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Barefoot Manta Island

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ulladulla, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful island but it's very basic & back to nature. It's all about where you are, not the facilities of the resort. I shared a Beach Bure, 2 in a room, some of the guys in my group had 4 in a room. They only have fans & nets to keep the bugs off you at night.... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I have lived in Fiji for a few years and this is among our top 3 resorts without a doubt. We may be a little bias, because we got married there too, but we only chose to do so after many trips there! Barefoot has the mantarays as a top high light if you are there at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed on barefoot for 2 weeks as volunteering with vinaka Fiji. The shared burres are very basic, but with a perfect beach within feet of them you don't even notice. Food is okay although choice is minimal. Staff are great, really friendly and helpful. I would go back there in a heartbeat.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit & if you are traveling the island groups in Fiji! It all tats off with being the only resort on the island so it is really nice! The island has great accommodation with some ensuites. Just a word of warning there is no hot water but doesn't matter because it is so hot! The island has a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barefoot was our last island to visit from the coconut cruiser package. We had such a great time in Mantaray we were worried we didn't save the best until last. But we did! Barefoot has a local Fijian feel with holiday resort facilities. We had the deluxe bure which was outstanding. The views were perfect, watching the sunset as we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to all the staff that made our stay so wonderful. Millie and Leba who served the meals and drinks, Mary from Housekeeping the lovely lady who liked my magazines and of course the best entertainment manager Beo, we off course were disappointed we did not win the international crab racing, maybe we will do better in the cricket this... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at six different islands during my time in Fiji. This was my favourite one. It was absolutely beautiful, even more so than the rest- postcard kind of perfect. I stayed in a two coconut dorm and it was clean, spacious and comfortable. Food was delicious and the staff friendly, approachable and professional. Shout out to Paul for making... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Me and a friend did the coconut cruiser package and stayed at this resort. Best resort we stayed at the rooms was very nice and the dorms were more like hotel standard. The food was lovely and each night they had entertainment the guys in the surf area were good fun and always up for helping you. They resort had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was the third and last island we visited during our time in fiji and it is as good as all the reviews state so I don't think I can add anything there. What I would say is that if your coming to fiji looking for an authentic experience this isn't the island for it. It's one of the bigger... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We spent 4 nights on Barefoot Island, a unique experience. We stayed in an en suite bure which was extremely comfortable. The staff are second to none and can't do enough for you while smiling all the time. The food is plentiful but not gourmet. The island is currently mainly geared towards backpackers and as a middle aged couple we... More 

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Barefoot_Manta, Manager at Barefoot Manta Island, responded to this review

Bula Mrs S! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're pleased to hear that you had a memorable stay and hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Mozzies can be particularly pesky this time of year and we'll definitely be sure to keep some (DEET free) repellent on hand for our guests in future.... More 

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