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Matava Eco Resort

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Matava Eco Resort

3 star hotel
Po Box 63, Vunisea, Kadavu, Fiji
10 rooms
YES ($) Internet

Matava - Fiji...Untouched

PADI 5 Star Dive Resort
Max 5 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Winner of the region’s first PADI Green Star award
  • Million dollar views of the South Pacific Ocean
  • Drift off to sleep to the gentle rumble of surf upon the barrier reef
  • Meals are made with organic farm produce, and served under the Milky Way
  • The honey on your breakfast is from the onsite community bee hives
  • Manta Reef is only a 40 minute boat ride away
  • Aims to be the first country to fully participate in the Shark Free Marina Initiative
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 25.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Matava Eco Resort

Dive Center


  • Over 20 spectacular dive sites, including exclusive diving on virgin reefs.
  • Observe oceanic and resident manta rays.
  • Large marine reserve with coral gardens and fast drift dives.
  • Shark Alley and Spot X are just 20 minutes away.
  • Humpbacks, tiger sharks and whale sharks have all been seen here.
  • Explore The Golden Chimney - a hole through the reef covered in yellow soft corals.


Matava Resort  is is a fully equipped 5 star dive center with access to some of the world's best scuba diving 

Dives take place exclusively on The World renowned Great Astrolabe Reef  and caters for all levels of diver from beginner to experienced.. 

As a PADI certified resort the crew at Matava  are a dedicated team of professionals with two custom built dive boats, built specifically to explore both the outer and inner reefs of the worlds fourth largest barrier reef.  The resort  offer's a full range of PADI dive certifications. .

Matava is an off grid eco tourism resort catering up for up to 26 guests , solar powered , spring fed water, organic farm to table dining .

Other activities include, surfing , fishing , yoga , hiking  

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Languages spoken

  • English

Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Waterfront Location
  • House Reef
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation
  • Food & Drinks

Rental Equipment

  • Dive Computer
  • Small Cylinders (10L / 71.2 Cu. Ft.)
  • Large Cylinders (15L / 100 Cu. Ft.)
  • Bcd
  • Boots
  • Wetsuit – 7Mm
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Skin Suit
  • Wetsuit – Shorty
  • Open-Heel Fins
  • Full-Foot Fins
  • Wetsuit – 3Mm
  • Gauges
  • Wetsuit – 5Mm
  • Children Sizes
  • Regulator

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities


  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Other
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Resort Description

Matava Eco Resort is a truly eco-conscious resort where you can indulge your spirit of adventure at a gentle pace.

Honeymoon and Oceanview bures sit in discreet clusters between swathes of untouched rainforest. There are no roads in Matava, only a network of peaceful trails connecting one village to the next, making the whole island incredibly peaceful - and ideal for rainforest trekking. Plunge into one of the many waterfalls and pools that slice down through the rugged highland and watch as the local children leap from dizzying heights. 

Matava places a lot of importance on Fijian community and is a wonderful place to learn about traditions and culture. The resort partners with local beekeepers and splits the honey 50/50 to benefit all involved, and there's an organic farm and orchard on site. Visit schools, sample the local drink made from the root of a pepper plant or join a local medicine man on a plantation walk to learn the healing properties of plants.

The 5* PADI center on site dives the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef extensively and caters for all levels of diver. The reef is regarded as one of the best in the world for its marine diversity and clear visibility. The Manta Reef dive - a feeding station for manta rays - is easily accessible from here too. End your dives and treks with a warm foot soak in fragrant coconut milk bath at the onsite spa.

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How to get there


  • Take a complimentary 45 minute boat ride from Vunisea Airport*
  • Check Out is 10 am


  • Check Out is 2pm
  • Take a complimentary 45 minute boat ride back to Vunisea Aiport

*Upon arrival you will be met by one of Matava's boatmen who will load you and your luggage into a truck for a 5 minute ride to our guest transfer boat. The truck may stop for a few minutes along the way to collect some resort supplies. The boat will be waiting at anchor in a small calm mangrove bay. Depending on the tide, you may have to walk out in ankle deep water to board.

Water is available on the boat. For smaller groups, the transfer boat is a longboat. This is the common form of transport on the island - Kadavu's version of a taxi. Longboats do move faster, but as they do not have canopies, please make sure to have sunscreen, sunglasses and hats handy. You may get a little wet from the ocean spray.

The ride to the resort can take up to 45 minutes depending on the tides and weather conditions. The ride is beautiful and our boatman will happily slow down/stop for photos. 


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