Barefoot Manta Island Resort is located on Drawaqa Island in Fiji’s majestic Yasawa Island Group. With accommodations ranging from 4 or 6 person dorm style to permanent tents with a charming semi-covered bathroom this is a great place to experience the Yasawa Islands of Fiji on a budget.
3 Amazing Beaches
Barefoot Manta Island Resort has plenty of space to explore, and three magnificent beaches to relax on. The beaches are called Sunrise Beach (because it faces east), Sunset Beach (which faces west), and Manta Ray Beach. Manta Ray Beach faces the neighboring Naviti Island, and the narrow channel between the islands in a favorite playground for the majestic Manta Rays.
The low tide offers visitors to Barefoot Manta Island Resort a chance to discover coral in the reef shallows and also exposes an amazing array of sea creatures in tidal pools around the resort. You can trek around Drawaqa Island at your own pace, or take a guided tour. There are even visits to a real Fijian village available.
If you are looking to get a bit farther from the shoreline, Barefoot Manta Island Resort offers kayaking, diving and snorkeling adventures. You can experience the coral reefs firsthand, and swim with the sea life including the Manta rays, and (if you are adventurous) reef sharks.
South Pacific Dining
Dining at Barefoot Manta Island Resort is a simple and unique experience. Dining locations are at different places that maximize that natural beauty of the island. Secluded private dining experiences can also be arranged. The menu is a simple but delicious pacific island fare utilizing locally sourced fresh fruits vegetables and seafood caught in local waters. Bar service is available from 10 am until late in the night and offers local beers, wines, and an assortment of cocktails.
Getting to Barefoot Manta Island Resort
There are no international airports close to Drawaqa Island, so if you are planning on staying at Barefoot Manta Island Resort, you will have to fly into Nadi on Fiji’s island of Viti Levu. From there, you can take a boat to Barefoot Manta Island Resort. The boat leaves once per day, and takes hours to get from Nadi to the resort. You can also book your resort transfer on a sea plane. Turtle Airways offers sea plane flights from Nadi to the Yasawa Islands several times per day, and can deliver you right to the beach of Barefoot Manta Island Resort in about 30 minutes.
Turtle Airways also offers several activities to make your Fijian vacation more memorable. You can take one of our many day trips to visit must see landmarks like the Sawa-i-lau caves (Locally known as the Heart of the Yasawas), Or the World Famous Blue Lagoon . Turtle Airways also offers magnificent low flying scenic tours. You are going to want to have your camera ready for one of these breath taking flight. Turtle Airways is also available for custom charters, and can take you right to the beach of anywhere you want to be!
If you are booking a vacation to the Yasawa Island Group, be sure to book a Turtle Airlines resort transfer, day trip, or scenic flight and make your Fijian vacation even more memorable.