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Reviewed 14 February 2020

My husband and I just returned from Matamanoa island. This was our first stop in Fiji for our honeymoon and I cannot say enough amazing things.
The resort itself is impeccable, the bures are spacious and gorgeous, and the food is fabulous! It really was heaven on earth.

However, I would like to spend the majority of my review on the service at matamanoa. We were absolutely blown away by the warm and genuine hospitality that was shown to us by each and every member of the staff. They make you feel like family so quickly and it is so amazing.

Specifically Lani-she is the absolute best of the best! My husband and I will never be able to express our immense gratitude for all she did for us. We had an unfortunate circumstance with a lost passport and Lani not only coordinated our travel to the US embassy but she accompanied us throughout the entire journey as well! We will always remember and cherish Lani. She is truly the sweetest and most genuine woman and we are so lucky to know her.

If you are considering Fiji, Matamnoa is hands down the best choice!!

Date of stay: February 2020
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5  Thank C6430ZCkellyd
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SouthPacificIsland, Director of Sales at Matamanoa Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2020

Vinaka, you have truly captured the heart and soul of the Fijian people.

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Reviewed 8 February 2020

We were seeking an upmarket couples destination in Fiji, and were recommended to Matamanoa Island, having been to islands in Fiji, this one is a little further out, but seemed to be the relaxation we needed. When we first arrived, it was a wet arrival, meaning we had to take our shoes off to get off the boat, no problem, and initially I thought it might not have enough to do during our 10 day stay, well I was so far from it, it went so quickly, it suddenly was time for our departure. The rooms were very comfortable, although a bit of a walk to dinner, brekky, which after a few days was actually a good way to utilise some of the calories eaten. Drinks are expensive, so watch for that one, and every opportunity to get your dollars, if you are after a budget holiday, this place is not for you. Staff were friendly. The trip to Castaway Isle was fun and most of the other tourists on the island were very sociable. The plunge pool was very warm, more of a birdie boiler during the heat of the day. Snorkelling around the island is good, but you do need to pick your times and area, we saw a reef shark and lots of fish very close in to shore.
Cons were, that there was a constant stream of Chinese visitors who smoked constantly, and some were incredibly rude, talking loudly whilst the evening cultural and welcome/farewell shows were on which was incredibly disrespectful and some very rude to the beautiful Fijian people. Others bought their drones with cameras along, which is not permitted in Fiji without a permit and registration, and they rudely looked directly into our bure for several minutes which we immediately reported to management and they were reprimanded, but did not stop them from doing it a few days later. Drinks are expensive. Food is on a weekly cycle, and some days better than others, suggest only going for brekkie and dinner, we had a full package and couldn't eat it all.
Overall, we had a great time and would definitely go back again, I would suggest having one of the beachfront bures for the best experience, the Villas are a LONG walk to the main centre and in December you get a lot of the Matamanoa birds which are very loud at night and in the Villa area primarily, the garden bures are VERY average, ok if you are watching the $, however in my opinion, pay the bit extra and get the beachfront view.

Room tip: Beachfront Bures on the opposite side to the Spa Treatments.
Date of stay: December 2019
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3  Thank mariebT186HV
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

Loved this beautiful little island and had a wonderful time. The kitchen and bar staff and the employees and managers were amazing, friendly and awesome. Our room was huge and better than I expected and we loved it. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is it only has one restaurant and limited activities which if fine for a few days but after 7 we got a bit bored. Also, we were there over Christmas Eve and had no choice but to eat the set menu for $550 Fiji dollars (or $225 American dollars) for 2 people for Christmas eve dinner! This was a huge shock and major disappointment. There was also a cyclone coming after our 4th night there and we got stuck on the island (which is not their fault) however, they also charged us $550 American dollars for the 1 night we were stuck there which we felt was unfair since other people who were booked to come to the island were also paying for the room. The hotel needs to work on more activities during rainy weather. Bring a good book and download movies prior to arriving incase you get stuck. Activities are limited when the weather is bad and buy travel insurance.

Room tip: Large Private Bungalow beach front with comfortable King bed
Date of stay: December 2019
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3  Thank Aileen T
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SouthPacificIsland, Director of Sales at Matamanoa Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2020

Bula Aileen,

It was lovely to host you on your recent visit, may I correct you on your quoted pricing, the Christmas Eve Gala Dinner was priced at Fiji Dollars $235 per person including tax which on today's exchange rate is US$108, and extremely reasonable for a gala dinner. Yes you are correct, there is only one restaurant on this small Island, however you can choose a romantic dinner for two on the beach, around the pool, on the deck overlooking the ocean, or in your beachfront accommodation and dinner menus are changed nightly.

When there is an impending cyclone, the winds are quite strong and as a result, outdoor activities are limited for safety reasons.

No need to download movies prior to arrival, wifi is free of charge and unlimited so you can stream movies.

Good suggestion to pre purchase travel insurance prior to any travel.

Happy that you liked your beachfront bure, they are extremely spacious at 54 square metres, and your private pool and cabana is a lovely place to relax and take in the wonderful atmosphere of the South Pacific.

The staff and management wish you all the very best for the New Year.

Vinaka

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Reviewed 8 January 2020

A very big thank you to all of the staff at Matamanoa Island Resort for looking after us. A special thanks to Mela, Lani, Davita and Seko who made our stay more comfortable during tropical cyclone Sarai and made sure we were safe.

Room tip: Beachfront Villa great for couples wanting a cost room
Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

Matamanoa was an incredible island which exceeded all expectations even after looking at the glowing reviews. The island itself is pristine and untouched with great rooms and facilities. The food and staff were what made this resort next level - nothing was too much trouble. Matamanoa is the only resort/hotel on the island - unlike other adults only resorts. Easy to find your own piece of private beach.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
3  Thank Altomatum
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