Resort, 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Drawaqa Naviti Island , 679 Naukacuvu Island, Fiji
Located in the secluded Yasawa Islands, the eco-friendly Barefoot Manta Resort is ideally situated for swimming, diving and snorkeling, as all bungalows are set on the beach. Guests can enjoy a number of recreational activities on site or nearby, including volleyball, kayaking and hiking. Meals are prepared by the onsite kitchen, which serves Pacific Island-style dishes, using locally sourced produce as well as other cuisine. There is a compulsory resort package that includes meals, the use of WiFi, non-motorized water sports (excludes scuba diving) at an additional charge. Lovely sea and beach views are offered from all bungalows. Some bungalows feature a private bathroom, with hot water facilities only available in selected rooms. The property is also home to a manta ray research station. Diving courses and conservation talks can be arranged upon prior request. Accessible by boat or seaplane only, Barefoot Manta Island is a 30-minute seaplane ride from Nadi or the Yasawa Flyer departs from Denarau Marina daily at 08:30 taking approximately 3 hours and a stunning cruise through the Mamancua and Yasawa Islands, departing back to the Marina daily around 14:00.
❝Absolutely gorgeous place with beaches at every turn. Such friendly and kind staff and lovely people staying there to chat with. The food was delicious and each night a different experience. When the weather is good they serve dinner on a point right by the water, which is stunning. It was the end of the Mantaray season when I was there, but still saw one!❞
❝Incredible house reef and seeing Manta Rays was absolutely amazing. The dive centre is very good and also gave the chance to dive with bull sharks on a day trip to the sister resort on Kuata Island - highly recommended! The whole place has a much more natural 'desert island' feel rather than being a built up resort.❞
The Yasawa Group is an archipelago of about 20 volcanic islands in the Western Division of Fiji, with an approximate total area of 135 square kilometres.