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Makaira Resort

#1 of 2 Hotels in Matei
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Coastal Road, Matei, Taveuni Island +679, Fiji
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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location, accommodations, staff, food, and atmosphere was amazing!!! We can't wait to go back and scuba dive on the rainbow reef some more. John took us out fishing and made sure we had a great time and we couldn't stop laughing.

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. You were a great group with superb organizational skills to make the best of your time on Taveuni. We hope you will join us again when you come back to do some serious diving on the Rainbow reef. Taveuni is truly like practice heaven. More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we originally booked our stay here, it was for 7 nights. We thought that would be "plenty". After about day 5 we were already "longing" for more time. Roberta and John had asked us several times to stay longer. It was not a difficult decision. There are many reviews of Makaira on Trip Advisor. They almost all have "rave"... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. But in all fairness you both also had the right attitude. I notice with guests that come to Taveuni with an open mind and ready to embrace the tropics and the whole experience which is often quite different then from where they came from with tropical weather and a few extra bugs.... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Just spent eight nights in Taveuni, and so glad we picked Makaira. Great location - a short walk to one of the best small beaches on the island, across the street from Tramonto if you get tired of self catering and want a tasty pizza, two kilometers from the Matei airport and grocery store, and a perfect base to shoot... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I must say you did a brilliant job of summarizing all the highlights which really helps future guests to know what is around us and what they can do at Makaira and on the island. When our guests write these lovely reviews it really does inspire... More 

Sydney, Australia
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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I am so happy I booked to stay at Makaira Resort. Not only were we upgraded to the amazing Villa with Sea view (which was a amazing surprise for my 30th bday) but the owner Roberta baked me the best chocolate birthday cake I've ever eaten (I do not lie about things as serious as chocolate!). We only stayed 3... More 

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1 Thank Kazwalcott
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Yes I agree your stay was far too short:-). But we will consider this a recon trip and so look forward to seeing you both again and maybe even with friends. We enjoyed you both so much and I am so glad you had a good 30th and good fun fishing with John and Baba.Thank you so much for visiting... More 

Auckland NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

People say "oh I just got back from Fiji" I say where did you stay thinking it will be some exotic destination and the answer is often "Denarau". You might as well go to the Gold Coast or any other generic resort world wide. Sure they got shops and spas and 5 star restaurants but they got no soul. If... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that great review, you really hit the nail on the head and it really will help future travellers decide if Makaira suits their vision of their perfect holiday. We truly are suited for the nature loving traveller who wants to get away. They can decide how much they want to do or not and still... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Makaira Is a wonderful place for a getaway. The setting is spectacular-amazing 180 degree views, Roberta and the staff are so warm and welcoming and the food was so good we chose to eat their every night of our stay. We were upgraded to the villa which was perfect; incredibly spacious and comfortable-and beautifully cleaned every day. Loved being able... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that wonderful review. We all enjoyed you both so much. Anytime you are ready to come back we will be waiting and yes I will give you the basil salad dressing recipe as promised, since once you return you automatically join the Makaira Club made up exclusively of returnees. We adore our returnees and you... More 

Glen Cove, NY
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you're even toying with the idea of going to Fiji, make your destination Taveuni and stay at Makaira Resort. This place was recommended to me and my husband by a friend of ours who worked for one of those travel books that tells you all about places. We had beautiful dinners here as well as neighboring resorts. Watched the... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and taking the time to write one up for us. We are so pleased you had a nice time with us and we enjoyed you both so much. We hope one day you both will return and become part of Makaira's returnee club. . Not to worry when you do if you... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I made my first trip to Fiji and Makaira after having heard my family talk about their fishing trips for years. It could not have been more perfect. Everything from the welcome greeting by the entire staff, the accommodations, the dining, the views, the service, massages by Mary, fishing charters, beach combing, and the other activities were first class. At... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much Lisa for your kind words and taking the time to write a review for us. It was so nice to finally meet you, it only took a dozen trips from your family to finally entice you over here haha. But I think you have to get use to the idea of being part of the Makaira... More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stayed at makaira resort for our first time fiji trip it was the greatest experience ever and we are so happy with the accomaditions that makaira resort had made for us it was incredible and the food there at bula hula hut was out of this world.

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to write a review for us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you both again someday. I have a feeling we will. More 

Redding, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was my third trip to Makaira and it won't be my last. I love the place: the quietness, the value, the view, the food (and so much of it!) and the staff. Truly great. I came to Makaira to coral garden. The reef out in front has been beaten to hell by two massive cyclones, a crown of thorns... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely summary of our coral gardening project. My arm was finally recovered enough so I could go out there last week and check our hanging coral gardens. What we accomplished that week and how the corals are responding is mind boggling. It had been only 6 weeks and the amount of buds on each... More 

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