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Matangi Private Island Resort

Matangi Private Island Resort

$2475 USD / 7 nights



Nitrox $
WIFI Available
Matangi Private Island Resort is an adult-only getaway on 240-acres of Fijian island. The island is easily reached on regular flights offered by Fiji Airways from Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and several Australian cities. The resort offers a roundtrip car and boat transfer.

Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi Resort offers four styles of accommodation: Oceanview Bure, Beachfront Bure, Treehouse, and a Two-Bedroom Bure. All accommodations include air conditioning, ceiling fans, towels, daily supply of freshly baked cookies, a mini bar on request, a French press for coffee, an in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, iPod docking station with clock, and lounging areas.
All meals are served in the Vale-Ni-Kana Dining Room that is located just off the beach. The restaurant offers a 270-degree view of the ocean and the stunning tropical gardens. The resort’s menu is inspired by its Fijian surroundings and uses local tropical foods such as tapioca, taro, breadfruit, Fijian spinach, coconut, fresh fish, and seafood. The Fijian practice of Lovo, where food is cooked underground in an earth-oven, is offered weekly, weather permitting. Vegetarian and other dietary needs are catered to as well.
Matangi Private Island Resort is PADI-certified and requires divers to show a dive certification before going on any diving trip. The dive boat leaves the island each morning at around 8:30 am and returns for lunch. Trips to the amazing Somosomo Strait can be arranged and require a minimum of four divers. There are countless dive sites within a 20-mile radius of the island. This includes the famous Great White Wall, Noel’s Wall, numerous reefs, coral formations, and so much more.
When guests are not exploring the ocean, they may immerse themselfes in the local culture by taking tours of villages, sitting in on cooking demonstrations, or attending a handicraft show. Guests may also explore the island’s unique landscape by going on a waterfall tour, a hike through the Lavena coastline, or by visiting the Civa Pearl Farm.
Photos courtesy of Matangi Private Island Resort



Dive Conditions

Fiji has a tropical climate sporting a year-round diving season. The water temperature hovers around 25°C (77°F) in winter and 29°C (84°F) in summer. The average depth of the dives is between 5m to 40m with very clear visibility of up to 15m to 40m.
The majority of diving is done as drift dives, allowing you to cover large distances and see walls of soft corals. Current is your friend in Fiji, as it brings out the soft corals while wildlife piles up on the current side of reefs. Photographers often use a reef hook to find a spot with beautiful colors, hook in, and shoot to their heart’s delight. The tops of pinnacles and reefs usually host a plethora of life. Just hook in and shoot as the current blows you around. Always carry a safety sausage so the tender boat can see you when you surface. Soft corals are not everywhere in Fiji – divers need to go to specific areas. And there are some stunning hard coral reefs in Fiji that offer great macro, some good pelagic life, and the best shark dive in the world.
The water temperature during the dry season (June - September) is usually in the mid-70s F, with August being the coolest month. During the wet season (December - April) temperatures are usually in the low 80s F with February and March being the warmest months underwater. Underwater visibility during the dry season is often 100’+ outside the lagoons. The Bligh Waters can have high visibility even in the wet season, ranging from 80-100ft. Fiji is warm and tropical most of the time with air temperatures ranging between 31°C between 26°C all year round.