Waidroka Bay Surf Resort
Includes: return flights (ex Auckland) to Nadi, return transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation in an Oceanview room, all meals and surf transfers to local breaks. Discounted non-surfer and child rates also available – please enquire.
Waidroka Bay Resort is a piece of paradise conveniently located on the Coral Coast on Fiji’s largest island of Viti Levu. It is nestled in the rainforest at the ocean’s edge. In Fijian, “waidroka” means fresh water and, in this case, refers to the beautiful spring creek that gently flows through the surrounding forest. The Coral Coast is about 100kms of coves and isolated jungle with pristine beaches protected by barrier reefs that range to a few km’s offshore. From the resort, the island of Beqa is visible on the horizon. Beqa Lagoon is world famous as a dive location, but around the edges and along the fringes of the lagoon, the barrier reefs are breaking up that wave energy into powerful peeling lefts. Waidroka guests can experience both world-class diving and surfing in this pristine location, and is the only main island resort offering surf trips to Frigates passage and several local Coral Coast reef breaks.
The resort also offers plenty of activities for non-surfers.
Waidroka Bay Resort provides all surfing guests with unlimited boat transfers from the resort to a variety of waves, most along the coral coast as well as Frigates Reef, which is a 45min speedboat ride. (FJD$70pp)
Frigates is a very consistent long (150+m rides) left hand break with multiple take off spots. Surf trips here usually last around 4 hours. Closer to the resort there are a handful of other left and right hand breaks to suit those after mellow as well as hollow barrelling waves.
Resort Lefts is a “go to” spot for intermediate and beginners while Pipes is a very hollow left reef surfable from 3 – 8 ft. Serua Right is a long wave with an easy takeoff and hollow inside section.
Boats are available for surf transfers all day and remain with you while you surf.
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.
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 offshore/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.
The resort was designed for surfers and divers that want to get deeply involved with all the natural wonders above and below the ocean surface.
There are three standards of accommodation: The Panoramic ocean view rooms are situated on a hilltop overlooking the resort and offer some of the best views as they take in the fresh sea breezes and allow a constant surf check out to the fringing reefs.
The deluxe ocean front bures are nestled in the jungle and can accommodate up to four people. These bures are perfect for couples looking for more space and privacy.
Lastly, the super deluxe ocean front Fijian bures have two rooms and can accommodate up to five people. Great for families and small groups.
All bures have air conditioning, private bathrooms, showers, hammocks and terraces. The resort has a first-rate bar and restaurant and a freshwater swimming pool.
Apart from offering boat access world-class surf breaks and dive site the resort has a range of non-surfer and other activates for their guests.
Cruise the reefs with the local fishing guides in search of some epic species such as G.T’s, a range of Tuna and Coral trout to name a few.
Cruise the lagoon on a stand up paddleboard or kayak, explore the local villages and hikes to tropical waterfalls. The resort also offers snorkelling trips for non-scuba certified divers as well as a complete Padi Dive Center to help divers explore the beautiful reefs which surround the resort.
Please see specials page to check for deals – 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.