Check out all the reasons why we think the Qamea Resort & Spa Fiji is a cut above the rest when it comes to fantastic adults-only Fiji holidays!
When you want a quiet, remote hideaway which is breathtakingly beautiful for you and your partner… there are a lot of options! What, you thought we were going to say this is the only one and… caught you! No, there are many, many such wonderful options to choose from when you want a special getaway with a loved one. Still, the Qamea (pronounced Gamea with a heavy ‘g’!) Resort is just special. Why? Well, read on!
See, Hideaway Holidays’ South Pacific Specialists are experienced travel operators. They know what sets a resort apart from others based on scores of parameters compared across hundreds of its brethren. When you’re looking for an adults-only getaway, there are several factors which make a holiday from just a holiday to ‘wow’. In short, these factors are location, draw, accommodations, experiences, wining and dining and hospitality.
Qamea Resort & Spa, Fiji is amongst the few adults-only boutique resorts which get the scores maxed out.
Amongst Fiji’s 333 big and small islands, only one of them is referred to as the ‘Garden Island’ – Taveuni. This island is unique because of its incredible beauty, isolation, variety of flora and fauna, its white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and a marine zone. It’s a 6/5, basically. Qamea Fiji is set on its own island next to Taveuni. All the positives, none of the cons.
After landing at Nadi International Airport, travellers need to hop over to the domestic terminal and take an 80-minute flight to the Taveuni airport. There, a friendly resort representative will escort you to an air-conditioned van and driven across the island’s forested hills and pretty villages to the resort’s landing. Here, you will get your feet wet a bit – the final leg of the journey is a boat ride. 10 minutes later, you’re alighting on the island’s white sand beach and checking in.
Now, one might ask that for all the above shenanigans, the resort better be something special. After all, there are very pretty resorts which are just a flight and a 5-minute cab ride away.
And it is wow-worthy indeed – this boutique resort has limited its inventory to just 17 luxurious villas. With the resort spread over 42 acres, privacy and serenity are something which guests start taking for granted after a few days. And none of the small, dingy 300 sq ft ‘cosy’ apartments here, no sir. Each of the free-standing villas (or ‘bures’ as they’re called here) ranges from 600 sqft to over 1,800 sq ft, putting Qamea in a league of its own. Guests can choose from Beachfront Bures, Honeymoon Bures, Royal Villas and the Royal Beach Houses.
Each of the Beachfront Bures are free-standing villas inspired by traditional Fijian design elements. With high-vaulted thatched roofs, king-size beds with Egyptian linen spreads,
WiFi, open-plan living space, air-conditioning, ceiling fans and Fijian art decorating the walls, these Bures are comfortable and elegant. The large ensuite bathroom features separate showers, vanity mirrors, complimentary premium toiletries and plush bathrobes. Also, the tropical outdoor shower is just the medicine after a long day of snorkelling. Outside the bure is a large, oversized patio and a hammock overlooking the beach. The Honeymoon Bures turn up the pampering even more. Spread over 900 sq feet of space, these bures are set away from prying eyes and crowds (Wait, there are only 34 guests at the resort total. Pray, what eyes and crowds?) Besides the above features and amenities, these bures offer a four-poster bed, a spa pool and great views of the beach and the ocean.
The Royal Beach Houses are set on the far end of Qamea Fiji’s beach and boast of over 1,600 sqft of space. Using locally-sourced hardwood and sandstone, these villas have a split-level design with the spacious bedroom and the ensuite bathroom in the back; while the open-plan living space opens to a sprawling deck and a private swimming pool. All of the Royal Beach Houses are air-conditioned and feature privately-commissioned art pieces by the resort. For entertainment, there’s a 42” plasma screen TV, satellite cable, DVD player and an iPod dock. And finally at the end of the list is the Royal Villa. This massive two-bedroom beach house is set at the very end of the beach; it has two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a huge deck with private plunge pool, heated jacuzzi, outdoor rock shower and all amenities mentioned above. They’re quite comfortable, really.
The resort’s Bure Kalau restaurant boasts of the island nation’s fresh produce and seafood delivered flipping fresh to the chef and then to the guests’ tables. Besides the very sensible all-inclusive option, the restaurant has an a la carte option. Oh, and we do recommend you try the beach dining option for a truly romantic evening for two. Or you can veg out and order food in – who can blame you? It’s a holiday and you’ve earned it!
Besides playing Robinson Crusoe and exploring the resort’s lush jungle areas, guests are encouraged to take kayaks, snorkelling gear and stand-up paddle boards to explore the ocean just off the beach. Of course, the resort also runs its 5-star dive centre to help guests explore the underwater wonderland that is the Waitabu marine park. Sign up for charters and dive scuba-diving hotspots with exotic names like Purple Wall, Qamea Freeway, Playground Reef and many more – there’s something new to explore every day!
On land, there’s a lot too. Go check out the tagimoucia flower – this orchid grows on only one place on the island – and nowhere else in the world. On the way, the guide will tell you the legend of the tagimoucia flower (or you can check it out here, we’ve done a fair job in our blog too!). Then, there are village visits, jungle tours, safaris and so on – get a couple of weeks here if you really want to run down the list. The resort also organises cultural activities such as traditional kava ceremonies and meke nights, both which are recommended for getting a glimpse into the depths of Fijian way of life. Ask the concierge to know what are the day’s highlighted activities and they’ll be more than happy to help you on the many experiences and things to do in and around the island.
Birdwatchers, do take a pair of binoculars on the holiday. There are avian species that will blow your mind away. Also, if you’re into yoga, then the Qamea Resort & Spa Fiji will blow you away with its helpfulness and a yoga centre with just ‘the totes’ view of the sea. Do that mayurasana with a view to sigh for!
There are very few options like the Qamea Resort and Spa in the world. Check out some of our packages for Taveuni and the resort, or the season’s hot deals. If you’d like to talk to someone knowledgeable about your next epic holiday in Fiji, our South Pacific Specialists will be more than ready to help finesse your dream true – call us on 1300 991 751!
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