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Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

Wow, where do we even start ? We are on our way home to Australia and our hearts are full. The hotel was beautiful, perfect escape we needed. Their hospitality, I think we should all learn from them. Every person working there was kind, happy and professional. No one made you feel like they were doing you a favour, they made us feel like part of family. Food was fantastic too with good selection daily. Very fresh and tasty.

We got upgraded to a plunge pool villa, as we addressed there was an issue with the common pool not being open ( after the rains they were trying to get the chlorine levels back to okay) and we are more pool people than sea. They set up birthday breakfast with sparkling wine in front of our room overlooking the ocean for my partner, they even baked him a cake.. and sang beautifully for us at dinner.

We felt so special, it was very sad to leave. We were very stressed with our busy lives back in Australia and needed a relaxing holiday and it was exactly that..

I am a picky traveller, working as a travel agent so have been spoilt with hotels/trips throughout the years … but hands down - Matamanoa topped it all up. Patrick the manager was probably the nicest man we ever met. All RATs were organised and done quickly and painless - so don’t be worried.

The band playing daily was also incredible, dear lord they can really sing!!

One night, we had a bit of a headache from the sun and air conditioning combo and we ran out of Panadol, when asked at reception and there wasn’t any to purchase the manager and every single staff member went onto looking through their personal bags to find us a Panadol… do I have to say more? It’s like a family.

We are so grateful.

We want to say big thank you to everyone and I will be sending all clients to that island for amazing experience.. Fiji needs our support and for us to travel again.

Choose Matamanoa Island for honeymoon, anniversary or any special occasion. And definitely get the bure with plunge pool, makes a huge difference!

Vinaka !!!!!

Paulina & Craig

Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jill Palise, Other at Matamanoa Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Vinaka Paulina and Craig, it was such a pleasure to host you

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Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

Matamanoa was a great escape. Peaceful and so beautiful. The beachfront bure was so worth it with the plunge pool it meant we could relax in our room for the morning. But the large pool was also enjoyed a lot too especially for an afternoon cocktail.
We visited the spa each day and the ladies were so wonderful and massages were fantastic and amazing views. Really loved this resort and would love to return again

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
3  Thank travelling_em54
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Gillian Palise, Agency / Consultant at Matamanoa Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2020

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Reviewed 27 April 2020

We had a beach burre, so no air conditioning. The view from the burre was awesome, had fresh flowers daily and a hammock. The beach is grounded up corals so a bit scratchy...free pedicure. There’s tons of activities. My husband called the resort schedule summer camp for adults.

Date of stay: May 2019
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Gillian Palise, Agency / Consultant at Matamanoa Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2020

All 47 rooms have air conditioning, not sure why you say no air con, was there a problem with the air con, vinaka

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Reviewed 24 March 2020

This idyllic south pacific island was everything we dreamed of. After a short transfer from the mainland you are greeted warmly by a charming team who are there to make your stay the very best it can be. We hired a beachfront bure and it was the best thing we did - generous well equipped room with a private deck and plunge pool, just steps away from the beautiful beach where you can watch the sun go down. Lots to do, especially if you like snorkelling or diving. The restaurant and bar will not disappoint you, a superb menu and choice served by friendly staff. Many thanks to all who made our holiday so very memorable. Vinaka vaka levu! Taranga Moli and Marama Moli! x

Date of stay: March 2020
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Gillian Palise, Agency / Consultant at Matamanoa Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

We spent 4 nights in this outstanding island resort!
Our bure was stunning, spacious and right on the breath taking beach!!! The colours of the ocean will be forever remembered by us! The staff was great, super quiet adult only resort. It felt like we had the island to ourselves. Enjoyed a massage at the spa, hearing the waves! The guided snorkeling tour was fabulous!!!! We didn’t want to leave.
We hope to be back!
Thanks

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2  Thank Colleen M
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Gillian Palise, Agency / Consultant at Matamanoa Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020
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Vinaka Colleen

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