Fiji

Waidroka Bay Surf Resort

The Waidroka Bay Surf and Dive Resort offers comfortable amenities for surfers and divers who don’t want to spend six months’ mortgage for a two-week vacation.

Overview

Overview

The coves and beaches of the Coral Coast are home to a wide variety of resorts, from five-star to budget. Waidroka Bay Surf and Dive Resort offer comfortable accommodations for surfers and divers looking for quality and value.

The Coral Coast of Fiji is the south coast of the main island of Viti Levu, between the Sigatoka River mouth and Suva. Popular with tourists from around the world, the Coral Coast is about 60 miles of coves and isolated jungle with pristine beaches protected by barrier reefs that are anywhere from a quarter mile to a mile wide.

From the resort, the island of Beqa is always 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.

Accommodations

Accommodations

Waidroka Bay Resort is designed for surfers and divers that want to get deeply involved with all the natural wonders above and below the ocean surface.

There are 3 levels of accommodation: Five Panoramic Ocean View Rooms situated on a hilltop overlooking the resort are the least expensive 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 five 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.

The Super Deluxe Ocean Front Fijian Bures have two rooms and can accommodate up to five people. These bures were built for families and active couples traveling together in 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.

Surf

Surf

Waidroka Bay Resort provides all surfing guests with unlimited boat transfers from the resort to a variety of waves breaking on the inshore barrier reefs.

Resort Lefts is a “go to” spot for intermediate and beginners while Pipes is a very hollow left reef surfable from three to eight feet.

Serua Right is a long wave with an easy takeoff and hollow inside section. On big days Serua is one of the longest waves in Fiji.

Frigates is a left hander in the same class as Cloudbreak. Breaking top-to-bottom on all tides. The trip to Frigates is approximately 45 minutes by boat. Boats are available for surf transfers all day and remain with you while you surf. Between surf sessions you can relax in the boat and enjoy lunch, snacks, and drinks while watching the surf action. Or you can go dive the reef, swim up to the edge and look over, into the black if you dare. This is what surfing in Fiji is all about!

Seasons & Weather

Seasons & Weather

CLIMATE

The cooler dry season is from April through October and the warm, wetter and more humid season is from November to March. Air temperatures range from the mid 70’s to mid 80’s year round, with water temperatures hovering in the same range, year around.

Fiji does receive rain year round but the wet season also corresponds with the South Pacific cyclone Season. Although it is rare to have a cyclone impact Fiji directly in any given year, it can happen, and does typically every 5+ years for a short period (3-5 days) of very intense and very bad weather.

The Fiji islands also have dry and wet sides similar to Hawaii; drier on the west and south, much more rain on the east and north. The properties WaterWays has relationships with are all located on the southwest or southern end of the island chain.

WIND

As with most of the South Pacific, the seasonal “trade” winds blow from the southeast across the Fiji Islands June through September. These winds can blow relatively strong for 5-10 days at a time, and then often back down for a week before continuing the on and off cycle. These trade winds may not be favorable at many breaks, but each location with which we work has some “fall back” plan in the event of unfavorable conditions.

During the wet season winds blow from the north, which is offshore for most breaks along the south coast. The shoulder months of March through May and October through early November receive light and variable winds producing many glassy days.

SWELL

The south swell window is generally from March through November while North swells are biggest and most consistent from December through February.

South Pacific does receive southern hemisphere swells year around and it is very rare for Fiji to receive a north ground swell out of season.

To sum it up: If you’re looking for the biggest surf, March through November is the go. Surfers looking for the cleanest conditions and the least crowded time of the year should visit during wet season from December through February.

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.

Activities

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • SUP
  • SCUBA
  • Village Tours
  • Waterfall Hikes
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • River Rafting

Waidroka includes a complete Padi Dive Center to help divers explore the beautiful reefs which surround the resort.

 

PRICING & PACKAGES

PRICING & PACKAGES

package includes:

  • Seven nights accommodation.
  • Unlimited Daily Local Coral Coast Surf Trips with Surf Guide (excluding Frigates Passage*)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & 3 Course Dinner
  • Kayak and SUP equipment use
  • Round trip airport transfers and hotel taxes.
  • * Not Included: Frigates Passage Surf Trips are available ( weather/waves permitting) and can only be booked on site. Cost varies depending on number of surfers on boat.

Rates Valid Through March 31, 2016 (USD)

Room Style Single Double Triple Quad Couple (1 surfer, 1 non-surfer)
Panoramic Ocean View Room $ 1,825 USD per person $ 1,260 USD per person $ 1,170 USD per person $ 1,085 USD per person $ 2,200 USD total
Ocean Front Bure $ 2,162 USD per person $ 1,426 USD per person $ 1,285 USD per person $ 1,180 USD per person $ 2,540 USD total

Call for custom quotes for shorter or longer stays and larger groups. Prices subject to change. Airfare inclusive packages available.

Fijian Government Environmental Levy of 6% is not included in the rates above.