Peloton heads out over the reef in Ocean Swims Stadium, Mana Island, Fiji
Tackle that longer distance at last. Maybe.
Tuesday, Oct 23-Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
The Mana Fiji SwimFest is fast becoming the go-to event for swimmers wanting to combine a tropical island break with some of the most beautiful swimming water in the world, and for those wanting to have a go at a longer distance. You can use the 10km Solo event as a qualifier for Rottnest Island in February 2019. If you want, you could rack up 16km over the two days of swims, or you could just do 1km. It's up to you.
oceanswimsafaris.com has an exclusive relationship with Mana Island Resort: We act as consultants to Mana Island on this event, and we handle all overseas bookings for them.
Mana Island Resort has come up with a special offer to swimmers who book through us - 20 per cent off wholesale rates and receive a 30-minute Spa Treatment at the Mana Spa (Swimmers only). Rates are a bit different from earlier years because Mana Island Resort has adopted a new pricing policy in 2018 that includes all meals (see below for more details). That means, you need not face any more expense for your meals above these room rates.
Booking through oceanswimsafaris.com also brings you other benefits not available to other swimmers. See below.
The best place to swim
Of all the resort islands in the Mamanuca group, Mana Island is the best for ocean swimming. It's closer to the outer reef, so the water is that much clearer, the reef that much more stunning. And the island's shape and orientation -- long, stretching east-west -- means that, whatever the weather, there is pretty well always at least one side of the island that's just right for swimming.
This year, the Mana Fiji SwimFest offers its 10km swim on Thursday, October 25, and swims of 5km, 2.5km, and 1km on Saturday, October 27. Core dates are Tuesday, October 23, through Sunday, October 28.
Punters line up for the Mana 10km, giving the customary oceanswimmers' salute to inspire them on their way.
Packages 2018 - oceanswimsafaris deal
|Mana Fiji SwimFest
October 23-28, 2018 (5 nts)
|Accommodation + All meals * + Airport transfers
by South Sea Cruises, Swimmer package (1 swim),
30 min spa (for swimmers), 20% discount
|Mana Island Resort||Per Person twin/double share|
|Ocean View Room||$A1,900|
|Deluxe Ocean View Bure||$A2,078|
|Ocean View Room||$A3,037|
|Deluxe Ocean View Bure||$A3,394|
Longer or shorter stays, transfer options, swim events, U17, non-swimmers' options available.
Click on the room standard options above for more information about each. Be aware, to gain access to the Ocean Swimmers' Deal, you must make your bookings through oceanswimsafaris.com.
Our base travel package per person for the Mana Fiji SwimFest is -
- 5 nights Mana Island Resort
- All meals on Mana*
- Swim entry (1 swim), including swim cap, event t-shirt, Welcome cocktails, awards lunch
- 30-minute spa treatment at the Mana Day Spa (Swim entrants only)
- Return transfers, Nadi Airport-Mana Island by South Sea Cruises
Mana has a range of restaurants offering different styles of meals. In 2018, Mana Island Resort has adopted a new pricing policy that includes all meals during your stay at most of its restaurants. Included meals can be taken at Mamanuca Buffet, Mamanuca Bistro (Café), South Beach Restaurant, and Kura Spa Cuisine. Credit at Nasu Teppan-yaki and Latitude.
Base package transfers are by bus and scheduled ferry. Transfers can also be arranged by speedboat or sea plane at different costs. Please enquire.
To avoid an overnight stop in Nadi and to secure the cheapest transfer option (regular ferry) to and from Mana Island, you should choose flights that get you into Nadi before 1pm and, on return, that depart Nadi after 2:30pm. If you travel outside these times on peak travel days (Tuesday, October 23 and Sunday, October 28), we may be able to arrange special transfers at comparable cost (depending on demand).
Note that oceanswimsafaris.com/oceanswims.com are tour operators and we handle all your land arrangements. We do not book airfares for you. We are happy to advise on flights, however. See advice on airfares immediately below.
A start on Mana's North Beach. The atmosphere on Mana inspires swimmers to start with verve.
If you book your Mana Fiji accommodation through oceanswimsafaris.com/oceanswims.com, then your swim entry package will be included with your accommodation package with one swim on either Thursday or Saturday, at a discount to separate online entry fees.
If you make your own accommodation arrangements, you still need to take the swim entry online through oceanswims.com... Coming soon
Be aware, if you choose to stay with other accommodation providers on Mana Island, it will not be possible to take part in these swims.
10km - Swim Escorts & Feeds
Mana Island Resort provides a swimmer escort crew that patrols the course on kayaks and in motorised craft and escorts swimmers as necessary. Note that it is not possible to have private escorts accompany individual swimmers. No craft are allowed on the swim course apart from official crew. There is a feeding station provided offering fruit and water, but it will not be possible to have private feeds left on this station. Swimmers who wish to take their own feeds should carry them with them.
This is what you see if you dive down deeply and hold on to an anchor rope as swimmers come back in over the reef.
Separate online entry
If you arrange your travel package through oceanswimsafaris.com, you do not need to enter these events separately. Your entry is included in your package. If you choose to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements, it is possible to enter these events separately through oceanswims.com... Coming soon, but note that entry fees will be higher than those included in the packages offered here.
Enquiries and bookings
oceanswimsafaris.com/oceanswims.com are your tour operators handling all your bookings on both Mana Island and in the Yasawas.
When you wish to make enquiries, please first lodge an Enquiry Form to give us basic information to allow us to advise you accurately... Click here
When you're ready to book, please first check terms and conditions... Click here
When you've checked our Terms and Conditions, you will be ready to lodge your Booking Form... Click here
With enquiries... Click here