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Wainimaqai, Qamea Island 00679, Fiji
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Ranked #1 of 1 Qamea Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
ArnaudfromFrance Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect resort with great staff and incredible homemade food ! To recommend at 600 % ! Great surfing place as well ... This place is the best I have been in FIDJI. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Maqai_Director, Owner at Maqai Beach, responded to this review

Bula !! Vinaka (thankyou) for the wonderful review. We will most humbly accept your accolade of being perfect, and the best resort you have been to in Fiji. Au maru vakalevu - (I'm very, very happy) to hear that you enjoyed how the staff looked after you, and they will be so pleased to read this review. We are also... More

Kanwal, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I think i have found heaven on earth.Maqai eco resort was more than i could have imagined for a holiday.i am a very keen hiker and snorkeler and i can honestly say that maqai beach was the best place i have ever been in my life by far.the snorkeling was the best i have ever seen and was right in... More

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Maqai_Director, Owner at Maqai Beach, responded to this review

Bula John!! Au maru (I'm happy) that your Maqai experience was overwhelming for you, and that you found heaven on earth. Vinaka na review (Thankyou for the review). The staff think you should come and stay again - either soon or when you can, as we enjoyed having you. The kind words you have written of angels singing and people... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

What a great place, very simple yet has all you need, wonderful people looking after you, making you feel as though your one of their own, and the food is great, also a world class right hander straight out the front, take a step back and enjoy what it's all about, loved it

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Maqai_Director, Owner at Maqai Beach, responded to this review

Bula!! Vinaka (thankyou) for the great (levu) review. We are glad you enjoyed stepping back. Qamea Island and Maqai Resort is certainly the place to do this and relax, recharge and reconnect with yourself, nature and experience the warmth of the people and cultural traditions of this part of Fiji. This northern area of Fiji has maintained its links to... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Our objective when booking Maqai Resort was somewhere remote and very close to the beach so we could chill down. Well remote it certainly is. A 1hr 15 min flight from Nadi where row 7 gets you the back of the plane, followed by a 30 min taxi ride hugging the edge of the coast over very bouncy terrain, and... More

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Maqai_Director, Owner at Maqai Beach, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka for the wonderful review!! Having expectations met and exceeded is our goal at our little gem - Maqai Island Resort, and as you say at a cost effective price for people. We note that you have traveled extensively to what could be considered a must see list of places in the world, and so we most humbly appreciate... More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

If you want a relaxed chilled break on reasonably isolated Pacific Island and go to sleep with sound of the ocean lapping literally four metres from the end of your bed you gotta go here. It's basic accommodation. The food is local. Raw fish salad to die for. As a vegetarian normally I succumbed to the fish but would have... More

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Maqai_Director, Owner at Maqai Beach, responded to this review

Bula!! Vinaka (thankyou) for the fantastic review. We are so glad you loved the kokonda (raw fish salad) which is a real treat in Fiji. The jungle trail that goes to the lookout on the hills behind Maqai certainly is a great walk, or as you say good for trail running. We think you hold the Maqai ironman title to... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just returned from Maqai Beach Eco Resort. The moment you are welcomed onto the island Fijian style you feel like you have stepped into another world. Surrounded by lush rainforest this location has to be seen to be believed. The snorkelling is better than the Great Barrier Reef, the water crystal clear with abundant sea life. The people are amazing... More

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Maqai_Director, Owner at Maqai Beach, responded to this review

Bula Steve!! We are so happy you are stoked with the surf and experience you had at Maqai. We really appreciate the review, and the staff will have a big smile reading that you loved the "Majic of Maqai". Many have had the best surf and snorkeling of their lives at Maqai, including myself. We do have it on our... More

hostie340
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Bula! We stayed for six nights at Maqai recently. I have been to Fiji several times, but my boyfriend's first visit. We decided to stay here purely so my boyfriend could surf. According to my boyfriend the surf was good, he got the end of a big swell and surfed everyday ( sometimes three times a day except two days)... More

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Maqai_Director, Manager at Maqai Beach, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka for the wonderful review and Vinaka (thankyou) for taking the time to write it. That is fantastic that your boyfriend was able to share his birthday at Maqai, and a lovo is always a special treat in Fiji. We appreciate the comments on how we can improve, and you will be pleased to know that we have more... More

Köln, Deutschland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Go there if you like: 1. dirty and filthy rooms (the cleaning takes 5 Minutes and consists of sweeping the floor and changing linens; the bathroom and toilet have probabaly never been cleaned as long as they exist) 2. Cockroaches 3. rooms with almost no furnuture (just beds) 4. terrible beds with bad, old matresses (it feels in the morning... More

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Maqai_Director, Owner at Maqai Beach, responded to this review

Bula!! Thankyou for taking the time to write a review from when you stayed way back in November 2013, and we are very sorry that Maqai did not live up to your expectation. The wonderful thing about travel, which I note you have done plenty of with your 33 reviews, is that there are so many places to visit that... More

Basel
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We have been staying here for nine nights (I guess). Nice beach, mostly very friendly staff and a beautiful beach with a nice reef for snorkelling. overnight trip to a inhabited island was amazing. service can be extremely slow and sometimes stuff doesn`t work out at all, but this might be the fijian way of life. (I wanted to go... More

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Maqai_Director, Owner at Maqai Beach, responded to this review

Bula !! We thank you for the 4 out of 5 review and apologize that your stay was less than perfect. It was a long way back in June 2013 when you stayed and that is fantastic that Maqai is still in your thoughts. I very pleased to be able to tell you we purchased brand new wooden beds handcrafted... More

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My famiily stayed in a beach front bure for 11 nights in January 2014. The beach front bure that we stayed in is a stones throw from our front deck - paradise to look at when lazing in your chair or hammock whilst reading or having a wine! The staff at Maqai are very friendly and nothing was too much... More

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Maqai_Director, Owner at Maqai Beach, responded to this review

Bula Mia, Vinaka for the wonderful review. We just love to have repeat customers, and the staff are so very proud that your Maqai Experience was again special for you and your family. Sushimi and kokonda are certainly very popular, and even tastier when you have caught the fish fresh from the crystal clear blue waters found around Qamea Island.... More

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Address: Wainimaqai, Qamea Island 00679, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Qamea Island
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At Maqai Beach we've created a fun, eco-friendly destination for alternative, budget travelers and surfers. Our beautiful beachfront property on Qamea Island is nestled between a full lush jungle and a lovely white sandy beach. The staff are the happiest people on the planet and give the place a radiant, magical atmosphere. It's a new fresh style of small resort that is very Fijian, offers traditional outer island experiences and serves delicious food! ... more   less 
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