A dream come true! Every aspect of our trip was wonderful at Matanivusi. The resort is very intimate and primarily caters to surfing on local reef breaks or a bit further our at Frigates. The local boat drivers take great care of their guests. You basically just need to decide each day whether you'd like to go on a surf trip, scuba, snorkel, kayak, etc and the rest is sorted for you. My friends and I paddle boarded every day for about two weeks - the boards (and kayaks) are right on the beach and the lagoon is very easy to launch the boards. You can also snorkel in the lagoon when the tide is high.
The owners organized a scuba recertification for me with two wonderful instructors who took me on four dives, and we were able to get my PADI certification completed! :-) On our dives, we saw white tip sharks, a huge eagle ray, a big turtle, lobster, two nudibranchs mating (sorry you two!) and spectacular coral and brilliant fish. If you love scuba and snorkel you'll be impressed here, inside or outside the reef.
The charms of Matanivusi can be credited to the scenery and the ocean in part, but the real players are the owners and the staff. Fijians from the nearby village take care of much of the duties at Matanivusi, with a skilled kitchen staff as well. Really great people to spend time with at one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the world. We left feeling that we'd met new life ling friends.
The masseuse who comes to your room is so awesome as a person and you'll be guaranteed a great massage! (I had two, heehee)
Some guests went on excursions, such as a waterfall or into Suva town. My friends and I were so comfortable at Matanivusi either out in the water or lounging by the pool that we stayed on site for two weeks and even then didn't want to leave!!
Thank You Matanivusi!!!
- Also Known As:
- Matanivusi Surf Hotel Vunaniu
- Matanivusi Surf Resort Fiji/Viti Levu