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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Came here on the 5 day 4 night 10 dive special. It was awesome. Deal included all meals. I'm on a low carb diet and the chef was extremely accommodating to meet my needs. We also used some of our dives towards credit to get our advanced open water certification. Great deal, and they have several dive instructors. Our favorite...

Thank Bruce A
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was in Mana for 4 Nights and it was awesome. If you love diving you must go there. The Instructors Lexi, Krysta and Andy are very friendly and helpful. They make your dive experience perfect. I had some amazing dives with Krysta and Andy. There are many good dive spots around the island one called Supermarket where you can...

Thank Pascal1988
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the first time we have used a Backpacker accommodation. We were pleasantly surprised. Being a little older, we had a cottage. It was clean and quiet with its own shower, toilet and vanity. The purpose was to go diving and that we did. The shark diving was the highlight, with the added delight of seeing juvenile Sweet Lip,...

Thank Denise B
rtk1872, Manager at Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from 28days staying @ RATU KINI's - what a fabulous time I had - MOSS the firedancer best in Fiji. All the staff here are SO wonderful, helpful and caring. Food was plentiful and nourishing- especially the GIANT breakfast. Accommodation is clean and comfortable. All in all 20/10!!!! Can't wait to return here next year for...

Thank judy071
Pittsburg, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed on Mana island for 3 days at the Ratu Kini, and of course really enjoyed it, its Fiji! Mana island is a very small island and very, very rural. When we walked from our hut to the common area/ eatery, we walked past a school and a church, so the hostel is sort of right in the middle...

Thank Krista P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there for 3 days and dive with my instructor Lexi. She's really professional and make me feel safe while I was attend the course. Mana's beautiful and the people here are really friendly. I would like to go back here one day if i go Fiji again!

Thank Jeannie J
United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful 3 night stay at Ratu Kini the food varied each day and was always tasty. Moss organised some day and evening entertainment and was excellent, fiji night included dances and a fire show, he showed us look out points and cracked open coconuts. The diving was my highlight Lexi and Krysta led fantastic guided dives, beautiful colourful reefs...

Thank Shona1906
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had an amazing time at Ratu Kini. The island and the beach are beautiful, the resort staff are nice, the breakfast is great und they were really helpful in arraning transport from Nadi airport to the island and back. Spcial thanks to the diving team Krysta and Lexi who gave me an incredible dive experience at the Supermarket and Gotham...

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rtk1872, Owner at Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. Wish you all the best in you future travels.

Southwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights with my boyfriend and we had the most wonderful time. To start, lovely staff who create a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The views are absolutely incredible, beautiful beach. Food was pretty good. Dorms were basic but clean and very spacious. Visited the school located near by which was great. Whilst there we did two trips to...

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rtk1872, General Manager at Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. Wishing you all the best in your future travels. Thank you again for your stay with us.

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights (wish it could've been more!) Mana island is an amazing place and unlike anything I've experienced before. It is very small which is great and only has 2 hostels and one resort on the island. Local Fijians live here which is lovely, there is a tiny school and church. The views are stunning, the islands...

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rtk1872, General Manager at Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. Wishing you all the best in your future travels. Thank you again for your stay with us.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort

Address: Mana Island | PO Box 2845 Nadi, 00000, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Mamanuca Islands > Mana Island
Price Range: $35 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ratu Kini's Backpackers and Dive Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Ask for Cottage accommodation if you want some privacy. Bring water or be prepared to boil water. Recycling is always best.”
 of 5 bubbles denisebF4297KT, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Dorms or Beach Cottages are really great”
 of 5 bubbles judy071, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Large Dorm Rooms have AC, individual huts do not”
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 of 5 bubbles 586kristap, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a Cabin/Bure on the beach if you can - ours opened on to a view of the beach each morning.”
 of 5 bubbles raysZ6405ZS, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If it's hot weather, make sure you get a room with air conditioning. Try as much as you can from the menu, all of the meals were fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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