A true tropical paradise of 333 islands, with thriving marine life and secluded beaches backed by pristine jungle, Fiji is a South Pacific idyll. From volcanic hot springs and untouched coral reefs, to cascading waterfalls and mud baths, nature here is wondrous. Don’t be dissuaded from visiting on account of Cyclone Winston, which tore through the region in February. Many of the islands were completely spared, the rest are well on the road to recovery and there are fewer tourists to encroach on your island fantasy.
Board the yacht at Port Denarau Marina, just 20 minutes from Nadi International Airport. The trip begins with a short, 1.5-hour cruise southwest to the Mamanuca Islands, where you spend the day exploring — the snorkelling here is particularly excellent due to an abundance of soft corals and tropical fish. You will spend the night anchored in Musket Cove, near the stunning Musket Cove Resort.