What Services are Available in the Mamanuca Islands?
The breathtaking Mamanuca Islands are where many’s explorations of Fiji’s outer islands begin. It’s also where you start to experience Fiji’s less-developed islands with limited shops and services. The only places where you’ll be able to shop for groceries, get pharmaceuticals and connect to the internet are a few of the major resorts. Find out more in this guide to the information, shops and services in the Mamanuca Islands.
For more about this island group, see The Complete Guide to the Mamanuca Islands.
Useful Services for Tourists
- Resorts – Check out the 10 Best Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands
- Babysitting and kids’ clubs – Check out the 7 Best Kids’ Clubs in the Mamanuca Islands
- Resort transfers – See How to Take the Ferry to the Mamanuca Islands and The Complete Guide to Flights in Fiji
- Special diet dining – See the 5 Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in the Mamanuca Islands.
Food and Groceries
The opportunity to buy groceries in the Mamanuca Islands is extremely limited. It is advised that you bring whatever food you might need from the mainland. Otherwise, all resorts in the Mamanuca Islands have restaurants or dining meal plans for guests. A limited number of resorts also have a small convenience store.
Supermarkets in the Mamanuca Islands
The Trader General Store at Musket Cove Island Resort on Malolo Lailai Island stocks deli items, cheeses, meats, frozen goods, biscuits, snacks, tinned goods, island farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, organic eggs and fresh bread.
Also on Malolo Lailai Island, Plantation Island Resort has a mini-mart selling mostly snack foods, cold drinks, chips and ice creams. They are open daily from 8am to 5.30pm.
On the neighbouring Malolo Island, Six Senses Fiji has a small deli next door to their main restaurants. The RaRa Gourmet Deli sells cheese, wine, beer, tinned goods, fresh vegetables, preserves and more.
The Boutique at the Mana Island Resort on Mana Island sells basic snack foods. They are open from 8am to 9pm daily.
Medication, Toiletries and Pharmaceuticals
It is advised that you bring any medication, toiletries and pharmaceuticals that you might need to the Mamanuca Islands. We have listed our recommendations in What Medication to Pack in Your First Aid Kit for Fiji. You may be able to purchase some light medication (pain killers) and sunscreen from the Musket Cove General Store, the Mana Island Boutique and Deli at Six Senses, however, this isn’t something to solely rely on.
Although there are no real pharmacies in the Mamanuca Islands, The Boutique at the Mana Island Resort stocks plenty of sunscreens, insect repellent, toiletries and generic pharmaceuticals in their Boutique. The Boutique is open from 8am to 9pm daily.
Plantation Island Resort has a Medical Centre that is open to all guests from their resort, as well as from Lomani Island Resort and Musket Cove Island Resort. The centre is open 8am-1pm and 2pm-5pm daily with a 24-hour emergency service also available.
Mana Island Resort on Mana Island also houses a medical clinic with a registered nurse. It is open daily from 8am to 5pm and is on-call outside of these hours.
Fuel Stations, Banks and Communication
Other essential services and shops are limited in the Mamanuca Islands. Although you won’t find any fuel stations, post offices or phone shops, you will be able to get WiFi access at many resorts. Very limited resorts also have an ATM. Major resorts accept credit cards.
WiFi is a common feature of the resorts in the Mamanuca Islands. WiFi is typically available in communal areas of the resorts but rarely in rooms. Some of the resorts with WiFi include:
- Musket Cove Island Resort: free WiFi – higher bandwidth additional fee
- Plantation Island Resort: WiFi for a fee
- Serenity Island Resort: free WiFi
- Mana Island Resort: free WiFi hotspots around the resort. They also have a communication centre with computers and provide other business services, such as printing, copying, etc.
- Likuliku Lagoon Resort: free WiFi
- Malolo Island Resort: free WiFi
- Tadrai Island Resort: free WiFi
The only resort with an ATM machine is Musket Cove Island Resort on Malolo Lailai Island.