Waidroka Bay Surf Resort - Fiji

IDEAL FOR

Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Surf and Yoga
Longboarders

Bodyboarders
All-Women's Surf Trips
Uncrowded Waves
Party

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(11 REVIEWS)

Summary

Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort is one of Viti Levu's best-value resorts, and a great place to stay for relax in proximity to world-class surfing, diving and fishing sites. 

 

Surf, dive and fish all day, then watch the sunset over the ocean while enjoying one of the local specialties for dinner. Surfing in Fiji is world class and there is surf year around. The Pacific swells break on the various reef passages right outside the resort and present a variety of uncrowded waves. 

Quick Facts
    • 8 waves to choose from
    • 4 rights, 4 lefts
    • 5 surf transfer boats
    • surf guiding
    • only 2hrs from the airport
    • private, boutique resort
    • yoga center
    • lots of other activities
    • secluded location
Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort is one of Viti Levu's best-value resorts, and a great place to relax in proximity to world-class surfing, diving and fishing sites. Stay in one of the Panoramic Ocean-View Rooms, Deluxe Ocean Front Bures or Superior Deluxe Ocean Front Bures, all with sweeping views of Pacific Ocean. Enjoy true Fijian hospitality and smiles. Surf, dive and fish all day, then watch the sunset over the ocean while enjoying one of the local specialties for dinner.
 
Only a short boat ride from Waidroka Bay Resort are 4 right hand reef breaks and 3 lefts.  Depending on the tide, wind and swell, these waves can offer the experience of a lifetime. Then there is the world famous Frigates Passage, which is a long, peeling left-hander and one of the most uncrowded world-class waves in the world.

The trips to any of local breaks take no longer than 10 minutes. A boat-driver & surf-guide will always be on board for your guidance and safety and they always carry water, fruit and some snacks, as well as VHF and phone for your safety. The trip to Frigates Passage takes approx 45 minutes.

They also offer a large selection of rental surf boards, SUP's and body boards for your convenience.
Accommodation

Superior Deluxe Ocean Front Bures


The Superior Deluxe Ocean Front Bures are located with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, with their own little gardens, seperate bathrooms, two bedrooms – one master with queen-size bed and another queen bed in the second room (assortment of configurations available on request), a sofa sitting corner with large coffee table, walk-in closet, table and chairs, ceiling fan and large decks.


Deluxe Ocean Front Bures


The Deluxe Ocean Front Bures are located with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, with their own little gardens, on-suite bathrooms, two beds (assortment of bed configurations available on request), table and chairs, ceiling fan and large decks with sitting corner and 'hammock chair'.


Panoramic Ocean-View Rooms


The Panoramic Ocean-View Rooms are located with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the private lagoon from a hilltop above the resort, with on-suite bathrooms, one bedroom – with queen-size double bed and extra single bed, table and chairs, ceiling fan and a large verandah. The Panoramic Ocean-View Rooms are located in a completely new complex on the ‘hill–top’ above the resort and enjoy the best views of the resort, looking over the sea and seeing as far as the islands in the distance. The views are exceptional especially at sunrise and sunset.


Normally, in all bedrooms, they can change bedroom configuration and switch between singles and doubles, so that the Deluxe Ocean Front Bures can have either 1 or 2 queens or a queen and 2 singles or 4 singles (this becomes a bit more crowded but they have done it before). The Panoramic Ocean View Rooms normally have a a double and 1 single, or 3 singles and sometimes 4 singles (again this becomes very crowded, but they have done it for groups before).

 

Internet connection

There is Wi-Fi available in the main building facility. You can pay either 15 FJD per day or if you buy a weekly (7 days) package the cost is 90 FJD.

Surf & Other Activities

Surfing

Surfing in Fiji is world class and there is surf year around. The Pacific swells break on the various reef passages right outside the resort and present a variety of uncrowded waves. The surf which is breaking over reef (reef-breaks) can be challenging at about 5 foot plus for more inexperienced surfers and surfers need to be competent in surfing these type of breaks. Utilizing the pacific south swells which break on the various reefs right outside Waidroka Bay Resort presents a large variety of un-crowded waves, which break consistently with the southerly swells.

