Matava is a true Eco-Resort.
It derives all its power and hot water from solar energy. An extensive organic farm supplies the restaurant daily with fresh fruit and vegetables and even honey from the garden apiary.
The Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef is renown for its mile upon mile of pristine hard corals. We do have some soft coral drift dives and a shark dive but its mostly the amazing hard coral slopes divers come to see. That and our Manta dive. On Manta Reef we frequently see up to 10 Mantas barrel rolling in front of divers.
The resort operates two gamefishing vessels. An inshore 23ft skiff available at F$145 per hour and a 31ft fly-bridge gamefishing boat available for F$2,385 for a full day charter. Anglers frequently bring home some of their catch for guests to enjoy freshly caught fish, served at dinner on the main bure terrace.
Matava's on site PADI 5 Star Mad Fish Divecentre operates two large custom made dive boats and takes diving and snorkelling guest out daily to exclusive sites on the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef. Guests do two morning dives with a one hour surface interval and then return to the resort for lunch. Afternoon and night dives are available on request. A mornings two tank diving is F$245 and includes tanks and weights. Full gear hire is available at F$50 per day. Sites include the world famous Manta Reef, Naiquoro and Korolevu Passageways and Eagle Rock.
Expect to see numerous large manta rays, sharks and mile upon mile of pristine hard and soft corals.
The best way to stay at Matava is to make use of one of their all-inclusive discounted packages. Basic packages start from 3 night mini-packages at F$940 per person to 7 nights in a Honeymoon bure for F$2,390 per person (based on two sharing a bure).
All packages include accommodation, meals, airport boat transfers, snorkel gear, hot beverages and all taxes. The resort is happy to modify a range of all-inclusive packages to include diving or gamefishing or any of the adventure activities available.
Matava hosts a very international clientele. Many come from Australia and the USA but a fair proportion from Europe though they have had guests from pretty much any country you can think of.
So what makes this property special?
For those who haven't visited Kadavu, Matava's not a bad place to start.