We’re setting our digital sails for Fiji next week for a weeklong adventure to one of our favorite cruising destinations. Cruising World will pair up on social media with Cruising World contributor and world circumnavigator Amy Alton from @outchasingstars for a cruise through the islands. Join us for the highlights on Facebook and Instagram. Amy and her husband, David, completed a 6-year circumnavigation in 2020 aboard their Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Starry Horizons. They are currently cruising the Bahamas, where they have their sights set on Great Inagua.
“We adored the Lau group,” Amy said of their time cruising Fiji. The Altons spent more than four months cruising Fiji aboard Starry Horizons, including a month exploring their favorite part, the remote islands of Vanua Balavu, the Lau Group.
The nation of Fiji is composed of approximately 333 islands, ideal for sailors seeking sunshine and adventure. There are several ports of entry where sailboats can provision, including Suva, Lautoka, Levuka and Savusavu. “Savusavu (located on the south shore of Vanua Levu, one of the two main islands) is one of my favorite cruising ports in the South Pacific,” Amy said. Nearby Namena reef offers world-renowned scuba diving and Savasavu’s location on the southwest coast makes it a popular jumping off point for the Mamanucas and Yasawas islands.
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