Mana Island Resort Delivers the Best of Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands

Shaena Engle

Mana Island Resort Delivers the Best of Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands

Dining options abound at Mana Island Resort, if one can bear to leave their beautiful room

Travelers looking to experience the best of the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji can enjoy coral-white beaches, turquoise waters, and a peaceful paradise at Mana Island Resort.

A beautiful two-hour ride from Denarau Port in Nadi on one of South Sea Cruises’ catamarans provides stunning views of Malolo, Castaway, and Treasure Islands on the way to Mana Island, where the resort is located.

Guests can choose to stay in one of 152 rooms, suites, bungalows, or bures throughout the property. The resort houses three beaches on the north, south, and sunset sides of the island. Accommodations that have recently been updated include split-level oceanfront suites with two bathrooms, beachfront balconies, and standalone beachfront bures with Jacuzzis. Two new freshwater infinity pools overlooking the north beach have recently opened as well, including an adult pool with a swim-up bar and private cabanas.

Additionally, a new Vonu Bar also opened on the south beach, offering guests beachside snacks and cocktails. The outdoor Kura Spa Cuisine restaurant also recently launched, providing guests a variety of restorative healthy dining options. Mana Island Resort offers guests two additional dining options: South Beach Restaurant serving fusion cuisine with Italian, French, and Japanese influences in a semi-formal setting overlooking the Mamanuca Islands, and Mamanuca Restaurant overlooking north beach, offering either à la carte or buffet choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The resort also offers an extensive collection of wines at the new Latitude Wine Cellar. In 2016, under chef Lance Seeto, the resort will debut the WAR restaurant, serving wild and raw Fijian dishes cooked with ancestral techniques of wood, fire, stone, and water.

In regard to water sports, the resort offers a wide variety, including scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and parasailing. Miles of pristine beaches, shady palm trees, and tranquil, clear waters provide a perfect setting to swim or lounge and soak up the sun.

Mana Island Resort also houses a spa, tennis court, and business center. Fiji Airways provides direct flights to Nadi International Airport from a variety of U.S. cities as well as from Australia and New Zealand. Upon arrival in Nadi, guests can choose to board an airplane, seaplane, water taxi, helicopter, or ferry to Mana Island.

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