Basically Beautiful !
I have just returned from a weeks stay at Maqai Beach, and it was great. Good surf too.
It was a last minute decision to go there, and the bures were full, so the first night was in a tent at the end of the beach. Nice.
The next night space was available in a 6-person dorm, with 4 girls. Nicer !
The next night in a 3 bed dorm, alone, and then finally, to a single bure with double bed, also very nice. Very basic, but on the beach nice.
The Sand Bar, lounge, bar, dining area (you have to bring your own alcohol, but kava is included) is indeed a sand floor….evening kava and sing along, led by very good Fijian guitar players singing beautiful Fijian songs in 5 part harmonies, and nice renditions of English songs as you sit in comfortable chairs with your feet in the soft sand……
The meals are great, Fijian style, fresh fish and veggies, cooked a variety of ways, all interesting and healthy.
The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and happy to help. The first day of surfing some juicy overhead waves, strained my back, and the staff was there to give Fijian (BomBom) massages as needed.
I learned that, Bamboo, in Nadi, is under the same ownership, I will check it out.
Oh yeah, the location is AWESOME !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maqai Eco Resort is located on breathtakingly beautiful Qamea Island just north of the garden island of Taveuni. The moment your feet hit the sand you will fall in love with this dreamy island getaway and never want to leave. The resort lies on a stunning stretch of private white sandy beach set against a backdrop of lush tropical rainforest on Qamea Islands uninhabited southern shores. Its here you'll find a destination for adventure, culture, nature and getting off the beaten track. Spend your days snorkeling in the spectacular coral gardens a out front of the resort, scuba diving , surfing, fishing, kayaking or simply swimming in the crystal clear Pacific waters. Take a cultural visit to the local village, try your hand at traditional Fijian arts and crafts, enjoy a game of volleyball or table tennis or simply explore the local surrounds hiking the island's stunning trails. Treat yourself to a pamper session with a luxurious massage or simply relax in a perfectly positioned hammock. This intimate resort with a big heart accommodates up to 35 guests with a range of accommodation to suit most budgets. Surround yourself in nature.. Nine Eco safari bures are scattered along the beachfront with spectacular views of the ocean and just a few steps to the waters edge. Known as glamping (glamorous camping) these bures contain all the comforts and little luxuries from home - raised wooden floors, wooden shutters, comfortable queen beds with quality bed linens, and mosquito nets, fan, lamps, en-suite bathroom and a private veranda to sit and take in the natural Maqai beauty. Sit back, relax and unwind-there's no cooking to partake in here- the resort is so remote that this is the only kitchen for miles! A delicious, generous meal plan is part of your stay at Maqai and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll enjoy a range of fresh vegetables picked from the organic garden, sun-kissed tropical fruits, daily baked homemade breads, wood fired pizza, freshly caught fish, and Fijian delicacies including lovo and kokoda. Most dietary requirements can be catered for including gluten free and vegetarian. Simply advise at the time of your booking Getting there:- There are 2 options . Flying; Suva- Taveuni Daily Fiji airways or northern air twice weekly Nadi- Taveuni Fiji airways 3 times daily Ferry Savusavu- Taveuni daily from Buca Bay Suva -Taveuni twice weekly Experience nature at is best in this magnificent secluded island paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maqai Beach Hotel Qamea Island