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Maqai Eco Resort

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

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 Eco 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Eco 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maqai is a great resort for those on a lower budget looking for a Fiji escape. The food is fantastic, the waves easily accessible and uncrowded and it's a great place to go away without being to expensive. There isn't a pool or any of the other trimmings that come with fancy resorts but the one thing Maqai does have... More 

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

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakulevu for your feedback on Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort. Yes, who needs a pool when you have the water a few steps away and the friendliest staff in Fiji, a location to die for and delicious food. The Maqai Team were so happy to see you return with your group. What a fun bunch of... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are looking for a getaway destination, this is the perfect spot! No roads, no hassles, no shops, no worries. I came here with mates for a surfing holiday and we surfed almost every day (out of 9). Wind was a factor - onshore on the main break but cross/off-shore at nearby breaks and some absolute gold days when... More 

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

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakulevu for your feedback on Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort. You are so right with your review title 'The Real Fiji', and that we are. The entire team at Maqai so LOVED having your group stay with us. The many days and nights laughing and getting to know you all. Thank you for coming back to... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My partner and I spend four nights at Maqai, and had a absolutely wonderful time. Located right on the beach, our Bure was simple but comfortable and had views second to none. We spent our time relaxing in our hammocks, snorkelling and enjoying the time we had in paradise, completely disconnecting from "The Real World"™. The food was delicious and... More 

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

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakulevu for your feedback on Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort. Your review is very heart felt. We absolutely enjoyed you both staying with us, you were delightful guests that embraced all Maqai has to offer and we welcome your return sooner than later. PS. Loving your TA name KevOnTour. Brilliant! Ni Sa Moce The Maqai Team More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Maqai beach resort is truly beautiful. From the moment you arrive, time seems to stop and you can't help but relax. The management and staff make you feel like old friends, and being such a small laid back resort, you get to make friends with everyone there. The water invites you to swim or kayak, the snorkellng is great... More 

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

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakulevu for your feedback on Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort. Yes, you hit the nail on the head, we are all about back to basic good old fashioned hospitality Fiji style. We are so pleased that your holiday with us was everything you wanted it to be. We pride ourselves on our staff, location, food and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you like a super rustic adventure then this would be a great resort for you, it was not for me. The plywood cabins are very hot and stuffy and the bathrooms are awful. The staff is wonderful and the food is delicious. The dining room is lovely with a sand floor and the views are fantastic! The resort is... More 

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

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakulevu for your feedback on Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort. It is a shame that Maqai did not meet you and your partners expectations. As you stated we are more on the rustic side of accommodation styles and of course this style does not suit everyone. It was such a shame that your partner was unwell... More 

Jasper National Park, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Right from the start of it, which was the pick up in Taveuni and delivery to the boat, to the final send off and delivery back to the airport, everything about Maqai was terrific. The "people" are what made all of our time in Fiji exceptional, and Maqai was no exception. As mentioned in other reviews, the staff are all... More 

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Maqai_Director, Director of Sales at Maqai Eco Resort, responded to this review

Bula and thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Maqai. We hope to see you for another wedding anniversary in the future. Vinaka Vaka levu All the team at Maqai. More 

Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband and I booked Maqai for 4 nights for our 1st leg of our 1st trip ever to Fiji, to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. Everything from the speedy booking confirmation, beautiful/ traditional Fijian Qamea Island welcome/departure, our primitive Bure experience, the activities (snorkeling/jungle hike/surf/ping pong), Naivivi Village visit, the delicious 3 meals per day, Kava ceremony (Tex on... More 

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

Ni Sa Bula, Vinaka Vakulevu for your feedback on Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort. The Maqai Team were so happy we assisted in making your 7th wedding anniversary so memorable. Both of you were such delightful guests that embraced all that Maqai has to offer, the stunning location, staff, food, activities and immersing yourself in the Fijian Culture. We look... More 

Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Beautiful, smiling, happy piece of paradise. The staff feel like you're a part of their big happy family. Basic comfortable accommodation, good food and if you're lucky a great wave out the front. Fantastic location, perfect place to chill out.

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MaquaiOwner, General Manager at Maqai Eco 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 you continue to return to Maqai and have wonderful experiences with the staff and what our stunning location has to offer. We are updating the Bures one by one, this project is currently underway, our Garen Bure is near completion... More 

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