Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

100% canx fees apply if canx within 14 days of travel. Cancellation fees can be applied to another booking within 12 months of original with a $50 per person fee.

Additional Info:

Groups of under 18s must be accompanied by one adult per 5 children.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Far from the madding crowds and barely touched by the hand of man, all of the resort rooms are dotted along three unspoiled beaches, within walking distance of pristine coral reefs in protected marine parks. With visiting manta rays (seasonal May-Oct) as your neighbours and billions of stars overhead at night, you’ll be guaranteed some of the finest natural experiences that Fiji has to offer.

Barefoot Manta Island lies on the secluded volcanic island of Drawaqa, in the Southern Yasawa Islands of Fiji. The stunning coral gardens right off any of the three beaches are some of the best in Fiji.

Experience a new adventure every day! Swim with manta rays, snorkel, trek overland, visit islands and traditional villages, go fishing, or experience some of the best dive sites in the Yasawa Islands. Tick that bucket list off - if you have always wanted to dive but never had the chance. Now and here is the time to take this opportunity with our experienced dive crew . Each afternoon and into the evenings take part in sunset swims, volleyball matches, star-gazing, and nightly entertainment - all part of the fun!

Barefoot Manta offers stunning coral gardens right off the beach where you can snorkel, kayak and swim with the local manta rays or spend a few lazy hours alternating between the hammock and lagoon.

The resort offers a variety of clean, comfortable accommodation from twin-share waterfront bures (beach huts) built and thatched in traditional style, to deluxe 4 sleeper dorms. Showers and toilets are communal with cool fresh water. Our Beachfront Safari and Beachfront Family rooms have their own bathrooms. Linen is supplied.

Please note that a mandatory resort package of FJ$119 per person, per night will be charged on the island. This includes 3 Pacific Island-style meals per day, Wi-Fi and non-motorised water sports equipment - excluding dive.

The Resort has a low-impact environmental policy. Where possible our aim is to preserve the natural environment, maintain an authentic Fijian experience and replace 21st Century noise with the silence of the stars. The resort operates on limited 24 hour power sources. Energy efficient systems are used to blend with the natural environment. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 May 2019
    Great place! The staff very friendly and helpful! Had so much fun there😍 highly recommended!
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    Wonderful Place to stay, staff is amazing and place is beautiful
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Aug 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay at barefoot manta. I particularly liked the fijian night on the Saturday with the dancing and kava ceremony. However not any gluten free options for breakfast, aside from fruit and eggs so that was disappointing. The staff were lovely and always remember your name. Recommend Jacob from the dive shop, as he is a very good scuba diving instructor, especially since it was my first time and made you feel at ease. Thought the huts you sleep in were really cool too.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Jul 2019
    Fantastic resort with awesome reef snorkelling and the manta snorkelling is incredible. Food was good with plenty of options, although vege/vegan options were not great. Relatively expensive but on the whole an awesome place and a really great atmosphere
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Jun 2019
    Overall, I really wonderful island to stay at for holiday! We stayed for four days and thought that that was the perfect amount of time. We were able to swim with manta rays which was by far the highlight of the trip. The staff were extremely friendly, warm, kind, and wanted to get to know you beyond just the guest-employee relationship. Overall, everything was clean an the dorms were well kept. At night, it could get a bit boring past dinner time if you are looking for the "party" atmosphere.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Apr 2019
    Great! I’d welcome better food but other than that it was great :)
    Czech Republic, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Dec 2018
    Amazing stay here! The staff is absolutely lovely, and goes the extra mile to make you feel at home. Down side is the dive center. It’s is really a joke. 45min dives, even though my tank was still full. When I asked why The answer was: « it’s company policy » which I have never heard before. Would definitely not recommend for experienced divers. The company operates both on Kuata and Manta. Had some really nice proper dives in Kuata, but somehow the manta team would go more than 40-45min.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    24 Feb 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay, the mandatory meal plan doesn’t include drinks which, in the heat, can feel a bit cheeky but overall the facilities, rooms and staff were great. I would definitely recommend staying on the island and taking the time to explore the awesome reef they have on their doorstep.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.0


    19 Jun 2019
    Great location for seeing the manta rays
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    05 May 2019
    Barefoot Manta is a lovely place! It has a really homey feel. The staff all know your name and everyone gives you a big Bula! It is really beautiful and the sunset beach is sheltered if it’s windy! Rob the marine biologist does these really interesting talks every day-I learned so much from the two I went to! They also have a FREE intro to snorkeling where Songa takes you out for 45 minutes. Cons: food could have been better for the money, far dorm bathroom is outdated.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Towels Not Included
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities