Matanivusi, Fiji

November 3-12, 2016

Escape with pro surfer Mary Osborne to revel in the surf, relax in the sun, and rejuvenate yourself through adventure and play paradise-style. AST’s Tropical Escape packages are unique in design, finding the perfect balance between excitement and relaxation.


Fiji Escape…

A hidden paradise on a white sandy beach with world class surf, hundred year old forests, romance, exploring, snorkeling and diving not far from your doorstep. This award winning Eco-friendly resort is the ideal location to slip into ‘Fiji Time’ or to have an adventure.

Seclusion, service, satisfaction and surf …. that’s what Matanivusi Beach Eco Resort is all about.   This unique Resort was specifically built for discerning travelers. Surf Fiji reef breaks while your partner or family relax in the comfort and luxury of the beachfront Resort with fine food, and resort facilities including a swimming pool, spa and many other water and land based activities.  Matanivusi  is the ideal getaway with some of the best surf in Fiji just across the lagoon.

The Resort is located in some of the most stunning landscape in Fiji.  Nestled between the white sandy beach and a meandering creek, the Resort has been developed to protect its amazing location.  Enjoy the rich unique forest, with trees over 200 years old, amazing sunsets, and a private white sand beach.  This eco-friendly Resort will amaze and delight you.   You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy Matanivusi.  Situated on the Coral Coast on the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu, it is the ideal place to get away from it all!


  • 3 healthy meals per day
  • Lodging
  • Daily professional yoga instruction by Andrea Arriaga
  • Professional surf instruction
  • Airport and boat transfers
  • All adventure excursions
  • One relaxation massage
  • Memories to last a lifetime

*Subject to change due to weather, swell, and personal relaxation. Airfare not included.

Room types

~Escape based on double occupancy
  • Only meters from the beach, the duplex style bures are tucked between a creek at the rear of the building and coconut palms, exotic flowers and plants at the front. The accommodation has been designed to achieve the integration of the natural landscape with the living area.
  • Each bure is divided into 2 separate accommodation areas which can also be opened up to cater for families.
  • Each room is tastefully furnished with a king size bed (or 2 king singles), mosquito net for that tropical feel, a coffee table and bean bags.
  • All rooms are screened.
  • The large deck and vast expanses of glass ventilates and gives each room breathtaking views of the beach and rainforest, even from the toilet!
  • Ceiling fans, in suite bathrooms and a large deck area are features that make the simple designs a pleasure to stay in.

Surf Breaks

Only a short boat ride from Matanivusi Resort, are three right hand reef breaks and one left.  Depending on the tide, wind and swell, these waves can offer the experience of a lifetime for you and your friends. Twenty kilometres offshore is the world famous Frigate Passage, which is a long peeling left hander.

J’s is a hollow, fast wave that breaks from 2’ to 6’. It’s best around the high tide with winds from NE to W. It needs some west in the swell to run down the reef.

FIJI PIPE is a hollow and sometimes heavy left hand reef break that breaks really good on 2-6 ft swells.  The SE trade winds blow offshore all day here during winter and can create some epic barrel rides.

FRIGATES is definitely a world class left that can rival Cloud break for power, size and consistency.  Because of the gradual tapering of the reef it can handle all swell sizes.  The SE trade winds are offshore, so when the inside waves near Matanivusi are blown out there is always the consistent Frigates.  Because it’s out in the ocean, about 20 kilometers fromMatanivusi, it picks up all swell.  However some west in the swell can make it a bit dicey.  It definitely makes the end section stand up!  Frigates is accessed be a number of resorts and can get crowded.  However, once the swell gets up over 10’ there is a drop in the numbers tackling the waves.  A longer board is recommended to tackle the big drops and strong off shore winds.

SHIFTIES has a deep water take off making the break a ‘not too threatening’ ride.  This outside point of the Barrier Reef picks up all the swell and can be double the size of J’s and Vunaniu.  It is powerful and thick.  When everywhere else is flat you can almost guarantee a 4 foot wave at Shifties.  Also it can be surfed at all tides.  Again a wind of the north quadrant is needed.

VUNANIU is a short wedging right which has a bowl section at the end, usually smaller than other breaks. Good option for kids down on the inside at high tide.  It does get good.

*Price Drop


(double occupancy)
*not including air or airline surfboard fees

*Price Drop


(single occupancy)
*not including air or airline surfboard fees

Day 1

• Arrival – Airport Pick up and Greetings
• Savory Lunch & Briefing about fantastic week planned
• Surf Overview Intro for lessons and advanced training
• Relax with Afternoon Massages (Available)
• Sip on taste local flavored Happy Hour
• Group Dinner & Story Telling

Day 2

• Sunrise Local Brewed Coffee / Light Healthy Breakfast
• Balance:Morning Yoga & Stretch overlooking Pacific
• Healthy Breakfast
• Surf Lesson & Coaching All Levels
• Hearty Lunch
• Renew your body with Afternoon Massages (Available)
• Delicious Dinner Party

Day 3

• Sunrise Coffee / Light Healthy Breakfast
• Guided Free Surf (Optional)
• Relax & Breath with group Yoga overlooking Pacific
• Healthy Breakfast
• Discover:
• Delicious Dinner & Fun Group Activity

Day 4

• Sunrise Coffee / Light Breakfast
• Breath in the salt air -Yoga
• Healthy Breakfast
• Surf Lesson & Coaching All Levels
• Hearty Lunch
• Free Surf, Personal Relaxation Time
• Learn:
• Happy Hour Dance Party
• Dinner & Slide Show

Day 5

• Sunrise Coffee / Light Breakfast
• Stretch- Morning Yoga or Guided Surfing Instructions
• Healthy Breakfast
• Experience:
• Cultural Dinning Expierience

Day 6

• Sunrise Coffee / Light Breakfast
• Align with Morning Yoga
• Healthy Breakfast
• Surf Lesson & Coaching All Levels
• Yummy Lunch
• Local Humanity Outreach Activity
• Sunset Surf or R&R with Massages
• Happy Hour Fiesta
• Delicious Dinner

Day 7

• Sunrise Coffee / Light Breakfast
• Gear up: Fishing Trip With Locals
• Restore- Yoga (Optional)
• Healthy Breakfast
• Free Surf (Optional)
• Savory Lunch
• Poolside Relaxation & Music
• Strengthen your sunset surfing or Massages
• Farewell Dinner & Local Dancer Performance

Day 8

• Sunrise Coffee / Light Breakfast
• Free Surf (Optional)
• Yoga (Optional)
• Healthy Breakfast
• Departure to airport

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