Matava – a secluded eco-lodge in Fiji

Kadavu Island image: Tamarillo Tours

By Kate | Travel
Posted Oct 31, 2012

Lush verdant rainforest, crystal clear waters, beautiful white pristine beaches – descriptors of paradise and the environmentally pristine and remote island of Kadavu in Fiji. The Kadavu Island group is found in the south of the Fiji Islands, in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. “Indulge your spirit of adventure and relish an exclusive and unique slice of nature. Ease your cares away as your gaze falls across turquoise lagoons and pristine barrier reef. Comfortably nestled in the tropical rainforest, marvel at the panoramic view as you sink deeper into the lounger on your private sun deck,” reads the brochure for Matava, Fiji’s Premier Eco-Adventure Resort.

If the thought of no roads, no noise, no stress, aren’t enough to tempt you – think of sleeping in traditional thatched Fijian Bures, built using locally grown pine or hardwoods then finished using traditional methods of thatching and palm weaving. The resort is entirely solar powered (even the hot water) and serves only locally grown and produced food.

Spend the days diving, snorkeling, sailing, sea kayaking, trekking, or you can take a course with their PADI dive professionals to experience the fantastic fish, pristine corals, Mantas and sharks. Working in conjunction with their neighboring village of Kadavu Koro, the Matava Eco Resort has established a marine reserve from the boundary of the Matava foreshore extending out to encompass Waya island. This area is protected from any sort of fishing, shell collecting and reef walking. They have also helped the nearby village of Nacomoto establish a marine reserve in their waters. Magnifeco!

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