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Located on Fiji’s Coral Coast, Waidroka Bay Resort offers the very best of nature, both above and below the water – including the world-renowned Beqa Lagoon shark dive. Combined with classic Fijian hospitality and an ethos of wellness and clean living, Waidroka Bay Resort provides the perfect balance of relaxation, nature, and adventure.
Set in a stunning and tranquil rainforest on Fiji’s famous Coral Coast, Waidroka offers the very best of nature, both above and below the water. First established in 1994 by one of Waidroka’s pioneering divers, Waidroka Bay Resort’s current owners have developed it into one of Fiji’s leading boutique dive and surf resorts. The resort is now renowned for its Fijian-style hospitality and family-like atmosphere, and for offering some of the Pacific Ocean’s greatest highlights just a stone’s throw away.
Boasting some of Fiji’s finest diving on its doorstep including one of the world’s best shark dives, as well as quick access to Pacific Harbour – the adventure and culture capital of Fiji – Waidroka Bay Resort creates genuinely unforgettable holiday experiences for all its guests. All of that excitement, combined with Fiji’s relaxed culture and a focus on healthy living ensure guests get everything they possibly want from their trip.
Waidroka Bay Resort’s Shared Panoramic Ocean View Room has the same design and layout as the regular Panoramic Ocean View Rooms. Located on a small hilltop overlooking the resort, this room boasts 360-degree views of the surrounding rainforest and offers a fresh breeze from the Pacific Ocean. This mixed dorm-style room can accommodate a maximum of 3 guests in single beds. Additional facilities include a bathroom, table and chairs, private lockable wardrobes, ceiling fan and a large verandah, as well as air conditioning, mini-fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities.
The resort’s Panoramic Ocean View Rooms are also located on the hilltop overlooking the resort, offer magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and Waidroka’s private lagoon. Each room boasts a 360-degree view of the surrounding rainforest and provides a fresh breeze from the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding forest. All rooms offer separate bathrooms, one bedroom – with a queen-size double bed or an arrangement of full-size single beds – as well as a table and chairs, ceiling fan and a large shared veranda. Additional amenities include air-conditioning, mini-fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and outside seating.
The Deluxe Ocean Front Bures are located in an idyllic setting surrounded by stunning rainforest and tropical gardens, and with great views of the Pacific Ocean. Each Bure has a large room which can be set up in many different arrangements, offering a variety of choices for individuals, couples, honeymooners, or families of up to four. All Bures have ceiling fans, a writing table, chairs, and separate bathroom facilities, as well as a private terrace furnished with comfortable seating and a ‘hammock-chair’. Additional amenities include air-conditioning, mini-fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Waidroka’s Superior Ocean Front Bures boast magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and feature their own private garden. The large living area provides plenty of space for lounging as well as a choice of additional bedding configurations consisting of single and/or queen beds. Separate to this space is a master bedroom and bathroom. Features of these rooms include a sofa sitting corner with a large coffee table, walk-in closet, table and chairs, mini-fridge, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and large decking area.
The resort’s restaurant serves a variety of buffet and a la carte meals consisting of healthy, fresh local produce. Alongside international favourites, guests will have the chance to try local Fijian cuisine such as RouRou Soup and Wahoo in coconut cream. Guests can also experience the famous Fijian ‘Lovo’ – a style of underground cooking where food is wrapped in banana leaves and placed under hot coals in an earth-oven. The pool bar serves a wide selection of wines, ice-cold local beers, soft drinks and cocktails, and with the private bay as a backdrop, offers the perfect place to relax after an action-packed day.
Waidroka also provides an on-call massage and spa service that can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own room or in a water-front massage bure. Yoga classes are offered daily, often including yogic breathing and meditation to improve overall physical and mental well-being. A range of enriching cultural activities can also be arranged by the resort including local language lessons, weaving, and coconut opening, while the more adventurous can try their hand at spearfishing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or take part in a variety of ball games. Waidroka is also home to some of Fiji’s best and least-crowded surf breaks, including the world-famous Frigates Passage – a magical long-peeling reef break 14-miles out in the pacific ocean.
Waidroka’s well-equipped PADI dive centre is passionate about providing incredible underwater adventures to its guests. With a fleet of five, well-equipped dive boats, set moorings on most sites, and full equipment rental including computers, Waidroka always manages to ensure a safe and enjoyable dive on any given day. Most of the resort’s 20 dive sites are between 10 and 45 minutes from the resort and conditions are great for diving year-round, with visibility that can easily exceed 30-meters. The dive centre also offers a full range of PADI scuba courses, from beginner to instructor, including a variety of specialities.
Perhaps the resort’s biggest draw is the famous Beqa Lagoon shark dive – considered one of the best in the world – that offers divers the chance to observe as many as eight shark species in one spot. Possible sightings include bull sharks, whitetip reef sharks, blacktip reef sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, and grey reef sharks, not to mention huge tiger sharks of up to 5-meters! The lagoon is also home to 190-miles of barrier reef and boasts Fiji’s largest variety of diving in one area – earning it a reputation as “the mecca of Pacific diving”.