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Makaira Resort

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Coastal Road | Matei, Taveuni Island +679, Fiji
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Makaira Resort
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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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Glen Cove, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
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 

Lautoka, Fiji
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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 

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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 

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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 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 

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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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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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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
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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

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