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Scenic Matavai Resort Niue

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

To all the future brides, if you are thinking of a place in the pacific to have your dream wedding I highly recommend MATAVAI RESORT in NIUE! Everything was perfect. The views, food, conference room, service and most of all the people. We had booked over 25x rooms filled with family & friends and not 1 complaint from any of them. When visiting Niue everyone knows you have to have an open mind and take Niue for what it is which is what we did and we loved it. Thank you to the beautiful Marie Etuata the amazing wedding coordinator for Matavai, Brooke the lovely lady at front desk, Matthew and his beautiful wife along with the rest of the staff at Matavai. We will definitely be back! THANK YOU MATAVAI you helped us create the best memories to last a life time!!!

With 50+ family members travelling to this island paradise, many for the first time, on top of a wedding uniting different cultures from different countries - Matavai Resort, Villa & Apartments is the most picturesque & versatile location. What a haven! Led by the new Management team of Matthew & MIssy supported by FOH Marie and all the hard working staff which enhanced the beauty of the island, the people & the culture that is uniquely Niue! Whilst every need can be catered at the Resort - be sure to get out & fully experience the breathtakiing beauty of the island - and check out the local businesses - you will NOT be disappointed! Be prepared to leave the modern world behind, smile alot, wave incessantly and eat local produce grown & served with pride! We are - without a doubt - coming back!! Thank you Matavai <3

For a country with limited resources, I was surprised how they were able to get a resort like this up and running. The standard of the rooms are of a 4 star hotel anywhere else in the world, and the only issue I had was the connectivity of the wifi in my room (room 18) as it didn't reach the bed. If this was a holiday, I wouldn't have mind, but unfortunately for me, this was a business trip... Food was great, and the breakfast continental buffet was just fine. Loved the Niueian Honey. Dinner was also outstanding with the local fresh fish and prawns. The view was spectacular with the ocean right in front. Too bad it wasn't during whale watching season when the whales swim by the resort - so I am told. We did see some dolphins instead!

My wife and I stayed at the Scenic Matavai for 4 nights recently. It is a world class resort: lovely food, very friendly staff, fantastic view out over the ocean. John, the barman at the pool bar was a treat - he just lived his job - made the yummiest cocktails, remembered your room number and what you had yesterday. Staff like him and Missie in the restaurant added so much to the stay. We'll be back!

From check-in to check-out - excellent! Staff were friendly; nothing a problem. The welcome was warm; the room with a sea view was outstanding; what is not to like here!!! Breakfast was all you you need to start the day; if you dine in for lunch or dinner - the sections are limited - but remember you have come to relax and chill in the main. Some nights the restaurant was really busy and so the wait for food was a little long - but it was worth it. For those working - enjoy the views, the food and the hospitality. I warm already recommending folk stay here. Thanks!

Where do I start? Stayed here earlier this week with my grandfather and couldn't wait to write this review! The staff here are efficient and welcoming, providing excellent service. I stayed here for 4 nights and often ate and drank here, Matt and Missy (who are the managers) are so lovely, missy even helped me out with something to wear to church! John, who was the barman at the pool bar was awesome! He always had a smile and I loved the music John! The food is lovely and the drinks are really good. The rooms are big enough and although I was out most of the day I would come back to a nice clean room! The shower is big, and there is air con. It has a good little selection of tea and coffee sachets in the room and the beds are comfortable. The two fresh water pools are a must after a long day exploring this fantastic little island paradise! Over all the staff at The Scenic Matavai resort helped me have a fantastic first overseas trip to the country where my grandfather was born! I will most definitely be recommending you guys to everyone and I'm sure you'll be seeing me again very soon!

The hotel is nicely appointed, with friendly staff. Beautiful views of the ocean, a relaxing break is guaranteed. The rooms are adequate, perhaps not as clean as we would have liked, but the linen was changed every couple of days and the bed was comfortable.

Just spent 4 days working in Niue and had the pleasure of staying at Matavai Resort. Stayed in 2 story block which has outstanding Views and the Pool Bar Location and views are unreal. Definitely a place to return to.

just returned from Niue, we had an amazing time there, the island is so quiet and peaceful (no party anywhere!), rarely saw anyone anywhere on the streets. Roads are really bad but manageable, car rental is a MUST at the resort. Overall the rooms were very nice, amazing showers, air-con and sea views, cleaned daily, staff was very friendly and smiley so I can highly recommend the resort. One criticism (By no means I intend to upset anyone, this is my experience as a guest): they MUST have more than one staff around the pool bar at busy times, not just one barman. in all 4 days we stayed there, everyone including myself had to wait up to 45 minutes to get a cocktail and more than 1 hour to get snacks brought down to the pool, it is unacceptable given that we were in a small group of tourists staying at the resort, I found it extremely frustrating given that you are in the mood for drinks and food but have to wait that long for it around the pool area. Regardless, what an incredible experience! I loved Niue and will certainly go back! Thank you all at the SMRN for the time we spent together, I know everyone is working really hard there to provide us with a great time.

We had the best time at this resort. Staff are friendly our room was lovely and they catered well for my gluten free status. Grounds are well kept and pools are gorgeous. John the barman was awesome and Managers Matt and Missy were fantastic hosts.

Tapeu-Porritt Road Alofi

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle
  • 2 outdoor pools

Scenic Matavai Resort Niue is located within a 15-minute drive of Peniamini's Grave and Togo Chasm. This 55-room, 3-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free self parking. On the beach, the resort is also within a 15-minute drive of Niue High School Oval and Anapala Chasm.


Explore the resort and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


The 55 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, iPod docks, and safes. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Scenic Matavai Resort Niue enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a conference center, and a library. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Front-desk staff can assist with tours/tickets and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 506 reviews