Our stay was absolutely fantastic.I would definitely recommend this place to others.
I'll try to cover some of the details I had questions about when exploring places to stay in Fiji. Sorry for the length, but feel free to stop at the summary if you don't want a deep dive :)
It is serene, peaceful and so beautiful. The staff are incredibly kind. There's a lot to do (or not do) even if you aren't a diver (we aren't). We had a great time snorkeling the house reef as well as exploring nearby "secret island" sandbar and nearby Yanuca island which had fantastic corals and sea life. We went during the rainy season, but over ten days only experienced some overnight rain and a couple of short sprinkling showers in the afternoon. The AC is a nice luxury on a hot night.
I would definitely recommend this place and would go back in a heartbeat. Vinaka Beqa Lagoon staff!
We stayed in one of the Oceanfront Bures. It was clean and we had everything we needed. The plunge pool was nice to cool off or clean off from the salt water or requisite sunscreen and bug spray.There were two beds in the room, so I imagine a small family could be comfortable. It was laid out mostly like a studio. Small fridge to keep bottles cool. It was also nice to have the chairs and such on the patio, however, we tended to sit in the chairs or cabanas near the pool/main part of the beach because we got more of the cross breeze there. But it was overall quiet and peaceful as others were there to rest and relax and many were out on dive trips for a large part of the day.
I enjoyed the food. I'll describe the process and variety, but it's possible they change over time so keep that in mind. Breakfast was a buffet, it had a mix of fruit, muffins or donuts, and then hot foods like eggs, pancakes, ham, and sausage. They'll also cook an omelet or do poached eggs on request. Breakfast was available between 6:30 and 9/9:30 to accommodate schedules for the divers and those wanting to sleep in. For lunch and dinner, we got a menu with breakfast and selected from three options for lunch and three options for dinner. There was usually a fish/seafood option, a meat option, and a vegetarian option. The styles of food represented a variety of cultures around the world and there was also a night with the Lovo buffet and a night with an Indian buffet. I'm slightly picky about food because I don't eat seafood. I never sent over any dietary requests or restrictions and I never had an issue finding something tasty. Lunch was around 1 and dinner around 7. They "call" everyone to dinner with drums.
As mentioned, we aren't divers. We just wanted a nice relaxing getaway. We were there for 10 days and always had plenty to do if we wanted. The excursion to the ridge reef was fun because the guide showed us all sorts of things we wouldn't have seen or understood on our own. The "Secret Island" trip was a lot of fun. You go out at low tide so the white sandbar is above the water line. We got great advice about snorkeling and they even took us directly to a spot, saving us some extra swimming time since we had limited time due to the tides. That was the first place we got to see black-tipped reef sharks. A little closer to the sandbar, the water was so clear. Definitely picture perfect. The best snorkeling we encountered was off of Yanuca island at the site of an old surf camp. The dive master gave us the tip to go on that excursion because some of their top 5 dive sites were around that area. So glad we did, we saw so much colorful coral and a great array of sea life. We also saw more reef sharks. When not out on excursions, we enjoyed the daily activities, the free use of the SUPs/Kayaks, and enjoyed the village tour (don't forget some cash that day since you'll be used to not having it on you at the resort since everything is billed to your room) but you can get some nice handmade crafts from the local villagers.
We were a little worried about the risk of going during the rainy season, but we didn't have any issues. As mentioned there were a couple nights where we heard the wind and storm overnight, but only two times we got a light sprinkle during the day. Maybe we just got lucky, but it certainly seems possible to have some nice clear days. It was pretty warm and quite humid, but that's a given in a tropical climate.
This was a big fear of mine because they seem to love me and I get huge welts when bit. While I did come home with a few bites (but no welts!), as long as I used bug spray before lunch and dinner they didn't really bother me. After rainy nights, I needed some spray at breakfast, but most mornings it wasn't necessary. My travel size spray ran out early, but there were always cans available in the main meeting area so I was always covered.
Very friendly and fun. You're greeted with a warm and exuberant "Bula" by everyone you meet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the Fiji Islands is the secluded island paradise – Beqa Lagoon Resort. Set amidst the lush, tropical gardens are 25 deluxe air-conditioned Fijian style villas with private plunge pools, exotic koi ponds and beautiful ocean views. Our onsite PADI operation will reveal the amazing underwater world of the calm and pristine lagoon to you. Over 100 dive sites just a short boat ride away including walls, wrecks and the thrilling SHARK and BIG FISH encounter…plus enjoy unlimited shore diving just steps off the beachfront. Fun afternoons include deep sea fishing, surfing, kayaking and hiking to the mystical waterfalls. Relax at our new Full Service beachfront LALI SPA or lounge around our luxurious infinity pool or in a nearby hammock. Enjoy gourmet dining in our open air Bure Kalou and the friendly Fijian hospitality of our Beqa Staff. You’ll witness authentic Fijian culture with Firewalking, Meke ceremonies and much, much more. Come FEEL THE WARMTH OF BEQA!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beqa Lagoon Hotel Beqa Island
- Beqa Island Lagoon Hotel