Getting to Octopus Resort
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 or Aftershock, make a return trip to the island every day.
The boats leave Vuda Marina (a few KMs from the Airport in Nadi) at 9 am or 2pm and then make the return trip from Octopus at either 11am or 3.30pm pm The journeys take just over one and 1/2 hours 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. Please note that the above transfer times are subject to availability and weather conditions. The resort will ensure you are transferred onto the next available charter should the first request not be met for above reasons.
Adult one way fare on the regular daily service is – $84USD (this includes air conditioned transfers to and from the marina).
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.
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.
We ask you consider airport delays and customs clearance when considering your transfer options, these transfers are provided by Daytrippers Fiji Ltd a subsidiary of Octopus Resort and Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, further info can be found here www.fijidaytrippers.com.
Pacific Island Air
You can also reach the island by seaplane, the cost for this is $199.00 USD per seat one way, fares are available from the 15th September 2013 onwards, with a minimum of two seats. Transfers are either by 4 seater Beaver or 8 seater Otter seaplane, the scheduled time may vary, and is determined by the aircraft operator on the day of travel.
It is also possible to charter the whole aircraft prices range from $1100 USD to $1399 FJD for 4 – 8 seats. The 8 seater aircraft can carry up to 10 passengers depending on the mix of passengers e.g. 6 adults and 4 children, maximum adults is 8. Luggage is limited to 25kg per person.
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.
Getting Around on the Mainland
Mobile: 679 7770036
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.