"Bure" is the Fijian word for cabin. Here's an exterior view of one of the bures.
Here's where I slept! The sound of the waves crashing on the Great Astrolabe Reef are very soothing.
This is Lion Rock, where I took the over under shots of the snorkeler swimming.
Below is an under over (also called over under or split shot) photo that I took at Lion Rock. It was fun trying out my new specialized custom camera lens port that enables me to do this type of photography.
Every night the guests gather for a multi course meal and conversation. I made friends with people from Australia, France, Germany, Argentina, England, and New Zealand.
Matava Resort is also a PADI 5 star dive center. Here's a couple of divers entering the water. I'm a fool for not being certified in SCUBA, because the Great Astrolabe Reef is one of the best dive spots in the world. I'll have to go back and do a dive trip there. I got some awesome pics just snorkeling!
Cool local style carving outside my cabin.
Anyone for a message?
The view from my bure (cabin).
The dining room set up for lunch.
Flying into Kadavu Island on Pacific Air from Nadi Airport on mainland Fiji.
In Fiji and the Western Pacific they have a drink called Kava. It is mildly intoxicating and according to Wikipedia, can act as a sedative and anesthetic. Here's the staff preparing some for the guests from the roots of the plant Piper Methsyticum.
I'm a sucker for closeup flower shots like this:
Scenic shot of the entrance to the resort
Dining room looking out