Fiji Ocean Swim Festival

Where: Mana Island, ,
When: In October.
Fiji sea view - CarniFest Online Photo © All Rights Reserved
Fiji sea view
CarniFest Online Photo © All Rights Reserved

Magical Mana Island, in Fiji’s beautiful Mamanuca (Ma-ma-nootha) group of islands just west of Fiji’s main international airport, at Nadi, is the setting for this three-day ocean swimming festival, which combines social functions with swims over 500 meters, 1km, and 3km.

Mana Island offers the idyllic Pacific island setting — warm, clear waters, pristine reefs, and colourful tropical fish and coral, against a backdrop of blue ocean and the jagged peaks of distant islands.

The Mana Fiji SwimFest kicks off with social functions followed by two days of swimming over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, there are three distances of offer — 500m for novice and the youngest swimmers, 1km, and 3km along Mana’s beautiful North Beach reef.

Then, on Sunday, for the more adventurous ocean swimmers, there is a 10km swim which starts on Mana’s South Beach, rounds the island’s western beaches, then heads to Mana Nusa sand cay, to the east of Mana, before returning to finish at Swim HQ on the island’s North Beach.

Mana Island offers a variety of accommodation options, restaurants, bars and great beaches and a wide range of other activities and facilities to meet pretty well any need.

Get to Mana via regular ferry or speed boat transfers or by helicopter charter.

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Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Event links:
Contact details:
Paul McCoy Pacific Ocean Swim.
P.O. Box 1703 Nadi,
Fiji islands
Phone: +679 6702320 / 3317823
Fax: +679 6702419
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Suva
Currency:
Fijian dollar (FJD)
Voltage and Frequency:
240V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+679
Time Zone:
UTC+12
Language:
English (official), Fijian, Hindustani.
Location:
Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Head Office of Tourism Fiji Suite 107, Colonial Plaza, Namaka, Nadi PO Box 9217, Nadi Airport, Fiji Islands Tel: (679) 672 2433 Fax: (679) 672 0141
Climate:
Tropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variation.
Fiji background and overview
Fiji became independent in 1970, after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987, caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji, led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
65
Longitude:
177.098631°
Latitude:
-17.672779°

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