Matanivusi, Fiji's newest surf resort. An Eco-Friendly Resort for surfers, families and friends that welcomes you to come and experience the peaceful surrounds and environment of this small piece of paradise.
Surrender yourself to paradise at Matanivusi Surf Resort Fiji, specifically built for discerning travelers who want surf, seclusion, good service and satisfaction. Surf Fiji reef breaks while your partner/ family relax in the comfort and luxury of the beachfront resort with fine food, and resort facilities including a swimming pool and spa. Matanivusi Surf Resort Fiji is the ideal getaway with some of the best surf in Fiji just across the lagoon from the resort.
Nestled between the white sandy beaches and a meandering creek, the resort has been developed to protect its amazing location. Enjoy the rich unique environment at the worlds 1st certified "Sustainable Surf Resort". Matanivusi Surf Resort is situated on the Coral Coast on the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu. This idealic place is the perfect recipe for when you want to get away from it all to relax, recoup and recharge.
Matanivusi Surf Resort is 3 km from the village of Vunaniu. Suva, the main business centre and capital, is a 1hr 30 min drive to the east from Matanivusi Surf Resort and Nadi International Airport is a pleasant two hour drive, passing through sugar farms, Sigatoka Town on the river and Fijian villages along the spectacular Coral Coast where the highway hugs the shoreline revealing picturesque bays and reefs.
The Australian owners and developers, Brian & Donna McDonald, found this amazing piece of coastline some 15 years ago. Around the kava bowl with Vunaniu Village Elders they mentioned it would be a great place for a surf resort. There were 2 good right hand breaks on the outer reefs that fringed around turquoise waters of a lagoon. The area also boasted a creek and a natural forest edging down to the white sandy beach. The raw natural beauty of the area indicated that a responsible development philosophy was needed, as such the resort has been planned as an eco-friendly resort. The principles being to make as little impact as possible during construction, implement best sustainable operating practices and ensure integration with the local Fijian villagers.
As a result of their philosophy and hard work, Matanivusi is the first Resort in the world to be certified “Sustainable Surf Resort” by STOKE Certified, an offshoot of the Centre for Surf Research based at San Diego State University. A rigorous analysis of 142 standards were completed including environment, social, economic and cultural.
Minimal clearing was done to allow for the main building and the 6 duplex style bures (12 rooms). Situated just metres from the sandy beach the buildings are a metre above ground level. 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 will protect the beach from any erosion & rising storm surges. There is also a natural rock platform that acts as a buffer to trap the sand on the beach and this adds to the already natural surrounds.
The resort utilises the natural water resources on offer and thus in place is an important strategy for water conservation. The resort collects rainwater in tanks for as much use throughout its property as possible. Recycling programmes are in place to ensure that all waste is sorted and disposed of through commercial contractors. A solar generated energy system has been installed to produce the power to the resort and neighbouring Fijian homes.
Matanivusi Resort is also involved with Educational programmes for the local primary and secondary schools. This is a work in progress and are being worked on constantly to ensure a long term benefit to the community.
Most of the resort staff come from the village and are very happy to invite you to their village homes for a kava session. If you do go to the village, be warned that there are some cultural traditions that must be observed. Resort staff will be only too happy to explain traditions and cultures to you.
A yoga/function centre will be completed by the end of may 2015 which is perfect for weddings, special functions and small meetings. Yoga under the amazing Banyan Tree is an experience in itself.
If you are after a place to stay which offers something different or for that special occasion, Matanivusi Resort is ideal. Ask us about booking the whole Resort Exclusively and enjoy the features of Matanivusi solely for you and your friends. Invite up to a maximum 24 guests at any one time or just a few close friends, the resort will be yours to do as you feel.
Matanivusi Eco Surf Resort is open all year. However, the surf season for the Fiji is generally considered to be between April and October.
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Matanivusi Surf Resort has been designed by award winning Architect, Paul Uhlmann a surfer from the Gold Coast, Australia. The accommodation has been designed to achieve the integration of the natural landscape with the living area. There are large amounts of glass and louvres that allow the cool sea breezes to ventilate the units. Ceiling fans, ensuite bathrooms and a large deck area are features that make the simple designs a pleasure to stay in whilst only a few steps from the ocean.
The 6 duplex style bures are nestled amongst coconut palms, exotic flowers and plants. All bures face the ocean and have private balconies, each with stairs giving access to the beach.
The bure's are divided into 2 stunningly separate accommodation areas each with their own ensuite. The rooms are tastefully furnished with a king size bed (or 2 king singles), mosquito net for that tropical feel, a coffee table and relaxing chairs. All rooms are screened. The large deck and vast expanses of glass gives each unit breathtaking views of the beach and rainforest, even from the toilet!
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. Cruise around the resort on the above ground walkways from your bure to the restaurant/games area or walk a few steps to your beach lounging area.
The resort also offers surf transfers to all the local breaks and Frigates. When not surfing go SUPing, Kayaking, fishing or snorkelling around these pristine waters.
All meals are included as part of the daily rate. Enjoy traditional Fiji dishes with a mixture of western cuisines. Plenty of fresh seafood, tropical fruits and some imported meats and chickens make up the daily menu. Meals are healthy and are prepared with the idea of supplying all the energy anyone will need to enjoy a full day of activities. Tea and coffee areavailable all day. Special diets can be catered to.
Being a surf resort, the main activity is surfing, but you will also be able to participate in the following:
Activities arranged outside of the resort at a cost include:
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