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Barefoot Kuata Island

Kuata Island Fiji
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 29/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Now part of the Barefoot Collection, Barefoot Kuata Island is about the feeling of freedom and living in harmony with our environment. We don't refer to our island as a "resort". Our eco-lodges are about living simply and sustainably. Rather than a tourist destination run by technology, Kuata is run by the warmth of its' people and the beauty of the environment. Our island is deliberately uncomplicated, unfussy and unpretentious. The breath-taking coral gardens, situated just off the coastline are amongst the finest in the world and allow you to snorkel right from the beach. We offer visitors a tranquil environment and our eco-lodge is the perfect destination for nature lovers in search of a one of the few Fijian islands unspoiled by man. Guests can expect unparalleled snorkelling excursions with reef tip sharks, beautiful coastal and forest trails, visits to nearby Fijian villages, kayaking...the list is endless. Step onto our island and lose yourself in the world of Blue Lagoon and Castaway. Settle into "Fiji Time," and you'll come to discover a virtual treasure trove of things to explore - both on land and in the surrounding waters.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
24-hour security
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Walking tours
Baggage storage
Sun deck
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Dutch, German


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Kuata Island Fiji
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Tatjana0409 wrote a review Oct 2020
Kaltenkirchen, Germany177 contributions105 helpful votes
The best service team in the world.......without Sala at the reception and overlooking the whole operation it will not work.....she is the boomer.....Illy the barkeeper....is great with a lot of fun....but sorry the best strawberry margaritas is making your college....Dee or Bee....from the kitchen come the best Passionfruit mousse of the world.....beach dinner with music....wow wow...woooow.....so much fun ....
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Date of stay: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
Steph12052014 wrote a review Apr 2020
Beloeil, Canada11 contributions3 helpful votes
I spent 6 nights last week of February and loved it so much! I wish I stayed longer! Staff are the sweetest and make you feel like family. They all remember your name from the second they meet you. The views! I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I was sometimes trying to sleep on a chair by the pool, but just had to keep my eyes open! The place is super clean, you can see the staff take care of the surroundings all day long. Tents are big, well maintained and on the beach steps away from the waves. The tent's doors don't lock, so you might want to bring something to lock them if you have valuables. Shared bathrooms are probably the cleanest I've seen anywhere. You'll have wifi only near the restaurant, so you might want to buy a Vodafone SIM card at the airport which is very cheap. Network is great on the island, even for videos. You can walk in the island and do a few decent treks. You can see amazing sunrises on one side of the island, and sunsets on the other side. There are 3 small pools to use on site. Food is very expensive, and you have no choice to buy their plan like almost Fijian resorts . Lunch is a buffet, it is good enough, but I think the choices could be changed a little more often. Most of the nights, you will have a small menu à la carte which is very good. Staff sing Fijian songs during lunch and dinner which I thought was very pleasant. Diving is also expensive compared to the rest of the world, but this is pretty much the price everywhere in the Fijis. It is very fun and most importantly, very safe. Equipment is very decent. You can also do snorkeling from the beach and swim with cute baby black tip sharks. You can borrow mask and fins at the dive shop. You can also do kayaking and paddle board. One of my best trip ever in my life! I heard a rumor that Barefoot could become a 5 stars resort soon. I hope it's not true. PLEASE don't do that. The charm and the warmth won't be the same (and I wouldn't be able to afford to come back). You are perfect the way you are now. I hope to see you soon again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Tent 9 is the last on the beach, so more isolated and quiet, steps away to the bathroom, but far...
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HL F wrote a review Mar 2020
Seattle, Washington21 contributions4 helpful votes
I was hesitant to stay here for our entire vacation and ended up moving to a much costlier resort for our final 2 nights (which I regret). Barefoot Kuata was excellent! The people were SO genuine and the surroundings were spectacular! The water was clear and snorkeling the reef was absolutely amazing! The food was incredible and the entertainment was great! Granted, it's not a resort for everyone - there is no spa service or concierge. We were in an older tent, which was OK, but next time I will be sure to book my stay in either Tent 1/2/3/4 or in a private Bure (other family members stayed in both of these and they were worth the extra cost). The resort will be building several new Bure on the beach and those should be amazing! For the location, people, food, surroundings, and price, I'd give Barefoot Kuata 5/5 all day, every day (and this is where I will stay if I ever return to Fiji).
