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Matanivusi Surf Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vunaniu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 19, 2013

I have just returned from my second visit to Matanivusi Resort. This time I went with my Mum and daughter to celebrate my daughters 30th birthday.

Once again I felt welcomed by the owners Donna and Brian and everyone made the birthday special for my daughter.

The staff greeted us each morning by name and always with a smile. All we had to do was relax and decide what cocktail we should try for the day.

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday without the crowds I would highly recommend this resort.

Accommodation was spotless and comfortable, the food was amazing, cocktails hard to resist and the "enchanted forest" was very peaceful.

I am looking forward to my 3rd visit!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

I have become a repeat guest of Matanivusi Resort and now I can't bring myself to go anywhere else in Fiji as I know I will only get disappointed.... Donna, Brian, Tony and the rest of the staff make you feel like you are at home, nothing is ever a problem for them and the food and accommodation is amazing. If you're looking for a small getaway and want personalised treatment then I couldn't recommend this place enough, I celebrated my 30th birthday at their new 'Enchanted Forest' deck and spent almost the entire day there looking up at the amazing canopy... You don't have to Surf to enjoy this place, none of my party were surfers and yet we all had an amazing holiday!! Thanks again everyone, vinaka vaka levu and I will definitely be coming back again in the new year! xxxxx

Room Tip: If you want a quiet room, stay away from rooms 1 and 2 as they are close to the restaurant/bar area...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Kristiepywell
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

The best hospitality we have ever experienced. My partner and I were married at the resort alongside 10 close family members, the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had the best day imaginable, a plethora of surprises was uncovered, beginning with an elaborate set-up beneath the fig tree and it kept coming from there, sounds cliche but it was perfect. From our young to our old, each person was cared for individually and I was particularly impressed with the care and attention shown to my aging father, there really was no hassle too big. The food was excellent, the accomodation immaculate and the surf pumped for two days which was a bonus, could not be more stoked!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Karly S
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed with our 3 year old son and it is by far the best place we have ever stayed at as far as the staff go. They are unbelievably friendly, and the resort is small enough its feels like you are visiting friends on a surf holiday. They were constructing a yoga facility below a huge tree canopy and we know we'll be back one day.

If you have the chance to stay here...you must...no faults at all.

Room Tip: If you have a family get one a bit farther back from the main point if they are light sleepers...the...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Mike S
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

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!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank TablaRasa
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We are not surfers, but went to help celebrate a surfer friend's "significant birthday". The accommodation was special, beautifully appointed and with a position to die for - nestled in the rainforest and coconut palms and only 4 steps to the beach. We found plenty to do (snorkelling, kayaking, walking, visiting the local village and kinder) when we chose, the rest of the time we read and slept. The staff were all attentive and friendly, (a special thank you to Kevu who looked after us like a father, always with a smile and a sense of humour.) Brian and Donna were extremely efficient and helpful and went out of their way to meet our every request with the minimum of fuss. Thank you all for making this a special holiday we will always remember.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank onsenbuddy
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

If you are looking for a holiday to cater for a surfing Husband , small child or children , and a tired Mother this is where you want to stay. We recently spent 8 days at the resort and had an amazing time . They say " furniture makes a house " in this case the staff make the resort.
Brian the owner was so helpful and friendly and the staff went out of there way to look after us all especially my 3 yr old Daughter . The food was great the bunglows very spacious and clean. All in all super relaxing holiday without the hype or structure of a big resort . What I enjoyed most was that everyone was happy , my Husband surfed , my Daughter played with the staff and I relaxed knowing that everyone was happy. If you are traveling with small children I recommend having a night in Daneru or Nadi as its a good 2.5 hrs from the airport . I would happily return !

Room Tip: If you have small children request a bungalow close to the restaurant
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Gai O
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Address: | Pacific Harbour, Vunaniu, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Coral Coast > Vunaniu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vunaniu
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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Matanivusi Surf Hotel Vunaniu
Matanivusi Surf Resort Fiji/Viti Levu

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