Matava Eco-Adventure Resort & Spa overlooks the world famous Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef. The resort's accommodation consists of traditional thatched Fijian bures with en-suite bathrooms and private sun decks with spectacular ocean views.

Ten accommodation bures, split evenly between Honeymoon and Oceanview, nestle in private gardens a few minutes walk from the main bure complex at the heart of the resort. Here lies a large comfortable guest area with fully stocked bar, dining terrace and front deck overlooking the lagoon. Also on hand, a small library and guest charging area for laptops, cameras, tablets and high speed Wi-Fi coverage.

The resort promotes engagement with local communities and guests can experience waterfall walks, guided treks, kayak trips, village visits and local cultural events.

The Bamboo Spa, the island's first and only Spa, offers a range of Pure Fiji treatments enabling guests to pamper themselves or just relax and unwind after a hard day's activities.

Matava is a true Eco-Resort deriving 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 resort operates two gamefishing vessels - an inshore 23ft skiff and a 31ft fly-bridge gamefishing boat. Although our policy is to tag and release all billfish, anglers frequently bring home some of their catch for guests to enjoy freshly caught fish, served at dinner on the main bure terrace.

* WINNER: AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards 2014 Category: Sustainability
* WINNER: Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010

* WINNER: Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2011 Category: Marine Environment
* ACCREDDITATION: AAA Green STAR Rating (1st resort awarded in Fiji)

Room types

Traditional thatched Fijian bures, split between 6 Oceanview and 4 Honeymoon bures, comprise a bedroom with fitted furniture, mahogany table and chairs, en-suite bathroom and private sundecks.

Honeymoon bures are situated in an exclusive part of the resort grounds with king size beds, picture floor to ceiling windows, polished wood floors and spectaculor private views out over the lagoon and barrier reef.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Complimentary airport pick up
  • Gift Shop 
  • Guest Laundry/Valet Service 
  • Internet
  • Musical And Cultural Entertainment
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Private BBQ
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa 
  • Wedding Facilities
  • Wi-fi

Our activities

Matava's on site PADI 5 Star Mad Fish Divecentre operates two large custom made dive boats and takes diving and snorkelling guests out daily to exclusive sites on the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef. Divers do two morning dives with a one hour surface interval before returning to the resort for lunch. Afternoon and night dives are available on request. Dive sites include the world famous Manta Reef where you are almost guaranteed to see Manta rays.

The area in front of the resort is a marine reserve with excellent snorkeling. We also run dedicated boat snorkel trips to the Great Astrolabe Barrier reef.

Enjoy a half/full day of Sportfishing with Bite Me Gamefishing Charters aboard their 30ft offshore centre console sportfishing boat.

Kayaking & Treking
Enjoy guided sea-kayak trips or guided treks and birdwatching tours through the bush.
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Coconut husking
  • Cultural lessons
  • Guided walks/tours
  • Kava ceremony
  • Kayaks
  • Musical And Cultural Entertainment
  • Snorkelling



Enjoy a continental buffet breakfast each morning including fruit, cereals, freshly baked muffins and more, plus the chef’s surprise hot dish that might be an old favourite (French Toast, Banana Bread or Eggs Benedict) or a special creation inspired by the freshest of local ingredients.


Feast on tasty tacos, light sun dried tomato pasta salads and foccacia bread or perhaps a delicious tomato and corn soup garnished with herbs from the organic garden and served with salad, freshly baked breads and hand picked fruits.


Dinner at Matava is truly an experience where we will try to impress you with our latest and greatest creations using the organic produce from our garden.

Every day fresh food and produce is brought from the organic garden and the kitchen goes to work making sauces from scratch, hand rolling pasta, presenting only the best cuts of meat and the freshest of seafood.

The Bamboo Spa 

The Bamboo Spa at Matava Resort is Kadavu Island's first and only Spa offers a range of Pure Fiji treatments enabling guests to pamper themselves or just relax and unwind after a full day's activities. Contact us for a Bamboo Spa Menu.

Health & Wellness Retreats 

Matava Eco-Adventure Resort has a large Organic Farm and offers the perfect getaway for couples and groups to enjoy a specialized healthy organic diet including Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free meals. De-Stress, De-Tox and taste a slice of the Real Fiji.


We offer exclusive barefoot beach Weddings. Select your preferred remote beach and we will make all the arrangements including flower arrangements, cake, reception, beach preparation, and Minister.


Kadavu Island is best accessed by taking the daily flight from Nadi International airport operated by Fiji Link. You can see details or book here -

We meet all our guests at Kadavu Island Airport for the 45 minute boat ride to the resort.
PO Box 63 Vunisea Kadavu Island
  • Adventure
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beaches & Coastal Activities
  • Budget & Backpackers
  • Coconut husking
  • Cultural lessons
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Diving
  • Exclusive
  • Flash Packing
  • Guided walks/tours
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Kadavu
  • Kava ceremony
  • Kayaks
  • Midrange
  • Musical And Cultural Entertainment
  • Nature & Scenic Areas
  • Rejuvenation
  • Retreats & Camps
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Weddings