A small resort and this is reflected in the personalised attention each guest receives. I was there as part of a group of 5 guys on a surf trip/reunion.
Frigates certainly is a world class wave; heavy in sections but with a relatively easy take-off. The closer spots of Shifties and Pipes are also good but we only got Shifties good on one day. The wind can get up early and can blow hard. Pound for pound, Pipes is the heaviest wave I have ever surfed. If you like gnarly left hand barrels, this is the place for you. Even with the new decree, it was never crowded. Generally 10 or so people in the line-up at any time.
Brian & Donna are excellent hosts and all the staff are very friendly. In particular, Tony the barman is brilliant.
I strongly recommend this resort to people who want a holiday to simply relax and take it easy in a family-like environment surrounded by helpful but unobtrusive resort staff.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Matanivusi Surf Hotel Vunaniu
- Matanivusi Surf Resort Fiji/Viti Levu