Getting to Octopus Resort
Getting Around on the Mainland
Daniel Paul-Taxi Driver Extraordinare!
Phone: 679 6666 934
Mobile: 679 9955 339
Our man on the ground is Daniel Paul. Dan will collect you from the airport arrival lounge in Nadi and take you directly to our boat, or to any Nadi or Lautoka hotel or resort. Dan has been working alongside Octopus for many years and offers our guests great rates and an extremely reliable friendly service. Dan also offers comprehensive sightseeing tours or guided shopping excursions – why pay “vavalangi” prices when Dan can negotiate local rates for you?
Dan can be contacted directly, or the staff at Octopus would be happy to make a booking on your behalf, so whatever you’re up to, before or after your stay at Octopus, contact Dan for all your local transport, sightseeing and shopping needs.
Getting to Octopus
Octopus Resort is located 27 nautical miles from the Fijian mainland, on Waya Island, the largest land mass in the Yasawa Island Group. The transfer vessel Merlyn’s Magic , make a return trip to the island every day.
The boats leave Vuda Marina (a few KMs from the Airport in Nadi) at 10 am and then make the return trip from Octopus at 2pm depending on flight schedules for departing guests each day, arriving back at Vuda at between 3pm and 3.30pm. The journeys take just over one hour each way and are scheduled to meet many of the flights serving Nadi Airport, allowing the maximum time possible on the island. Air conditioned minibus transport from the airport or from local hotels are included in the transfer.
Adult one way fare on the regular daily service is – $84USD (this includes air conditioned transfers to and from the marina), Children (3-10 years)
Guests requiring special transfers outside of these times can request a private charter, the Charter rate for the boat for up to 8 guests is - $750 USD one way.
PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL MOST LIKELY REQUIRE A CHARTER IF YOUR FLIGHT ARRIVAL TIME IS AFTER 9AM OR YOUR FLIGHT DEPARTURE TIME IS BEFORE 7PM, IF YOU WISH TO ARRIVE OR LEAVE THE ISLAND THE SAME DAY.
The island is also accessible on the Yasawa Flyer, a large catamaran ferry which serves the whole Yasawa Island chain. We will be happy to organise your travel on this ferry to Octopus or beyond. This ferry leaves Denarau Harbour at 8.30am and arrives at Octopus at 11.30am and leaves on the return leg to town from Octopus at 3.30pm and arrives back at Denarau at 6.30 pm.
Island Hoppers Helicopter Service
In a matter of minutes you can be transferred to the entrance of the Resort (ok, so we really mean the hill above the resort) from the mainland (or another off-shore resort if you wish) their prices vary, depending on who, where and when.
We will be happy to make a booking on your behalf.
So that’s all the hard stuff, let us take care of all the details, all you need to do now is book and then come join us for a cocktail and a sunset sometime soon.
South Sea Cruises
The second option for reaching our little island is the “Big Yellow Boat”. Operated by South Sea Cruises this catermaran ferry departs Denaurau Marina at 8.30am and travels up past Octopus to the top of the chain, then returns.
Going north the boat stops at Octopus daily at 11am then carries on north to the top of the island chain (and our sister resort, The Blue Lagoon Beach Resort).
Returning south the boat stops at Octopus at 3.30pm before returning to Denaurau Marina by 6.30 pm each day.
We are happy to help you book with South Sea Cruises or with any issues relating to your arrival or departure details. Just ask.