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4.4 / 5Excellent
87 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Bar

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    About this area

    Drawaqa Island

    Located in Drawaqa Island, Barefoot Manta Island is on the beach.

    Restaurants

    • Main Bure – Ocean-view restaurant with a bar offering local cuisine. Serves lunch, dinner, and light fare daily, happy hour available.
    • Sunset Deck – Beachfront restaurant with a bar offering local cuisine. Serves dinner and light fare daily.

    About this property

    Barefoot Manta Island

    A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a beach bar are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, coffee/tea in a common area, and dry cleaning. Rooms offer ceiling fans and showers.

    Property amenities

    Internet

    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    No onsite parking available
    Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
    Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily
    1 restaurant
    1 beach bar and 1 bar
    Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    Things to do

    Beach volleyball
    Ecotours
    Hiking/biking trails
    Kayaking
    Scuba diving
    Snorkeling

    Family friendly

    Dry cleaning service
    Snack bar/deli

    Conveniences

    Lockers available

    Guest services

    Daily housekeeping
    Dry cleaning service
    Front desk (limited hours)
    Tour/ticket assistance
    Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    Dutch
    English

    Outdoors

    Beachfront location
    Garden
    Outdoor furniture
    Terrace

    More

    Beach towels
    Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    Ceiling fan
    Linens

    Bathroom

    Shower
    4.4

    Excellent

    5 - Excellent
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    4 - Good
    21
    3 - Okay
    9
    2 - Mediocre
    4
    1 - Poor
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    4.3
    Cleanliness
    4.5
    Service and Staff
    4.3
    Amenities
    4.1
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Staff was outstanding in hospitality. Location great for snorkeling.

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Disliked: Room comfort

    Beautiful but not Comfortable

    We spent 7 nights at Barefoot Manta Island to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. The island is beautiful and the beaches around the resort are fantastic. Snorkeling was pretty good right off the beach. It was relaxing to hear the sounds of swaying coconut palms all night long. For the two of us, retired adults, we booked the only available option at the time, a traditional dorm bure (2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Bunk Bed). We were assured in writing that we would be the only two people in the room, having paid extra for the other two beds. Unfortunately, a weeks before our stay while we were already in Fiji, there arose much confusion with the resort as they kept insisting that we would be sharing accommodations with other people. At that point we had already paid for our sea plane transfer from Nadi to the resort and found it very stressful trying to sort things our. Another glitch: Our reservation indicated "partially open bathroom and shower". We had previously stayed at another Yasawa resort and quite enjoyed our partially open shower. So it came as a big surprise when it turned out our bure had neither shower nor toilet. We had to walk 450 feet to use shared facilities. Highly inconvenient, especially in the dark. I got completely soaked in the rain needing to use the bathroom at night.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The resort was wonderful, Expedia were not. Service is over the top, food is fine and the snorkeling is perfect. However, when booking a room, I expect a room. Traditional Dorm had no mention of booking beds only and having to share with 2 strangers. Overall a great holiday, but a little inconvenient

    Stayed 4 nights in Sep. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Great Two Night Stay

    The Traditional Beach Bures on Sunrise Beach have a magnificent view of the beach and Ocean. The wooden Bures are of a very simple buid, but it actually feels really charming and authentic. Staff is great and friendly. Shared facilities are absolutely fine! I would not pay extra for the private bathroom. The reef was truly great for snorkeling. 90+% of corals are intact. Only the amount of fish was a bit disappointing. The food is above average, breakfast is a normal buffet, and lunch and dinners are usually a la carte with choices of 4 mains (chicken, red meat, fish, vegetarian) or sometimes a buffet with good variety. The Manta spot is right next to the island, no other resort is closer. When Mantas are spotted, they will beat the drums and yell "Mantaray". You'll have a few minutes to gather and be taken there by boat. During my stay, there were trips every day and I went on two. Both times were 4-6 Mantas with a wingspan of 3-4 meters. For those choosing between Barefoot and Mantaray: I stayed on both and Barefoot wins hands down. Beaches, the island itself (size, walkability, hangouts... Mantaray is annoyingly built against an incline), accessibility to the Manta spot, the Bures and their location-view, the bars, the facilities - all are better on Barefoot. There are two exceptions where Mantaray exceeds Barefoot: Magnificent choice and quality of food, and more schools of fish when snorkeling. I would choose Barefoot Resort any day!

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The hotel is amazing, the food is wonderfully and the staff very friendly

    Stayed 4 nights in Aug. 2019

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