Barefoot Manta Island

Barefoot Manta Island, known traditionally as Drawaqa Island, lies in the Southern Yasawa Islands of Fiji. The breath-taking coral gardens, situated just off the coastline, are among the finest in the Fijian isles. Barefoot Manta Island offers a tranquil environment, with the gentle sound of the waves lapping the shore. Our island home is the perfect destination for nature lovers in search of one of the few Fijian islands unspoiled by man.

Barefoot Manta Ray Resort, Yasawa Islands Fiji.

Barefoot Manta provides fuss-free, comfortable accommodation. Guests can choose between a dormitory or Traditional Bure both with shared facilities or a more modern Beachfront Bures, offering combined living space with an en-suite bathroom. Beachfront Bure Double | Beachfront Bure | Sunrise Beach Dorm

Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji offers guests a selection of international and Fiji-inspired cuisine. Ingredients are sourced locally from the Yaswasa Islands including sustainable fresh fish with fruit and vegetables grown in the resort’s own gardens and any additional ingredients required sourced from the mainland.

Dining at Barefoot Mantra Island Resort

Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji is the only resort in Fiji with a dedicated Marine Conservation Centre. It is managed by our in-house Marine Biologist Rob MacFarlane. Rob is extremely passionate about conservation and Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji’s ongoing conservation program (Video)

There are over 40 dive sites surrounding Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji featuring swim-throughs, caves, coral gardens, pinnacles, and walls with the resort operating wreck & night dives too.

Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji’s dive operation is an official SSI (Scuba Schools International) member. We recognize PADI certification with PADI certification contributing towards SSI Advanced Adventurer and SSI.  Advanced Open Water rating courses.  Beginner Divers | Certified Divers | Fiji Wreck Dives
Diving at Barefoot Manta Ray Resort
Snorkelling with Manta Rays

Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji’s location is unique, only a 1-minute boat ride from a Manta Ray feeding site. From April – October Fiji Manta Rays feed in a narrow nutrient-rich channel of water between Drawaqua Island (Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji’s location) and Naviti Island. With nature there are no guarantees but the Manta Rays are usually there every day during the season.

Ferry Transfers | Ferry operator Awesome Adventures Fiji also known as South Sea Cruises operates safe, reliable transfer service to Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji. Departures are from Port Denarau also known as Denarau and part of the greater Nadi area. Departing in the morning you’ll arrive before lunch. Ferry transfers include free onboard wifi plus return coach transfers from/to your Denarau or Nadi accommodation.
This scenic transfer takes you through the Mamanuca Islands before connecting with the Yasawas. You literally island-hop taking in stunning Yasawas island views and seascapes featuring resorts, beaches, and crystal clear waters. En route, you’ll meet the friendliest people in the world ‘local Fijians’.
Seaplanes | Want the ‘National Geographic’ experience, spoil yourself with a seaplane transfer to Barefoot Manta Island Resort. The views are WOW. Taking a seaplane from Nadi to Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji is more than a transfer, it’s a breathtaking scenic flight. Flying 450 meters above Fiji’s blue sea, coral reefs, and islands is visually spectacular. It’s possible to see turtles, sharks, and even sea snakes going about their daily life. When the sun is shining the sea is a myriad of blues turquoize, azure & aqua.

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