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Matangi Private Island Resort

Matangi Island Fiji, Matangi Island Fiji
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A 240-acre private island paradise paradise situated in the Northeast of the Fiji Group of Islands. A small boutique island resort featuring only 9 bungalows and 3 unique tree houses. Catering to adults only, Matangi Island is the ideal couples retreat offering a wide variety of activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, spa services, and fine dining. Matangi Island's Horseshoe Bay was featured in '1,000 Places To See Before You Die' by Patricia Schultz. ISLANDS Magazine also rated Matangi as one of the 'Best Private Islands'.
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Property amenities
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Game room
Entertainment staff
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Adults only
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Seating area
Clothes rack
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Hank Weinhard wrote a review Mar 2020
Kirkland, Washington79 contributions125 helpful votes
If you really want a good sense of how wonderful Matangi is, stay at another resort and the comparisons are not even possible. From John at the bar with his great smile and devilish wit to Maddie in the spa, Eric on every snorkel trip, Princess Sera and most important the heart and soul of the group, Sireli who ran the front of the house and was the greatest host and driver of every little detail and special event. Everyone was truly and genuinely glad to see you. Like many of you we have been fortunate to stay at several 5 star resorts and nothing compares to Matangi. The food is awesome and how they get a chef of that caliber to cook these meals for such a small guest population is stunning. Our room #7 was recently refreshed and spotless. This was summer/rainy season and it was muggy hot but the over bed AC was perfect and adjustable. We had a large deck which ended up being the cocktail hour spot for several of the island guests. It rained 3 or 4 times but never during the day. Post afternoon snorkeling found all the guests enjoying the coolness of the pool AND poolside delivered cocktails...the guests just became one big family. The snorkeling was stunning, from brilliant healthy coral to tons of colorful fish and an occasional (and very harmless) reef shark. We spent 7 days at Matangi and settled into a relaxing state of wake, eat, swim, snorkel, swim, eat, swim, snorkel, swim, drink, shower, drink, eat and sleep. Matangi is a touch rustic and very closely connected to the village across the straight, where most of the employees commute from each morning. The owner sits in a chair most mornings with whatever native animal he has recently rescued and your welcome to walk right up and talk about birds or bats or whatever he has rescued. We prefer to adventure to new locations but we made the decision to come back to Matangi for a longer stay the moment our butts hit the seats of the boat taking us back to Taveuni while the staff and remaining guests sang us off the island. I wish I could remember everyone’s names and thanks each of you individually!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: The beachfront Bure’s are a few steps to the water
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3 Helpful votes
Aussiedogs wrote a review Feb 2020
Green Bay WI178 contributions58 helpful votes
Not sure where to begin Everything about this resort was wonderful. Rooms, food, drinks, pool, landscape and staff were outstanding The resort is laid back and casual which makes for socializing with the staff and other guests easy We made some lifelong friends from around the world. Special thanks to Betty and Bibi for awesome cocktails and letting us party till late. Jack, Tim, and all the other boat tour guys. You were incredible thank you. Kava ceremony was educational and interesting and Tim did a great job Snorkeling trip were sure an adventure. The only small complaint....the picnic area for the waterfall hike was on a rocky beach with no table or seating and the food was all laid out in the back of the hot van. The beach was located in a road construction parking area with dusty large trucks moving dirt. NOTE. Bring your own water in a yeti as the only water they had was in 2 small jugs and was lukewarm. My husband and I had to share a glass because there wasn’t enough to go around. Good thing we made awesome friends to share with. Bring bug spray on that hike and wear a rash guard if you plan on doing the natural slide
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
lovelongboatkey wrote a review Dec 2019
Brentwood, United Kingdom158 contributions56 helpful votes
We visited Matangi after three weeks travelling in New Zealand, which made the idyllic, away from it all experience even more welcomed. The Bure rooms constructed in The local style are attractive and comfortable, some with outside showers. Beds have mosquito nets. Toiletries are provided along with tea/coffee making facilities. The absolute charm of the place is the family feel from the staff The villagers from the local area are the most welcoming, kind and friendly people that cannot do enough for you. There are numerous spots to relax around the resort. Dreamy hammocks on secluded beaches and a pretty pool area alongside the well stocked bar. Take the coastal path walk, over to Turtle Beach. Meet the farm animals, horses, cows, and piggies. Lovely story of the red pig and it’s descendants. It was rescued from a broken down boat by the owners son, and taken back to Matangi. Chickens abound! No predators on the island, so they are everywhere. I was shown around by Christina, the owners daughter. She is passionate about the flora and fauna of the island. Committed to the local land and seascape. A program to grow clams and coral to replenish the local stocks is commendable. Meals prepared from the local produce are healthy and delicious, and beautifully presented. Wonderful spa with lovely treatments and friendly therapists. Take advantage of the massage packages. Snorkelling trips are offered twice a day. And several free excursions are offered - boat trip around the island and a visit to the local village. Can’t recommend Matangi highly enough for a laid back, away from it all retreat.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Sandy and Rick wrote a review Dec 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an amazing vacation at Matangi Private Island Resort! The location, accommodations, privacy, amenities and food were excellent but it was the people who made the trip so special. They made us feel at home and were so nice and caring. We snorkeled, explored the island, picnicked at Horseshoe Bay and enjoyed the spa services, among many things. A unique one of a kind special experience!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: We stayed in a treehouse bure and liked the privacy.
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travelfam201126 wrote a review Nov 2019
San Mateo, California147 contributions130 helpful votes
Everything you read about Matangi is true. From the moment you step on the island to the harmonious greeting of the workers, you feel like family. Matangi is about the people. They treat you like family, they get to know you, they share their culture, they treat you like royalty. The island is beautiful of course with lots of activities (snorkeling, hiking, sailing, kayaking, etc). The food is excellent. The service is over-the-top. The treehouse room we had was wonderful. While we were expecting many of these things, we enjoyed a couple unexpected things: The hike around the island is both challenging and beautiful. My wife and I did it 3 times. We found that because the workers treated us like family, we as guests began to treat each other the same way. So we not only became close to the staff, we became close to the other guests. All-in-all a lovely experience. Keith and Jane Carlson
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We loved our treehouse room
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matangi Private Island Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Matangi Private Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Matangi Private Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Matangi Private Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Matangi Private Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Matangi Private Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Matangi Private Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Matangi Private Island Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.00 miles away from the center of Matangi Island.
Does Matangi Private Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.