Jun 30, 2008

Outdoor Travel Adventures - Kadavu Classic

Kadavu Classic

7-day Adventure Around Remote Kadavu Island for $1670

Grade: 2 | Soft to Moderate

Country: Fiji
Activity: Kayaking

2008 Price: from $1670 per person

2008 Dates: Mar 30; Apr 6; May 1, 12; Jun 29; Jul 6; Aug 17, 31; Oct 26; Dec 7

Over seven days and six nights we combine world-class sea-kayaking and snorkeling with treks through rain-forests, visits to isolated villages, picnics on beaches, side-trips and surprises. We overnight in small, simple resorts, and spend one night as guests in a village. No camping! The beautiful marine environment and lush, tropical landscape of Kadavu are both the back-drops and the star attractions of the Kadavu Classic.

Day 1
At 11am we rendezvous at Fiji's Nadi International Airport, in time to board the 45-minute Sun Air flight to the island of Kadavu. From there a 1-2 hour scenic boat ride will ferry us along Kadavu's coastline to Waisalima Beach Resort. Time for a sea-kayaking refresher course, and/or a swim /snorkel off the beach.

Day 2
We have a great day trip planned: sea-kayaking along the coast and up into the mangroves at the head of Kavala Bay, then trekking into the rainforest for a refreshing swim under a towering waterfall, before returning to Waisalima Beach Resort for another night.

Day 3
A big day of sea-kayaking: across the channel to the island of Ono, and then around the coastline, through schools of flying fish, to the village of Naqara. We will be ceremonially welcomed by the chief and the villagers, and invited to share in the sacred drink, kava, and the feast cooked in the underground oven, the lovo.

Day 4
After a fond farewell to the people of Naqara, we continue our journey around the coastline of the island, stopping somewhere special for a picnic lunch. More kayaking after lunch takes us to Kenia Beach Resort, where comfortable beach-front bures await us.

Day 5
The biggest day of the expedition: we cross the channel between Ono and Kadavu then kayak along the coast, stopping to enjoy another picnic/snorkel/siesta session. By the end of the day we're in a resort named Matava, the Great Astrolabe Hideaway. Matava is a unique resort, situated where the rain-forest meets the reef. Luxurious surroundings and adventurous pursuits are a specialty.

Day 6
A kayak journey across turquoise lagoons, and time to snorkel where turtles are often seen. We'll paddle a little further to a nearby village for lunch, rest a little, then follow a trail through the forest to a spectacular waterfall and swimming area. Back to Matava for a special last-evening dinner and a well-earned sleep.

Day 7
More snorkeling for those still keen, otherwise a sleepy morning. Another scenic boat-ride (1 hour) to Kadavu's airport, a farewell to the guides, then a 45-minute flight back to Nadi International Airport and onward travel plans. (Scheduled arrival time back in Nadi: 1.45pm.)


  • Domestic airfare (Nadi-Kadavu-Nadi)
  • 5 nights resort accommodation
  • 1 night village accommodation
  • All meals while in Kadavu, and refreshments throughout each day
  • Guided sea-kayaking, plus guided walks, snorkeling trips and other activities on each day
  • All sea-kayaking and snorkeling equipment, and tuition
  • Professional guides and support staff
  • All vehicle and boat transfers while in Kadavu, and motorized support boat services throughout the sea-kayaking sectors
*Price subject to change based on exchange rate at time of booking.

Outdoor Travel Adventures | Kadavu Classic