I went to Waya Lai Lai on a Humanitarian service trip. This resort was our layover between LAX and Nukualofa, Tonga. While our service project was in Tonga, we were allowed 3 days at Waya Lai Lai to play and relax.
When we showed up to the island, the resort staff was there singing for us as we stepped onto the beach. It was such a rush of energy to see the gorgeous views of the island with the music. Our experience just got better from there.
We slept in the 3 bed dorms, which were very comfortable, but not luxurious. But we never had an issue with the beds, and while the bathroom was small and the shower cold, who needs a shower when you have the warm ocean next to you?
Our hike up the mountain was hot and humid, but the view at the top was incredible! It was so worth it to climb to the top, and we all climbed back down the mountain with a smile on our faces.
The next day we went out to snorkel with the sharks. This was an incredible experience that I was so glad I got to do! While it was a bit terrifying at first, the sharks were never threatening, and we all got to touch and rub the sharks.
The views and scenery of this island are unlike any other. The beach has hammocks that you can lay in and enjoy the coastal breeze. The sand was soft and fun to play in. Waya Lai Lai was worlds better than Nadi. We all enjoyed it very much and want to go back!
The staff was very friendly. The food wasn't the greatest, but it filled us up. No one in the resort got sick while we were there.
Overall, I loved our experience at Waya Lai Lai and I am looking forward to taking more of my family and friends someday!
- Also Known As:
- Wayalailai Ecohaven Hotel Waya Lailai
- Wayalailai Ecohaven Resort Fiji/Waya Lailai