Nestled in the heart of Fiji's spectacular Yasawa Islands, a stay at Barefoot Manta Island offers a unique opportunity to engage and interact with the region's environment and its breathtaking surroundings.
A commitment to responsible eco-tourism underpins the ethos of Barefoot Manta Island. As our name suggests, our island is home to one of Fiji's most iconic inhabitants, the manta ray.

Barefoot Manta Island is the best location in the Yasawas to witness these majestic creatures at close-quarters between May and October. Supported by a team of in-house marine biologists, guests are taken on daily excursions to visit them, as they gather to feed, mate and get cleaned in the nearby channel.

Snorkel and SCUBA dive right from the shore, in our pristine, locally managed marine protected reef. You can also spend your hours unwinding on one of 3 glistening beaches or sampling one of the many pursuits on offer, ranging from conservation diving, private picnics, kayaking, hiking, to guided cultural tours of the local Muaira village.

Naturally, these experiences are offered with comfort, budget - and not forgetting hungry stomachs - in mind. Barefoot Manta Island boasts a broad range of characterful accommodation options, ranging from shared beachfront dorms ideal for friends, to thatched beachfront suites, perfect for couples.

More than the normal meal packages Barefoot Manta offers a mandatory Resort Package  comprising of three meals a day - which are prepared by our experienced and passionate team of local chefs - Wi-Fi, non-motorised water sports (excl. dive) and from 1 April 2019 every paying guest will receive a personal complimentary water bottle and help us alleviate the war on plastic water bottles. 

* Winner: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 - 2017 - 2016 -2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012
* Member of The International Eco-Tourism Society

Room types

Our en-suite beachfront bures and family rooms are located on the Sunset side of the island offer a taste of tropical seclusion, and are authentically and tastefully-decorated in keeping with the natural surroundings.   Our dorms sleep a maximum of 4 guests all of which open out to the sparkling sands on Sunrise Beach. 


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Guest Laundry/Valet Service 
  • Luggage Storage
  • Musical And Cultural Entertainment
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Tour Desk/Activities Office 
  • Wedding Facilities
  • Wi-fi

Our activities

Manta rays are the star attraction here but there is a great deal more to explore. Qualified dive staff offer in-house scuba lessons as well as 'off-site' excursions to the surrounding Marine Protection Area. These zones form the basis of the resort's ongoing conservation work as it continues to lead the way in marine protection and sustainability in Fiji. Some of the South Pacific's most spectacular snorkelling is never far away - right off the beach!
Be hands on and spend time in the Life Under The Sea Marine Science Centre with touch pool and aquarium.

Explore the exotic interior on a self-guided bush-walk or on a trek accompanied by one of our local staff. The island can also be circumnavigated out on the water by kayak.

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Coconut husking
  • Crab racing
  • Cultural lessons
  • Guided walks/tours
  • Kava ceremony
  • Kayaks
  • Musical And Cultural Entertainment
  • Snorkelling


Part of our Resort Package
* Breakfast
A continental buffet breakfast is offered each morning, including fruit, cereals, freshly baked pancakes and more. In addition, Egg station including delicious omlettes are available, along with the chef's daily 'special creation' inspired by seasonal local ingredients.

* Lunch
Anything from fishcakes and salads to freshly baked breads and local fruits - ideal sustenance to keep the energy levels up for the afternoon.

* Dinner
Barefoot Manta's sunset deck is just the spot to show off your daytime 'glow' while sipping on a happy-hour cocktail.

Whether you're reminiscing over the days events  the conversation and excitement carries over as guests take their seats for dinner either in the main restaurant area, or back out on the beach.

Join in each week as the team prepares a traditional Lovo dinner (earth oven cooking) followed by a traditional meke performed by your Barefoot Manta family


Barefoot Manta Island is best accessed by taking the high-speed catamaran operated by Awesome Adventures which leaves Port Denarau daily at 08:30.   Seaplane transfers are also available.

Contact for prices.
PD 153, Port Denarau NADI
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  • Backpacking
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beaches & Coastal Activities
  • Budget & Backpackers
  • Coconut husking
  • Crab racing
  • Cultural lessons
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Diving
  • Families
  • Flash Packing
  • Food & Drink
  • Guided walks/tours
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Kava ceremony
  • Kayaks
  • Midrange
  • Musical And Cultural Entertainment
  • Nature & Scenic Areas
  • Retreats & Camps
  • Romance
  • Snorkelling
  • Weddings
  • Yasawa Islands