Barefoot Manta

Naukacuvu Island, Fiji

Barefoot Manta

Resort, 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

gps 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.

Naukacuvu Island

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.