Had fantastic time at Mana great staff food was pretty good great snorkeling off the beach on both sides having a nth and sth facing beach is priceless awesome for kids we will be back
We adore Mana Island. We got married on the island 7 years ago and we returned with our two children this year. It has only improved in the years between and remains a special place in our hearts. It has beautiful beaches, great accommodation, a fantastic pool and is all round an amazing, relaxing experience. Highly recommend!
We enjoyed our stay at Mana, the water was absolutely stunning! .
Our stay at Mana Island was great. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. We loved the outlook from our Bure and spent many hours just relaxing on our deck or the beach just beyond our deck. There was snorkelling and paddling and Hobie Cats (they even had sailing lessons) at no charge. There were daily activities offered for adults and activities offered for children. Overall we had a lovely time and would recommend Mana Island to everyone but be aware that this resort is aimed toward families and if you are looking for a romantic, quiet getaway, then this isn't for you.
Mana is a fantastic island, great snorkelling, fun water sports, every view is supreme. The room we had needs updating but was comfortable enough for the 5 night stay. Staff are lovely and food variety was fantastic.
We had a great time on Mana Island, the staff were so welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. The beach on the northern side of the island was just stunning at high tide and the snorkelling was awesome.
We took our entire family to Mana, from Auckland NZ, Sydney and Melbourne Aus. With flights from three cities, was quite a thing getting to the island at the same time, with cancelled flight from Sydney adding to the problem at the last minute.
Mana is a great experience for children and families.
Would love to come back, and with knowledge of the island, would bring more gf food with me.
Staff are amazing with the friendliness and helpfulness. All the family had a great time and would definitely come back.
Thanks for a great week.
We love holidaying at Mana, it's the perfect place for a holiday with kids. The island is big enough that you don't feel trapped, and the option of the two beaches means there's always somewhere to swim, no matter how windy. We love the new pool, and the multiple dining options. The Kids Club is a great way to keep the kids entertained! The best thing about the resort though is the staff - super friendly, and helpful. We can't wait to go back!
Had my 70th Birthday there with some family and friends, wonderful experience. The Fijians certainly know how to make you feel special!
The whole trip was fantastic service room food pool and people . My whole family loved it nothing was a problem for the Fijian people, we can not wait to book out next holiday.
Rooms are getting a bit tired, but still clean and okay. Good snorkelling, lots of fish to see, stingrays and a snake!
A great place to stay for both families or couples. Overall a very relaxing and calming resort. Beautiful beaches and wonderful staff make for a great getaway. Also the lack of tvs is a great idea. Will be back.
We had a lovely week on Mana island and overall would recommend it to anyone, but feel it suited us so well with our 5 year old because they have an AWESOME kids club. Lots of really interesting and educational activities. Our little boy loved it. The staff were very friendly and did their best to make our stay comfortable. The buffet food was of an excellent standard, I particularly liked the 'live cooking'.
We live in Australia and visited Mana Island for the first time we visited Fiji. We hired a boat and checked out a few other islands to compare ours with, and we believe we made the best choice for our "family". Mana is a large island with pristine marine. Snorkeling and scuba diving would be for sure the highlight of your trip. Given Mana is large, you can do a little bit of bush walking too if you are keen. You can also visit the village in the south for some cheap services (massage and hair braising) or souvenirs.
About the resort, it is beautiful, staff are friendly and helpful, facilities are good.
Food was really good. We could use buffet or order from the menu at the counter. We mainly used the buffet and we were all pretty happy. At every meal we had variety of options. The tropical fruits at the buffet taste much better than what we have in Sydney, pawpaws and pineapples were much sweeter and tastier.
Not complaining, just saying this as feedback for improvement: rooms need a bit of refurbishment but still are in good condition. More beach towels, better laundry room, and small things like that would make the journey to the island perfect.
Perfect location with 2 long white sand beaches, great snorkelling, well-run kids club, improved food in general, excellent swimming pool. We would go back any time, love our little winter get-away in Mana for a family of four with 9 and 7 year old kids.
Very beautiful Island and very friendly people. thanks!
This was our 2nd trip to Mana the last being 4 years ago. Alot has changed. New pool is excellent and Mamanuca restaurant serves great meals. Accommodation was in Beachfront Bure once again excellent. Snorkelling A1. All staff friendly.
