Kadavu Matana Resort
Just 10 minutes boat ride from the island's airport lies Dive Kadavu Matana, an authentic Fiji island resort, catering mainly to scuba divers. Probably the first thing to strike you as you approach the resort's palm fringed beach, is the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Diving in: Kadavu north
Dive type: Boat and beach dives
Divers: Max. 24
On an island rightly famed for its rugged, untamed natural beauty, Kadavu Matana is like a cut diamond in the rough where you won't need to compromise on comfort or convenience.
The beach serves as a convenient launch point for the dive boats. The beach and the resort's central location mean that access to the northern Kadavu diving sites couldn't be any simpler. You can enjoy all the great sites and snorkeling opportunities that lie not far from the shore's golden sands.
Kadavu Matana Resort is a modern, comfortable and clean property and, above all else, is very good value for money. If you are looking for a holiday spot just a quick flight from the main island where Fijian island charm and exciting diving are waiting for you then Kadavu Matana may well be the answer.
Resort diving packages...
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Prices valid until 31 March 2017
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North and west Kadavu, including Seafan Alley, Yellow Wall, Manta reef (surcharges and minimum numbers applies), Evil Trench, Moray Reef, Canyons (all on Namalata Reef) or the dive sites in the Motu Marine Protected Area (30 minutes from the resort). No diving on day of arrival and the day of departure.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), unlimited shore diving, boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 10 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, diving tax, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks.
Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Extra dives (1st to 8th dive days - approx US$ 120 per 2 tanks; from 9th dive day onwards - approx US$ 90 per 2 tanks, payable in advance), soft drinks, diving computer, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, hot drinks, snacks, return resort transfers from Kadavu airport, unlimited use of kayaks, taxes.
Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
Christmas day surcharge (approx. US$50 per person, payable in advance). If you are a single person it is compulsory to pay in advance for a single supplement. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, non-alcoholic bar drinks, internet access. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
Dive Kadavu Matana Beach Resort is ideally located only 15 minutes boat ride away from Vunisea and Kadavu Airport, so they can collect you from the airport any time of day. You can take the short daily flight into Kadavu from either Suva or Nadi Airport on Viti Levu. For more information see our Kadavu travel information
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Pay for 6 guests and receive 1 extra places free of charge, pay for 10 guests and get 2 extra for free.
If this is your only planned visit to Fiji then we strongly recommend that you consider a 2 night add-on stay at the Uprising Beach Resort
, Pacific Harbour on Viti Levu, to allow you to witness the not-to-be-missed shark feed diving. This option is also convenient as it is located close to both the international gateway airports in Fiji - Nadi and Suva.
Rooms, Beds, Bathrooms, Views...
There are 10 private beachfront bures at Kadavu Matana Resort, set in lush tropical gardens and fronted by a beautiful, palm fringed sandy beach. 8 bures are twin or double, and 2 bures are twin-bedroom units. There are options for 2, 3 and 4 sharing bures.
All the bures have:
- Fan cooling
- Private bathroom with hot water shower and towels
- Beachfront seaview balcony with furniture
- Personal safe
- Wicker sofa, table and chairs
- Bedside lights
- Mosquito screens
Each bure also has a dry cage locker for diving gear, rinse bucket and external shower for after dives.
Located on the central, northern coastline of Kadavu, this authentic dive resort is ideally placed for fast and easy access to the whole of the northern soft coral boulder and pinnacle dive sites such as Yellow Wall, as well Seafan Alley down the west coast, Broken Stone in the north east and Manta Reef in the south.
There are 2 x 200 HP triple-engine, purpose built dive boats, with steel ladders, rinse tanks and radio. A diving guide, lunch and refreshments (coffee, tea, cake, biscuits and drinking water) are provided on all trips.
Meet on the resort's beachfront at 08:30 hrs, from where the boat departs for 2-tank dive trips. Afternoon and night dives are possible, and unlimited unguided beach dives are free of charge.
Facilities, Location, Recreation...
- Waterfall treks - directly behind the resort, the staff will provide directions.
- Swimming - beautiful, crystal clear water suitable for swimming at all tides.
- Community visits - to the adjoining village primary school to watch the children sing and perform mekes (traditional Fiji dance), and sharing some kava with the locals.
- Lovo - (Fijian feast) on occasions, chicken, seafood and vegetables are cooked on hot rocks in the ground by the local villagers.
Facilities: Restaurant - Beach and lounge bar - Dive centre - Massage - Babysitting - Internet available (charge applies) - International telephone - Foreign exchange - Sea kayaks (free of charge) - Live music twice per week - Gift shop
Because of the damage that detergent does to the marine ecosystem, the Kadavu Matana Resort does not offer a laundry service for guests. Please attempt to minimise your need for laundry.
Location: Kadavu Island north coast, southern Fiji
Menu, Cuisine Type, Specialities...
Located in the elevated dining area, the resort's restaurant serves a good variety of quality meals, ordered off the blackboard or buffet style.
- Fijian and international cuisine
- Seafood, BBQ and fish
- Soups and salads
- Pizza and pastas
- Most dietary requirements can be catered for - please request in advance
There is always fresh fish available - when it is caught!
Complimentary breakfast - fruit juice, coffee, tea, toast, fruit, cereals, eggs, sausage, ham and bacon.
Dive Safety, Resort Security...
The nearest re-compression chamber is in Suva on the main island of Viti Levu - approximately 100 km north of Kadavu. We recommend you have your own diving insurance
that covers emergency evacuation.
All the dive boats carry full-feature first aid kits and oxygen. They are also equipped with evacuation procedures and local band radios. Additional oxygen is available back at the dive resort. 1 divemaster is provided for every boat, which carry a maximum of 10 passengers each.
For general holiday emergencies there is a medical facility at Vunisea, Kadavu Airport. It takes 15 minutes by boat to get there.
Each bure has a personal safe and security patrol the premises. The nearest police station is 3 km away.
"The setting is like paradise. The service, restaurant, atmosphere and organisation are excellent." - Bich-Tien Rouse, USA ...