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Coral cool and energized sustainable-vibes can be found in the ebb and flow of Fiji’s Matanivusi Resort. Tucked away in the tantalizing hotspot close to the triage of Viti Levu, Sigatoka River and Suva, you are in prime position for surfing some of Fiji’s best waves. Built with the blessings of the elders, Matanivusi captures paradise on a high. Expect coconut palms, the bloom of exotic flowers, and days spent soaring down liquid mountains, immersed in yogi bliss, and listening to the calls of the jungle from beyond the coral reef.
Ideal for Couples and Families
Close proximity to surrounding surf breaks
Vunaniu, Viti Levu, Fiji
Wayfarers Atlas can make your journey to Matanivusi Resort as seamless as possible.
AIRPORT – Nadi Airport
TRANSFER – As soon as you touch down on the sweet-scented island of Fiji, we can arrange for a private pick-up to escort you on the two-hour drive along the coast to the Matanivusi Resort. Alternatively, those who feel like a road trip adventure to kickstart their stay in paradise can opt to rent a car and make the journey in their own time.
WEATHER – Dry Season – May to September
SURF SEASON – Waves Year Round – November to March is ideal for tradewinds
Fiji doesn’t fake her tropical nature; this sun-blasted island is as lush and languorous as they come. Expect summer temperatures to sit prettily around the thirty-degree mark – the perfect heat for days spent alternating between the hammock and the waves. During the wet season of December and April, the rains can lash down turning everything into a mirage of silver and green. The winter months can take on a sea blown chill during the evening, so a cashmere sweater should suffice.
“A vision that bloomed from the Kava bowl – Matanivusi echoes with eco-beats and bespoke breaks. Kick off your shoes, go barefoot and embrace a space blessed by the hand of nature"
All-inclusive Resort – no additional fee for surf transfers
Children 0-2 Stay Free
STOKE Certified – The World’s First Sustainable Surf Resort
Laundry and pressing service
The sustainable emphasis stretches beyond the buzzword of design and into the kitchen at the Matanivusi Resort. A warm and homely dining space invites casual cool suppers punctuated by the salty tang of the sea and slices of moonlight. Warm timber, surfboards adorning the walls, and a menu that utilizes the finest gifts from the land and the sea make for a delectable experience day after day. Fruits and vegetables bloom in the resorts own sustainable gardens and the local villages, and the yellowfin tuna arrives fresh off the boat.
Couples who are feeling the pull of romance at Matanivusi can lose themselves in the splendour of private dining on their own candlelit deck or opt to nibble and gaze into each other’s eyes beneath the branches of the giant banyan tree.
The freshwater pool is perfect for those afternoon plunges, but the star of the swimming show at Matanivusi has to be the enormous saltwater lagoon located within the barrier reef. There is nothing that will make you sigh in delight more than the pleasure of rolling out of bed and into the cool waters with your snorkel mask. Here, tropical fish waltz in an underwater dance to blur the senses. The cocktail bar overlooking the pool makes it easy to lose hours with something colourful and cold in hand. Timber walkways weave around the pool, restaurant and down to the water – inviting barefoot luxury around the clock.
The Matanivusi Resort understands that surf and yoga complement each other beautifully. Deep in the folds of the green jungle – the elevated yoga deck connects you back with the green glint of nature and keeps you close to those cooling sea breezes. Daily yoga classes cater to each and every ability and those interested in pursuing their own personal sojourn can go down the path of private lessons.
With a keen emphasis on barefoot luxury, surf culture and sustainable-sensitivity – Matanivusi marks itself out as an adult’s playground. While families and children are more than welcome, honeymooners, surf couples and those seeking serenity will find a blissful balance beneath the palms of this Fijian paradise. The absence of a dedicated kids club and an environment geared towards the age range of 12 years and above keeps the mood sophisticated without a hint of stuffiness.
Designed to blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings; Matanivusi is a vision of sustainable style. No more than six stunning ocean front homes sit only a stone’s throw away from the lyricism of the sea – tucked away between the creek and the splayed coconut palms. Gold Coast architect Paul Uhlmann carved out this tropical vision that draws on an abundance of natural light, glass, warm timbers, foliage and natural plantation shutters. To celebrate the importance of sustainability – the resort has been carefully thought out with specialist recycling, water and waste management.
Guests can feel clear in their conscience that during their time at the Matanivusi they are leaving barely a print in the sand. Guests should be sure to bring their own toiletries including shampoo as in-keeping with the commitment to being eco-conscious; Matanivusi doesn’t provide single use toiletries in their bathrooms. A hairdryers is available on request.
Those who adore the intimacy of a truly boutique resort will love the fact that Matanivusi is open to only a handful of guests. Each of the six beautiful bures comes with two rooms – each with their own ensuite. Rooms are swirled in creamy warm color tones; punctuated with paradise touches like billowing mosquito nets, kick back and relax chairs, and endless glass so you don’t lose sight of the ocean swell. Each home has its own wide-open deck for sundowner drinks or lazy post surf afternoons with a cold beer in hand.
Family friendly excursions
Learn to Surf Coaching Available
Complimentary cribs are on hand for sleepy Little Wayfarers, baby bath, high chair and car seat are also available on request.
