Maqai Beach Resort
7 nights from $2,390pp
Packages include: return flights ex Auckland to Nadi, domestic flights Ex Nadi to Taveuni Island, transfers, 7 nights accommodation in a beachfront bure, all meals and 7 x Boat trips to Maqai reef or purple wall.
FREE: 1 hour Fijian Coco Massage. Non-surfer rate from $2,250pp.
Qamea is a land of tropical mountains, rainforest, white sand beaches and true Fijian villages. It has life and culture and traditional island atmosphere. Maqai has a beautiful beach enclosed by two rocky points, overlooking multiple reef breaks and set at the base of virgin jungle mountainside.
Maqai Beach presents a one-of-a-kind cultural and adventure experience in this new and remote location. They offer a rare style of tourism that is very much integrated with local custom and lifestyle. The Maqai crew is a young, fun loving group of remarkable locals who wish to share their island homeland with their guests.
Qamea Island is in the beautiful north-eastern Fiji Islands. To reach Qamea Island - quick and easy- take a flight direct from Nadi to Taveuni Airport. Flights leave 3 times a day and take about 1 hour. Their Eco-Bures are 100% beachfront! Eco-Bures are stylized safari/Beach huts, purpose built for the outer island Fiji climate. There are eight bures speckled along the beach and nestled under the leaning palms. The rear view is of a jungle laden mountainside and the front deck overlooks masses of colourful tropical ocean. Furnishings include comfy dressed beds, deck chairs, clean rain water flush toilets and shower ensuite.
All food is served in the Sand Bar and Café. Meals are a combination of vegetables from the on-sight organic garden as well as local farmer's markets.. Fresh fish is on the menu, when they catch it (often). Meal inspirations and recipes come from the local Fijian village home as well as popular favourites across the globe. On special occasions, the Maqai crew do a Lovo night (a meal cooked in an underground fire pit) or a Big BBQ feast.
There is a zone for planning your activities and adventures, an office for web surfing and book exchange and a little shop selling snacks and juice etc. You'll often hear laughter singing and guitars keeping alive the island atmosphere.
In the months of November to June, the reefs in front of Maqai become a surfer's paradise. No crowds, warm water, lefts and rights, it's a surfers dream… You can also score great surf, sometimes, in the off season, and the conditions can get good as early as October (through till June). The right-hander provides a long clean wall that can be surfed from waist high to triple-overhead, with a wide barrel at the take-off if you want to get deep, and easy barrels on the inside before it backs off into a workable face - it's good for surfers from intermediate through to professional skill levels.
The left-handers provide challenging waves for the more experienced surfers; some pro-surfer guests dubbed one "Little Pipeline" in reference to the legendary Pipeline on Hawaii’s North Shore. The freedom of surfing unlimited and unchallenged waves in Fiji is a rare experience - surfing in this part of Fiji is still somewhat undiscovered.
The resort is located in the middle of a cluster of dive sites that are incredible. Most are within a 10 min boat ride away. They are pristine and relatively undiscovered as our remote location has distant proximity from the main operators in the area. Dive the spectacular reefs of Qamea and also Taveuni's best sites with our local dive team. Courses are available with advance booking recommended.
PRICES ARE IN NZ$. Please note most of these prices are ex Auckland and subject to currency fluctuations, flight availability and dates of travel. High season surcharges may apply.