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Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort

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Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I stayed in 3 resorts in Kadavu while kayaking. I would rate this as the middle of the three. The resort is lovely but there is no sand on the beach. However the coral was the best I saw. Rooms are great and so is service.

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

Hi Barbara, Thank you for your review of your stay with us. The beach in front of the Resort is brown sand because of our wonderful spring water source however we do offer free resort kayaks and 2 minute boat rides to several nearby secluded white sand beaches for guests wishing to snorkel the amazing coral here or to just... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Matava staff go out of their way to be lovely and accommodating. It's a beautiful location, with lots to do and see and is lovely even on those inevitable overcast days. The food is amazing and endless. Well worth the long but scenic enjoyable boat ride from the equally scenic airport.

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

Hi Ames86, Thank your for your positive review ! I am very pleased to see you appreciated our beautiful location, amazing food and wonderful staff. We hope we can welcome you back some time in the future. In the mean time, we wish you both safe and happy travels. Best regards, Adrian More 

Williamsville, NY
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95 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The resort is basic and the staff very very friendly and helpful. The food was always varied, excellent and plentiful. The diving was good. The staff were outstanding; always willing to help and often helping before you even asked. We had a good week here.

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

Hi Williamsville Family, Thank you for taking the time to write a Review of your stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed our excellent food, good diving and of course, our wonderful friendly helpful staff :-) We wish you and your family safe an happy travels. Thanks and best regards, Adrian More 

Yasawa Islands, Fiji
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This resort is so unique in so many ways. Even though its remote it is breathtaking to see its surroundings, the vast green vegetation, its friendly staff, accommodation and to top it off they have the worlds 3rd largest reef system lying in front of the resort. With over 20 dive sites to choose from, I only had the time... More 

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

Bula Vinaka Semi, We are all delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank your for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to have you visit and we very much hope that you and your partner can return to dive some more of the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef. You will both be very welcome... More 

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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

As others have reported, Matava is an “Eco Adventure Resort” and an acceptable mix of Fijian laid back, organic, and ecologically smart venture. Two of the owners live on site and are actively involved in the day to day operations. At least 95% of the staff are from the local villages and they treat you like family. The meals are... More 

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

Hi Swampdiver1, Thank you for taking the time to write an extensive review of your stay at Matava Resort. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed our excellent meals, wonderful local Fijian staff and the varied good diving. You arrived the day a very large dive group checked out so the dive staff had been working flat out... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

perfect place to experience the real Fiji the locals there are genuinely nice and the ocean view from the bure was awesome. wish we could stay another week. so much left to see and do. Big thanks to Jeanie, papa Joe and their wonderful team. cheers Toy and Thi

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

Hi Toy & Thi, Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and our slice of the real Fiji. I have passed on your thanks to all the staff :-) Thanks and best regards, Adrian More 

Morrow, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My family of 3 stayed here in May 2013 and loved every moment. The bungalows are great, the food is amazing, and the diving is spectacular. It is very peaceful and you end up feeling like family before your stay is over.

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

Hi Jody, Thank you for writing such a complimentary review of your stay with us. We are all delighted that you loved every moment of your stay :-) We hope we can welcome you and your family back one day. In the mean time, myself and all the staff wish you safe and happy travels. Thanks and best regards, Adrian More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Matava is spectacular in every sense of the word. With multiple activites, fresh diverse food, beautiful sights and warm loving staff, Matava exeeded all of my expectations. Matava is also extremely eco friendly and efficient! Matava has an enormous organic garden serving up fresh produce daily! The diving is some of the best in the world. You can find gorgeous... More 

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

Hi Sarah, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations and I see you enjoyed all our home grown fresh organic farm produce :-) A big thank you from myself and all the staff who really do appreciate your kind and positive comments.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Spend a fantastic week here. Met some fabulous people and explored the beautiful surrounds...on land and aquatic. Highly recommend this place to anyone. Food drink and ambience all perfect. Nearby village and waterfall are a really joyful experience. Plenty to do but also a great place to relax

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

Hi Anne, Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. We are delighted you had a fantastic time and thank you for highly recommending us to other travelers :-) We wish you safe and happy travels. Best regards, Adrian More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Matava was breath taking. Not only was the setting picturesque, the people were delightful.. The dive staff was wonderful and so incredibly knowledgeable about the indigenous creatures. After each dive they prepared hot tea/coffee on the boat which was such a treat! After the dive boat would arrive back to the resort, lunch would be promptly served by the amazing... More 

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

Hi Brooke, Thank you for writing such a complimentary review of your stay with us ! It was a pleasure to have you here as our guest and I know all the staff had great fun looking after you. Hope you can make it back some time for more diving and George's special cocktails :-) Thanks and best regards, Adrian More 

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