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Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
LillianYeeStewart Toronto, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had just disembarked a liveaboard to spend the second half of our vacation at the Matava Eco resort. It was the perfect place to stay after the fast pace of the previous week. Tranquil island life living in a bure, meals were delicious and sometimes wonderfully surprising- 2 perfectly shaped meringues atop a bed of tropical... More

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AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Lillian, Thank you for your complimentary, informative and funny review ! We hope to welcome you back some time in the future. (Maggie's Moon Balls on stand-by) In the mean time, thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review and we wish you safe and happy travels ! Best regards, Adrian More

St. Thomas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for about 3 weeks with 20 friends and colleagues from college, all marine science people. We had an amazing time, the food was excellent, always fresh and delicious. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. Best diving I had ever done, however it was also my first diving in the Pacific. It was so nice and peaceful... More

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AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Yudes, Thank you for taking the time to give readers a review of your time at Matava Resort. We are all delighted you had an amazing time and enjoyed our freshly made food and organic farm veggies ! Wonderful to see you really appreciated the fantastic diving and our remote peaceful location. If you ever get the opportunity to... More

Los Osos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was a truly magnificent place to stay. The diving is extraordinary, the Fijian staff a every present, helpful & often hilarious, and the food was superb (fresh fish caught daily!). Now this is not a party place so if you're looking for glitz you best look elsewhere. This is about going back in time & experiencing Fijian culture. Don't... More

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AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the extraordinary diving, the superb food and of course our fun staff ! I will be sure to pass your review on to the Staff - they will appreciate your comments ! We wish you safe... More

sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

There's no doubt the location of this resort is stunning and accommodation fantastic but somehow it failed to live up to its physical assets. The owners seem to see guests as an intrusion, the food is dull and the atmosphere stiff. The house reef was disappointing - bleached coral and few fish. We didn't get to dive because of the... More

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AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Silica, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your brief stay. We are sorry we could not take you to our Manta Reef site. Unfortunately there was a cyclone in Tonga and the conditions at our Manta site were not suitable. Regrettably you were only able to stay with us for one day. We did... More

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed at Matava for 4 nights over New Year's Eve, and it really is the perfect way to enjoy Fiji. Beautiful views, amazing coral reefs directly off the beach and lots of great activities on offer such as diving and fishing...although we just stuck with the snorkelling and sea kayaks. Great food as well - thoroughly recommended for an... More

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AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed the beautiful views, amazing reefs and great food ! We wish you happy and safe travels...and a Happy New Year ! Adrian More

California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Matava over Thanksgiving and were blown away by the diving, the snorkeling, the food, and the service. We had some special needs this trip and could not have been happier with the lengths they went to in accommodating us. Every meal was fresh and exceptional -- they have some incredible cooks! The staff was... More

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AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Nicegrizz, Thank you for your review ! We are delighted you enjoyed the exceptional food and snorkeling and of course the sharks and mantas ! Our staff were more than happy to accommodate your needs. When our guests are happy, we are happy :-) We hope you can make it back some time. In the mean time we wish... More

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

One of the most amazing places I've been to! Yes, its remote and getting there is a little tricky if you're short on time BUT so worth it! I learnt how to dive with Kaylee (who lives on the mainland). She is experienced, friendly and made me feel very comfortable about being out in the big blue ocean. If you're... More

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AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Payal, Thank you very much for writing a review of your stay ! It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for coming to see our little slice of Fiji. Congratulations on becoming a fully certified Scuba diver ! I suspect there will be lots more diving for you to enjoy in your future :-) I have... More

Middlefield, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

I spent a week in Matava for the diving after a week at Beqa Lagoon diving and there was NO COMPARISON. Matava IS AMAZING!! We were the ONLY dive boat anywhere around. HUGE animals, perfect coral, and ALOT of critters. I saw more mantas, turtles, and sharks in a week in Matava than i have the last 3 years diving... More

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AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Wildernessguy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. We are all delighted you enjoyed the excellent diving here and the whole peaceful scenic experience.... I will print off your review for Maggie and all the staff to read. They put a lot of effort into making guest stays as enjoyable and relaxing as... More

Cocos Islands Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Cocos Dive 2013 Expedition to Matava Resort, Kadavu Fiji. Tough job this leading a group of seasoned, experienced well traveled divers to a remote location. Matava Resort came highly recommend by Dirk at Diversion Dive Travel and we have not been disappointed. The Resort & staff ... just awesome. The kitchen & dining hosting team lead by Matava legend Maggie... More

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AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Cocos Dive and thank you for such a complimentary review ! It was a pleasure to have your group here and thank you for all your positive comments on our high quality of food, staff, accommodation and diving. When an experienced diver and hotelier such as yourself calls us "Just awsome" it is a compliment indeed ! I hope... More

Litchfield Park, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I spent five days at Matava Resort in May 2013. Traveling with friends from the US Virgin Islands we wanted a remote dive area with a unique resort. It's hard to say Matava is a resort, it's small and intimate. Only seven guests when I was there. After staying here, I'll never say in a big commercial resort again. I... More

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AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Laurie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us and it was our pleasure to do our best to spoil you rotten :-) Sounds like you really enjoyed diving Naiqoro Passageway. Its a stunning dive and my favourite place to pretend to be Superman ! You obviously understood what Matava Eco-Adventure Resort... More

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Also Known As:
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Address: Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Kadavu Archipelago > Kadavu Island
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Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Kadavu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort 3.5*
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