Keep the mozzies at bay and be sure to pack you mosquito repellent.
Little Wayfarers will feel the spirit of Fijian freedom sink right into their soul at the Matanivusi Resort. From plummeting into waterfalls to snorkelling the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon and falling into a sweet slumber in the cool shade of your own beachfront home – this place is pure untethered play for children and adult alike.
Each of the six stunning properties is perfectly suited to families traveling with Little Wayfarers. Having two rooms to play with means that adults and children alike can make the most of their personal space. A king-sized bed or choice of two singles invites you to make your own family nest in the heart of paradise. Expansive decks offer space for the whole family to lounge and the beach is only a few steps from your own front door.
Even though there is no kids club to speak of, Little Wayfarers will find plenty of ways to stay entertained at the Matanivusi Resort. Stand up paddle-boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, and learning to surf will turn your small ones into lifelong ocean lovers. There are hikes to waterfalls, cultural exchanges, zip-lining and volleyball on the beach to help craft those magical family memories that are sure to last.
From splashing in the lagoon to taking a dip in the resort pool, Little Wayfarers are welcome to plunge into the azure hues of the Matanivusi Resort.
From cinnamon pancakes to start the day to delicious dinners beneath the stars – every effort is made to ensure Little Wayfarers discover the divine joy of mealtimes at Matanivusi. With a cooked breakfast, lingering lunch and three-course dinner included in the price, dining becomes another occasion to sit back and relax.
Get in touch with your local Travel Doctor for up to date health information, precautions and travel advice for your destination, including information regarding clean drinking water.
Basic Medical Supplies available.
For peace of mind, Wayfarers Atlas recommends travel insurance that includes medical evacuation. Let us organize this for you.
Mozzies can be found in paradise too.
Sustainable-Bliss – Eco-conscious living goes hand in hand with the surf lifestyle, and Matanivusi is making waves in the world of sustainability. Setting a fine example on Fiji, Minimal clearing to build the resort makes you feel as though you have been dropped in the jungle. Innovative water collection and recycling programs keep footprints to a minimum, and the resort also offers educational programs in the local schools.
Stunning Surf – Famed home of Cloudbreak and other Fijian wild and wonderful waves – the Matanivusi Resort is beautifully placed to grant access to the best breaks in the southern hemisphere. From long left handers on the Frigate Passage to the impeccable Fiji Pipe, JJ’s and Cloudbreak – boat rides drop you into breaks you have only ever dreamed possible.
Cultural Exchange – As the Matanivusi Resort was conceived and crafted under the blessing of the local elders, the relationship with the local community is strong. This ensures that guests have the chance to enjoy rare and authentic interactions with Fijian culture. From the kava ceremonies to attending Sunday service at church, plantation tours and kindergarten drop ins – go beyond the blue and delve deep into Fiji.
Amazing Activities – Making the most of the thick clad jungle and the depths of the ocean – the Matanivusi Resort goes one step beyond with their wild array of activities. Zip-lining through the canopy, snorkelling on the private reef, and sunset cruises are just the tip of the ice-berg. Of course, when the excitement gets too much, there is always a hammock and a cocktail waiting to rejuvenate the senses.
With the ocean as your own backyard, be sure to make the most of it. The water-based activities at Matanivusi include the usual suspects of stand-up paddleboard tours, diving, snorkelling and big game fishing. Yet, there are a few wild cards in the pack – shark diving and white-water rafting are not for the faint of heart.
Go on a guided tour up to Korolevu to witness the falling thunder of a hidden waterfall. Pushing through the natural fauna and flora of Fiji and visiting the local plantations and villages gifts you a rare insight into the natural splendour of these lands.
Surfing Cloudbreak should be on every surfer’s bucket list and at the Matanivusi Resort that dream can come true. If Cloudbreak is too heavy then the waters of Fiji boast epic hollow breaks to suit all different levels. Boat trips from the resort make far-flung spots accessible and surf lessons are available for those novices and groms who want to step it up a gear.
Start the day with sun salutations and end it with a downward dog. Yoga is a big deal at Matanivusi and the gorgeous yoga studio nestled among the palms is the perfect place to tap into your inner Zen. Daily classes come as standard but private programs can be arranged to beautifully balance your surfing soul.
Fiji’s finest breaks can be conquered for those experienced surfers looking to test their limits with are six major local breaks surrounding Matanivusi just a short boat ride away and world-class Frigates accessible on a day trip.
There is surf year round however there are two distinct surf seasons –
Matanivusi’s experienced guides schedule boat transfers around the conditions, morning and afternoon. Coaching can also be provided for those looking to learn to surf while at the resort.
Fiji Pipe: 10 minutes from the resort, this hollow left-hand barrel that is picture perfect on a good day and breaks well on 2-6 ft swells.
Frigates: Known as the Coral Coast’s version of Cloudbreak, this long, heavy left-hand barrel is world class, handling all sizes of swell.
JJ’s is a fast-hollow right-hander, Shifties with its guaranteed four footers when everywhere else is flat, and Vunaniu with its fun wedges.
Waves Year Round - November to March
Beginner to Advanced
No direct access to waves
Boat transfers to surrounding breaks
Coaching & Guiding