Richard Akhtar runs Matava, a tropical eco-resort in Fiji. His childhood dream of doing a big ‘thing’ came true when he met his partners and they took over the site, where traditional thatched Fijian ‘bures’ nestle on a rainforest hillside.
Elaine caught up with him in San Diego’s Studio Diner and he speaks about the Fijian people, local sources and the resident Manta Rays who frequent the Astrolabe Reef.
Find out more about the resort at: Matava.com
About Elaine Masters
Indie Excellence award-winning author, scuba diver and speaker, Elaine J. Masters, grew up taking road trips. Inspired by a 6 month back-packing adventure, she's pioneered stress relief systems for travelers and commuters, to help them get where they’re going feeling great. Her Drivetime Yoga techniques are being used by police officers, sales people and busy parents worldwide. Flytime Yoga was chosen as the hot idea by Meetings & Conventions Magazine. Travel tips at: TripWellness.com Travel ease products at: DrivetimeYoga.com. When she's not working or on the road, Elaine gathers travelers together to learn and network at monthly Travel Well Meetups. She is the San Diego Meet, Plan, Go host and brings together travel writers and industry professionals at Travel Massive San Diego, a part of the global network of those working in the travel industry. As the host of The Gathering Road on WomensRadio, Elaine speaks with courageous travelers and travel experts, sharing their journeys of courage, passion and uncommon adventure. Follow Elaine: @tripwellness, @goeasytravelwel and Facebook.Web | More Posts (117)