Independent review of Ratu Kini Backpackers in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji

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Ratu Kini Backpackers Fiji is located on a long stretch of sandy beach on Mana Island in the heart of the Mamanuca Islands. With dorms and rooms, a restaurant overlooking the beach, scuba diving and island tours, this lively backpacker accommodation is a good choice for those looking for sun and sand. Its also easy to get to from Nadi with direct transfers from Wailoaloa Beach or fast catamarans from Port Denarau.

Recommended For:
  • Backpackers & Budget Couples
  • Beach Lovers
  • Island Atmosphere
Quick Facts
  • 12 Rooms + Dorm
  • Small Island - Beachfront Location
  • Restaurant & Bar

Ratu Kini Backpackers Room Details & Rates

Room Category
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Sleeps
(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Garden Dorm 17a F$ 35 pp
Beachfront Air-con Dorm 5a F$ 65 pp
Double Room 2 F$ 160
Family Room 2a+2c F$ 200
Family Beachfront Cottage 2 2a+2c or 3 F$ 230
2-Unit Beachfront Cottage 3 2a+2c or 3 F$ 230
King Beachfront Cottage 1 2a+2c or 3 F$ 250

Ratu Kini Backpackers Information & Facts

  • Hotel Setting:Beach Front on a Mana Island in the Mid Mamanuca Islands
  • Getting There:   1 hour 30 mins by road / boat from Nadi Airport
  • Unique Qualities:   Backpacker resort, lovely beach and lagoon, lots of activities
  • Ideal for:   Singles, Budget Travellers, Couples
  • Hotel Features:   40 dorm beds, 12 private rooms, four beach cottages
  • Dining:    Restaurant & snack bar - no independent restaurants nearby
  • Children Policy:    All ages welcome
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Walking trails, village visit
  • The Beach:    Excellent - white sand on both sides of island , backed by coconut palms
  • The Ocean:    Good for swimming, sandy bottom but seaweed
  • Snorkelling:    Excellent, offshore from north beach, average off south beach
  • Other Activities:    Diving, Kayaks, Catamarans, Island trips

Room Information

The four beachfront cottages are located beside the main restaurant and although not directly on the beachfront (there's a sandy path running between the cottages and the line of coconut trees shielding the beach), these cottages have a really pleasant ambience. The cottages are basic in interior furnishings but all have air-con and an en-suite bathroom. Cottage 1 has a king size bed, Cottage 2 is a good choice for families whilst Cottage 3 has 2 adjoining units making it ideal for couples wanting a separate lounge are

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