Likuri Island Snorkeling
The 18th most popular snorkel dive spot in Fiji.
Thursday 9 March 2017 06:46 GMT
South of Nadi offshore of the southwest Viti Levu coastline, the snorkeling at Robinson Crusoe Island Resort on Likuri Island is known for good reef formations. Likuri Island is also known by many as Robinson Crusoe Island.
Likuri Island is located offshore of the town of Lomawai on Viti Levu. To reach the Likuri Island snorkeling, you'll need to fly into the only international airport in Fiji, Nadi International Airport (NAN), which is served by Fiji Airways, Qantas, and Air New Zealand. Many of the flights arrive very late at night, so plan accordingly. When arriving in Fiji from the US, keep in mind that most flights arrive very early in the morning and Fiji is just across the international date line, so you’ll effectively land two days after departing the US. There is a boat to Likuri Island from Tuva River Jetty on Viti Levu.
TIP: The Fijian cyclone/typhoon rainy season starts in November and ends in late March. There have been periodic cyclones that have caused damage to both the reefs and to the resorts, including those in 2012 and 2016. It may be worth contacting a local dive shop or resort about cyclone impacts before booking. The best Fiji snorkeling is typically from May through October during the dry winter season, but be aware that the water becomes cooler as the winter season progresses.
Overall, Likuri Island is the 18th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 22 snorkeling dives in Fiji. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Likuri Island including Vatulele Island, Bligh Water, Moon Reef, Beqa Lagoon Reef, Natadola Beach, Yanuca Island and Nananu-I-Ra Island.