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New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2016

My boyfriend and I booked a 7 night stay on Mana Island and cant express how much we reccomend this area to other backpackers. It's pure paradise! If you make the arrangements in Nadi through one of the travel agents (we went to a lady who worked at Bamboo Hostel) you get your last nights stay free, so don't book... More 

Thank moniryni
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Booked the stay from bamboo including the boat transfer. Arrived about 11.30 am on mana island , the sea is very very clear , sun was awesome. They located our room behind the check in counter as a private room. The amenities were very basic , toilet and bed , no electricity from 6am-6pm . Breakfast 8-9 lunch 1230 -... More 

Thank Godfred90
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I can't agree with most reviews. Of course it is very basic but compared to other hostels it is so much better. I.e. it's better than the white sandy resort on yasawas which costs 110 FJD, so you can be happy to get this one for 55 FJD (4 night free). The food was excellent. The beach too. The staff... More 

Thank Stephan M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Staff is nice but hostel is very very basic. Every day same food mostly they gave you pancake, rice and noodles in the morning,lunch and dinner. When you asked different food they said no food. I thought this is not respectful. If you paid to food you should get good food at least different food. In the evening very quiet... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Writing a review for this place is definitely challenging. There's no way around it, the hostel is very basic. The mattresses are super thin and the rooms aren't in the best shape. There is no hot water and there's no electricity during the day. Not what I pictured when thinking about vacationing in Fiji. The thing that saved the trip... More 

Thank Simone S
Longwy, France
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a fancy 5 stars resort this place is not for you. But if you're looking for a simple and real fijian experience with amazing people this place is for you. The staff is rellay nice and friendly and defenitely made my stay one of my best moment in Fiji :)

Thank Charlotte F
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Hello! The day i left Mana Lagoon I almost had to cry of the emotions I felt during the days lived here. This explains a lot about my opinion! :) It was an amazing experience. One that I will never forget and take with me forever. Nevertheless, people should be aware of the hostel situation. It is a very simple... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Mana Resort but tried out Ravis on the beach. Ravi came out to meet us and find out what we wanted to eat. We ordered the curry, roti, poppodams and it was delicious! We enjoyed it so much we came back for breakfast! Ravis is a great find!

1 Thank Kim G
Staines, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is advertised in Fiji as the 'cheaper island'. Although, it has everything that the other islands have and more in some cases. You can do some self-exploration around the island, partake in the daily activities that are run. The two brothers on the staff team were very kind to me, and made my stay memorable. They made me feel... More 

Thank Nowar Y
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83 reviews
65 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

I spent 5 nights at Mana Lagoon which was far too long. The island itself is lovely and if I had been staying at the big resort further down the island I wouldn't have wanted to leave. The only thing that made this place good was the atmosphere. We stayed in a 4 bed room in the same block as... More 

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Manalagoon, Owner at Mana Lagoon Backpackers, responded to this review

Mana Lagoon is basic village backpacker, if you end up with us that is because of your budget and what you can afford ! you want cheap thats us! More 

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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 

Additional Information about Mana Lagoon Backpackers

Address: Manabeach 4, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Mamanuca Islands > Mana Island
Price Range: ₹ 1,519 - ₹ 1,975 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Opted for the smaller dorm, did not regret it.”
 of 5 bubbles n0wary, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The rooms at Ratu Kina looked better but I recommend anywhere else”
  • The ensuite,- room & ensuite were dingy and dark all day
  • The view from our broken window
 of 5 bubbles amysmum578, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Choose another place”
 of 5 bubbles TheOkopa, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Stay at Ratu Kini's Backpackers!”
 of 5 bubbles H1k, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“don't come here”
 of 5 bubbles Dweazel, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
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