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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Banana-Interior Villa at Matava Resort, Kadavu, Fiji


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


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
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.
Collared Lory has Blue head on Kadavu, Fiji.

Bird Watching

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.
Diving at Matava Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji.

Dive and snorkel

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.

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