In the midst of the rainforest yet right on the South Pacific ocean’s edge is Waidroka Bay Resort. A true adventurer’s paradise combined with a blissful retreat of privacy and tranquility.
Prices from $1325 AUD per person
Surf the biggest variety of left & right hand surf-breaks in Fiji! The Waidroka Unlimited Surf Safari package includes:
- 7 nights’ accommodation in a Panoramic Ocean View Room
- Unlimited Coral Coast Surf Trips per person (snorkeling and fishing also available)
- 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
(Prices based on double occupancy or twin share)
Superior Deluxe Ocean Front / View Bure
Located on the ocean front with magnificent views of the sea. Featuring a master bedroom with walk in closet, plus main room with table & chairs, sofa, second bed and ceiling fan. There is also a large private bathroom and an outdoor deck surrounded by a private garden.
Deluxe Ocean Front / View Bures
All Bures boast wonderful sea views with outdoor decks and garden. All have ceiling fans, private bathrooms plus table & chairs as well as hammock chairs on the private terraces.
Panoramic Ocean View Rooms
Rising out of the rainforest above the resort, these rooms command divine views over the reef and onto the distant islands. Each room has a private bathroom, bedroom, ceiling fan, table and chairs.
The menu offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with most of the items available around the clock. A breakfast featuring a wide array of local fresh fruit will prepare you well for your day’s activities.
The main meal is a set menu dinner. This changes daily with an emphasis on using the freshest local produce. The restaurant produces both local Fijian cuisine and international dishes to suit every palate. The famous Fijian ‘Lovo’ (Fijian style barbecue cooked in an earth-oven) is often a highlight.
Dinner is a social event for the whole resort and served around a large table where lifelong friendships are often made.
The bar is the social magnet of the evening, and offers a selection of fine wines, ice cold beer and soft drinks. ‘Happy Hour’ is daily between 5.00 and 6.00pm, at the outside pool bar where the Waidroka Cocktail of the Day is the most popular guest!
Waidroka Bay Resort is ideal for those travelers who want to fly into Fiji, and surf Frigates on the same day. You’ll find the breaks of Waidroka are much less crowded than those such as Cloudbreak and Restaurants on the western side of the island.
Surfing in Fiji is world class, with surf all year round. Most breaks are over reef, and can be challenging over 5ft, so surfers need to be competent in surfing these type of breaks.
A large variety of waves can be surfed, and all break consistently in southerly swells, right on the Waidroka Bay Resort’s doorstep
When to go
There are 2 surf seasons, with the best swells coming from the southerly fronts that originate from low pressure systems starting in the Tasman Sea to the south of Australia.
These cold fronts occur year round, and are most frequent in the dry season, from March to October, and often produce swells up to 8 to 12’.
Cyclones forming off North Queensland between November and March produce excellent waves. Often with ‘tropical’ conditions – glassy or light winds all day, and extremely hot. This is the time when our breaks can fire up with limited crowds.
During the winter/wet season, the SE trade winds are offshore at Frigates, Pipe, 420’s and Resorts. The recommended surfboards to take would be your normal short board and a larger semi-gun for the bigger days.
Board shorts are fine all year round and booties are a personal option for the reef, as is a rash-guard and sunscreen protection.
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. There is also the world famous Frigates Passage, a long peeling left-hander, which you will never forget, in the most magical conditions!
The trips to any of our local breaks take no longer than 10 minutes. A boat-driver & surf-guide will always be on board for your guidance and safety, and we always carry water, fruit and some snacks, as well as VHF and phone.
The trip to Frigates Passage takes approx 45 minutes. Travel in comfort aboard one of our three boats, ‘Fiji Explorer’, a 30 foot catamaran style boat with a full roof, padded seats and toilet, ‘Wave Rider’, or ‘Wave Hunter’. Which ever the boat, it remains with you while you enjoy the world class waves at some of the best surf breaks in the world.