RIGHTS:

‘SERUA RIGHTS’ - Great long right hander. Mellow take off going into hollow inside section. On medium days this is one of the longest rights Fiji offers. Works at all tides. Waves begins to break on outer reef and peels into deep water. Keep cutting way back inside and stay in the foam.  As you head in towards the inside reef (quite shallow) a full reform/peak will start coming straight at you from down the line. Where the boat parks is perfect for barrel photo's.

‘J's’ -  a super hollow, fast and barreling right hand wave that breaks from 2’ to 6’.  It works best around the high tide with off-shore or cross-offshore winds from NE to W.  It likes a bit of west in the swell to run all the way down the reef. It's a fun and fast right hander which gives you the immediate pleasure of being able to 'rail-it' into a barrel and get to overhead size making it a great option for our regular footers looking for barrels!

SHIFTIES - deep water pyramid like take-off.  An outside point of the reef picks up all the swell and will pick up more swell than any other break around.  It's powerful and thick.  When everywhere else has very little swell and waves there will always be a wave at Shifties.  It can be surfed at all tides. This is a right hander with a first bottom turn and preferably cut-back straight into the wave once of the pyramid and can produce quite a long run if the wave connects. It can produce very large waves at take-off and has one of the biggest take-off points of all waves Waidroka has to offer.

‘BLACK ROCK’ – a right hand barrel which can be tricky at take-off, but can produce the ride of a lifetime. Best around high tide due to the quite shallow coral reef close to take-off zone. Breaks at the entry of a passage which can pick up large swells.

 

LEFTS:

FRIGATES - World Class and one of the best surf breaks in Fiji - can rival Cloudbreak on a good day and will pick up a couple of more foot in wave height than any of the local breaks due to its location 20 km out to sea. SE Trades are offshore so it is a great choice of wave once local breaks become smaller or are blown out due to trades – Frigates will mostly deliver! Frigate's is a powerful, fast and consistent hollow left. Big barrels, long rides and works at all tides! Most surfers who've had a few sessions at Frigates will come back to Fiji just to surf Frigates again and again. Longest ride 150 m plus with a relatively easy take-off (unless it gets BIGGGG…), with various sections, down to the last inside section with a hollow barrel (drop out at low tide since it gets very shallow). An epic and one of the most fun waves in the Pacific!

PIPE - We also call it mini-Teahupoo ! Peaky Lefthander. Pure Barrels. Experienced Surfers. mid- to high- tide break. The SE Trade winds blow cross-offshore at most times during the winter, which produces super barrels. One of the best surf spots in Fiji for body-boarders. With bigger swells Pipe becomes a challenge and is a late take-off, with a drop straight into a barrel (best to ‘rail it’). It can be approximately 50 m of pure fast barrel. Once you have made the barrels at Pipe any other wave becomes ‘easy’…

‘420’s’ – great left just opposite Serua in the same bay and if Serua turns off-shore 420’s will produce. On a good day it will be a peaky left with a barrel section on the inside. Easy channel to access the wave and great fun.

RESORTS - Fun lefthander. Good surf break for beginners and long boards. Allows surfing at all tides. Resorts can get real big sets with good swell and is a great take-off in deeper water, with a ‘pyramid type’ section which barrels and is fun to get through, after which you have to cut back immediately to stay on the wave. A fun wave!

 

Diving

Fiji’s warm, clear waters and abundance of reef life make the islands a magnet for divers and snorkelers. Visibility regularly exceeds 30m. In terms of visibility the drier months of April to November are more reliable, but in different seasons divers will experience different things and diving is quite good year round. Many travelers take the opportunity to learn scuba diving while in Fiji.

Their special location close to world famous Beqa Lagoon and the amazing variety of local reefs offer an exceptional diving experience. Coral Coast diving offers unexplored diving as well as many world renowned dive sites such as sites in and around Beqa Lagoon. Every dive site has something special or unique to see and dives range from safe and easy to exciting wall dives in fast currents.

