The Sawa-I-Lau Caves are a place that every Fijian knows about and wants to visit in the remote Yasawa Islands. Not far from the Blue Lagoon, the ancient limestone caves are filled with warm, crystal clear sea water..
The caves have played an important role in Fijian legends and history. We visited during a 7 day trip with Captain Cook Cruises.
Stairs have been built into the mountainside to make the caved accessible and sometime a small group of local women set up outside with a very reasonably priced traditional handicraft market.
Swimming through the first cave you will see sunlight beaming in through a shaft in the roof. Two other inner caves are only accessible by a tight squeeze through a crevice or an underwater passage for those brave enough.