Fiji, is a small country that has it all from a tropical perspective. This small island nation is famous for its white-sand beaches, palm-studded islands which give way to abrupt mountainscapes draped in lush rainforests, luxurious resorts, and warm turquoise water full of coral and fish life! The combination of all of these different tropical elements packed into one small country makes Fiji an ideal snorkeling destination. On this two-week Fiji snorkeling safari that takes place in two of the country’s best locations and resorts, we will have more than enough time to indulge in all the fantastic reefs and marine life without missing out on any of the terrestrial wonders or either resort’s upscale amenities.
Our first stop on this Fiji snorkeling safari will be in the very northern tip of the main island Viti Levu in a place called Volivoli. It is here where we will find the secluded Volivoli Beach Resort which will be our base for all of our snorkeling adventures during our first week. Here, we’ll have exclusive use of the snorkeling boats for 6 hours over 3 days of snorkeling and 4 hours over 2 days of snorkeling with lunch taken on board. There’s also some excellent muck and critter snorkeling around the sand and coral bommies in-front of the resort.
Following our time with Volivoli Resort we will make a land tour around the island taking in some cultural and scenic highlights before traveling to Kadavu Island the following day. Matava Island Resort in the south of the island and right on the doorsteps to the great Astrolabe Barrier Reef which fringes the entire southern part of Kadavu Island offers more spectacular reef snorkeling. Here we’ll be enjoying 2 snorkel sessions per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Matava Resort & Snorkeling Highlights
Marine Life Guide
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This Two Week Fiji Snorkeling Safari is a fully-escorted by a Snorkel Venture guide.
Upon arrival into Fiji’s Nadi Airport (NAN), a member of the Volivoli team will be waiting for you at the airport and drive you to the resort, two and a half hours away.
Here you will meet your tour leader and group for dinner and orientation.
Each morning after breakfast, we will head out on our private boat for a full day of snorkeling on some of the region’s best reefs. We will have opportunities to snorkel alongside sea turtles and reef sharks which we’ll find cruising over the vast hard and soft coral reefs and walls where orange clouds of anthias and myriad of other reef fish explode from.
The snorkel boats will be fully stocked with fresh drinking water, soft drinks, plenty of snacks, and a prepared lunch which we will have onboard. We will have an in-water snorkel guide with us along with the Snorkel Venture snorkel guide, not to mention we always have the full support of the snorkeling boat should anyone wish to take a rest.
After a great day of snorkeling, we will return to the resort for a bit of relaxation or more snorkeling on the house reef if you just can’t get enough! The resort’s beach bar will no doubt be a crowd-pleaser for sunset cocktails and appetizers, followed by a lovely dinner.
After breakfast, we will enjoy a private tour of the towns and villages on the island while also getting to visit a local produce & kava market. After indulging in some of the fantastic Fiji culture we’ll be dropped off at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi where we’ll spend the night.
In the morning we’ll transfer to the airport and catch our quick 40-minute flight to the island of Kadavu where we will be met by the Matava resort staff who will escort us to the resort’s guest transport boat. The boat ride from the airport to the resort is approximately 40 minutes and will take us on a very scenic route through the inner reefs and mangroves. Make sure to have your camera handy.
Time permitting, we can do some snorkeling on the resort’s house reef.
Kaduva island is home to the fourth-largest barrier reef in the world, the Great Astrolabe Reef, and as a result, we will have a large variety of unique snorkeling sites to choose from. During our time in this magical area we’ll be able to snorkel around the stunning coral gardens of the barrier reef, tranquil bays and lagoons, and some of the more adventurous snorkel sites in the Barrier Reef Passageways. Regardless of the site we are snorkeling, you can expect to see some of the country’s most pristine reefs made up of both hard and soft coral colonies, brilliantly colored reef fish that burst from the coral, larger pelagics like manta rays, eagle rays and sharks, as well as some larger schools of fish like jackfish.
We will have two guided snorkel excursions per day with each in-water snorkeling session lasting anywhere from 60-90 minutes. We will have our own snorkeling boat which will transport us to a full range of sites.
After breakfast, we will have a group transfer to the airport for our flight back to Nadi Airport, where the tour ends.
On the most northerly tip of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu, lies a headland where, nestled amongst lush rainforest, thundering waterfalls, history-filled caves, sugarcane fields, abundant agriculture, thriving mangroves, and some of the earth’s healthiest coral reefs, you’ll find Volivoli Beach Resort—the premium, boutique, four-star, vacation destination on Fiji’s untouched Suncoast. This picturesque resort is fully equipped to make you feel right at home, assuming your home has three full-service bars, two restaurants, ninety staff, a giant swimming pool, and a beach-front snorkel and dive center!
We will be staying in Volivoli’s fantastic Premium Ocean View Villas which are very spacious and come equipped with AC, ceiling fans, coffee & tea facilities, a large bathroom with hot and cold water, a queen bed, wrap around sofa, and a private balcony overlooking the sea.
Volivoli has two different restaurants, one is a laid-back open-air restaurant while the other is a breezy beach bar & grill. Regardless of where you are eating, the food is fresh, locally sourced, and in many cases completely organic. The resort offers a large variety of dishes, ranging from Fijian specialties to dishes that have been influenced by their Indian culture and other nearby Asian neighbors. They of course also take a local twist on international favorites.
Tanoa International Hotel
Tanoa International Hotel is right around the corner from the Nadi International Airport and is the perfect place to spend the night as we transfer between resorts. They offer everything you’d want in a high-end hotel with the added convenience of being 10 minutes from the airport.
This small Fijian Style beachfront resort has 10 Bures, designed for privacy and comfort. The high ceilings and large windows facing the ocean are simply beautiful. The resort is built from sustainably sourced Fijian wood and uses solar power for lighting and water heating.
The bures are spacious and comfortable with private bathrooms and incredible views of the lush tropical grounds and sea. Guests can enjoy a full breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the dining room and the resort is easily able to accommodate special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and so on. Most of the fresh ingredients used in the dishes are farmed on-site in the organic farm and orchard which are tended to by local farmers.
Both resorts have aluminum or fiberglass-bodied snorkeling boats with canopy, toilet facilities, and a very adequate ladder that extends from the back of the boat.
On this page you will find our Tour Dates & Pricing (see below contact form), a Booking Form and Details of Payment schedule including deposit and final balance. If you have any further questions please complete the form and we will reply within 24-48hrs.
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28th August – 11th September 2022
2022: $6950 per person (Twin/Double Share) Premium Ocean Villa + Traditional Oceanview Bure
Single person supplement: On Request
How to book your place?
Initial deposit to secure your booking $800 per person
12 Months before departure interim payment of $600 per person
6 Months before departure interim payment of $1000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure
- 6 nights Volivoli Resort with full board, 5 days snorkeling package
- Land tour with local guide
- 1 night Tonoa Hotel with breakfast with island land tour
- 7 nights Matava Resort with full board, 5 days snorkeling package & Kava Ceremony & Feast
- Roundtrip Transfers: Nadi Airport – Volivoli – Matava – Nadi Airport
- Internal flights Nadi – Matava – Nadi with 33Lb check in + 15Lb carry on luggage
- Snorkel Venture Tour Leader
- International flights
- Snorkeling equipment rental
- Travel and health insurance
- Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, laundry and general sundries
- Spa services