Yanuya is a long thin island with several knolls. The village here is renowned for its pottery making and you can visit on a day-trip from either resort, or on the daily Seaspray sailing cruise from Mana Island which comes ashore for a traditional kava ceremony and village craft market.

Off the west side of the village are the islands of Monuriki and Modriki, used as the setting for the 2001 film Castaway. With steep craggy rock faces and thick forests, it’s difficult to explore these islands, but with a guide you can reach the summit of the long flat rock face of Modriki from where Tom Hanks looked out in despair seeing nothing but ocean (though in reality there are six islands directly in front of you to the east, the Sacred Islands and the southern Yasawas to the north, as well as most islands in the Mamanucas). The beaches on the eastern side of both islands are beautiful, with fine white sand piled deep on a point backed by tall palm trees.

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