The main advantage of diving on the Coral Coast is the proximity of sites to the coast. The inside reefs can be reached by small boat, currents are usually moderate, and you will see good coral and reef fish. To see bigger pelagic fish and spectacular coral, they will take you to dive the outer reefs and passages. The reef surrounding Beqa is considered one of the world’s top diving locations. Beqa Lagoon, a 64-km barrier reef is famous for its dive sites which include Frigates Pass, a 48m wall dive with large pelagic fish including reef sharks; and Caesar’s Rocks with amazing coral heads and swim throughs.

Waidroka Bay Resort has a full service PADI Dive Shop on site, offering one, two or three tank dives. Waidroka Dive offers well maintained equipment for those that prefer to rent their equipment.
They offer dive excursions to dozens of world famous sites along with PADI courses catering to complete beginners through to professional level divers.

Other Activities

  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • spear-fishing
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Picnic
  • Board Games
  • Bird Watching
  • Mangrove trips at low tide
  • Rainforest trekking
  • Day trips - Navua River Adventure, gorge rafting, river kayaking, cave tour, Sigatoka sand dunes, sky diving, Suva Museum & shopping excursion...
  • Get a massage
  • Watch one of the movies from Resort's large movie library
  • Borrow a book or a some music from library
  • Afternoon activities such as local language, weaving, coconut opening and more
Duration
Room type
Type
Price
Basis
Travel dates
Availability
7 nights Surf & Dive Special (Double Share) Package Please enquire Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
7 nights Unlimited Surf Safari (Double Share) Package Please enquire Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
7 nights Panoramic Ocean View Room (Double Share) Package Please enquire Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
  • Prices above are per person prices, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • Children under the ages of 6 stay for free; Children between the ages of 6-12 pay 50%.
  • These are example packages and most packages can be adjusted to cater for you requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
  • Please click "Enquire Online" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf travel specialists.
 
 
Basic Package includes:
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Taxes

  

Unlimited Surf Safari Package includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a Panoramic Ocean View Room (ask for Bure Upgrade!)
  • Unlimited Local Coral Coast Boat Surf Transfers per person (excluding Frigates Passage Surf Trips*)
  • Full Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch 3-course Dinner
  • Return Transfers from airport to Waidroka Bay Resort (approx. 2 hour ride)
  • Complimentary ‘Welcoming Drink ‘ on arrival

 


The Waidroka ‘SURF & DIVE SPECIAL’ includes: 

  • Return Transfers from airport to Waidroka Bay Resort (approx. 2 hour ride).
  • Complimentary ‘Welcoming Drink ‘ on arrival.
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a Panoramic Ocean View Room (ask for Bure Upgrade).
  • Full Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and a 3-course Dinner.
  • 6-tanks of boat diving (max. 3 boat dive days)
  • 3 Coral Coast boat surf transfers 
  • All taxes


*ask about SURFING FAMOUS ‘FRIGATES PASSAGE’ and the ”ULTIMATE SHARK ENCOUNTER FIJI”  


The Perfection Pass Membership Benefits:

The Perfection Pass is the world’s first surf travel loyalty program. If you are a repeat client of The Perfect Wave, please apply for your membership and enjoy the following extra inclusions if you book a trip for at least 2 people to this beautiful Fiji resort:

  • 10% OFF the bar bill
  • 10% OFF massages
  • 50% discount on a PADI Discover Scuba Dive (an introductory dive – to be utilized within the first few days)
  • Stay 12 pay 11 nights deal on a Unlimited Surf Safari Package

 

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

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Reviews

Jeremy (July 2018)

The team at Waidroka bay were superb, amazing surf guides and boat captains, excellent meals and just unrivaled hospitality, they really made us feel like family.

