“Just SO much to do and so little time in this Paradise to do it all… That’s the BIGGEST problem…”
Jenny, CO, USA
Get into one of our sea kayaks and glide through crystal clear waters. A startled ray may fly past and electric blue tropical fish pulsate in their coral habitat as you drift over the brillant corals.
Explore the deep and indented bays, turquoise lagoons and rocky islets and meander through the winding waterways within the mangrove forest.
We also offer fully tailored all day guided kayak trips or overnight kayak trips , which include staying at local villages.
For reef lovers who enjoy the sun on their back, the Astrolabe Reef provides a superb snorkeling experience. Whether exploring one of the island’s best fringing reefs right in front of the resort or taking a short boat ride to the main reef itself, you’ll be dazzled by the amazing array of corals and fish for which the Astrolabe is famous.
All the snorkeling equipment you’ll need is available for hire from the resort’s dive shop.
Walk or trek through lush verdant rainforest ascending the hills to reveal stunning views of The Great Astrolabe Reef, then descend to beautiful white pristine beaches. There are no roads around Matava, only a network of paths that link one village to the next.
Then plunge into one of the many cool, refreshing waterfalls and pools that slice down through the rugged highlands and watch as the local children leap from dizzying heights.
Take a guided nature walk to discover the local flora and fauna or learn of the traditional uses of plants with a local medicine man.
The Great Astrolabe Reef, long regarded as a world-class scuba diving destination, also provides perfect uncrowded and hassle-free surfing . There are three passages (breaks in the reef) that produce long barreling waves anywhere from 2-12 feet. Each passage offers varied conditions that will suit all styles, levels and egos.
Intermediate to advanced surfing skills are required.
“There were just so many things to do, even when I wasn’t diving. Thanks for two fantastic weeks!”
Tom Rothenbucher, Switzerland