Kadavu has remained indepentantly traditional maintaining strong cultural values throughout its communities dwarfed by hilltops jungles and waterfalls plummeting from the tropical rainforests in the mountains.

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

People of Kadavu, FijiHaving maintained its strong cultural values the general population leads fairly subsistent lifestyles in sleepy coastal villages dwarfed by mountainous jungles and waterfalls plummeting from the hilltops.

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 striking Astrolabe Reef and the Kadavu group of islands have both been created by past volcanic activity and tectonic movements. The Matava Resort is right on the doorstep of this magnificent living organism, home to an abundance of marine life unequalled in Fiji. Divers and snorkellers can expect a diversity of fish life and corals of every conceivable colour 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 Matava

Fiji Link serves the island of Kadavu with daily domestic flights from Nadi and Suva.

Island Hopper Charter flights also services the resort on request.

Upon your arrival you’ll be personally met  up by one of the resort’s custom built transfer boats.

See our Resort Information Guide here  Matava Start Your Adventure

See the Travelling page for more info.


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…