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“only diving with them” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort

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Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort
Mana Island | PO Box 2845 Nadi, 00000, Fiji   |  
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“only diving with them”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

I was on Mana island in a next door backpecker bungalows but I was diving tith Ratu Kinis every day. Don't know much about accomodation, but they had good food-big portions, nice bar with lots of games and shows every night. Diving was unfortunatelly bad organized and they dont have much equipment . Diving bout is very small and uncomfortable but the saff is very nice and helpful and of course diving itself is beautiful.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2009

This place is amazing. You arrive on the boat and cant help but smile smugly, the beach is beautiful, the sea is clear and you can see the coral beneath you as you slowly sail towards the shore. Then you hear the music as the staff serenade you with welcome songs while waving and dancing all with huge smiles. Its infectous and you cant help but wave and smile back.
The actual resort isn't amazing, its a backpackers resort at the end of the day but somehow that adds to its charm. and you won't be spending much time in the resort anyway, not with that beach so close.
The biggest draw for me was the diving, amazing dive sites within a 20 minute boat ride from the resort and its just unreal to jump of a boat, look down through your mask and see sharks almost within touching distance. The dive staff are brilliant to and are friends I'll stay in touch with for a long long time.
I stayed at Octopus which is a lovely place and an amazing setting but its too polished and feels a little fake. Ratu Kini is the place to be. Do what you want, when you want and the staff are not your cleaners, your bar men, or your chefs, they are your friends.
This is what Fiji is all about!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort

Address: Mana Island | PO Box 2845 Nadi, 00000, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Mamanuca Islands > Mana Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Mana Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mana Island is close to Nadi, offers fantastic reef diving, clean and well serviced accommodation, local tropical foods in our Award winning Bar and Restaurant, outrageous beach parties, friendly, uniformed and educated staff and sunsets to die for!We operate a fully equipped PADI Dive Resort (R-36364) managed by a Course Director. We dive the Supermarket, Gotham City, Plantation Pinnacle, Namotu Passage and other world famous dive sites, which are just minutes away ... more   less 
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