Feb 18, 2008

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Matava Astrolabe Hideaway is located in the lush tropical surroundings of Kadavu Island by the Great Astrolabe Reef. Matava is a small and intimate getaway that was designed to blend with its natural environment and offer comfortable and economical accommodations, world-class scuba diving and superb meals. There are no roads, towns or power lines—this true hideaway is reached only by boat!

There are nine traditional Fijian bures nestled in the rainforest. All bures have polished timber floors, four-poster beds and private decks. Solar power lighting and gas-heated water make your stay comfortable. The Oceanview Bures offer spectacular panoramas of the Great Astrolabe Reef and surrounding islands, and the Waterfront Bures are by the shore, enclosed in beautiful tropical gardens.

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Meals at Matava are an imaginative blend of local and international cuisines. The menu takes advantage of local seasonal delicacies and the day`s fresh produce, incorporating locally grown organic tropical fruit and vegetables, home-style freshly baked breads and reef-caught seafood like coral trout, trevally, lobster and walu. Also, enjoy scrumptious lovo feasts, the traditional Fijian meals cooked over hot stones. Matava features a fully-stocked bar with selection of local and imported beers, wines and spirits.

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If you are into fishing, you can catch your own dinner and maybe even enough to share with others. Regular catches include yellow fin and skipjack tuna, walu, barracuda, trevally and sometimes even sailfish.

Scuba diving the Great Astrolabe Reef, Fiji’s largest living structure and one of the world`s premier dive locations, is the focus here. The reef offers great diversity of both soft and hard corals, and abundance of marine life. The resident dive shop will take you the best sites around the reef and dazzle even the most experienced and well-traveled diver! All levels of diving is offered, including beginner courses.

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Apart from fabulous diving, Matava offers an extensive list of fun activities. Snorkeling here is excellent, surfers will love the five passages on the reef producing long barreling waves from two to ten feet tall, and guided half day to three-day kayaking trips around the islands are a magnificent way to see the real Fiji. Matava has also established a portfolio of treks and guided walks to take advantage of the stunning scenery. And you can, of course, just relax and take in the tranquil atmosphere of the islands—stargazing is particularly good here!

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