With a Bula Pass, you have pre-paid, but not pre-planned transfers on the Yasawa Flyer, allowing you to island hop as you please. There's no need to plan details - the only thing you'll know in advance is the length of your pass.
Choose your accommodation as you travel and decide how long you want to stay at each resort as you go. As the resorts can fill up fast, you must secure your resort bookings with our staff on board the Yasawa Flyer before you disembark.
If you have all the time in the world and you like to do your own thing, this is the perfect way to explore the idyllic Yasawa Islands. With all your transfers pre-paid it’s easy to hop from resort to resort when you choose. Passes range from 5 to 15 days and there are 12 islands in the chain of 20 that offer accommodation. The 31 island resorts operated by villagers vary in standard, setting, style and the attractions in the local area can differ but, all resorts offer that wonderful hospitality unique to Fiji. The Bula Pass (transfers only) and Bula Combo Pass (transfers and accommodation) offer the freedom to explore the Yasawas as you choose.
Price per person202 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. What's included?
Note and Rules for Bula Passes (Sorry, there have to be some!)
1) Travel is valid for the period shown on your Bula Pass. If you are still travelling outside the validity of your pass, you will be charged the normal fare.
2) You can extend your Bula Pass anytime during travel, prior to the expiry date of your pass, by paying the new extended Bula Pass price difference at the Travel Desk on the Yasawa Flyer.
3) A photo ID card will be issued on check-in at Port Denarau and it will specify your Bula Pass validity.
4) Properties have a minimum 2-night stay policy. Waiving this is at the discretion of the individual resorts. IMPORTANT: the resorts are often very busy so it is vital that you make sure accommodation is available before you leave the Yasawa Flyer. Note if you are travelling on a Bula Combo Pass, there are certain properties and room types that are included in the cost of the pass.
5) Any Bula Pass used by a person other than the owner whose photograph is on the Bula Pass will be confiscated and the balance of its use will be forfeited.
Extra expenses at the destination
Book as you go.
All vessel transfers between islands and the mainland are included.
Please be aware
Fiji Island Resort Accommodation - What to Expect:
The Yasawa Islands have that special remote and ‘untouched’ feeling to them. The resorts range in budget and style from very basic to very up-market. With so much to choose from, to help you make your decision on where to stay, Awesome Adventures Fiji identifies two different levels of accommodation with our own local grading system: 1 and 2 coconuts.
Most of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island resorts we work with are Fijian owned and run, making them super friendly, fun, relaxed and culturally authentic. You'll mix and mingle with the locals from the nearby island villages. Just about every resort is beachfront, with coral lagoons on the doorstep. The resorts range in style from very basic to very up-market meaning there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. One thing all these resorts have in common is they are all set in stunning locations.
The resorts offer a range of room types including mixed dormitory, share twin and double rooms. Many resorts are traditional thatched roof huts called 'Bures' (pronounced boo-rays).
Properties have generators, so you’ll have electricity from sunset ‘til midnight and generally for the first part of the morning. The local power socket is the same as for Australia and New Zealand.
In most properties the beds will either have mosquito nets or the windows have screens, but we always recommend bringing along insect repellent!
Note: all properties have a minimum 2 night stay.
1 Coconut: Keepin' it real - Dorms and bures
Who needs luxury when you're in paradise!? If you need a hairdryer, hot water or air-conditioning these are not for you. But if you're big on beaches and beautiful islands, then the location of these typically basic resorts certainly gets the big tick! Bring your own towel, soap and other necessities. All these resorts are run by Yasawan Fijians who love hosting you and sharing their lives with you. Meals are included in the price.
2 Coconut: A few more frills - Dorms and bures
The 2 coconut resorts are more modern properties with a strong Fijian flavour. They have a higher standard of accommodation and amenities than 1 coconut. Rooms have fans or air-conditioning and there is more variety of meals. As with the 1 coconut resorts, you'll feel welcome and immersed in the Fijian 'family'.
Fiji Food and Meals:
Meal time is generally very social and a fantastic way to experience the Fijian culture. The menus at each resort differ, with some a la carte and some buffet style. Fijian food is generally very tasty and includes delicious fresh fruit, fish, barbecue meat and traditional fare, such as the melt-in-your-mouth marinated fish dish, kokoda.
Eating at the resort where you're staying is generally the only choice - there are no restaurants around the corner. The style of meals varies within the coconut tiers, but not surprisingly the general rule of thumb is the more upmarket the property, the better the dining experience you can expect. Having said that you’ll get some great meals at even the 1 coconut properties (especially the 'lovos' where food is cooked in the ground).
All resorts seek to offer a mix of Fijian and European styles using fresh local produce.
We recommend vegetarians inform the resort on arrival.
1 Coconut Property Meals
2 Coconut meals
Meals are included in the accommodation price in most 2 coconut packages. The dishes are simple and filling and the 2 coconut properties will offer more variety and courses than the 1 coconut. Those 2 coconut properties that have meal plans are a compulsory additional cost payable directly to the resort. Meals are served at specific times of the day and are simple and filling.