Adventures at Matava on Kadavu, Fiji

“Just SO much to do and so little time in this Paradise to do it all… That’s the BIGGEST problem…”
Jenny, CO, USA

Sea kayaking

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.

Click here for more info on sea kayaking.


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.

All treks have been established in conjunction with local villages.


Vesi Left Hand

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.

Click here for more info on surfing and our surf breaks.



Outrigger Canoeing

We can arrange guides outrigger canoeing trips for our guests with Paddle Fiji.Ourtegger Adventures

From the comfort of Matava Resort, you can paddle, snorkel and trek through a truly remote Pacific island wilderness with  indigenous Great Astrolabe Reef guides.  Minimum group size: 2 people, max. 6 people.

Contact us for details.



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“There were just so many things to do, even when I wasn’t diving. Thanks for two fantastic weeks!”

Tom Rothenbucher, Switzerland