We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Makaira Resort

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Coastal Road | Matei, Taveuni Island +679, Fiji
Offers & Announcements
10% off room rate
Makaira Resort
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    72
    4
    0
    2
    1
See reviews for
11
54
3
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (79)
  • Mar-May only
    (17)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (20)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (22)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (20)
All months
Redding, California, USA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Lautoka, Fiji
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We come here for new years eve for about 4 nights. beautiful view, spacious gardens, private settings....the beach is a short stroll down the hill and the water is beautiful. everyone at makaira was delightful, approachable, easy......we loved it. We were gifted with a generous slice of freshly caught tuna on NYE which we ate as sashimi! it was such... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about us and taking time to write a little something for future traveler,. It really does inspire us all to try even harder when we know our guests have enjoyed themselves. We also enjoyed you both so much. I am so glad you enjoyed your slab of fresh tuna sashimi on NYE.... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful hospitality provided by both the owners (John & Roberta) and all of their wonderful staff. They pulled out all stops to ensure our trip was memorable, and personalised to suit us. I felt like we were off the well beaten tourist trails.... and it was wonderful. Spectacular views from our cabin made... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

I am still laughing over the one liners. MY HAT and lest we forget anyone want more wasabi for their sashimi?? No??? you sure??? . You my dear were delightfully cheeky I am just glad I wasn't on the receiving end and only on the laughing end. We all can hardly wait for the return visit. Thanks so much for... More 

Canberra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have traveled throughout the Pacific but my 9 night stay at Makaira has topped the list. John, Roberta's and the rest of the team genuinely worked hard to make our stay as great as possible. Fishing with Captain John was fantastic and he was easily one of the most switched on captains I have chartered. He worked hard for... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Coming from you it is high praise because if you have been to so many places in the South Pacific. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed your company and your "sneaky" fun stealth bomber shenanigans. We all had good fun. We so look forward to your... More 

Syndey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I spent 9 nights at Makaira lodge this January and loved every moment! John and Roberta are gracious hosts who go out of their way to make sure you stay is a memorable experience and not just time away from home. Their staff are lovely and we will particularly miss Lucy's breakfasts and Jame's wisecracks on the boat. Nothing was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. You fellas were so much fun, I would have been surprised if 5 minutes didn't go by where you weren't laughing. Being from Hawaii we love to see good appetites, I promise next time I will hold back on the Wasabi for the tuna sushi's. I will make you a special wasabi... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you fish, don't miss the chance to go out with Captain John. The Hawaiian who runs this resort with his wife has a great seaworthy boat and decades of game fishing knowledge. We fished some 18 miles out,targeting an offshore reef, and trolled the edge of an undersea trench. We caught a nice mahimahi and several tuna. Our Canadian... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review about chartering a day of deep sea fishing with our Captain John. You hit the nail on the head, even though he takes fishing serious he has the ability to make it so much fun. Which is what it is supposed to be. He started fishing with his Dad's charter operation when... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Marlin Bure in September 2014 and have never enjoyed an island holiday more. We loved that the resort was very boutique (only 3 bures at the moment) which meant that it was usually quiet. The layout of the resort was also very efficient, giving every guest loads of privacy and space while feeling completely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I would like to add that when our Makaira staff receives such words of praise it really does inspire them so much, they smile from ear to ear. . As you know they are fantastic, but it is so nice and encouraging... More 

Summerville, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What is there not to like about warm welcoming people who are just meant to be in the hospitality business. The setting is breath-taking, the bures are so romantic, and the food delicious. Fresh flowers were scattered about the rooms daily, coconuts were sliced and the rooms & grounds are spotless. The staff is available when needed, helpful & friendly... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. The next time you come back we are going to do some serious snorkeling, I am going to turn you into a mermaid yet. It was so lovely meeting you and our female staff not will forget you and don the earrings you brought for them all the time and the same... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I spent a wonderful week at the Makaira. I would definitely recommend it and I hope that we would have the chance to go back to Taveuni and in this case will stay at the Makaira. The hospitality of the team is wonderful from Roberta, the owner to Lucy who cooked a wonderful cake for my birthday.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kudos for everyone at Makaira. I have to humbly admit we have a wonderful team , they really are fabulous and people persons. I am sorry I didn't get to spend more time with you two, but that is the way it usually is with divers, they are busy diving and... More 

Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

After our five amazing days in Makaira I told myself that I have to write my first review on Tripadvisor! Makaira just exceeded our expectations that it deserved a stellar review. It is set on a hill with stunning views of the ocean surrounded by an expansive well kept garden with day beds. We stayed in the Ocean View Villa,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to make Makaira your first review and for such a glowing report. I have to admit we have a fabulous staff and Baba is such a people person, he is fantastic and you are correct he never tires of meeting new people because for everyone at Makaira our guests are special. Baba... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

229 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (193)
Viewed
View from room (20)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (17)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (34)
Viewed
Room/suite (26)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
5:55
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (75)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (36)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities