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Maqai Beach

P.O. Box 65 Matei, Qamea Island, Taveuni Island, Fiji


  • 60%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The moment you set eyes on Qamea island, Maqai will be sure to capture your heart and take your breath away.
Imagine a tranquil tropical island paradise among a backdrop of rain forest, coconut palms swaying, an unspoiled stretch of white sandy beach, magnificent coral reefs and crystal blue warm waters with the friendliest people in the world – this is Maqai.
Do come and join us!

Maqai offers a range of accommodation to suit most needs. Select from beachfront bures or Dormitory accommodation.

Located on the first floor our 10 bed Treetop Dormitory is spacious and offers bunk beds with mosquito nets, fans, shared bathroom facilities, private veranda and is set in a tropical rain forest with stunning 360 degree vistas of the ocean and surrounding area.

Our 4 bed shared bures with en suite bathroom and private deck, set in the lush garden with sea views will have you living in style.

Come and discover glamping..
GLAMPING (verb) = glamorous + camping. these 10 Safari cabins are located just a few steps above the water and contain all the little luxuries from home. Raised wooden floor, private veranda with deck chairs, en-suite bathroom, comfy beds with mosquito nets and fans, quality bed linen.

Our Safari cabins accommodate 1- 4 persons, ( 2 adults and up to 2 children under 12 years). Located along the water front and nestled among palms included is a private deck out front to watch the waves and enjoy the vistas, and an en suite bathroom at the rear.

The Sand Bar is the heart of the resort with plenty of room to relax under the big roof. With leather chairs, mahogany tables and a white sandy floor and lounge area. This is where everyone comes to dine and mingle and share stories with guests and locals.
You’ll often hear laughter singing and guitars keeping alive the island atmosphere.
Evening entertainment involves live music and a traditional kava session three times weekly. We often have dancing, bonfires, fire spinning shows and fun games for the children and adults alike.

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 is varied and 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.

$40 for children under 12 years
Adults $75.00
Per Person per day inclusive of taxes.

Within the sand bar there is also a newly appointed cafe serving snacks, delicious freshly baked cakes, toasted sandwiches, tea and coffee, smoothies and beverages.
Relax, unwind and mingle at our new island bar. Our bar staff will mix you up a cocktail, mocktail or whatever you desire.

Your holiday with us can be action packed or totally relaxed – your choice! There is so much to see and explore. From hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, pampering, village visits, traditional craft making, picnics and surfing
.Surfers – this is a surfers paradise, Maqai reef pass is located directly offshore, you cant stay any closer than our resort - a short boat ride will have you surfing Fijis hottest new surf spot and if you have always wanted to learn to surf - a learner’s wave is located in front of the resort.

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, use fresh spring water from the mountains, recycle, reuse and reduce our waste.
Do come and join us for a holiday of a life time in this truly unspoiled and undiscovered paradise, Northern Islands of Fiji.
Arrive as a guest and depart as a friend.

At the sandbar there is also an area for planning your activities, adventures and travel. Irene and Cathy, our friendly and knowledgeable travel desk assistants will assist you planning with what’s to see and do on Qamea and the island of Taveuni. There is so much to do from, snorkeling safaris, village trips, snorkeling, diving, jungle hikes, picnics, Bouma Fall visit, Lavena Coastal walk Black pearl farm visit, surf lessons, surf trips. Fijian massage or simply lie in a hammock and read a book or do nothing!

To reach Qamea Island from Nadi, there are 2 options- Flight or ferry.

Option 1- FLY
Quick and easy .........
Flights from Nadi to Taveuni Island go 2-3 times daily.
Flights out of Suva fly twice weekly
Northern Air Ph (679) 3475 005

Option 2- FERRY
Cheap and adventurous.....
Make your own way to Walu Bay in the Capital City of Suva. Ferry to Taveuni Island departs from Walu Bay on Tuesdays and Fridays. The trip is an overnight journey. Economy tickets are F$60-70 p.p. and sleeper cabins are also available on the 'Lomaiviti Princess' - we recommend this option for your comfort.

We will meet you at Matei airport Taveuni and transfer you tour resort. A short car and boat ride will have you at Maqai in an hour. We can also meet you from the ferry dock.
Transfers Return $110,00 per adult from Matei Airport Taveuni Children under 12 years
Transfers Return $140.00 per adult from Taveuni Ferry Landing Children under 12 yrs $80.00

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  • Latest Review

    Way too expensive, minimum 100F$ a Day, food is good but not special, no wifi at all, bring your own Drinks to the island, Not at all how they discribed it, good diving, ask for passionfruits, frogs everywhere, beautiful beach, quangalai was better and visit lavena village, I got adopted there, nadi 5$ cinema ticket, 'chillo' ' fijitime' love Fiji
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  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable. A meal plan is compulsory if staying at Maqai Beach resort Adults FJD$85.00 Local transfers form Matei airport to Maqai beach Resort $FJD110 Please contact the resort for your travel details

Maqai Beach Located at P.O. Box 65 Matei, Qamea Island, Taveuni Island.
Maqai Beach
Taveuni Island P.O. Box 65 Matei, Qamea Island
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Maqai Beach
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