The Blue Lagoon

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A little fishing, anyone?

We’ve all heard of the Blue Lagoon and its reputed monsters, oh wait, that’s the Black Lagoon…. What’s actually scary: some of us watched the original film, “The Blue Lagoon,” in 1948, or worse, the remake with Brook Shields in 1980.

No matter how you feel about the films, the Blue Lagoon is spectacular and I was pleased to have inadvertently saved the best for last: Nacula Island.

Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
yeah, it's Blue
Hello, gorgeous!

I can also now proudly boast that I have swam in the Blue Lagoon, and I have splashed about in the nearby Sawa-i-Lau Caves — another spot captured for all time on film.

Sawa-i-Lau Caves
Sawa-i-Lau Caves

The Sawa-i-Lau Caves are on par with the experience of swimming in the freshwater Cenotes of Mexico. Except here, there is graffiti etched into the limestone walls and other saddening tell-tale signs of people.

However, this adventure is the perfect end to my island-hopping  journey in the Yasawas. One more night of 5-star bliss back at Octopus Resort (and maybe one last crack at the hermit crab races) and then it’s back to the mainland!

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