An exclusively privately owned 240-acre unique horseshoe shaped island paradise, boasts virgin tropical rainforest and white sand beaches, surrounded by crystal clear waters and fringing coral reefs. Horseshoe Bay listed in "1,000 Places to See Before You Die.
Matangi Private Island Resort is the perfect South Pacific destination for couples seeking an exclusive Fiji private island hideaway for an intimate beach wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
Matangi Private Island Resort’s Ocean Spa is a unique facility with over-water deck relaxation area, gift shop and two couple treatment rooms, one complete with a outdoor lava rock rain shower.
- Roundtrip International Economy Class flights from Los Angeles or San Francisco on Fiji Airways (domestic US flights can be added at an additional cost)
- Internal roundtrip Fiji flights from Nadi to Taveuni
- Round trip airport transfers Taveuni - Matangi Private Island Resort
- 7 nights in a bure or treehouse of your choice
- Three gourmet meals daily & room-service dining during mealtimes
- Daily Laundry service & maid service
- Complimentary activities include non-motorized watersports equipment including sea kayaking, wind surfers, sailing, use of snorkeling equipment throughout stay, nature walks on Taveuni Island, twice daily snorkeling tours, guided kayak tours, guided hikes & weekly village, and church visits
- Complimentary WIFI for once device per bure in public areas only
- All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- All hotel, local and VAT (Goods & services taxes)
Day 1 - Depart Los Angeles or San Francisco to
Fiji (Add on flights from your local airport can be added at an
When you board a Fiji Airways flight, expect a warm & friendly Bula! Your Fijian vacation has begun. You’re not just a seat number; you’re part of Fiji Airways’ extended Fijian family. From Los Angeles, you will travel on Fiji Airways’ new flagship A-350 aircraft in Economy with a 31-32” pitch in a 3-3-3 configuration. Consider upgrading to Business Class from $1,625 per person each way with its fully lie-flat seats, all with individual aisle access due to its 1-2-1 seating configuration.
Image: Fiji Airways
Day 2 - Cross International Date line
Day 3 -
Arrive Fiji & Matangi Private Island
Located 190 miles northeast of Nadi, Fiji, the home of Fiji's International Airport, Matangi Island is a short plane flight to Taveuni. On arrival into Taveuni you will be met by Matangi Private Island Resort representatives and transferred to the resort by boat.
Matangi Private Island Resort is a family-owned and operated 4.5-star boutique resort situated on a 240-acre private island located in the remote northeastern part of the Fiji Islands. This unique horseshoe-shaped island paradise boasts virgin tropical rainforest and white sand beaches. So it is no surprise that Matangi Island was named in Islands Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Private Islands in the World” and featured in the book “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” by Patricia Schultz.
Matangi caters to adults only (16 years and older) with eight luxurious bures, three unique treehouses, and one two-bedroom/two-bathroom bure. Matangi’s bures and treehouses feature air-conditioning and ceiling fans, 4-poster king-size beds, and outdoor lava rock showers.
All meals and snacks are included in your stay. Enjoy fresh tropical fruits, fruit juices, cereals, freshly baked breads, pastries, banana loaf and muffins with your breakfast order including eggs any way you like, bacon, sausages, ham, pancakes, hash browns and omelets. Lunches are casual with a choice of fresh salads, fish, stir-fry, sandwiches made with freshly baked breads, quiches or pizzas followed by tropical fruits, fruit salad, mousse or ice cream. Romantic picnic lunches can be arranged on request at one of Matangi Island's secluded beach locations.
Dinner is a three-course meal or a buffet feast. An entrée / starter of soups or cocktails are followed by a choice of meats or fish for your main accompanied by fresh vegetables or salads and finished with mouth-watering desserts. Special romantic dinners on the beach are arranged for special occasions by request as are romantic picnics in Horseshoe Bay or other beaches. Freshly baked cookies, tropical fruit, brewed coffee and tea are available throughout the day. Afternoon tea is served between 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm with a selection of freshly baked cakes and / or cookies.
Day 3 -
9 - Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi offers various complementary and paid activities, including twice-daily snorkeling excursions, scuba diving, Calypso catamaran sailing, kayaking, hand-line and light tackle sport fishing, hiking, and spa treatments.
Choose from a wide selection of complimentary shows, tours, hikes and much, much more, including Snorkelling Excursion, Kayaks, Sailing, Kava Session, Meke (Traditional Fijian Dance), Village Tour, Village Church Service, Island-Style Volleyball, Coconut Show, Cocktail Challenge, Guided Island Trek.
Also, choose from this selection of alternative activites for the more adventurous: (additional cost applies)
- Scuba Diving
The reefs off Matangi have superb diving with a great choice of sites offering the underwater scenery that made Fiji famous: excellent underwater visibility, warm water temperatures walls, caves, soft and hard corals, reef fish and pelagic fish. Each site possesses a unique character with colourful marine life and pristine coral reefs that appeal to both beginners and seasoned divers. We have an impressive range of treasures to be found from soft corals to dramatic drop-off wall sites, to drift dives and underwater caves.
