Let's get one thing clear; Mana Lagoon Backpackers is basic accommodation. If you need life's little luxuries then maybe you want to check in to the resort down the road, but if you don't mind living a little bit rough then Mana Lagoon is the best place to spend your time in Fiji.
The staff genuinely make you feel like family and every day there were activities to do or you could just lay on the beach and chill out. Every night the staff would have something new for us to do (their Fire Dancing is absolutely incredible) and we'd then stay up relaxing, drinking and generally chatting until the small hours. Every day we'd end up with other people from other hostels, or even the resort, stopping by to join in the fun. Also, if you want to take your PADI then their divemaster is an excellent teacher.
I can't recommend the experience of Mana Lagoon enough. I even began to love my cold showers and sweaty room by the end of my time there; which says more about how at home I felt than anything. If you need more convincing, well the walls are covered in the well wishes of former guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mamanuca Islands are clearly visible off the coast of Nadi International Airport. The stunning beauty and close proximity of the island group with its handsome scattering of tiny coral atolls and small volcanic islands all within view of each other make this the most popular holiday resort destination, a fantastic sailing destination and the busiest day cruise destination. Nowhere else in the South Pacific will you find such easy access to so many beautiful islands, all with perfect white sandy beaches, lots of water activities .Mana Fyer boat transfer from wailoaloa beach every day cost $65 FJD ...Our accommodation is clean and basic offering Dorm, single, twin, double rooms, which includes all three meals from $55 -$150FJD. Unlike others who will only offer accommodation, and charge more for meals. With Mana Lagoon Backpackers, you don’t pay anything extra except for your drinks The Mana Lagoon Backpackers is conveniently located right on the beach on Mana Islands with crystal clear waters where you can engage in snorkeling, fishing, kayaking,scuba diving, surf trips to cloud break, trips to Castaway the movie staring Tom Hanks it was filmed close by on another island. We offer 4 Day Padi Open Water Courses $700FJD if you like to learn to dive, at The Mana Lagoon backpackers is an ideal place for partying offering an extreme relaxation atmosphere! Great beach. ... more less