Mana is an island for everyone, it has a gym and walking tracks a couple of beautiful beaches and the pool is gorgeous. There is a good array of food options and the staff are of course amazing. You can even get a good coffee here. This is our favourite island in Fiji and we never tire of returning.
Staff very friendly and helpful. The location and the staff were the highlight of the stay. The room was in a very handy position but needed attention to bathroom door which kept sticking. The South Beach Restaurant was only place that consistently had quality food on offer. Service there great, especially by Simon. Buffet meals however were substandard at dinner time at the resort but breakfast and lunch plentiful food, lots of choices and fresh fruit. Mana location great for snorkelling and walks because it offers 2 beaches for easy access depending on the wind direction etc.
Mana Island is a fabulous place offering many activities in a comfortable atmosphere and relaxed environment. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable stay with friendly staff, fabulous views, great snorkelling and plenty of things to keep kids occupied. Very good value too!
Loved the kids club and complimentary nanny service. Beaches were phenomenal. Island bures were good value. Food prices and quality could be better, and some service issues, but we had a lovely time regardless.
We had a fabulous time on Mana Island, it's the wonderful happy staff that make it so special. Don't just sit around the pool get up and explore; hire the bikes, snorkel, learn to dive..... just embrace and immerse yourself into the island life and you will reap the rewards of a brilliant getaway.
The only negative, is that you may have to wait for a while for service.
Wonderful friendly staff who will go out of their way to make sure you have a great time.
I have stayed at Mana once before and love the new pool upgrade. The staff are lovely, food is ok, expensive like most resorts in fiji, but thats Fiji, all resorts are similar in price. Kids club is awesome, our children loved it, Liti , Vas and Big Bear were truly amazing with the kids and they will be sadly missed by our children.
The beaches are just breathtaking and snorkeling on the south beach near the wharf is amazing, so many fish!! Overall we loved Mana perfect for a family holiday, you can hire bikes on the island now too, which was great and I would def do again, so much easier getting around and exploring the beautiful beaches.
Mana Island Resort was amazing. We stayed there for 6 nights. the room was fantastic, the location was fantastic. Had plenty to do by ourselves or we had the option to join group activities organised by the hotel. There are 3 beaches to enjoy so everyone was spread out. no one got in our way. The room was very comfortable, and the staff made our stay very memorable! Food at the Organic Asian restaurant was fantastic.
My family and I had a great time at Mana. It had a nice village vibe and staff were very friendly. The hotel itself needs a facelift. It looks tired but the island itself was wonderful. Riding bikes around the island and dipping in the pool and beach was amazing.
Mana Island is the place to be, nothing short of Paradise!
The scenery is absolutely beautiful! The activities, the resturants, and everything was perfect! The workers arw the most beautiful and humble people we have ever come across/met! Thankyou all for your hospitality and presence! I would highly recommend this plave to everyone!! Vinaka Mana Island!
Word's can't explain how it is. You have to be there to experience it yourself. Loved it, love the overall stay but it's the locals that give you that sense of relaxation, that you don't have to rush. Very friendly and helpful.
Loved the island
We had a wonderful wedding on Mana island. The staff were very helpful and friendly.
This was our second stay at Mana Island. Last time we went for 7 nights and it wasn't long enough... so this time we stayed for 10... still not long enough. Our last stay there was before the refurbishment on the property. They have done a great job.
The new pool is amazing - yes the tiles can be slippery, but if you take care (as you should when around water on tiles) then it is fine.
The updated main restaurant was also a nice improvement. We liked the old rustic one before, however the new one did grow on us. The food has improved since the last visit. We don't holiday for the food - it's more about the activities, locations and general relaxed vibe. Mana definitely ticks all the boxes for us.
The entertainment was good. The people there are amazing - friendly and accommodating. They can't do enough for you.
Best place for relax and water sport.
BRING CASH!! You can get some better / secret deals (sports, hair plaited) if paying by cash rather than putting everything on the room.
WATER - don't bother buying bottled water from the airport and bringing it with you. Our family (incl. small children) all drank the Fiji water and it was perfectly fine.
