Our Fijian family has been found. We have never been saddened to leave a place like this EVER.
If you are about to finalise your Fijian vacation & are deliberating on QAMEA vs any other option – Do yourself a favour & lock this one in.. You will not be sorry you chose this resort I promise you.
Two weeks ago I was booked into QAMEA partially with hotels.com.au and also with Ravi at the resort. And just before leaving I checked the feedback. The feedback was good – very good, sa a discerning traveller I was looking forward to seeing what the fuss was about. … and didn’t believe all the praise!
Ravi gave us advice on getting there suggesting island hoppers (2 options – or Pacific Sun) After using both, Island Hoppers is the better option.. marginally more but oh so worth it.. Island hoppers is much more scenic - they accommodated for our international flight delay and our pilot (a super chirpy NZ lady) was lovely.
STAFF – The Buboonties!!
Wilma, Cia, Mariah, Louisa, Black Rose, Fabi-once’, John, Apollo, Damian, Black Rose.
My, how we enjoyed laughing with you all – having fun, playing volleyball & hanging out & drinking Kava ….
The Kava Boys – Charlie (Black Elvis), George Brown, Mossi & Jim
Such fun times & we felt like we had the pleasure of meeting some truly genuine & lovely people
Although let down by Team Australia with Flight delays out of Melbourne & also out of Nadi to Australia (Qantas & Virgin) neither airline notified us of the delay.
We’ve been to many places all over the world; from Asia, the US, the Caribbean & beyond, but this place will have you saddened to leave due to so many things that are perfect – the staff are the first, followed by magnificent food. You don’t expect the calibre of the food offering to be so good but t is, the resort itself is beautiful, the natural beauty of the island is amazing – all you need to do to be inspired is to grab a snorkel and look under the water to notice a world of stunning corals, fish & the bluest water.
To the kitchen crew the food was very good and healthy. You can eat a massive breakfast and then have a lighter lunch followed by a good size three-course dinner. The ‘Black Rose’ and the gang keep up the effort with the food. Highlights. The buffet Indian food night (which was A-mazing), Pancakes, Muesli, Crab Ravioli, Soups, all the vegetables sides cooked well and very fresh.
Tipping – Important relief on the tipping front. With this resort you need no cash and no tips. So you can avoid the stress of thinking what to tip and changing money at the airport etc. So you wont need any Fiji money if you have your transfers from the airport as you will not deal with an outside source outside of the hotel once you arrive at Taveuni. At the end of your stay you have the option of leaving a tip on checkout (aka Staff Christmas Bonus). This is evenly disbuted to all the staff twice a year to help with children school fees etc. I think this a great incentive for a resort and takes some stress away. I had a quick look at the ledger book that tallies tips and most people tip around $200usd with some tipping much more... again, this is voluntary.
Activities – We didn’t take part in any really apart from the snorkel trips (that’s just how we are – sun, reading, cocktails & relaxing being more our caper) which were enough and the viewing was awesome even without scuba. We were going to doing our scuba course but opted against it as one of us got a slight ear infection. We did however book a private boat to go around the island and redbulll island in half a day this cost about 400fjd which we thought was great value a much worth doing to check out some snorkel spots, surf breaks etc.
Spa & Message - See Mita, strong hands & personality. The message is a good as they come.
Do yourself and favour and book here, avoid the kids and the run of the mill resorts in other parts of Fiji. We’ve never wanted to return to any specific hotel before – again, we’re not that type of traveller but we cant wait to get back there
To the staff – VINAKA from the bottom of our hearts, we miss you all & will see you again.
To Wylma – We miss you & hope to see you at QAMEA over New Years if we can get away. You were the ABSOLUTE highlight of our trip ... Love those Crazy Australians!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate and boutique Fijian resort catering to a maximum of 34 adults in 17 luxurious all beachfront and air conditioned bures and royal beach houses. Set on 100 private acres of lush gardens, jagged volcanic mountains, and a long white sand beach, it is perfect for honeymoons, weddings, spa retreats and incredible world class diving. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Qamea Resort And Spa Fiji Hotel Qamea Island
- Hotel Qamea Island
- Qamea Island Hotel Fiji