Sawa-I-Lau Caves, Yasawa Islands

#9 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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  • The caves are only accessable by boat. In there you can swim and sit on a few rocks. The cave has two chambers, the first chamber is brighter and you can swim in the deep water. For the second chamber...  more »
  • Arrived on a yacht , We were told it would be 35 dollars in town , then we were told 50 dollars at the caves. This I consider way over the top compared to similar caves we’ve been to. Paths, railings ...  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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