Mamanuca Islands

The Mamanuca Islands are Fiji’s most popular group of islands, located west of Nadi. Here, you will find 20 stunning palm-fringed islands that are home to some of Fiji’s most exclusive resorts. With a wide range of watersports, spa and other activity options, visitors will enjoy days filled with adventures to balmy, romantic evenings. Featuring some of the most stunning white sand beaches and coral gardens in Fiji, you will be blown away by the stunning beauty that these untouched islands have to offer.


All kinds of travellers visit Fiji, and there's a place to stay for everyone. There are five star resorts that offer world class dining and facilities. Backpackers and adventurers are also well looked after, with a huge range of affordable hostels and island resorts that offer eco-tours, or just a fun party atmosphere. You can even try a village homestay to find out more about the real Fiji! Whether you're a honeymooner, a family looking for a kid-friendly getaway, or a hard-core diver looking to see some of the finest coral reefs in the world, you'll find exactly what you're looking for. 

All of the resorts in the Mamanuca Islands are less than 2 hours by boat or 15 minutes by air from Nadi.

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Take things at your own pace in the Mamanucas. The Mamanucas sit in a lagoon between the Great Sea Reef and the mainland and each of the 20-plus islands boast lush mountainous interiors that meet pristine white beaches and there are surrounding blue-green waters to really set the tropical scene!

For the adventurous, there are high-speed jet ski safaris to tropical islands, skydiving from 14,000ft over coral reefs, or testing your skills on Fiji’s most iconic wave, the world-famous Cloudbreak. If you’re coming to relax, you can join a day cruise to a deserted island, bask in the sun by the pool, or explore the miles of sugar-white sand beaches. The Mamanucas are a great spot for water sports of all kinds, from family-friendly snorkelling to discovering famous dive sites, or riding one of the best surf breaks in the world. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break, an affordable holiday or some family time, there’s an island in the Mamanucas for everyone.


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Getting there

Located just off the western coast of Viti Levu, the Mamanuca Islands are visible from the Nadi coastline and easily accessible from the mainland. You can get there by boat, seaplane or helicopter, with many companies offering charters and transfer services.

Upon arriving at the airport, you will make the 25 minute trip to the Denarau Marina, ensuring you arrive 25 minutes before your launch transfer (this does not apply to South Sea Island Cruises, Water Taxi or Malolo Cat). Launch transfers from the Denarau Marina to the Mamanuca Islands take approximately 2 hours and depart regularly throughout the day.

South Sea Cruises has fast, modern vessels providing resort connections to all resorts in the Mamanucas. All vessels have air-conditioned lounges, viewing decks, full bar services and commentary.

Mamanuca Express offers a 24 hour water taxi service between Port Denarau Marina and all resorts in the Mamanuca Islands. This express speedboat transfer is perfect if you want a direct connection to your island resort for late night flight arrivals or for early morning flight departures.

A helicopter transfer is a great way to see Fiji! this allows you to maximise your ‘Island Time’ by avoiding unnecessary delays or an over-night wait for other forms of transfers.  Most offer express transfers from Nadi Airport or Denarau to Mamanuca Island Resorts.

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Did you know?
The Mamanuca Islands are a volcanic archipelago consisting of approximately 20 islands.