The Sawa-L-Lau Caves the scene for Brook Shields Blue Lagoon

Early start today for the cave trip, which isn’t too bad a price at $65 (25GBP) and a good way to get out and see around the blue lagoon. The boat is the Ozzie family and a few of the couples that arrive the same day as me. It takes about 20 minutes to get to where the caves are and these are famous for being where a scene from the film Blue Lagoon was filmed with Brooke Shields.

The entrance is right on the beach and you go down stairs into a really dark blue water cave that is quite high inside with an open part where trees are growing. The lagoon itself is quite shallow and even though it is high tide there isn’t much water and can sit on rocks at one end of the cave. Although beware of the sea lice.

Due to it being high tide to get into the other part of the caves you have to swim under a rock, which is only a couple of minutes under water so not too bad. However there are a few people in the group who don’t want to do it, which is shame as they are missing out.  Once through we have to wait on a floating board until all are through, then we can swim through the cave. It is super dark and the guide at the front as a flashlight that helps and also use my underwater camera as a light able to get some pics of the cool cave formations and actually see what swimming through.

The caves aren’t very big and there are two parts we swim through so in the cave about 20 minutes, so not too long as there will be more tourists coming along so it gets very busy and no room for too many at once.

Back out into the main cave, which is aptly named Brooke Shield rocks from the film we all have a last swim about, but as the water is cold due to no sunlight everyone is keen to head out to the beach to warm up. So we spend the next hour just chilling on the beach warming up and some of the group try snorkeling there, but don’t see much as no reefs there.  We wait also for a market to arrive on the beach as some of the group want to buy some souvenirs, as the local Fiji ladies are selling necklaces and bracelets all very nice.  Overall a nice morning trip and good to see the caves and know what they look like. Also good to see more of the blue lagoon waters and islands – so clear and beautiful.

21st May 2016

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