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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I had the chance to stay here on an off season summer special in January. We are so glad we did. Not only did we have great diving but we were the only guests in the resort for the entire week. We were very well looked after and felt like one of the family rather than a...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

During your stay, the staff and other residents of the resort become your family. You will dive, drink, and eat together. Staying here felt like I was on my own private island. Our "burre" was at the very top (must be ready for a hike up), so it was away from the bustle down at the main burre, and very...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Matava for the week that included Christmas and New Year, wanting to chill and dive instead of the usual Christmas madness. We had a truly wonderful holiday, and were made so very welcome that it was really sad to leave! This is a little Eco resort that takes some effort to get to, but...

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Coos Bay, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool off the grid real Fiji island experience. Nothing but great things to say about the staff. They go out of their way to make everything perfect. The diving is some of the best in Fiji. The Manta dive is a must do. The hike to the local village will stay with you forever. Got to go back and...

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

Hi Brown cow ! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Matava. I am delighted you appreciated our wonderful staff and the awesome diving :-) We wish you safe and happy travels. Best regards, Adrian

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 15 December 2016

For our honeymoon we stopped by two locations in Fiji. This was the second stop on our trip. It was more remote than our first, but absolutely worth the trip. Commuter plane over to Kadavu airport, shuttle (Truck) to the boat on the other side of the island, and boat over to the resort. We stayed there for a week...

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

Hi Ben, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, found the diving excellent and the food delicious ! We all wish you safe and happy travels. Thanks and best regards, Adrian

Reviewed 4 November 2016

We spent one week there in October 2016. The "bure" is nice and it's not a problem not to have electricity at night. The common area (dining, bar, books and so) is a pleasant place where everybodu talks with everybody. I eat gluten free and the cook always gave me the right food. All the staff is very helpful and...

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

Hi Marie-Claude, Thank you for your review and information for other travelers. I am pleased you enjoyed your accommodation, the special menus we created for you and the diving - although 15m Vis is extraordinarily unusual for Kadavu Island. When we have larger groups of divers we run bigger boats or split groups into two separate dive boats. Thank you...

Los Osos, California
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This would be a wonderful experience if all you were considering was the incredible diving, but that's only part of what makes this a magical place. Yes, we saw beautiful pristine reefs with huge schools of fish of every color & shape, Giant manta rays four abreast sweeping over the reef top & sea snakes, Sharks & turtles ... but...

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Hi John & Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review of your stay with us. I am delighted to see you enjoyed diving the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef and appreciated our wonderful Fijian Staff. We hope to welcome you back on day but in the mean time, we wish you both safe and happy...

Auckland
Reviewed 10 August 2016

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...

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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

Sydney Area
Reviewed 7 August 2016

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...

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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

Reviewed 30 July 2016 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,...

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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)...

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Address: Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Kadavu Archipelago > Kadavu Island
Price Range: £141 - £208 (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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“ask for a bure lower on the hillside if walking up a hill and steep stairs an issue”
 of 5 bubbles AussieTravelholic, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the bures are on a hill, so try to choose one not too high”
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“We had the top Bure with outstanding views and deck”
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“The bures are spread up a hill so be prepared for stairs.”
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