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Groton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Our stay at Makaira Resort was amazing in so many ways it is difficult to know where to start. Taveuni Island is a gorgeous, lush, tropical paradise. The resort's location perched over a bay offers stunning views of the ocean and reefs that we could see from right from our very comfortable rooms in the Grander. The staff was warm,...

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we enjoyed both of you so much and can hardly wait for the day when you bring your family back for their taste of paradise. Not to add any salt to the wounds because the fishing was pretty good while you were here, right now it has been amazing. Everything is showing...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 April 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Ocean View Villa for a week in March 2014.We had a great time, the food was excellent, the Villa was unreal with a view to die for. I'd like to thank Roberta and John, Bubba and Lucy for making our stay so wonderful. The fishing was great especially the thrill of hooking up...

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. We all enjoyed you both so much and loved the after dinner stories. John and Baba had a blast fishing with you and remember BIG Pamela is still out there waiting for her return match with you. We look forward to seeing you again.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2014

My husband and I and our 2 teenage children stayed at the Grandeur in Jan 2014. We absolutely loved it from the moment we were welcomed by the beautiful voices of the Makaira staff. The fact that Makaira is a small resort suited us, as were treated like family by the staff. Bubba and Lucy cooked the best breakfasts, we...

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

We all enjoyed our time with you and your family so much. Thank you for the kind words it always inspires everyone at Makaira to even greater heights. Next time I will get you to snorkel a little further out, you are ready and you did just fine. I have a feeling there might be a certain younger teenage member...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed at the Makaira resort for a couple of days with friends for Christmas and had a really great time ! It is well located, the staff is amazing and really available to help you to organize everything for you : from a trip you want to book with them to your next hotel on another island if you...

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

There are our "French Friends" We are so glad you enjoyed your last minute stay with us, we all enjoyed all our French Friends as well as sharing a wonderful Christmas with everyone. So much fun....Thank you so much for your very kind words about Makaira.. It is a pity you live so far away but hopefully your memories of...

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 10 December 2013

We were so wonderfully surprised by the beautiful resort, and we loved the caring service that made us feel like family! The food was wonderful, especially the fish we caught! John and Baba did a great job in the kitchen and on the boat. Roberta's snorkel trip was unbelievable. Our Honeymoon suite was heavenly. We woke every morning greeted by...

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We absolutely enjoyed our time with you and are looking forward to a return fishing trip and more laughs and giggles. Anytime you are ready just let us know.

Berlin, Deutschland
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We stayed at the "Ocean View Villa" for 9 nights in October 2013. This beautiful villa is very private, extremely spacious and complimented by a private dipping pool. It is set amongst lush tropical gardens offering fantastic ocean views. As we just completed almost 4 months of travelling in Down Under, we were desperate for some quiet relaxing days to...

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BulaHula, Manager at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. I swear we must be the luckiest resort in the world because we get the loveliest guests, you both are included in that statement. I don't know what it is about Makaira that attracts such lovely people, but it is a joy. I know because you live on the other side of...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Spent a week at Makaira in October. Absolutely LOVED this place & am happy to recommend to anyone wanting a relaxed, peaceful place to stay where the people are whats special! Staff at this wee resort were probably the friendliest, funniest, helpful staff I have come across in a very long time! There were 4 of us staying in our...

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

thank you so much for the wonderful review. The 4 of you were so much fun and we love to see guests that enjoy Makaira and Taveuni as much as you all did, especially the diving. I don't know which one of you wrote the review but know one of you found it very hard to get on the plane...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I intended to stay at Makaira Resort just 7 days during a solo round the world trip; those 7 days turned into 18! 18 days of sheer paradise and I have to say that staying at Makaira made it more than special. It was utterly splendid! The ambience is friendly and warm, professional but not pretentious and my bure, the...

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

What a splendid review, thank you so much. We are all so excited that you have decided to back track on your world trek to come back here and stay with us. When I told everyone their faces lit up with sheer excitement. We can hardly wait.to see you again. Yes your Mermaid companion awaits for new adventures.

wollongong
Reviewed 6 November 2013

If you are searching for tranquility, warm hospitality, small boutique property, delicious food and unbelievable views then choose Makaira when visiting Taveuni! Roberta, John and Buba welcome you warmly, and soon become friends. Baba's laugh is infectious and his gourmet breakfasts are amazing. We stayed in the Marlin Bure which we loved - especially the refreshing outdoor jungle shower! You...

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and on Taveuni. We do hope we will see you again. You were also quite the hit for Baba.

Melb
Reviewed 21 October 2013

What can I say about Makaira?! We planned 2 weeks in Fiji spread out over 3 Islands and ended up extending our trip so we could return to Makaira on Taveuni Island again before going home! From the moment Baba picked us up from the airport (BOTH TIMES!) I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Taveuni Island is paradise...

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BulaHula, Owner at Makaira Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your kind words. We all enjoyed you both so much during your time with us. We can hardly wait for the next time you make it to Taveuni for more fun and laughs. So often people arrive as our guests and leave as friends that is so true with both of you.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Makaira is an affordable getaway on an island getaway. 3 accommodations only on a 4 acre property overlooking panoramic ocean views and white sandy beaches. The Grander is two bedroom two bath. The Villa is the ultimate in romance or can accommodate a group of 4 friends and the Marlin is a cottage built for two. We specialize in privacy, romance, serenity, adventure and a kicked back island life style. Makaira is the best of both worlds with self contained cottages or our guests can choose to have meals prepared for them complimented with organic vegetables, fruits and herbs from our organic garden. Aside from a stunning location, we offer lots of free amenities, airport transfers, WiFi, breakfast, snorkel gear, snorkel tours, reef gardening lessons, glass bottom kayak, private phone, DVD movies, a fabulous full time Fijian staff to look after our guests needs. We also offer Fishing charters for all types of deep sea fishermen, boat snorkel tours and upon reservation dinner at our galley restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makaira Resort

Address: Coastal Road, Matei, Taveuni Island +679, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Taveuni Island > Matei
Price Range: $253 - $430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Go for the 'sea villa', it is amazing!”
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 of 5 bubbles 653hendrikk, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“While all three bures have ocean views, we loved our Ocean view bure; it was absolutely gorgeous - comfortable, spacious, with infinity pool”
 of 5 bubbles sallyabetts, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All accommodation offers excellent views”
 of 5 bubbles ge0rge26, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are only three bures and they are all well positioned. Living is relaxed, casual and almost open air.”
 of 5 bubbles SallyP99, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Marlin Bure is good for a single or couple. The other Bure's are larger, so more suited for a family or group of people.”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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