Kadavu Island

Fiji’s fourth largest island, Kadavu Island is situated 100km south of the main island of Viti Levu, is one of the few remaining undeveloped islands in Fiji today.

The general population maintains strong cultural values and leads fairly subsistence lifestyles. Sleepy coastal villages are dwarfed by mountainous jungles covered slopes and waterfalls.

People of Kadavu, Fiji

The islands’ deeply indented bays, fringed by coral reefs and mangrove forest provide habitat to a host of birds including the endemic Kadavu musk parrot. Forest openings reveal lizards basking on rocks, and butterflies spiraling skyward in a lazy dance.

The Kadavu group of islands were created by past volcanic activity and tectonic movements. Matava Resort looks out over the Great Astrolable Barrier Reef, the third largest barrier reef in the world. This magnificent living organism is home to an abundance of marine life unequaled in Fiji. Divers and snorkelers can expect a diversity of fish life and corals of every conceivable color and hue.

“…there is something magical about… Kadavu… white sand beaches and rugged volcanic slopes… this is Fiji at its best – the most traditional of islands.”
Alan Wiggs, Sportdiving Magazine

Traveling to Kadavu

Fiji Link serves the island with daily domestic flights from Nadi and Suva airports. There are flights from Nadi International airport almost every day and a once a week flight via Suva (Nausori) airport.


Island Hopper Charter flights also services the resort with private charter flights on request.

We meet all our guests at Kadavu Island Airport for the 45 minute boat ride to the Resort in one of our custom built transfer boats.

See our Resort Information Guide here  Matava Start Your Adventure

See the Travelling page for more info.

Kadavu Weather

Kadavu has a typical South Pacific tropical climate with the winter months being May to September and the summer being October to April.

More weather info here…

The Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef