Mana Island Resort is located in the Mamanuca Islands on a 300 acre island. It is accessible by fast catamaran from Denerau Island or a quick seaplane or helicopter ride from Nadi airport. The boat ride to Mana is around 90 minutes and only 10 minutes by air. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and white sandy beaches. There are six different types of accommodation to choose from at Mana, two restaurants and plenty of land based and water based activities to choose from. Nightly entertainment is provided in the main lounge including Fijian Mekes and Polynesian dancing. For the kids there’s the Tu Vonu Kids Club for kids aged 3-12 years and a creche for kids under 3.
Mana offers a number of facilities. There are two large freshwater swimming pools, the Mana Spa, wedding facilities and a laundry service. There is a boutique shop available for basics like sunblock and toiletries as well as gifts and souvenirs. The reception offers plenty of advice and the communications centre has business services and computers with Internet access. There is a clinic available staffed by a registered nurse from 8am to 5pm. The resort has two all weather tennis courts with floodlights, a Fijian bure that has traditional kava ceremonies and traditional weaving, a games room with a pool table and table tennis and a TV and videos.
There are plenty of things to do at Mana with land based activities and a good selection of water based activities as well as nightly entertainment. On the land there is weekly grass skirts making lessons, Ta Tavu outdoor cooking lessons, weaving classes where you learn to make grass skirts from stalks of plants. Bush walks are also a popular activity at Manu where you get to explore the flora and fauna including the many species of birds on the island. Water based activities that are free for visitors include snorkelling, windsurfing and hobie cats and reef spy-boards Water based activities at a cost include banana boats, parasailing and snorkeling trips, Sub Sea Adventures, fishing trips, jet ski Safari and all sorts of motorized activities. A full range of PADI Dive Courses from beginner through to professional level are offered. For beginners Discover Scuba Diving provides supervised exploration of the spectacular coral reefs surrounding Mana. Mana also offers some form of nightly activity in its main lounge with Fijian mekes, Polynesian dancers or other activities like crab racing.
For kids Mana Island offers the Tu Vonu Kids Club which is available for kids aged 3 – 12 years. There is a small charge per child per stay and includes souvenir gifts. The club has three sessions each day from 10am to 12 noon, 2pm to 4pm and nightly from 7pm to 9pm. The kids club activities are based on traditional Fijian culture and include games and nature walks. The club also has an ‘Environment Day’ each month where kids can participate in tree or coral planting while learning more about our natural surroundings. The resort also has the Meimei Centre which is a creche for kids under 3 years. Baby sitting is available for $F5 per hour. If you are staying at the resort for five nights or more you get five hours of free babysitting at the creche.
There are two main restaurants to choose from at Mana, the South Beach restaurant and the Mamanuca Restaurant. The South Beach is for fine dining with a fusion menu that combines Italian, French, Pacific and Japanese influences. Dinner here is semi formal while during the day the restaurant serves lighter meals such as burgers and sandwiches. The Mamanuca Restaurant is a more casual affair and has al fresco style dining and serves buffets for all meals. Each night the restaurant will feature a different international themed choice of buffet. Breakfast is an American buffet which is served from 7am to 10am. Room service is also available at Mana delivered to your room or around the pool area. There are three bars at Mana. The lounge bar offers nightly entertainment including cultural Fijian and Polynesian dance shows and a weekly DJ and Karaoke. Other bars include the pool bar and the South Beach bar.
Mana Island accommodation is separated into six different and distinct types to suit all needs.
Beachfront Bures are located on the beach and are suited to couples and honeymooners. There is only 6 of theses bures available and they measure 60 sq metres with 1 king bed. The beach is just a few steps away from your front door and the bures feature a spa bath, mini bar, cd player, in room safe, bath, private balcony, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, refrigerator, phone and Wifi (chargeable).
Oceanfront Suites are a split level accommodation suitable for families. There’s a king bed and bathroom on the upper level and a sofa bed on the lower level. Other bedding configurations include 2 double beds and a sofa. There is a lounge on the lower level and another bathroom. The suites have stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the upstairs balcony or the lower level patio. There are 30 Oceanfront Suites with a floor size of 100 sq metres. Facilities include air conditioning, refrigerator, bath, tea and coffee making, shower room, private balcony, hairdryer and phone.
Deluxe Ocean View Bures are located just metres away from the waters edge and are suited to both couples and families. The bures are either standalone or duplex and have their own deck. For larger families there is also the option of interconnecting rooms. There are 32 Deluxe Ocean View Bures at 48 sq metres each. The maximum occupancy is 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children. Room features include air conditioning, refrigerator, bath, tea and coffee making, shower room, private balcony, hairdryer and phone.
Ocean View Rooms are hotel style rooms close to the water. Ideal for families with an interconnection option. The rooms have two double beds and a private balcony. They can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults. The room size is 40 sq metres. Rooms include air conditioning, refrigerator, bath, tea and coffee making, shower room, private balcony, hairdryer and phone.
Island Bures are set in a tropical garden and are an affordable choice for families or couples. They have an outdoor shower, modern amenities and an interconnecting room option. There are 45 Island Bures and they are 30 sq metres in size. They can accommodate 2 adults and 3 children. Rooms have air conditioning, refrigerator, open air shower, tea and coffee making, private balcony, hairdryer and phone
There are seven individual honeymoon bures set in a secluded area of the island. The bure comes with a self-driven buggy to access other areas of the resort. Each room is 90 sq metres and has one king bed. Rooms include air conditioning, refrigerator, spa bath, tea and coffee making, shower room, private balcony, hairdryer and phone.
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Mana is located around 32km west of Nadi airport on its own private island. It is accessible by boat, seaplane or helicopter. South Sea Cruises service the island with their fast split deck air-conditioned catamarans. It takes around one and a half hours and there are three trips each day departing from Denarau Island. Return costs are around $AU134 per adult and half price for kids (5-15yrs). Kids under 5 travel free. Pacific Island Seaplanes fly regularly from Nadi Airport to Mana and flight time is around 10 minutes (prices are around $AU400 return per adult and $AU230 for kids 2-12). Another option is Island Hoppers helicopter ride from Nadi airport which is also around 10 minutes travel time (you’re looking at upwards of $F500 per adult one way and $F300 for kids 2-12). (note: prices are accurate as of May 13)
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