The Mamanuca island group is Fiji’s most famous island tourist destinations with a chain of beautiful small islands with white sand beaches and encircled by coral reefs and lagoons. Getting to these islands is quite easy since they are just off the mainland coast from Nadi (see Mamanuca map). These islands can easily be seen from the mainland of Viti Levu, with the white coral beaches reflecting the South Pacific sun.
With famous island or resort names such as Castaway, Treasure Island, Beachcomber Island, Bounty and South Sea Island, how can you miss this tropical paradise when visiting the Fiji Islands! Other islands include Malolo (the largest in the group), Malolo Lailai (‘little Malolo’), Tavarua (famous for its surf breaks), Monuriki (where Tom Hanks was filmed for Castaway), Tokoriki, Mana, and Matamanoa. Fiji’s first overwater bure accommodation is also found here.
One of the most popular things to do in the Mamanuca group (pronounced mama-noo-thah) is to take a cruise or island hop from island to island. There are many options to explore the islands this way with South Sea Cruises leaving from Port Denarau Marina a number of times a day being one of the most popular. Awesome Adventures catamaran ferry also stops at some Mamanuca islands en route to the Yasawa Islands further north. For more information on getting around the Mamanucas, see our ‘Mamanuca Island Cruises‘ section. Scenic helicopter trips over the islands provides an awesome aerial view of the Mamanuca islands, beaches and reefs. There are also many dive operators that offer scuba diving trips to the many dive sites in the region. Come and explore the Mamanucas!