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Matangi Private Island Resort Fiji

Listed in Islands Magazine as the “Best Private Island”, Matangi Fiji is the perfect destination for those seeking an exclusive private island getaway. Whether it’s for an intimate beach wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway – you will be treated to the real essence of Fiji at Matangi.

Situated in Fiji’s north-east, Matangi Private Island Resort is situated on 240-acre hectares of pure island paradise. Boasting virgin tropical rainforest and white sand beaches, Matangi is surrounded by crystal clear waters and fringed by coral reefs. Accommodating a maximum of 12 couples only, this small, boutique island resort specialises in intimate honeymoons, weddings and special occasions.

Read our travel review of Matangi Private Island Resort »

Getting There

Fiji’s international airport is situated in the town of Nadi, on the Western Coast of Viti Levu.

Access to Matangi from Fiji’s international airport in Nadi requires an additional but short transfer by air and sea. Matangi Island’s neighbour, Taveuni Island, is serviced by Pacific Sun, with regularly scheduled flights from Nadi and Suva; the two major international airports in Fiji. There are daily services with a flight time of approximately 90-minutes from Nadi or 60-minutes from Suva.


Crafted from local hardwoods, bamboo, lava rock and coconut palm thatch, thye resort’s nine authentic Bures and three unique Treehouses offer a harmonious balance between nature and contemporary elegance. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens yet situated only steps from the private beach, the Bures offer privacy in the most spectacular tropical settings.

matangi private island resort treehouse accomodation


Surrounded by lush tropical foliage, offering ultimate privacy, and yet only steps from the beach, the three split-level Treehouses are unique to Matangi Island. 

Amenities include king size bed, air conditioning, large private sundeck, outdoor lava rock shower, outdoor jacuzzi / spa, Pure Fiji bath amenities, private king size day bed, in-room electronic safe, spacious bathroom with dual hand basins, mini bar (on request), sun lounges, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, iPod docking station with clock, ceiling fans, beach towels and daily supply of freshly baked cookies. Size: 850 square feet.

matangi private island resort beachfront bure


Hand-crafted by local Fijian craftsmen the five Beachfront Bures have been carefully designed to achieve a harmonious balance between nature and contemporary elegance.

Amenities include king size bed, air conditioning, private verandah, Pure Fiji bath accessories, beach hammock, in-room electronic safe, ceiling fans, mini bar (on request), hair dryer, beach towels, sun lounges, iPod docking station with clock, French press coffee and tea making facilities and daily supply of freshly baked cookies. Size: 750 square feet.

matangi private island resort fiji bure accommodation


Traditional in design with bamboo walls and coconut palm-thatched roofs, the three Oceanview Bures provide a simplistic island flavour yet contain all the modern luxuries you would expect. 

Amenities include king-size bed, air conditioning, private verandah, Pure Fiji bath accessories, ceiling fans, mini-bar (on request), bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, in-room electronic safe, beach towels, beach hammock, sun lounges, iPod docking station with clock, French press coffee and tea making facilities and daily supply of freshly baked cookies. Size: 650 square feet.

matangi private island resort two bedroom bure


Sitting on its own private point and mere steps to the ocean, the two bedroom bure is the largest accommodation available on the island. Built in the same style as the spacious Beachfront Bures, it is ideal for a family, couples travelling together and groups.

Amenities include 2 bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom, large private verandah, outdoor lava rock showers, Pure Fiji bath accessories, king-size bed, ceiling fans, mini-bar (on request), bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, in-room electronic safe, beach towels, beach hammock, sun lounges, iPod docking station with clock, French press coffee and tea making facilities and daily supply of freshly baked cookies.

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Situated only 30 feet from the private beach is the ‘Vale-ni-Kana’ dining room.  The restaurant is built entirely from local timber and features breath-taking views of the ocean and the exquisitely landscaped grounds. At sunset, the laid-back charm of the over-water deck provides the ideal setting for enjoying a sumptuous cocktail before a candlelight dinner under starry skies.

The cuisine is largely influenced by the island’s tropical surroundings, Fijian heritage and the unique flavours of the South Pacific. Dining combines an array of fresh fish and seafood caught by local fishermen, imported meats, salads, locally grown vegetables, tropical fruit from surrounding gardens, freshly baked breads and sumptuous desserts. The daily menus are planned using the finest and freshest ingredients available. Vegetarian options are offered in the daily menu, and special dietary needs are happily catered to. A traditional Fijian “Lovo” feast, where food is cooked underground in an earth-oven, is offered once a week (weather permitting).

