On the way back from the Yasawas (outer) Island group I jumped off at the tiny South Sea Island in the Mamanucas (inner) islands. It was just a 30 minute ride from “mainland” Fiji and therefore also attractive to day trippers coming over.
The reason for picking this island was that everything, except drinks, was free! I got to walk around the island which took less than five minutes, kayak around the island which took less than fifteen minutes and then also sail around the island which took less than half an hour. I am not a big fan of being stuck on a small island no matter how beautiful the beaches are, but South Sea was quite alright because of all the stuff you could do there. They ran two daily trips out to the outer reef for snorkeling and two trips with a yellow “submarine” where we also could see the reef on close hold- without even getting wet! Even though my stay here has been quite fun it still feels a bit more like a package holiday with buffet meals and entertainment shows included and it might be hard getting back to the backpacker lifestyle after this.