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, sport fishing and abseiling, 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.
Meal packages are mandatory and comprise three meals a day, which are prepared by our experienced and passionate team of local chefs.
* Winner: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015- 2014 - 2013 - 2012
* Member of The International Eco-Tourism Society
Room typesOur Deluxe en-suite beachfront bures offer a taste of tropical seclusion, and are authentically and tastefully-decorated in keeping with the natural surroundings. Our dorms sleep a maximum of 6. Deluxe dorms accommodate between four and six guests, many of which open out to the sparkling sands of one of our 3 beaches.
- 24 Hour Security
- Luggage Storage
- Musical And Cultural Entertainment
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Private BBQ
Our activitiesDIVING & SNORKELING
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-piste' 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!
The resort's dive centre can arrange boat trips beyond the protected areas and further out to sea.
KAYAKING & TREKKING
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.
For the more adventurous, the opportunity to abseil down one of our dramatic rocky outcrops is not one to be missed - especially at sunset.
- Beach Volleyball
- Coconut husking
- Crab racing
- Cultural lessons
- Fish feeding
- Guided walks/tours
- Kava ceremony
- Musical And Cultural Entertainment
Meal packages mean guests never have to worry about where the next meal is coming from.
A continental buffet breakfast is offered each morning, including fruit, cereals, freshly baked pancakes and more. In addition, French toast and other breads are available, along with the chef's daily 'special creation' inspired by seasonal local ingredients.
Anything from fishcakes and salads to freshly baked breads and local fruits - ideal sustenance to keep the energy levels up for the afternoon.
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 about the manta rays or debating with your friends over which selfie to send to everyone back home, 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 for a Fijian barbeque.
ContactBarefoot 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.
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