My review will probably not come close to describing just how special this place is. I have never experienced anything like it in my life, and I have been blessed to be able to travel to some amazing places in the world. It the only trip that has caused me to actually shed a tear as we pulled away on our boat to the sounds of 20+ staff members singing to us on the beach. I have actually had three dreams about going back. Before you go on, know that you can not go wrong if you decide to go to Qamea.
When my fiancé and I were deciding on a place to spend our honeymoon, I must admit that this type of trip was the last thing on my mind. I am not much of a beach or pool guy, and the prospect of spending 7 days on an island without any connection to the rest of the world was something that I could not comprehend. Then you tack on the fact that this would be one of the largest purchases of my life, and you can see how easily one could wonder, is this the right choice. Well, I decided that rather than focus on the cost of the vacation, I would focus on what my fiancé wanted, and that this would be an investment in a relationship that would last the rest of my life. Over my last 8 years working in the finance world, it turned out to be the best investment I have ever made.
Qamea is a hidden jewel. It is simply one of the most beautiful places on the planet that is run by some of the most wonderful people you will ever meet. People that you can tell really love what they do, and their first priority is to help you create a memory that will undoubtedly last the rest of your life. The island is immaculate, and the setting is surreal. To be honest, I thought I would be bored by day two. Like I said before, I have never been one to sit in the sun for hours. To my surprise, I think in the 7 days we were there, I saw people lying out on the beach twice. The reason for this is that there is far too much to do. Isn’t that amazing? After 7 days there was still so much more we wanted to experience (if you can, stay longer). Each day there are different trips that were all amazing. Every day there was a snorkeling trip to a different location, all loaded with fish that I never knew existed. Snorkeling was new to me, and of course sharks were on my mind. The first day I spent time looking around to make sure they weren’t around. By the third day I was actively looking for them, and on day 4 had my first sighting. It was awesome (they leave you alone, don’t worry)! The guides who go with you don’t just swim around, they take pride in showing you the key surroundings, and point out amazing sea life that you would have just cruised by. We were also fortunate to experience scuba diving for the first time in our lives, and I in my opinion it is an absolute must. The dive master is a great guy and a great teacher.
The food is out of this world. I am a guy who likes to eat, and I like variety. This is another thing that I was apprehensive about. To my surprise, each day there was an amazing selection from the menu, all fresh, and all presented like you are in a five star restaurant. So if that is a concern of yours, forget about it. My wife and I would each order something different so we could experience it all. They even had some cooking classes that we participated in that were great fun. And if you decide you want something that reminds you of home, just ask for a burger. They will make if for you on the spot, and they are great.
The island is immaculate. You can tell they take great pride in grooming the grounds each day. Our bure was one of the new honeymoon bures, and it was perfect. If you can, request to stay in the last honeymoon bure on the beach. It is tucked away at the end of the island, and is in my opinion the best location on the beach. It has an outdoor shower and hot tub, which are perfect for a honeymoon!!!!! But if you don’t stay in this bure, we visited all the friends we made bures, and they are all great.
That brings me to my last point. The friends we made. We are still in contact with them. How many trips have you taken in your life where you made friends you keep in touch with? Everyone is having such a great time that it is difficult to not create a bond. Every night people from all over the world come together to eat, share stories about their day, and drink some of the best island cocktails that you have ever had. I could go on and on about this place, but as I said at the beginning, there are not enough words to describe it. It is a perfect choice for any type of romantic vacation, and I would recommend it to anyone. We flew from Boston, MA across the world to get to this place, and we will do it again one day soon. Make the investment. It will never stop paying dividends.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I have tons of pics I would be happy to share. We shot our pictures on the highest resolution and unfortunatly to large in disk space to load. email@example.com
- 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