Blue Lagoon beach sits on the shores of the hilly volcanic island of Nacula, one of the Fiji islands. On the palm-fringed shoreline, you’ll be able to bury your toes into smooth, pearl-white sand and snorkel in some of the clearest waters on the planet. The most impressive scenery, however, comes from above. As you approach the island by seaplane, you’ll be met by rugged, emerald-green peaks rising dramatically from the sea. As you get closer, the details will become clear: a maze of idyllic coves, mangrove swamps and crystal-clear lagoons await you on the ground. For a 360-degree view of the Yasawa islands, follow one of the well-trodden, mangrove-covered hiking routes inland to Nabua Lodge. This is a wild, untouched paradise that’s just waiting to be explored.
Getting to Blue Lagoon is quite the adventure. Travelers can book an international flight into the Nadi International Airport on the island of Viti Levu. Australians can take non-stop flights from Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. North American’s have flights from options Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago to Fiji. This is the main gateway into the country from anywhere across the globe. After your flight into Fiji, the only way to get to Blue Lagoon is by boat or seaplane. There are several ferry departures from Fiji’s mainland which must be booked online. Seaplanes should be booked well in advance, as they only leave when they have a booking. You will be on your island getaway within the hour.