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:
- Island Hopping Day Tour with Malolo Island Resort
- Cloud 9 Day Trip with Vomo Island Resort
- Yaro Village Trip with Likuliku Lagoon Resort
- Island Beach Picnic with Tokoriki Island Resort
- Island Hopping Boat Tour with Funky Fish Beach Resort
The Best Day Trip in the Mamanuca Islands for Couples
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.
The Best Day Trip in the Mamanuca Islands for Foodies
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.
The Best Day Trip in the Mamanuca Islands for Families
Resorts on Malolo Island: Malolo Island Resort, Six 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.
The Best Day Trip in the Mamanuca Islands for Budget Travellers
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.
The Best Day Trip in the Mamanuca Islands for Luxury Travellers
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.