Maqai Beach Resort
Voted repeatedly by Scuba Diver magazine as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.
The Somo somo straight situated between Vanua Levu and Taveuni offers spectacular scuba diving. Inside the strait are an abundance of soft corals in every colour imaginable. Diving is year round. Discover an under water wonderland with corals as big as trees, a vast array of tropical fish, eels, anenomes, reef sharks and turtles,
We have partnered with Taveuni Ocean Sports a fantastic family run operation. Pre booking is advised just let us know what you require and we will arrange for you.
Come and discover glamping..
GLAMPING (verb) = glamorous + camping . Our glamped safari tents are located just a few steps above the water with all the little luxuries from home. Raised wooden floor, mosquito nets, fans, lighting, private veranda with seating, en-suite bathroom, comfortable beds, crisp white sheets
All Safari Bures accommodate 1- 4 persons, maximum of 3 adults sharing a room. Select from double, twin or family bure (2 adults and up to 2 children under 12 years). These 10 safari cabins nestled amongst palms are located right on the beachfront, just a few steps to the water with stunning views of the ocean – included is a private deck out front to watch the waves and enjoy the vistas, and an en-suite bathroom at the rear. Live like a local in a ocean front bure in a million dollar setting. Everywhere you look there are stunning vistas.
10 Bed Treetop Dormitory
Stay in our 10 bed mixed Treetop Dormitory accommodation with shared bathroom facilities – it’s set in a tropical rainforest with stunning 360 degree vistas of the ocean and surrounding area. There are 4 bunks and 2 beds- the room is divided in half by a bamboo screen.There’s plenty of space for luggage and a viewing deck at the front and rear. The Treetop Dorm is available on special request for group bookings and suits larger families who wish to rent out the entire floor.
3 Bed Shared Garden Bure
For backpackers and independent travelers who prefer a little more privacy and a touch of luxury our 3 bed shared bures equipped with en suite bathroom and private deck, set in the lush garden with sea views will have you living in style.
Relax and sit back there is no cooking for you to do at Maqai. Meals are part of your stay with us.
A moderately priced daily meal plan at Maqai is required as we are so remote there is no where else to eat on the island.
The menu changes daily you will enjoy fresh organic produce from our onsite organic garden, freshly caught local fish, mouth watering Fijian home made delicacies, Fijian fusion meals and other around the world delicacies.
3 Meals are served daily – continental and cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests with any special dietary requirements are well catered for – just let us know at your time of booking you special dietary. Children under 4 years play and eat free.
The moment your feet hit the sand you will melt and be on Fiji Time! Qamea Island just north of the garden island of Taveuni. is home to Maqai Eco Surf Resort.
You will warmly hosted by our resort manager Unaisi, and her dedicated staff who will do their very best to make sure your holiday is a special and memorable one for you. Come and embrace the “Real Fijian Culture” that the northern islands provide by infusing the guest experience with the cultural, social, and environmental features of the local area. This intimate 5 hectare resort is nestled amongst a backdrop of rain forest, a stretch of private white sandy beach fringed with coconut palms, magnificent coral reefs and crystal blue warm water.
Established in 2009 the resort works in unity with the neighboring Fijian villages. Mums, dads, aunties, uncles, sisters, brothers, and cousins all work here and are very passionate about sharing their culture with guests.
Share in Kava ceremonies, listen and sing along to melodic Fijian music, play volleyball, create jewellery, weave baskets, visit the local villages to experience island life, watch a game of exciting “Fijian” style rugby, or visit the school to see the many smiling young faces who love to meet you.
Our little resort with a big heart maintains the small island Eco values of days gone by. We are proud of our Eco initiatives; we use solar power for energy, grow our vegetables and fruits onsite in our organic garden and also source fro the local village, use fresh spring water from the mountains, reduce, reuse and recycle our waste.
We purchase fresh fish from local fishermen caught daily in the crystal clear and clean waters of Qamea Island. A marine reserve protects the coral reef and fish directly in front of the resort. You may also enjoy reading a book, taking a walk, swimming or sunbathing in tranquil paradise.
Take a day or over-night trip by boat from Maqai Resort to Nanuku Levu Island, where you may be lucky and see turtles laying eggs on the beach or even luckier and see them hatching.
The sandbar is the heart of Maqai Resort with a communal area for dining, mingling and relaxing. It’s here you will also find a tour desk to help you plan your trips, a restaurant, and a café serving snack foods and licensed bar.
Snorkeling and Diving Qamea Island
Maqai Beach is an adventure playground for water lovers, boasting high quality snorkeling offshore. Here you will discover an array of soft corals and a variety of fish species right out in front of the resort (this area is a marine reserve), as well as breath taking world renowned diving spots near the resort. Take a kayak and go exploring the coast by following the sandy bays along the shoreline.
Surfing Maqai Reef Pass
There are a range of waves to choose from near the resort, with a variety of take-offs for intermediate to advanced surfers, and overall very suited to your average level weekend surfer looking for some fun surf on holiday. Fijian surfers claim the wave in front of the resort is the best right-hander in Fiji peeling for 300m.
The most consistent waves are from October to May when the offshore winds are from the north. However, good waves can still be had during the remainder of the year similar to somewhere like Wilkes Pass at this time of year. There is also a learner wave out front of the resort for those who want to give surfing a go.
Fishing Qamea and Taveuni
Taveuni and Qamea Island are well known around the world for spectaular fishing. Our local fishing guides will take you to their secret fishing spots! For those who would like to indulge in big game fishing this can also be arranged.
Fijian Massage and relaxing
Treat yourself to a relaxing Fijian massage using coconut oils infused with natural floral scents. Be pampered either on your private deck or in the resort garden. Of course you could always lie in a hammock and do absolutely nothing!
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Located on picture perfect Qamea island Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort is a must see and do, “off the beaten track” Northern Fiji holiday destination.
Maqai is a private island resort set in 5 acres of rainforest with stunning coral reefs, white sandy beaches and the friendliest people on earth.
Come and discover the real Fiji ……
From Nadi or Suva a short scenic flight will take you North East to the picture perfect and laid back garden island of Taveuni. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our Qamea island paradise. Flight schedules are early morning and afternoon to the island.
Please contact us if you require further information as flights change depending on seasons. Usually an overnight stop over is required in Nadi or Suva, we can assist and advise you on accommodation whatever your budget.
Contact www.fijiairways.com or www.northernair.com.fj for more information.
Alternatively take an overnight ferry from Walu Bay Suva. This ferry goes twice weekly. We recommend the Lomaviti Princess as she has sleeping cabins for your comfort, the sailing time is 18 hours.
On arrival we will greet you at the dock and transfer you to the resort.
Island Transfer Rates:
Prices in Fijian Dollars inc Taxes
RETURN AIRPORT TRANSFER PP ADULT – F$135
RETURN AIRPORT TRANSFER PP CHILD 2 -12 yrs – F$90
RETURN FERRY DOCK TAVEUNI TRANSFER PP ADULT – F$170
RETURN FERRY DOCK TAVEUNI TRANSFER PP 2 -12 YRS – F$110