Sawa-I-Lau Caves, Yasawa Islands

#7 of 19 in Nature in Fiji
Also known as the heart of the Yasawas, Sawa-I-Lau Caves feature limestone formations carved out by the ocean. Legends say the caves once served as home to a chief and his bride after her family threatened to marry her off to another. They survived at the site until it was safe to escape to another island. Today you can venture into the caves with a local guide, where light from a hole in the ceiling illuminates the chamber. Adventurous visitors can enter a second cavern through an underwater tunnel. Make Sawa-I-Lau Caves a centerpiece of your Yasawa Islands vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Yasawa Islands online itinerary builder .
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  • First up, you must swim to experience these caves; there is no walkway through them. The caves themselves are nothing amazing, but I guess the uniqueness of the experience comes from the fact that you...  more »
  • If you are at Northern Yasawas, trip to swim in the Sawa-i-Lau cave is well worth the effort. When you approach the cave the coastal views of Nacula are dramatic! The main cave/ pool is quite large an...  more »
  • Great fun exploring the caves and swimming in and out of darkness. The water is cool and refreshing.
  • Great experience and support for the locals!
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