Tavarua Island Resort
Includes: return airport transfers, 7 nights air-con accommodation, all meals, surf transfers by boat, fishing trips and use of island facilities and equipment (SUP, Kayak, snorkelling gear etc).
The benchmark of surf resorts in the South Pacific! Located in the Mamanuca Island chain, about 15 miles southwest of Nadi, Tavarua is a picture postcard heart shaped island. Tavarua offers world class comfort and perfect conditions for surfing, kite-surfing, SUP, diving, fishing, or just simply relaxing and escaping from our busy western world. Tavarua has become a family friendly resort and is finding more and more guests who come as much for the wonderful amenities as for the surf.
Guests staying at Tavarua have access to a variety of breaks within a few miles of the island: Cloudbreak, Restaurants, Tavarua Rights, Kiddie Land, Swimming Pools, Namotu Left, Wilkes Pass, Desperations.
Tavarua Island is perfectly located with a handful of world class reef breaks all within mere minutes of the island in one of their 4 boats.
Fiji receives swell all year round from the low pressure systems that pass under New Zealand. The main swell window is generally from April through October (the dry season), but shoulder months from November through to April (the occasionally wet season) still provide exceptionally fun days.
As with most of the South Pacific, the seasonal South East “trade” winds blow (mid morning to late afternoon) from June through September as the high pressure systems move over the islands, which do give way to days in between which allow glassy or light wind days. There are breaks during these trade winds which are offshore, so the key is to hit the main breaks before the trades pick up, then surf the alternate breaks which are offshore.
The shoulder months of October through to March provide fun sized waves with breaks receiving light and variable winds producing many glassy days.
Many people prefer to travel during shoulder months of March, April, May and September, October, November, hoping to get glassy conditions with early or late south swells.
CLOUDBREAK: a left breaking wave along a reef to the southwest of Tavarua that is separated by about two miles of channel. Regularly voted one of the 10 Best/Most Challenging waves in the world.
RESTAURANTS: this left hand break is not as exposed to swell as Cloudbreak, but sometimes that is a blessing. Perfectly shaped waves break in shallow water over coral heads with waves usually half the size of those at Cloudbreak. During a smaller swell and at higher tides, Restaurants can be any surfer’s fantasy.
TAVARUA RIGHTS: wen the wind and swell aren’t perfect for Cloudbreak or Restaurants, they can be perfect for Tavarua Rights – a fun “user-friendly” wave on the southeast side of the island. Great for shortboarders and longboarders.
KIDDIE LAND: is actually the far inside of Restaurants and is a perfect place for beginner surfers, bodyboarders and even SUPpers to ride their first waves. Tavarua resort has a complete quiver of beginner equipment for all ages.
SWIMMING POOLS: a right hand playful reef break. Popular with longboarders, Swimming Pools has the speed, power and length to do anything on you want.
NAMOTU LEFT: a world-class reef break that’s more forgiving than its fearsome, more famous neighbour Cloudbreak. From 6 to 15 feet, Namotu Left can be the thrill of a lifetime, but from two to 6 foot, short board, fish, longboarder or SUPpers’ paradise. When the wind is going strong side shore, Namotu Left is as legendary in the sailboard and kitesurf world as Cloudbreak is in the surfing world.
WILKES PASS: a powerful right barrel that breaks on the southern tip of a long barrier reef. Wilkes is a serious wave that will test the skill of any surfer, especially at size. With multiple take off spots, the wave on its day is very long and hollow.
DESPERATIONS: farther northwest up the reef from Wilkes Pass, Desperations is a right and left peak that breaks off a point. Desperations is the go-to spot when the ocean is having an off day, but it’s better than 90% of the waves most surfers leave behind at home.
Fiji is as renowned in the world of wind sports as it is in the surf world.
When conditions go bad for surfing, they usually are a green light for windsurfers and kiters, who go for speed runs inside of the reef and out in the channels, or put their wave-riding skills to the test in some of the most challenging conditions in the world.
Fiji is also a perfect place to develop kite skills, as beginners can stay within the reef and the lee of the island to control how much wind exposure they can handle.
Tavarua does have some equipment. Call or e-mail our office to see if we have the right gear for you.
Tavarua comfortably accommodates 36 adults in 14 private air conditioned beach bures and 2 bigger sunrise bures nestled amongst the palms and landscaped undergrowth. They are beautifully made with a traditional thatch roof look, private front deck, ensuite bathroom, mini bar and two comfortable queen beds and a couch. The are set apart on the island so a feeling of privacy is felt with only a few steps to your own private part of the beach out front.
For larger families or groups traveling together, Tavarua has two air-conditioned Sunrise Bures that have two bedrooms and can accommodate four adults. The Sunrise bures have two queen beds and two sleeper-couches, private verandas and a mini-bar. For those looking for the best, you may want to consider the Tavarua Villa complex offering couples, families or groups of friends the opportunity to experience Tavarua from a whole new level of high end resort Luxury.
The food at Tavarua is simply amazing and plentiful enough to meet the appetites of hungry surfers who’ve spent all day chasing down barrels. Meals are served buffet style and The kitchen serves three fresh meals a day, plus Happy Hour, which begins each day at four. Guests come to sample appetizer platters served poolside and on the deck. The Tavarua bar is fully stocked with an international array of wines, beers, liquors and mixed drinks that are Tavarua is a true watermans paradise
Other Activities include; Fishing, Snorkelling & Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Skate ramp, Massage & Spa, fitness bure, Swimming Pool (overlooking the surf break restaurants) and spa pool (to soothe the paddle aches away). The resort also has soft top longboards and Stand Up Paddle boards as well. Tavarua is the place to cruise over the crystal clear reefs, to learn to ride waves at Kiddie Land and Swimming Pools, or to try experienced SUP skills in more serious surf at Cloudbreak, Restaurants, Tavarua Rights and Namotu Lefts.
Children under 2: FREE
Children’s rates also available – please enquire.
All prices are a guide only, departures ex Auckland and are per person, based on twin share and subject to change, availability and currency fluctuations. Surcharges may apply. Contact us for the latest specials and a quote for the dates you wish to travel.