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OUR Thoughts on Scenic Matavai Resort, Tamakautonga, Niue
The Scenic Matavai Resort is in a great spot.  We reckon it captures the essence of Niue with its remarkable arrangements of decks, some of which are cantilevered off the cliff and provide guests with an awesome view of Niue's long, rocky coast, the narrow reef and the ocean.  The turtles, dolphins and whales really do come in very close here. The swimming pools, (which are not really big enough for serious laps but still very pleasant), are set in these decks and the new poolside bar is very popular for drinks and snacks.  There is a lovely big deck off the restaurant and diners really enjoy the ocean views from the restaurant. Remember, all this is only 10 minutes by car from town, the airport, the golf club, the main grocery store and the liquor outlet.

Dive Niue is located next door to Scenic Matavai Resort, so all your dive, snorkelling needs, dolphin swims and whale encounters are taken care of right there.  There are sea tracks which start near here and you will find hours of enjoyment getting to know the various scenic tracks which lead down to the reef through the spectacular rocky outcrops and colourful tropical bush.  You will come across secluded caves which house little private pools and even two or three tiny sandy coves (although the volume of sand can vary depending on the recent wave action) and the reef always provides great interest at low tide.

A little further south along the road you come to Avatele Beach.  Don’t miss the Washaway Café which only opens on a Sunday – great views, great food and snacks and really cold beer!  It opens ‘till late on Sunday and it’s a perfect spot to meet some of Niue's local characters!

What Scenic Matavai Resort Niue Say About Themselves.
“The crystal-clear waters of the South Pacific are home to “The Rock” of Polynesia, Niue Island. A relatively small but diverse coral island, Niue and its clear and clean surrounding waters, bountiful wildlife, tropical climate, and supremely relaxed atmosphere can be found just a three-hour flight from New Zealand.

Scenic Matavai Resort is Niue's premier accommodation option. Situated in the magnificent natural surroundings of Niue, and designed to take full advantage of its unique environment, our resort blends into the breathtaking landscape of coral outcrops, coconut palms, rainforest, and tropical flowers. Perched over the Pacific Ocean, our cliff top deck provides a vantage point from which to watch the resident turtles surface, spinner dolphins patrol, and (in season), humpback whales cruise right past the resort.

Scenic Matavai Resort has recently undergone a six million dollar refurbishment and expansion to bring its exceptional facilities into line with the very best on offer in the Pacific region.

Our versatile function facilities are suitable for seminars, conferences, banquets, weddings and workshops. Our main facility seats 80 delegates (theatre-style), and has a flexible layout that can meet your requirements. Our conference facilities also include modern audio-visual equipment. Don’t blame us though if the call of the waves and the dolphins playing outside mean that you don’t get much work done!

Our restaurant offers a great blend of European and traditional Niuean cuisine and regular star-lit dining, as well as special event and theme nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You can enjoy the island’s best fish and chips, get into some delicious cocktails at happy hour, or learn about (and eat!) the unique uga (coconut crab)”.

Our Specials
Bullet Resort Inclusions:
Bullet Personalised Meet & Greet at Niue’s Airport
Bullet Free Airport Transfers
     All guests receive complimentary arrival and
     departure airport transfers.
Bullet A Welcome Drink on arrival at The Resort
Bullet Daily Tropical Continental Breakfasts
 Daily tropical continental breakfasts for
     2 guests per room
Bullet Management Orientation Session
Comprehensive orientation by management
     held on the Pool Deck
Bullet Complimentary Wifi
     60 minutes per day per room

Your Accommodation Options
As you arrive at Matavai Resort, the main facilities block housing the hotel lobby, restaurant, meeting rooms, bar etc is directly ahead of you.  There are two, two-level blocks of rooms off to your right, these are the Ocean Rooms. To the left of the public area and spread over quite an area of oceanfront land there are 4 single storey blocks of rooms, each containing 5 accommodation units. The Clifftop Rooms are right on the front of the resort near the cliff face and the Superior Rooms are a little behind – both types feature sea views from their patio.  Both Superior and Clifftop Rooms feature natural timber floors and a modern light and bright décor. The 2 separate blocks in each category are linked to the main complex decking area by a walk-bridge for easy access and other pathways are formed around the rooms linking to the car park and Reception. A new block featuring 12 new two-level Deluxe Clifftop Rooms opened in July 2017. Deluxe Cliff Top Rooms are the premier accommodation type at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue.  

