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Barefoot Manta Island

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family of 2 adults and 2 boys (11 and 14) were due to stay here for 3 nights. We were staying in a delux dorm which has shared bathroom facilities. Unfortunately when we were here it was very windy. The dorms were facing directly into the wind on sunrise beach. Sunset beach was not windy at all, and was... More 

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the open water dive course here and it was great, the instructors were really good and attentive and I saw some beautiful coral while diving. The island is gorgeous with lovely beaches and bure's right on the beach. The staff are all fantastic and so friendly and they create a great relaxed atmosphere on the island.

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Thank martinadublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barefoot manta is the best place to see the manta rays, it is right next to the channel so you get to be first in to see them (when they are there) I would stay a week if you are desperate to see them as they come and go and were only there 2 of the 7 days that I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

My family and I came here on vacation after a 3-hour boat ride from Viti Levu, the biggest island in Fiji. Barefoot Manta is one of many resorts that dot the islands in the Yasawa island chains in Fiji. There are islands south and north of this island and I do not have experience with any of the other resorts... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Barefoot is a nicely designed and relaxed ‘resort’ with three beaches and a well-equipped diving centre. Staff is very nice and accommodating and the resort seems to be run by Australians who hire Fijians from nearby islands and then train then into the hospitality business. Since the beaches are made up of dead corals, the ocean is generally only accessible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The facilities are basic but ok. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. The three beaches are the selling point. You can walk from one to another in less than a minute. So far, my favourite island in Fiji. Wifi unreliable. The food is good. Drinking water available

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful island with two lovely beaches, one perfect for watching the sunrise, the other the sunset. Incredible coral sits just a couple of metres off the coast, which we snorkelled around at our leisure. The island (like many in the yasawas) required you to sign on for the meal plan, which was pricey, but delicious (including the veggie options according... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I stayed at Barefoot Manta for 4 nights, and each was more amazing than the previous one. The weather was great. The staff consisted of some of the most genuinely caring and lovely people I have ever met. They were always happy to chat, and very helpful. The meals provided were consistently delicious and fresh. The bathrooms were more camper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I loved the Dive Center, the loveliness and openness of the staff, the tireless manager, Swimming with the Mantas and the lovely island with the three beaches and a beautiful coral reef on sunrise beach. The weather was excellent and it was generally lovely.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

we went to visit Barefoot in late April and the weather was perfect! We stayed in a suite which was lovely. It was like sleeping outside but protected by the tent screens. We had or own shower and nice bed. The staff here is so nice and seem to be so happy. Swimming with the mantas is a must do,... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Going Barefoot" is about the feeling of freedom and living in harmony with our environment. We don't refer to our island as a "resort". Our eco-lodges are about living simply and sustainably. Rather than a tourist destination run by technology, Barefoot is a concept fuelled by feeling. Our island is deliberately uncomplicated, unfussy and unpretentious. For both guests and staff, the sensational natural environment - land, sea and air - brings about a special frame of mind - carefree, receptive and aware. Barefoot Island, known traditionally as Drawaqa Island, lies in the Southern Yasawa Islands of Fiji. The breath-taking coral gardens, situated just off the coastline are amongst the finest in the world. We offer visitors a tranquil environment, with the gentle sound of the waves lapping the shore. Our eco-lodge is the perfect destination for nature lovers in search of a one of the few Fijian islands unspoiled by man. Guests can expect unparalleled manta ray safaris in one of the best locations for dive enthusiasts: spectacular snorkelling and excursions, beautiful coastal and forest trails, visits to nearby Fijian villages, kayaking...the list is endless. Step onto our island and lose yourself in the world of Blue Lagoon and Castaway. Allow yourself to settle into "Fiji Time," and you'll come to discover a virtual treasure trove of things to explore - both on land and in the surrounding waters. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barefoot Manta Island

Address: Drawaqa Island, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Yasawa Islands > Drawaqa Island
Price Range: $144 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barefoot Manta Island 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Barefoot Lodge - Sailing Safari Hotel Naviti Island
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