Snorkelling in Fiji
Snorkelling is an activity almost everybody can enjoy. Mantaray Island has the best snorkelling in Fiji literally ten metres from the shoreline. And we’re not kidding. We might be a bit biased, we think we have the best island in Fiji for off the beach snorkelling hands down!
Does Fiji have excellent snorkelling you ask?
Fiji is known as the soft coral capital of the world and with good reason. It is made up of over 330 islands surrounded by stunning turquoise waters. In Fiji’s waters, columns of coral seem to erupt from the depths, stretching their colourful limbs toward the surface. It’s a snorkelling mecca.
Why Mantaray Island has the Best Snorkelling in Fiji?
With so many islands and so much to see, it can be hard to pick where to start. Fortunately, Mantaray Island Resort is here to make it easy by proudly claiming the “Best snorkelling in Fiji”.
The marine life really knows how to put on a show! Our beautiful reefs are totally encompassed in a vivid rainbow of soft and hard corals. Add to that swirling clouds of bright blue anthias and the glistening of green and purple parrotfish. And that’s simply the appetiser as you first enter the water.
Then the real fun begins. Search the crevices of the coral for the elusive mantis shrimp or the quirky pipefish. Discover a family of clownfish nestled in the safety of their anemone.
What makes snorkelling at Mantaray Island Resort so unique?
We have more marine biodiversity per square meter than any other known reef in Fiji. This means that you can see an incredible array of different marine species in a small space.
The reef has been a voluntary marine reserve since 2003 and a formally gazetted marine reserve since late 2012. This means there’s been no fishing in the Mantaray Island reserve for more 17 years now. As you canimagine, a tropical marine environment that has been nurtured for an extended period really begins to flourish.
Mantaray Island Resort is the proud home to thousands of marine species. With resident morays, sharks, octopus, stingray, seahorses, pipefish and many more.
Enter the reef directly in front of the resort to see flourishing coral and countless species of fish.
We ask that you don’t walk on any exposed reef during low tide. Please ask our Activities Staff to show you where to enter the water if you wish to swim at this time.
What can I expect to see?
Home of So Many Marine Species
Gosh, where do I start? Brightly colour blue starfish will be one of the first things you’ll see.
These reefs are home to starfish, anemones, manta rays, reef sharks, morays, butterflyfish and so much more! Plunging your face beneath the surface of these warm waters, you’re bound to forget the world above sea level for a few moments.
If you’re fortunate, you’ll see our resident octopus.
What’s the best time for snorkelling in Fiji?
Unlike other adventure activities, the great news is there’s no bad time for snorkelling in Fiji. There’s no seasons or times of the year that are better than others. A gentle breeze or rain shower won’t stop you, our guests snorkel year-round.
The best time for snorkelling in Fiji is NOW.
What’s the best time of day?
We think the best time of day for snorkelling combines high tide with a high sun. So if the tide is high just before or after lunch during your stay, you’re in luck. This will be the best conditions for snorkelling.
Early morning snorkelling can be great too. Many fish species are quite active at this time.
We recommend making the most of your snorkelling time during your stay by trying a variety of different times throughout the day based around a mid to high tide.
Never gone snorkelling before?
You must add a guided snorkel trip with our team to your must-do list. Don’t worry if you’re new and have no clue where to start, our team will make you feel comfortable in no time.
If you are looking for the best place to stay in Fiji for snorkelling and want a genuinely jaw-dropping experience, come to Mantaray Island Resort.