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Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort

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Wainimaqai | Taveuni, Qamea Island 00679, Fiji
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Savusavu, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was upgraded to a private bure on arrival, despite having booked acheaper option as a solo traveller. The check in was welcoming and perfect. The owner, Angela, from NZ was really lovely, as were the managers Gabrielle and Craig. They looked after my every need and more, even a coffee delivered with my early wake up call on my... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the food served up at meal times, this place has a real organic feel, nothing forced, nothing faked, but plenty of flavour. I came here to surf, but the fact that I got little to no surf (due to bad timing with conditions), and still had a good time, is testament to this magical little spot. Gabby and Craig... More 

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MaqaiBeachEcoResort, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakulevu for your wonderful review. We were disappointed that you did not receive great surf on your vacation but you did not allow that to ruin your time with us. You were truly a lovely guest and the Maqai Team very much enjoyed getting to know you. You are so right, our location is amazing and... More 

Winmalee
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Maqai Eco Resort in July 2015 and absolutely loved it! If you’re after a great place to simply wind down and relax in a beautiful and friendly atmosphere this is your place! The location is quiet and slightly remote – exactly what we wanted! Since it’s a small resort you get to know everyone (staff and guests)... More 

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MaqaiBeachEcoResort, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Ni Sa Bula, WOW! What a truly heartfelt wonderful review, vinaka vakulevu. Both of you were truly delightful guests and the whole team enjoyed your company and how willing you were to interact with guests and staff. You will be pleased to know that the new bure is complete and looks fantastic, when you return you may wish to stay... More 

Echuca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this location because we wanted to experience the real Fiji which is what we got. From the rough, wet boat ride to the Bure right on the waters edge, it was perfect. So much to do and very little to do if you prefer. it was great to have meals with all the guests and met new people.... More 

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MaqaiBeachEcoResort, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakalevu for your lovely review. You were lovely guests and how lovely it was that you shared a very special event here with us. Yes it was windy while you were here, it is the trade wind season, however we are experiencing unseasonal weather for this time of year which has been all round Fiji. We... More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We can't say enough about how this holiday was just what we needed! If you are looking for a piece of paradise to de-stress and get back to basics - Maqai Eco Resort is just for you. From the moment we arrived the peace and tranquility washed over us and didn't leave! Managers Craig and Gabby were wonderful and did... More 

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MaqaiBeachEcoResort, Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Ni Sa Bula Karen and Chris, Vinaka Vakalevu on your detailed and truthful account regarding your stay at Maqai. You both came very prepared and read all the information that is sent to you prior to your arrival which also makes for a wonderful stay. The entire Maqai Team throroughly enjoyed hosting you, you were delightful guests, very easy going... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I just spent five nights on Maqai had the most fantastic time. It is an unspoilt paradise with crystal clear water, white sandy beach and and abundance of fish to see when snorkelling right off the beach. At low tide you can wear reef shoes and explore the rock pools and get a closer look at the coral. When the... More 

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MaqaiBeachEcoResort, Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Ni Sa Bula Karen, Thank you for taking the time to write an honest and true account of your stay with us at Maqai. The team so enjoyed hosting you and your friend and would gladly welcome you back when you wish to return to Fiji. You made the very most of what we have to offer and were delightful... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not sure where to begin. The co-owner we dealt with via email was helpful in the leadup to our stay however once we arrived in Fiji, the experience of Maqai Eco Resort was totally different to that portrayed by their airbnb site. I have done all sorts of travel in lots of countries including a year backpacking and this is... More 

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Maqai_Director, Owner at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Bula Sonia S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review of your recent stay at Maqai. Your feedback is extremely important to us and we appreciate your comments. Thank you again for bringing the boat transfer to our attention we sincerely regret that your transfer to the resort was less than satisfactory. It is Maqai... More 

Eden Park, Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed for 4 nights in July 2015 (2 boys aged 17 & 13). We had a great time. Gabby & Craig were very welcoming & went out of their way to accommodate us with whatever we needed. The staff are great, especially Tex. I don't think there is anything she couldn't do & she had the best laugh and... More 

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MaqaiBeachEcoResort, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakulevu for your feedback on Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort. You were such a wonderful family to host. We do pride ourselves on our authenticity giving guests the experience of the real Fiji, this of course is due to the Maqai Team genuinely loving what they do best which is to interact with guests and giving... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Step one: Fly to Fiji Step two: Stay at Maqai Eco resort Absolute paradise, the warmest staff and fantastic hosts. This one will stay with me a lifetime. I personally had no expectations of what this little gem of an island would bring but i left with genuine sorrow and regret. Vinaka! Case

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MaquaiOwner, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakulevu for your feedback on Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, it wouldn't also have anything to do with the EPIC surf that you had on your stay? Every single one of our team enjoyed your fun loving easy going spirit and will welcome you back... More 

Coolum Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Lovely people, delicious food, perfect location, totally worth the travel to get to it. Waterfall treck is a must! Otherwise simply do nothing at all but relax... Loved it! Can't wait for our next visit x

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MaquaiOwner, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakulevu for your feedback on Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes the waterfall trek is a must and we are so pleased that you loved it. We will welcome you back with open arms, thank you for being delightful easy going guests. Ni Sa Moce... More 

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