Backpacking Fiji Style

Searching for an interactive and affordable eco-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 travellers 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 experts. An informative marine talk is held prior to the dive where Kuata’s resident shark experts will  more than happy to answer any questions you may have about these awe inspiring creLearning how to diveatures.

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 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 resident botanist can tell you about our natural fauna.


The dorms here are fuss free and super clean. The deluxe dorm sleeps six and is just metres from the sea. You’ll probably have to pinch yourself to know the view is real! The standard dorm is similar to the deluxe but sleeps 8- an ideal island location at an affordable price.


From our bures structures 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 which departs the mainland at Denarau harbour 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.


  • Interested in stopping by? Complete your backpacking Fiji experience by spending the day at Kuata  Explore
  • Book a beach dorm for a group or check out our romantic Queen En-suite Explore
  • Explore the Island, dive with sharks or go kayaking! Explore