- Somo Somo Straits Dive Day Trip
Remotely situated 20 miles (32km) west of Matangi; along the southeast coast of Vanua Levu, The Rainbow Reef, in the Somo Somo Straits represents spectacular tropical diving. This barrier reef structure stretching over 3 miles (4.8km) is continually fed by microorganisms washed in by the currents. The Somosomo Strait almost single-handedly earns Fiji its title as the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”.
- Horseshoe Bay Picnic
There isn’t anything quite like a romantic picnic in the breathtaking Horseshoe Bay. Listed in “1,000 Places to See Before you Die” by Patricia Schultz, Horseshoe Bay is situated on the untouched western coast of Matangi Island and only accessible by boat. Picnic in your waterfront beach Bure, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and the most picturesque turquoise ocean views. This is an experience you will treasure for a lifetime!
Owing to the topography of the seabed off Matangi and neighbouring islands; remarkable fighting fish like Giant Trevally, Yellow fin, Dogtooth, Skipjack, and Wahoo are plentiful. Light tackle sport fishing and trawling charters are available. Ideal fishing times are in the mornings and late afternoons. Bookings required. Deep-sea game fishing is not available at Matangi. Saltwater flyfishing is available but anglers are required to bring their own gear.
- Civa Pearl Farm & Tavoro Waterfall
Join us for a one-of-a-kind tour that will acquaint you with Taveuni’s abundant natural environment. Fiji is a relative infant in the international pearl industry but it has made its mark; Civa Pearl Farm located in beautiful Vurevure Bay, on the eastern side of Taveuni Island, offers visitors a unique glimpse into aquaculture. Civa salt-water cultured pearls are pearl concretions that are secreted inside the Black-lipped Oyster (Pinctada margaritifera). On the guided two-hour tour you are able to snorkel around the pearl beds, where the pearl oysters are hung from lines growing to their desired size. Loose pearls are available for sale.
- 180 degree Meridian & Waitavala Waterslide
One of Taveuni Island’s most unique and long standing attractions is that it is dissected by the 180° Meridian, because of this Taveuni is one of only five places in the world where you live your two days in one! The International Dateline was adapted to keep the isles within one time zone. Nearby is the Waitavala Water Slide, a cascading series of small natural waterslides that the Taveuni locals like to use. The Waitavala Waterslide is a natural slippery dip ride over large polished rocks, where the lava has been smoothed by the water and with a slight covering of moss, which allows you to slalom down quite easily. The waterslide is located in a rainforest setting that is picturesque as well as thrilling.
- Lavena Coastal Walk
If you’re looking for a bit of adventure that’s definitely off the beaten track, then look no further! This tour is a 4- hour return walk down the scenic Lavena coastline, along a well maintained trail, with several rest stops with benches and picnic tables strategically placed in the shade; ending with two incredible waterfalls. Along the way you can enjoy the various coastal habitats, sand beaches, rocky shores, and estuarine mangroves. There are no roads that go to where the coastal trail leads; in fact the only other way to explore the far south-eastern side of Taveuni is by boat!
- Waitabu Marine Park
Located on Taveuni Island, Waitabu Marine Reserve was established by seven Taveuni village communities in 1998. This was done to protect their coral reefs for future generations; a ‘tabu’ or no-take reserve was set up to replenish marine life and fish stocks, as well as introduce snorkel tourism and environmental education. The Park offers two 2-hour guided tours; the Cultural Experience Tour which is a guided snorkelling excursion on a ‘bilibili’ or traditional bamboo raft, with refreshments and local entertainment or the Backpackers Tour, which is a guided snorkelling trip on a powered skiff.
Day 10 - Depart Matangi Private Island Resort
for Los Angeles or San Francisco
Time to reluctantly bid farewell to Matangi as you depart by boat to Taveuni and board your flight to Nadi & connect to your Fiji Airways International non-stop evening flight to Los Angeles or San Francisco. Cross the International Dateline and arrive back in Los Angeles/San Francisco the same day.
Package from pricing is per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) departures from Los Angeles or San Francisco for Matangi Private Island Stays from now – 31 Mar 2023 for bookings made by 30 June, 2022. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Rooms are subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payments made by credit cards. A valid passport with at least six months validity is required.
Travel Insurance is required to enter Fiji. Should you test positive for COVID immediately before departure to Fiji, you will be covered for cancellation costs under the cancellation benefit of the travel insurance policy. Should your scheduled travel date be impacted by government travel restrictions, Aspire Down Under will permit a change of travel dates within 12 months from your original travel date without fees or penalties.