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“Back to nature”
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Matikuri Lodge
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Back to nature”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

We just have stayed at Matikuri. It is a wonderful lodge on a small asland in the lagoon. The bungalows are huge with a nice deck over the water. At Matikuri they cook your meals and those are very nice! They also have activities like snorkeling trips, nightsnorkeling, fishing, village visits and hiking. I would really recommend the night snorkeling. Then you can spearfish for your own greyfish and eat it later on.
For me it was paradise! A laid back property with a very good fibe!
The only thing you have to watch out for is that the prices given on the internet are not correct and you can end up paying much more than you expext it. We can't blame the owner for that as he also didin't know he had a website! He only has a mobile phone. And we recommend you to book straight throug him by calling his mobile. Than you know the right price and you dont pay a travel agent a fee for booking for you. And that fee does not go off the bill you pay.
The price for accomodation is now SD 285(bungalow) and mealplan SD 165 p.p.
Expect to pay +/- SD 600 for a trip like snorkeling etc. They only accept cash and you cannot go to an ATM nearby. So take a lot of money with you!

It feels like being a bit ripped of when you have to pay a bill twice as high as you expected it to be, but I have to say, it was worth the money!!!! It is a really great place and I will recommend it to everybody!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 10, 2011

This beeeeaauutiful ecolodge has rooms built right over the water. Within minutes of our arrival, a black tipped shark cruised right below us, next to our balcony. Days can be spent watching parrot fish graze right next to you, as you laze from your balcony chairs.

We left the comfort of our room though, to make a day trip to the small islets just to the south of Matikuri. The water was warm and still, we barely needed out mask and snorkel to see the incredible coral gardens. My husband made a night fishing trip, and brought back delicious lobster for dinner. At the time of our visit, these islets were under consideration for a being designated as a Marine Park Area. It was not difficult to see why!
At nights, we lay on our balcony to watch the incredible sky- for all of about 5 minutes before we fell into a deep sleep.

Benjamin and his wife are twp of the most welcoming and interesting people we had met on our trip, and did everythign he possibly could to make our trip unforgettable.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Matikuri Lodge
Address: Matikuri Island, Solomon Islands
Location: Solomon Islands > Matikuri Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Matikuri Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 6kms from Seghe by boat transfer, on its own small island of the same name, Matikuri is a locally owned business run by Benjamin Kaniotoku. 3 waterfront bungalows provide 2-4 beds and a larger lodge has up to 8 beds for groups. Meals are prepared and served in the main leafhouse, overlooking the Marovo lagoon. Island-style shower & toilet facilities, excellent hospitality. ... more   less 

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