About Mamanuca And Yasawa Island, Fiji

Forming part of the Fiji archipelago, the Mamanuca and the Yasawa Islands are some of the most popular day-trip destinations, offering some of the most picturesque settings and sweeping panoramic views. With white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and luscious palms flowing in the breeze, it truly is a scene fit for the movie screens and photography chasers. They’re the closest group of islands to Nadi international Airport, offering family-friendly snorkelling, surfing and some of the best beaches within the Fijian isles. Once forbidden to set foot on the island, since the 1950s it has become a highly populous area. The islands still retain their tranquil and natural environment, with an ease to find a serene beach or two as you wander between villages.

Budget accomodation for backpackers and solo travellers mostly decorate the Yasawas and boutique resorts on coral islands or secluded bays are most recognisable on the nearby Mamanucas. A usual day on the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands involves soaking up the sunshine, snorkelling or scuba diving, as well as hiking or trekking to the hilltops to admire the iridescent sunsets. The most popular time to visit is between March and December where you can absorb the warmth and laze about in the hazy sunshine as long as you wish. Prices peak in June and July so ensure you check before you travel.

‘Yasawa’ translates to heaven and that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, an all-inclusive resort characterised by remote and unspoiled settings. Stay in one of eighteen luxury bungalows, relax on one of ten private beaches and completely rejuvenate at Fiji’s first beachfront spa. For the romantics, Lomani Island Resort is situated on the largest Mamanuca island, intricately detailed with white sand beaches and pristine lagoons; a haven for honeymooners and lovers alike.

Exploring Mamanuca Island

Pacific Fiji Islands Mamanucas Yasawa

It is quite easy to access the Mamanuca Islands via light plane that takes about fifteen minutes from Nadi. The islands are also accessible by catamarans and boats travelling between the islands and Nadi. Tourists can find several tours taking place all across the island which allow you to escape from the chaos.

At a distance of merely thirty minutes from Denarau, the South Sea Island can be a fun day trip for the family. It has many activities to offer such as a swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, coral viewing, etc.

You can explore Mamanuca’s beautiful lagoons, beaches and clear waters onboard ‘Seaspray’ which is an old sailing schooner, and takes you to the secluded island of Modriki and other places on the island.

Get lessons in Fijian craft, do coral viewing and have delicious cocktails at a brilliant bar. You simply cannot miss scuba and snorkeling when visiting Beachcomber Island.

From the air you can see that the Mamanucas group is two clusters known as Mamanuca-i-ra and Mamanucai- cake. Within the Mamanucas is the Malolo group, five kilometres inside the barrier reef, extending in a curve for 120 kilometres. A number of resort islands are scattered throughout the Malolo group, each offering bure accommodation, a relaxing holiday atmosphere and a range of water activities. There are boat excursions, fishing trips and water sports including waterskiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, diving, sailing, speed-boat rides and coral viewing. Malololailai is the centre for most tourism to and from the Mamanucas. It has safe anchorage, a cosmopolitan community and an airstrip serviced regularly from Nadi.

Interesting Activities in Mamanuca Islands

Mamanuca’s Cuisine

Where to Stay

lomani resort
Lomani Island Resort
Lomani Island Resort is an adults-only boutique resort hidden amongst the swaying palms and tropical gardens of Malolo Lailai Island, fronting a sprawling white sand beach and sheltered, pristine lagoon.Beachfro... View More »
Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
There are 15 words in the Fijian language for heaven and ‘yasawa’ is the first. Indulge in heavenly seclusion at Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, an exclusive retreat secluded on one of the most remote and unspoi... View More »


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