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Located on the tropical island of Qamea, the Qamea Resort & Spa is a luxurious boutique resort nestled amid tropical palms, backed by volcanic peaks and fronted by a stunning white sand beach half a mile in length. Arriving at the resort, you’ll take a boat from the nearby island of Taveuni to arrive on the shores of Qamea – literally on the shore, dropping into knee deep warm azure waters.
Qamea can cater to a maximum of 34 guests, within a minimum age of 14, ensuring that the peace is not disturbed for guests looking for an idyllic island hideaway. The 17 air-conditioned Bures sit within tropical gardens, each with traditional bamboo and thatched roofs, hardwood Fijian mahogany floors, and sumptuous king sized beds. Beachfront Bures boast private verandas, complete with swinging hammock, whilst the Honeymoon Bures sit at the far end of the beach, and offer beachside daybeds (with privacy curtains) and private courtyards complete with Jacuzzi spa pools. The spacious Honeymoon Villa also includes a separate lounge area with space for extra beds, whilst the two bedroom Royal Villa can cater for friends travelling together, or older families. For couples, the luxurious Royal Villas are the most spoiling option, including decking that extends to the ocean's edge, with sublime lagoon views.
Guests are asked to make their lunch and dinner menu choices at breakfast each day, selecting from a select menu of freshly prepared local specialities, as well as international dishes, crafted from local, seasonal produce where possible, and seafood caught just off shore. Meals can be accompanied by a selection of fine Australian and New Zealand wines.
The resort is home to the only Guinot spa in the South Pacific, and twice daily yoga sessions on the pool deck also aid guest's relaxation. For the more active guest, enjoy snorkel and dive trips with the onsite PADI dive centre, village tours - home to many of the resort staff - mountain hikes and waterfall visits, where guests can even enjoy a picnic lunch.
For the keen divers, the Qamea Dive centre offer three dive sessions per day, and full dive kit for rental, should you not have brought your own. Nitrox is also available. There are 15 dive sites within easy reach of the resort, ranging from The South Passage, a drift dive with scattered coral heads and sightings of sting ray, to Swirling Coconuts, where the three pinnacles are home to a range of pelagic species. The dive sites near to resort are suitable for beginners, making it an ideal learner site, whilst for more experienced divers, Qamea can arrange day trips to the Rainbow Reef, where shark heavy dives at The Zoo, and shoals of barracuda and tuna can be sighted at The Yellow Wall. Night dives from shore can also be arranged.
Nick, Original Diver