The Best Day Trips from the Mamanuca Islands
The Best Day Trips from the Mamanuca Islands

The Best Day Trips from the Mamanuca Islands

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The Top Places to Visit in the Mamanuca Islands

This scattering of idyllic islands in Fiji is the destination for many day-trippers from the mainland. But what about if you are staying in one of the Mamanuca Islands’ resorts? Can you explore beyond the sandy boundaries of your chosen resort? You certainly can with the amazing day trips from the Mamanuca Islands that we’ve selected.

Check out our recommended day trips in the Mamanucas and be sure to bookmark The Complete Travel Guide to the Mamanuca Islands for more trip-planning success.

5 Best Day Tours from the Mamanuca Islands

Before we dive into the amazing day trips from the Mamanuca Islands, here is a quick list of guided options where all of the transport is included:

And for day trips to the Mamanuca Islands from the mainland of Fiji (Viti Levu), check out tours in the 10 Best Island Day Trips in Fiji.

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Monuriki Island

The Best Day Trip in the Mamanuca Islands for Couples

Relevant tour from the Mamanucas: Island Hopping Day Tour with Malolo Island Resort
Relevant tour from Denarau: Fijian Day Cruise with Cruisin Fiji (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

This stunning uninhabited island in the Mamanucas is a popular day trip from the Mamanucas and Denarau. It was the island that Tom Hanks got stranded on in the blockbuster, Cast Away. Although nothing from the movie set remains on Monuriki, nor are there resorts, restaurants or villages, it’s simply an island of pure untamed beauty.

Day trips are available from nearby resorts, like Mana IslandTokoriki Island, Malolo Island Resort and Matamanoa Island, as well as cruises from Port Denarau.

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Cloud 9

The Best Day Trip in the Mamanuca Islands for Foodies

Relevant tour from the Mamanucas: Cloud 9 Day Trip with Vomo Island Resort
Relevant tour from Denarau: Cloud 9 Day Tour with Cloud 9 (more on Viator and Tripadvisor).

Discover the Mamanucas’ most unique dining venue! Most resorts offer day trips to Cloud 9 – a floating bar serving wood-fired pizzas and a wide range of local and international beverages. Floating above a coral reef, Cloud 9 is a stunning snorkelling location giving you a great way to cool off in between lounging on the deck chairs and sipping on Fiji Gold.

For more day trips like this, see the 10 Best Things to Do in the Mamanuca Islands.

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Malolo Island

The Best Day Trip in the Mamanuca Islands for Families

Resorts on Malolo Island: Malolo Island ResortSix Senses Fiji, Funky Fish Beach Resort and Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Relevant tour from Denarau: Malolo Island Resort Day Trip with South Sea Cruises (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor)

The largest of the Mamanuca Islands, Malolo Island is not only home to stunning resorts but authentic Fijian culture. It is one of the very few islands in the Mamanucas with villages, such as Yaro Village, which is open for tours, church services and school visits with selected resorts. Visiting a Fijian village is a great insight into another way of life, with no frills or elaborate displays for tourists.

For more islands worth visiting, check out the 10 Best Islands in the Mamanuca Islands.

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Beachcomber Island

The Best Day Trip in the Mamanuca Islands for Budget Travellers

Relevant tour from Denarau: Beachcomber Burger and Beer with Excitor Fiji (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor)

This tiny island in the Mamanucas is home to the Beachcomber Resort, a budget resort offering some of the most popular day trips from the mainland. Ideal for the young and young at heart, Beachcomber Island offers fun activities both on land and in the water, from seeing baby turtles in their turtle conservation pool to parasailing above the clear ocean.

See more island day trips, most to the Mamanuca Islands, in the 10 Best Island Day Trips in Fiji.

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Monu Island

The Best Day Trip in the Mamanuca Islands for Luxury Travellers

Relevant tour from the Mamanucas: Island Beach Picnic with Tokoriki Island Resort
Relevant tour from Denarau: Fijian Day Cruise with Cruisin Fiji (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

Many resorts of the Mamanucas offer private beach picnic experiences on uninhabited islands and sandbars, one of which being to Monu Island. Resorts like the Tokoriki Island Resort can organise an excursion to the island for four hours of beachcombing, snorkelling and indulging in a picnic of divine food and sparkling wine.

For more private island experiences, check out the 10 Romantic Activities in the Mamanuca Islands for Couples.

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