Where to Stay in the Mamanuca Islands for Surfing
With world-class reef breaks and warm waters year-round, the Mamanuca Islands make an epic destination for a surf holiday in Fiji. Choose from around nine major breaks in the Mamanucas, as well as excellent resorts for learners to dabble in the sport. The thing to note about the surf breaks in Fiji’s most popular surf destination is that all the major breaks are out on the reefs, so we’ve listed all the resorts which will be able to get to you where you need to go by boat. Check out your options in the list of surf resorts in the Mamanuca Islands below!
While you’re here, don’t miss our 10 Fiji Surf Tips for Your First Time Surfing in Fiji, as well as The Complete Guide to Surfing in Fiji.
1. Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort
If you’re looking for that classic “surf resort”, i.e. cheap, no-nonsense and good vibes, then you’ve found it at the Funky Fish Surf Resort. The resort’s bures (bungalows), private rooms and dormitories to suit all types of surfer on a budget. Plus, getting to the island is easy with Funky Fish having its own boat transfer and boats going out to all the best surf breaks.
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2. Tavarau Island Resort
Yes, that heart-shaped island in the Mamanucas is a surfers’ paradise. If you’re serious about surfing and serious about luxury, the Tavarua is right for you. Enjoy the privacy of your one to two-bedroom bure or villa in between surfing sessions where you’ll be treated to surf guides keeping you safe on the water. Some of the Mamanuca Islands’ best breaks are within sight of the resort, such as Restaurants that was named after the restaurant on Tavarua Island. For learners, there are some small and safe waves on the beach to give surfing a go.
3. Namotu Island Fiji
If you live to surf then you will wish you lived on Namotu Island – the island in the heart of the Mamanuca Islands’ major surf breaks. Book yourself and your mates into their villa accommodation, accommodating up to six people, or treat you and your loved one to your own traditional-style bure. Wherever you stay, you’ll have no doubt that you’re in a surfer’s paradise.
4. Treasure Island Resort
While not exclusively a “surf resort”, Treasure Island Resort is an awesome base for a surf holiday in Fiji. The wide array of activities on offer makes it ideal for those holidaying with non-surfers. While you’re enjoying the world-class breaks like Cloudbreak and Restaurants with local surf tours, the rest of your group can enjoy a multitude of water and land-based activities – even the little ones at the kids’ club. See more resorts like this in our 10 Family Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.
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5. Castaway Island Resort
On the same note at the above resort, Castaway Island Resort is the ideal holiday destination to please your tribe. That still means you’ll get your dose of surfing with surf tours departing from the resort daily. After a day’s surf, you’ll return to your traditionally-decorated bure, have a choice of four outstanding restaurants, and even have time to indulge in some relaxation or cultural activities.
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6. Tadrai Island Resort
For a real treat-yourself surf experience for you and your loved one, choose the Tadrai Island Resort. This five-star adult-only resort is ideal for a couples’ getaway, evening if you’re the adventurous types who love to surf. The resort even offers surf lessons and a private boat, where you might just find your new passion.
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7. Lomani Island Resort
Another couples’ getaway lies at the adult-only Lomani Island Resort on Malolo Lailai Island. This resort has the perfect balance of action and relaxation, with one of the activities on offer being a surf trip with the Lexmee Evening Star. Check out other romantic resort options like this in our 7 Adult-Only Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.
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8. Plantation Island Resort
An epic option for wave warriors travelling with family or non-surfers is the Plantation Island Resort on Malolo Lailai Island. This is another resort where the Lexmee Evening Star picks up surfers to hit the Mamanucas’ breaks. Meanwhile, the rest of your group has an exciting selection of adventure, relaxing and family-friendly activities to choose from.