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Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort

3.5 of 5 Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Koloa, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have given Matava an overall rating of excellent but on our last day there, two of the owners showed up (Richard and Adrian) and left a bad taste in our mouths. Maggie, Ta, Kaylee, Joe, Skelly, George, Sala, several others who's names I regret not remembering, all excellent staff. Spot on helpful and genuinely friendly. Always laughing and... More 

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

Hello Michelle, Both Richard and I were delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable stay at Matava. Plentiful delicious food tailored to your specific dietary requirements, amazing organic greens, excellent staff, spacious clean screened accommodation with plenty of hot water, wonderful diving, entertaining dive staff - Marvelous, just the sort of 5 star service and standard we aim... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have been to Matava Eco Resort in August 2014 during our Honeymoon. Matava was the second stop of our four weeks journey to Fiji and Tonga, the other Resorts we visited were Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat (Taveuni, Fiji), Sandy Beach Resort (Ha’apai, Tonga) and Fafa Island (Tongatapu, Tonga), we have also reviewed those resorts here on TripAdvisor. Matava is... More 

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

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed our accommodation, food and diving the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef. We hope your positive comments will be of interest and use to other travelers. Congratulations again on your wedding and we wish you both safe and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Where should I start…. It was our first time in Fiji and definitely not the last one! After 14 months of not taking any break… it was a perfect place to sit back, relax, unwind and just enjoy the nature and great company! NO cell phones, no internet ( unless you really need it…?), no TV , just you, starts... More 

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

Hi Idaagata, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of your stay. I am sure other travelers will find all your comments and advice useful. It sounds like we were just the sort of experience you were looking for ! I am delighted you so enjoyed the Resort, activities and our wonderful Fijian staff -... More 

WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I'm still at a lost for words when someone asks how our trip to Fiji was. My heart fills with joy and my eyes fill with tears. Our trip to Matava Resort in Kadavu Fiji was one of the best trips we have have ever taken as individuals and group leaders! It was filled with meaningful memories that will always... More 

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

Hi Cassandra, First of all, thank you for bringing your Breezeway Bubbles dive group to stay with us and dive the Great Astrolable Barrier Reef. Unfortunately I was away during your stay but my colleagues tell me you were one of the most fun dive groups we have ever had ! Thank you for writing such an extensive and complimentary... More 

Oregon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were at your resort with the Breezeway Bubbles Scuba group from 9/4 - 9/13. I usually write a note on my tip envelope when we are on dive trips. For some reason I didn't do that this time. My husband, Mike and I had a fabulous time while at your resort. We hope our gratuity reflects the amount of... More 

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

Hi Wanda & Mike, Thank you for making such kind comments about our Resort and what we believe is one of our greatest assets - our wonderful Fijian staff. I have passed on your thanks and well wishes to all. It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us and we are delighted you had such an enjoyable... More 

Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I can not say enough about our romantic yet adventurous honeymoon at Matava! Coming from the very center of the US, we were nervous but excited about what our week might entail, but from the moment we arrived, they exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious (and they were very accommodating with food allergies and preferences), the... More 

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

Hi Traci, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your romantic and adventurous Honeymoon with us at Matava. We are always happy to accommodate dietary requirements and I am delighted to read the Resort and our staff exceeded your expectations. We aim to please :-) We wish you both safe and happy travels and look forward... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My partner and I we had a wonderful time at Matava! It is more than we expected. The location is amazing, the bures are great: all natural elements (wood, cotton..) no electricity, solar panel for the hot water... a dream! We wanted a place to 'escape' from the modern world, a peaceful location to 'desappear'... and we had it. The... More 

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

Hi Dottordanny, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our Resort, staff and the beautiful location, not to mention the peace and quiet :-) Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay and highly recommending us to other travelers ! You would be very welcome back any time and we wish you both... More 

Denver, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Matava! Owning a SCUBA business, we spend a lot of time at different resorts around the globe. Of all the places we've visited, there was something extra special about this resort. The staff immediately made you feel at home, getting to know your name, room, and food preferences within the first 24 hours of... More 

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

Hi Brittany, Thank you for writing such a complimentary review of your stay. We are delighted you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our fresh organic food and helpful Fijian staff :-) It was a pleasure to have you stay and you would be most welcome back any time. Thanks and best regards, Adrian More 

Denver
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Matava Eco-adventure resort is located in Kadavu Island, a short plane ride and a 45 minute boat ride from Fiji's capital. We visited the resort during the last wek of July. It was a wonderful experience. Matava has a lot to offer: (1) Safe diving in the amazing Astrolabe reef. It was very windy when we were there and this... More 

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

Hi Luis, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a clear and informative review of your stay with us. I am sure other travelers will benefit from your information. We are all delighted to read that you very much enjoyed our food, our service, diving on the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef and of course getting away from... More 

LA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Spent a week at Matava Kadavu Fiji. The accommodations were extremely basic. No shampoo, 2 lights 1 bath 1 central in the room.The lights for the entire facitlity went out at about 7 PM each night. Meals were a bare minimum. Fish soup, white rice, vege and desert. you eat what they serve no choices except vegetarian. No larger servings... More 

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

Hi PGwartney. I don't think there is much point in me correcting an extensive number of factual inaccuracies in your review. You clearly had no idea where you were being sent. It was clear as soon as you arrived that your travel agent had given you a lot of misleading and some completely false information. Our resort is not in... More 

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Address: Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Kadavu Archipelago > Kadavu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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