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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile


My initial thought of this resort when we first arrived was that the staff were lazy and unprepared,  we didnt get our welcome drinks until 10mins after and it was some horrible lemon juice.
The resort is big with alot of areas where you can walk,  which i thought was great after staying in small islands.  Having stayed here for 2 days i realised that although the resort is big,  it doesnt offer much,  yes- it has 3 beaches but none of them provided sunbeds which made it extremely uncomfortable to relax and chill on the beach.  They did not provide any towels for sunbathing either,  and to be honest when you sunbath sometimes you will get bitten by the numerous ants that were crawling around.  I dont understand why they dont have invest in sunbeds to make gusets feel more comfortable in what is meant to be a relaxing island.  The beaches itself were not the best,  very stoney sand on the sunset beach,  however sunrise beach was better with softer sand.  The sea was very clear and warm which was nice to go in and have a swim.

The resort has TERRIBLE reception for local sim,  theres only one specific place you can get data from and even that wasnt good. 
Food at this place was below average in my opinon,  buffet breakfast was not nice, limited choice - if i didnt have to pay for the meal i think i would have skipped breakfast.  Lunch was better than breakfast but they didnt given you any options, it was just one choice whether you liked it or not. Dinner was a three course meal, again not giving you any choice.  I thought the meals were boring and not very well thought through,  it wasnt nice and very bland. The chefs seemed to spend  more time in trying to make the dish look nice than to actually cook a nice tasty meal.  Dessert was a lazy choice,  nothing special.  Considering you pay 75FJD a day for meals you would atleast expect decent food which has flavour!

We stayed in a bure which was tradtional and basic.  It could get abit stuffy in there but for the amount we paid,  i cant really complain too much about it.  It was good to experience something different. 
The showers were not good, not very powerful. 

The resort has three lookouts where you can do a small hike too.  This is something i recommend people doing,  it has amazing views. 

Yasawa islands consist of mamy beautiful islands and in my opinon i dont think barefoot manta lives up to that expectation.  There was nothing special that stood out for me and the food was a real let down as i am someone who enjoys food alot,  this was simply bad and a waste of money.

Date of stay: December 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
4  Thank Worldtraveller1205
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Great resort with 3 beaches to choose from and a pleasant walk to a viewpoint. The food is excellent and there's a lot of it! The staff were very friendly. Nice dorms right on the beach, whether you have 1 or 2 coconut pass

Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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3  Thank jmm73
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Having been to several "top end" resorts in Fiji, nothing compares to the sincere warmth and care of the staff on this amazing resort.
Promoted as a back-packer destination, there is a range of accommodation between dorms to permanent tents with outdoor (romantic) en suites.
The location is great with a sunrise and sunset beach separated by only 100 metres.
The food is lovely.
My whole extended family did the SSI SCUBA course, and special thanks go to our wonderful instructors Heather and Dan.
The commitment of this resort to the environment is outstanding, with several scientists employed and numerous projects under way.
By far the highlight was the staff!

Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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4  Thank peter w
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Stayed there 1st day of Jan 2016. Absolutely stunning! Recommend booking a beachfront bure (safari tent ones with ensuite, stunning!). Blown away by how much value for money this place was - very affordable yet the resort is cared for at an excellent standard. Staff really made our trip worthwhile - incredibly helpful! Food is simple but tasty, this resort does really well considering it's isolation. Standout is the white sandy beach on one side and the coral beach on the other, less then 20mtr apart. Spoilt for choice. Loved this place.

Date of stay: January 2016
2  Thank cbro789
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

The dorms are incredible, the food is spectacular and the location is unbelievable! I stayed in the cheapest option that was a 4-bed bure right on the water. The staff were friendly and helpful and there is plenty to do! This was my favourite stop in the Yasawa's.

Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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2  Thank meagbra
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