The Matanivusi Surf Resort won the 2016 Traveller’s Choice award on Trip Advisor! And for good reason, from the phenomenal beauty of the place to the personalised service, gourmet cuisine and all the other high quality points, it simply cannot be beaten. This is a bucket list destination for ALL travellers not just the surf junkies.
Eco-friendly Fiji Resort
Nestled between the white sandy beach and a meandering creek, the Matanivusi Surf Resort has been developed to protect its amazing location. Enjoy the rich, unique environment at eco-friendly Matanivusi.
Matanivusi Surf Resort has been designed by award-winning architect Paul Uhlmann (www.pua.com.au), a surfer from the Gold Coast, Australia. Paul’s design has integrated the natural landscape with the living areas, making them a pleasure to stay in and only a few steps from the ocean.
Exclusive whole resort booking – Rally your friends and book the whole resort out. Only 12 people (or six couples) are required to take over. This will give you the luxury of surfing with just you and your mates. Why not choose to celebrate that special occasion in real style. Enquire for a whole resort price.
Getting there – Matanivusi Surf Resort is located on the Coral Coast in Fiji, just a short flight from the east coast of Australia. Once you arrive into Nadi, it’s just a two hour air-conditioned transfer to the resort, where big friendly smiles await your arrival.
The owners and developers, Brian and Donna McDonald, found this amazing piece of coastline on one of their surf trips to Fiji. Sitting around the kava bowl with Vunaniu village elders, they mentioned it would be a great place for a surf resort (there are two good right hand breaks on the reef fringing the turquoise waters of the lagoon). The natural forest to the white sandy beach line, the creek and the untouched beauty indicated that a responsible development philosophy was needed. The resort has been planned as an eco-resort, the principles being to make as little impact as possible during construction, implement best sustainable operating practices once open and integrate fully with the local Fijian villagers. Minimal clearing was done to allow for the main building and the six bures, which are sited just metres from the sandy beach. Using post and beam construction, there has been minimal disturbance to the area. The native vegetation along the beachfront has been maintained and new plantings help protect the beach from erosion and storm surges. There is also a natural rock platform that acts as a buffer to trap the sand on the beach. Rainwater is collected in tanks for use throughout the resort. Recycling programs ensure that all waste is sorted and disposed of through commercial contractors. Educational programs are also run in the local primary and secondary schools.
Surf all year
Fiji has two surf seasons. From April to October, the low pressure systems in the southern hemisphere produce consistent ground swells which can get up to 8 to 10 ft. The cyclone season from December to April is associated with shorter swells – this is when the local breaks fire up!
Surf Skill: Beginner / Intermediate
Season: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec