Benchmark DetailsDate: 03/31/2020Evaluator: Sam SproalView Bio

Qamea, Taveuni Island
Northern Islands, Fiji
+679 9907761

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Maqai Surf Resort
Qamea Island, Taveuni, Fiji
Rights In The Land of Lefts

Located on picture perfect Qamea island just north of Taveuni, Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort is a must see and do, “off the beaten track” northern Fiji holiday destination. Founded after the resort’s owners heard rumors of amazing surf breaks in the region in 2006, Maqai was quickly established after they rode one of the best right-handers in Fiji—the resort’s namesake.

Although “maqai” (pronounced “munguy”) means “without water” for the local Fijians, you would never know it after staying in one of these beachfront bures set amongst coconut palms with stunning views of the ocean. Waves for all skill levels are right in front of the resort so there are no long boat rides or guessing when the waves will be good—relax at the Sandbar or from your private deck until the conditions are just right.

Participate in beach cleanups with the local villages and meet the beneficiaries of the resort’s education fund for local students. Enjoy organic fruit and vegetables and ask the staff about their coral reef protection program that has been developed over the years by qualified marine scientists (i.e. the resort directors!). 

Yoga, snorkeling, kayaking, and volleyball are always available in between sessions. Learn about the different local plants and their medicinal properties on a guided jungle hike to a panoramic view above the resort. Snorkel an aquaculture pearl farm with the locals in scenic Vurevure Bay or hike to the Tovoroa waterfalls heritage park for some freshwater fun.

Maqai is pending certification from a site visit in March 2020. Due to COVID-19 complications, the evaluation review process has been delayed and we will keep this page updated asap.