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Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week as a group on a fabulous sea kayaking trip around Kandavu island with Tamarillo Tours and Matava was our first base for 3 nights. Considering that this is an eco lodge along way from shops and supplies, the food and amenities were great. Much of the food, (eggs and chickens) are home produced and the food... More 

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

Hi Waimarie, Thank you very much for your complimentary review and we are delighted you so enjoyed your kayaking trip and stay with us at Matava Resort. We wish you safe and happy future kayaking travels ! Thanks and best regards, Adrian More 

Sydney Area
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Matava eco resort july-aug 16. The resort is nestled away on the eastern side of Kadavu Island (local pronunciation is Kandavau). the resort is made up of a main meeting /meal area and various bures scattered over the hillside. The bures are a single room with a double bed and single bed with a mosquito net available above... More 

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

Hi Fishfngr, Thank you for taking the time to write an extensive, informative and complimentary review of your stay with us. I hope your information will be of interest and use to other travelers considering a stay. We wish you safe and happy future travels. Thanks and best regards, Adrian More 

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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bures are large, comfortable, private and beautifully located. They have individual decks with privacy. The dining room, dining deck and evening happy hour drinks look out over the reef. The staff are attentive and friendly. The baker produces delicious breads. But if you think 'Eco' in the title makes it likely you'll get great fruit platters and inventive salads,... More 

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

Hi SFranks2, Thank you for your review. We are please to see you found the accommodation comfortable, private and beautifully located and our staff attentive and friendly. Its unfortunate that you were only able to stay a couple of nights and the Fijian night Lovo (traditional Fijian dishes wrapped in coconut and banana leaves and cooked underground over hot rocks)... More 

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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I searched on 'Eco' to find this resort and it delivered way beyond our expectations. Matava is a solar powered, genuinely local and unpolished resort on Kadava , 40 min flight from Nadi. We went for a week off the grid, renewing, eating healthy fresh food and having adventures on the reef. Nothing was too much trouble, we had a... More 

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

Hi Maidaborn, Thank you for taking the time to write a delightful review of your stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest and we are delighted you so enjoyed your stay and made the most of the opportunity to relax, eat healthy food and enjoy some Kadavu Island adventures ! We wish you safe... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just came back from a great week with the family here. Our room was lovely, very clean and spacious and had a great view off the deck (it was at the top of lots of stairs but that was fine). The staff were great and the food was excellent. The snorkelling our the front of the resort is best we... More 

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

Hi Debs343, Thank you for writing such a complimentary review of your stay with us. We are all very happy to see you and family had a wonderful time and enjoyed our staff, the food, snorkeling and diving with the Manta rays and of course the amazing dolphins and humpback whales :-) We look forward to welcoming you back in... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

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 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $188 - $268 (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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