Fiji’s newest surf resort specifically built for discerning travellers who want surf, seclusion, service and satisfaction.
Surf the uncrowded reef breaks of Fiji’s Coral Coast while your partner and family relax in the comfort and luxury of the magical beachfront resort with fine food, finer cocktails and expansive resort facilities including a swimming pool.
Matanivusi is a boutique resort with the emphasis on their guests. Your hosts’, Brian and Donna, along with their amazing staff, will do everything possible to ensure you have the best surfing holiday possible.
This Eco Resort has been architecturally designed to blend unassumingly into the natural beauty of its surrounds and is set between a creek, lush rainforest and one of the perfect white sandy beaches that Fiji is famous for. The above-ground boardwalk guides you to your bure, which is situated only metres from the water’s edge.
The deluxe rooms have been designed for a relaxing tropical getaway with maximum use of glass and louvres and fans for guest to truly take in the Fiji’s atmosphere. These large and private rooms feature an ensuite with hot and cold water, king size bed or king singles, a sitting area and private deck.
The bures are such that with friends or family you can open the adjoining doors and socialise or they can be locked off for privacy– it’s up to you. The rooms can accommodate up to 2 adults and 1 child (king bed and one single).
Matanivusi prides itself on the quality of food and service. There is a fully stocked bar in the restaurant, which overlooks the swimming pool and out to the lagoon and surf breaks. The resort also holds the title of becoming the world’s first Stoked Certified surf resort for its dedication to sustainability.
Prices & Packages
|Room Type||Nights||Price (AUD)||Enquiry|
|Twin Share||7||$2,555||Enquire now|
All inclusive Resort Package:
- Minimum 3-night stay
- 3 meals per day
- 3-course evening dining
- Sunset snacks
- Complimentary tea and coffee all day
- Oceanfront accommodation with a private deck
- Outdoor infinity pool & Jacuzzi
- Onsite activities (see Activities)
- Access to off-site excursions including diving, waterfall hikes, trips to Suva, white water rafting and more.
- All-Inclusive Resort Package
- All surfing trips to local breaks and Frigates (20km offshore) with qualified surf guides (See Surf)
- Surfboard rentals (at additional cost)
- Surfing photos (at additional cost)
- This surfing package is recommended for intermediate to advanced surfers. If you are a beginner surfer or would like to learn to surf, we recommend booking the regular package and book the lessons separately.
- All-Inclusive Resort Package
- Complimentary bottle of champagne waiting in your room
- Private romantic dinner
What is NOT included in the packages?
- Airport Transfers, organised activities (please see activities tab) bar drinks and snacks, special coffees (espresso, lattes, and cappuccinos) laundry, massages, and staff gratuities.
Matanivusi has a supreme advantage over most Fijian surf resorts. While the waves of Vunanui Bay rival the best waves from most parts of the world, the seclusion and privacy mean you will be free to surf in near isolation.
You’ll also have access to waves such as Frigates Passage, which is a 45-minute boat ride away. The resort requires a minimum of three passengers to ride out to Frigates, but non-surfers are certainly invited to come along for the trip for a snorkel or swim.
Southerly fronts and low-pressure systems originating in the Tasman Sea result in great waves all year round, although the best time to visit is during the Island’s Dry Season (March-October), which regularly produces 8-12 feet swell. A pair of board shorts or bikini is all you’ll need to pack the year round as water temps rarely drop below 25 degrees Celsius.
J’s – Is a hollow, fast wave that breaks from 2’ to 6’. It’s best around the high tide with winds from NE to W. It needs some west in the swell to run down the reef.
Fiji Pipe – Is a hollow and sometimes heavy left hand reef break that breaks really good on 2-6 ft swells. The SE trade winds blow offshore all day here during winter and can create some epic barrel rides.
Frigates – Is definitely a world class left that can rival Cloud break for power, size and consistency. Because of the gradual tapering of the reef it can handle all swell sizes. The SE trade winds are offshore, so when the inside waves near Matanivusi are blown out there is always the consistent Frigates.
Because it’s out in the ocean, about 20 kilometers from Matanivusi, it picks up all swell. However some west in the swell can make it a bit dicey. It definitely makes the end section stand up! Frigates is accessed be a number of resorts and can get crowded. However, once the swell gets up over 10’ there is a drop in the numbers tackling the waves. A longer board is recommended to tackle the big drops and strong off shore winds.
Shifties – Has a deep water take off making the break a ‘not too threatening’ ride. This outside point of the Barrier Reef picks up all the swell and can be double the size of J’s and Vunaniu. It is powerful and thick. When everywhere else is flat you can almost guarantee a 4 foot wave at Shifties. Also it can be surfed at all tides. Again a wind of the north quadrant is needed.