All accommodation is air-conditioned and the tariff includes a continental buffet breakfast. Some “Specials” may be offered from time-to-time during the year which do not include breakfast.  However, we can always provide you with a price to include breakfast if required.

Complimentary Wifi (60 minutes) per day is provided.

Room facilities (all rooms) include:
Private Balcony or Patio
Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
iPod Docking Station
Alarm Clock
In-room Safe
Iron and Ironing Board

Room Categories
(In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Ocean Rooms
The 24 Ocean Rooms are located in two, 2-level blocks to the right of Reception as you arrive at the resort. Ocean Rooms offer sea views as wellas views of the resort's tropical gardens sea from their balcony or patio. There are no lifts in either building, so it’s a walk up the stairs to reach the first-floor rooms. Some rooms on both floors are interconnecting which is ideal for a family stay.  Each room has tiled floors, modern furnishings and a pleasant bathroom.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King bed which can be split into 2 single beds
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Superior Rooms
The 10 Superior Rooms are set amongst the trees and enjoy views of the ocean - they have an incredibly tranquil feel to them. Interconnecting rooms are available.
Maximum Occupancy: Rooms not equipped with a Sofa Bed cater for 2 Adults. 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children aged under 12 years may be accommodated in rooms equipped with a Sofa Bed.
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King bed which can be split into 2 single beds. 
Additional Bedding: Limited rooms are equipped with a fold-out double sofa bed which may be occupied by the 3rd Adult or 2 Children.
One Single Rollaway Bed may be added to rooms not equipped with a Sofa Bed for the use of a child.

Bullet Superior Cliff Top Rooms
The 10 Cliff Top Rooms are located in 2 ground-level blocks close to the cliff face and every room features an expansive view of the ocean – watch the whales passing below during the whale migration season!
Maximum Occupancy:  2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King bed which can be split into 2 single beds
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Deluxe Cliff Top Rooms
Premium accommodation at Scenic Matavai Resort, the 12 spacious, new Deluxe Cliff Top Rooms were added in mid-2017 and are located in a new two-level block close to the cliff face so that every room offers a beautiful ocean view from the balcony.
Maximum Occupancy:  2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King bed which can be split into 2 single beds
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding accommodated. 

The Resort is very wheelchair friendly. 
      Guests in wheel chairs can easily access the
      pool areas, ground floor rooms and restaurants.
Bullet One Ocean Room is set up with an
      accessible bathroom

Getting To and From Scenic Matavai Resort Niue
Matavai Resort personally meets all arriving guests at Niue’s airport. Complimentary return arrival and departure airport transfers are provided for all guests. Avatele Beach is 2kms away, the airport is 5.6kms from The Resort and Alofi Town Centre and Market is an wasy 8.6km drive.

Kids’ Policy
Bullet Kids Stay Free
Up to 2 children aged under 12 years may share a fold-out sofa bed (in those Superior Rooms which contain a sofa bed) when sharing the room with parents.
1 Child may sleep on a Rollaway Bed (limited numbers available) free of charge when sharing a Superior Room with parents – (Note – maximum 1 child per room and children are not accommodated in Superior Cliff Top Rooms).
The use of cots is complimentary but subject to availability.

Bullet Little Kids Eat Free
Children aged under 4 years eat free when dining at the resort with parents/guardians.

Bullet 50% Meal Discount for Kids aged 4 to 12 years
Children aged between 4 and 12 years qualify for a 50% discount off meals when dining at the resort with parents/guardians.

Check-in/Check Out
Hotel standard times:
Check-In Time: 2.00pm
Check-Out Time: 10.00am

Cancellation/Amendment Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made within 30 days of scheduled 
      arrival (including no shows) incur a cancellation 
      fee equal to100% of the accommodation and 
      other services booked.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Travel Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance.

The information on this page is correct as at 01 October 2019 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2021.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities
Bullet Restaurant
Bullet Bar
Bullet Two freshwater swimming pools
Bullet Gift Shop
Bullet Conference & Wedding Facilities
Bullet Sea track to reef & snorkel pools
Bullet Live Entertainment
Bullet Weekly Cultural Show and Niuean Feast

Room Facilities
Bullet Private balcony
Bullet Air-conditioning
Bullet Tea & Coffee making facilities
Bullet Minibar/fridge
Bullet iPod docking station alarm clock
Bullet Iron & Ironing Board
Bullet Free Wireless Internet
Bullet In-room Safe
Bullet Hair Dryer
Bullet Bathrobes

All guests identified as honyemooners at time of booking will be
provided with a bottle of wine and a seasonal fruit platter in room
on arrival.