Ratu Kini Backpackers & Dive Resort

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On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand

Overview of Ratu Kini Backpackers & Dive Resort

Ratu Kini Backpackers & Dive Resort

2.0 star property
Mana Island beachfront hostel with spa and restaurant

7.1/10 Good

16 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Bar
Mana Island, Mana Island
Main amenities
  • 17 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Breakfast available
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

Getting around

  • Mana (MNF) - 0.5 miles/0.8 km
  • Malololailai (PTF) - 9 miles/14.5 km
  • Nadi Intl. Airport (NAN) - 23.2 miles/37.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Ratu Kini Backpackers & Dive Resort

Ratu Kini Backpackers & Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with massages, facials, or body treatments. Other features include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11:30 AM - 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via airplane or boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Conference space


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 2004
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Full-service spa

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hostel's full-service spa, Ratu Kini Spa. Services include facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures.


Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for FJD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Ratu Kini Backpackers Dive Resort Mana Island
Ratu Kini Backpackers Dive Resort
Ratu Kini Backpackers Dive Mana Island
Ratu Kini Backpackers Dive
Ratu Kini`s Backpackers And Dive Hotel Mana Island
Ratu Kini Backpackers & Dive Resort Mana Island

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Get solo girl stay
This was by far the best part of my trip, staying here. The food was great, the hostel rooms were clean and comfortable. The 5 bedroom door had great air con to keep it cool at night. Lots of local trips close by. Would go back :)
Katie, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

the diving is great, the island beautiful, yiu pay for being there. we stayed 5 days and it was ok
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Great Location
We went back to Mana to relive our past experiences of the great snorkelling from the beaches... and while the coral has been decimated (from hurricanes), it is regenerating and the snorkelling is still pretty good
John, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

4-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Ups and downs but overall I couldn't be happier
I'll start with the good: The staff: The staff at the resort are incredible. And that's a major understatement. They go out of their way to learn your name and say hello. In all staff are incredible. The dive team: I came as an inexperienced diver (10 dives) and left with 12 more dives and felt like I was a much better diver afterwards. Fletch, Krysta, and Lexi are very kind, very knowledgable, and extremely genuine people. I could not have asked for a better group to learn from. I would recommend this hostel solely based on those 3. The bad: I stayed in a 5 bed dormitory and I didn't expect much considering I'd be on an island for 7 days. The room was actually quite decent, with a/c. However, the bathrooms were not maintained. The bathroom door didn't close properly, the shower heads had hardly any pressure or really much water coming out at all, making it difficult to shower after diving. The cleanliness was the other issue. Nearly everyday we had to ask for toilet paper rolls. And I was unfortunate enough to have left with bed bug bites all over my body. This easily could have been from another traveler bringing them into the room as I had not gotten bitten until the last 2 nights of my stay there, but it was quite annoying and I had 2 sleepless nights. Other than the rooms, the rest of the hostel was clean and nice to stay in though. And I had only heard of one other person having bed bug issues. Overall: I have to recommend this place simply for the hospitality.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Great cheap backpackers on a magnificent island
Loved this place. We enjoyed the setting, the people, the interaction with the village, the food. Didn't expect no hot water but that was fine.
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice Bure by the beach
Our family of two adults and three kids (7, 5, 3) had such a great time at Ratu Kini. Our kids played with the local kids at the school next door to our bure every day when school was out at 3pm. Such a memorable holiday. Its not your typical over priced resort. Its also not for everyone. But if you like getting back to basics and getting to know some fabulous Fijian people, then I reccomend Ratu Kini. Everyone at Ratu Kini treated us as friends right from the first moment. Our kids were a major focus of their attention, which obviously the kids loved. Its a very relaxed atmosphere, more so than other resorts teeming with people. Will we go back. Absolutely. Cant wait.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

We loved our time at Ratu Kini
The staff were fantastic , especially with the children. The meals pretty good. Activities were great, we got to go to Castaway Island and the coral island when the tide was too low to snorkel at Mana. Had a school visit and entertainment everynight. Our bure was in the village - it was comfortable and clean. We were sad to leave and will go back for sure.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

A shocking experience
I arrived there to be told most of the island is closed 95% at least is off limits, due to the filming of American survivor. There were security guards everywhere no allowing guests access to anywhere. There was only a small strip of beach available to use, I felt trapped like I was imprisioned. The first day if rained with heavy winds there was nothing to do in these circumstances. I emailed ahead with photocopy of my passport as per website to obtain a vodaphone sim card. I got my card paid for it then it didn't work as it has been registers to someone else. I stood for two hours at reception eventually in tears trying to sort this out, they reception staff were not interested I felt like I was a problem to them. I needed a SIM card as I have a health condition and needed to make calls if necessary. They were trying to contact the resort director in the main land for instruction who again did not seem interested in helping only taking my money. Not a great start to my holiday. The food was bad mostly fried rubbish very little fresh fruit or vegetables and very expensive, $5.00 fir a bottle of water and as the water is not drinkable there there were no other choices as to where we could eat or drink. They said they run trips each day but there speed boars were both out if action due to engine failure. The few short trips I did go on the boat engine gave out, I one case we were trapped in the blasing sun for a hour+. There is more I could say if I had room to wright more.
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Thank you Ratu
I was just island hopping and stayed here for one night. It was great to be with local staff who were friendly and laid back. I took a paddle board around the island and was out for a lot longer than intended / than I paid for --- they were very relaxed about it. Good people here.
Verified Hotels.com guest review