Blog - Matanivusi Surf Resort in Fiji

‘Computers For Kids – CFK’: A Matanivusi Initiative for Change

April 23, 2018

We are proud to announce the launch of our latest initiative, ‘Computers for Kids’. Matanivusi Beach Eco Resort is dedicated not only to protecting and preserving our beautiful environment through sustainable development, but also to initiating positive change for the local community. With Education sitting close to the hearts of Matanivusi owners Brian & Donna McDonald, it made sense for their energy to be placed there.
“Our goal is to source one computer for every student (212) in our local high school. At the moment there are only 6 computers available for students.”  We are asking every one of our past and future guests, and all interested people to kindly donate their old, used laptops. Everyone has an old one, maybe stored away in a cupboard gathering dust, and we would love you to put it to good use by donating it to help the students of Ratu Latianara College, our local high school.
We ask that the computers be in good, working condition with the charging cords included. Our son Jay of ‘Evolve Technologies’ will service and install the basic software that students need to gain computer skills to further their education; - word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.” – Brian McDonald
During our recent visit to Latianara College, we caught up with Principle Sireli Koroituku, to talk about the impact ‘CFK’ will have on his students.

“We, the student teacher body of Latianara College, deeply appreciate the efforts and care from Matanivusi Beach Eco Resort and its Guests in helping brighten the path for a better education and future for our students. The donation of computers and laptops will greatly assist us with further education and development of ALL of our students - not just those in their final years which the existing 6 computers have been limited to.”  - Sireli Koroituku

If you don’t have an old laptop and would still like to help us in our quest for the education of local students, please consider donating an up-to-date non-fiction book for the school library. The majority of books and computers, currently utilised at the school were donated by Brian from his time working as a Librarian before his resort operator life. Donna also obtained a lot of resources and teaching aids for early childhood education from schools in Australia, from her career as a teacher.

“We have always been passionate about helping with the education of future generations of Fiji. If this sounds like an initiative you would like to be involved in, we would love to hear from you. Please contact, and help us to make ‘CFK’ a success.” – Brian & Donna McDonald.

Matanivusi Supporting Ocean Conservation Group

May 17, 2017

"LIFE IS A WAVE 2017" 
If you are in the Bay Area on Saturday, May 20th get along to this event celebrating surf and coastal conservation.

Matanivusi Beach Eco Resort is proud to be assisting.  

Life Is A Wave is just around the corner and we hope you have May 20th saved on your calendar and your tickets purchased. In case you are on the fence, we want share a bit of the great stuff we have gathered for you in our auction.  
Stunning art and photography from the best in the business, including Thomas Campbell, Chris Burkard, and Blaze Syka. We also have fantastic trips lined up from some of our sponsors like Escape Campervans, Marine Layer apparel (Windy City getaway anyone?) and more!
There will be a limited amount of items available for you to BEGIN BIDDING THIS WEEK. Once you buy tickets, you will receive a notice to view these items online and begin your bidding war.

SUP Week 2017

SUP Week 2017 September 10-17

Personalized Techniques Instruction


Each day you receive personalized instruction both on and off the water

Downwind Heaven

Downwind every day, any distance that suits



Relax and Rejuvenate


Go Surfing!





3 Superb Meals a Day

You can fish, snorkel, relax by the pool, visit the local village or a range of other activities.


Couples per night: Paddler/Surfer  FJ$560 (AUD$370)
       Non Paddler FJ$515

Single per night: Paddler/Surfer  FJ$850 (AUD$560) 

Transfers: FJ$400 (2 pax) then FJ$50 per person for extra.

*These are all inclusive prices for boat transport, SUP instruction, board hire, meals, accomodation, yoga, surfing, snorkeling, fishing

For more information or to book call Mick Di Betta 0404556880 or Jenny Di Betta 0408879725 



Fly to Paradise for $516 with Fiji Airways

For One Day Only!

November 28, 2016

FLASH SALE on 28 November, Cyber Monday from LAX- Fiji with Fiji Airways. So pull out your calendars and get your dates ready. Space will be limited!

