Our Fiji Island hopping passes are called the 'Bula Passes'. They are an extremely popular way to explore Fiji's magnificent islands. The passes allow you the freedom to cruise where and when you want through this awesome South Pacific region.
The Bula Combo Pass is an extension to the Bula Pass, offering an easy, hassle-free way to pay for both your transfers AND resort accommodation in the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands before you leave the mainland.
All you need to do is choose where you’d like to be a couple of days ahead and book through the Travel Desk on board the Yasawa Flyer. Bookings are subject to availability and some resorts are very popular so if you want to be sure, it’s best to plan a bit further ahead! If the resort of your choice is fully booked, our reservations staff will suggest an alternative option, of similar nature.
We suggest you book at least your first two nights before departing Denarau Marina.
Book as you go.
Guests on a 1 coconut Bula Combo Pass can upgrade to 2 and 3 coconut resorts but a surcharge will apply and is payable at the Travel Desk on board the Yasawa Flyer when you make your booking.
Guests on a 2 coconut Pass can choose to stay at a 1 coconut property but no partial refunds are available. If you want to step up for a night and go 3 coconuts, our reservations staff at the Travel Desk will advise the extra cost.
At some 2 coconut properties there are extra charges that apply - generally for meal packages.
All vessel transfers between islands and the mainland are included.
All the 1 coconut resorts which are available on the Combo Pass have meals included.
1 Coconut properties available with a Bula Combo Pass (meals included):
Nabua (dorm & bure), Naqalia (dorm & bure), White Sandy Beach (dorm & beachfront bure), Gold Coast (dorm & bure), Long Beach (dorm & garden bure), Wayalailai (dorm & lodge), Bay of Plenty (dorm and bure), and Safe Landing (dorm and standard bure)
2 Coconut properties available with a Bula Combo Pass (meals included):
All of the above 1 coconut resort options as well as South Sea Island (dorm), Wayalailai (dorm & bure), Mantaray (dorm), Nabua (Deluxe Dorm & Deluxe Bure).
The 2 Coconut Bula Pass can also be used at the following properties, but an additional meal charge is to be paid directly to the resort in FJD.
Bounty (Island Bure), Blue Lagoon (dorm & lodge), Coralview (dorm & garden bure), Octopus (dorm & private bungalow), Nanuya Boat House (dorm & room), Barefoot Kuata (Deluxe dorm & bure), Barefoot Manta (Deluxe dorm), Mantaray (Treehouse Bure).
As much as we’d love to offer a 3 coconut Bula Combo Pass, there’s too much variation in price between the 3 coconut properties. If you plan to stay in 3 coconut properties, we suggest you purchase a Bula Pass and book your accommodation separately.
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. To help make sense of the Fiji accommodation, we have created our own local grading system of 1, 2 and 3 coconuts. Hey, it’s not foolproof but it will help!
One thing all these resorts have in common is they are all set in stunning locations. You’ll mix and mingle with the local Yasawa villagers as most of the resorts are owned and operated by Fijians.
The accommodation in the Yasawa Islands is share twin/double rooms called bures. Most resorts also offer dorm accommodation, perfect for meeting other travellers and the more up-market resorts have large, more luxurious villas.
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.
What does 1, 2 & 3 Coconuts mean?
Awesome Adventures Fiji identifies three different levels of accommodation with our own local grading system: 1, 2 and 3 coconuts. Kind of like 3, 4 or 5 star resort ratings, but a bit more 'Fijian'.
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'.
3 Coconut: Live like a king! - Bures only. Adventure travel doesn't mean you have to 'rough it'. If you're looking for a small resort, offering a personal experience at great value prices then these are for you. On arrival at these Yasawa resorts, you'll enjoy a welcome cocktail and you can treat yourself at the bar and to a la carte or buffet dining. Many properties have a meal package plan, which you pay to the resort. All rooms have air conditioning or fan, ensuite bathrooms with all necessities and towels supplied. All are in beautiful, often secluded locations, right on the beach.
Fiji Food and Meals:
Fijian meals offer a fantastic way to experience the culture of the Fijians. Eating at the resort where you’re staying is generally the only choice - there are no restaurants around the corner. In some cases there are other resorts within walking distance where you can dine, but this is rare.
The style of meals varies within the three coconut tiers, but not surprisingly the general rule of thumb is the dearer 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).
1 Coconut Property Meals
2 Coconut Property Meals
Meals are included in the accommodation price and the packages, unless otherwise specified. If not specified, then a "Meal Package" must be purchased for the duration of your stay and must be paid directly to the resort. Prices are per person per day and are paid directly to the resort. Meals are served at specific times of the day and are simple and filling.