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