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Qamea Resort and Spa, Fiji

Low-key will unlock the door to luxury and rest so pure you feel it creep into every nook and cranny of your soul at the Qamea Resort & Spa. In fine Fiji fashion, this truly boutique resort takes only a handful of grown-up guests at a time and sends them starry-eyed to their private bure tucked between the palms and the song of the sea. This is a place where the tick of time is replaced with sublime surf sessions, five-star diving, and sweet kava ceremonies beneath the purple shadows of South Pacific peaks.

Ideal for Couples and Families with Teens

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Island Paradise

Ultimate Luxury

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Recreation Activities

Close proximity to surrounding surf breaks

Luxury Spa

LOCATION

Qamea Island, Taveuni, Fiji

GETTING THERE

Wayfarers Atlas can make your journey to Qamea Resort and Spa as seamless as possible.

AIRPORT – Nadi International Airport

TRANSFER – Fiji is a place where even the journey is a part of what makes her fine. After touching down to your first taste of tropical sights in the larger Nadi International Airport, it’s a short and sweet 80-minute connecting flight to Taveuni. If you squint into the horizon, you may be able to see your small sugar island of Qamea only a few miles away. A warm welcome awaits as you are escorted from airstrip to speedboat for the private 20-minute transfer. Wave farewell to your luggage which will be whipped overland in an air-conditioned van, leaving you footloose and fancy-free for a true island style arrival. With no landing dock in sight, guests are invited to wade gently to shore – it’s all part of the fabulous fun of Fiji.

IDEAL TIME OF YEAR

 

WEATHER – Dry Season – May to October

SURF SEASON – November to April

CLIMATE

Whatever page the calendar lands on, you can be sure of sultry days and milky starlit nights in Fiji. This tantalizing tropical paradise doesn’t shy away from warm temperatures and the touch of sunlight on skin. Even in the winter months of July and August, the warmth rarely falls below 25 degrees Celsius. The summer months of November to April can bring bright bursts of showers which quickly turn to steam with the high humidity.

“The lullaby of the lagoon, four-poster beds in private bures, and intimate surf and spa action make space for falling in love again at this Fijian fantasy."

RATES

All Inclusive Option Available

QUICK FACTS

Intimate Retreat

Popular with Couples

Children Over 12 Welcome

Please note – Qamea’s surf guiding and coaching service is only available from November to April when surf conditions are at there best. Outside of this timeframe, the seasonal trade winds shift and wave quality deteriorates making conditionals unsuitable surfing.

GUEST SERVICES

Concierge service

Full-Service Spa

24-hour Front Desk

Tour desk

Laundry and pressing service

SURF SNAPSHOT

Three quality surf breaks located within a 15-minute boat ride from the resort.

NEED TO KNOW

Complimentary WIFI

FACILITIES

DINING

Beautiful Bure Kalau sits at the epicentre of this stunning resort, inviting guests to wine and dine against a backdrop of birdsong and the ocean breeze. The warm timber deck is the perfect spot for pre-dinner cocktails or to sip and swirl the range of beautiful wines from neighbouring Australia and New Zealand. For those who don’t want to get locked into dining with their feet in the sand at the beachfront restaurant – you can choose to dine wherever the mood takes you; beside the pool or back in the comfort and privacy of your own room. Fresh local and seasonal produce is the name of the game at Qamea; expect bright and beautiful dishes comprised of gifts from the garden, the land and the sea. Red snapper grilled to flaky perfection, watermelon and feta to freshen the palate, and a daily afternoon tea for those who adore adding a touch of sweetness to the afternoon.

POOLSIDE

Taking inspiration from the lilt of the lagoon, the sparkle of the outdoor pool is all-natural stone ridges, impossibly blue cool waters, and sun-loungers framed by lush jungle colours. Pool cabanas with thatched ceilings provide long shadows of shade during the afternoon heat, and guests are more than welcome to drink and dine, snooze and read, and splash to their heart’s delight.

SPA & WELLNESS

Consistently collecting accolades and awards for being the best luxury spa resort in Fiji – the Jungle Spa at Qamea is a sanctuary of sublime sensory experiences. Al fresco treatment rooms invite the shifting fair-trade winds from the sea, the cracked vanilla scent of local blooms, and the melody of birdsong to create a soundtrack for hands-on healing practise. From oxygen inspired facial therapies to soothing milk and honey rituals with hot stones, hibiscus wraps, and synchronized four-hand massages – the spa takes its inspiration from the wilds of the Fijian landscape.

ADULT TIME

Qamea is a place where romance is stashed away in every corner making it a perfect spot for grown-up fun. The resort invites children over 12 to stay, ensuring that adults get the sweet serenity, rest and play they have been waiting for. With only a maximum of 30 guests at the resort at one time, Qamea is far from the crush – meaning lashings of space to stroll and surf and find your own slice of paradise on these lesser-known shores of Fiji.

