Maravu Plantation Resort Hotel, Taveuni Island
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Great staff, yummy foodfrom Caligirrrl
There were also afternoon free demonstrations on things like the use of coconuts, medicinal uses from plants, etc. The teacher was great - it was interesting and laid back.
The beach...well, the beach isn't great. We had some great bbq lunches there, but it's really NOTHING to speak of. Not only is it rocky, like it is in many places in Fiji (bring water shoes), but the lounge chairs and such are old and crappy. Our favorite thing about the beach was the old yellow Lab that would sit by us. You could also grab kayaks and have a little adventure, which was fun.
Highs: The food was great. Fresh and well-prepared. I did feel although the menus were different every day, the variety wasn't as big as it could have been (it was nothing compared to our next resort). We were there 4 days, and I felt like I ate the same thing several times. For example, we had 2 beach barbeques and they served the same thing. But overall, it was good. The breakfast buffet was the same everyday, and didn't have the largest selection.
Staff is great. Incredibly friendly and helpful. We also had a massage which was very nice and pretty reasonable.
Downside: no drinks are included. I mean, no Cokes or anything. We got fresh juice in the morning, but that's it. I can understand if they don't want to include alcoholic beverages, but non-alcoholic should be included for the price we paid.
Our Honeymoon Bure was okay. It's a private, free-standing house which was plenty big with a huge deck and a partial ocean view. However, the bug problem was so bad, we never wanted to hang out outside. There were wasp nests at several bures, and we weren't ever given bug spray or wasp killer (there were coils you could burn, but that was it).
Also, we had a jacuzzi in our back patio. I read other reviews that said theirs was heated...ours was not. We let it heat up with the "eco heat" for 3 hours and it was still ice cold. And when it's cooler and raining, that's not great. So we never used it, and that's a big reason we booked the room. Outdoor shower was okay, and we would have used it more had the weather been nicer. The bathroom inside was okay. Water pooled up in the shower and it never seemed really clean. But the rest of the bure was clean, and they leave gorgeous fresh flowers everywhere.
Also - they charge for all the tours. I mean, it's $40 to take you to church on Sunday! We felt everything was really nickel and dimed. We can understand charging for the big tours, but this seemed steep.
Overall, we felt we paid way too much for what we got. It was a nice place, but you could get sooo much nicer in the states or elsewhere for the price you pay here. But honestly, we found the same thing across Fiji -- it's expensive, but the views are worth it. It was great for our honeymoon, but nowhere we'll be returning anytime soon for the money. We could go to Hawaii for a portion of the cost and stay somewhere nicer...but then again, the staff wouldn't know our name from Adam. We left and spent 7 days at Namale Resort in Savusavu - you can see our review there if you're interested.
Amazing wedding experience at Maravufrom Epa
The perfect honeymoon - Maravu Planation Resortfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Staff/Great Relaxationfrom Alan_Mark1
Wonderful Stay at Maravu Plantationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I had the pleasure of spending our honeymoon with everyone at Maravu. The facilities are absolutely wonderful, from the fantastic Honeymoon Bure down to every amenity. The staf are some of the friendliest most helpful people that we have ever had the pleasure to meet. The tours of Taveuni were also wonderfully given.
We definately plan to visit Maravu again.
Thank you Maravu!!!
Mike and Kim L.
Maravu is So wonderful!from A TripAdvisor Member
Love at First Sightfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I anxiously await revisiting with the dear souls who touched mine in a way that will never be forgotten. My frequent comment while in Fiji was "If a person comes here and doesn't witness God's miracles in the people and environment, he never will." We have shared our 700+ photos and our lovestory to everyone we can and strongly recommended Maravu for their next journey. Truly amazing!!!Kudos!!!
Wonderful Stay for our Honeymoonfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Michele & Chris Blank, San Diego, CA
Honeymoon Dream Come Truefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The activities and excursions were first time experiences and will last a lifetime. We felt spoiled yet the hospitality was so geniune it felt comfortable and like home. Our only regret was that we only planned half of our time in Fiji at Maravu and went to another resort that made us feel like Castaways. We dream of coming back daily, your in our hearts forever. We purchased two of your CD's and have one in the house and the other in our vehicle so we can reflect back on our greatest vacation ever and escape from the ever changing rushed and disrespectful world as we know and live in daily. We wll be back some day this we promise and it will be a joyful and content day when we arrive. Thanks for making our dreams come true at Maravu. We decorated our bedroom with the islands features so we will always have that feeling. You've touched our lives forever and I hope this reaches you with love, thanks and best wishes until we share again. Scott and Valorie
A DREAM vacationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I want to start by saying I miss you all! The country, the water, the food, everything! My husband, and I had the most awesome time for our
honeymoon. I went home saying to everybody that, number one: The People were unbelieveable! They made such an impression on me, that I want to name our future children Fijian(?) names! Latte(?) and Setoki(?).
You guys made us feel like royality! It was the best part of the trip! The whole experience was magical, we flew for ten hours to get to the main island, then flew another hour and a half to Taveuni Island, we felt we were going to another world. Our room was amazing, the resort is gorgeous, the activities were adventurous and exciting. The island was breathtaking, with the waterfalls, cliffs, rainforest, villages, the water (the bugs situation, wasn't bad at all. Insect repelent and your fine!). The food was unbelievable! We had gourmet food, 3 times a day, 3 course meals and every meal was different ( we were there for nine nights and ten days ), plus every dinner was by candle light with the house band playing! Oh! and don't let me forget about the Frogs, they would come out at night. The stars were so close it was like you can touch them (there's barely any electricity on the island, that's what I also loved about my trip!). I want to end by saying, that we fortunately got to meet the owner! Awesome German man with the same heart and personality as the Fijians(?)! . Thank you, sooooo much for the most magical Dream vacation!
Top Local Tips for Taveuni Island
Bouma National Park something you don't expect to find in Fiji....endless waterfalls, dense jungle, all kind of endemic birds, reef park. not to be missed!
Maravu Plantation Go in October to January as that is the summer months for Fiji. Waether was fantastic in October and November. Not too hot and no way even cold and no bugs! We had heard night mare stories of Bugs but we had no problem at all in October and November! Temp was always around 80 at that time as well.
Domestic Flight to Taveuni Make sure you have your camera ready as the domestic flight to Taveuni passes over many beautiful coral reefs and has magnificent views of Taveuni and other islands along the way.
Other names for Maravu Plantation Resort Hotel
- maravu plantation taveuni island
- maravu plantation hotel
- Address: Matei - Taveuni Island - Fiji
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