Between sets you can relax in the shaded comfort of the boat and enjoy lunch, snacks, drinks and stories from your Fijian guides. With a large selection of rental surf boards, body boards, helmets, rash guards and booties, a true surfing safari is at your finger tips.
World class and one of the best surf breaks in Fiji. Can rival Cloudbreak on a good day, and will pick up a little more wave height than any of the local breaks, due to its location 20 km out to sea.
SE Trades are offshore, and it is a great choice of wave once local breaks become smaller, or are blown out. Frigates is a powerful, fast and consistent hollow left, with big barrels, long rides and works at all tides! Most surfers that had a few sessions here will come back to Fiji to surf Frigates again and again.
With a relatively easy take-off (unless it’s BIG!), and with various sections, the longest ride can be 150m plus, down to a hollow barrel on the inside section (gets very shallow at low tide!). Definitely one of the most fun waves in the Pacific!
A great left just opposite Serua in the same bay, and if Serua turns on-shore, 420’s will produce. If the swell is too large for Serua, there is a chance for 420’s to turn on, as it holds bigger and works with NW winds. 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. Shallow on the deep inside.
Fun left hander. Good surf break for beginners and long boards when smaller and at high tide. Allows surfing at all tides. Resorts can get real big sets with good swell, and is a great take-off in deeper water. Features a ‘pyramid’ section which barrels and is fun to get through, after which you have to cut back immediately to stay on the wave. Fun, but short.
Also called it mini-Teahupoo! A peaky lefthander, and pure barrels, recommended for experienced surfers only. Breaks on mid-high tide. 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 and those looking for fast left-hand barrels.
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’!
Great long right hander. Mellow take off going into hollow inside section. On medium days this is one of the longest rights surfing in 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. Stay with it! Your ride has not finished yet. As you head in towards the inside reef (quite shallow) a full reform/peak will start coming straight at you from down the line. Back door it! Where the boat parks is perfect for barrel photo’s. Drop out after that since it becomes shallow.
A super hollow, fast and barreling right hand wave that breaks from 2’ to 6’. Works best around the high tide, with offshore or cross-offshore winds from NE to West. Likes a bit of west in the swell to run all the way down the reef.
A fun and fast right hander which gives you the pleasure of being able to ‘rail-it’ into a barrel, making it a great option for our regular footers looking for shade!
A powerful and thick right hander with a pyramid like take-off in deep water. The outside point of the Reef will pick up more swell than any other break around. When everywhere else has little swell, there will always be a wave at Shifties. Surfable at all tides.
Draw your first bottom turn, and cut-back straight into the wave once off the pyramid. Produces very large waves at the take off and quite a long run if the wave connects. One of the biggest take-off points of all the waves Waidroka has to offer.
A right hand barrel which can be tricky at takeoff, 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.
At Waidroka, emphasis is on high level water activities and complete relaxation whilst enjoying the Fijian culture and people. Our staff come from the surrounding villages, and are a part of the Waidroka Family, enhancing the connection between the local culture and resort environment.
Guests visiting Waidroka will truly discover what Fijian hospitality is all about. Waidroka Bay Resort is an adventurer’s paradise specialising in surfing and scuba diving to breath taking breaks and reefs.
Other resort activities include sport & game fishing, snorkeling, reef walking, rainforest hiking, bird watching and kayaking.
The resort owns and operates 4 professionally equipped boats, ensuring safe, comfortable and enjoyable trips for all water activities.
Through our PADI Dive Centre all equipment can be rented for any of the activities, and is maintained to the highest standard, as safety is of high priority.
Internet is available throughout the resort in various ways (WiFi, USB Dongles and wired connections). Small surcharges apply, dependent on the option you choose.
Pacific Harbour is a short 20 minute drive from the resort, offering a choice of restaurants, bars, shopping and culture.
Day trips can be easily arranged to Fijian Handicrafts, Fijian Villages, River Tours, White Water Rafting, Rainforest Canopy Zip-Lining and many other cultural experiences.