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 …

Latest Specials !

red hot specials

We have a Last Minute Stay/Save Special currently available for selected dates in November and December 2015 on our most popular all-inclusive Resort discounted Packages – Stay 5 nights or more and get an extra night FREE !  Traveling in 2016 ? Book now and get an instant 10% Early Bird Discount. Continue Reading …

The Matava Experience Package

Matava experience package in Kadavu, Fiji

True adventure can only be found in those pristine, out of the way places where new experiences and cultures combine into a life changing experience.

Come experience this awesome adventure at Matava on Kadavu and immerse yourself in world class adventure activities in this outer island paradise.

From F$945 per person

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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 …

Adventure Honeymoon Package

Adventure Honeymoon at Matava, Kadavu, Fiji

Come and live the Adventure Honeymoon of your dreams at Matava and immerse yourself in a week of world class adventure activities in this outer island paradise.

Private remote beach picnic, romantic private dinner on your own bure deck  and welcome champers & fruit to start your adventure holiday.

From F$1,215 per person

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 …

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Snorkel Fest Package

Snorkelling on Kadavu, Fiji

Have a fun packed week with world class adventure activities in this outer island paradise maxing out on the snorkelling opportunities.

Reef lovers who enjoy the sun on their back, the Astrolabe Reef also provides a superb snorkeling experience.

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Kayak Kadavu

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

Have a fun packed week with world class adventure activities in this outer island paradise maxing out on the professional kayaking opportunities with Tamarillo Expeditions .

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.

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Trail Blazing Package

Trekking on Kadavu, Fiji

Walk 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.

From F$1,745 per person

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Birding Treat Package

Birding treat adventure Package, Matava, Fijhas Blue head on Kadavu

What a treat! 27 species are found nowhere else in the world (endemic), such as the fabulous Golden and  Orange Doves (Bune or Bunako), three species of Shining-Parrots (Kaka), and the widespread Collared Lory (Kula) which is even found in town centres.

All for the taking within walking distance of your bure!

From F$1,735 per person

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GT Popping & Jigging Packages

GT Popping package at Matava on Kadavu, Fiji

4 – 7 night Packages with unlimited Popper Casting and deep water jigging aboard ‘BITE ME TOO’

Specialist long range fishing targeting the biggest GTs on the outer barrier reef breakers and long range remote deepwater jigging for trophy sized Dogtooth Tuna.

From F$2,600 per person

Sport & Gamefishing Packages

Fishing Frenzy, 7 days unlimited fishing package in Kadavu, Fiji

3 – 7 night Packages with Unlimited Sport fishing including all trolling tackle on ‘BITE ME TOO‘ with Bite Me Gamefishing Charters.

From F$1,845 per person

Scuba Dive Kadavu Package

Scuba Dive Kadavu with Matava Resort, Fiji

Come and dive the best of Kadavu with Mad Fish Dive Centre on this awesome 7 night/5 days scuba diving package and stay at Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort directly on the Great Astrolabe Reef.

Price F$2,990 per person

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The Matava Experience Package

Accommodation in an Oceanview Traditional Bure
Traditional Lovo Feast and Kava ceremony*
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, unlimited tea/coffee)
Return Kadavu Island Airport – Resort boat transfers
Complimentary use of snorkel gear
Inclusive of all Fiji Taxes

Price per person based on double / twin share – 7 nights – F$ 2065.00
6 nights – F$1810 / 5 nights – F$1540 / 4 nights – F$1250 / 3 nights – F$945*

See Last Minute Specials and Early Bird Discounts HERE

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Add-On Adventure Activities

 All prices in Fiji Dollars (F$)

DIVING RATES (also see packages)

Rates include boat, tanks and weights. Gear hire is available – $50/day or F$220 / 5 days . Torches / Computers Extra

1 Tank / Night

2 Tanks

(1 day)

6 Tanks

(3 days)

8 Tanks

(4 days)

10 Tanks

(5 days)

Extra day

(2 tanks)

3rd dive of the day

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Discover SCUBA

Open Water Referral

Open Water Course

Advanced Open Water

Rescue Diver

Rate (per person)






(Course materials extra or complete coursework on-line – . Materials price TBA on booking)


Rates include lunch for full day charters and all snacks and soft drinks on all charters

BITE ME TOO’ – Our fabulous fast offshore 30ft centre console game fishing boat

(price for boat / max 6 pax)

½ Day

1 Day

2 Days

3 Days

4 days

Extra Days








SNORKELLING (price per person including free gear hire)
House Reef – unlimited snorkelling of Critter Junction & Waya Island


Dedicated Boat Snorkel Trip – 2 Hour trip to exquisite snorkel sites (min 2)


Join the Dive Boat – 4 Hour trip to sites farther afield (suitable sites if room)


SURFING (price per person including boat and driver)
3 Hour trip to Soso, Vesi or Naiqoro reef breaks (min 2)


Picnic Lunch on a choice of fabulous secluded beaches (Per person, min 2)


Private Romantic Dinner on your Bure Deck (per couple)


TREKKING (price per person – guided treks minimum 2 pax )
Local Treks – unlimited trekking to waterfalls, rainforest trails, birding spots


Guided Waterfall Trek – nature and cultural trek to village and waterfall


Guided ‘Tei Tei’ Trek – Visit plantations learn about local plant medicine


BIRDWATCHING (price per person)
Guided ‘Birding’ Trek – 3 hour trek to bag all 3 Kadavu endemic species


OCEAN KAYAKING (price per person – guided trips minimum 2 pax- includes guide, meals and village accommodation for overnight stays)
Local Kayaking – unlimited use of resort kayaks for nearby paddles


Guided Day Trip – adventure exploration of turquoise bays and mangroves


Guided Overnight Trip – exploration, cultural immersion and village stay


 All prices in Fiji Dollars (F$)

See our all inclusive packages here…

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See our Resort Information Guide here:  Matava Start Your Adventure

See our Terms and Conditions for full booking policy and information.

All rates valid from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016

All prices are in Fijian dollars and inclusive of VAT and Sales Turnover Tax

* Stays of less than 5 nights, Lovo and Kava night not guaranteed


Pacific Sun Kadavu Scheduled Flights

There are few ways to get to Kadavu and Matava Resort. Fiji Link serves the island of Kadavu with daily flights from Nadi and Suva. The flight from Nadi is on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The flight from Suva is on Wednesdays. There are no flights on Sundays.

Island Hopper Charter flights also services the resort on Saturdays and any other day on request.

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Manta Madness Dive Package

Manta Madness 10 Day Dive Package at Matava, Kadavu, Fiji

Come and dive with the Mantas of Kadavu on this awesome 10 day scuba diving package and stay at Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort directly on the Great Astrolabe Reef.

Price F$4,250 per person

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Learn to Dive Package

PADI eLearning

Many of our guests tell us they just can’t find the time to learn to dive during their busy work schedules.  And, what better place to learn to dive than at a world-class destination while on vacation?

PADI‘s new “Dive Today” program changes the old fashion way of teaching.  Mad Fish Dive Centre‘s course has you diving a real dive site on the Great Astrolabe Reef the afternoon of your first day. Continue Reading …