Matava Resort


Matava Resort: The One True Sustainable Adventure Escape Experience The Matava Adventure – Find your spirit of adventure as you experience the magnificent beauty of a remote unspoiled tropical Fijian Island. Plunging volcanic rainforest slopes meet azure coral lagoons and the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef, a rare untouched slice of nature unfolds before your eyes.  No roads, no noise, no stress. Traditional thatched Fijian Bures hug the jungle fringes. Private sun decks gaze over turquoise lagoons. Solar-powered lighting, solar hot water, and no carbon footprint.

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Slumber at Matava Resort

Banana Interior Villa at Matava Resort, Kadavu, Fiji
Banana Interior Villa at Matava Resort, Kadavu, Fiji | Image: Supplied

There is nothing quite like a slumber in your amazing private Oceanview or Honeymoon bure bed. Just a few feet away, picture windows open to a view of the Pacific Ocean and the gentle rumble of surf upon the barrier reef, while all around you is a natural rainforest with unique tropical Fijian wildlife.


Eating at Matava Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji
Eating at Matava Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji | Image: Supplied

At Matava, we believe that all our meals should be a dining experience of incredible flavors and creations. Matava dedicates its kitchen to producing outstanding and inspiring meals from local organically grown ingredients, picked for use that day. Each day you’re treated to a variety of distinctive and delicious hand-crafted gourmet meals that reflect local produce and seasonal delicacies.


Yoga Deck at Matava Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji
Yoga Deck at Matava Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji | Image: Supplied

Do your body and mind a favor and escape the noisy polluted world. Rest, relax, rejuvenate, detox, and restore your body’s natural health with a dose of clean Pacific Ocean air. Enjoy 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.  Experiences

Bird Watching

Collared Lory has Blue head on Kadavu, Fiji
Collared Lory has Blue head on Kadavu, Fiji | Image: Supplied

Matava Resort is remote, isolated, and only accessible by boat. All 4 Kadavu endemic birds can be seen around the Resort or by a short walk through the bush.  Surrounded by dense primary and secondary tropical and sub-tropical rainforest, several village trails lead off the resort grounds providing ideal walks for ornithologists.  Guides are not necessary though advisable if you wish to travel deep into the bush.

Dive and snorkel

Diving at Matava Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji
Diving at Matava Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji | Image: Supplied

Mad Fish Dive Centre is Matava’s on-site PADI 5-Star Dive Centre. We dive into The Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef extensively and cater for all levels of divers from beginner to experienced. Mad Fish Dive Centre will take you to sites varying in depths, currents and visibility ranging from 20 – 100m where you can expect a kaleidoscope of colourful corals and wonderful marine life – we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

The crew at Mad Fish Dive Centre are a dedicated team of professionals who look forward to guiding you through some of the best dive sites in the world. As the only dive operation located directly on the world-famous Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef we will zip you within minutes to the abundant coral dive sites of the 4th largest barrier reef in the world.

Combined with simple access to The Manta Dive, Fiji’s only year-round manta dive site, Mad Fish Dive Centre truly offers divers easy and comfortable access to some of the best diving Fiji can offer.

With a fully stocked dive centre and access to some of the best scuba diving in the world on the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef, Mad Fish Dive Centre is the prime diving operation on Kadavu Island.

Weddings & Honeymooners

Matava Wedding, Kadavu Island, Fiji | Image: Supplied
Matava Wedding, Kadavu Island, Fiji | Image: Supplied

Throw off your shoes and stifling tradition by getting married in the sand at your own private Paradise! Be it a simple beach wedding for you and your partner at sunset or a whole extravaganza including exclusive booking for the entire resort, a dramatic arrival by the bride or groom from a neighboring island, and a grand wedding feast, anything you can dream of we can arrange.

Of course, we love honeymooners at Matava – it’s relaxing, private, and romantic and we’re always providing special treats like dinners on the beach or on your private balcony – we can even take you to your own private hideaway for the day or sundowners.

At Matava Eco Resort, over 60% of our guests are honeymooners at any one time, who simply love the idyllic, romantic location and superb service.  If you’re thinking of having your honeymoon in Paradise, why not consider setting up a ‘Honeymoon Registry’ where your guests can contribute to your once-in-a-lifetime holiday, knowing that they’re getting the special bride and groom the perfect gift .. a honeymoon in Paradise!  Weddings

Sport and Game Fishing

Game Fishing at Matava Island Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji. | Image: Supplied
Game Fishing at Matava Island Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji. | Image: Supplied

For the keen billfish angler or those who just wish to have a day of fun fishing for Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, or Dolphinfish, we offer Bite Me Too, our custom-built 30ft fast offshore center console game fishing boat.

Bite Me Too is powered by twin Mercury 4-stroke 150HP engines and with a cruise speed of 30kts, will have you fishing the 1,000 Fathom line in under 10 minutes.  Game fishing

Sea Kayaking

Kayak Lunchtime At Matava Island Resort. Kadavu, Fiji
Kayak Lunchtime At Matava Island Resort. Kadavu, Fiji | Image: Supplied

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

Explore our backyard: the Pacific Island wilderness of Kadavu and Ono Islands. Sea-kayak, swim, snorkel, and trek through some of the region’s most scenic and special places. Experience authentic Fijian village life, culture, and hospitality.

Tropical Sea Kayaking in Kadavu, FijiSkilled indigenous guides will introduce you to their land, sea, and culture in the remote environment surrounding Matava Resort. Their local knowledge and experience will ensure your safety and enjoyment of these fascinating journeys.  Kayaking


Matava Resort offers access to several remote world-class surfing reef breaks on the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef that face the predominant South-Easterly swell.

There are five nearby passageways through the barrier reef and three of these can offer excellent reef break surfing. We run 3-hour boat surf trips on request at a time of day best suited to the tide and prevailing surfing conditions.  Intermediate to advanced surfing skills is required.

The Bamboo Spa

As part of our full body rituals, your path begins with another soothing experience rich with symbolic meaning – a warm foot soak in fragrant coconut milk bath… a welcoming and cleansing gesture that will leave you feeling serene.

Choose your path through this sanctuary, with a promising selection of natural treatments lovingly made with uniquely Fijian plant extracts – heavenly massages and wraps, miraculous facials, and the most luxurious of spa pedicures and manicures.

Indulge your body with one of our unique signature treatments; experience all of our world-class facilities for a total spa escape and ritual.  With flowers freshly picked from the Resort’s gardens and the exotic fragrances emanating from the spa’s entrance and hidden gardens you realize you’re in for a truly unique experience. The tranquil surroundings and discreet staff lend a sense of peace and harmony in balance with nature.

Not only will skin and body be refreshed and revived – but every choice on this journey will leave your heart a little lighter, and your spirit a little brighter until we at the Bamboo Spa welcome you once again.  Bamboo Spa

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