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Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort

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Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent a couple of very relaxing days at Matava. Flight delays cut our visit short and that was a definite regret after experiencing the seclusion and hospitality of the place. Our bure was spacious with hot water, a comfortable bed and mosquito net, which came in handy. The meals were communal and of good standard. The... More 

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

Hi Mathias, Thank you for your positive comments regarding our food and excellent service from our staff. We are pleased you liked your accommodation, the family atmosphere and enjoyed diving and snorkeling the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef. We very much hope to welcome you both back again in the future. In the mean time, we wish you safe and happy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is set on a lush hillside facing the ocean and adjacent island and the bures are spacious and some afford a wonderful view. The comfy king sized beds are a plus. However, this place is very overpriced considering how mediocre the service and food are. For one breakfast, we had eggs and bread - nothing more. For one... More 

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

Hi Jason, Thank you for your review and we are pleased you found our accommodation bures spacious with comfortable beds and wonderful views. We are a remote Eco-Adventure Resort and would not generally describe ourselves as 'fancy' however we do try to maintain the highest standards of service possible in such a remote location. We are not, however, pleased with... More 

Nadi, Fiji
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Matava Eco Adventure Resort surpassed all expectations and beyond. The place is so peaceful and relaxing that you forget that anyone else exists around you! Its a great spot for couples to get away, fantastic snorkeling spots, wonderful staff and private bures set in lush forest. Although we were there for my husbands birthday and our wedding anniversary, we were... More 

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

Hi Ceerash, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you stay and celebrate your Birthday and wedding anniversary :-) I am delighted you enjoyed all the activities and all the staff look forward to welcoming you back. In the mean time, we all wish you both... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed our week at Matava Resort. Our Bure (cottage) was clean and comfortable. The service provided by the staff was superb! The Manager, Holly, is helpful and pleasant. She and her husband, Rasheedi (currently taking the Dive Master course), joined us for some of our meals. The chef easily accommodated our preference for vegetarian meals. Every employee was... More 

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

Hi Bill, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review of your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the efforts our staff make to ensure every guest has a wonderful time. We hope your advice will be of benefit to other travelers considering a stay. We wish you both safe and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Matava . Holly and her team were all very friendly , accomodating , professional, and a lot of fun. The snorkelling and diving is second to none - stunning underwater vistas , abundant fish and corals of myriad species and hues. James and the dive boat guys were really cool and... More 

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

Hi Jason, Thank you for your complimentary Review. It was a pleasure to have you and your partner stay with us and we are pleased you had such a wonderful time. We hope we can welcome you both back one day. In the mean time, we wish you both safe and happy travels. More 

Mollymook, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Sweet bure's all with water views, ensuite, comfortable clean beds, nestled amongst vegetation. Excellent staff,- friendly, helpful, caring; delicious food, offering tasty vegetarian options. Great snorkling masses of spectacular fish -tho water remained a bit rough,( we didnt dive tho that was available) from boats on the reef at additional cost. Bring warm wetsuit, tho there a some springsuits to... More 

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

Hi Sadsoz, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay and we really appreciate all the complimentary things you have to say about the staff, food, snorkeling and the Resort. We are sorry the Wi-Fi was not available during your stay. Digicel have now fixed their Transmitter on the hill and the system is all... More 

Coronado, California
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The Staff, the food and the diving are all spectacular. If you are looking to unplug, stay off the grid, use only solar power and leave very little carbon foot print, this is a great place to spend a week or 2. Drink some Kava, go diving or Kayaking, visit the village and swim in the beautiful waterfall fed pools.... More 

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

Hi Bunkinator, We are all delighted you found our staff, food and diving spectacular and thank you for highly recommending us to other travelers. Thank you for your Review and we wish you safe and happy travels. Best regards, Adrian More 

Berkeley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I would love to keep this place a secret and at the same time, I want it to thrive. If you are looking for a five star hotel experience with modern bathrooms and room service, this is not the right place for you. If you are somewhat soft and want to be in a place where you take the elevator... More 

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

Hi Ahote, Thank you for taking the time to write an extensive and complimentary review of your stay with us. Lots of great info there for other travelers considering a stay. I am very glad you enjoyed our friendly staff, accommodation, phenomenally good food and of course the mantas and Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef ! All the staff will very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

1. General - really quiet and very relaxing place, friendly and helpfull staff, after two days very good food, 2. Diving - very nice place, the best coral I've ever seen, but not any sharks in this area, not big fish till 30 m, one manta's point, really nice dives. 3. Weather - we were the bad luck, in our... More 

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

Hi Czarek, Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. I am very happy you found the resort to be quiet and very relaxing with friendly helpful staff and the coral the best you have ever seen ! Pity about the weather on a couple of days but we hoped you enjoyed the diving just the same.... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

I came five years ago to get my scuba certification and I had such a good time, I came back again this year. The diving was awesome like last time with the mantas being the highlight but the rest of the dives were excellent as well. It is a rare treat to dive in such a pristine environment. On all... More 

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

Hi AegeanSeaBlue, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. I am delighted you saw the mantas and enjoyed diving the pristine Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef. The remote beach picnic is great fun and we recommend that to all our guests :-) It was an absolute pleasure to have back to stay with... More 

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Additional Information about Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort

Address: Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Kadavu Archipelago > Kadavu Island
Price Range: $187 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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