Mamanuca Islands Travel Guide

Mamanuca Islands Travel Guide

The beautiful islands, with their fine white sand and reef-fringed beaches, are the main attraction of the Mamanuca Islands group. Situated to the west of Nadi, the Mamanuca (pronounced 'mamanu-tha') Islands boast a great selection of island resorts as well as numerous uninhabited islands and atolls. The Mamanuca Islands range from low coral cays such as Beachcomber, Treasure and Navini islands, to those of volcanic origin such as Malolo, Mana and Tokoriki. Uninhabited islands, such as Monuriki (where the movie Castaway was shot) or Honeymoon Island, are ideal for a secluded picnic. 

The Mamanuca Islands are a great travel holiday destination for enjoying the typical South Pacific luxuries of white sand beaches and swaying palm trees. The main activities in the Mamanuca Islands include diving, snorkelling, scenic flights, fishing, swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, waterskiing and just relaxing on the beach. Several islands raise turtles to maturity from eggs laid on their islands. They are released when old enough to fend for themselves, but can be viewed within their enclosures while being raised. Looking back towards the mainland from the Mamanuca Islands, the port of Lautoka can be seen just to the north and the Sleeping Giant can be identified, keeping watch over Nadi. The Mamanuca Islands group is accessed by daily ferries, scheduled aircraft, charter vessels, helicopters and seaplanes.

Geographic Location

A short distance north-west from the mainland of Viti Levu

Capital City

The islands have no capital but Malololailai is the centre for most tourism to and from the islands.


Wet season:
November to April; temperatures average 31째C maximum and 22째C minimum
Dry Season:
May to October; temperatures average 29째C maximum and 19째C minimum

Major Attractions

Beaches, snorkelling, watersports, children's activities and clubs, cultural performances, weddings