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Fiji Vacation - Matagi Island

Updated on February 6, 2017
On your next Fiji vacation, be sure to experience Matagi Island
On your next Fiji vacation, be sure to experience Matagi Island

Did You Know?

  • Matagi is sometimes pronounced Matangi (man-tanji)
  • Matagi Island has a unique horseshoe shape
  • It is one of three tiny little volcanic islands off the north coast of Taveuni, Fiji's third largest island
  • At the Matagi Island resort, you can stay in a tree house!

Travel a Fiji Vacation Paradise

I picked up a brochure, oh must've been 15 or 20 years ago now. It was thin, just one glossy page printed on both sides and folded into four. I still have it because from the moment I saw it, I just knew that I would have to visit Matagi Island sometime before I die. It looks and sounds absolutely wonderful!

According to the brochure (see bottom of hub), Matagi Island is privately owned and PRIVATE. No hustle, no bustle, just peace and quiet. Oh yeah, and it's world reknown for diving and scenery.

The Perfect Fiji Vacation

Matagi Island is known as the jewel of the north. It is considered one of Fiji's most secluded islands and a nature lover's dream location. Matagi is a 240 acre paradise, unsurpassed in marine life and diver's delights, as well as a submerged volcanic crater, turquoise water lagoons, white sand beaches and a rainforest. There's no lack of natural scenery in Matagi!

If you prefer to do something other than soaking up the sun at the Pacific's edge, you may want to just enjoy the solitude or take advantage of the many other recreational opportunities in this beautiful Fiji vacation spot:

  • mountain hikes
  • sports fishing
  • windsurfing
  • wild and tame bird watching
  • bush walks
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • explore caves
  • paddle canoeing
  • beachcombing
  • scuba diving
  • more

The Ideal Fiji Vacation Spot for Divers and Fishers

Matagi Island is the ideal place for diving enthusiasts. Surrounded by reefs, lagoons and a constant water temperature of about 78 degrees F. (25 degrees C.), divers the world over explore the clear waters to see the exotic marine life and abundance of coral-clad reefs.

If diving and sports fishing are new activities for you, there are qualified people to help you out.

Notice the Unique Horseshoe Shape of the Island

Animal Lovers Rejoice!

If you love animals, you have yet another reason to visit this tropical paradise. You'll find an abundance of fruit bats, beautiful exotic birds, crabs and more. Odds are, you will see multiple bats hanging from the ceiling of one of the open buildings. I've seen pictures of them. I hate bats normally but these guys looked pretty darn cute.

Your Ideal Fiji Vacation on Matagi Island

Travel, Accommodation and Food

Getting to Matagi Island requires a plane ride to Fiji, then a ride to a boat dock, then a boat ride to the island. All part of the adventure!

Regarding accommodations, well you can stay in one of the 11 cottages or 3 tree houses, which they call bures. Like I said, adventure, and very, very private.

The food on Matagi Island is fresh, according to my brochure. I imagine that it is brought by boat from the mainland daily or weekly.

If any of you have had the pleasure of visiting Matagi Island, I would LOVE to hear about it. In fact, I would welcome you to share your opinion/review in a comment here, if you're willing.

Unless I hear bad stuff about this place, Matagi Island remains on my "must see" list of destinations. It sounds like sheer Heaven to me!

If you are planning a Fiji vacation, please consider this wonderful location.

Very Private, Very Beautiful

The perfect Fiji vacation!
The perfect Fiji vacation!

A Nature Lover's Dream

Divers especially, like to travel to Matagi Island for their Fiji vacation.
Divers especially, like to travel to Matagi Island for their Fiji vacation.

© 2009 Herald Daily


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    • Herald Daily profile imageAUTHOR

      Herald Daily 

      9 years ago from A Beach Online

      Hi, Bill. I'm so happy to hear that Matagi is everything that I imagined it to be from the brochure. I can't wait for the day that I have my ticket in hand. Sadly, it may be a while longer before that happens.

      Thanks so much for letting me know that this place really is a paradise. You're a lucky guy to have been able to visit that many times.

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      Bill Scott 

      9 years ago

      I've been to Matagi four times in the 1990's. To me it is the most beautiful island on the planet. The diving is outstandinng, the family who owns the island are wonderful and I hope they are all OK. I'm looking forward to visiting Matagi again.

    • Herald Daily profile imageAUTHOR

      Herald Daily 

      10 years ago from A Beach Online

      I hope you do get to visit Matagi Island sometime, Lgali. It looks soooo peaceful and beautiful!

      Thanks for your comment.

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      10 years ago

      very nice hub I love to visit sometime

    • Herald Daily profile imageAUTHOR

      Herald Daily 

      10 years ago from A Beach Online

      Me too, Dohn! It sounds so idyllic, so peaceful.

      I like your dream a lot.

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      10 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Very beautiful. I'd like to own an island like that one day (we can dream, can't we?). Thanks for sharing.


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