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Matanivusi Surf Resort

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was our 3rd time to the coral coast of Fiji and our 2nd stay at Matanivusi. My partner and I have stayed at many "surf catered" resorts around the world, and no other compares. Matanivusi actually caters to all levels of surfers, including advanced. On day 1, you will feel like a Fijian local, taken to the best...

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Matanivusi, Owner at Matanivusi Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all the lovely words Steph. It was great to see you both again and to meet Steven. Glad you got some epic surf days too....and photos of it! Love to have you back again soon and catch up properly.

Canberra
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Loved it here. Amazing food, drinks and rooms. Regular boats to the breaks and the staff worked really hard to make sure we had the best waves and the best time. Really enjoyed and definitely keen to return!

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Matanivusi, Owner at Matanivusi Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks James. Glad you loved it and just let us know when you're coming back! We'd love to have you again!

Menlo Park, California
Reviewed January 22, 2017

My friend and I wanted to go on a surf trip, and based on the TripAdvisor reviews we picked Matanivusi. I'm so, so happy we did because this was by far the best vacation I've ever taken. We went in mid-January, which is the "off season" for this part of the world. Off season is a bit of a misnomer,...

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Matanivusi, Owner at Matanivusi Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much guys. It was a pleasure to be able to give you a great surf trip - that's our aim for all our guests. I hope we see you again sometime soon.

Ipswich, Australia
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful surrounds with charming staff and helpful hosts. The charm of this resort is its intimacy as it has only 12 suites and all on th beach. Ages of guests when I holidayed with my family were between 6 months and 87 years. We all loved the friendly atmosphere and joined in the activities offered free of...

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Matanivusi, Owner at Matanivusi Surf Resort, responded to this review

It was certainly a pleasure having you and your family here Beryl. Thanks so much for choosing Matanivusi and I also will keep wonderful memories of your trip.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Nothing was too much trouble to organise during our stay. We had staff shimming up a coconut palm to entertain us and deliver fresh coconut milk to our door. Yoga was offered twice daily & was a highlight within this beautiful and tranquil environment. The accommodation was well designed - all with private balconies overlooking the sea. Thanks for a...

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Matanivusi, Owner at Matanivusi Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Cathy. It really was a pleasure having you here. Hopefully we'll be able to host you again one day.

Reviewed January 17, 2017

We have just returned from a seven night stay at the enigmatic Mantanivusi Surf Resort and found it very hard to disengage from the hypnotic lull of the ocean and the warm hospitality offered by the staff and board our flights to go home. My boys are 12 and 9 and my husband is a keen surfer. We were so...

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Matanivusi, Owner at Matanivusi Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Dee. I'm so happy you chose to stay with us. It was great meeting you and your family. The Village surf club will miss hanging out with the boys today. Look forward to sharing our piece of Paradise with you again one day.

Kawana, Australia
Reviewed December 12, 2016

What a great place to enjoy a magical time in paradise - My family holidayed at Matanivusi last week for an awesome 5nights (we never wanted to leave) The owners Brian and Donna need to be congratulated on their vision and achieving such an incredible dream.The hard work is paying off and for all your past present and future guests...

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Matanivusi, Owner at Matanivusi Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Jenny. We so enjoyed having you here - it was quiet after you left! Can't wait to have you back here. I'd love to be at the 'reunion' you and the other guests have back on the Sunny Coast! Merry Xmas to all of you and hopefully see you soon.

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Matanivusi is the most amazing surf/eco resort around. It is the perfect couples or laid back older family destination. No screaming kids club here or wild nightclubs - just awesome sunset drinks and good company! Amazing selection of waves, cool boatmen & surf guides, great food & service, beautiful rainforest setting and lots of guided activities for non-surfers. A holiday...

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Paris, France
Reviewed November 20, 2016

We spent 4 days in Matanivusi resort with my husband. He is a surfer and I am not. Both of us had a great time, him surfing and enjoying the pool, the yoga sessions (the place feels like you practice in the middle of the jungle!), the beach and the sounds of nature. All people working there, including Dona and...

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Cruz Bay, St. John
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Matanivusi is a tropical eco resort dream come true! The staff is beyond wonderful and the most helpful and thoughtful group of people. They are constantly making sure your vacation is a perfect as can be! The resort itself is magical. Tucked away in a garden/jungle type atmosphere with the ocean and at your door step and the sound of...

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Matanivusi, Owner at Matanivusi Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much Sarah. It was wonderful having you here and it's the guests who make it a dream come true for us! Hopefully see you before too long.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Matanivusi Surf Resort

Address: P.O. Box 316, Vunaniu, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast > Vunaniu
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Matanivusi Surf Hotel Vunaniu
Matanivusi Surf Resort Fiji/Viti Levu
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“All the rooms are privately appointed on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles cathynich, Jan 19, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are the same and have a great outlook”
 of 5 bubbles 217jennyl, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“All the Bures are amazing with private balconies overlooking the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles P7490QOrobp, Nov 30, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are on the ocean and are the same layout.”
 of 5 bubbles jheil2016, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are beach front”
 of 5 bubbles Karlosnz, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
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