Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Caves – Sawa-i-Lau, Yawawas, Fiji, July 11 – 14 2016 S 16.50 E 177.28

The Caves - 

On the southern end of Yasawa Island are the famous Sawa-i-Lau Caves.  We dove into a calm pool from atop incredible limestone formations into the cool clear azure water below.  The caves are one of the most mysterious tourist attractions on the island.  The native islanders believe that the caves are home to deity Ulutini.  Before going to the caves visitors are asked to participate in a traditional ceremony in the village, asking the guardians of the caves to allow them permission to enter.

The anchorage provided for daily entertainment whether it be the visiting cruise ships, private megayaghts parked beside us,

 or the many seaplanes landing either side of us.  It was fun to be moored in the middle of the runway.

The lagoon offered a quiet serene location for Kaija to gunk hole and ideal snorkeling of the many reefs.  

This is a great stop many reasons including the unique natural rock formations, the snorkeling, the caves, the seaplanes, the locals and the megayaghts. From some of the poorest to some of the richest…people are just people.   

Ain’t Life Grand!

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