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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 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.
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
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.