Monday, 21 November 2011

Wind down and enjoy - Review of Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji - TripAdvisor

My wife I have just returned from Matava. What a great bunch of people. They have such a huge amount of knowledge of the land and marine environment around them lends for a great experience on anything you decide to do whilst at Matava. The accomodation is well laid out and each bure is far enough apart that you can have as much privacy as you need. We went primarily to dive and we weren't disappointing. They have great set up, two main dive boats supported by smaller craft. Very professionally run and able to accomodate divers of any experience level. There planning is impeccable and allows them to offer morning dives, afternoon dive and night dives. We dived extesively inside and outside the Astrolobe Reef. This highlight were the Manta Rays.

The resort keeps things as simple as possible but that doesn't mean you miss out on anything. The quality of food and accomodation was very good. Health and wellbeing is very importatnt to the people there and they are very keen to support any special dietary requirements.

They are great supporters of the local community thorugh the purchase of produce and services. A very large percentage of the resort team are local people which takes the knowledge of the area to an incredible level. People who know what impact weather will have on diving and when you can and cannot dive in certain areas. We achieved a dive with the Mantas twice because of local knowledge of the weather, the conditions weren't placid but we dived and retrieved divers safely and comfortably.

Overall its the best wind downs I've had for a long time and travelling that bit further to Kadavu was worth every minute of travel.

Room Tip: Ask for one of Honeymoon bures. They are on the edge of the resort but that gives fantastic privacy. Be clear with the guys at the resort if you have any limitations on mobility or specifc requirements. They bend over backwards to make suer people get what they need.

Wind down and enjoy - Review of Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji - TripAdvisor: