Qamea is closed for 2022
Qamea Resort and Spa is currently undergoing a re-imagination under the guidance of its new owners and updated management team which means that this little patch of island paradise will be under construction throughout the 2022 surf season. While the resort will remain closed during this time, Tropicsurf will be returning to Qamea just in time for the 2023.
As you approach your traditional Fijian buree accommodation you will be delighted by the authenticity of the exterior, however, it is the contemporary interior that will really blow you away. Walk out of your luxurious buree into luscious green grass, highlighted by indigenous flowers, and make your way to the resort's white sandy beaches, which are just steps from your private abode.
Peaceful Romantic Getaway
Qamea has been specifically designed to be a relaxing, romantic Fijian escape. The resort is limited to adults only, and the resort's tranquil surroundings make you feel as though you're detached from the rest of the world. There are no roads on the island and transport is limited to walking through curated sand paths which wind through the iconic Fijian tropical flora.
Music Of Nature
Enjoy your breakfast whilst listening to the sounds of paradise; native bird life and waves gently lapping on the shoreline allow you to enter a truly relaxed state of mind. Cross the wooden footbridge on your way to the multi award winning ‘Jungle Spa’, which will allow you to slip into blissful reverie.
Plenty Of Options
Qamea's main surfing break lies just off the main island boasting a long peeling right suitable for all ability levels (pictured). This wave on its day can be truly exceptional and rarely attracts other surfers. There is also a shorter, more challenging left that lies only a short boat ride away from the main island. On the main island of Taveuni, Tropicsurf has pioneered a beginner wave which has proven to be perfect for those looking to catch their first wave.
Great For All Levels
The right hand reef break is a truly versatile wave. Advanced surfers can sit on the top section of the reef trading crystal clear barrels whilst intermediate surfers perfect their skills on the softer shoulder section. Beginners can master their pop up to catch their first green waves with the comfort of knowing that the waves gently diminish into a deep channel.
Qamea's waves break over some of the most incredible reefs on this planet. In addition to surfing, the diving and snorkeling is out of this world. The local dive sites boast incredible marine biodiversity and just a one hour boat ride away lies the world famous Somosomo straight, renowned for its soft corals and abundant marine life.
Travel Light With Tropicsurf
What makes surfing in Qamea so special is its remote proximity to the rest of the world. Fortunately, Tropicsurf has made your travel easier by providing a quiver of Firewire surfboards that will accommodate beginner to advanced surfers alike, so feel free to travel light and leave your boards at home.
At any given time a maximum of 34 guests enjoy 15 spacious bures and exclusive Royal Beach Houses with private swimming pools and Jacuzzi Spas. This is the only resort on Qamea Island, set on 100 lush tropical acres of landscaped gardens, bushland, and volcanic South Pacific mountains. A private white sand beach of just under a kilometer in length, is known as the most spectacular beach in Fiji's northern island group.
Explore This Tropical Paradise
Qamea offers a host activities that are sure to keep you entertained. These include, but are not limited to, the circle Qamea snorkel tour and beach BBQ; Taveuni waterfall trek, which is a Tropicsurf favourite and is highly recommended; along with complimentary Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaks. The choice is yours as to whether to relax and unwind or choose one of the many adventures the resort offers.
Great Cultural Experience
For a taste of local Fijian culture, every night between 5.30 and 6.30pm the resort hosts a cocktail hour whereby guests are invited to partake in a traditional kava ceremony with Fijian music provided by the resort's band. This ceremony has been a staple in Fijian culture for generations and is meant to show respect and welcome you into their home and hearts. Fijian’s are often described as the most welcoming culture in the world and you are able to experience this first hand when taking a tour of the local villages on Qamea Island.
Learn Fijian History Through Song
The local villagers regularly visit Qamea for a special treat — Meke. This traditional Fijian ceremony is a mixture of food, dance, entertainment and song. Meke is the Fijian way of passing history and legends from one generation to the next through song and dance. Guests are invited to join in on the fun and learn some of the local dances and songs.
Yoga In Paradise
Immerse yourself in zen. Qamea's yoga program is open to all levels of experience and is a wonderful way to start or finish the day in ease, calmness and clarity. The yoga bure lies beachfront so you are able to relax to the sounds of the ocean. Guests often catch a glimpse of dolphins as they pass by.