ACCOMMODATION

With only a handful of villas available (15 to be precise), each of the traditional Fijian Bures boast their own dedicated carved out patch amidst the 100-acre property of Qamea. Weaving together traditional elements with a modernist appeal creates a space where guests can breathe easy, inspired by the delights of five-star simplicity. Cathedral-like thatched roofs, a balance of cotton and timber, and decks that offer swaying hammocks and sunset views ensure that every day is a meander into magic.

BEACHFRONT BURE

The beachfront bure pays homage to traditional Fijian grace with its hand-polished mahogany floor and local artwork adorning the walls. 65 square meters of space has been lovingly dressed in luxurious Egyptian linens and bright splashes of colour offset by a soothing minimalist backdrop. European style bathrooms come complete with fluffy robes for snuggles as soon as you step out of the open-air garden showers. A large covered veranda is without a doubt one of the spots where you will spend most of your time – sipping cocktails, watching the sky change colour with the rise and fall of the sun, and swaying in the hammock.

HONEYMOON BURE

The hush of a honeymoon hideaway awaits starry-eyed couples who choose these sandy shored bures. The delight is certainly in the details at these whimsical 85 square meter wonders where four-poster beds invite long nights, and jacuzzi pools in the courtyard beg for champagne celebrations beneath milky soft starlight. Ocean views and instant sand access encourage barefoot living – as soon as you arrive – kick off your shoes and stay that way until you leave Fiji. Room service comes as standard, turning your beachside deck with privacy curtains into your own restaurant, bar, and amazing arena to reconnect with nature, each other, and the elements of nirvana.

ROYAL BEACH HOUSE

Occupying the finest real estate at the far end of the bleached white sands, the Royal Beach House Bures are every inch a credit to their regal name. A staggering 1600 square meters of space ensures palatial like room to sprawl and play. Rich mahogany, sandstone tiles that cool beneath the feet, and specially commissioned art and the worlds finest linens all add up to curate seamless surroundings. No stone of luxury has been left unturned – from the iPod docking stations to the plasma TV screens and the bright burst of air conditioning, every shade of comfort has been considered. Moving outside and the deck greets the oceans edge – a private pool, outdoor living space, and heated jacuzzi keeps the mood high. Italian bathroom fixtures and double occupancy rooms are also a great option for families or couples sharing their Fijian experience together.

YOUNG WAYFARER HIGHLIGHTS

Family-friendly excursions

Family villas available

 

CHILDREN

Being an exclusive adults-only resort and with mythology steeped in romance and rare delights -the Qamea Resort and Spa invites all those with Little Wayfarers over the age of 12 to come and stay. Older Wayfarers will have a ton of fun with a plethora of adrenaline-based activities and cultural wonders to choose from.

RECOMMENDED ROOMS

The 2 Bedroom Royal Beach House is an excellent choice for families travelling with younger Wayfarers. Offering epic amounts of space and a fantastic balance of shared living and privacy, everyone can find their own corner to call their own. A private pool and instant access to the sandy beach also gifts everyone the chance to enjoy island independence – a must for teens.

FACILITIES

As Qamea has an over 12 years old policy, the resort doesn’t need a kid’s club or dedicated facilities to keep Little Wayfarers entertained. Your teenagers are sure to adore access to Fiji’s only five-star PADI diving centre, the chance to surf wild and wonderful breaks, waterfall jumping in beautiful Bouma, intrepid jungle hikes, and cool cultural encounters that deepen their understanding of fascinating Fiji and its people.

SWIMMING POOL

The lagoon, the ocean, and some Bures with their own private pools – your younger Wayfarers have more than enough space to snorkel and splash.

MEALS

With all-inclusive food options at Qamea and a dedicated kitchen team who can cater for just about any diet – no matter how frivolous, fussy, or full on adventurous everyone’s tastebuds are – culinary cool awaits you.

HEALTH

Get in touch with your local Travel Doctor for up to date health information, precautions and travel advice for your destination, including information regarding clean drinking water.

DOCTOR DOCTOR

Medical facilities available in a neighbouring village and a hospital on Taveuni.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Not compulsory

For peace of mind, we recommend travel insurance that includes medical evacuation.

 

THINGS THAT BITE

Mozzies can be found in paradise too.

Refer to the World Health Organisation or the US CDC for information on Mosquito-borne and other insect-borne diseases.

TOP THINGS TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

Sublime Surfing – Partnering with surf pioneers at Tropicsurf, the Qamea Resort delivers you to dream breaks. North Fiji is a playground for rare and remote surf breaks where you may never see another set of fins in sight. Find long rights, billowing barrels, and even some soft breaks for those who want to boost their confidence in the water.

Fijian Cultural night at Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji

Cultural Encounters – Steeped in community and tradition, cultural encounters at Qamea are very special indeed. From partaking in the all-important Kava Ceremony to attending a Sunday church service, visiting the local village, and losing your senses in the special Meke song, fire and dance rituals – this is your chance for finding the Fijian spirit.