Vunaniu – Is a short wedging right which has a bowl section at the end, usually smaller than other breaks. Good option for kids down on the inside at high tide. It does get good.
Learn to Surf –
$100 FJD for 2-hour session includes:
• Lessons with qualified coaches
• Beginner surfboard
• Surf safety book
Matanivusi Surf Resort has been designed by award winning Architect, Paul Uhlmann with the intention of integration of the natural landscape with the living area. Divided into individual “bures”, the accommodation offers a traditional, local flavour while still incorporating all the modern comforts.
Each bure features a king bed (or two king singles), an en-suite, there are large amounts of glass and louvres that allow the cool sea breezes to ventilate the units. Each bure boasts its own beautiful deck with views over the lush rainforest and beach making it an ideal location for families and couples looking for a little more to their surfing sojourn.
The accommodation bures are tucked between a creek at the rear of the building and coconut palms, exotic flowers and plants at the front, then the beach. If you are there at the right time you will be able to pluck a ripe paw paw from the tree near your bure. A large variety of fruit trees are scattered around the resort.
Things to Bring:
- Mosquito Repellent
- As Matanivusi is a sustainable resort, they do not offer packaged, one-time use bath products. The resort does supply bath soaps & towels, pool & boat towels as well as complimentary bottled Fiji Water in each room daily. Room service is provided daily.
Guests are encouraged to practice energy conservation and hair dryers are not provided. However, guests are welcome to bring their own to use at the resort.
Locally Sourced and Sustainable!
There is no end to delectable delights at Matanivusi – from sustainably caught local seafood to freshly prepared vegetable dishes, the chefs at the resort work tirelessly around the clock to ensure your stomach will never rumble. Accompanying the cuisine is a wide range of beverages, from tasty brewed cocktails to exotic fruit juices from the island’s plentiful coconut trees!
Matanivusi Fiji is worlds apart from other surf resorts but without the astronomical price tag. As the winter months firmly set in, set your sights on the lazy summer sun which shines all year round on Fiji’s Southern Coast, and arrange your tropical vacation today!
For those in the family who aren’t looking to surf, Matanivusi offers activities and facilities to keep the whole family busy, from yoga classes to a kid’s club at the resort’s expansive swimming pool.
The reefs surrounding the resort are renowned for their exotic wildlife, and snorkels are provided for you to experience first-hand! If you are keen to get even closer to these aquatic specimens, Dive Master Don is on hand to provide PADI certification and escort keen divers right into the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
Sunset cruises depart the resort frequently, as do sight-seeing tours into the lush greenery. If you want to get a taste of local culture, you can partake in a traditional kava ceremony, visit the local market, or walk around the nearby kindergarten – all included free of charge with your stay!
Thanks to the diversity of activities on offer and the quality of the facilities, Matanivusi Surf Resort is suitable for all kinds of travellers – adventurous surfers, honeymooning couples, large families with active kids… there truly is something for everyone! Other activities:
- Table Tennis
Additional Charges Apply:
- Massage & Beauty Treatments
- Zip Lining
- All Terrain Vehicle Tours
- Island Hopping
- no extra charge
- Village Kindergarten Visit
- Plantation Walks
- Kava Ceremony
- Sunday church service at the village
Additional Charges Apply:
- Local sporting events (except in village)
- Visit to city of Suva
- no extra charge
- Guided snorkelling tours
- Guided SUP tours
- Local fishing
Additional Charges Apply:
- Scuba Diving
- Shark Dive (must do!!)
- Waterfall swim & hike
- White Water Rafting
- Game Fishing
- Sigatoka River Jet boat
- Navua River Eco Adventure
Matanivusi Eco Resort holds the title of the World’s First Stoked Certified surf resort.
Before building the resort, Matanivusi’s owners, Brian and Donna had an Environmental Impact Study conducted for the property and discussed these findings and their plans for development with the local community before starting construction. Each bure was built around the existing vegetation with minimal clearing to allow for the raised buildings and pathways to be installed a metre above ground level. The native vegetation along the beachfront has been maintained and new plantings protect the beach from any erosion and rising storm surges.
All food is sourced sustainably and staff are also employed from nearby villages and paid well. It’s this consciousness of the local environment and economy that makes Matanivusi a pleasure for both guests and locals to visit and work for.
Matanivusi set’s a benchmark for similar surf resorts, boats and the entire surf-travel industry that promotes surfers leaving behind nothing but footprints and giving back to the communities that provide them with such enjoyment both in and out of the water.
Getting There – Transfers:
Matanivusi can provide direct transfers in an air-conditioned 15 or 12 seater van. You will be met at the airport arrivals lounge and brought you directly to Matanivusi.
Return transfers are $230 per couple and $30 per person after that.