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Kadavu, Fiji's fourth largest island situated 100km south of the main island Viti Levu is one of the few remaining undeveloped islands in Fiji today. Having maintained its strong cultural values the general population leads fairly subsistent lifestyles in sleepy coastal villages dwarfed by mountainous jungles and waterfalls plummeting from the hilltops. The islands deeply indented bays, fringed by coral reefs and mangrove forest provide habitat to a host of birds including the endemic Kadavu musk parrot. Forest openings reveal lizards basking on rocks, and butterflies spiraling skyward in a lazy dance.

The striking Astrolabe Reef and the Kadavu group of islands have both been created by past volcanic activity and tectonic movements. M11537 is right on the doorstep of this magnificent living organism, home to an abundance of marine life unequalled in Fiji. Divers and snorkellers can expect a diversity of fish life and corals of every conceivable colour and hue.
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 1  Cherie Gardner I\\\'m only working to save up for my next trip to go with the flow at Matava
Where do I start. My husband (non diver/fisherman) and I met and married in Fiji in 99/2000 and have come back to Fiji over 20 times. We’ve been to most regions and love it. We came across Matava 4 years ago when recommended during one of our other trips. The 40 minute trip from Vunisea to Matava is absolutely ... view more mind blowing and after 4 return visits to Matava I still can’t get sick of travelling around in these transfer boats. There is some great snorkeling at the reef right in front of the resort, which incidentally is a marine park thanks to the resorts owners agreement with the local villages, bush walks, guided canoe trips, surfing, game fishing, just hanging out on the deck, having fun with the staff or just chilling on your stunning deck with a good book/ipod whatever.

Last Xmas/New Years was the absolute best. Our stay was initially 2 weeks, we extended to 3 then extended to a 4th and final week (reality – need to get home to start saving for the next trip). I would have thought that after 4 weeks we may have got a little tired of the best diving I’ve ever experienced. I hooked up with some great dive buddies and seriously, for 3 weeks straight (in the wet season) our chant after surfacing was “that was the best dive ever!”. I managed to pack in 40 dives this trip and could have still done some more, but I’m also a fan of the game fishing.

Bite Me, the 31ft Blackwatch is a fantastic boat completely equipped with all you need for a great day’s fishing. Adrian and Joe are just fantastic and I’m sure they enjoy it just as much as the punters who head out past the reef for some deep sea fun! I’ve been lucky enough to get some Fiji National Records which always puts a smile on everyone’s face. I’ve shared charters with non-fisher people who’ve always had a fantastic day and come back for more. I recommend always take plenty of sunblock, shades, a hat and a sarong to cover up when it gets a bit hot.

I SOOOO wish I was back there right now....

 2  Lynn Aldrich Matava is a MUST EXPERIENCE destination
Matava Resort provided my husband and I and our two teenage daughters with the experience of a life time! We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful serenity of the property, the rare opportunity to truly experience a foreign culture, the native cuisine and the relationships we built with our Fijian friends. One should ... view more be so lucky as to have the opportunity to visit Matava. We will DEFINITELY be back!! Oh, did I mention the beautiful beaches, world-class diving, snorkeling, kayaking, whale watching, kava . . . .