I felt compelled to write this after reading the numerous excellent reviews.
I stayed here for two weeks on my honeymoon.
It is a calm and quiet resort. If you, like me are looking for a peaceful hideaway it is the ideal spot. The resort is tucked away on it's own private and secluded beach. Days can be spent doing various non motorised water sports, diving or doing nothing at all.
The resort is made up of a dozen or so bures, a large dining bure and spa.
The bure's are quite close together but do afford enough privacy due to good positioning and landscaping of the gardens.
This is a resort that backs onto the jungle. As a result it may not be suitable for the screamish. You will get bugs in your room if you don't want them you'd best try somewhere else! Even so there were a few too many cockroaches in our bedroom for my liking.
The rooms are large enough, they are clean, but they aren't of the highest standard, i would equate it to about a 3 * hotel. The air conditioning is particularly inefficient. The bug netting on the windows is torn on the majority of windows, and the slats of several of the windows are broken, so that the window could not be closed. The water in the room is apparently good enough to drink, but oddly enough you are given a sports bottle and told to refill it at the dining room instead. Complimentary mineral water, or even just filtered water in the room would be nice.
You are of course going for the beach and weather. The beach is very short. The tidal difference is quite small but there is no more than 3m of beach at high tide, when it goes out there is about 6m. This is the distance to the water not the length of the beach. Fortunately there is a pool (allbeit small). The sea is fantastic and warm, but with so much coral on the reef you couldn't go for a splash in the water without a snorkel, for fear of treading on something.
The food - not much to say. It's pretty dire. The breakfasts are ok, who can muck up a pancake?
The menus are far from imaginative, slightly repetitious, though that may be down to the length of our stay.
Most of the fish we had was overcooked and over salted.
The main course all seemed to come with cracked black pepper everywhere all over it. Nice, if you'd asked for it.
Oddly enough there wasn't much seafood on the menu, purely chicken, fish then chicken.....
The staff - We were informed that with the package we had booked we would get a free cocktail each delivered to our bure daily. The first day, along they came and took our order. Four DAYS later it was delivered. (similarly when we had a problem with the bure it took three days and me going to the office every day to get it sorted).
Overall, good remote location, but a poor hotel. They are seriously joking with the prices. I would recommend spending more on a high end resort instead. We stayed prior to heading out to Qamea at a hotel on the mainland. That, although a lot bigger, had a lot more going for it. We wished we stayed there the whole time.
- Also Known As:
- Qamea Resort And Spa Fiji Hotel Qamea Island
- Qamea Resort And Spa Fiji Hotel
- Hotel Qamea Island
- Qamea Island Hotel Fiji
- 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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