Snorkeling The Reef

Slider Coral Reef

The Great Astrolable Barrier reef is the worlds 4th longest Barrier Reef and runs along the South side of Kadavu Island and up to the North Astrolabe Reef. consisting of 75 miles of pristine hard and soft corals, it creates extensive sheltered coral lagoons where guests can drift over coral gardens filled with countless colourful reef fish, starfish and critters. There are 5 main passageways through the reef, all withing a short boat ride of Matava Resort. Continue Reading …

Scuba Diving

Manta Reef delivers yet again

Mad Fish Dive Centre is Matava’s on site PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. We dive the The Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef extensively and cater for all levels of diver from beginner to experienced. Mad Fish Dive Centre will take you to sites varying in depths, currents and visibility ranging from 20 – 100m where you can expect a kaleidoscope of colourful corals and wonderful marine life – we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed. Continue Reading …

Sport and Game Fishing

Bite Me Too at cruise

Superb blue water sport and big game fishing awaits you from your base at Matava - Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort.

Kadavu island is volcanic in origin and rises 3,000 meters from the ocean floor. Surrounded by hundreds of miles of fringing coral, the island also has 75 miles of great barrier reef forming sheltered lagoons and steep outer reef drop-offs. Continue Reading …

The Bamboo Spa

The Bamboo Spa at Matava

Step lightly over the gateway to relaxation – a symbolic beginning to your journey through this oasis – leaving behind cares and the outside world as if on a far distant shore. Each guest’s journey is unique…

Welcome to The Bamboo Spa

As part of our full body rituals, your path begins with another soothing experience rich with symbolic meaning – a warm foot soak in fragrant coconut milk bath… a welcoming and cleansing gesture which will leave you feeling serene. Continue Reading …

Trekking

Jungle trails

Walk through lush verdant rainforest ascending the hills to reveal stunning views of The Great Astrolabe Reef, then descend to beautiful white pristine beaches and coral lagoons. There are no roads around Matava, only a network of paths that link one village to the next. 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……

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GT Popping & Deepwater Jigging

Kadavu GT

Matava Resort’s 30ft custom built fast offshore centre console fishing boat BITE ME TOO is the perfect platform for exploring Kadavu Island’s extensive barrier reef, sea-mounts and trenches.

Whether you are hunting the big GTs that live on the outer barrier reef breakers or the dogtooth tuna patrolling the outer reef slopes, Bite Me Too is the perfect boat.

Adventures at Matava on Kadavu, Fiji

Tamarillo Sea Kayakaing

“Just SO much to do and so little time in this Paradise to do it all… That’s the BIGGEST problem…”
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Kadavu Culture and Community

Traditional Meke

“…there seemed to be something deep and spiritual about Fijians; perhaps this came from their closeness to earth, to water…”
S. Dobey, St. Columban’s Mission Society

Birds and Birdwatching on Kadavu, Fiji

Kadavu honeyeater, xanthotis provocator

Matava Resort is remote, isolated and only accessable by boat. Surrounded by dense primary and secondary tropical and sub-tropical rainforrest, several village trails lead off the resort grounds providing ideal walks. Matava Resort is remote, isolated and only accessable by boat. Continue Reading …

Custom built Dive Boats

Dive Me, custom built dive vessel on Kadavu

Matava has 2 custom built dive boats designed for navigating Kadavu island’s complex lagoons and Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef.

They will whisk you in comfort to your day’s dive sites and provide a practical and safe dive platform.

Enjoy the ride !

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Ocean kayaking

Sea kayak lunchtime in Kadavu, Fij

Sea kayaking and cultural adventures with our partners and Kadavu Island expert guiding company Tamarillo Tropical Expeditions. Continue Reading …

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 …

Surfing in Kadavu, Fiji

Naiqoro Right Hand

Matava Resort is on the South East side of Kadavu Island facing the predominant South Easterly swell.

Fortunately, the Great Astrolabe barrier reef lies directly in front of the resort sheltering it from any swell and providing large calm lagoons for water based activities. Continue Reading …