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Matangi IslandMatangi logoMatangi beach

Matangi lounge on beachNew pool and dining bure at MatangiNew dining room at Matangi  

Matangi Island is 240 acres of beach, rainforest, peace and Matangi bures serenity, and is owned and operated by the Douglas family. This private island is just east of Taveuni, set amid some of Fiji’s best diving in the Northern Group.  Catering to a very limited group of discerning travelers, there are only three Oceanview bures, five Beachfront bures and three Treehouses - all with lovely ocean views.  All bures are constructed of local materials, with high ceilings and tiled floors.  Each bure is different, yet all offer comparable luxuries including separate and spacious living and sleeping areas, king beds with fine linens, day beds, air conditioning and ceiling fans, and private verandahs.  The beach is just metres away, and soft lapping of waves serenade you to sleep at night, or invite you to join in with snorkeling or diving during the day.Beachfront BureMatangi deluxe beach front bure

Matangi dining room with day bed 

The dining bure’s dramatic deck is where you can enjoy a cocktail or wine from the bar or experience cuisine reflective of Fijian, European, American and Pacific Rim influences.  Dinner is usually a 3-course meal, buffet feast or traditional lovo (food is wrapped in banana leaves and cooked on hot river rocks underground), while lunches Over water restaurant deckare more laid-back.  At breakfast you can choose hot or cold options that span cereal to pancakes to omelets. Coffee and tea with freshly baked treats are available all day in the dining room along with pre-dinner appetizers at the bar between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Special dietary requests Matangi Beachare accommodated with advance notice.  Secluded lunches on a private beach, or romantic dinners on the beach under the open skies can also be arranged, and room service is another alternative available during meal times.  A generous selection of Australian and New Zealand wine and champagne is available to enhance your dining experience.

 

Matangi beach and bar   Matangi activities   Matangi sunset

There is a variety of activities available for your pleasure, including scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, sailing / windsurfing, light tackle fishing, kayaking, Horseshoe Bay with islands behindand tours to Qamea and Taveuni.  Please note that some activities require Fiji's orange dovean additional charge to participate.  With so many activities you’ll find it difficult to decide whether to kayak to nearby Qamea and snorkel its hidden coves or trek to Matangi’s summit and then down through rain forest, coves and along secluded beaches looking for Honey Eaters and the elusive Orange Dove.  Maybe just sun bathing on the over-water deck is all you need to rejuvenate – the bar is open throughout the day and evening, and everything from soda, juice and bottled water to cocktails and wine are available.  At night the bar is the hub where guests, hosts and staff come together to enjoy sundowners and discuss the days events.  The Fijian band will often play, and it is not uncommon for guests and band alike to appreciate a bowl or two of kava.

Matangi's dive boatMatangi Dive logoMatangi's dive boat - Adi Nunu

Diving with Matangi is effortless.  On your arrival the dive staff will collect your gear from your bure and take it to the Dive Bure for secure storage while you are not using it.  Whenever you are diving, they will have it waiting on the boat for you, and after your dives it will be rinsed and stored again for you.  Most dive sites are within 20 minutes of the resort.  A typical dive day consists of a 2-tank boat dive, departing the resort at around 9:00 and returning by 1:00, in time for lunch.  Dive sites are chosen daily based primarily onlion fish weather and tides, and the site name, distance from the resort and what type of photography the site is best suited for is posted at the Dive Bure.  During the surface interval after the first dive towels and snacks of cookies, juice, water, coffee and tea are offered, and the second dive begins after about an hour.  nudibranchWhen the Weather and Tide Gods are smiling down, divers can have the option of doing a day trip with an optional 3rd dive.  Although it costs a bit extra, the opportunity to visit sites in the Somosomo Strait, the Ringgold Group or Miller Reef makes it worthwhile!

There are always guides in the water and deck hands on board to assist in entries and exits. The diving is with a ‘live’ boat that is not anchored, but follows the diver’s bubbles, making diver pick up quick and easy wherever you ascend.

Underwater vista Fire dartfish Soft Coral Longfin bannerfish

Divers with a minimum 3-day dive package can also take advantage of unlimited shore diving. There is a small reef adjacent to the beach that is perfect for macro photography (snorkelers love it too).

News from the Resort

Relax at Matangi

Tatangi Private Island Resort – Fiji is pleased to announce major renovations to our Oceanview Bures resulting in a fresh and enhanced new look for our entry level accommodation. With inspiration drawn from traditional Fijian décor and in harmony with our tropical setting, these bures now feature bright interiors as well as local hardwood verandas framing not only the expansive oceanview but the surrounding landscape. An especially welcome addition is a porch swing which enables guests to keep rhythm with the swaying palms as they contemplate the natural beauty of Matangi.

Matangi's renovated lounge area  New media room at Matangi