A chain of exotic islands only a short boat trip from Nadi International Airport. Your perfect destination with stunning resorts matched with breathtaking white sand beaches.
In surroundings beautiful enough to star in 'Cast Away' and 'Survivor: Fiji' these islands offer parasailing, windsurfing, dolphin-watching, famous dives such as the Big W and Gotham City, some of the best surf breaks in the world, and just about any other activity you can do on or under water. Young or old, party animal or looking for a family holiday, there's an island for everyone.

History

Myth says that Fiji's story begins about 1500 BC with a voyage of giant war canoes from Taganika north of Egypt. Leading the armada on the giant double hull canoe "Kaunitoni" was warrior Chief Lutunasobasoba with a special cargo - a magical box called the Katonimana (the Box of Blessings). Around Matamanoa, Mana and Likuliku, they met bad weather and the “Box of Blessings” slipped into the water. Lutunasobasoba gave orders to let it go, believing it was the will of the gods. Lutunasobasoba then named the 3 Islands Mata-manoa (meaning "eye of the strong wind"), Mana ("Magic') to mark the area where the Box of Blessings fell, and 'Likuliku' because it was here the armada experienced calm waters again. Lutunasobasoba gave specific instructions that no one was to ever try and retrieve the "Katonimana" and predicted that this group of islands would be a great source of prosperity for the Fijian people in the future. To this day, some believe that this box is still buried

The Mamanucas are located just off the western coast of Viti Levu in a lagoon formed between the Great Sea Reef and the Mainland. Visible from the Nadi coastline it is easily accessible from the mainland. The islands are easily accessed from Denarau by boat, seaplane or helicopter. Many companies offer charters and transfer services and the local resorts also have their own transfers or can arrange it for you.