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Makaira Resort

Coastal Road | Matei, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Makaira Resort
Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Taveuni Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Port Townsend, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can look, but you'll never find a more perfect tropical paradise. If you're going to Fiji, you already know about that. Roberta, John and their crew are so laid back and yet so attentive to your every wish. The property is up on a hill (they want to survive the ocean's rise), with magnificent views in every direction. The... More

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We just seem to get the nicest guests and that includes you both. Your room tip was an excellent suggestion to travelers, for people on a budget the Marlin is really nice, ( we just upgraded it with its own dipping pool). For people looking for the ultimate romantic accommodation that would... More

nellabelle02
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were lucky enough to start our honeymoon here at Makaira in April. When booking, Roberta was very professional and quick to respond w/ all of our questions. We stayed in the Ocean View Villa (which was VERY affordable) and it was absolutely stunning, HUGE, exactly what we wanted! The staff at Makaira are genuinely the kindest... More

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We can't tell you how happy we are that you had your dream honeymoon at Makaira. Being that it is the start of your marriage it means so much to us that you have a happy memory. I am so sorry about the Taveuni junglies (wild roosters) they will go away for a while and then make an appearance. Your... More

Eagle River, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Coming from Alaska we always try to find someplace warm and sunny to get away from the cold winter. We have been to Fiji three times and this by far was the best trip we had. I like to just sit back and relax but my husband loves to fish so we try to find some place that we can... More

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we all enjoyed you both so much, your sense of humor, your cruise mode and of course the guys will vote for the fishing fun. We are so looking forward to seeing you both again and perhaps the fisherman in the family is busy getting some fishing buddies to join him. He... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We happened on Makaira after checking in and then shortly checking out in another Matei place of which did not meet our expectations. Thus, we were so happy to find that Makaira not only had a vacancy, but the cleanliness, service and friendliness surpassed our expectations. Room serviced daily with fresh linens, daily fresh flower arrangements, inexpensive on-site laundry services... More

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

We were so happy you both stumbled into Makaira and enjoyed your time with us. We are even happier that we played a part in rescuing your Taveuni vacation. We had good fun and I wish the seas had cooperated more so we could have gotten more snorkeling in and I could have turned one of you into a mermaid.... More

Ekaterinburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were in Makaira in May 2014. Fully subscribes to the glowing reviews about this wonderful place and the people who are the same as beautiful as the island Taveuni. Dream back. Tamara, Vitaly and Tatiana

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words from our new Russian Friends. Thank you again for the Russian Stacking Dolls that sit on my desk as a happy reminder. Our only regret is we didn't speak your language, the stories we would have told each other. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us as we... More

Kalaoa, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Everything konaramona wrote about is oh so true......saved me a lot of time so I didnʻt have to write it all over. I would add Babaʻs breakfast crepes with freshly made coconut custard filling and topped with that passion fruit syrup they make. And Johnʻs lobster bisque is to die for!!!! He also makes his own pasta for a luscious... More

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Oh my goodness we had so much fun with the both of you. When Hawaiians and Fijian get together the fun really is non-stop. It was great for the gang to see a real Hawaiian Hula (you dance it beautifully) and enjoy nightly kanakapila (Hawaiian Jam sessions) Usually our guests are the ones that are supposed to leave in tears... More

Kailua Kona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Makaira Resort is an awesome place to stay if you enjoy experiencing a new culture, stunning views in private accomodations, modern amenities, and scrumptious, fresh food. Roberta and John (the 2 owners) welcomed us and set us up in the Grander that had 180 degree views of the ocean and other islands. It was breathtaking at sunset. The guys mostly... More

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We had so much fun and I have a feeling your husband has been saving his pennies for his return trip:D and pitching his friends about what they missed out on, this time he will come loaded for bear. It was so nice meeting you and your friends. We also enjoyed our... More

Groton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Our stay at Makaira Resort was amazing in so many ways it is difficult to know where to start. Taveuni Island is a gorgeous, lush, tropical paradise. The resort's location perched over a bay offers stunning views of the ocean and reefs that we could see from right from our very comfortable rooms in the Grander. The staff was warm,... More

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we enjoyed both of you so much and can hardly wait for the day when you bring your family back for their taste of paradise. Not to add any salt to the wounds because the fishing was pretty good while you were here, right now it has been amazing. Everything is showing... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Ocean View Villa for a week in March 2014.We had a great time, the food was excellent, the Villa was unreal with a view to die for. I'd like to thank Roberta and John, Bubba and Lucy for making our stay so wonderful. The fishing was great especially the thrill of hooking up... More

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. We all enjoyed you both so much and loved the after dinner stories. John and Baba had a blast fishing with you and remember BIG Pamela is still out there waiting for her return match with you. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My husband and I and our 2 teenage children stayed at the Grandeur in Jan 2014. We absolutely loved it from the moment we were welcomed by the beautiful voices of the Makaira staff. The fact that Makaira is a small resort suited us, as were treated like family by the staff. Bubba and Lucy cooked the best breakfasts, we... More

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We all enjoyed our time with you and your family so much. Thank you for the kind words it always inspires everyone at Makaira to even greater heights. Next time I will get you to snorkel a little further out, you are ready and you did just fine. I have a feeling there might be a certain younger teenage member... More

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Address: Coastal Road | Matei, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Location: Fiji > Taveuni Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Makaira By The Sea Hotel Taveuni Island

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Makaira is an affordable getaway on an island getaway. 3 accommodations only on a 4 acre property overlooking panoramic ocean views and white sandy beaches. The Grander is two bedroom two bath. The Villa is the ultimate in romance or can accommodate a group of 4 friends and the Marlin is a cottage built for two. We specialize in privacy, romance, serenity, adventure and a kicked back island life style. Makaira is the best of both worlds with self contained cottages or our guests can choose to have meals prepared for them complimented with organic vegetables, fruits and herbs from our organic garden. Aside from a stunning location, we offer lots of free amenities, WiFi, light breakfast, airport transfers, snorkel gear, snorkel tours, reef gardening lessons, 2 bikes, kayak, private phone, DVD movies, a fabulous full time Fijian staff to look after our guests needs. We also offer Fishing charters for all types of deep sea fishermen, boat snorkel tours and upon reservation dinner at our galley restaurant. ... more   less 
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