We are delighted to announce Special Offers on our two most popular all-inclusive discounted Packages. For all you mad keen divers, book our Scuba Dive Kadavu Package and your buddy dives for FREE ! For guests wishing to explore Kadavu Island, snorkel the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef, hike, kayak or just relax in the Bamboo Spa, book the all-inclusive Matava Experience Package and the second person goes HALF Price !
With over 500 people attending the various activities during the two day weekend, the message was loud and clear, we need to protect our oceans, even from a Mile High!
We’re featured in the latest issue of the Air Pacific in-flight magazine, Islands.
Sea-kayaking in Kadavu By Sarah Daniell
I’m sitting cross-legged on the floor in the community hall of an outer island village. Before me on a woven mat is a plate laden with home-made cakes and a jug of fresh lemon-leaf tea. “Kana vakalevu, eat plenty,” says Iokimi, an old Fijian guy sitting next to me. “We don’t like it when tourists come here and just pick at the food.”
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 …
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.
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 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.
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.…
KADAVU, FIJI ISLANDS – 26th February 2011 – Matava has been awarded the Environment/Local Sustainability Award at the AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards
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 2010 for its policies on environmental sustainability and the environment. Continue Reading …
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 …
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.
Please see below the key principles or code of conduct for operating ‘Responsible’ Matava adventures: Continue Reading …
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 …
The Great Fiji Butterfly Fish Count in November 2010 is a great opportunity for Matava guests to get involved in celebrating and recording an aspect of Fiji’s amazing coral reef biodiversity, show we all care about the world’s delicate coral reef systems, and have fun, by taking part in a week-long hunt for the Great Fiji Butterflyfish.
Click here to find out more about our Great Fiji Butterflyfish Count Package to the Fiji Islands today and see all the mantas and pristine tropical reefs on Mad Fish Dive Centre’s dive boats on the Great Astrolabe Reef on Kadavu! Continue Reading …
As the world’s oldest and largest international ecotourism association, TIES seeks to be the global source of knowledge and advocacy uniting communities, conservation, and sustainable travel.
A common question asked is what EXACTLY is ecotourism? Ecotourism is: “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” (TIES, 1990) Continue Reading …
Matava organises Fiji to be the first COUNTRY to fully participate in the Shark Free Marina Initiative
Matava has been awarded the Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award 2008 for its policies on environmental sustainability
KADAVU, FIJI ISLANDS – 5th Februuary 2008 – Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco-Adventure Resort is proud to announce that it is an official 2008 recipient of The Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award.
Project AWARE Foundation Chairman, Dr. Drew Richardson recognizes the importance of the scuba diving community taking its part in protection of global ecosystems. “The Project AWARE 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.
After reviewing Matava’s application, Project AWARE determined that our dive operation met all requirements set forth for Project AWARE‘s Environmental Achievement Award and shown exemplary efforts to conserve aquatic environments through education, advocacy and action. Therefore, Project AWARE was proud to name Matava an official 2008 recipient! Continue Reading …