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The Robb Report names Qamea Resort & Spa One of the World's Ten Luxury Exclusive Hideaways.

Qamea beach

Qamea village mekeQamea kava ceremony

    Waterfall  Qamea viewed from Taveuni - Matangi and Laucala islands are nearby

s you approach Qamea the beauty of the dense green rainforest and striking contrast of the white sand beach is startling.  The bures are visible from the water, but nestled back among palm trees in a way that makes you feel that's where they (and you) belong.  The setting is 100  verdant acres of gardens and bush extending inland from a kilometer long beach - widely accepted as one of the North's finest.  From the resort the views are dramatic, with lush gardens and beautiful beach giving way to a west-facing vista that showcases Taveuni Island and some most impressive sunsets.

very one of the 16 bures and villas have a spacious footprint of over 650 square feet and Qamea beach front bure interiorreflect traditional Fijian architecture throughout.  They were designed and sited with both privacy and panoramic views in mind, and neither is compromised.  From the hand-polished native mahogany hardwood flooring to the towering 20 foot high thatched roofs, each bure features detailed craftsmanship and discerning decor.  Design features include covered decks, outdoor river stone courtyard showers, large bathrooms with heated towel racks and European fittings, and air conditioning.  The amenities are top-drawer as well - a fully stocked mini-bar, tea and French press coffee facilities and Pure Fiji brand toiletries.  Antique Fijian art from local villages and nearby islands adorn the interiors.  When it is time for bed, a plush king-size bed with high thread count Egyptian cotton bedding beckons. 

Sunset at Qamea Resort and Spa  An aerial view of Qamea

 

n addition to the 11 deluxe Beachfront Bures there are several other premium accommodation categories. Want romance - the Qamea Premium Villa's private pool There are 2 Premium The Premium Villa interiorVillas that represent Qamea's finest accommodation, located at the far end of the beach to offer the utmost privacy and seclusion along with maximum levels of luxury for discriminating couples.  These villas have generous covered decks and private pools that open right to the beach with wonderful lagoon views to capture those romantic sunsets.  The interior feel is open and airy, with both indoor and private outdoor courtyard showers and double vanity sinks.   There is even an elevated boardwalk that accommodates guests staying in the Premium Villas.

 

he Honeymoon Bures are both quite spacious, and command the best views from the resort.  The bathrooms alone are over 300 square feet, and Premium Villa interiorare designed so that the walls can be retracted to reveal an exclusive outdoor courtyard  complete with a private natural stone Jacuzzi pool with waterfall. No details are overlooked.  There is even a covered gazebo area off of the beach side deck sporting a day bed and privacy curtains.A private outdoor river stone shower

ith over 1200 square feet of luxury on 2 levels, the Honeymoon Villa is raised above the lawn with the Qamea's Honeymoon Villa interiorlounge area occupying the lower level and the bedroom 2 steps up.  Each level faces the ocean and has access via sliding glass doors to a spacious verandah.  As with the Premium Villas, the Honeymoon Villa offers both a private outdoor river rock shower and an indoor shower in an oversize bathroom with double sinks.  The outdoor shower is in a courtyard along with a Jacuzzi spa pool.  The whole experience is incredibly romantic!

Guinot productsspa day

ositioned on the beach with seawater gently lapping at it's deck, Qamea's Guinot Spa offers a smorgasbord of almost 50 Fijian and French therapies.  If you prefer, the professionally trained therapists will come to your bure, but either way you can't miss out on this special treat.  Guinot products and equipment are featured as well as local Fiji products. From manicures and pedicures to massages, body wraps and scrubs to sunburn relief treatment, you will be amazed at the Spa's list of treatments.  There is even a range of products and treatments designed specifically for men!  Guinot Institut·Paris combines specialized facial techniques and ingredients carefully selected by expert international beauticians designed to deliver excellent facial results.

uisine at Qamea is on a par with the best restaurants of London, Sydney, Auckland and other large cities.  Executive Chef Michele Campbell and 6 full time Fijian chefs (collectively representing over 100 years experience!) use only fresh, organic fruits and vegetables (many from the resort's own garden), freshly caught local seafood and Australia and New Zealand beef and poultry.  Best described as South Pacific Rim, Qamea's cuisine definitely has an international flair.  Afternoon and evening meals typically begin with a choice of 2 starter entrees and 3 main entrees, but if you don't see anything listed that interests you the chefs are happy to offer alternate choices.  Breakfasts have no menu and you are free to order whatever you like.  Snacks are also on demand.  Any special diets can be catered for (dependent on availability of ingredients - advance notice is appreciated).  Australia, New Zealand and California wines are featured (and stored in a temperature controlled cellar), but there is also a full licensed bar.


When the Conde Nast inspector visited our resort he wrote that our Premium Villas were the best kept secret and value in all of Fiji.   We have now completed our renovation and upgrade of our Premium Villas and have re branded them as Royal Beach Houses.  The Royal Beach Houses all boast new soft furnishings, an outdoor private swimming pool on the edge of our white sand beach, an outdoor Jacuzzi spa pool, 42" plasma screen TV with DVD and satellite, stereo with i-Pod docking station, and both indoor and outdoor showers.  The one bedroom Royal Beach Houses are 1,700 sq/ft (158 sq/m) in size, and our two bedroom Royal Beach House is 1,200 sq/ft (110 sq/m).   Nowhere in Fiji will you find this quality of accommodation, with these amenities, at this price.  Our nightly rate, with all meals, is US$950 + tax per couple.   We are also offering Stay 7/Pay 5 through May, Stay 7/Pay 6 June through October, and Stay 10/Pay 8 year round.

