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Coastal Road | Matei, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Makaira Resort
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Taveuni Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 2 weeks ago

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 

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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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
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3 reviews 3 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 

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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
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5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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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 

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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 

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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
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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 

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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 

Taveuni Island, Fiji
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was my second time on Taveuni and second time fishing with John Lanis and Bubba. We stayed in the Grander Lodge/Burre from the 21st to 127th July. I had my son and his friend with me and it was just a Tropical Paradise without equal from what I have seen. I loved the quietness of the location and the... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review and taking the time to write it. . It was so nice getting to know you better and meeting the young lads. It was pretty good fishing because you all definitely were able to check off some species off the fish wish list. But the 10 sailfish day and the 3 releases was... More 

Port Townsend, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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 

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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): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Makaira By The Sea Hotel Taveuni Island

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