Mana was perfect,the bure was big,the shower was awesome,the bed was comfy. The food variety and quality and quantity was amazing.The 2 pools were very clean ,we found the adult pool was a nice hide away when you needed it (but take your thongs as the decking gets very hot),there was also plenty of shade around them.The staff made the island perfect,they went above and beyond to make sure the guests were happy,we had never felt so welcomed and comfortable with staff as we were on Mana,nothing was a problem for them.Do yourself a favour and try and do everything offered in regards to activities and night time entertainment....and don't forget to put away a few extra $$$$ and let the girls at the spa pamper you.I have stayed at 5 islands in Fiji and have a golden rule to always try a different island BUT Mana has won us over and we will return.
After spending five nights at Denarau, hitting Mana Island was a like a breath of fresh air. Had a great time on the island with a young family with plenty to see and do. Had been warned it might be quite expensive out there but found prices to be reasonable. Not cheap but not certainly not expensive.
Would happily go back again even if just to go snorkelling one more time! Following around a small stingray for half an hour was as peaceful as I've been in a long time, also a great break from the kids!
We travelled with our toddler & infant to Mana Island and had a fantastic week. The resort is located on a beautiful tropical island paradise, with great beaches either side, a really kid friendly swimming pool, and plenty of things to see and do. The staff really helped make our stay so memorable, and could not have been more friendly and helpful, and the kids club/nanny service is a must for all parent in need of a little time to themselves. The resort is still undergoing some work and the South Beach restaurant was not open during our stay which was a little disappointing, but everything looked like it would be completed quite soon. Highly recommended for families with young children.
Our trip in Mana Island was really pleasant, relaxed and enjoyable!
We really thank you all staff there, you guys completed our honeymoon trip~!!
We just couldn't forget your lovely service and face, very nice and passionate "Bula" welcome every day in every corner of the Island. Special thank you to Sami~ for planning our romantic beach dinner, romantic picnic in sunset beach....and so on! Thank you for the fresh flowers every day in our room~ Vinaka
Super holiday had here with our family. Beautiful location, the fact it has two beaches is brilliant. When one side of the island is calm and the other has enough wind to sail the free to use hoby-cats, so always options to keep everyone happy. Pools were great. Variety of depths and some shaded some not.Tiles around the pool however need a bit of a sandblast as can be slippery... lots of guests had near spills whilst we were there. Food was excellent. The South beach restaurant especially so, and amazing outlook - having breakfast looking out at the crystal waters of the bay and reef beyond - gorgeous. Relaxing and fun. Beach front bures was very spacious and comfortable. Aircon worked a treat. Rooms well appointed.The short walk up to the lookout should be done by all - beautiful. If you get the chance to fly in or out, do it! Check out the turtles - kids enjoyed that. Bingo and crab racing activities kept people laughing. You be as active as you want, or chilled out to the max at Mana island. The resort reef was surprisingly rich in fish diversity and a wonderful place to get kids into snorkelling. Only issue we had, were the flies around the food - we were told it was unusually hot at the time and flies were not a normal issue (by several locals and also by family members who have visited in the past). The one and only complaint - the coffee machine was broken and getting a really good coffee was not possible... But we survived! (The resort should invest in a few machines at the different bars and restaurant venues) Would definitely go back and can recommend it.
The place is like paradise in terms of location, Room, beaches and snorkelling were fantastic, and the staff lovely. Don't expect things done in a hurry, it is too hot for that anyway. Food is expensive and not the best. Overall wonderful and would go back in a shot. However it is not cheap and reasonable, but I feel was worth the expense.
The staff were great and the food good. The live music was great. Snorkelling off the beach was good. The sailboats were a bit tired as was some of the building
Amazing venue. You need to factor in 'Fiji Time' when making ANY arrangements....
We loved kids club, the beaches and snorkelling was amazing. The room service and maid service was excellent. We were dissapointed that smokers were positioned either side of us. We are non smokers with young children. The smoke outside made the use of our balcony unpleasant. Also the pool is awesome but the use of tile outside the pool is very slippery. The lack of paths mean your feet are always dirty. But the magnificent beaches, sunsets, friendly faces and service outweigh the unpleasantries.
