Luxurious Things to Do in the Mamanuca Islands
The glistening waters scattered with white sandy islands topped with lush palms make the Mamanuca Islands, quite simply, paradise. What better way to experience paradise than through the luxury activities in the Mamanuca Islands?
Thanks to the luxury resorts on the Mamanucas, an island group just off the west coast of Fiji’s mainland, there’s a wealth of luxury experiences to choose from. Spas, scuba diving, fishing, fine dining or simply doing nothing at all at your own private pool are just some of the ways to experience this jewel of the South Pacific. Inspire yourself with the activity ideas listed below, or take a look at our Luxury Guide to the Mamanuca Islands.
1. Arrive at Your Resort in Style by Helicopter or Seaplane
There are many ways to get to the Mamanuca Islands (just take a look at our 5 Ways to Get to the Mamanuca Islands) but nothing is quite as luxurious as taking a scenic flight. Fly by helicopter or seaplane to your chosen luxury resort while indulging in breathtaking views of the islands, coral reefs and sparkling waters from above. Air operators like Pacific Island Air and Turtle Airways offer air transfers from Port Denarau and Nadi International Airport.
2. Indulge in a Luxurious Massage at One of the Island Spas
Every escape to the Mamanuca Islands must include a bit of R&R. Each luxury resort in the Mamanucas has its very own spa, whether it’s in the Mamanuca’s largest day spa at the Sheraton Tokoriki or at a location chosen by you at the Tadrai Island Resort. There are even spa treatments for children at the VOMO Island Resort. Take a look at our 10 Best Spas in the Mamanuca Islands for your best options.
3. Travelling with Kids? Treat Them (and Yourself) to a Day at the Fantastic Kids’ Club
Everyone deserves a break, even if that means the little ones from mum and dad! Treat your kids to one of the amazing kids’ clubs the luxury resorts have to offer. Kids’ clubs at the Sheraton Tokoriki and VOMO Island have jam-packed agendas of fun and educational activities to get your kids engaged in the local culture. Check out some of our top kids’ club recommendations in our 7 Kids’ Clubs in the Mamanuca Islands.
4. Or Enjoy Some Time Out at an Adult-Only Resort
If you prefer your “Fiji time” to be in complete tranquillity then consider one of the adult-only luxury resorts in the Mamanuca Islands. The five-star adult-only resorts in the Mamanucas are all boutique resorts, so you know all your needs will be catered to as one of the very few exclusive guests. Without the disturbance of day-trippers or guests under 16 years old, you will feel like you get paradise all to yourself. Check out our 7 Adult-Only Resorts in Mamanuca Islands for more information.
5. Scuba Dive Among the Mamanuca’s Stunning Coral Reefs
Scuba diving is the ultimate treat-yourself adventure in the Mamanucas and the whole of Fiji for that matter. With more than 30 dive sites to explore, your scuba diving trip in the Mamanucas is filled with vibrant corals and a fabulous array of tropical fish. Head out to the ocean-side reefs and you could be sharing the waters with dolphins, manta rays and large pelagic fish! All the luxury resorts in the Mamanuca Islands have access to PADI-associated dive centres with scuba diving lessons, dives for beginners, and trips for qualified divers.
6. Discover the Islands on a Sunset Cruise
All resorts offer the opportunity to do some island-hopping, but some special trips include a sunset sailing cruise. Likuliku Lagoon Resort offers guests the opportunity to sail around Malolo Island – an island known by the locals as “Na Siga e dromi I Malolo” – the place where the sun comes to rest. The Six Senses Resort also offers a beautiful sunset cruise as you dig into delicious refreshments and drinks throughout the evening.
7. Enjoy a Romantic Picnic on a Secluded Beach
Sometimes privacy is the ultimate luxury so treat that special someone to a romantic picnic in the seclusion of a private beach or even a private island. Tokoriki Island Resort offers trips to Monu Island where you’ll enjoy snorkelling and an indulgent picnic including Champagne. A similar experience is also offered at Likuliku Lagoon Resort on the private island of Mociu. Finally, Tadrai Island Resort can organise a private picnic for you in one of their many secluded island spots. For more beach excursions, check out The Best Day Trips from the Mamanuca Islands.
8. Get Adventurous on a Private Fishing Charter
An adventurous day out on the water awaits on a private fishing charter in the Mamanuca Islands. Experienced anglers will be treated to potential catches of giant trevally, mahimahi, Pacific sailfish, yellowfin tuna and much more – just check out What Types of Fish Can You Fish For in Fiji? Alternatively, reef fishing is great fun for all levels of experience.
9. Experience the Real Fiji with a Village Visit
While all the action seems to be on the water in the Mamanuca Islands, it’s always worth spending the time to discover the local culture on the islands. Enjoy exclusive guided village visits where you’ll get to meet local villagers and see their way of life. Join Six Senses Fiji on a trip to Solevu including a lunch with the villagers. Or how about seeing where many of the staff are from with the Tokoriki Island Resort village visit including a traditional welcoming ceremony?
10. Treat Yourself to Pacific Rim Cuisine at One of the Luxury Restaurants
The tastes and textures are some of the most luxurious ways to experience Fiji. The luxury resorts amp up the dining experience with Pacific Rim cuisine impeccably presented and locally sourced. Try the Fijiana Restaurant of Likuliku Lagoon or the Tokoriki Menu at the Tokoriki Island Resort. We also recommend the Waitui House Restaurant at the Sheraton Tokoriki for some international flavours, as well as at Tovolea at the Six Senses Resort.