Looking for an ace place to stay on your Fijian surf holiday? Great, because I have covered everything you need, simply follow my lead to find the best surf property in Fiji .
Some of my selected resorts suit families, some are proudly eco-friendly, some add a sense of romance, some are outright glam surf luxury and some are simple backpacker lodgings. Most importantly all are very close to epic swell locations – precisely the recipe for a perfect Fiji surf vacation.
Tavarua Island Resort
Essentially the holy grail of surf accommodation in Fiji. Tavarua is home to the iconic Cloubreak wave and heaps of other Mamanuca Island breaks. Book well in advance to secure your chance to surf, sleep and feast here.
Tavarua Island Resort has a really high percentage of return guests, international surfers always return again and again. It’s a divine spot for a Fiji family surf holiday too. Little kids and older teens are always well entertained at their heart shaped island home away from home.
“I’ve spent an infinite amount of hours in the water at Cloudbreak and it’s my favourite wave in the world.”11 x World Surfing Champion, Kelly Slater
Matanivusi Beach Eco Resort
This Coral Coast resort is purposely built for intrepid travelers seeking surf, seclusion and great service. It’s a wonderful representation of what a sustainable resort in Fiji should be, from the accommodation side of things, right through to nurturing important cultural relations.
Eco Resort owners, Brian & Donna, found this awe-inspiring coastline back in 1996 when they were surfing on the fringing reefs around here. One evening, around the kava bowl with Vunaniu Village Elders, they mentioned it would be a great place for an eco resort. The natural forest to the white sandy beach line, the creek and the untouched beauty indicated that a responsible development philosophy was needed.
Did you know that guests of Matanivusi can book the entire resort out for a group Fiji surf trip? The architecturally designed resort has only 12 beachfront deluxe king sized rooms, all are just metres from the aquamarine lagoon and fringing coral reef. There’s plenty of great quality waves, all are accessible by boat and daily surf transfers are offered. Yoga devotees and people who enjoy healthy eating will love it here too.
Traveler Hint: ask your hosts for the inside info on where to go. Frigates and Fiji Pipe are about a 30 minute boat ride offshore. Suits guests who prefer a boutique eco resort experience and great surfing.
This semi secret slice of paradise caters for global travelers and holiday makers seeking a more authentic Fijian experience. The Beachouse on Fiji’s Coral Coast has a prime beachfront position! It’s fun and affordable for everyone. There’s a swimming pool, a cool bar area and naturally, a sweet peak directly out front of the private resort beach.
The secluded garden bures are neat, tidy and really quite nice. Whilst the onsite backpacker dormitories offer clean and friendly lodgings. The onsite learn to surf school here is excellent for beginner surfers visiting Fiji. Intermediate to expert surfers will prefer to head offshore to the regions most pumping breaks. Think: Pipes, Serua Rights and Frigates.
Traveler Tip; the daily meal plan is great value, same too for afternoon happy hour.
Namotu Island Resort
Restaurants, Swimming Pools and Namotu Lefts – all these epic breaks are right here at Namotu Island Resort. Plus, the infamous Cloubreak wave is a very close neighbour. Perfect for surf trip with mates or for a family friendly tube hunting escape. The staff here are like family, they treat each guest so kindly and are always smiling. Summary: Namotu Island Resort vibes are super nice. Namotu Island Resort waves – even nicer. Fact: Namotu is the closest island to all seven unique surf breaks in the Mamanuca Islands.
Traveller Tip: Namotu Island is a boutique resort. There’s only 11 rooms – all with direct beachfront access and sublime ocean views. It’s best to book well in advance if you want to secure a Fiji surf stay holiday here.
Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort
Funky Fish is the top pick for a budget friendly surf holiday in Fiji. It’s location on Malolo Island in the Mamanuca group gives guests easy access to waves such as Wilkes Passage, Namotu Lefts, and Swimming Pools (approx. 20 minute boat ride away). Keen to surf Cloudbreak and/or Restaurants? Good stuff because Tavarau Island is 30 only mins away from the shores of Funky Fish.
If you’re after a luxury Fiji surf stay, this isn’t your place, you’re going to be better suited to something more fancy like say the Momi Bay Marriott Resort or Tropica Island Resort (both are on this list). The Funky Fish is super casual, budget style lodgings that appeal to carefree adventurers focused on surf.
Naturally, surf transfer times are dictated by the tides and the swell conditions. Other marine based activities available here include; scuba diving, kite surfing, snorkeling and offshore fishing.
Travel Hint: keep an eye on their Fiji holiday specials where you can find great deals inclusive of accommodation, meals and mainland transfers from $199 FJD per adult, per night.
Fiji Marriott Momi Bay
5 star and totally under the radar. The Fiji Marriott is a stylish Fiji property. What many people don’t know is that its idyllic Momi Bay location is actually very close to all the best waves in the Mamanuca Islands. Yes, just a 15-20 minute boat ride with their recommended expert surf guides will have you surfing Wilkes Pass, Cloudbreak and Namotu Lefts in no time at all. There are rooms to suit all kinds of traveler types, including; overwater bungalows, deluxe lagoon front bures and interconnecting resort suites for larger bookings.
Traveler Tip; Read my detailed review of Momi right here https://luxesurfstyle.com/2019/01/24/the-fiji-marriott-resort-momi-bay/
Matava Eco Resort
Hello? The island of Kadavu is officially calling all adventure seekers and core surfers. Come stay at the award winning Matava Eco Resort and discover the final frontier of surf discovery in Fiji. Kadavu Island is home to the Great Astrolabe Reef and is essentially a wave magnet for those prominent south easterly swells. Just offshore from Matava Eco Resort is SoSo Passage and Vesi Passage. Both of which are as good as any world class breaks on the right day. Naigoro Passage (pronounced nangoro) is a good break when the swell direction is not working around the other reef breaks. Divers will absolutely love exploring the incredible dive sights throughout the Great Astrolabe Reef region too.
Traveler Tip: Surfing in Kadavu is a wildly isolated yet remarkably freeing trip. It’s a bucket list surfing experience best suited for advanced to expert surfers only. We recommend heading to Matava Eco-Adventure Resort for a Fiji a surfing holiday in the summer months (Dec – April) when swell conditions are more favourable. Winter time, particularly June to September, can be a bit of a gamble on the weather.
Tropica Island Resort
Tropica Island Resort is a small, boutique adults only property in the heart of the Mamanuca Islands. It’s not known as a traditional surf/stay zone but for those in the know it makes sense to go here if you’re seeking unhurried luxury, plenty of waves and an intimate romantic island getaway. Yes, you can have all three of these things in Fiji!
Tropica Island Resort is exclusive, secluded and features bure’s with private plunge pools overlooking the majestic South Pacific Ocean. Book a surf transfer and whip over to the all the best Mamanuca surf breaks within 20-30 minutes. Overall, Tropica is a top spot to relax, unwind, unplug, enjoy the serenity and hit up the Tropica spa for a massage or ten too.
Traveler Tip: the meals here are outstandingly fresh and delicious. Inspired by Fijian delicacies and home-cooked favourites. Perfect to fuel up pre or post surf.