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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great little place to stay. Set overlooking the beach, we stayed in the Villa thanks to a nice upgrade from the owners. From the welcome song from the staff to the new flowers everyday it was a treat to spend 10 days here. Everything you need for a relaxing stay, and even a nice wee Resturant 5 mins away.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband surprised me with a trip to Makaira, Taveuni in June, to celebrate a milestone birthday and wedding anniversary. To say it was a perfect holiday simply doesn't do it justice; it was idyllic ...and really beyond words! We came away with so many wonderful memories; the peace, beauty and tranquillity of Makaira, lazing on the deck of our... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful positive review. It really does inspire us. You were such wonderful and charming guests. I think you are right we do attract a certain kind of guest that want to relax and enjoy the island without all the crowds but still not feel like they are abandoned.... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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109 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week in this beautiful little resort being pampered by the friendly staff. There are only three cottages on the property, spaced well apart, so it is private and peaceful. As the property is on a hill above the beach, all have beautiful sea views, with the view from the Villa perhaps a little better than the other... More 

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Dalby, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

My wife and I spent ten nights at the Makaira Resort. I had read the reviews and we were not disappointed in our experience. We are not large resort people and Makaira's limited amount of accommodation suited us perfectly. We stayed in the "Villa", the view from which was magic. Before our arrival, I was somewhat concerned about both the... More 

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Thank ge0rge26
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. You both are such a lovely couple and fantastic troopers, nothing stopped your from having a great time. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together. Our dinner conversations were great. Just have to say I don't always inflict my dazzling company on all our guests at dinner... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

From the moment you enter the Makaira property, you will feel an incredible wave of joy come over you. My family had visited Makaira for many years before I was able to go, but the stories I heard did not do it justice. The staff welcomes guests with a beautiful song and cold coconuts. The bures have breathtaking views of... More 

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Thank Kelsey808
BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

You and the gang will ALWAYS have a second home at Makaira. I think it was 10 years ago that your Dad and friends first came here for their annual vacation and would sometimes sneak in an extra one. They started as guests, became friends and now are considered family each and every one of you. Thanks so much for... More 

Adelaide
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We loved every minute of our stay at Makaira. Gorgeous views from our private and comfortable Bure with easily accessible snorkeling right out front and spectacular views to the distant islands were just the half of it. At Makaira we were welcomed like family. Hosts Roberta and John and their beautiful local helpers Lucy, Lala, James, Vanni, Mary, Taru, Clara... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I can't tell you how much positive reviews help inspire us all. Everybody at Makaira is going to be so thrilled tomorrow when they read it, big smiles for sure and maybe a few blushes and an extra kick in their step. Thank you also so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Makaira charmed me from the time that my guide, Baba, picked me up from the Ferry to my farwell song by the Makaira staff as I left for the airport. It was not only the natural beauty of the location but also the beautiful hearts of the Makaira people that warmed my heart. Marlin Bure was a good size for... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We all really enjoyed our time with you so much. You said you would be back so we are all looking forward to your return. I think I still owe you a snorkel tour out front and through our reef garden project. . Believe it or... More 

San Diego, California
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We had an absolutely magical stay at Makaira. The location, set on a hill above the sea, is spectacular, offering great panoramic views of Taveuni, with easy access to the sparkling water (and amazing snorkeling) right below. The bures are comfortable and well-stocked to make you feel at home, all of them have little pools for cooling off. The location... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Your family is lovely. Your children were wonderful, so polite, curious and open to the whole Makaira and Fijian experience. Your whole stay with us was delightful for all of us. Personally, my best memory was taking you all snorkeling and watching your son and daughter... More 

Kingston, Jamaica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Went to Taveuni with a friend, fishing. He claimed all along that it wasn't a fishing trip & in the end I agree. If you don't enjoy yourself at Makaira, it is your own fault. Magnificent views of the Somo Somo straights. Makaira burgers. Anyone who can appreciate the magic hour doesn't need an explanation. I'm not a big massage... More 

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, we really appreciate it. You guys were so much fun I think we should give you both a 5 star guest rating. You are definitely members of the future Makaira Club along with so many of our other fabulous guests. Anytime you are ready to come back... More 

Cambridge, Canada
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

My stay at Makaira was an unreal experience. The view from the property was straight from a post card. The food was great , The snorkeling and the beach is just a short walk from the property. Makaira is world class all the way.

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us that great review, it is so appreciated. I hope you got out of Fiji in the knick of time before the cyclone hit? I hope you got to see the Kadavu reef before it hit, because I heard it really sustained some damage. You were great fun and we... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Makaira is an affordable getaway on an island getaway. 3 accommodations only on a 4 acre property overlooking panoramic ocean views and white sandy beaches. The Grander is two bedroom two bath. The Villa is the ultimate in romance or can accommodate a group of 4 friends and the Marlin is a cottage built for two. We specialize in privacy, romance, serenity, adventure and a kicked back island life style. Makaira is the best of both worlds with self contained cottages or our guests can choose to have meals prepared for them complimented with organic vegetables, fruits and herbs from our organic garden. Aside from a stunning location, we offer lots of free amenities, airport transfers, WiFi, breakfast, snorkel gear, snorkel tours, reef gardening lessons, glass bottom kayak, private phone, DVD movies, a fabulous full time Fijian staff to look after our guests needs. We also offer Fishing charters for all types of deep sea fishermen, boat snorkel tours and upon reservation dinner at our galley restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makaira Resort

Address: Coastal Road, Matei, Taveuni Island +679, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Taveuni Island > Matei
Price Range: $200 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Also Known As:
Makaira By The Sea Hotel Taveuni Island
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