The Mamanuca Islands of Fiji are a volcanic archipelago lying to the west of Nadi and to the south of the Yasawa Islands. The group, a popular tourist destination, consists of about 20 islands, but about seven of these are covered by the Pacific Ocean at high tide.
The Mamanuca Islands, just off the coast of Denarau offer crystal clear waters, palm fringed sandy beaches and live coral reefs. There are islands, villages, resorts to visit, snorkel and swim.
One of the islands, Monuriki, was the main location for the 2000 film Cast Away.
Islands in the Mamanuca chain, not all of which are inhabited, include:
Resorts in the Mamanucas are varied with the high-end travelers accommodations to the backpacker/budget conscious travelers. Some of these are:
Port Denarau is the gateway to the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands. You can take day trips from Denarau to the Mamanuca Islands or find a resort to stay overnight.
Activities in the Mamanucas include sailing, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, semi-submersible coral viewing, diving, swimming with reef sharks, windsurfing, hiking, visiting villages, mini golf and discovering secluded beaches.
The American edition of Survivor used the islands as the location for filming the 33rd season (Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X), as well as the upcoming 34th season of the show, over a course of 4 months between March and July 2016.