I'm reluctant to refer to those who set up meals or provide tours at Waya Lai Lai as "staff." Being at Waya Lai Lai feels more like you've joined a family.
While a little more basic than other experiences available in the Yasawa chain, Waya Lai Lai was also my favorite. The burres were clean, the meals prompt, the snorkeling wonderful, and the hike to the top of "little Waya" provided an incredible sunset.
There are no seats in the little boats that bring you in from the Yasawa Flyer, you sit on a sheet of plywood covering the fiberglass bottom. There is no wifi. There is no swimming pool.
Instead, you listen to the beautiful voices of young me who play guitar and sing during dinner; head out to the incredible reef to see the white tip sharks; enjoy a book in a hammock while caressed by a breeze from the sea, go to church in the village or learn to make something you will treasure.
I enjoyed the privacy of my private burre, dorm rooms are available and accommodations vary. But I will return to Waya Lai Lai for the people as much as anything else.More