Mamanuca Islands Destinations

Fiji may have the name recognition, but it’s the Mamanuca Islands that have the visual impact. This group of 20 volcanic islands is home to some of Fiji’s most escape-worthy resorts for both couples and families, featuring beachfront and hilltop bungalow-style bure (plus Fiji’s only overwater bungalows) designed to showcase the region’s fine white sand and sapphire blue sea. Surprisingly, the Mamanucas are relatively close to Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu and the international airport in Nadi, with high-speed catamarans providing easy access. Even day cruises are available from the marina on Denarau Island, making exploring these beautiful islands possible even without an overnight stay.

But stay you should, since the Mamanucas offer visitors the best of both worlds: laid-back beachfront fun plus an array of land and water activities. Dive into a sea of choices, including snorkeling, scuba diving, sea kayaking, surfing, parasailing, stand-up paddle boarding, dolphin watching, windsurfing, sunset sails and more. Dry off and go beach combing and island trekking or head to a local village for a cultural tour or to shop for seashells collected by local women. And when it’s time to dine, the surrounding waters serve up a bounty of fresh seafood. The region’s spas are equally adept at satisfying your appetite for relaxation, incorporating natural Fijian ingredients such as coconut, aloe and papaya to soothe, invigorate or de-stress. And whether you’re a beginner or expert, the diving in the Mamanucas always impresses, with world-famous sites such as The Big W (with its 200-foot drop-offs), Circus (known for its abundance of clownfish, aka “Nemo”), and Supermarket (where shark feeding is the order of the day).

And as in all regions of Fiji, your Mamanuca Islands welcome will be warm and genuine because this island group pioneered tourism in Fiji. Many resort employees live in local island villages and have worked there for several generations. With each effusive “Bula!” you will fall hard for Fiji’s authenticity, made all the more memorable by the Mamanuca’s arresting visual beauty.

Diving

Fiji is renowned for some of the best scuba diving in the world and home to over 1000 different species of fish and more than 300 varieties of coral. Spectacular corals, caves and grottos, and amazing marine life are waiting to be explored. Diving is available at, or nearby, many resorts and most offer introductory lessons and dive boat excursions.

Popular Tours

Cultural and Village tours

This is a great way to be immersed in Fijian culture with a visit to an authentic Fijian Village or the local markets of Nadi Town.

SOUTH SEA ISLAND HALF DAY TRIP

Your South Island trip include use of all non-motorized water-sports, barbeque lunch, unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks throughout the day and exploring the underwater world in our semi-submersible Subsea Adventure vessel.

Surf Sightseeing Snorkel Tour

Fiji Surf Tours go to the best areas to surf. INCLUSIONS: Pick up and drop off from the hotel, Surf guide and lifeguarding services provided and Water and snacks provided.

Great Sights of Fiji "Discover Nadi" Tour

This half day tour starts with the opportunity to explore the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, famous for its collection of orchids and tropical plants. The tour continues to the chiefly village of Viseisei, legendary landing site of the first Fijians and then to the largest Hindu Temple in the South Pacific located in Nadi. Enjoy the friendly faces and take in the colorful sights of the Nadi local market.

Sea Spray Sailing Adventure

Board the magnificent two mast schooner Seaspray for a day exploring the crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches and lagoons of the Mamanuca Islands. Explore uninhabited beaches and stop off at magnificent swimming and snorkeling locations and visit a traditional Fijian island village. You'll be welcomed ashore with a traditional Kava ceremony then have the chance to explore the village and meet the locals. Your cruise is catered in gourmet style with morning and afternoon teas and a magnificent buffet lunch served on board. All drinks are included, with beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee available throughout the day.

Sigatoka River Safari

Enjoy a 10.5 mile scenic cruise into the Sigatoka Valley, discovering the fertile area known as the "Salad Bowl" of Fiji. As you begin your journey up the awe inspiring river you will hear about the history of the region as the children from many villages that line the river will wave. The water is so clear you will be able to see fish and rocks lining the river bottom. When you reach your village destination, you will be given warm welcome by the villagers. Sigatoka River Safari is careful to visit a different village every day, to minimize the impact of tourism on the village lifestyle in this remote part of the world. You will then visit the village Chief's bure or community hall and take part in the kava ceremony, before a tour of the village and a traditional Fijian lunch, including wonderful fresh tropical fruit. Your village visit ends with traditional Fijian singing and dancing before your journey back.

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