Guest enjoying a spa treatment at Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji

Award Winning Spa – Recognition for The Jungle Spa at Qamea runs deep with a handful of awards noting its attentive service and luscious list of treatments. Healing hands bring together the power of Fijian hospitality and island fresh ingredients for health and beauty treatments that will send you dizzy with delight.

World-class diving at Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji

Divine Diving – Boasting one of the only five-star PADI diving schools in the area puts Qamea on the map for those keen to sink down and discover the delights of the iridescent ocean. There are plenty of world-class diving sights within ten minutes of the resort – from the famed Long Yellow Wall to Rainbow Reef, your eyes will be convinced they are being deceived by the kaleidoscopic splendour.

THINGS TO DO AT QAMEA RESORT AND SPA

Exploring the surrounding landscape at Qamea Resort & Spa, Fiji

WATERFALL PARK

The Bouma National Waterfall Park is a heritage gem; a place where lush rainforests part to make way for soft lit lagoons and tumbling falls. Take the trail past bursting floral colours, swim in the scenic rivers, and plunge into the frothing white-water world.

Exploring the surrounding beaches at Qamea Resort & Spa, Fiji

PRIVATE BEACH PICNICS

Every day brings heart-shaped honeymoon vibes at the Qamea Resort. Let the dedicated team pick a perfect stretch of sand just for you and spend the afternoon indulging in horizon views and gourmet food. A blanket, an award-winning bottle of wine, and a basket brimming with sweet and savoury chef treats is the only way to lunch.

Kava Ceremony at Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji

KAVA CEREMONY

The weekly Kava Ceremony is a must-attend experience, especially for those who want to get closer to Fijian culture. Guests are invited not only to stand by and watch but to assist in the methodology of turning the revered root into a drink to be savoured and celebrated by local warriors.

Guests doing Yoga at Qamea Island, Fiji

YOGA CLASSES

Breathe, stretch and let warm skin bask in the sunlight – yoga is the perfect accompaniment to finding your balance in Fiji. The Qamea Resort and Spa offers daily group or private sessions for those who want to tumble into child’s pose or delight in front row ocean views from their downward dog. Pair your yoga sessions with sublime personalized spa treatments to complement your wellness journey.

SURFING

Resident Tropicsurf guides are more than well acquainted with the surrounding breaks and barrelling waves that grace the islands of Fiji. Whether a beginner or advanced, from the Qamea Resort you have access to some of the best surf breaks, Fiji has to offer. Between November and April, you can enjoy warm waters and the uncrowded breaks of the outer reefs.
Qamea’s ‘ticket to ride’ will take you to the best break for your level – from gnarly grinding barrels to deep water pockets, everyone can get their fill of saltwater glory.

TICKET TO RIDE

Your basic ‘Perfect Wave’ Ticket to Ride entitles you to:

  • One boat transfer per day (3.5 hours with towels and Pure Qamea water provided)
  • Expert guidance and water safety
  • Coaching tips in water from expert coach (optional)
  • Complimentary use of stand-up paddleboards
  • Daily surf report
  • Access to booties, wax, sunscreens, rash guards, towels, water, reef-safe leashes
  • Board valet service

A range of Firewire surfboards, both short and longboards are available to hire at the resort.

Those looking to learn to surf at Qamea will do so under the guidance for fully qualified instructors. Mellow lagoon sessions will help you find your feet before advancing to more challenging conditions.

NEED TO KNOW

Qamea’s surf guiding and coaching service is only available from November to April when surf conditions are at there best. Outside of this timeframe, the seasonal trade winds shift and wave quality deteriorates making conditionals unsuitable surfing.
Your journey to Qamea will require an internal scenic flight from Nadi to Taveuni with Fiji Airways. Surfboards can be taken on the flight. However, they can’t guarantee that your surfboard will fit on the small aircraft and may not arrive at your destination when you do. Larger items will incur an additional fee, and size restrictions do apply. Confirm at time of booking.

SURROUNDING BREAKS

Maqui – 15 minutes from the resort, this consistent right-hander is ideal for intermediate to advanced surfers. The wave offers three sections – sit deep, and you will find yourself slotting into perfect barrels before the wave opens up to a rippable face before finishing on a mellow end section that peters off into deeper water. Surfers can choose the right section of the wave that suits their ability.

Surfing at Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji
Surfing at Qamea Resort & Spa, Fiji
Surfing at Qamea Resort & Spa, Fiji

SURF SEASON

November to April

ABILITY LEVEL

Beginner to Advanced

CROWD FACTOR

Low

MAXIMUM SURFERS

Unlimited

DOMINANT BREAK TYPE

Reef Break

Direct access to surf break

No direct access to waves

Boat transfers to surrounding breaks

Coaching & Guiding

Equipment Rental

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