Mamanuca Islands Honeymoon Guide

Blessed with year-round sunshine, calm seas, gentle breezes and just a short boat ride from Nadi, the Mamanuca Islands are perfect for a relaxing or active honeymoon.

Famous for capturing the essence of Fiji and the hearts of couples wanting an idyllic beach honeymoon, the 23 islands of the Mamanuca Group are a mix of tiny flat atolls and mostly small, hilly islands covered by grassy ridges and indented with gorgeous powder-white beaches that edge turquoise lagoons.

Explore several of the islands on a cruise or choose just one island to lounge around the pool or on the beach with your partner.

The Mamanuca Islands are also the perfect honeymoon destination for couples who enjoy water sports.

More about individual islands in the Mamanucas…

Castaway Island

Malolo Island

Matamanoa Is.

Tokoriki Island

Treasure Island

Mana Island

Malolo Lailai Is.

Vomo Island

Where to stay in the Mamanucas

The Mamanuca Islands offer honeymoon couples a good range of accommodation options to suit most budgets, including…

Vomo Island Resort
Location: Vomo Island, Mamanuca Islands
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD1529 per room
Description: Situated on a private island, Vomo Island Resort offers free non-motorised water sports (including snorkelling) and free access to the 9-hole golf course. All restaurant meals are included in the price. Vomo Island Resort Fiji is situated in the Mamanua Islands, a 15-minute helicopter or seaplane ride from Nadi International Airport. Guests receive a welcome gift of a bottle of wine and fruit basket. Each villa is air-conditioned and features a private patio with outdoor seating and views of the sea or gardens. Some villas have direct access to the beach. Private bathrooms have a spa bath, slippers and bathrobes. For total relaxation, Vomo Spa offers a range of facials, hand and foot treatments, body treatments and couples packages. There is also a fully equipped fitness centre, tennis court and kids club. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and free early evening canapés from The Rocks Bar. Reef Restaurant overlooks the main swimming pool, while Vuda Bar has an open-air seating area. Non-alcoholic beverages (including your minibar) are also included in the price.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Location: Malolo Island, Mamanuca Islands
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD1,480 per room
Description: Set on a private white sand beach, this resort is in Malolo Island, within the vicinity of Musket Cove Marina and Cloud 9 Fiji. All 45 rooms feature thoughtful touches like pillow menus and bathrobes, along with conveniences such as sitting areas and refrigerators. Guests will also find free WiFi, furnished balconies or patios, and iPod docks. At Likuliku Lagoon Resort, relax by an outdoor pool or hit the private white sand beach where you can enjoy snorkeling.

Castaway Island Resort
Location: Castaway Island, Mamanuca Islands
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD836 per room
Description: This Fiji island resort offers an award-winning private island retreat, surrounded by white sand beaches, coral reefs and crystal clear waters. The resort offers 3 restaurants, free non-motorised water sports and a free kids club. Each of the spacious and traditionally thatched Fijian-style bungalows at Castaway Island has a refurbished private bathroom. Guests can choose to stay in a bungalow located directly on the beach. Free resort facilities include a tennis court, beach volleyball, canoeing, windsurfing and snorkelling. You can relax on the beach or in a hammock, or indulge yourself with a massage or body treatment. Water’s Edge Restaurant serves Fijian cuisine and sweeping ocean views. Sundowner Pizza Bar serves wood-fired pizzas and is located on the beach front. Nuku Marau Pool Bar & Grill is situated by the pool. Castaway Island is situated 27 km from Denarau Island. It can be reached in 15 minutes by helicopter or seaplane from Nadi Airport.

Tokoriki Island Resort
Location: Tokoriki Island, Mamanuca Islands
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD793 per room
Description: Overlooking a sandy private beach, Tokoriki Island Resort boasts a day spa, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. It offers bungalows with a private patio and amazing ocean views. The air-conditioned villas feature wooden floors and a private outdoor shower. Each villa has day beds and hammocks to relax in. Some villas also feature a private pool. The Main Restaurant offers European and traditional Fijian dishes, while Oishii Teppanyaki Restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine. The open air bar features cocktails, wines, beers and light meals. You can play a game of tennis, or enjoy a relaxing massage. The tour desk can arrange snorkelling, fishing and diving. The resort also has a gift shop and a 24-hour front desk. Tokoriki Island Resort Fiji is located on a secluded island 35 km off the west coast of Nadi. Nadi International Airport is a 15-minute flight away, and Port Denarau is 1 hour away by boat.

