Matava Reefs

Matava and the Great Astrolabe ReefMatava_manta_03

Explore the magnificent remote and unspoiled Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef and watch in awe at 15 foot Fijian mantas barrel roll right in front of you. Snap some images. your friends will be amazed at. The PADI 5* Dive Team will get you really close! There are miles of pristine reef to explore and discover – one of the longest barrier reefs on the planet.

When not diving the reefs offer snorkelling and sea kayaking that can’t be bettered. Trek to stunning waterfalls and learn about the native plants and their medicinal properties still used today and fulfil your spirit of adventure at the multiple award-winning Matava Resort – literally Fiji…Untouched.

Traditional bures nestle in private gardens on the rain forest slopes. Feast on our own organic-grown fruits, vegetables and freshly caught fish, served by lantern light on the terrace at sundown. For those that prefer our range of healthy menus are organic, gluten free, sodium low, and lactose light. Sip your favourite wine, cocktail, icy cold beer or smoothie – yes, you have earned it! Spend time to massage your cares away in the Bamboo Spa or just soak up the view from your private sun deck as the sun sets over the stunning lagoon.

Meet the real people of Fiji and experience their culture. Wash away your Carbon Footprint – no roads, no cars, no noise, just the sound of waves breaking on the barrier reef.

It’s a jungle out there – 
Dive in !

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De-stress & De-tox


Do your body and mind a favor and escape the noisy polluted world. Rest, relax, rejuvenate and restore your bodies natural health with a dose of clean Pacific Ocean air, Yoga, meditation , Bamboo Spa treatments, fun adventure activities and dine on healthy organic foods grown right before your very eyes. Experience the real Fiji and leave no carbon footprint. Depart refreshed, invigorated  and ready to face hustle and bustle of the modern world. Continue Reading …

Matava wins Environment/Local Sustainability Award at AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards

AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards 2010

Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco-Adventure Resort is proud to be announced as the winner of the Environment/Local Sustainability Award at the AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards for its policies on environmental sustainability and the environment. Continue Reading …

Asia Pacific’s first PADI Green Star Award awarded to Matava, Fiji

Green Star Award

We’re pleased to announce that Matava – Fijis Premier Eco Adventure Resort has received the first PADI Green Star award in the Asia Pacific region in November 2011 for our sustainable and eco-conscious environmental activities and business practices. Continue Reading …

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Terms and Conditions


A non-refundable deposit of 20% on accommodation or any all-inclusive package quote is required to secure a confirmed booking. The minimum deposit amount is F$100. Visa and MasterCard are accepted by the resort. This booking deposit is not refundable. Continue Reading …

Matava’s Packing Checklist

A veteran traveler’s packing list is a chronicle of hard-won lessons, which explains why Matava’s Director, Richard Akhtar has a story behind every item on this list. He’s traveled throughout Africa, the Pacific Islands, North America and Europe, as well as hiking around some of the most remote areas in these regions. Continue Reading …

TripAdvisor Reviews


Conservation and the Environment at Matava

Conservation and the Environment at Matava

Matava Resort is a small and intimate getaway designed to blend in with its natural environment. Traditional thatched Fijian bures nestled on the edge of the rainforest look out over the Pacific ocean and Great Astrolabe barrier reef.

It is the resort’s policy to minimise our impact on the environment and to promote and support ecologically sound conservation measures in our community. Continue Reading …

Matava’s Responsible Tourism Code of Conduct

Matava Eco resort

Matava’s dedication to Responsible Tourism is the driving force behind our Environmental Policy.

Far from being an abstract ideal for us, Responsible Tourism shapes all our major decisions – from the concept that ‘Small Groups Leave Fewer Footprints’ to the choice of contractors and suppliers. Here are our guidelines in a nutshell. Continue Reading …

Matava now a Certified Member of Best Eco Lodges

Best Eco Lodge Cerified

Matava is now a member of Best Eco LodgesBest Eco Lodges features the top eco friendly hotels, eco resorts and green hotels in the world. Best Eco Lodges‘ goal is to create awareness among eco travelers about genuine sustainable lodgings worldwide.

