White sandy beaches, a warm turquoise sea and swaying coconut palms are all part of the scenery of the Mamanuca Islands, all twenty of them. It might seem overwhelming trying to narrow down what to see and do when there are so many experiences to be had in this region of natural beauty and wonder. Which is why we have put together our top 6 Mamanuca Island attractions to help you make the most of your precious holiday time.
Stay in an Overwater Bure at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Likuliku Lagoon Resort offers Fiji’s first and the only authentic over-water bures. Perched on the edge of the vibrant fringing reef in a natural, pristine lagoon and protected marine sanctuary, these Bures feature traditional architecture and materials using natural elements unique to the region. Laze on your deck or luxuriate in your separate bathing pavilion with Lagoon views from your grand bathtub. Enjoy your daily canapé plate from Chef with a glass of Champagne as the living aquarium dazzles beneath you.
Experience Malamala BeachClub
Malamala Beach Club is the world’s first beach club located on its very own island, just 25 minutes from Port Denarau. Enjoy the beach club with a day pass and experience white sand beaches, beachside cabanas, a resort style infinity edge pool, and views across the Mamanucas from Fiji’s best located island. For a more exclusive experience stay on until the evening for Nights at Malamala when Vou, Fiji’s most internationally travelled modern dance company perform their show. Spectacular sunset views over the Mamanucas, dinner and entertainment all makes for an unforgettable evening.
Visit a movie set
The Mamanuca Islands have been the backdrop for Hollywood blockbuster movies to reality TV shows. See the uninhabited island where Tom Hanks and Wilson survived in the movie Castaway - Modriki Island. Or visit Rokorokyawa Island where the contestants from the first ever season of Fiji Survivor battled each other and the elements for supremacy.
Relax on Cloud 9
Cloud 9 is Fiji's only two-level floating platform with an internationally stocked bar and Italian wood-fired pizzeria surrounded by turquoise blue water and picturesque views. It is located amongst the waters of Vanua Malolo on Ro Ro Reef and is only a 40-45minute boat ride from Port Denarau, and only a 10-minute speed boat ride from Musket Cove Resort, Lomani Resort & Plantation Resort. Spend your day relaxing on the sundecks and daybeds listening to the DJs do their thing or see firsthand the beauty of the underwater world Fiji has to offer via the many water activities available.
Spend a day on a private island
Gorgeous little South Sea Island is one of the treasures of the Mamanuca Islands. Crystal clear waters, coral reefs and thousands of colourful tropical fish surround the tiny island. An easy 30 minute ferry ride from Denarau means that you can make the most of the day lazing on the beach, snorkelling, diving and enjoying the many activities on offer. The hardest part is choosing what to do first!
If travel time is no issue, then Tivua Island is an alternative option to consider. Circled by white sandy beaches, and boasting 500 acres of vivid coral garden, Tivua is a tiny jewel of the Mamanuca Islands where you will experience traditional Fijian culture. Take a medicine nature walk, learn to husk and weave coconut fibres or partake in a traditional Kava ceremony. Go snorkelling to see the marvellous sea life or take in the serene beauty of the countryside with the huge gardens of tropical Hibiscus flowering along the beachfront. If you would rather take the day to relax, treat yourself to beach massages, catered food and drink, relaxing glass-bottomed boat tours, and the services of the Senikai Day Spa. When it comes time to return to Denarau you won’t want to leave.
Charter a private catamaran to sail the Mamanucas
Book a day sail with Coral Cats for an ultimate Fijian day out on the water. Relax on the catamaran’s spacious decks or under the sunshade as you glide effortlessly over the aquamarine waters towards the magical islands of Malolo Lailai,Tavarua, Namotu and out to the outer reefs. The professional local crew will entertain and inform, with their knowledge of the local marine life, history and folk law. Look out for dolphins, turtles, flying fish and seabirds while you sail towards the world-famous Musket Cove sand quay where the calm clear waters and abundant fish life make for an amazing snorkeling experience. Relax on the beach, swim, or stroll along the white coral sand around Musket Cove and Plantation Island resorts before heading back towards Port Denarau. If conditions permit the crew are happy to let you try your hand at steering the boat or trimming the sails.
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