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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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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Kadavu Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Matava has really special energy! People, place itself, nature, beautiful view from top-hill bure, birds, reef, everything is so magic, that I can easily call it a Heaven on earth. Even the journey from airport to resort by boat is memorable for my lifetime. I will never forget smiles,hospitality, easygoing kava party, delicious tuna sashimi, fresh piña coladas, searching for... More

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

Hi Grega and Uri Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Matava Resort. We are delighted you so enjoyed all the fresh healthy delicious food, kayaking, diving the amazing Barrier Reef and the whole experience of visiting a beautiful unique slice of Fiji... and of course having such fun with our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The flight to Kandavu is on a small plane, you & your luggage, including hand luggage will be weighed. If carrying dive gear you will go close to excess baggage, depends on how many clothes you "need" for an island/ dive holiday. The trip to & from Kandavu airport was in the front & back of a ute/ SUV, no... More

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

Hi Kim, Thank you very much for writing an informative and complimentary review of your stay with us. I was delighted to read you appreciated our wonderful staff and the efforts we all go to to ensure all our guests have the best possible holiday. Sounds like you really enjoyed the food ! Even though we are remote we make... More

Cary, Illinois
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Specifically, we were to spend one week at Paradise on Taveuni and one week at Matava on Kadavu. However, Fiji Airways (the local government run airline) decided to change our flight from Taveuni to Nadi to one day later and our flight from Nadi to Kadavu to one day earlier…impossible. They also cancelled our flight from Kadavu back to Nadi... More

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

Hi Melissa, We were disappointed that Fiji Airways flight schedule changes affected your holiday in Fiji to such an extent leaving you only three full days at Matava Resort. Our staff spent quite some time trying to persuade the airline to put on an extra flight to enable you to stay an extra day but we were unsuccessful. The airline... More

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I spent 7 days here with a dive group from Aquatic Adventures in Brookfield, WIsconsin. Our vacation started with some hiccups due to Pacific Air making a mess out of our flight to Vunisea, but once we arrived Maggie was there to give us a hearty 'Bula!' and pick us up, and as soon as we explained what happened, we... More

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

Hi Adalius, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your stay with us. I am delighted to read you were amazed by our food and thoroughly enjoyed the diving and cultural experiences ! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I have passed on your kind comments to... More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent 7 fun filled nights here and would have to say the diving and food were great! Staff were all very friendly and a big Vinaka to Maggie in particular who kept us all entertained with his description of meals! We noted several return guests staying here and loved the type of people who chose this... More

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

Hi Warren, Thank you for writing such a complimentary review of your stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the diving, the food and of course the freshly caught fish ! I have passed on your appreciation and thanks to all the staff.... We wish you safe and happy travels :-) Best regards, Adrian More

Wellington, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

If you want the adventure of snorkelling, diving, fishing and trekking in a beautiful and undeveloped environment, then this resort may well be perfect for you. However, if you want a 'typical' up market resort experience with air conditioning, swim-up bar, sandy beach, a la carte menu and wifi in your room, please look elsewhere. My wife and I stayed... More

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

Hi Cam, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay and sharing your experiences with other travelers. Unfortunately the weather was less than favorable for some of your stay and it sounds like the rain reduced the water visibility quite significantly - Though I am delighted you go to see the Manta Rays. The other... More

Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

BULA!! Matava is a true gem that offers a no-worries experience in tropical paradise. We stayed for 7 nights under the Honeymoon Package and were beyond pleased with our choice. Getting to the resort does require a short flight from the main island and a boat ride, bur our escort was so welcoming and reminded us to just sit back,... More

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

Hi Babycakes ! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Matava. We are delighted to read that you had such any enjoyable Honeymoon with us and our wonderful Fijian staff. Congratulations on obtaining your PADI Open Water Certification ! and thank you again for all your positive feedback on your holiday experience. All... More

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Address: Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Kadavu Archipelago > Kadavu Island
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort 3.5*
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