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Barefoot Manta Island, known traditionally as Drawaqa Island, lies in the Southern Yasawa Islands of Fiji. The breath-taking coral gardens, situated just off the coastline, are among the finest in the Fijian isles. Barefoot Manta Island offers a tranquil environment, with the gentle sound of the waves lapping the shore. The island home is the perfect destination for nature lovers in search of one of the few Fijian islands unspoiled by man.

Going Barefoot is all about the feeling of freedom and of living in harmony with the environment. Barefoot Manta Resort is all about living simply, comfortably and sustainably. They include a range of activities on land and sea; scuba diving, snorkelling and cultural tours to name but a few, ensuring that guests are able to experience all that the magical island home has to offer. Barefoot Manta is an excellent choice for nature lovers in search of a quiet, simple alternative to the party islands.

Barefoot Manta provides 21 fuss-free, comfortable accommodation options. Guests can choose between a dormitory or traditional bure both with shared facilities or more modern beachfront bures, offering combined living space with an en-suite bathroom.

Whether you are a first-time diver or an experienced professional, the diving will amaze you. Barefoot Manta firmly believes it’s not just where you take people diving but how. They have a team of diving staff and marine biologists who will make your experience remarkable.

The deep natural channel between Drawaqa Island (also known as Barefoot Manta Island) and Naviti Island funnels strong nutrient rich currents through it’s waters. This provides a favourite feeding ground for migrating Pacific Manta Rays between the main months of May to October. The manta rays come here to filter feed on the concentration of plankton that streams through the channel. They are graceful and elegant to watch as they glide through the water, slowly flapping their enormous wings, the Manta Rays are a spectacle to behold as you swim alongside these majestic creatures. As many as thirteen Manta Rays have been recorded in the channel at one time.

In conjunction with the Manta Trust, Barefoot Manta Island houses a manta ray research facility with a dedicated team of marine biologists and conservationists leading practical and applicable research into the population, behaviors and habitat of the manta rays that aggregate in the channel between Naviti and Drawaqa Islands.

If you’re looking for a place with fun activities, plenty of adventure and beautifully designed accommodation, look no further than Barefoot Manta Island Resort, a place travellers only dream about.

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