It was amazing. The location is phenomenal. The snorkelling and diving is right there and fantastic. So many water activities to do. The food was excellent and our kiddies were well looked after. Thanks for a great stay
We had a great holiday on Mana. Beautiful island and helpful, friendly staff. Two boys 6 & 3 loved their time on Mana. Would recommend anyone to visit & stay there. The buffet breakfast & dinner have so much to choose from and is really nice.
We were happy with the accomodation on Mana Island and it was everything we had expected. We had wanted to get off the mainland to experience the natural beauty of the offshore island and Mana Island was just perfect. We particularly enjoyed the great snorkelling in the calm lagoon waters around the island and the option to go to 2 different beaches depending on the weather conditions.
Beautiful location. Friendly staff. Lots to do. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on Mana Island.
Fantastic service and friendly people. Location is great with good snorkelling off North and South beaches. Oceanfront Suite room was large but a bit tired, needing some love. SPA was over-priced, would recommend walking down South Beach 50 metres and getting same for half price. Buffet was very good overall, but restaurant closed with no notice for renovations during our stay. A la carte ok, fairly basic. Recommend Sunset beach for cocktails in evening. Babysitting/Kids Club great. Overall good stay.
This was the second time to mana Island and we were surprised to see so many changes had been made. currently still under construction will be great when its finished with loads of dining options and lounge areas. The tiles around the new pool are super slippery and need to be fixed. Mana has the best reefs to snorkel around.
Enjoyed our stay on Mana Island, stunning beaches and wonderful snorkeling and swimming from the North Beach - when the tides are right. Accommodation and existing food venue pretty tired but the ongoing improvements will greatly enhance what the resort offers. Good family holiday spot.
While the resort wasn't fully functioning due to the renovations, the impact on our stay was small and the compensation received was suitable and we were grateful for it. Fantastic location and an excellent Kids Club, we'd happily recommend it to other families.
The buffet dinner was good but expensive, ok if your a big eater, but not good value for just a normal meal. I personally don't like a la carte not enough veggies on your plate.
Second time to Mana - loved it. New pool, reception and Kura restaurant were awesome. Looking forward to seeing the new Buffet Restaurant. Only gripe is the South Beach Restraunt ala Carte food is poor.
This was a great value for money resort with excellent snorkeling. We weren't able to do any other water activities due to the wind, I'm not sure if this is normal or not for that specific island. They were doing renovations when we were there, leaving only one restaurant, so the food options weren't amazing. When the new restaurant is open this may change. The (two) short walks are lovely, North Beach is beautiful and overall we had a great relaxing time!
Great spot, love having the north & south beach both very close so can change spots depending on weather and wind direction which was great. Coral reef amazing. Accommodation more like 3 star but staff super friendly. Food good but pricey.
1. the extensive developments in progress will be great , I think and compared with previous visits to same place , make only a SMALL difference during development .
2. I think they could do with MORE beach loungers (recliner chairs ) then they have at the moment. Overall ..LOVED IT even though weather was a little less than ideal for several days
Amazing location, friendly staff and so relaxing.
Mana may not be swish but it has a lovely atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and you have everything you need in a stunning location for a reasonable price.
I think if the renovations were finished it would have been a lot more fulfilling. Saying that we still had a great time and the staff were always friendly and helpful.
Renovations were no problem at all for us. Staff were more than helpful. New reception building and furniture are amazing. We stayed at Mana 3 years ago and there have been many improvements since then apparently under the new Management.
This was our second time on Mana Island and we'll definitely be returning for more! This is our ultimate island destination and everywhere you look is just gorgeous. Staff are friendly and engaging, they really make the place what it is. We built a lovely rapport with one particular barman who very kindly came out to the jetty to see us off - standing in 32degree sunlight until we left which got me all teary. The food could be better, but management are aware of this and are designing a new menu as outlined on their facebook page. Its not bad food, but given the surroundings you'd want better quality. We stayed in a bure which was clean and traditional, but I think the outside roofs need some maintenance as they're starting to look a little dilapidated, but this is purely aesthetic. I would definitely recommend the activities with Sea Fiji and Aqua Trek - my husband, myself and my mother all enjoyed several over our 5 days there. I also visited the spa on our last day which was complete bliss.