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Tents 1, 2, 3, or 4 are the best - located between the Dive Shop and the Restaurant (and close to...
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Response from The Barefoot Collection, General Manager at Barefoot Kuata Island
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Bula Bula, Wow - what a review. Thank you so much for your kind words, this is greatly appreciated and warms our hearts. We're so happy that you still did decide to visit our island and that we were able to show you are beautiful island and Barefoot family. You'll be pleased to hear that the rooms that are currently being build, will eventually replace the room that you have been staying in - we'll be excited to show them if you return :) (which we hope you do!). Again, Vinaka Vakalevu for choosing Barefoot Kuata Island and we hope you'll visit your island family in the near future! Your Barefoot Kuata Family
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Battuta_v2 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California71 contributions17 helpful votes
The whole adventure started off with me booking Barefoot Manta because I found it reasonable even with the crazy resort fees that many islands resorts charge in Fiji. Then I found out it’s sister resort Barefoot Kuata offers diving with sharks and has cool hikes and activities. Since I only had one night I begged the staff to change my reservation. They pulled a rabbit out of a hat and made it happen as I was en route to the island (sister resorts so that made it easier). A few pro tips for those trying to figure out how the islands off Nadi work. 1) if you fly into Nadi and have a few days only in Fiji then get off the main island and go exploring the smaller islands near by. 2) Yasawa islands chain is awesome with plenty to do on them. Though the Mamanuca chain is closer and Beachcomber looks unreal. 3) Awesome Adventures Ferry company runs like clock work and is great but they have a monopoly on the northern islands so they cost a small fortune, be prepared. And the limited number of ferries (one a day) makes it tricky if you have limited days. Back to Barefoot Kuata. So the staff was amazing and the food pretty good (as part of the resort fee you get three square meals). I stayed in one of the dorm beds (trust me last time I stayed in a dorm was maybe a decade ago), which was clean and the bathroom facilities were great and also clean (hot water showers were questionable). They provide snorkeling equipment and kayaks for free which i definitely used and there is a great hike to the summit that is worth doing. I also did the dive with the sharks which was SUPER worth it!! So in sum, amazing resort especially for the price and if you have two days to get a taste to see Fiji’s incredible islands then this is a great option. Huge Fan!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Baref00tC0llection, General Manager at Barefoot Kuata Island
Responded 4 Jan 2020
Bula Vinaka for taking the time to write this amazing review, wow! We appreciate your kind words about The Barefoot Collection and are always happy to go out of our way to make sure you get the best experience on either Barefoot Manta or Barefoot Kuata. You will cherish the shark dive with you for a lifetime. Vinaka Vakalevu and we cannot wait to welcome you back home to the island! - Your Barefoot Kuata Family
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duggie1982 wrote a review Dec 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom25 contributions27 helpful votes
One of the best Islands, went to 7 in total and this was really good Staff very friendly, decent food and drinks and entertainment by locals Had a great time and will not disappoint Digs were at the beach front with what looks like a large tent with wooden doors, really nice
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Date of stay: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from Baref00tC0llection, General Manager at Barefoot Kuata Island
Responded 31 Dec 2019
Bula Vinaka for writing a review on our resort Barefoot Kuata Island and your kind words, that really means a lot! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Happy New Year and all the best wishes for 2020! Your Barefoot Kuata Family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barefoot Kuata Island
What are some of the property amenities at Barefoot Kuata Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Barefoot Kuata Island?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Barefoot Kuata Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Barefoot Kuata Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Chinese, and Dutch.
Does Barefoot Kuata Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.