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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Whitehorse, Canada
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166 reviews 166 reviews
42 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Durango, Colorado, United States
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had 5 days of utter relaxation, ate delicious food, read our books, dived, snorkelled, kayaked.....could not have been better. We stayed up the hill & the view was magnificent. It was excellent to be truly away from it all. I read 2 books & refocused on the year ahead! Everyone lovely, cocktails excellent, mangoes delicious! Get off the beaten... More 

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

Hi Bongiorno 123 Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. I am delighted to see you enjoyed your fun activities, organic food, relaxing and getting to unwind from the modern life of stress. Oh, and of course our delicious cocktails ! Mango & Pineapple season...my favorite time of year :-) We hope we can welcome you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a fantastic hotel. We stayed in August 2014 for about 8 days and had a really lovely time. I went diving about 4 times as my girlfriend does not dive, however we both went snorkelling. I found the diving, snorkeling and dive crew really superb, although I have confess to not having done much other tropical diving to... More 

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

Hi BoyGoneGlobal, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay on Tripadvisor. I am happy to see we were able to get you to the big game ! Thank you for complimenting all our staff - we feel our Fijian island staff are one of our greatest assets :-) We wish you safe... More 

Koloa, Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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33 reviews 33 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

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