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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a typical backpacker place but the value for money is reasonable and the staff is really friendly and I had a great time here overall. People coming here should know what to expect, if you have high expectations, don't come here. It happens that there is no hot water or you got a bit electrical shock when trying to...

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Reviewed October 29, 2016

Absolutely terrible customer service and organisation! We booked a package with transfers, ferry and 3 nights accom... They didn't collect us from the airport or get us on the ferry to go over to Mana Island, so we had to pay almost double for the whole trip as we had to pay for all these things when we arrived to...

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rtk1872, General Manager at Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi , This was very simple. The guest paid for a package and the transfer included was to be on our scheduled transfer at 930am, with free pick up from anywhere in Nadi area. Since the guest missed the time, they took the South Seas Cruises (more expensive way to Mana) and had to find their own way to Port...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stayed at the big resort and popped down the beach for breakfast or lunch sometimes. All good and reasonably priced, though meal times restricted. I cannot review the accomodation, only the restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Did 4 dives with these guys and found them to be very reasonable price wise and the level of service from the team was excellent. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days we were out diving with instructor Aaron and his 2 boat skippers Joe & Simi. If we're ever back in this part of the world we...

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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We went to this place for a 2 night stay and I wanted to check back out as soon as I got there. Don't get me wrong the people are lovely and friendly but oh my goodness the accommodation. I think the pictures will say it all, from the bed bugs to the toilet that leaked the water around as...

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Tui K, General Manager at Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi everyone, Thank you for that review. The guest paid for a dorm accommodation but still. My team have highlighted some structural work required so the dorm is now temporarily closed for renovation. This was the full board lunch and was supposed to be chicken potato salad and we're talking to the chef now and how we can improve on...

Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Aaron was a brilliant diving instructor. I had never dived before, and was lucky enough to be on my own as he taught me. He always gave me spot-on explanations and tailored info on how to get better (I was concerned with my ears and nothing serious happened). I had a mix of theory and dives, so I wouldn't have...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 6, 2016

As I read some other reviews on here, I'm quite surprised. My husband and I just returned from Ratu Kini and have nothing but good things to say about the staff, dive instructors and whole experience. We purchased the PADI open water cert package, so we stayed in the ocean front cottage and loved it! It is literally ON the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Imagine the boss in the reception saying "I don't care about our reputation, I can do whatever I want and people still come here". Yes, her name is Mary. She only cares about money and rips people off, so be careful. 1. Mary told us the transfer to Mana Island (25 minutes trip) costs 90 FJD per person. Afterwards the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2016

I was in Mana Island 4 nights and 5 days. I purchased a package which included private room accommodation, all meals and snorkelling gear, plus transfers to the island from Nadi (even pickup from the airport). The island was really beautiful and not over developed like I thought it might be. The good value of the package meant that I...

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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Mana for 3 nights as part of a larger group. The staff went out if there way to help us, all went excellent. Food is typical and acceptable. Views and reef access are great, even the home reef off the front deck offers reasonable snorkeling. Transfers are good from Mana Flyer. Dive sites and staff are excellent...

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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 

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
Price Range: $27 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Get a Cabin/Bure on the beach if you can - ours opened on to a view of the beach each morning.”
 of 5 bubbles raysZ6405ZS, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
“If it's hot weather, make sure you get a room with air conditioning. Try as much as you can from the menu, all of the meals were fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles , Aug 12, 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront Bures are a must if staying here!”
 of 5 bubbles michaelthomashughes, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
“just skip this place”
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“Our bure was clean and spacious, ideal for a family of up to 5”
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