Discover the Mamanucas

Visit the uninhabited Monuriki, made famous by the movie Cast Away, and snorkel the islet’s coral reef.

Located off the west coast of Viti Levu, the volcanic archipelago is made up of 25 tropical atolls, ringed by stunning natural beauty.

Some islands are uninhabited, while others feature well-known resorts. All are privy to sparkling beaches, swaying coconut palms, sun-filled days and awe-inspiring vistas.

Just a 20-minute boat ride from Nadi, the Mamanucas are Fiji’s most accessible island group, and are consequently a holiday hotspot. A long-time favourite destination for those looking to ‘escape it all’, the Islands fosters a variety of resorts.

Whether you are a five-star solitude seeker, budget backpacker or family traveller, the Mamanucas have an island to meet your needs.

Upmarket abodes exude privacy, luxury and relaxation to particularly appeal to honeymooners and loved-up couples. Tadrai Island hosts only five beachfront villas, each with a private plunge pool. Vomo Island Resort comprises a beautiful setting historically favoured by Fijian Royal Chiefs. Likuliku Lagoon Resort wows visitors with Fiji’s only over-water bungalows.  

Families are accommodated in equally impressive settings, without the over-the-top frills.  Treasure Island Resort, Castaway Island Resort, Mana Island Resort, Plantation Island Resort and Malolo Island Resort all consistently rank among Fiji’s top resorts for families; featuring large bures, water sports and cultural activities and family-friendly packages.

Budget-conscious travellers are not overlooked. Backpackers, groups of friends and solo travellers are encouraged to indulge in Beachcomber Island Resort’s party atmosphere and barefoot paradise. While Bounty Island Resort offers value-for-money lodgings located amid spectacular natural scenery. 

Regardless of which resort you choose, the Mamanucas offer activities and adventure aplenty to make your holiday memorable.

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Islands provide great opportunity to enlist in world-class watersports. Scuba dive famous sites like the Big W and Gotham City. Test your surfing skills at legendary breaks like Cloudbreak and Restaurants. Island hop on a chartered yacht or boat tour. Take in the splendour of the Islands from above, with the thrill of parasailing. Visit the uninhabited Monuriki, made famous by the movie Cast Away, and snorkel the islet’s coral reef.

Plan Your Mamanucas Holiday

  • Flights to The Mamanucas: Virgin Australia operates flights to Nadi, direct from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Mamanucas Holiday Packages: Plan your holiday with expert help, Virgin Australia Holidays offers exceptional Fiji Islands holiday packages
  • Mamanucas Resorts: Find your perfect Mamanucas resort. Select from a wide choice of accommodation with our hotel partner Agoda.
Words by Alice Nash - Published 2 December 2013
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 920,000
Area 18,274 km2; (all Fiji islands)
Time Zone GMT +12
Languages English (official)
Currency Fijian dollar (F$)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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