How to Get to the Mamanuca Islands
The Mamanuca Islands are sandy tropical islands just off the coast Fiji’s mainland, Viti Levu. They are the closest of Fiji’s breathtaking islands to the Nadi International Airport, so you could be sipping cocktails on the beach within an hour of landing in Nadi! Sure, as you’ve seen from our Mamanuca Islands Guide, the islands are stunning, but how do you get there? Discover all of your options with this Mamanuca Islands transport guide listing five ways to get to the Mamanuca Islands!
1. Ferries from Port Denarau
Jump onto a high-speed catamaran on the Malolo Cat (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) between Port Denarau and the Malolo Lailai Island resorts, which runs four times a day. Alternatively, explore more of the Mamanuca Islands, with South Sea Cruises (on Viator and Tripadvisor), which departs three times a day from Port Denarau heading to South Sea, Bounty, Treasure, Beachcomber, Castaway and Malolo Islands. Expect ferry prices to be around FJ$110-$160 return. Learn more in How to Take the Ferry to the Mamanuca Islands.
Location: Port Denarau Marina, Viti Levu
2. Water Taxis from Port Denarau
Head to any of the Mamanuca Islands whenever suits you with the Mamanuca Express or SeaFiji (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). This private water taxi service will get you to any of the islands in the Mamanuca Group. Alternatively, use SeaFiji operating a similar service between Port Denarau and the Mamanuca Island resorts. Learn more in How to Catch a Water Taxi in Fiji.
Location: Port Denarau Marina, Viti Levu.
3. Boat transfers from Wailoaloa (near Nadi Airport)
For a great budget option to get to the Mamanuca Islands, take the boat transfer services from Wailoaloa. Wailoaloa is a mere 10-minute drive from Nadi Airport keeping the airport transfers to a minimum. Mana Flyer departs from Wailoaloa Beach around 10-11am daily, taking you to Mana, Beachcomber, Treasure and Bounty Islands. Alternatively, Ratu Kini Cruises departs from Fantasy Island nearby Wailoaloa around 10am to the Mamanuca Islands. Learn more in How to Take the Ferry to the Mamanuca Islands.
Location: Wailoaloa Beach & Fantasy Island, Viti Levu.
4. Boat Transfers from Vuda Point
Needing to get to Malolo or Beachcomber Islands? Beachcomber has its own boat transfer service departing from the Anchorage Resort daily at 8:30am (a minimum number of 2 people is required). See 6 Budget Accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands to learn more about these island resorts.
Location: Vuda Point (20 minutes drive south of Lautoka), Viti Levu.
5. Fly from Nadi Airport
Exchange 30-45 minute ferry/boat ride for a 12-minute flight to the Mamanuca Islands. Pacific Island Air does Mamanuca Island transfers to and from the domestic terminal at Nadi Airport. Choose from a seaplane, aeroplane or helicopter! Check out The Complete Guide to Flights in Fiji for more information.
Location: Nadi Airport, Viti Levu.