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4.3 out of 5

"Staying at Barefoot Manta was the highlight of our trip to Fiji. Absolute beachfront accommodation, amazing snorkelling and very friendly staff. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 03 Jun 2022

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Hotel Description

At Barefoot Manta Island, you'll be 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from Long Beach and 13.4 km (8.3 mi) from Devil's Beach. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include a restaurant, a beach bar, and a bar/lounge.

The restaurant, Main Bure, serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find volleyball, kayaking, and scuba diving. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning buffet breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3-star Drawaqa Island hotel, you'll be 28.7 km (17.9 mi) from Tokoriki Island Beach and 28.7 km (17.9 mi) from Yanuya Village.

VAI (Manta Ray) Beach Dorm

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 7 Max
AU$32* Per night/room 16 Aug. - 17 Aug.

VAI (Manta Ray) Beach Dorm Girls Only

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Beachfront Bure Double

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Beachfront Bure

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Barefoot Manta Island ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Barefoot Manta Island

Everyone (5) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Staying at Barefoot Manta was the highlight of our trip to Fiji. Absolute beachfront accommodation, amazing snorkelling and very friendly staff.

Posted by on 3 Jun. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jun. 2022 by Kaveni

Bula Natalie we're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, those coral gardens are WOW! They're a 13-year labour of love by our Marine Conservation team. I'll be sure to share your review with all. Vinaka

4 out of 5

Snorkeling Paradise

Pros: Simple tropical layout with friendly staff
Cons: Food could be better
Location: Snorkeling and diving - awesome
Lots of beautiful fish and coral to explore with direct access from the resort beach.

Posted by , from Sydney on 4 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5
Amazing accommodation! Right next to the beach. The staff were incredible and so very helpful. The food available was great, and there was so much to do at the resort. I could not have asked for a better place to stay.

Posted by on 18 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

A true paradise

Barefoot Manta is a superb place to stay for those who want to truly relax. We were welcomed and farewelled with singing, which were warm and genuine. The staff were fantastic. While the food was simple, it was filling. The beach was absolutely magnificent. There isn't alot to do on the island but, hey, you're on an amazing tropical island, which is the main reason for visiting the Yasawas. We highly recommend Barefoot Manta.

Posted by on 1 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

The best place to stay in Fiji!

We stayed in the beachfront with ensuite and the whole front side opened up so we could see the waves from our bed. We could snorkel and dive straight off the beach and the reefs were spectacular as they are protected and the couple running the dive shop are doing several conservation projects on the reef as well as on the island. The staff were so friendly, remembering us by name. The food was beautiful and fresh and there was plenty of it. There were lots of different activities throughout the day including volley ball and games at night. I can't recommend it highly enough!!

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2016

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2 out of 5

Overpriced and uncomfortable

The bed was so uncomfortable that I had to lay towels on top of it so the springs wouldn't dig into my back. The food was below average. The snorkelling is amazing and the staff are friendly, I would highly recommend going further north to coconut beach resort or paradise cove resort.

Posted by , from sydney on 5 Dec. 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a beach bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. A roundtrip airport shuttle and a ferry terminal shuttle are available for a fee. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Barefoot Manta Island. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Drawaqa Island hotel.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 21 buildings
  • Built in 1998
  • Deli
  • Towels for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Lockers available
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar on the beach
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and ferry terminal shuttle

Room Amenities

Barefoot Manta Island offers 21 accommodations with ceiling fans. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily.

Main Bure - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Sunset Deck - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 11 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply). To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

To get to the property, guests need to transfer by boat. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation. Barefoot Manta Island offers transfers from the ferry terminal (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details. The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 9 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Outside food is not permitted on the premises.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: FJD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Barefoot Island
  • Barefoot Island Lodge
  • Barefoot Lodge - Sailing Safari Hotel Naviti Island
  • Barefoot Manta Island Hotel Drawaqa Island
  • Barefoot Manta Island Hotel
  • Barefoot Manta Island Drawaqa Island
  • Barefoot Manta Island
  • Barefoot Manta Island Hotel
  • Barefoot Manta Island CFC Certified
  • Barefoot Manta Island Drawaqa Island
  • Barefoot Manta Island Hotel Drawaqa Island

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.