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Learn to dive with our PADI Dive Courses

PADI eLearning

Mad Fish Dive Centre based at Matava is a full service PADI 5 Star Dive Centre.

We run all dive courses that range from PADI Discover Scuba Diving through to PADI Divemaster. Continue Reading …

Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort earns 2012 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012

Honoured as a Highly Rated Resort as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

KADAVU, FIJI – 24th May 2012 – Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Lees than 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. Continue Reading …

The Bamboo Spa Opens @ Matava Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort


Fiji’s newest destination spa opens at Matava Eco Resort
on Kadavu with Pure Fiji

KADAVU, FIJI ISLANDS – 12 May 2012 – Matava – Fiji’s Premier eco Adventure Resort is proud to have opened the first full service Pure Fiji Spa on the island of Kadavu.

The Bamboo Spa is the first and only full service Spa facility on Kadavu. We decided to partner with Pure Fijias our environmental policies and missions are so much in line.

We are proud to have Ms Channel Joy join our management team as our Spa Manager and Senior Beauty Therapist since opening. Chanel has been a professional in the spa industry in Fiji since the 1990′s and was one of the designers and managers of the Pure Fiji Spa at Pure fiji;s headquarters in Fiji.

Matava Resort is proud to have installed this Spa purely using the alternative power already available at the resort. All water heating and lighting is supplied by purely solar systems. Continue Reading …

Thank You Matava 100% AWARE

Thank you – Matava Resort Fiji for joining 100% AWARE.

Your donation will be put to good use to protect our ocean. And all your students will receive the Project AWARE version of their PADI Certification Card. A big THANKS to Matava.

Matava is the Grand Diamond prize @ The Happy Hearts Love Sharks Wedding Contest

Calling all eco-conscious couples – how would you like a honeymoon in a certified eco-resort in stunning Fiji?

By making your wedding shark-free, you can  show respect to both your guests and our oceans as well as earning the opportunity to win a fabulous prize!

Enter the Happy Hearts Love Sharks – Hong Kong wedding contest now.

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Pack For A Purpose & Matava join forces

Pack For A Purpose

Matava has committed to being part of the Pack For A Purpose initiative. Click here to find our exact requests…

Help Pack For A Purpose make a difference in the lives of children around the world. Use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to the communities you visit. If just 500 individuals pack 5 lbs (2.27 kgs) each, we can provide 1.25 tons of Supplies! Continue Reading …

Recognition for Matava at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2010


Recognition for Matava at the 
Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2010

Matava has won in the Best in the Marine Environment category at this year’s Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2010 organised by Continue Reading …

Responsible Tourism Code of Conduct

Matava’s dedication to Responsible Tourism is the driving force behind our Environmental Policy. Far from being an abstract ideal for us, Responsible Tourism shapes all our major decisions – from the concept that ‘Small Groups Leave Fewer Footprints’ to the choice of contractors and suppliers. Here are our guidelines in a nutshell.

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Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award Awarded to Matava for 3rd Year in a Row

Matava has again been awarded the Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award 2009 for its policies on environmental sustainability.

KADAVU, FIJI ISLANDS – 16th February 2010 – Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco-Adventure Resort is proud to announce that it is an official 2009 recipient of The Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award for the 3rd year in row.
Project AWARE Foundation Chairman, Dr. Drew Richardson recognizes the importance of the scuba diving community taking its part in protection of global ecosystems. “The Environmental Achievement Award is about rewarding vision, excellence and pursuit of conservation. More importantly, this award ensures the enjoyment of underwater environments for future generations,” states Richardson.
“Our awards recognise dive operators making a positive impact on local communities and the environment, as well as providing great dive holidays! The number of outstanding environmental programs taking place is inspiring,” said Joanna McNamara, Project AWARE Coordinator. Continue Reading …