So, I posted several days ago about my trip to Fiji. Where did I go, you might be wondering!
I was staying at the remotely located Matava Fiji’s Premier Eco-Resort. Here, you can experience “real Fiji,” according to one of its owners, Adrian Weeks.
Matava is located on Kadavu, about a 1-hour plane ride south of Nadi on the main island of Fiji. Once you disembark the plane, you’ll travel about 1 mile over the only roads on the island to a very small marina. Hop on an exposed fishing boat and get ready to travel over fringe and barrier coral reefs to a vacation spot that will really take you away from it all!
Matava Fiji’s Premier Eco-Resort is 100% off-grid, running primarily on solar power. The property is nestled among the mangroves and palm trees in a secluded bay. Forget about making cell phone calls or logging into Facebook. All this means is that I’ve been delayed in writing posts for Peachy Green about my experiences.
But, after all, isn’t that what vacation is all about?
Matava is a wonderful place to stay in Fiji, but be prepared for a truly off-grid vacation, in every sense of the phrase. For eco-conscious travelers, this is the place to go. Aside from being able to enjoy the natural, unspoiled beauty, consider:
- Sustainably grown, organic crops used to prepare every meal
- Natural setting without unnecessary clearing
- Native plants
- No use of chemicals or pesticides
- Minimal electricity usage and demands: kerosene lamps at night, no electrical outlets in rooms, no wireless internet, no air conditioning
- Louvre windows to allow sea breezes in at night
- Amazingly friendly staff to help you with any need
What can you do at Matava Fiji’s Premier Eco-Resort? Plenty! The resort can accommodate about 20 guests at a time. Individual bures (rooms) allow for your own private get-away, but meals are served community style at the same time, with the same offerings – just let the resort know in advance of any dietary restrictions.
People who enjoy Matava come for:
- Weddings and reunions
When you are at Matava Fiji’s Premier Eco-Resort, you really feel like you are a world away.
Relax and enjoy the environment. Get to know a few of the other guests without the interruptions and distractions of cell phones and computers.
Perhaps finally, you’ll see what you’ve been missing!