Overall - we'll be back as much as possible!
Everyone was so helpful and were great with the kids. I will be going back again and again for future family holidays.
The location of this Island is unbelievable however the Resort is going through major renovations which it really needs. The buffet food wasn't up to scratch or fresh. The Al la Carte restaurant was much better in terms of quality. The staff are friendly, including the local villagers. The rooms are basic but clean. It's a beautiful location and suited to families.
If you want to relax, Mana Island is the place for you. While it usually takes me a week to unwind, I felt relaxed from the minute I stepped onto the Island. The staff are genuine and friendly. The beaches are beautiful. The rooms are great. Not 5 star but great. The only downside was the food. Too many heavy Western options - not enough light meals. But the western options were good. Try Kasai bar at Sunset Beach. The most relaxing and romantic spot you'll find. And for true decadence take a boat to Cloud 9 - a floating bar in the middle of the Pacific - complete with huge sunbeds and the most stunning turquoise water for swimming and snorkelling. As a regular Thailand visitor I have been converted - Fiji is now my favourite beach holiday destination. We are already talking about returning to Mana.
Awesome place, water activities, snorkeling, diving, bird life all great. Some parts of resort a bit dated but the place is undergoing gradual renovations which do not detract from the experience. Staff, Food & entertainment all great also. The near by back packers gave good alternatives for food.
Beautiful setting for a wedding. Nice having two beaches to choose from. Food very expensive.
Food quality was surprisingly good. Main eating area needs a renovation. Deluxe Oceanside bure was very spacious and clean, although a bit of a walk from main reception. Pool area is small, however it the beach area is perfect. Bar staff were pleasant however always seemed to serve short on the spirits which was annoying considering the prices they charged. Overall an amazing holiday! Would highly recommend Mana.
Purpose for travel was to attend a wedding - what a lovely rustic island resort. Plenty to do, lovely friendly people. Highly recommend for anyone - couples and families. We stayed in the Island Bures and it was absolutely fabulous! Plenty of room with a quaint outdoor shower. Would easily return to the Resort again.
We had our wedding at Mana, everything was well organized!
Staff was very helpful, professional and friendly!!
Resort is beautiful!!!
The Fijian people are wonderful, friendly people and the service was great. The weather let us down unfortunately but we had a lovely time.
Great family holiday!
Unable to speak more highly of a place than here. Mana island is a perfect family getaway with activities for everyone. the kids club 7 baby centre staff are amazing. This is our 2nd time and we are already looking forward to our 3rd trip! Staff are above friendly and caring, relaxing holiday, great atmosphere! Everyone should go to Mana Island!!!
Customer service was fantastic. :-)
We stayed deluxe ocean view Burre, it was lovely, but it was a duplex and we had kids stomping next door for 2 days of our stay.
Ocean, reef, snorkeling was amazing!!
I have been going to Mana Island now for several years. Over that time the resort has seen steady improvements throughout. This trip, we took a group of friends for whom this was their first visit. They thoroughly enjoyed the beaches, the positioning of the rooms, and especially the hospitality. If anything the food could be improved upon.
Absolutely loved Mana Island Resort, in particular the people and the snorkelling straight off North Beach. Wonderful place and would go back again.
We loved every aspect of our stay on Mana. Utterly beautiful location, wonderful staff, food was average but good enough once you knew what to pick, prices for drinks and sundries were very reasonable. We loved our stay here and want to go back.
A small paradise. Perfect place to relax with friends or family.
Going back 100%
Mana Island is a great place to spend with family and friends. We had great fun and the staff were very accommodating with our large group. The only minor criticism we had is that the lunch buffet could do with having some basic meat sandwiches for the children
Stayed March 2014.
Beautiful Island, amazing snorkling!
Stayed in Island Bure which was nice for 2 nights, outside shower was awesome. Updated last 3 nights to the beachfront bure - request room 401, was the best 3 nights spent in Fiji, private deck with ocean views, walk straight down to the beach to go snorkling/swimming.
2 Restaurants on Island - 1 restaurant was only opened due to the other one being renovated, breakfast/food was only average.
Tip: Go and see the School kids on the Island, they are beautiful. Donate school equip for them or donate money.