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We are one of only 5 finalists out of 270 Conde Nast hotels in the categories of "Most Excellent Spa Resort," and the only resort in Fiji to be a finalist in this category. Our Qamea Jungle Spa is unique in all of Fiji in that we have 5 full time spa therapists working in five purpose built spa bures under the jungle canopy.  We feature Guinot facial products and Pure Fiji products for body treatments.  We are also a finalist in the "Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway" category.

Another Qamea First is their Royal Beach Houses -

  • Royal Beach House poolAbsolute luxury and privacy on a white sand beach
  • Private swimming pool at edge of beach
  • Private Jacuzzi spa with romantic ocean views
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Stereo with i-Pod docking station
  • 42" Plasma screen satellite TV and DVD
  • 1,700 sq/ft of quality luxury in either a one or two bedroom configuration
  • Complimentary hors d'oeuvre and a cocktail nightly at sunset
  • And all the amenities and services of an award winning resortQamea's Royal Beach House

   Qamea's diving is fantastic, and you can dive sites around Matangi and Laucala as well!
f course, there's the diving.  Many world renowned sites like Purple Wall, Qamea Freeway and Maria's Cove are within 10-15 minutes of the resort.  Charters to the Somosomo Strait (Great White Wall, Yellow Grotto, Rainbow Reef, etc.) and other more distant sites can be organized (along with a 3rd tank) for an additional charge.  Qamea's fully accredited PADI dive operation can handle anything from a refresher course or a resort course up through advanced certifications.  Dive Qamea, Matangi, Laucala and Taveuni sites including The Great White Wall!A 2-tank boat dive is a typical dive day, but additional afternoon and night dives can also be arranged.  The Qamea dive staff makes your diving effortless, handling your equipment and assisting wherever needed.  The guides are experts at finding all of those hard-to-find and exotic underwater creatures that you came to Fiji to see!

Qamea's dive manager

 

 

 

 

 

Qamea DiverThe newest addition to Qamea's upgraded dive services is the Qamea Diver.  This custom built 24 foot boat accommodates 6 divers and crew, and has air filled aluminum pontoons on both sides.  Not only does this make The Qamea Diver more seaworthy, it also affords enhanced stability and comfort.  Another unique feature of The Qamea Diver is that the bow opens up into a staircase, for easy boarding directly from the beach onto boat.   The larger Seastorm is also still in use for diving as well, particularly for charter dives to the White Wall and Rainbow Reef in the Somosomo Strait. 

 


We have made another significant investment into our dive operation, including a new 32 foot Australian made dive boat, perfect for groups of ten or fewer divers, new integrated BCDs, new dive computers, and last but certainly not least, we are now offering Nitrox.  With three fully qualified and full time SSI and PADI dive instructors on staff, there would not be a dive operation in all of Fiji with our instructor to diver ratio.  In addition to the 20+ dive sites all within 10 minutes of the resort, we are now also running weekly dive charters to the world famous Rainbow Reef,  White Wall and Yellow Wall. 

    

You should be very proud of what you have assembled at Qamea.  Many staff complimented the both of you as good and caring owners. I had the opportunity to go to the village where you just recently donated a Boat.  They were having a celebration in honoring your very nice gesture and they were very grateful for your generous gift  Meg and John  - November

Well, this time I cried even harder when we had to leave.  I can't explain the profound depth of my feelings for Fiji and Qamea.  I actually feel privileged and honored that Qamea shares their home with us.  They totally spoil us when we are there.  We intend to come back evey two or three years, and stay at least two weeks every time!  Qamea is the closest place to Heaven we have ever been.   Tony & Dawn  - February

My wife and I recently returned from our eight night honeymoon at Qamea. We cannot say enough good things about the Fijian people. The staff at Qamea were unbelievably attentive and went out of their way to make you feel welcome and at home.  The cuisine was creative, tasty and composed of quality ingredients. Special attention was given to the plating of the dishes and they were always served piping hot. The cooks were happy to make us something off menu if the daily choices did not appeal.  We stayed in a premium villa. Worth every penny. The private pool on the balcony was particularly pleasurable.  We already have plans to renew our vows there in five years. The only bad thing about Qamea was leaving it.  Josh & Emma, Los Angeles, USA - January

Nothing that I could say would possibly suffice to evoke the feelings we had about this spot; nor, could I really share sufficiently well to help anyone understand why grown men and their wives would all shed tears as we pulled away from shore to the farewell songs being sung by the staff members who have extraordinarily beautiful voices producing haunting harmonies.  We've been traveling extensively during our 39 years of marriage while our traveling companions have been married 25 years and travel constantly. None of us could think of anywhere we'd stayed, including other tropical isles with resorts ranked 5 stars, which pleased us more. As others have written, the staff members are fantastic, the snorkeling is terrific, the food quality and variety are both quite positive with some of the local fish catches being excellent, the pool, naturalistic with rounded river-type rock surface, is pleasant and the setting just fantastic.  (As reported in TripAdvisor.Com), San Diego, CA USA -  April

The total Fijian experience - warm warm people; spectacular diving, delicious food, welcoming atmosphere & beautiful bures. Even though we dove most days, we did indulge in the spa - where we received the best treatments of our lives. We cannot thank you enough for inviting us to stay with you, well beyond what we had planned for. We will glow with the memory of our stay and your generosity for a long, long time. Our love and thanks to all! Kristen Wolf, USA - August