LAX- FIJI*  $516 + tax = $786 round trip including tax
Travel dates available from 23 January- 31 March 2017

SFO- NAN  $786 round trip including tax
Travel dates December 1-9 2016, January 15-29, 2017, June 1-11 2017 and 24 July- 31 October 2017

HNL-NAN  $666 round trip including tax

Must ticket (pay) within 72 hours of making the reservation. Availability in R class only and space is limited by the carrier. 

Visit Fiji Airways to BOOK NOW!

Or Call 1-800-500-3454 for more information


Downwind Sup Week @ Matanivusi

September 20th - 27th 2016

Join Mick di Beta, winner and record holder for the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard race. He's coach to the worlds elite paddlers, figurehead and founder of Lahui Kai Paddleboards and a professional lifeguard at Burleigh Heads (Australia). He will host a limited number of SUP enthusiasts @ Matanivusi Resort Fiji,  September 2oth - 27th. Book now to be part of this special group.
Package includes:
  • Accommodation – beachfront rooms, metres from the water with King size beds, ensuite and private deck.
  • Meals – amazing meals using local & imported ingredients.  3 course evening meal; sunset snacks; able to cater to special dietary needs
  • Airport Transfers
  • SUP Board (12’6 Lahui Kai Mantas supplied)
  • Use of Boats
  • 1 complimentary Yoga class per day (private lessons available)
  • Surfing & Local Fishing
  • Village visits & Kava Ceremony
  • Photo package
Here's the programme:-

Day 1
Morning - Paddling technique session using the paddlepowertrainer training device (PPT).  Dry land session.
Afternoon – Paddling technique session on the calm waters inside the beautiful Vunaniu Reef in front of Matanivusi Resort. Depending on conditions, we have many choices of paddling on calm water inside the Reef or in the local river, to focus on paddling technique. We have the option of paddling off the beach in front of the Resort or the boats can take us into Vunaniu Bay, out of any wind.  

Day 2
Morning - Review the Paddling technique session from day one - photos and videos.  Use PPTs to reinforce paddling technique and gain valuable muscle memory to take into the afternoon paddling session.
Afternoon - Downwind Paddling
We have downwind paddling courses for all levels of paddling ability, inside and outside Vunaniu Reef.  A boat will drop you at your chosen site (distance) and remain with you for your paddle back to the Resort.
We have selected 10 km as the maximum distance inside and outside of Vunaniu Reef but have excellent Downwind paddling conditions (World class) of up to 20 km with the Local Trade Winds in this area. We will paddle past 5 great surf breaks 3 of which are World class.
Day 3
Morning – SUP paddle stretching session with Matanivusi Yoga instructor.

Afternoon – Downwind paddling!   So many runs and beautiful places to explore.  Our Resort boats will take us up wind, inside the Vunaniu Reef in comfort and escort all paddlers back to Resort. We will encourage all paddlers to try a different course each time.
Day 4
Morning – Choose to wind down - explore the beautiful river for a cruising paddle, surf, snorkel, fish or just relax at the resort. You will have the full run of Resort activities and we encourage everyone to take a look around our beautiful area.
Afternoon – Downwind Time trial paddle, inside Vunaniu Reef on the 10 km or 5 km course. Our Resort boats will take us up wind, inside the Vunaniu Reef in comfort and escort all paddlers back to Resort. We will use the Time Trial times to set our Handicap Down wind paddle on Day 5.
Day 5
Morning – Review paddling session photos and video from Day 4.  PPT technique session. Use PPTs to reinforce paddling technique before the afternoon’s paddling session.
Afternoon – Handicap downwind paddle back to Matanivusi Resort – winners takes all!!
Downwind paddle inside Vunaniu Reef on a 10 km or 5 km course. Our Resort boats will take us up wind, inside the Vunaniu Reef in comfort and escort all paddlers back to Resort. Each paddler can choose to take on the 5 km or 10 km course and the starting times will be handicapped so that all paddlers finish close to each other.
Every night whilst relaxing by the pool, having a drink at the bar and enjoying your scrumptious 3-course meal, you will be able to view photos of the day’s paddling and other adventures and have an open forum on anything paddling/training related eg. nutrition, equipment, training, racing, etc.