Matamanoa Island Resort
Location: Matamanoa Island, Mamanuca Islands
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD672 per room
Description: Matamanoa Island offers a secluded adults-only retreat in the stunning Mamanuca Islands. You can relax in the infinity-edge pool or enjoy the sunset views with a cocktail at the bar. Guests enjoy free continental breakfast. This intimate resort offers an array of leisure activities including tennis, cultural experiences, and snorkeling the pristine coral reefs. You can indulge in a massage from the treetop spa and wellness centre, Senaki. This sanctuary offers idyllic white sand beaches and lush vegetation. Day visitors, and children under 16 years, are not permitted at the resort, ensuring total relaxation. Each air-conditioned bungalow is of traditional Fijian design with sliding glass doors that open on to a patio overlooking the ocean. All garden view rooms include a refrigerator, en suite bathroom and small patio with daybed. Featuring ocean views, the restaurant serves international cuisine. Your breakfast consists of pastries, jam, cereal, pancakes and juices. A la Carte breakfast is available for an extra cost. Guests can dine by the pool or on the terrace overlooking the ocean. Matamanoa Island Resort is just 30 km from Nadi International Airport.

Lomani Island Resort
Location: Malolo Lailai Island, Mamanuca Islands
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD663 per room
Description: Lomani Island Resort features a 7-km private beach, and has timber decks with spectacular ocean views. Guests enjoy free use of snorkeling equipment, bicycles, stand up paddle boards, windsurfers and glass bottomed kayaks. Facilities include a fitness centre, billiards table, restaurant and a 35-metre freshwater swimming pool. The air-conditioned guest rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and free DVD titles. The en suite bathroom offers free toiletries and a hairdryer. This adult-only resort (guests under 16 cannot be accommodated) offers cultural lessons such as coconut husking demonstration and basket weaving lessons. The property can help organise island hopping tours, surf trips to Wilkes Break, daily snorkeling trips, weekly dolphin safari tours and handline fishing trips. The renovated Flame Tree Restaurant & Bar offers an all-day dining option. In-room dining services are also available. Lomani Island Resort is 45-minute from Denarau Marina.

Best time to honeymoon in Fiji

The best time to visit Fiji is during the dry winter season from June to September, when the weather is mainly dry and sunny – temperatures average a high of 28°C (82°F) but can range from a low of 18°C (64°F) to a peak of 32°C (90°F).

The seasonal transitional months of May and October can also be a good time to visit.

Fiji enjoys a tropical maritime climate without great extremes of heat or cold.

Typically, you can expect brief late afternoon rain showers at any time of year, with most rainfall in the mountainous regions of the main islands mainly away from coastal regions and the smaller islands.

The Mamanuca and Yasawa island groups receive the least amount of rainfall among the Fijian islands.

For more climate info: Fiji Weather Guide

Getting to Fiji

Fiji is located in the South Pacific, around 3000km (1864mi) east of Australia and around 2000km (1300mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

Fiji comprises an archipelago of more than 330 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited. Viti Levu, home to the capital, Suva, and Vanua Levu are the largest islands.

The most convenient route to Fiji is by air to Nadi International Airport (NAN), located on the west coast of Viti Levu, about 10km (7mi) north of Nadi, and about 190km (120mi) northwest of Fiji's capital, Suva.

An alternative airport is Nausori International Airport (SUV), also known as Luvuluvu, located 23km (14mi) northeast of Suva. Nausori Airport mainly services domestic interisland flights but also receives direct flights from Auckland, NZ and Sydney, Australia.

Read more about how to get to Fiji

Latest update: Mamanuca Islands Fiji: 11 May, 2022