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Maqai Beach

Hostel | Maqai Beach, Qamea Island, P.O. Box 65, Matei, Taveuni, Fiji 00679

Recent review (07/03/2011)

Andreas Wagner thinks…

"THIS PLACE IS PARADISE!!!!!! we had our place 10ft away from the awesome beach the staff is like family - incredible!!! there`s a reef break where you go by the resorts boat and its even for…"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 31.43

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 2:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Taveuni?

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Winner of 'Top Choice' Award, Lonely Planet Fiji 2012 and TripAdvisor Excellence Award 2013 and 2014, 2015.
The moment you set eyes on Qamea Island, Maqai will be sure to capture your heart and take your breath away. Read more

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About Maqai Beach

Discover the ultimate remote hidden paradise of Fiji - fun, Eco-friendly, culturally immersed and impossibly beautiful. The Maqai tribe (the staff) host the resort with natural, sincere abundance of outer island hospitality. The beachfront property on Qamea Island is nestled between a full lush jungle and a lovely white sandy beach. The tribe are the happiest people on the planet and give the place a radiant, magical atmosphere. It's a new fresh style of small resort that is very Fijian, offers traditional outer island experiences and serves delicious food!

It is a fun, Eco-friendly destination for adventurous travelers and surfers with the happiest staff on Earth. It's a new fresh style of small resort that is very uniquely Fijian, offering a one-of-a-kind traditional outer island experience.

Highly recommended activities include swinging in a hammock, regularly dipping in the ocean, sunbathing where the azure blue water meets the white sand, sipping on fresh green coconuts, hanging out in villages and drinking some kava. More active options include world class snorkeling, diving, fishing, hiking the incredible rainforest that surround Maqai and surfing. Village visits , volleyball, kayaking.

Accommodation is 100% beachfront... in Eco-Bures (safari cabins). We have 9 and they are nestled under the palms along the beachfront. Eco-Bures are furnished with comfy dressed beds, lazy deck chairs, rainwater flush toilets, rainwater showers and are just a few meters from the ocean.

Maqai food is delicious! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is prepared with a combination of vegetables harvested fresh from our on-sight organic garden as well as from the local farmer's markets. Fresh catch seafood is often on the menu and meal inspirations and recipes come from the local Fijian village home as well as popular favorites across the globe. Tea/coffee is available all day as well as fresh fruit. On special occasions, the Maqai crew does a Lovo night or a big BBQ feast.

Accommodation Information

Maqai offers a range of accommodation from beachfront bures to Dormitory accommodation.

Our 3 bed shared bures with en suite bathroom and private deckwith sea views will have you living in style.

Come and discover glamping..
9 Safari cabins are located just a few steps from the ocean and nestled among palms these safari tents are kitted out with all the little luxuries from home a raised wooden floor, private veranda with deck front to watch the waves and enjoy the vistas, en-suite bathroom, mosquito nets, fans, and quality bed linen.
Accommodate 1- 4 persons, (2 adults and up to 2 children under 12 years).

Meal plan is mandatory if staying at Maqai Beach Resort Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
Daily Meal Plan per person Adults FJD$89.00
Local airport transfers Matei airport to Maqai beach Resort $FJD150
Please contact the resort with your travel details 72 hours prior to arrival

Location Information

Qamea Island is a white sandy beach paradise in the North-East of the Fiji Islands. Maqai Beach is located on a 300m beach overlooking 3 surf breaks. Taveuni is the closest main Island and has a whole range of eco-tourism attractions to compliment Maqai.

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 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.

FJD $55 for children 2- 12 years
Adults FJD $89.00
Per Person per day inclusive of taxes.

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