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Matamanoa Island Resort

Matamanoa Island Resort

This secluded island retreat is located in the heart of Fiji's Mamanuca Island chain and has a warm friendly atmosphere, with 10 villas, 24 bures, and 13 hotel room. The bures and villas are traditionally styled Fijian which are all close to a beautiful beach.

A family-run, adults-only resort, Matamanoa has friendly staff and has plenty of facilities to keep you occupied during your stay, although this is also a good spot for some pure relaxation. The beach is lovely and the house reef is great for snorkelling.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

The 47 villas, bures, and hotel rooms combine traditional Fijian design with modern elements. In keeping with the relaxing atmosphere they don’t have television, phones or Wi-Fi in the rooms but they do have all the other standard amenities you would expect including air-conditioning and tea/coffee facilities.

Location

The Matamanoa sits on a small, secluded island in a beautiful tropical location.  The resort overlooks a white sand beach with views over the other Mamanuca islands and a house reef directly off shore. There are also a number of other beaches around the island.

Food and drink

There is one restaurant at Matamanoa offering simple but good quality food with an international menus as well as a selection of traditional Fijian fare that changes regularly. The dining room is situated at the heart of the resort with beautiful views out over the pool and sandy beach.

The Resort's string band serenades each table nightly during dinner, singing your choice of song, or Fijian songs. After dinner a selection of light hearted local entertainment is put on including crab racing, broom dancing and the famous local kava ceremony.

Vegan and vegetarian meals can be provided but choice is limited. 

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning - 0730 - 1000 Hours. The choice is reasonable but it is largely fruit, cereals, pancakes and pastries.

Families

Children under 16 years are not permitted at Matamanoa.

Facilities and activities

The resort’s pool overlooks the beach and there's great snorkeling available directly from the beach at the house reef. Matamanoa offers a range of complimentary activities, including Hobie Cat sailing, canoeing, volleyball, tennis and table tennis. The resort can also arrange fishing or diving trips for a charge.

Local excursions

Matamanoa can arrange visits to local villages as well as day trips to other islands, coral viewing, snorkeling trips by boat and sailing trips.

Our opinion

This is one of the most beautiful islands in Fiji, and its close proximity to the main island makes it easily accessible, whilst it retains an air of total seclusion.  With a wonderfully laid back atmosphere and friendly staff, it offers a truly Fijian experience.

Excellent for

  • Diving
  • Families
  • Fine Dining
  • Marine Life
  • No Children
  • Spa
  • Wildlife

Style of property

  • Barefoot
  • Big
  • Local Character
  • Modern Designer
  • Boutique
  • Luxury

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