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Caloundra, Australia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this resort as its location is straight across from the surf. The accommodation looked comfortable and the view was unreal. We were cruising Fiji on our Yatch so pulled in on our dingy, this is the first time I've posted on TripAdvisor regarding Fiji. This resort supports villages on Taveuni and employ local people, a beautiful family and superb... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maqai is a special place, natural, idyllic and genuine. We loved the snorkelling, surfing, jungle walks, hermit crabs, amazing shell island, trips to waterfalls & natural water slides, lots of ping pong & hammock time! I have to say that the food absolutely blew me away, taste sensations like i'd never experienced before & an absolute pleasure! Not to mention... More 

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1 Thank Nikki O
Jeff G, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review Nikki!...we are all glad you guys had such a great time here, and we hope you do consider returning someday with the family for some more fun!...Best regards from all of us here at Maqai, and we hope you have a peaceful and happy festive season! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Maqai for 5 days and it was one of the most magical experiences of my life! It is so beautiful and peaceful and I really felt like I was living on a deserted paradise. The staff are incredibly welcoming and friendly. The owner was very kind and I felt totally taken care of. The food is delicious... More 

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Jeff G, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Heather for such a nice review!...we all really enjoyed having you here at Maqai and we hope you carry on to be a very good surfer! Have a wonderful Festive Season and a big 'BULA!!' from all of us here. More 

Paia, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I loved staying at Maqai! I stayed for 10 nights and felt like I was part of the Maqai family by the time I left. Jeff, the manager, was very warm and entertaining, with many engaging stories. The food, by head chef Lucy and sous chef Mba, was incredible--for the most part, they cooked Western food, but my favorite dishes... More 

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MaqaiBeachEcoResort, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Bula Natasha, From all the Maqai Team, vinaka vaka levu for your kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we enjoyed your company. Lusi and Baseva our cooks are very proud that you enjoyed their cooking so much. We are real foodies at Maqai! Bale was very impressed with your dedication to... More 

Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Everything was wonderful! Super clean & comfortable accommodation, lovely friendly knowledgeable staff, good food, Maqai beach & the great surf coaching! I'll be back to this place as soon as I can where it's easy to feel part of the family!

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Maqai_Director, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Bula Josie, Thank you for your kind review. We thoroughly enjoyed your company at Maqai and your yoga teachings. We are currently in the steps of offering yoga retreats at Maqai. We would love to see you back here! Vinaka vaka levu The Maqai team More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a great time at Maqai. Loved that there is limited people allowed to stay made it feel like a real home away from home. Even though thw conditions weren't good for surfing every day they made sure we still had options to do other activities explore the ialand and have a freshly cooked fish on a white sandy beach.... More 

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MaqaiBeachEcoResort, General Manager at Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort, responded to this review

Bula Prue, Thank you for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you, we thoroughly enjoyed all the lively conversation around the dinner table. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Fiji. Vinaka vaka levu, Jeff and the team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I visited not long after cyclone Winston hit and was the only visitor at this time as they had suffered some damage. They were rebuilding the resort. The staff are local Fijians from a nearby village, very honest and kind and from what I understand are paid fairly. They went out of their way to look after me for my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Spent three nights here had a wonderful time. Staff really look after you and the food is excellent. There is a lovely communal atmosphere- a great place to meet other travellers. Lots of activities on offer (some free).

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Waiyevo, Fiji
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I use to visit Maqai all the time when one of the old share holders was running the place, A Mr. Hatherly. So this review is truly years overdue, but from memory Maqai is a beautiful property, with the friendliest staff who Ive made life time friends with and still keep in touch. Most of the workers are from nearby... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

To describe the Maquai Eco Resort as heaven on earth isn’t much of an exaggeration, so long as you’re not the kind of person who’s prone to first-world problems. The resort is particularly popular with the surfing crowd, but has plenty to offer non-surfers as well. Our non-surfing family of three, including a four year-old child, spent a marvelous six... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort

Address: Wainimaqai | Taveuni, Qamea Island 00679, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Qamea Island
Price Range: RM396 - RM1,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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