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Long Island, New York
December 15, 2006
From journal Taveuni Island Adventures
New York, New York
From journal Fantastic Fiji Experience
December 7, 2006
All staff at Maravu Resort behave like welcoming hosts. We also think you receive best value for money of all resorts we know. The accommodations are spacious and you have lots of privacy; we loved our deck with a hammock and sea views and especially the patio with the big Jacuzzi; you have even sea views from the Jacuzzi, and you can adjust the water temperature to your liking (it takes a bit long though). The activities staff are always doing a great job in helping us plan and accompany our activities.There are so many activities you cannot do all in a week. We actually couldn't do all during three stays of one week each! The coconut demonstrations, cooking lessons, Fijian medicine sessions, etc., are always very nicely done; these afternoon cultural demonstrations at Maravu are a very nice idea.The food is extraordinary, and on a par with best restaurants anywhere. Not only are the ingredients skillfully handled, but the menu are innovative and exciting!
The bures are very well kept, clean, comfortable and tasteful. One day I think we stayed around the room too much and were a little confused about whether we kept our cleaning lady away. I spoke to the reception and when we returned from lunch, all was arranged. Also the service in the restaurant is delightful, they are doing everything so well.
The Maravu band boys are also a very delightful treat in the evening and generous to include one in the kava ceremony. We even enjoyed the very well behaved dogs and horses (don't miss the horseback ride to their hilltop gardens!) to hang out with. It seems that not only people but also animals are very happy working there.
The massages at Maravu are another outstanding thing. The spa run by Maria and Mere couldn't do any better for relaxation after a long day hiking in Bouma National Park. The prices in the bar - cocktails, beers, wines - are reasonable if not cheap though. The boutique has a very good choice of Fiji handicrafts and spa products and they will even sent your piece of art safe and nicely packed back home. Oh, and many thanks to "wine steward" Jochen (the owner) and his extraordinary wine list!
Maravu is not just a business, it is a work of art! Taveuni Island is not just a beautiful, magnificent or whatsoever Island, it is the closest you can get to paradise!
From journal A True Fijian Paradise