The Wakaya reef is a protected ecosystem teeming with life, color, and incredible biodiversity. In order to preserve the integrity of the entire reef system, the Wakaya resort took steps to establish these waters as a marine reserve. As a result, guests can observe a rich variety of Fijian marine life– from colorful reef fish to brilliant starfish– simply by wading into the water in front of their bure. The water is warm, the waves are small, and so much to enjoy. Here, you can explore some of the most pristine coral in the world and the mystery of its ocean, through some of the activities we facilitate.
Scuba Diving | With access to the most sought-after locations for scuba diving in the world, there is no better way to discover Wakaya than by venturing into “the blue.” Enhanced by the able assistance and the good company of staff who call these waters home, certified scuba divers can purchase different levels of dive packages to explore outstanding sites just minutes from the Marina. For non-certified divers, we have a selection of scuba courses so you may become certified here on Wakaya.
Snorkeling | With masks available as part of your room package, guests can experience incredible coral reefs in front of your bure or at any of the dive sites.
Paddle Boarding | For guests who wish to ride the waters around Wakaya and get in some exercise, paddleboards are a great option.
Sea Kayaking | Wakaya offers a set of glass-bottom kayaks for stunning sights of the reef and its rich ecosystem, for rent Monday through Saturday.
Fishing | Wakaya offers fishing adventures for all temperaments. From the challenge of reef casting, the tranquility of handline fishing, to the thrill of deep-sea fishing, excursions can be booked Monday through Saturday.
Reef Viewing and Swimming | Wakaya is blessed with several excellent swimming beaches, the most notable being Homestead Bay. In addition, the resort boasts a freshwater pool beside the Palm Grove Restaurant deck.
Hiking, Jogging and Nature Walks | Explore the island with a guided orientation hike of the land, where one of our staff can point out up to 15 miles of roadways for hiking and jogging, each leading to pockets of tropical forests, white beaches, spectacular lookout points. The island’s southern tip is a wildlife sanctuary rich with exotic fauna, including feral horses, deer, pigs and goat. Those with a heart for adventure can hike to Korolevu, the summit of the island and the site of early Fijian fortification, meaning “large village” in Fijian. With ancient banyan trees, considered by many to be a magical place of great spiritual energy. Visitors frequently visit Chieftain’s Leap, a beautiful site with an incredible story, where Peregrine falcons nest in the cliff.
Golf, Tennis and Croquet | Our 9-hole golf course meanders through a 19th century copra plantation, with views of Homestead Bay. The tennis court is lighted for play during evening hours, and professionals are available to give lessons or play with guests, as is Croquet Court next door.
Private Beaches and Beach Picnics | Wakaya’s private beaches allow you to experience the South Pacific in its most pristine state. Guests can request private and group picnics, with gourmet meals prepared by our chef to be presented at any location across the island. For a romantic dinner for two, our guides will transport you to a secluded beach with a filled picnic hamper and drinks, and stay on call to pick you up when you’re finished. Romance in paradise.
Sunday Wakaya Village Church Service | British missionaries of the 19th century introduced the Fijian people to Christianity, and a visit to the Village Church to hear our choir is a special experience. Our guests are invited to attend the 30 minute Methodist service held at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday.