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5 Best Budget Accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands

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Where to Find Cheap Accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji

You know those pictures of beach-lined islands surrounded by coral reefs and waters every shade of turquoise? Well, it can be found right here in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji! The Mamanuca Islands consist of more than 20 islands and are some of the most popular islands for day trips from Nadi and Denarau on the Fiji mainland. However, these are the type of islands that are easy to visit yet so hard to leave, so why settle for just a day trip? Stay on one of these beautiful islands without breaking the bank by staying in one of the budget accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands!

The Mamanuca Islands are a great option for those travelling on a budget, as they are the closest islands to Nadi International Airport and Port Denarau. That means you have more ways to get to the islands at a lower cost than other Fiji islands. Keep the costs down further by checking out our 12 Free & Cheap Things to Do in the Mamanuca Islands, as well as our Guide to the Mamanuca Islands on a Budget.

1. Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort (Malolo Islands)

Situated on the island of Malolo and surrounded by some of Fiji’s best surf breaks, Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort is a fabulous island resort without the expensive rates! Enjoy the chilled out atmosphere around the pool and bar. Plus, you’re just moments away from the beach. Needless to say, surfing is a big thing here, as is kiteboarding, but there’s plenty of opportunities to save on the cents with free activities including kayaking, beach volleyball, hiking and swimming. After a day of relaxing or adventuring, kick back in their super affordable dorms and private rooms. Or treat yourself to a beachside or family bure (traditional-style beach house)!

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2. Ratu Kini Dive Resort (Mana Island)

Boasting some of the cheapest accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands, Ratu Kini Dive Resort is well worth considering if you want an epic Fiji experience on the cheap. Private rooms and beachfront cottages are extremely affordable for groups of friends, couples and families, while the backpacker dorms are some of the cheapest in Fiji. If you have your own tent, even better! You’ll definitely want to save money on accommodation here, as a diving trip to one of the surrounding 20 dive sites is a must! Check out more about diving in Fiji in our 10 Best Places to Scuba Dive in Fiji.

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3. Beachcomber Island Resort

The ease of getting to Beachcomber Island Resort, from Port Denarau, The Anchorage Beach Resort at Vuda Point or Lautoka, makes the resort all the more appealing! Choose from the real cheap, like the mixed and female dorms, to the affordable luxury of a private lodge and enjoy all the activities the island has to offer. There’s so much to do at Beachcomber, including scuba diving, fishing and some free land and sea activities, that it’s one of the most popular resorts for day cruises in the Mamanucas!

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4. Serenity Island Resort (Kandavu Island)

For the luxury of your own private getaway, choose Serenity Island Resort. They offer several types of bures priced based on their position in the resort, i.e. palm view, beach view and ocean breeze. Choose Serenity Island Resort for an island escape where relaxation (and budget) is at the forefront of your mind.

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5. Mana Lagoon Backpackers (Mana Island)

One of the most affordable all-inclusive accommodations in the Mamanucas is Mana Lagoon Backpackers. Choose from dorms and tent sites or private double, twin or 3-bed rooms all with three meals included in the rate! Airport transfer is also included in their nightly rates, which start from around FJ$45, while there is an added cost for the boat transfer. The social backpackers has lots of free activities on offer, like snorkelling, volleyball and fishing. Plus, the hostel is close to a Fijian village giving you the opportunity to mingle with the locals (just remember your village etiquette).

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More About Budget Accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands

That’s it for the best budget accommodations in the Mamanuca Islands. You might also want to check out the 10 Best Budget Resorts in Fiji. Plus, don’t forget to bookmark The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji on a Budget. Trust us, there’s a lot of useful tips in there!


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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