can experience in Fiji
Please keep in mind this is only an 'idea', as weather can have a way of changing the plans!
Your crew Steve & Tania have a very cautious approach to safety for all on board and have a few guidelines that you will be shown to keep you safe and having fun on this wonderous discovery of Fiji.
Surcharges apply for less than 7 day duration.
Days are 8am to 8am.
The Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands
Fully Inclusive Vacation
Logistics & Trip Planning 7night (Nadi Port Denarau -Nadi Port Denarau)
Boarding Location: Port Denarau
Boarding Time: from 8am to 5pm
Disembark Location: Port Denarau
Disembark Time: 8am (early checkout available on request)
Arrival Information: You can fly into Nadi airpor(URL HIDDEN)You can arrive on the same day as departure.
Departure Information: You can fly out of Nadi airport.(URL HIDDEN) You can fly on the same day as disembarks.
SAMPLE ONLY OF A ITINERARY
(subject to your wishes & weather permitting)
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: the adventure begins
After landing at Nadi International airport you are only a 25 min drive before your step on board La Vie at Port Denarau Marina. A little chore to listen to the safety guidelines and then we are are on our way to adventure! Yipee time to soak up the sun and within a very comfortable( 2 - 2 1/2 hour) you are in picture postcard Fiji a hidden anchorage where you can snorkel straight off the boat. If you are feeling energetic you can hike up the top of the island for spectacular views of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. After lunch in this stunning bay, it is only an hour to Naviti in the bottom of the Yasawas (all subject to your time of arrival on La Vie)
today’s schedule of activities
board, and jump in for a swim
trek for amazing views
Day 2: get wet in crystal clear aqua waters
Rise and shine to a beautiful anchorage, why not start your day with a snorkel and explore 4 reefs on the look out for the giant manta rays. Watch as these graceful creatures glide effortlessly around you and turtles & octopus. Take the stand-up paddle boards and discover deserted beaches. If you are into diving we can organize private dive excursions with excellent local dive companies. You could happily spend several days here, but if you want to keep exploring, less than an hour away you can snorkel on a sunken war plane. Another comfortable (2 hr) hop and you are at Blue Lagoon.
today’s schedule of activities
manta ray snorkel
or organise a dive
or stand-up paddle board to deserted beaches
1pm sunken war plane
or Blue Lagoon
Day 3/4: ooohs & ahhhh it's so .....
Set off early to Blue Lagoon if not already waking up there after a restful night’s anchorage, stand-up paddle board around the blue lagoon, walk around the island with a couple of resort stops for a cold beer if needed! It is a short hop and a skip to Sawa-i-Lau where you can explore the famous caves.
today’s schedule of activities
set to Blue Lagoon
or stand-up paddle board around the lagoon
or island explore
1pm set for Sawa-i-Lau
Day 4/5: untouched pure paradise
The lagoon of Sawa-i-Lau is where the adventure starts and the where the the bulk of tourism ends. This is where “Blue Lagoon” was actually filmed. In front of you lies an untouched, remote slice of paradise, alien like lava rocks emerging from stunning turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, amazing reefs with prolific sea life, coupled with warm welcoming bula hospitality. Generally anywhere from here to the top of the Yasawas you will be spoiled with calm anchorages so pretty much you can say “here please for the night”. Guests especially seem to love the remoteness of this part of the Yasawas and usually spend at least two nights here for exploring. (so keep this in mind)
today’s schedule of activities
Mornin(URL HIDDEN)explore this paradise
or stand-up paddle board to reefs or beach
1pm set for Somo Village
or stay for 1 more night here in Sawa-i-Lau
Day 5/6: experience Micronesian culture
An awesome two hour from the top of the Yasawas takes you to Soso village. Here you can immerse yourselves in Fijian traditions experiencing kava,(oops maybe a ouch follows) & the local cuisine.
Day 6/7: sandy bliss
After a relaxed tropical island breakfast and an easy cruise back to the Mamanuca group, you can discover Navadra a magical set of three islands connected by sand beaches.
Day 6/7: surfs ripping!
From here you can explore Monoriki (where the movie Castaway was filmed) or if the surf is pumping experience the exhilaration of watching world famous “Cloudbreak” go off and then be back in Denarau in two hours.
Day 7: all good things must come to an end ...for now...
Your journey wraps up where it began, in Port Denarau Marina. We so hope you have had some amazing awe inspiring moments with us on La Vie, Please keep in touch! we look forward to seeing you again for more exploring sailing, snorkeling, kiting, surfing, and magic sunsets(URL HIDDEN)*************************************************************
Getting to Fiji and other travel tips
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Fiji may seem far away, but getting here is easy. Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national carrier, has regular flights from many international destinations (Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Hong Kong). Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Korean Air, Pacific Blue, V Australia, Air Niugini, Air Vanuatu, Air Caledonie and Our Airlines also fly regularly to Fiji.
