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

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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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

Sydney Area
Reviewed 6 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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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

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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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)...

Reviewed 29 July 2016 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...

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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...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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...

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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...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 11 July 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...

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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...

Reviewed 6 July 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...

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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...

Nadi, Fiji
Reviewed 28 June 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...

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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...

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Address: Vunisea | PO Box 63, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Kadavu Archipelago > Kadavu Island
Price Range: $250 - $342 (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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“the bures are on a hill, so try to choose one not too high”
 of 5 bubbles 975marieclaudel, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had the top Bure with outstanding views and deck”
 of 5 bubbles Waimarie, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The bures are spread up a hill so be prepared for stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles debs343, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get a room high on the hill for a better view”
 of 5 bubbles jasonhD7395RU, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We hiked up the hill a bit, but enjoyed an excellent view.”
 of 5 bubbles billh529, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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