Welcome to Sawa-i-Lau

The underwater limestone is thought to have formed a few hundred metres below the surface and then uplifted over time. Shafts of daylight enter a great dome-shaped cave – its walls soar 15m above the water surface – where you can swim in a mind-bogglingly beautiful natural pool. With a guide, a torch and a bit of courage, you can also swim through an underwater passage into an adjoining chamber. The walls have carvings, paintings and inscriptions of unknown meaning.

Most Yasawa resorts offer trips to the caves from about $60 per person.

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Sawa-i-Lau in detail