Matava - The Astrolabe Hideaway
On the remote and magnificent island of Kadavu, Matava – Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort boasts secluded splendour whilst also satisfying your spirit of adventure. Bordered by the Great Astrolabe Reef Matava is a small and intimate getaway.
Matava is designed to blend with its natural environment. Traditional thatched Fijian bures nestled in the rainforest and set amidst lush tropical surroundings, accommodate up to 22 guests and offer privacy, comfort and superb ocean views.
As a PADI certified resort and only a stone’s throw away from the Great Astrolabe Reef, Matava offers the perfect environment to scuba dive in Fiji, snorkel, surf, fish, kayak with opportunities to trek, visit villages , bird watch or simply relax and unwind.
Drift to sleep to the soothing roar of the waves breaking on the distant reef and be awakened to the call of exotic native wildlife. Matava caters to a maximum of only 22 guests in lush tropical surrounding ensuring a private haven away form the hustle and bustle of crowds.
Traditional thatched Fijian 'bures' with polished timber floors, louvre windows, timber four poster beds and private decks are nestled in the rainforest to offer privacy, comfort and superb ocean views.
All Rooms Feature:
- Mosquito nets
- Private Deck
Offers spectacular panoramas of The Great Astrolabe Reef and surrounding offshore islands. These bures have private bathroom facilities. Bedding is 1 Double Bed + 1 Single Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults.
Boasts a private location with excellent views looking out to the reef. This bure has private bathroom facilities. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults.
- Laundry facilities
- Solar power only
- Day Spa
- Wifi in Main Bure (fee)
Daily flights from either Nadi or Nausori airports, followed by a boat transfer from Kadavu Airstrip to Matava Resort.
Meals at Matava are an imaginative blend of local and international cuisine. Dining takes place on the balcony of the 'bure levu', one of Fiji's largest traditional structures where guests gather for papaya salad, mango chicken, coconut curries and sashimi while sharing conversation and friendship.
Local seasonal delicacies are always found in the menu as well as the daily fresh produce, which incorporates locally grown organic tropical fruit and vegetables, home style freshly baked breads and muffins and freshly caught seafood like tuna, trevally, lobster and walu (Spanish mackeral). Scrumptous lovo feasts, a traditional Fijian meal cooked over hot stones in the ground, are held once a week, usually accompanied by a kava session. Matava Resort caters for vegetarians and those with special dietary requirements.
Meal Packages: Meals are offered as a package. Comprising a continental style breakfast, lunch, and a three course dinner extravaganza. Matava's Fijian staff will put a smile on your face and make sure you will love the food as much as they love preparing it for you.
The following activities are free of charge:
- Sea kayaking
- Bird watching
The following activities are available at a charge:
- Game Fishing
- Scuba Diving
- Trips to Surfing breaks
- Guided Treks
Matava Resort is only minutes from the Great Astrolabe Reef. It is the world's fourth largest barrier reef and is Fiji's largest living organism. It extends along the entire southern side of Kadavu and stretches for over 120km. It is rated as one of the world's premier diving locations offering a great diversity and spectacle in coral structures and marine life.
Matava Resort dive the reef extensively and escort you through the wonders of this hidden paradise. They cater for all levels of divers from beginner to experienced and take you to sites varying in depths, currents and visibility ranging from 20 - 50m! You can expect a kaleidoscope of colourful corals and wonderful marine life. Matava Resort has over 20 world-class sites offering enormous variety for divers of all levels within a 5-minute to half hour boat ride. As a PADI Certified Resort, Matava offers a full range of PADI dive certification. Guests can take a fully certified PADI open water dive course or you can further your qualifications with an advanced rescue or divemaster course. The latest in diving equipment including Mares BCDs, regulators and wetsuits as well as masks, fins and dive computers are all available for hire, or you can bring your own dive gear.
The Bamboo Spa: Here you can enjoy an array of treatments at the only full service day spa on Kadavu Island using Pure Fiji products. Spend some time in total relaxation while experiencing one of the heavenly massages and wraps, facials, or a pedicures and manicure.
Matava is a unique and exclusive location for your wedding, as the resort only takes 22 guests at any one time, Matava only caters to small exclusive wedding parties and every wedding is tailored around the couples wishes.
Matava offers a Remote Beach Wedding Adventure Package providing a Fijian Minister, Beach Location, Flower decorations, Bride's bouquet, Groom's salusalu, Private lunch, Flower headdress for bride, Wedding cake, Private dinner and sparkling wine to toast. For pricing please click on the 'Instant Quote' button.
Charged at adult prices.
Children: Charged at adult prices.
Check In: 2.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Reception: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Address: Kadavu, Fiji