Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort
Travel Blogs from Kadavu Island
Day 9: 10 July - Suva
Up early today to be up on deck for our arrival into Suva. The ship was welcomed with a display from the Fiji Military Band –fantastic! Then it was time for a quick breakfast as our excursion was scheduled to leave at 9.15am. It was about 9.40am before the bus left for Naililili Village. Our guide was called Ben and his village was just out of Suva. He kept up an informative commentary all the way to the village – a 45 min ...
... largest reef in the world, the Great Astrolabe Reef. My home for the week is a Bure (sleeping house) at a dive centre on the north side of the island next to 2 small villages.
A drum is ratted to tell us that meals are ready and at 5am for the first week of each month there is drum roll in the village followed by a hooting conchshell to summon the dutiful to church. In a place where each day, week, month, year slip into one another it probably helps to focus the mind. ...
... imperial and all they had here was metric (another example of why the U.S. should have converted to the metric
system decades ago.) I got as close as I could, re-threaded the end fitting then cranked down with a wrench to jam the threads. It wasn't the correct way to fix the problem, but hopefully the fix will hold until New Zealand where we can actually replace it. Boats!
We left early the next morning and sailed the 48 ...
... with tourist participation.We kayaked next morning and snorkelled in the bay before departing to the next resort, again serenaded with music.
Waya Lailai & Bounty Island
Resort standards seem to be improving and this eco village resort was extremely friendly. Here we snorkelled on an outer reef several kilometres off shore and saw reef sharks at close range together with wonderful colourful coral and tropical fish. A ...
... underwater digital camera.
Jonathan, the dive instructor at the resort is a great guy and since I was travelling along, I hung out with him when I wasn't out and about and when he wasn't diving so it gave me a bit of company.
There were only a couple of other guests at Waisalima when I was there which suited me fine given that I pretty much had the entire place to myself, which made the place even more relaxing.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service