Experience the Mamanucas

A world of experiences only a short hop from the International airport.

Set among the crystal blue waters of the South Pacific and fringed with coral reefs, the Mamanuca islands offer both idyllic downtime and some of the most exciting adventures available in Fiji – depending on what you’re after.

Just a short boat ride from Denarau, or plane or helicopter ride from Nadi’s International Airport, the 20 islands that make up the Mamanucas are the perfect place for both day trips or longer excursions at the many luxurious resorts.

The Mamanucas are the perfect playground for water babies. From swimming with reef sharks to jumping out of planes at 14,000ft, or surfing Cloudbreak – one of the best left hand reef breaks in the world, you’ll find experiences to keep your heart pumping for weeks!

But for those wanting to get their heart rate resting rather than racing, you’ll be more than catered for. When you’re not lounging in your sea side hammock, there are countless white sand beaches to explore, friendly Fijian villages filled with smiling locals to visit, and traditional kava ceremonies to experience that authentic ‘Bula!’ feeling.

Whether you’re young or not so young, a party animal or a parent looking for a tranquil family holiday, there’s an island and an experience waiting for you here in the Mamanucas.

Some of the Mamanuca highlights include:

Fun-filled water sports
The 20 islands that make up the Mamanucas cater to every water sport imaginable, at any pace. You can grab a jet ski from Denarau and zoom out to the Mamanucas, or lie on the deck of a luxury charter as you’re guided through the stunning waters of uninhabited islands.

Surf Cloudbreak
If you’re an experienced surfer you can follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s best at Cloudbreak, just off the southern tip of the Mamanucas. If you visit during early June you can see the professionals in action during the WSL Fiji Pro. But for those just starting out, friendlier breaks can also be found a short boat ride away. Find out more in our surfing section.

Weddings and honeymoons
What could be more romantic than saying ‘I do’ in paradise? Many resorts have dedicated planners to manage every aspect of your wedding or honeymoon. Adult-only resorts abound for lovers looking for a little bit of solitude and romance.

Family holidays
Escape to the Mamanucas and let your kids run free as they experience the real Fiji. With plentiful calm, safe lagoons, pristine beaches and an array of accommodation loaded with activities and kids clubs, they’ll be busy from the moment they wake until they fall asleep to the sound of the waves on the reef.

Explore our Experiences section to see what’s available to do in the Mamanucas and all around Fiji.
Backpackers or Resort? They’re all in our accommodation section.
Save your favourites in your own Trip Plan to create your dream itinerary or talk to one of our experienced Matai Travel Agents.