Located in the secluded Yasawa Islands, the eco-friendly Barefoot Manta Island Resort Resort is ideally situated for swimming, diving and snorkeling, as all bungalows are set on the beach. Guests can enjoy a number of recreational activities on site or nearby, including volleyball, kayaking and hiking. Meals are prepared by the onsite kitchen, which serves Pacific Island-style dishes, using locally sourced produce as well as other cuisine. There is a compulsory resort package that includes meals, the use of WiFi, non-motorized water sports (excludes scuba diving) at an additional charge. Lovely sea and beach views are offered from all bungalows. Some bungalows feature a private bathroom, with hot water facilities only available in selected rooms. The property is also home to a manta ray research station. Diving courses and conservation talks can be arranged upon prior request. Accessible by boat or seaplane only, Barefoot Manta Island Resort Island is a 30-minute seaplane ride from Nadi or the Yasawa Flyer departs from Denarau Marina daily at 08:30 taking approximately 3 hours and a stunning cruise through the Mamancua and Yasawa Islands, departing back to the Marina daily around 14:00.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)






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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
1 bunk bed
1 sofa bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Drawaqa Island
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See what guests loved the most:

  • R
    Super nice staff, the views from the lookout, the fact you can ask for a snorkelling year totally free of charge.
  • Hollie
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The Reef, staff and the island itself. The reef is one of the most incredible we have seen and as a return visit 5 years on can see the improvements made thanks to the efforts of the team to protect and grow it. The staff are so welcoming and...
  • Micael
    I liked the hammocks, beach beds as well as the tents. A cool place that had all from backpackers, families and couples.

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Bamboo
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Resort facilities of Barefoot Manta Island Resort
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Linen
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bingo
  • Live music/performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sport facilities on site
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Darts
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Public transport tickets
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Barefoot Manta Island Resort takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 11:00 to 17:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 08:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express Cash is not accepted Barefoot Manta Island Resort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

A mandatory resort package, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, WiFi access, snorkeling equipment and kayaks, must be purchased on the island for FJ $119 per adult, per night and FJ $60 per child between 5-12 years (There is no charge for children under 5 years of age). No alternative dining options are available.

Please note that beach towels are not included in the price. You must bring your own.

Transfers to & from Barefoot Kuata will be running 4 days/week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Please note that any length of stay is still possible – with arrival & departure days clearly marked on our booking page.

Daily transfers (Monday – Sunday) will resume from July 1st, 2022.

Please inform Barefoot Manta Island Resort in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Barefoot Manta Island Resort

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Barefoot Manta Island Resort. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Barefoot Manta Island Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Barefoot Manta Island Resort include:

    • Bungalow
    • Bed in Dormitory

  • Check-in at Barefoot Manta Island Resort is from 11:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Barefoot Manta Island Resort is 650 yards from the centre of Drawaqa Island. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Barefoot Manta Island Resort has 1 restaurant:

    • Bamboo

  • Barefoot Manta Island Resort offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Canoeing
    • Darts
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Entertainment staff
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Private beach area
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Bingo
    • Water sport facilities on site
    • Live music/performance
    • Happy hour
    • Beach
    • Walking tours