The Mamanuca Islands form a majestic arc, a short distance from the mainland of Viti Levu. They curve north-west, almost touching the Yasawa chain.
There are 13 islands and these all share pristine white sandy beaches, waving palms, crystal clear waters and welcome cooling trade winds at night.
The Mamanucas are volcanic outcrops, pushed from the ocean floor during a gigantic earthquake thousands of years ago.
Beachcomber Island is circled by a beautiful beach and is most popular with young holidaymakers. Known as the Party Island of Fiji, Beachcomber has wonderful island feasts, a huge range of water sports, scuba diving, live music and entertainment, overseen by some of the planet's friendliest people.
At Beachcomber Island Resort you choose accommodation to suit your style and budget maybe a private bure on the beach, a twin room with private facilities or a dormitory bed is up your alley.
All 22 bures and 16 twin rooms have sundecks with lounges, refrigerator and ceiling fans. Staying in a traditional bure is a fantastic experience cool in warm temperatures, filled with decorative charm and wonderful for relaxing.
The Barefoot Bar is right on the sand and serves everything to quench a big thirst fresh fruit juice, wine, spirits and icy Fiji draught beer. Exotic cocktails are made to order.
There are Fijian cultural and Polynesian floor shows four nights a week, and nightly entertainment from The Beachcomber Boyz band. Nightly dancing and beach parties are the norm on the island.
The sounding of the island's drums mean it's "kana" time time for breakfast, lunch or dinner when Fijian and international dishes are served buffet-style.
A professional dive operation offers introductory Scuba lessons and once you're hooked you can dive with their PADI instructors in the marine sanctuary surrounding the island. There's also water and jet skiing, wake boarding, parasailing, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, snorkelling and game and reef fishing. Warm waters, the deep ocean and labyrinth of reefs and passages present an exciting place to fish.
Out of the water there's plenty to do maybe some island hopping, mainland shopping, mini-golf, coconut tree climbing, weaving, cocktail mixing, island style cooking lessons, turtle and feeding and coral viewing.
The fourth annual Fiji Swims are open water ocean swims held in the waters around Beacomber Island between 2-4 August, 2007. The events are great fun for reasonably strong swimmers, from 7 year olds to two of Australia’s great Olympic champions – Shane Gould and John Konrads.
August 02: 18km Fiji Swim – Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa Beachcomber Island relay.
August 04: 2.6km Fiji Swim – Beachcomber Island
1km Fiji Swim – Treasure Island to Beachcomber Island
250m Fiji Swim – Beach to Boat to Bar Race. Flippers must be worn while swimming and running!
For information about special swimmer only discounts at participating resorts, visit www.fijiswims.com
Beachcomber Island Resort accommodation starts at around $62 per person in a dorm and $225 a double a night in a Lodge Room. All meals are included.
Return ferry transfers from Port Denarau are around $60 for adults and $30 for children.
Pacific Blue has flights to Nadi.
One-way fare from;
- Brisbane, $259
- Sydney, $279
- Adelaide, $330
- Melbourne, $339
- Perth & Darwin, $375
There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the net. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at June 21, 2007 and are subject to change.
Prices quoted are correct at June 21, 2007.
Fiji's Mamanuca Islands.
For further information
Beachcomber Island Resort and Cruises
1 Walu Street
Ph: 679 6662600
Fax: 679 666 4496
Ph: 13 6789