Also Backpackers bar has the cheapest drinks. They have a big fence dividing this area from the Resort, just tell the guy at the fence that you want to go and see the kids/backpackers and they'll let you through!
We loved Mana from the moment we arrived we were looked after and made so very welcomed,we loved all the staff and were made to feel like family ,we had our renewal of vowels ceremony at sunset beach and it was just perfect we also were supprised with a beautiful dinner table decorated so beautifully,accommodation was great food was great and the staff exceptional especially Jocka,Soko, Erima,Fill and everyone we missed, we will definitely be back to Manager we loved it xx
This was our 4th visit to Mana.
Already planing next.
We visited around 10 different places/resorts/islands in Fiji, Mana is just THE BEST.
I've never experienced better customer service our whole family loved it, staff are amazing location is perfect
One of the best resorts in Fiji. Great food. Excellent accommodation, heaps to do, kids actually want to go to the kids club, crystal clear waters.
We stayed for 6 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. It was so relaxing. We spent plenty of time in and by the pool and at the beach. The kids club was great and gave us a chance to have our own "couple's time" away from the kids. Our youngest (19 months) did cry when we left her with the babysitter but she was able to be with her older sister which gave us comfort.
I would recommend only doing the breakfast deal as this gave us the chance to choose where to dine every night. We dined at the backpackers which surprisingly had great food.
We spent some time getting to know the village and speaking with the locals which was fantastic. Fijians are extremely warm and friendly people - they are just beautiful. We would definitely go back there again!
Mana was so pretty, absolutely gorgeous island. Food at the buffet was a bit average unfortunately. However, the food at South Beach restaurant was lovely. Cocktails were great at the pool bar at happy hour and the staff were lovely.
Mana Fiji exceeds above and beyond all expectations. They're even posting my glasses to me which I left behind! The beaches are beautiful and the rooms are amazing. But the service and hospitatlity is what makes this place stand out.
We loved our time so much at Mana that we are already talking about our next trip but next time we'll stay for longer - 5 nights wasn't long enough.
Mana is an idyllic location, absolutely stunning. The service is typical of the Fijiian people, warm, friendly and always willling to please. The main areas were a bit rundown and the guest toilets were below average. Although a beautiful place you would expect more from the facilities for the price you pay. We travelled with a 1 year old, who was loved by all on the island and she loved the day spent with the nannies and kids in daycare. I would recommend this for couples or families with children a little older so you can make the most of all the activities the island had to offer.
Had a great time on Mana island. Hoping to go back in May 2014. Lovely people
Bula, Fantastic place for a wedding, the staff here are something special, the effort and finish of things to do with the wedding was above and beyond what was expected. Able to visit the village for a peek at Fijian lifestyle and cheaper food and drink. Whole experience was brilliant. Vinaka
a great place with lots of activities etc for everyone. 2 beaches are great for escaping the wind
It was a great holiday
We were very satisfied with all aspects of our Mana experience.
Very nice family holiday. Thank you.
We had five days on Mana and enjoyed it so much. Excellent snorkelling with amazing rainbow fish right on the beach. We had the ocean view suite which was really spacious and had two bathrooms, and lovely views. Mana Island has the most beautiful beach, sunset beach, overlooking Matamanoa Island and both North and South Beaches are fantastic too. The Fijians are so friendly and lovely, kids club was fantastic and we can't wait to go back.
Great for kids, the kids club is fabulous - lots of activities. Snorkeling off the beach and swimming at the beach is only good at high tide. The pick of the bures are the 400 numbered ones as they are stand alone. The 500 numbered ones are a bit further away and are double bures with shared walls and balconies (good for larger groups though)
We stayed at the Ocean front Villas for 5 days and it was amazing. We had 3 kids and it was plenty of space for us all, and close to Kids club! And with two of us having Coeliac, we were initially worried about what we would be able to eat, but the chefs did a fantastic job assisting us, talking us through the buffet every night what we were able to eat (and it was a lot!). We had a wonderful time!
Beautiful island with great service~ value to stay~
Stayed for 7 nights, not long enough! The Mei MEi centre & kids club were fantastic, i cant thank the ladies enough who looked after our babies. The island was beautiful & relaxing.
