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10 Best Hotels in the Mamanuca Islands

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Accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands

Reef-filled waters scattered with small sandy islands: that’s the image most of us have when we think of Fiji. However, you’re not going to find that island paradise as soon as you land at Nadi International Airport. A short flight or boat ride away are the Mamanuca Islands where your Fiji vacation can truly begin. While there are no classic hotels in the Mamanuca Islands, the islands are dotted with resorts providing an exceptional alternative to hotel accommodation. Some of the best are listed below, as well as in our 10 Best Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.

1. Castaway Island Resort

Family holidays, couples’ getaways, solo timeout, weddings and group vacations: it’s all covered at the Castaway Island Resort. The four-star resort situated on its own private island is jam-packed with activities both on land and in the waters so there’s never a dull moment. If you’re travelling with kids, try the fantastic kids’ club. For more resorts like this, check out the 10 Family Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.

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2. Malolo Island Resort

Another fantastic crowd-pleasing hotel in the Mamanuca Islands is the Malolo Island Resort. The colonial-style bures have an alternative flare to other resorts in the Mamanucas, and there’s a bure for everyone including Family Bures and the adult-only Tadra Beach Bure. Kids also have access to the fabulous Tia’s Treehouse kids’ club and teens’ lounge, while mum and dad can unwind among the forest at Leilani’s Spa.

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3. Tropica Island Resort

For a romantic island getaway, consider Tropica Island Resort. The adult-only resort only allows guests over 16 years old, so you know you’ll enjoy your “Fiji time” undisturbed. Choose either a Beachfront Bure or one of the private pool bures, giving you a peaceful stay in between exciting activities, such as snorkelling straight off the beach. Otherwise, the Tropica Day Spa is a must! For more resorts like this, take a look at the 7 Adult-Only Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.

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4. Tadrai Island Resort

Amp your adult-only hotel experience to five stars at the Tadrai Island Resort. Often described as one of the most romantic resorts in the Mamanucas, Tadrai is definitely worth considering for a honeymoon. The resort only has five deluxe villas, so you know that you’ll only be one of the very few exclusive guests. The resort is also worth considering for your big day should you be dreaming of a destination wedding. Check out the 10 Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands for more inspiration.

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5. Sheraton Resort & Spa Tokoriki Island

More luxury awaits at the Sheraton Resort & Spa Tokoriki Island. In true Sheraton style, the resort offers all the luxury services you’d expect: a fantastic day spa, kids’ club and gourmet cuisine. There are also a few added extras that you’ll find hard to pass on, such as on-site mini golf and world-class snorkelling just off the beach. As for accommodation, expect simplistically elegant rooms to suit all types of traveller. For more five-star resorts, check out the 7 Luxury Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.

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6. Ratu Kini Dive Resort

Thanks to resorts like the Ratu Kini Dive Resort, you don’t have to be rich to enjoy an island holiday in paradise. Offering a wide array of rooms, from dorms to private rooms to cottages, there’s accommodation to suit any style of budget traveller. If anything though, you’ll come to Ratu Kini for the awesome scuba diving, island-hopping, and fantastic Fijian Night full of cultural food and entertainment. For more budget options, check out our 5 Best Budget Accommodation on the Mamanuca Islands.

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7. Mana Island Resort

You can’t go far wrong with the Mana Island Resort. Covering all aspects of a Fiji holiday, with water sports, spa, Fijian culture and more, this resort is ideal if you are travelling with a mixed crowd. Try new cuisine each night of stay, with their incredible selection of restaurants including teppanyaki, buffets, a la carte restaurants, health foods and a cafe.

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8. Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina

Make your holiday yours at Musket Cove Island Resort. With spacious open-plan bures, you’ll wish you lived on this island paradise. You also get plenty of space and freedom to spend your holiday as you like, either jumping on a boat to the waves for surfing, unwinding at the Makare Spa, learning to scuba dive, or indulging in some of the resorts fine cuisine. In fact, foodies should pay close attention to Dick’s Place with Fijian specialities, surf, turf and vegetarian options. See our 10 Accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands for Foodies.

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9. Serenity Island Resort

Just like the name suggests, Serenity Island Resort is a quiet and relaxed resort on its own private island. Either spend your days feeding baby turtles, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkelling, walking along secluded beaches, enjoy a massage, or simply relaxing by the pool. There are villas suitable for couples and families of four.

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10. Mana Lagoon Backpackers

Another awesome budget option in the Mamanucas is at the Mana Lagoon Backpackers. The budget accommodation makes staying there so easy with rates including accommodation, three meals a day and airport pickups. All you have to do is decide what adventures to go on: scuba diving, spearfishing, fishing, snorkelling or surfing?! At the end of the day, you’ll get to relax with a cultural show or have a drink with like-minded travellers you’re likely to meet at this social backpackers.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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