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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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Morrow, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Houston, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The best things in life are not typically achieved without effort. Matava is like that. For us it was a 36 hour trip door to door involving 3 flights, a ride in a truck and a boat ride. But what a reward! I will keep the diving discussion brief. I have over 2000 dives in just about every environment imaginable.... More 

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

Hi Wheres_Trout, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an extensive and complimentary review of your stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you stay and wonderful to see you so enjoyed the diving, the accommodation and the fresh food ! It is enormously gratifying to the owners and all the staff when visitors... More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was not my first trip to the resort, nor will it be my last. What's there not to love?!? The staff is warm, friendly and has a "yes, we can do that" outlook. The bures are perfect ~ spare in furnishings with natural light and sea breezes flowing through. I love the Fijian hardwood furniture and mosquito nettings over... More 

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

Hi Abbi356, Thank you for writing such a positive complimentary review of your stay with us ! It was a pleasure to have you as a returning guest and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future :-) In the mean time, we all wish you safe and happy travels. Thanks and best regards,... More 

Whitehorse, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
43 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

After reading the contributions and living the experience, Matava is exactly as it is promoted. One should not expect a sandy beachfront, air conditioned rooms, swimming pool, bug- free, or free wifi environment. You will not belong here, you will ostracize yourselves from other guests, and it will not live up to your expectations. Instead, if you are relatively independent;... More 

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

Hi Yukon Landcruis..R, Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us and thank you for your positive comments on our food, staff, diving, cultural experiences and our staff. We are all delighted you enjoyed your stay. We recently had all accommodation bures wired for mains power and installed fans in all the bures. The system is designed... More 

Durango, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

the only reason i could say not to go here would be if you couldnt do stairs, but even then i bet the staff would find a way to make it work. everyone there was genuinely nice and we loved our stay. they are working on getting fans in the rooms, that was the only drawback. sooooo hot at night.... More 

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

Hi Eric, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review of your stay with us. I am very happy to see you loved your stay with us and yes ! we are currently installing ceiling fans in all the accommodation bures which I am sure guests will appreciate in the summer months. We hope to welcome you... More 

Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Bula! My partner and I stayed at Matava Eco-Resort for 9 nights in December 2014. We kept busy at Matava; below is a little bit about each of our experiences: Accommodation - We stayed in the highest bure which had an amazing view, great natural light and a great feel to it. There are many steps leading up to the... More 

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

Bula Stacey ! Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of you stay with us :-) I am sure other travelers will find all your information useful. I am delighted to see how well we looked after you and you obviously loved the food and diving the amazing Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef ! Thank you for... More 

Boulder, Colorado
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I have traveled the world and stayed at wonderful expensive luxurious hotels with fabulous service, great food, and very nice people, but this was the best vacation experience that I have ever had. We went to a great standard luxurious resort on our way back home, but after Matava, it seemed like a shallow experience. It wasn't that there was... More 

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

Hi Bouldermom989, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a complimentary review of you stay with us. I am sure other travelers will benefit from your advice. I am delighted you appreciated what a unique holiday destination we are. We strive to give all our guests a special experience :-) It was a real pleasure to... More 

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