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Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort

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Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Matava for 8 days to relax and go diving. After reviewing options on Kadavu, we decided to book Matava. We got offered a stay and dive package. The transfer to the resort was easy and arrive on time for Lunch. We checked in with the dive center, completed the mandatory paperwork and got no further briefing on what... More 

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1 Thank Klaasjan T
AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Following our two most recent reviews, one of the Resort owners flew into Fiji to assess concerns raised. Unfortunately we quickly discovered that our Resort Managers had been falling far short of the systems and maintenance standards we require and the service we demand our guests receive. The Resort Managers have been dismissed and removed. We now have an Owner... More 

Surrey, UK
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Matava Eco Resort was disappointing. When I was there I wondered how I’d got it so badly wrong but then looked at the website again. Don’t be seduced by it as it makes Matava out to be far better in many respects than it actually is and the photos make it look more up-market than it is (I think they... More 

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

Hi DiveGirlSurrey, We take extensive measures to ensure there are no vermin on the property. What you heard was land crabs that come out at night and rustle around in the leaves. Following your and a more recent review, one of the Resort owners flew into Fiji to assess your concerns. Unfortunately we quickly discovered that our Resort Managers had... More 

Suva, Fiji
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We stayed in November around the last week for 4 days. We didn't know what to expect when we took that 45 minute boat ride to Matava. We are the type of travellers that look for a getaway where we don't need all the frills as most resorts in Fiji offer. Matava is a humbling and simple experience. You have... More 

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

Hi DotnPenny, Thank you for taking the time to write an extensive and complimentary review of your stay with us. I am sure your advice will be of use to other travelers contemplating a stay with us. We are delighted your enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcom you both back in the near future. Until then we wish... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I stayed at matava back in early august 2015 for about 8 days, Was with a group of divers and while i think most of them enjoyed it there, i wasn't that thrilled with it, The only way to get there is by boat and once you are there, you're stuck there, The weather was overcast and windy the whole... More 

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Thank ninja06
AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Ninja06, I am pleased to read that fellow members of your dive group enjoyed their stay as well as the diving and the food served. I see that despite the unfortunate weather, the sheltered dive sites you were able to dive were pretty good with lots of nice hard and soft corals. So, despite unfortunately running into some pretty... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Fiji is a long haul from the US, but a visit to Matava is worth the effort. The food was absolutely fabulous. We were well served for meals by Sita and Ta. They were so friendly as was all the staff. They all knew our names. There is no TV, radio or computers, although you could purchase WiFi. This means... More 

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

Hi Chris, Thank you for writing such a detailed and complimentary review of your stay at Matava. I am sure your review will help other travelers considering a stay with us. We are all delighted you found our food absolutely fabulous, the diving awesome and our staff so friendly and helpful :-) Thanks again for your review and we wish... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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122 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A fantastic resort. We aren't divers but did try snorkelling and wow - can there be anywhere better in the world to snorkel. The highlight here though was the staff. Unfortunately my wife was sick when we arrived (from something she ate on the main island) and the way she was looked after, the care that was shown to her... More 

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1 Thank Youngone51
AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Youngone51, Thank you for taking the time to write a most complimentary review of your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be so helpful. I have passed your message on to our staff and thank you again for highly recommending us ! We all wish you safe and happy travels.... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a wonderful eco-resort, on a beautiful, secluded island! From the moment we arrived, we were treated with the warmth and humor of the staff and management, Magnus and LeeAnn. Sala, George, and the rest were equally eager to assist us with whatever we needed. Our bure, Banana, was terrific, with a postcard view. The meals were great, a... More 

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1 Thank skiergrl1
AdrianWatt, Owner at Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, responded to this review

Hi LeeAnn, Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review of your stay with us ! I am delighted to see you enjoyed our warm Fijian hospitality and I have passed your review on to all the staff so they can read your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

After a breathtaking transfer from the airport ( I will never forget the colours of blue coming from the reef ) We arrived to a warm welcome from resort managers Magnus and Leanne. This is a very remote resort and you soon feel as if you are seeing the authentic side of Fiji. Although we are not divers, the snorkelling... More 

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

Hi Phil B, Thank you for the review of your stay with us. I am delighted to see you appreciated our warm friendly staff, the amazing snorkeling here and enjoyed a slice of the Real Fiji :-) We wish you safe and happy travels. Best regards, Adrian More 

London
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We had a fantastic trip from start to finish at Matava. We were greeted by the warm, friendly staff (special shout out to Sala, Sita and Ta - we miss you ladies!) and treated like family by everyone from the minute we arrived. We were there to dive and dive we did! Spectacular coral, amazing visibility and plenty of dive... More 

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

Hi Dtpcz, Thank you very much for your great review ! I am delighted to read you enjoyed our wonderful staff, amazing diving and fresh home grown organic food. We hope you comments and information are useful to other travelers. The staff team and I would be delighted to welcome you back any time :-) In the mean time, we... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We just returned from a week stay at Matava Resort where we spent 6 days diving. We were looking for something off the beaten path and NOT a huge resort and that's exactly what we got. The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating and Magnus and Leann were excellent hosts! We really felt like part of the Fijian family. I... More 

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

Hi Kellywpsu, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. I am delighted you had an excellent experience and found our staff incredibly friendly and accommodating ! We try our very best to make every guest feel special and part of the family. Its great to see you enjoyed all the... More 

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