We selected Matanivusi as a compromise between a hardcore surf trip for the boys and i and a family vacation where my wife could enjoy herself as well. What a great choice. We travelled with another family and found the other 3 bures occupied by families the same as our own, . One or two surfers and a surf widow with perhaps a couple of surf orphans, we quickly all became friends. Whilst the perfect uncrowded waves ensured all of our surfing expectations were met, the widows were entertained every day by Kevu and the rest of the staff with village tours, waterfall trips, jungle walks and snorkelling trips. Of course there was also plenty of time for just laying by the pool with a book.
If you want a big resort with private dining, nighttime entertainment, day spas and every minute organised for you, then Matanivusi is probably not what you want. But if you enjoy the feeling of just staying at a mates place with 10 friends, dining, surfing and ejoying each others company, then you will have the time of your life. Brian and Donna were just fantastic and nothing was ever too much trouble.
We enjoyed clean surf between 2 and 8 ft at Pipes, Jays, Shifties and Frigates. Out of 10 days in the surf, i would rate 8 as some of the best days surfing i have ever had. My 12 and 15 year old sons had no problems at all and rated it the best trip of their lives.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Matanivusi Beach Eco Resort is Fiji's premier eco resort in an amazing secluded location on the Coral Coast. The architecturally designed resort has only 12 beachfront deluxe king sized rooms with bathroom ensuites, all just metres from the picture perfect lagoon and fringing reef. You wont find a more perfect place to relax or be as active as you wish with surfing, yoga, SUP and snorkelling all on offer in this pristine environment. Matanivusi was the world's first STOKECertified "sustainable" surf resort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Matanivusi Surf Hotel Vunaniu