In the southern Yasawa just over 6 kilometers north of the mountainous island of Waya are the two small islands of Naukacuvu and Narara. The two islands of Naukacuvu and Narara share the same splendid lagoon. These islands in themselves are nothing exceptional, formed as they are from low hills. But the context in which they are located make it one of the most spectacular places in the Yasawa.
The part that really deserves of these two islands is the lagoon located on the western side of both islands. The island of Narara is uninhabited, while on the island of Naukacuvu there is a single accommodation facility: the luxurious Paradise Cove Resort. If you stay at Paradise Cove Resort and don’t see this part of the island you have seen nothing of the essence of a South Pacific island. You have only seen a luxury resort like there are many in the world. So I invite you to walk and / or paddle.
A WALK TOWARDS A CORNER OF PARADISE
The lagoon can be reached with an easy path that starts from Paradise Cove Resort and crosses the whole island of Naukacuvu up to the southern end of the island right in front of the island of Narara. The path, almost completely flat except for some small climbs, is about 2.5 km long and can be covered in about 30 minutes one way. Only the last 200 meters are relatively less easy, because when the path descends towards the beach, the trace of the path disappears into the vegetation.
Once you come out of the dense vegetation that characterizes the last meters of the path, go along the small beach to the southernmost point of Naukacuvu (Tip: put a sign in the point where you come out of the vegetation to easily find the entry point of the path). Here climb the rocks right above the beach and admire the fabulous panorama before your eyes. A short stretch of sea separates you from the wild and uninhabited island of Narara. On your right the splendid lagoon which with the high sun is enriched with wonderful colors. In the distance beyond the lagoon stand the wild mountains of the island of Waya.
IN THE LAGOON WITH KAYAK
Another even more spectacular way to reach the lagoon is by using a kayak. If you are a guest at Paradise Cove Resort you can have it for free. Take a bottle of water with you and visit this corner of paradise: a real extract of the southern seas. With your kayak, cross the narrow stretch of sea between the islands of Naukacuvu and Narara and enter the lagoon.
Disembark on the uninhabited island of Narara where if you are lucky a small goat will welcome you, the only sign of life on the whole island. Stroll on “your” island and live a few minutes or hours in this little corner of paradise. Watch out for low tide because when low tide comes, the corals of the lagoon begin to surface from the water, and it is difficult to navigate with the kayak. But just pay a little attention and this too will be an experience in the experience.
The island of Narara is for the moment an uninhabited and spectacular island. Unfortunately I wrote “for the moment”. Because there is a video online where this island is presented as a place of next investment for the construction of a 5-star resort. Hurry because in the next few years all that described unfortunately will change.