Sawa-I-Lau Caves


4 & 7 night cruises


Visit the sacred and spectacular Sawa-I-Lau Caves, which are steeped in history

The Sawa-I-Lau Caves

The majestic Sawa-I-Lau Caves are one of the 'must-do' activities for travellers while onboard the Fiji Princess (for 4 and 7 night guests only). The ancient limestone formations, carved by constant wave action are hidden within an attractive little island.

According to legend, a young chief once hid with his betrothed in the cave after her family threatened to marry her off to a rival chief. Everyday he would swim into this secret haven with food for the girl until they eventually both escaped to an island together, where they lived happily forever.

The sacred Sawa-I-Lau Caves are also known as the resting place of the 10-headed ancient Fijian god, Ulutini.

Enjoy a scenic boat trip up to the caves is worth doing for its own sake. Then there's the magical experience of the caves themselves - venture into the caves, guided by friendly Fijians to explore the secrets within. The first of the caverns is simply magnificent. Light filters through a hole in the ceiling, allowing visitors to look around in awe. Those up for more excitement can choose to enter a secondary, more secretive, cavern via an underwater tunnel.