Where do we board?
Seven-night depart and return at Nadi Port Denarau , a quick 30-minute drive from Nadi airport to the marina.
How do I get to Nadi?
A popular getaway spot, and it’s easy to get too. There are several flights daily, and the simplest way to check schedules and airfares, and book your flight, is to visit (URL HIDDEN) or look up flights on the internet or see your travel agent. Nadi International Airport is the main gateway to the country for most travelers, and there are several domestic airports scattered throughout the islands.
How do I get to the yacht?
A quick taxi ride (depending on traffic of course!) approx 35 minutes to Port Denarau, you will need to pay the provider directly. La Vie will meet you at the given destination.
Which documents and procedures are required?
You must complete and sign the following documents: charter contract, guests list, and bring passport photocopies.
When do we start having fun?
We tend to operate on a modified version of island-time, so the answer is simple: The idea is to be flexible, fun and as stress-free as possible, and we encourage guests to arrive any time after 9:00am. The sooner you’re aboard, the sooner you can start enjoying the experience.
When do we disembark?
Checkout time at the end of your charter is typically 8:00am, but we’re flexible. Early flight? We’ll get you out of here ahead of schedule. Time to kill on travel day? Please check with us ahead of time, and we’ll do everything we can to simplify your schedule.
What formalities must be completed?
Before your trip, make sure you have all the documents required for your vacation -visa, vaccination certificates, authorizations, etc. Each passenger must have a passport valid at least 6 months after the date of return.
For Fiji a 4 month visa is granted automatically on arrival to visitors from most countries. You needn't do anything other than have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay.
Fiji Duty & Duty Free Concessions
Each passenger of 17 years or more may bring the following goods into Fiji, duty and VAT free, provided they are accompanied and are not for sale:
Cigarettes, not exceeding 250 sticks or
Cigars, not exceeding 250grams net weight or
Tobacco not exceeding 250grams net weight or
Any combination of (1) to (3) above, provided the total net weight does not exceed 250grams
Spirituous Liquors not exceeding 2.25 litres or
Wines, not exceeding 4.5 litres or
Beer, not exceeding 4.5 litres or
This all sounds great, but what if I need a bit of help?
Just get in touch! Our goal is for every guest's experience with us to be a seamless, rejuvenating one. We’re happy to help with travel arrangements as much as we can.
What is the role of the Captain?
The Captain is in charge of the boat and the crew/guests. He also helps plan your itinerary according to weather conditions, the duration of the your stay and your choice of activities.
How do we provision?
Provisioning may be limited, the crew will do their very best to create beautiful tasty meals. A standard captains bar is available. Special liquors & wines are not included. For Honeymoon Charters 'everything' is inclusive, except shore based activities.
What safety & security procedures are in place?
Upon arrival your Captain & crew will run though a safety procedure- where life jackets are kept, man overboard procedure and where the first aid kit is, how to use the radio in an emergency and perimeters for safety of your children. Security for the area we are in is covered in the introduction.
What do I need to bring?
Sundress/Shorts/Tee/Swimsuit/Sarong For much of your charter you will either be sailing, at an anchorage, in the water, or going back and forth from a beach or dinghy dock in the dinghy.
Smart Casual you will need to cover up properly when ashore. Beach bar/ restaurants , most establishments do ask that you wear appropriate clothes like shorts with shirts, or sun dress or shorts & tidy tee shirt for the women. A few finer restaurants may prefer a collared sports shirt and slacks for the gentlemen.
While aboard we will all be in bare feet. Your jandels/thongs/flip-flops/shoes will be for doing things ashore.
What to pack:
Bikinis galore! Sarongs/dresses/shorts/tee's/light weight long shirt & pants/caps/hats/non greasy sunscreen/aftercare lotions/ talcum powder or similar for heat rash/sunglasses/hair ties/razors/veet or similar protection/flat shoes/1 light weight jumper or casual jacket.
You can bring your own mask and snorkel, or use one from the assortment aboard. Please let us know the shoe sizes for all guests in your party so we can ensure in advance that we have the right size fins available.
Music, Books and Games:
iPod, or MP3 player, you are welcome to bring your own.
We have a huge selection of music and movies for your enjoyment.
The Fijian dollar is the currency used for Fiji Islands Charters.
Many places accept credit cards. Banking conveniences in the islands are not as readily available, so bring >ample cash for situations where credit cards are not used(URL HIDDEN)************************************************************
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Denarau Island, Western Division, Fidji