Thursday, 7 June 2007

Escaping to Kadavu - A Fiji Secret

Sent: Monday, May 28, 2007 8:15 PM

Hi Richard,

Finally we have the story UP at

Fell free to link to it from your blog and let us know what you think.

We will be leaving for Europe in the morning and be back later in
June, but we will still be on this email address - and many others -
while we are away.

Hope to hear from you soon.


Tim & Wandy
Tim Hochgrebe
"Dive in, Explore and Save!"

PO Box 1753
Byron Bay NSW 2481

Tel: +61-2-66809410
Mob: 0403-803 083

Contributed by Wandy Hochgrebe

Part 2: Matava

Main Bure at Matava, Kadavu, FijiIt only took us 30 minutes to get to Matava by boat. Each headland we passed and each corner we turned us showed us more of the undeveloped hills of Kadavu.

Matava itself is located in a small cove and at first sight you don't see much of the resort. However, once you step on land you can see the main bure right in front. The other bures where people stay are amongst beautiful tropical gardens with all kinds of flowering bushes, papaya trees and banana trees. Narrow paved walkways meander through the grass in all directions.

We were welcomed at the little jetty by Maggie, who gave us an introduction of the resort and how the diving was conducted. Our bure was only a short stroll away and yet felt very private.

Bure in garden setting at Matava, Kadavu, FijiBasically, we were staying half-way up the hill that forms the back-drop with a stunning view over the ocean. In the distance, we could see the waves breaking on the Great Astrolobe Reef. Again, we had big bunch of fresh flowers in our room and hibiscus flowers were put everywhere.

A real luxury was that our luggage was already brought to our bure, so we didn't have to carry it ourself. I immediately took to the verandah to soak up the atmosphere with help of a cold beer...

Full article here at