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Barefoot Manta Island

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Beachfront Yanuyanu (Island) Bure | Bed sheets
On the beach, white sand, beach towels, scuba diving
On the beach, white sand, beach towels, scuba diving
On the beach, white sand, beach towels, scuba diving
Beachfront Adi (Queen) Bure | Terrace/patio

Overview of Barefoot Manta Island

Barefoot Manta Island

3.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Drawaqa Island with restaurant, beach bar

8.8/10 Fabulous

99 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
The price is AU$285
Price available on 8/1/2023
Drawaqa Island, Drawaqa Island, Yasawa Islands, 0000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach towels
  • Beach bar
  • Airport shuttle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Nadi (NAN-Nadi Intl.) - 43.9 miles/70.7 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Barefoot Manta Island

A great choice for a stay in Drawaqa Island, Barefoot Manta Island features an airport shuttle. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Main Bure, which serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. A beach bar, a snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights. The nice bathrooms and location get great marks from fellow travellers.


Dutch, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11 AM until 5 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 9 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach towels


  • 21 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1998
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Dutch
  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Main Bure – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises 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 specialises in local cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of FJD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3.5 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Outside food is not permitted on the premises.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Barefoot Manta Island offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Barefoot Manta Island does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Barefoot Manta Island?
As of 8 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Barefoot Manta Island on 9 Dec 2022 start from AU$285, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Barefoot Manta Island?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Barefoot Manta Island?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Barefoot Manta Island?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Barefoot Manta Island.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Barefoot Manta Island?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Barefoot Manta Island?
You can check in from 11 AM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 9 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of FJD 40.00 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Barefoot Manta Island and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and volleyball. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Barefoot Manta Island?
Yes, Main Bure offers beachfront dining, local cuisine and ocean views.
What's the area around Barefoot Manta Island like?
Barefoot Manta Island is located on the waterfront. Popular attractions include Devil's Beach, which is 24 minutes away by car. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Tranquility at its best
Barefoot Manta was a long-awaited, chilled diving trip on an amazing Yasawa island reef. All staff - management, service, and dive - were extremely welcoming and handled all requests professionally and promptly. No need for a swimming pool as the resort is surrounded by three magnificent beaches, all within easy walking distance from the Fijian-inspired bures. The marine research centre was managed by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable marine biologist and support staff. The sounds of a beating drum alerted guests of manta rays in the local channel. Guests were encouraged to share their diving and snorkeling experiences with others during a weekly get-together in order to gain a further understanding of the local marine environment. All up a great holiday - wish I could have stayed longer...will return.
Christopher, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 14-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staying at Barefoot Manta was the highlight of our trip to Fiji. Absolute beachfront accommodation, amazing snorkelling and very friendly staff.
Natalie, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hidden Gem
Meredith, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Weekend Away at Barefoot Manta
Upon arrival, I was a bit surprised to find that there was a resort package fee of FJ$119 that wasn't indicated on the website. This fee includes all of your meals, wifi, and access to the equipment at the dive shop. The very kind manager approached me after check in and apologized profusely, letting me know that they had been having troubles with in making sure the fee was made known prior to booking. While the hotel did immediately send an email after booking informing me of the fee, the manager assured me that they didn't want to be the kind of place that surprised people with hidden fees and would continue to work with on remedying this situation. I sincerely appreciated her candor. I booked a dorm room in a beach view bure and ended up with the entire bure to myself, which was a great as private rooms were about three times the cost! :) The room was clean and comfortable and the bathroom and showers were only steps away from the bure. The food was more authentic than what you would get at a large chain resort and you won't have the same amount of options as you would at a chain hotel restaurant, but it was all very tasty. The reef near the hotel makes for great snorkeling and the sunrise over Sunrise Beach can't be beat! If I'm ever in Fiji again, I'd definitely stay at Barefoot Manta!
Elizabeth, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is an island paradise. The little huts on the beach are the ultimate in relaxation. There is great snorkelling right outside your door. Lots of places to relax in hammocks or daily choices of activities. The staff were amazing!!! They take interest in you, knowing your name and put off excellent entertainment on Saturday nights. The food is delicious and fresh made everyday. It is quiet and safe. If you ar looking for an island paradise getaway, come here.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Glamping! Our Bure was right on the beach and yet very private. The resort was quite, but there were always activities to participate in. We could see the ocean from our bed and hear the waves when drifting off to sleep and when we woke. So relaxing. The staff was terrific and always so warm and welcoming!
2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Darryl, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff was outstanding in hospitality. Location great for snorkeling.
Elizabeth, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
1-night trip
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