Venturing further out into the more remote Fijian Islands and away from civilisation, the Yasawa Islands have that real ‘WOW-factor’ to them. Made up of 16 different islands, which stretch for a distance of 90km, they are larger and more diverse than the Mamanuca Islands. There is so much variety of activities covered over these islands, you’ll never be lost for choice! From hiking up rugged mountain sides, snorkelling with Manta Rays or swimming with sharks (of course optional), to name just a few.
Our first stop is the island of Kuata for two nights at Barefoot Kuata resort.
Arriving into the most southern tip of the Yasawa Island, we arrive at this remote, eco-inspired resort. Crystal blue waters, towering mountain peaks are what greet us, setting the scene for a nature-filled stay.
Here you are spoiled for choice of activities including guided snorkelling, hiking, sunset cruising, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding in the crystal-clear waters, all of which are included.
If you’re brave enough to dive with the Bull Sharks then you can also enjoy this unique experience!
Drawaqa Island is our next, and most northern Fijian island we will explore. Once again, this island does not disappoint with amazing sunsets and sunrises to enjoy and during Manta Ray season, a guided snorkel swim with these majestic giants of the sea, WOW!
Our unique volunteering reef experience lead by an experienced marine biologist, allows our guests to learn all about the current impact on climate change on the Fijian underwater environment and not only learn about what we can do to help, but actually get in the water and see for ourselves and help to record the results. A truly unique experience.
After such an insightful learning experience, Barefoot Manta is the perfect spot to unwind with a cocktail at the sand bar and watch the sunset before resting our educated heads!
Barefoot Manta Resort
Situated on the gorgeous Drawaqa Island (also referred to as Barefoot Island), Barefoot Manta Resort is perched on the end of the sandy island, giving both sunrise and sunset vistas as well as a plethora of snorkelling and lazing spots to listen to the waves lapping against the sand.
This “resort” is all about being eco-friendly and embracing all its gorgeous surroundings have to offer. The natural bures are basic but comfortable and make the most of the nature that surrounds them.