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We had a wonderful time at Matangi Island Fiji!

Hi Ella,

We all  had a wonderful time at Matangi. The snorkelling was great, and the staff would take us to different spots every day. Two trips a day on offer.

There was great coral and reef fish but not large marine animals, I think because there at Matangi it sits in a reef system which protects the island but not a lot of larger marine animals enter. Lauren did see a small reef shark and the there is a spot to see rays but none about when we went.

The staff were very welcoming and helpful. It was quiet and mostly American couples there. At the end only 10 visitors on the island and 60 staff.

Food was good, alcohol expensive but that was expected.

The horseshoe bay picnic was lovely – even more secluded and beautiful. The excursion to do 2 waterfall hike was also great, and we swam in waterfalls.

Pearl farm visit also fun and recommended. Didn’t buy any but they had not harvested since COVID began and I figured they would usually have more stock.

We walked every day, there is a coastal walk and there is a rainforest ridge walk which we did twice. There were other activities on offer which we didn’t do – Tour of Taveuni, Village cultural tour, boat trip around Matangi.

We met the family who own the resort and live there and they were very friendly.

Lauren had a wonderful birthday and they made a cake. The girls really enjoyed it too.

There were pigs, cows, goats and sheep on the island, for interest at the end of the coastal walk beyond the resort.

The candlelight dinner was also great – Les and I had a great seafood platter.

Next time I would recommend beach front or tree bure – ours were very nice and just metres from the ocean but the other side of the resort is quieter – less staff movement and generator noise.

We would love to go again .  Let me know if they have any special offers.

The owners told us of a few people who came, liked it so much they purchased properties on the adjacent islands.

Thank you for your help.

I am hoping we will return to Fiji or go to Vanuatu in not too distant future.





Private Treehouses on a private island in the middle of 

Aerial view of the famous Horseshoe Bay

matangi private island fiji horseshoe bay view

Taveuni’s Beautiful Horseshoe Bay up close

Beachfront Bure at Likuliku Lagoon Resort 

Could the traditional bure’s interiors be any cuter? 

tavoro bouma waterfall

They went to Tavoro Bouma Waterfalls and loved it!