The most memorable family fun packed holiday but yet still so relaxing highly recommend to all families
We stayed in a bure right on the beach front which was absolutely beautiful. The staff were great and the food at the restaurant was excellent!!! Highly recommend this place!!!
Mana is beautiful. You have plenty of space to have some privacy and relaxation. If you take a walk around the island you will find gorgeous little spots to swim in clear turquoise water. The food was great and the sunset amazing. Also the stoned outdoor shower connected to your bure is wonderful.
What a fantastic holiday. Should have booked for more than 5 nights. North beach snorkelling was amazing for the coral and South Beach for the fish. The boys at the Kids Club were fantastic and our 3 year old had a great time. We did a fair amount of research before we left and there were a fair few comments about the food - we purchased the meal package for breakfast, lunch and dinner with some trepidation but were pleasantly surprised. Always lots of variety and you can get a credit for South Beach restaurant if you feel like a change. The Mana Spa was fabulous and I can highly recommend the Hot Stone Massage and the Sugar Glow treatment. It's not called magical Mana for nothing. We're already planning our trip back next year for longer.
We had the most amazing time!! We absolutely loved everything about it and were very sad to leave! It's such a beautiful place and the people there made our trip just unforgettable!
We stayed in beach front bure 202 which was delightful. The outside shower was great.
The room was very large and clean. The view was lovely. The buffet was boring and could be improved. Alcohol is very expensive, next time we would bring some drinks with us to reduce costs. We travelled with two other couples and we each would come back again. We had a relaxing stay
Kids club was the best we have seen
Kids club great and overall atmosphere really good. Lovely staff!
It was our first holiday with our 10 month daughter. The hotel staff were great with her. Would be nice to see a bit more local food on the menu.
We spent 7 nights on Mana Island and absolutely loved it. The island bure was more than I expected and the outdoor shower a fantastic experience. I would rate the resort 3 stars but in saying that we were totally relaxed as soon as we stepped on the island. We visited the village a couple of times and went to see the school which was a great cultural experience for my kids aged 8 and 3. The food is nothing to write home about but plenty of it. The day spa was absolutely amazing. Kids enjoyed the kids club. South Beach took my breath away - just stunning.
Mana Island has been badly affected by the cyclone last Christmas but they try really hard to make all guests comfortable. the location is excellent plenty to do free water sports and a choice of beaches, Free Kids Club and Creche.Give me Mana Island over the 5 star resorts at Demarou Port anyday.
We spent our honeymoon at Mana Island Resort and we absolutely loved it - our only regret was not taking the kids because they would of thoroughly enjoyed themselves - esp in the Kids Club "Tu Vonu" We loved all the staff and made some great friends with locals in the village who we will be visiting next time we are there. Lots of Aussies, and with arrivals coming each day you always had someone new to talk to. The night time activities in the North Beach lounge were really good. Snorkelling is amazing on North beach - dont bother with South Beach cos the water is too murky and not much to see, I suspect because its a high traffic area. Go exploring and you will find your own little private beach on the Island. So so so enjoyable and beautiful weather, people, atmosphere and location.
The kids club at this resort is out of this world. We went with our 2 and 5 year old and they loved being at the kids club. It was school holidays so it was crazy busy which probably added to the atmosphere. Activities included, meke dancing with costume and performance, crab and frog races, fijian arts and craft, trips to secret tree house, shell collecting, snorkelling, pool swimming, musical games and much more.
Our 2 year old had his own person designated to him but was still able to participate in kids club activities with his big sister which he loved. We did not pay a scent for his babysitter, because when you stay more than five nights you get five hours free babysitting per day.
The island itself is picturesque and beautiful, coral and tropical fish can be seen off the beach by snorkelling and kayaking etc. The resort itself is still undergoing renovations from the cyclone last January and the rest of the resort needs maintenance and renovations also. The place is however a flurry of constant activity.
The food, especially the buffet is quite poor and a bit hit and miss. It is expensive for what it is.
The staff as I have experienced all over Fiji during multiple past visits are sensationally friendly and accommodating. We would return for the kids and the staff but would most likely try another island.
Cyclone Evan meant we had to rebook our island holiday twice before ending up on Mana.
