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“The most chilled out week ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mana Lagoon Backpackers
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The most chilled out week ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

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.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2011

Ok so the rooms are are not the cleanest and the food is not great but if you can see beyond that you will have an amazing time on Mana.
Bossco, Joey, Zac and all the staff were awesome and make sure everyone had a great time. In 4 days i laughed so much that it hurt, made some lifelong friends and had a ball.
Ok so the showers were cold (you'll be thankful for that in the end) and the lack of electricity can be a pain when it's pitch black but so what, if you need your haid dryer and straightners then maybe Mana is not the place for you..but if you are prepared to "rough it" for a bit then give it a try..I promise you won't regret it!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manalagoon, Front Office Manager at Mana Lagoon Backpackers, responded to this review, 9 September 2011
Thank you for your review, we are a small village backpackers very basic, we hope that we made your stay with us fun......
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2011

By far the funnest and friendliest island in Fiji! the rooms are small, clean and basic and electricity is only available from 6p.m to 6a.m but you will find that you don't need it any other time, food is plentiful although served according to FIJI TIME!! :-) internet is easily available in the neighboring hostels (both under 4 mins stroll) There is plenty to do on the island from relaxing on the beachfront at the hostel to exploring the others sides of the island such as through the village to the sanctuary beach area where you can spot baby sharks, heading over to Sunset Beach to watch the sun go down, visiting the village children at school or going on boat trips to other islands and resorts, you will never be bored!...and if you are the staff will organise activities from sports days to coconut jewellery making or Kava drinking!! the thing that makes this place is the friendly people and fun atmosphere they create, you will have a holiday to remember, like we did!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Mana Lagoon Backpackers

Property: Mana Lagoon Backpackers
Address: Manabeach 4, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Mamanuca Islands > Mana Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Mana Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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