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Qamea Resort and Spa is located on Qamea Island, a private island just off the coast of Taveuni. The intimate boutique resort caters to a maximum of 34 adults, with only 17 luxuriously appointed and air conditioned villas (bures) nestled among swaying coconut palms and verdant tropical gardens. Set amidst 100 acres of lush tropical landscaped gardens, bushland, and jagged volcanic South Pacific mountains that soar behind the property, the entire resort fronts onto a private white sand beach over a kilometre in length.
A stay at Qamea is pure bliss! The private and romantic bures and beach houses, coupled with the only Guinot Spa in the South Pacific will have you immersed in a state of immediate relaxation. For more active guests, scuba diving is organised by the resort’s PADI 5 star dive shop, there’s snorkelling just off the resort, and daily activities ranging from catered picnic lunches at cascading jungle waterfalls to invigorating coastal and mountain hikes.
The resort is committed to luxury, sustainability and social responsibility, along with the preservation of the stunningly natural environment, culture and tradition of Fiji. Qamea Resort and Spa is the perfect destination for both divers and non-divers seeking an exclusive and unique, authentic Fijian island experience without sacrificing luxury or service.
The resort welcomes guests over 12 years of age. Children under 12 years of age are permitted only if the entire resort is booked by one group.
Getting to Qamea requires a flight with Fiji Airways or Island Hoppers from Nadi or Suva to Matei Airport on Taveuni Island. After an 80 minute scenic flight over breathtaking azure blue waters, coral reefs and deserted islands you will land in Taveuni where a resort representative will be waiting to greet you. Your baggage will be loaded into the air conditioned transport van then you will be whisked away on a 20 minute drive through the lush tropics and local villages of Taveuni Island to the resort’s landing where Qamea’s boat will be waiting for you. There is no dock at the landing so be prepared to get your feet wet! From here it is a further 8 minutes by boat from the landing to the resort.
Upon arrival at Qamea Resort & Spa you will be greeted by the resort’s friendly staff for check-in and escorted to your bure when your vacation will truly begin!
At the centre of Qamea Resort and Spa is the Bure Kalau, which serves as the central meeting place for guests. Here you will be served fresh gourmet meals made from the finest local and international ingredients as well as complimentary afternoon tea with freshly baked pastries. The large covered patio that circles the dining room and full service bar is a great place to relax and recharge with a cocktail or a wine from the extensive wine selection from the resort’s wine cellar. An intimate dining experience can also be organised under the private dining gazebo or on the private deck of your bure.
Lounge the day away on the beach or by the swimming pool. Alternatively, sweat it out in the resort’s gym. Qamea also offers a range of complimentary amenities such as kayaks, snorkelling, stand up paddle boards, volleyball, croquet and giant chess board.
The PADI Dive Centre offers try dives and scuba courses, guided boat dives and scuba gear rental.
At the Surf Shack, guests have access to a range of board hire, wetsuits, booties, wax, rash guards, towels and expert guiding by the resident Tropic Surf guides between the months of November and April.
Yoga classes are run on the purpose built yoga platform. For full benefits, yoga sessions are best taken in conjunction with a spa treatment at the Jungle Spa which offers a full menu of facial and body treatments.
There is free wireless internet in the restaurant and dining room at slow data speed. High speed internet access is available for a small fee. The library has books and a selection of games. Laundry service, gift shop, wedding and honeymoon packages are also offered.
All rooms are beachfront, fully air conditioned, fan cooled, have large modern European bathrooms with romantic outdoor river stone showers, (except the Oceanview Bure where there is an indoor shower only), polished mahogany hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, separate living area, 4 poster canopy bed, large covered deck with outdoor furniture and hammock.
Amenities include beach bag, beach & bath towels, toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, soaps and lotion, bath robes and slippers, hair dryer, mini bar, French Press coffee and tea & safety deposit box.
1 x OceanviewBure :65 sq/mtr traditional Fijian thatched roof with full ocean view - Max 3 adults.
10 x Beachfront Bures :65 sq/mtr traditional Fijian thatched roof with full ocean and beach view - Max 3 adults.
1 x Honeymoon Villa :110 sq/mtr traditional Fijian style bi-level villa with outdoor river stone courtyard with shower and and Jacuzzi spa, upper level bedroom and lower level lounge both facing the sea with access to the large verandah. - Max 4 adults.
2 x Honeymoon Bures :85 sq/mtr set at the far end of the beach with commanding ocean, beach and lagoon views, lush tropical private garden courtyard with natural stone Jacuzzi spa pool, private covered and canopied day bed on the beach - Max 2 adults.
3 x Royal Beach Houses :150 sq/mtr set at the end of the beach offering absolute privacy, luxury and stunning views featuring a spacious bedroom and a living area with high quality furniture. All have their own private plunge pool on an expanded sunning deck reaching to the beach edge with heated Jacuzzi spa and a large romantic daybed, 42” plasma screen TV, DVD (multi-zone) player, and stereo with an i-Pod docking station and telephone. One of the Beach Houses has 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is perfect for two couples travelling together or a family with adult children - Max 4 adults.
Complimentary activities include incredible snorkelling right off the resort, kayaking, snorkel gear, paddle boarding, weekly Kava Ceremony and traditional Meke performance, island walks/hikes, volleyball, and Sunday church services.
Other activities from the resort include scuba diving, snorkelling at the nearby reefs a short boat ride away, surfing (in season) and sport fishing.
Tours can be arranged around Qamea Island including boat tours to secluded beaches with a picnic lunch, or jungle hikes and bird watching. Tours to Taveuni Island include Boumea National Waterfall Park, Lavena Nature Walk, Wailoa Lagoon Pearl Farm tour.
Most of Qamea’s dive sites are within a quick and easy 10 minute boat ride from the resort. These dive sites house some of the most healthy hard coral gardens you will ever see. The variety is vast, and you will fill your eyes with gigantic Acroporas of table and staghorn corals. Most dive sites around Qamea have some current present.
Charter dives are also offered further afield to the world renowned White Wall and Rainbow Reef in the Somosomo Straits, and to the stunning Yellow Wall. The cost to reach these sites will depend on how many divers are traveling on the boat (maximum 6 divers).
Three separate vertical walls with thick concentrations of purple soft corals. Currents can be fast, therefore the fish activity is great! More banded sea snakes have been seen here than at other sites. Depth: 15 – 18 metres
Currents can be swift. An exciting and fish filled active drift. Descend among a school of chevron barracudas, lush soft corals, and numerous large schools of tropical fish. White tips are common. Mid-way, the dive swirls around two large pinnacles with large concentrations of purple soft corals and swarms of orange anthias. At the end of dive, there are 2-3 baby white tip sharks resting in the sand under a large coral head. Depth: 13 – 30 metres
The perfect place to do fish ID and with corals as far as the eye can see this site is a visual beauty with a patch of resident garden eels. Depth: 12 - 24 metres
A large pinnacle. The top of reef is at 8 metres but slopes down to over 34 metres. A school of chevron barracuda are usually seen. Divers are engulfed in large schools of fusiliers and jacks as they cascade over the top of the pinnacle. Large sea fans and soft corals abound. Currents can be quite strong. Large colonies of blue tipped anemones with anemone fish on the lee side of pinnacle. Depth: 8 – 30 metres