Mana may be open and the trees have recovered remarkedly well. But the resort does does have substantial damage and it is ostensibly a old resort. So damage added to age means it does lack \"kerb appeal\" right now.
Some other not so positives....the food & the pools. The food was fair to middling. You won't go hungry, but neither the buffet or the a la carte are going to win awards anytime soon. You also shouldn't be going to Mana if you want to spend a lot of time in or around the pools. The infinity pool is nice, but small. While the main pool is also small and the surrounds are affected by the cyclone.
Now to the good parts....the bure, the beaches, the staff. We stayed in the deluxe ocean view bure and would highly recommend them if you can afford the step up from the island bures. They have been recently renovated, are spacious, are very close to North beach and they are away from the main buildings of the resort. This gives you a great sense of peace and seclusion. The interconnecting bures (501 through 520) are great if you're travelling with friends or family.
North beach is the pick of the beaches for mine. South beach has all the watersport activities and is the arrival / departure side, so it feels a little over exposed. But during our stay, south beach had the calm weather, so we made the 10 min trek to the south side for the kids. If you like snorkelling, it is a real bonus having decent snorkelling straight off both south and north beach. No need to get in a boat etc. I wish I'd done a lot more snorkelling!
We found all of the staff to be excellent. From the house keeping to the restaurant staff (although the drink waiters are a little too keen to keep your wine glass full and encourage you to buy another bottle), to Sunai at Kids Club. Kids Club was very quiet, but our girls had Sunai's undevoted attention and they loved him!
The spa is reasonably priced (so I'm told) and the massages in particular hit the spot. We also really enjoyed the Fijian Meke show one night.
If you have kids and can make the time, visit the island school during their breaks. They welcome hotel guests (and donations which they desperately need) and it is a real eye opener for parents and children alike. Also, go to the local village if your daughter wants to get her hair braided. It will cost about half the price they charge at the spa!
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay! Would we try another island next time? Probably (we initially booked Castaway before Evan ruined that). But we would also be more than happy to go back to Mana and I hope we do sometime in the future!
Beaches are the highlight, constrution due to cyclone damage which could not be avoided around pool and resturants. Lots of noise and activity. Resturants very average and bure was very nice with good views.
The staff on Mana Island were great & location was fantastic loved snorkeling off the North Beach.
My daughter has Ceoliac's disease so she cannot have food with Gluten in it, the chefs were great they made sure her food was gluten free.
The only thing we were disappointed in was our transfer to the island, we could not get on the South Seas Launch because of our late flight, so had to pay extra initially for the Heli transfer but there was a baggage restriction so went with the 24 Hour Speed boat transfer which cost us an extra $437.00 the boat was an old wooden boat with a roof on it with the fumes coming in (as compared to the South Seas Launch which was aiconditioned with comfy seats) was a bit rich and the ride over was a bit hairy to say the least, if we had of known i would have stayed on the mainland for the night which was the cheapest option.
Just in ending our feedback would like to say that i will definately use Travel On Line again as it is a great site, easy to use, & any concerns are dealt with in a timely manner.
Heather & Taryn :)
awesome hospitality which is why we keep going back.
Overall an excellent resort for families with children.Great Kids Club.
A great place to have a wedding! Very friendly staff and great service. A nice place to chill by the poolside, enjoy the beach and the many activities on offer. Just a shame I didn't get time to jet ski or have a massage. Might need to return very soon!!
Mana Island is wonderful and suitable for families, friends or couples.
Pools are great, activities are abundant and rooms are lovely.
Breakfast is average, dinner options are good.
Great cultural experiences at night, although weekend is best.
Staff are very obliging and friendly.
Snorkelling is great around the island. Some water activities, such as parasailing, no longer available.
Very well coordinated check in, and check out.
We arrived by sea plane and left by ferry. Both transfers worked well.
Highly recommend people do not stay on main island if they don't have to. Mana Island is highly recommended - and yes, we would go back.
This was our second visit but many years apart. It is so beautiful and the staff are fantastic. You can be alone or mingle as there is plenty of room on the island. Kids club is great. It was hard to keep our five year old away. Not posh or glitzy just relaxing and inviting. Snorkelling or just swimming in the safe South Beach lagoon is the best and so many beautiful fish to see. Highly recommend at least 8 days.