Make Manta Island your tropical paradise
As you step onto our island, take in the stunning surroundings and allow yourself to settle into "Fiji Time" you'll come to find a treasure trove of things to explore - both on land and in the surrounding waters.
In fact there are so many delights to occupy the mind and the senses that often, guests who had only planned to spend a couple of days on the island, extend their stay with us before heading off to Barefoot Kuata Island!
Barefoot Manta Island is fringed by some of the most beautiful beaches you will find in the Yasawa islands. The buildings on the island are nestled closely between three beaches, which we call Sunrise Beach, Sunset Beach and Manta Ray Beach.
Sunrise beach is so-named because it faces east and bures on this side of the island will look towards the rising sun each morning. If you rise early enough you can settle down at the water's edge, or on one of the many benches or hammocks along the waterfront and watch the sunrise - a magical way to start the day!
Sunset beach is typically more sheltered than sunrise beach as the prevailing winds blow from the East. As the day nears its end, Sunset beach is a great place to sit and enjoy the sunset on the Western horizon.
Manta Ray beach faces neighbouring Naviti Island. The narrow waterway between the two islands is a favourite feeding ground for reef Manta rays as the tidal currents moving through the channel concentrate the Mantas food.
Explore the Shoreline
Low tide offers visitors to our island a chance to explore coral in the reef shallows and reveals a wonderful array of creatures in rock pools around the island.
An inquisitive look into one of the many rock pools reveal entire ecosystems. Fiddler crabs are easily spotted throughout pools, while small fish dart around the bottom feeding on tiny crustaceans.
Discover baby brittle stars, snake cucumbers, lolly cucumbers, hermit crabs, sea urchins, small grazing snails, barnacles, oysters, chitons, snake eels, baby blacktip reef sharks, anemones, blue seastars, featherstars, juvenile monocle bream, reef octopus, diamond scale mullet, anemone shrimps, money cowrie shells and more all right along the shoreline.