Backpacking Fiji Style

Searching for an interactive and affordable resort in the Yasawa Islands? Great, best make Barefoot Kuata Island your first port of call. Our tropical oasis is a private island that caters to international backpackers from all walks of life.


The most popular activity for travelers is the “Awakening Shark Dive”, an underwater adventure like no other that must be seen to be believed.  Available for divers of all abilities, the shark dive has introductory SSI courses for beginners where you can  rest assure you’re in the hands of certified dive instructors. An informative marine talk is held prior to the dive where Barefoot Kuata resident shark experts will  more than happy to answer any questions you may have about these awe inspiring creatures.

The day trip shark snorkel is also a winner. Here you will encounter a kaleidoscope of colours, tropical fish, vibrant corals and the placid by nature black and white tip reef sharks. Note: dive and snorkel gear is inclusive in the daily resort package.

Hiking to Kuata Islands volcanic like summits is a breathtaking journey and a fantastic photo opportunity. Be sure to take a break from the sea to visit our lush, tropical gardens where our will tell you about our natural fauna.


The dorms here are fuss free and super clean. The Sunrise Beach Dorm sleeps six and is just metres from the sea. You’ll probably have to pinch yourself to know the view is real!  An ideal island location at an affordable price.


From our bures to our welcoming Fijian staff, culture is evident throughout the resort. Food too pays homage to Fijian flavours combined with modern dishes.

Getting here is a simple boat transfer via the Yasawa Flyer operated daily by Awesome Adventures Fiji which departs the mainland at Denarau Marina daily. Do visit us and discover what makes our resort so special for lovers of adventure. A barefoot paradise awaits those who truly seek an immersive Fijian vacation experience.

Want to discover more:

  • Complete your backpacking Fiji experience by spending the day at Kuata  Explore
  • Book a beach dorm for a group or check out our romantic Seaview Bures
  • Explore the Island, dive with sharks or go kayaking! Explore
Check out our rooms and rates here