Honeymoon guide to Matamanoa Island

Sunbathe on a horseshoe-shaped crescent of powder white sand that fringes the lush forested volcanic peak on beautiful Matamanoa Island.


Introducing Matamanoa Island, Fiji

Snorkel sheltered, tranquil coral gardens or scuba dive stunning drop-offs to see colourful table corals, massive gorgonian fans and multi-hued reef fish of every shape and size. Look out for turtles and reef sharks.

Surrounded by beautiful, pristine coral reefs, Matamanoa Island offers honeymoon couples a choice of more than 40 dive sites.

Located beneath swaying coconut palms and offering a range of water sports including snorkelling and diving on the easily reached offshore reef, the beachfront Matamanoa Island Resort provides a restful adults-only retreat (no kids 16 and under).

Where to stay

Honeymoon couples can unwind at the intimate 4-star Matamanoa Island Resort, which boasts a choice of spacious and air-conditioned bures that overlook the beach.

Matamanoa Island Resort
Location: Matamanoa Island, Mamanucas, Fiji
Rating: 4-star
Ave nightly price: AUD379 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. Surrounded by turquoise water, the island boasts a volcanic cone that emerges from the sea. This sanctuary offers idyllic white sand beaches and lush vegetation. Matamanoa Island Resort is just 30 km from Nadi International Airport. 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.

Best time to honeymoon in Matamanoa Island

The best time to visit Matamanoa (and the Mamanuca Islands) 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.

The wet season is characterised by brief but heavy showers from November to April with temperatures ranging from 22°C (64°F) to 31°C (87°F).

For more climate info: Fiji Weather Guide

Getting there

Matamanoa Island is located in Fiji's Mamanuca Island Group, around 30km from Nadi.

Matamanoa is serviced twice daily by South Sea Cruises via fast air-conditioned catamarans. Cruising time is approximately 90 minutes from Denarau Marina, Nadi. SeaFiji offer a professional speedboat transfer service on demand, with one way or return transfers from Denarau Marina, taking one hour. Denarau Marina is a 20 minutes drive from Nadi Airport.

Fiji is located in the South Pacific, 3000km east of Australia. Air Pacific and Virgin Australia Airlines operate daily flights from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to Nadi International Airport.

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Latest update Matamanoa Island Fiji honeymoon: 12 May, 2022