Barbara (January 2018)

Huge Thanks to The perfect Wave Travel Group! We had a great time in Fiji, we surfed ourselves out in places where there was no one out. I felt like it was my second honey moon. Guided by the lovely people form Waidroka Bay Resort we experienced  Fiji in a way that we will never forget! I can’t wait to book the next surf destination with you! Vinaka Bula


Barbara (January 2018)

Huge Thanks to The perfect Wave Travel Group! We had a great time in Fiji, we surfed ourselves out in places where there was no one out. I felt like it was my second honey moon. Guided by the lovely people form Waidroka Bay Resort we experienced Fiji in a way that we will never forget! I cant wait to book the next surf destination with you! Vinaka Bula

Johannes (November 2016)
In the end thinks went quick and i`m already one week in new zealand! But fiji was pretty good, it started with a long delay of my flight but i arrived just in time for dinner instead of breakfast at waidroka! The stay were very nice, espacially the staff were amacing, i had mostly bad luck with the wave conditions, small and onshore. But just these one day at frigats was perfect and i had a few very very good waves bit over headhigh light off shore and just we were out there! After that week i spend another 5 day on malolo island and surfed glassy cloudbreak 3 days in a row! So in the end it was very good new surfexperience for me and i learned a lot surfing these kind of waves on fiji! Thanks for all nice

Jason (September 2016)
The whole experience with the Perfect Wave was amazing. With a short timeframe peter was able to tailor my package to my needs and got absolutely amazing waves for 3 days as a result. The Waidroka resort was one of a kind and will definitely be back, booking through the prefect wave!

Michael (September 2016)
Had a great trip, exceeded my expectations. Will definitely use A Perfect Wave for my next surf trip.

Jason (February 2016)
Waidroka Bay was amazing. The staff were fantastic. We spent Australia Day with Boris & the crew throwing an Aussie party after surfing Frgates all day with no-one else out!!

Thanks Perfect Wave!!

Ben (April 2014)

Totally seamless. Getting the trip organised could not have been easier.

Mike (April 2013)

We got back from Fiji yesterday and we had a great trip. We have nothing but positive feedback on Waidroka Bay Resort, all good. It was all I wanted and more great waves, weather and people. It's hard to put the experience in the water into words and the photos we took really don't capture the power of the waves.We got Frigates at perfect 8 ft (bombs) and another day 5 ft (smaller bombs). We will never forget these 2 days.

Mike (April 2013)

The Perfect Wave recommended the surfing at Waidroka Bay Resort to my mate and I - we spent a week there at Easter 2013 and had a fantastic time.Accommodation, food and service was great - Gill the surf guide was spot on everyday. We got 2 days at Frigates - at 5 and 8 ft. We will never forget those two days - for a lot of good reasons. Other surf spots were Pipes and Jays - all good.Keep an open mind, watch the horizon and pack a longer/thinner board for the big ones - then charge!

Rob (September 2012)

I just got back from a fantastic 7-day surf trip in Fiji. The staff at Waidroka are amazing: well-informed surf guide Gil with lots of energy and passion always taking care that all surfers are well briefed before surfing a new spot friendly Fijian staff that serve delicious home-cooked meals and lastly a friendly management team that are always happy to have a chat.I came by myself and was taken care of by everyone and the unlimited surf option that I chose was worth it: I surfed between 3-5 hours daily depending on tide and wave/weather conditions. Luckily the weather and waves were on my side and I surfed anything from 2-6ft waves five out of seven days of my trip. But even though it was dry season it poured down for the last 1.5 days.The positives: Great surf guide that knows where to go and surfs with you (even mentioned that he would get my board if I lost it!) good food (at breakfast and lunch you can choose what you want and set dinner) good for single experienced surfers as well as for groups great breaks (short barrels to long walls) good for couples too as they offer daily diving and snorkelling option for your better half if she's into it, otherwise get a massage and relax on the pool or on one of the multiple day beds. The negatives: Not much! let me think. Well, the wind can wreck the waves and it's not Bali where it blows offshore all day in the right season but I had no crowds with perfect waves and if you can plan your holiday closer to the actual date it's highly likely that you score perfect waves. Unfortunately, for people that want a sandy beach, the resort has only a rocky beach front and at low-tide there's no water in front of the resort. Best surf conditions: Offshore winds are mainly from the E, NE to the NW. Some spots are sideshore in SE winds as well. S and W winds are onshore. SE swells seem to be less lined up and SW swells with a higher period deliver great walls, but both swell directions work great on the reefs. Surfed a SW and SE swell during my stay.One last thing, Fiji is not for beginners. The breaks are all reefs and you should be at least an intermediate surfer to enjoy yourself.