We originally booked for 7 nights but extended to 9 nights because we were having such a great time. Transferring the extra nights from Tuvununu Lodge was easy being sister resorts.
Cathy and all the staff were wonderful, Big Tony, Rosie, Charlie, Sala, Par, Balei, Matau and Tex just to name a few went out of there way to welcome us as part of the Maqai family. Nothing was too much trouble, within reason. Kava every night with live music was a great way to meet everyone. if you want 5 star look somewhere else, but you won't have as much fun.
The village trip was really interesting, at no time did we feel like tourists, they are just friendly people, there were no pushy souvenir traders trying for the hard sell, just quiet island life.
Fiji time rocks, it does take a while to get used to but it's the only way to go for a relaxing holiday. We had a special night on Nanuku Island with friends we had made at Maqai, what an amazing place, just like staying on your own desert island.
My wife and i were very sad to leave and will hopefully be back soon. Till we meet again, love to all our friends there.
Dave & Annette
- 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