To complement the gourmet dining offered at Matangi, a large selection of world-class Australian and New Zealand wines and French Champagnes are available. The beverage list also includes tropical inspired cocktails, rums, beer and an extensive selection of fine spirits from around the world.

During evening meals, the island’s Matangi Serenaders will keep you entertained with old South Seas melodies and Fijian favourites. Traditional Fijian dancing known as a meke is offered once a week.

For the ultimate romantic evening, consider the “Romance Package” which includes a private candlelit dinner for two in a romantic location and a bottle of the resort’s fine house wines.

Read our review of the food at Matangi »

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Horseshoe Bay – listed as one of the 1000 places to see before you die.


The pristine coral reefs surrounding the island and lush tropical interior provide the perfect backdrop for activities including, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, hiking and private picnics.   A variety of complementary and paid activities is available for guests to explore the unique 240-acre private island paradise and nearby islands.

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Matangi Ocean Spa

Matangi Ocean Spa features an over-water deck with relaxation area, gift shop and two couple treatment rooms, one complete with unique lava rock rain shower facility. Drawing on inspiration from traditional Fijian culture and the natural island surroundings, the spa’s interior features intricate carvings of tropical fish and marine life, lava rock and local hardwoods. Respect to the Fijian culture and the ocean is reflected in the variety of treatments offered including the Fijian ‘Bobo’ massage, ‘Lava Shell’ and ‘Hot Stone’ massage as well ‘Earth Sea Salt’ and ‘Coconut Sugar Glow’ body treatments.

Therapists have been chosen for their Royal hands and healing spirit along with extensive training to ensure guests receive the most luxurious facial and body therapies for your individual skin and body needs. The Spa Experience offers the cultural foundation of organic plant and marine-derived therapies with the traditional Hands on Healing Massage known as the ‘Fijian Bobo’.

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Weddings and honeymoons at Matangi Private Island Fiji

The island’s remote location makes it the perfect location for couples seeking an intimate wedding or honeymoon away from prying eyes.  Imagine an intimate beach ceremony, with sand beneath your feet, tropical palm fronds overhead, and the crystal blue South Pacific ocean before you – what could be more perfect than your wedding day?

For honeymooners, the resort has created a special ‘Romance Package’ which includes:

  • a private picnic for two in beautiful Horseshoe Bay,
  • a 30-minute Tropical Massage for two in the Ocean Spa,
  • a private candlelit dinner for two in a romantic location,
  • and a breakfast in bed for two.


More information about Matangi & other adults-only Fiji resorts

Fiji is the most perfect place on earth.  The islands and their waters are pure and pristine, just as they were generations ago.  The sands are white, the waters warm and the tropical rainforest is lush and shady.  Fiji offers everything from total relaxation to fun adventure. The Fijian people are welcoming and friendly, and they encourage you to enjoy their island home.  They are family oriented and find joy in helping you celebrate your time in Fiji. Throughout the Fiji Islands you will find a friendliness experienced nowhere else in the world.

As specialist Fiji travel agents we know everything that Fiji has to offer. We know which of the luxury resorts you will love – whether you want a 5 star experience or something with the traditional Fiji touch.  We know where to find fun and where to find an intimate escape.

Our team understands that sometimes an ‘off-the-shelf’ holiday package isn’t good enough. Perhaps you want a Fiji holiday that’s unique and personalised and that is exactly what makes us different. We believe that every holiday should be special whether it’s a family holidayluxury escapehoneymoon or group getaway with extended family and friends. It’s because we love Fiji so much that we dedicate ourselves to tailor-make the holiday of your dreams.


Resort Summary

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Northern Region

  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Matangi bush hike and coastal walk
  • Village tour
  • Island tour
  • Calypso catamaran sailing
  • Volleyball
  • Coconut show
  • Kava session – once a week
  • Qamea Island guided trek
  • Hand-line fishing
Additional activities and tour at extra cost
  • Horseshoe Bay picnic
  • Sport and game fishing
  • Civa Pearl Farm and Tavoro Waterfall Tour (Taveuni Island)
  • Scuba diving
  • Lavena Coastal Walk (Taveuni Island)
  • 180 degree Meridian and Wailtavala Waterslide Tour (Taveuni Island)

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