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Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort

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#2 of 3 Speciality lodging in Mana Island
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Mana Island is close to Nadi, offers fantastic reef diving, clean and well serviced accommodation, local tropical foods in our Award winning Bar and Restaurant, outrageous beach parties, friendly, uniformed and educated staff and sunsets to die for!We operate a fully equipped PADI Dive Resort (R-36364) managed by a Course Director. We dive the Supermarket, Gotham City, Plantation Pinnacle, Namotu Passage and other world famous dive sites, which are just minutes away
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K B wrote a review Feb 2020
Calgary, Canada10 contributions4 helpful votes
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Stayed at Ratu Kini for a week to do the PADI open water certificate. The dive shop is basic, but the current instructors Nico and Shane are very good and dedicated guys. They make diving simple and fun. 5 stars for them! Thank you Nico. The hostel itself is good. A very local island experience, basic dorm accommodations, no running hot water in the showers and a mostly casual easy going management style. Scheduling errors can happen, and you might be asked to move from one room to another, but they didn't have any problem when I had to leave a few days early due to a diving medical problem. There is a small convenience store where fresh bread and some local products are delivered daily for a very reasonable price. And meals at the restaurant were always good and well priced. WiFi will cost you per day, so make sure to get a local SIM card at the airport and you'll be glad you did! You'll see kids and the house dogs running around and feel right at home with the truly amazing and friendly Fujian staff. Come with reasonable expectations and you'll have a great time and stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ffranzwa wrote a review Dec 2019
Shawnee, Kansas3 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful people! We had a quaint ocean front room that sits next to the islanders own homes, so you really get that true island vibe. Ben, Phillippe, Moss and a host of others, all worked to make sure our experience was a special. We were originally scheduled to spend two nights, but we were having so much fun, that we extended our stay another night.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: We rented an ocean view room as were very pleased.
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beth16 wrote a review Dec 2019
6 contributions5 helpful votes
stayed here two nights to end our time island hoping after two weeks In fiji and honestly the worse place we stayed. Staff - apart from Ana and Tefa (please excuse the spelling) who were the loveliest women...... everyone else was rude. Receptionist rude and blunt. We arrived on a small boat and was soaking wet (due to their PAID transfer.. you’d think they would know the drill by now) but she had no urgency to get us towels / allow us to sort ourselves out before settling up. We were freezing! The “Events” guy was a slightly off. Would just interrupt conversation or even more creepy, hover over you awkwardly? Locals - the local are just chilling in the bar getting drunk from about 1pm. In the evening the men get very touchy and even kissed one of the girls we were with causing her to cry and feel uncomfortable. The guy was barred for just ONE WEEK?? girls be careful and no not accept the drinks they offer you Activities - Advertised but often not run. The “events” guy was just never anywhere to be scene. One guy asked him at 7am if the were going to castaway island and he did to get back to till 2pm? And then said? no consistency. Not a good representation of Fiji. If you want a true Fijian stay go to the Yasawa islands. Don’t waste your time here. You will be let down.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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joebwilson1212 wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is great. Very organised and really good pick up from the airport (met our flight, took us via boat to hostel and then back to a hostel of our choice in Nadi all as part of the price of the room). It is a simple, no frills place but in the most beautiful setting. The diving was brilliant. I did my PADI open water there and my wife did some fun dives. Reasonably priced and guaranteed great diving. The instructors are professional and made us totally at ease. Shane, in particular, was a fantastic instructor and his careful tuition and fun approach made the whole experience a really good one. We wished we could have stayed longer-you are made very very welcome here.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bey V wrote a review Sep 2019
Holzminden, Germany6 contributions
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The main purpose of this trip was to do my open water PADI course, so I actually did not expect much. But this place is absolutely lovely. Not only was I welcomed with open arms, but the island itself was extremely beautiful. My dive instructor, Bailey Wheetman, is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had and I felt super safe while diving with him. He took care of me and made sure that I am a professional before I leave this place. The staff, the locals, the backpackers are just amazing and take special care for solo travelers. I am so happy and grateful for this authentic experience and I would definitely recommend this place !
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ratu kini`s backpackers and dive hotel mana island
LOCATION
FijiMamanuca IslandsMana Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include South Beach Restaurant, Mana Lagoon Restaurant, and Kura.
Does Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.