Dravuni Island cruises destination information
|Dravuni Island itinerary and upcoming sailing dates|
|Jan 13, 2020||Fiji, 14 nights||from $5241|
|Jan 21, 2020||Fiji, 14 nights||from $4978|
|May 22, 2020||Fiji Explorer, 14 nights||from $3155|
|Mar 21, 2020||Fiji, 14 nights||from $3838|
|May 18, 2020||Fiji Adventure, 12 nights||from $3727|
|Dec 3, 2019||EXC In-Depth Pacific Islands Adventure, 20 nights||from $3816|
|Sep 16, 2020||South Pacific, 12 nights||from $3483|
|May 10, 2021||Fiji Adventure, 12 nights||from $3674|
|Jun 23, 2020||Tongan Explorer, 11 nights||from $3003|
|Jul 22, 2020||Bounty Adventure, 14 nights||from $3180|
|Oct 11, 2020||South Pacific, 12 nights||from $3483|
|Jul 4, 2020||Fiji Encounter, 8 nights||from $2121|
|Dec 14, 2020||Fiji, 14 nights||from $4945|
|Dec 28, 2020||South Pacific New Year, 12 nights||from $4251|
|Sep 17, 2020||Fiji Encounter, 8 nights||from $2189|
|Apr 16, 2020||Sydney to Vancouver, 25 nights||from $5930|
|Apr 22, 2020||Fiji Encounter, 8 nights||from $1987|
|Aug 15, 2020||Fiji Encounter, 8 nights||from $2119|
|Oct 4, 2020||Fiji Encounter, 8 nights||from $2542|
|Apr 16, 2020||South Pacific Crossing, 16 nights||from $4192|
The Stunning Main Port of Dravuni Island
Dravuni island is a volcanic island, located in the Kadavu group of islands in Fiji. The island is inhabited by approximately 125 people and is the most northern of several inhabited islands within the Great Astrolabe Reef. Just north of the Astrolabe lies Solo Reef, an atoll where according to local legend there used to be a village that sunk into the sea. Villagers who fish there respect this legendary village by not throwing garbage overboard.
Nearby cruise ports include Lautoka, Port Denarau, Savusavu and Suva
Tender Port - Wheelchair access limited and some mobility may be required to board tenders.
Cruise Port: What to do on Dravuni Island
You'll visit Dravuni Island on your Fiji cruise roughly 65 kilometres south of the main island of Viti Levu, and it's where you'll discover a place of unrivalled beauty and intrigue. It's located at the northern end of the Kadavu Island Group, and is home to no more than 200 locals living in a space just 2 kilometres long and half a kilometre wide.
The sparse population and modern amenities such as retail centres and even cars make it feel like you are stepping back in time. In fact, very little has changed on this island paradise in hundreds of years.
Getting around Dravuni Island, Fiji
No cruise ships dock at the island, but rather you will board a smaller boat and be tendered to Dravuni Island and arrive at a dock on the northern end. Note that once you pull ashore, you'll be greeted by islanders singing your welcome and shouting â€˜Bula!'.
Getting around is simple: walk. There are a few cliff areas that you won't be able able to access, but aside from that, you can easily stroll around the entire island in no time. As a real bonus of visiting an island this small, it's very hard to get lost!
Money matters on Dravuni Island
When you arrive on Dravuni Island, be sure to bring cash with you as there are no banks or ATMs in sight. Some of the local vendors may accept Australian dollars, but the official currency is the Fijian dollar so it's best to have some on hand if you plan to make a purchase.
Dravuni Island's local culture
It's such a small place, but Dravuni Island thrives with life. The locals who live on the island embrace a far simpler lifestyle than that to which we are accustomed.
Consider Fiji's relaxed and cheerful culture then amplify it, and this is what you can expect from Dravuni Island. It's all about family, kindness and enjoying the simple things in life, and never even considering rushing about frantically. You'll quickly be swayed into joining in on the fun and leaving your cares behind.
Internet services on Dravuni Island
Just as there was no WiFi 200 years ago, there is still no WiFi or any form of internet service on Dravuni Island now. This is well and truly disconnected from the modern world, so make the most of the break from your mobile phone and relax.
Things to do on Dravuni Island
On-shore excursions: Private or cruise-line organised?
When you board your cruise to Fiji, you'll be able to go through each port destination and choose which on-shore excursions you'd like to sign up to. This is an easy way to ensure you get out and experience a bit more of each destination while you're on shore.
The other option is to organise it yourself ahead of time. This can save you a little on costs and offers excursions with fewer people on them. Should you book your own adventure when you're looking for what to do on Dravuni Island, just make sure you have enough time to get back to the ship before departure.
Shopping and exploring
As soon as you step off the boat, you'll have the option to buy locally made wares. You can pick up clothing, drinks, crafts and jewellery to take home as a reminder of your trip. Keep in mind that some plant-based materials may not be allowed back into Australia. You won't need to book a tour to check out these stalls,simply stroll around once you arrive on the island. Same goes for seeing the beaches, bures (homes) and palm trees.
A day at the beach
Bring a book, slather on the sunscreen and enjoy a day at the beach. Jump in the warm waters for a refreshing swim then head back to bask in the sunshine. Rinse and repeat!
Hike to the top
There are a number of routes that lead inland, and if you keep heading uphill, you'll quickly make it to the top of the peak. This is a great spot to look out over the island and the incredibly blue ocean beyond.
One of Dravuni Island's most famous attractions is its snorkelling. This is because it's situated right next to the Astrolabe Reef, which is something of a mecca for divers and snorkellers from around the world. A trip to the reef can introduce you to this stunning underwater display as well as various creatures such as seahorses and stingrays. Or, you can simply snorkel around Dravuni Island itself.
Boat tour around the island
It's a tiny island, so you can enjoy a quick boat tour around the shore with one of the locals. You can expect to pay a very reasonable fare (perhaps $10-20), and enjoy both the excursion and a chat with your friendly guide.
A relaxing massage
Just when you thought Dravuni Island couldn't get any more blissful, try a massage. Locals will set up a tent in a shady area where you can lie down and discover a whole new level of relaxation.
A game of volleyball
Dravuni Island locals simply love volleyball, so feel free to join in or form a team with fellow cruise mates and try your hand at this game of skill!
Have you ever been somewhere that's completely cut off from the rest of the world? Discover the freedom and explore this gorgeous place by booking a cruise to Fiji on the Dravuni Island cruise sale page.Cruises visiting Dravuni Island
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