Bula! Welcome to Ratu Kini Dive Resort, Mana Island, Fiji

Ratu Kini Dive Resort on Magical Mana Island is located about 30 kilometers west of Nadi.

The island is surrounded by white powder sandy beaches, palm trees and crystal clear blue waters, making it ideal for swimming, diving, snorkeling or just relaxing.  We offer clean well serviced accommodation, local tropical foods served in our Award Winning Bar and Restaurant, fun nightly entertainment, friendly staff and sunsets to die for! We operate a fully equipped Dive Shop offering fantastic dive locations and a full range of PADI Dive Courses from beginner to professional level.

The Resort on Mana Island

Ratu Kini Dive Resort on Mana Island is a world renown tourist destination in the Mamanuca group of island over the past 40 years. The resort now offers a great range of accommodation, island transfers, PADI diving, restaurant and bar, fishing, island hopping, hiking, a tour desk and various activities that are normally offere by an island resort, to make a memorable holiday for travelers.

The resort beaches are well protected by the Mana lagoon, so guests can enjoy the beautiful beaches, swimming, snorkeling and diving right in front of the resort without too much disturbance from the open seas. In the midst of other luxury resorts in the area, Ratu Kini Dive Resort enjoys all the amenities, transportation, beaches, dive sites, and other beautiful features of the group, with only a reasonable budget.

Mana Island is by far the most practical island for a resort, as it is sheltered from the prevailing winds, enclosed lagoon, small enough to walk around in 3 hours and bigenough to enjoy some private getaway from the rest of the tourists. The island has 2 other luxury resorts, a backpacker accommodation, a school and a church that is attended by the villagers that are retired or working at these resorts. Very important to note that other resorts do have some restrictions about non guest entering their property, please inquire at the reception.

Hope you will enjoy the Magical Mana Island!

Activites

At Ratu Kini’s you can enjoy a range of day-time activities and night-time entertainment during your stay.

Enjoy our daily activities : Fishing, Island Hopping,”Castaway Island” Movie Trips, Island Walks, Traditional Fijian Jewelry and Handcraft making lessons, Cloud 9 Trip, Kayaking, Beach Volley Ball, Snorkeling and Diving.

Evening entertainment includes: Polynesian Dancing, Fijian Kava Ceremonies, Fire Dancing, Beach Bonfires, nite out, limbo dancing, cross dressing, and several organised fun games on the beach and indoors.

Highlights Include:

Fijian Night
Every Thursday we put on a special Traditional Fijian night where we have “Lovo” (food cooked in an earth oven) followed by a Fijian cultural music show and join the staff dancing. Enjoy some Kava, and learn of its origin and traditional value..

Island Hopping
Take a half day boat trip visiting other resorts in the Mamanuca group . Stop off at one of the islands and snorkel the beautiful coral reef surrounded by thousands of colourful tropical reef fish and head back to Mana for a spot of lunch. There is a full day option with a beach bbq lunch on one of the islands. Contact Us for bookings.

Fishing
Mana Island is well known for its great fishing. Try your luck at hand line fishing or trawling. Our chef’s waiting back at base to cook your catch on your return. There are some restrictions due to our marine life conservation programme.  Join our daily fish feeding on the beachfront with Navi, as the tide comes in.

Cloud 9 Trip
Visit a floating Bar/grill anchored in nice blue clear water, and enjoy a lunch and refreshments, and snorkel at a nearby sandbar before you return home. The trip takes up to 5 hours.

Sunset Beach
One of the most beautiful beaches in Fiji (if not the world), 20 minutes walk from the resort. It is well known for its fine sand, privacy, great snorkeling and beautiful crystal clear waters. Capture some picture perfect sunsets from here.

Scuba Diving
Get cercitified with our top diving school, rated by PADI as one of the best in the Asia/Pacific Region. We provide you with industry standard equipment and Dive Instructors are always professional with students and qualified divers.

Early part of the training is done on our beachfront but all dives are boat dives and visit over 20 dive sites across the Mamanuca Islands.“The supermarket” is our world famous Shark Encounter.

Rates:

Kayaking: $5 per hour. (unless included in a package)
Snorkeling: $10 for half a day (Unless included in a package)
Castaway Trip: $70 per person
Island hopping: $90 per person, for full day, $70 for half a day (please note that some activities are included in some specials)

Cloud 9 Trip: $120 per person (includes lunch/drinks)

Watersports

We have fantastic watersports available for you water lovers out there.. no chance of getting bored!!

Wakeboarding : Not available at the moment.

Kayaking : Check out the clear blue seas that surround Mana and soak up the sun in one of our kayaks.

Windsurfing : Please provide your own equipment and our support staff will be on stand by while you surf. Check for weather forecast for maximum conditions.

Restaurant

Ratu Kini’s Seafood Restaurant prides in its sensational variety and tasty dishes from Traditional Fijian , Fresh Seafood to Fish & Chips.

The restaurant is built right over our white sandy beach and overlooking the ocean, perfect location for dining.  Guests from all around the island are all welcomed. Our opening hours are from 8.00am to 9.00pm.

Some of our popular and tasty dishes include:

  • Fresh Mub Crab, with ethnic styled sauce served with rice and salad
  • Fijian Dish “Ika Vakalolo”  – Pan fried fresh coral trout with coconut cream, served with fresh Fijian vegetables and chips, dalo or cassava
  • Fresh cought Lobsters – steamed in coconut and lemon sauce, served with chips and salad, always the popular request

Ratu Kini Dive Sites

Here at Ratu Kini we visit some of the best dive locations in Fiji … if not the world.

The beautiful coral, thousands or colourful tropical fish, sharks, turtles and rays together with excellent visibility and mild water temperature, will make your diving in Fiji a truly unforgettable experience.
Some of our dive locations are listed here:

The Supermarket
Our world famous Shark Encounter. Your chance to dive with White Tip, Black Tip and Grey Reef Sharks plus thousands of colourful tropical reef fish. (Listed in “The World’s Top 100 Dives” Guide Book)

Gotham City
Home to schools of Bat fish plus an amazing array of colourful hard and soft corals. It’s not uncommon to come across moray eels, turtles and the odd shark or two.

Plantation Pinnacle
A single coral bommie covered in a multitude of colourful soft corals and home to literally hundreds of “Nemos” (Anemone Fish) (Listed in “The World’s Top 100 Dives” Guide Book)

Namotu Passage
Sharks, rays, tuna, turtles, you name it… they all live here!

Yadua Pinnacles
Huge coral heads, covered with huge Gorgonian sea fans and huge schools of colourful tropical reef fish.

SS Salamanda
A 26m deep, 24m long triple deck ship wreck, a long time tourist ferry in the area.

Besides the above, we have another twenty or so dive sites, so there’s not much chance of you getting bored!!! We can offer you Reef Dives, Wall Dives, Shark Dives, Wreck Dives, Night Dives, Drift Dives etc. We have three scheduled dives per day so you can plan to enjoy other areas of the resort, during your dive holiday.