Romantic, stylish, with attention to detail
Posted Mar 23, 2016 on Wotif
We spent the first week of our honeymoon at Matamanoa and were very pleased with our choice. Right from the outset we were impressed: the arrival was extremely welcoming and organised, we were shown to our rooms promptly which were beautifully styled and comfortable and given an overview of all the great things the resort had to offer! We had a beachfront bungalow (which was definitely worth the extra money!) with it's private dive pool, amazing views out to the sea and full view of the sunset and real sense of privacy.
There were some great activities and water sports available at the resort. We had fun with the mini-cat and really enjoyed the snorkeling. The island is right on the reef and there is plenty of coral and colourful fish to see just off the beach. We took a day tour of other islands, which wasn't as enjoyable as we had hoped but the staff were very attentive to our feedback and said they would be reviewing the trip. The snorkeling on the other island wasn't nearly as good as that on Matamanoa!
Perhaps our only small negative was with the evening meals, not their quality but variety. The menu, which didn't change over the course our stay, was quite limited and only had a special on some evenings. We would like to have seen more local cuisine options and fresh seafood. The quality of the meals was very good though.
Overall a fantastic stay and we'd definitely recommend to our friends and family.