Enjoy fresh cuisine, local specialties, superb wines and great service at Qamea Resort & Spa. Settle in for a leisurely breakfast, a delicious lunch or feel the gentle sea breeze as you dine. Ask the friendly staff to set up a beachfront dinner for a uniquely romantic evening under the stars.
Qamea features four different room categories that were all carefully designed to be luxurious, peaceful and romantic. Choose between the resort's four Beachfront Bures, two Honeymoon Bures, two Royal Beach Houses, or if you're feeling like a King or Queen, the Royal Villa. But don't fret too hard, there are only great choices here.
Qamea's authentic Beachfront Bures all have thatched roofs and were designed and built in traditional Fijian style, with soaring twenty-foot high ceilings and hand polished local mahogany hardwood floors. Covered verandahs feature comfortable deck furniture, along with a private hammock from where you can enjoy amazing Fijian sunsets. The bathrooms are European-inspired and are incredibly spacious. Have a shower in the large open-air garden shower, surrounded by river-rock walls, and feel like you are bathing under a waterfall.
Royal Beach Houses
The one or two bedroom Royal Beach Houses afford great privacy with a private beach, pool and heated Jacuzzi. A real highlight of the two Royal Beach Houses is their secluded location. These luxurious houses are found across the footbridge from the main section of the resort, offering guests maximum privacy. The only 'tough call' will be whether to hop in your private pool or the Pacific Ocean, which is just steps away from your luxurious digs.
The Honeymoon Bures were designed to cater towards guests looking for the ultimate in luxurious and romantic accommodation. These Bures span more than 900 square feet, and were carefully placed on the far end of the resort's beautiful white sand private beach allowing for unobstructed ocean views.
The Royal Villa is Qamea's crown jewel. It is located directly on the beach on the farthest, most private end of the resort boasting outstanding ocean views. The Royal Villa spans 150 square metres and is equipped with two full bathrooms, a master king bedroom with ensuite and indoor shower, a second bedroom with 2 single beds or 1 king bed, and a spacious living area. This palace also features three large outdoor decks, a private plunge pool along with a heated Jaccuzi. The Royal Villa has it all.
Qamea is romance defined. For this reason children under the age of 15 are not accepted. Escape to a romantic afternoon on honeymoon beach - a totally private beach just minutes from the resort. You will be whisked away by boat and dropped off with a picnic lunch and some snorkel gear. Say when you want to return and you will be picked up later in the day.
Diving here is world-renowned. The resort operates a fully equipped PADI facility and you can experience some of the world’s premier dive sites, located just off the white sandy shores. Qamea also offers a thoughtful program of adventure and activity, including snorkeling across incredible coral formations, hobie cat sailing or windsurfing, kayaking or stand up paddling, swimming waterfalls, Fijian dancing and kava ceremonies.
The cuisine at Qamea can best be described as South Pacific Rim, which is similar to California Cuisine. The fruits and vegetables are organic, and if not from the Qamea gardens, are flown in three times a week from New Zealand. All of the seafood is local, caught daily by two Qamea fishermen. Beef and poultry is also flown in from Australia and New Zealand.
Qamea’s award winning resort spa is a delight to the senses. An extensive menu of Fijian body therapies and French facial treatments will relax, rejuvenate and renew. Treatments are offered either in the Jungle Spa or the privacy of your Bure. The Qamea spa is a featured finalist in Conde Naste Johansen’s Global Awards for Fiji’s Most Excellent Spa.
Qamea is renowned for its Fijian-style of attentive personal service. Guests are treated like family and not profiled like many big brand resorts. Everyone is viewed equally and the benefit is a social integration at the bar accomplished only by a small boutique island resort. For most this is true barefoot bliss, whereas a very small minority might prefer the formalities and structure of a recognised brand.
Between November and April, Tropicsurf offers an expert guide located onsite. Guests are accompanied to the best breaks by boat not more than 15 minutes away and offered water safety and coaching for all levels of ability. Beginners are welcome to take an instructional course and others can improve their surfing with expert technical coaching.
November to April is the wet season. This explains why the island is incredibly green and lush. It’s hot and humid with regular rainfalls – though rarely does it set in for too long. This is the best time for surfing due to the variable but generally light wind patterns in the north. From May to October the SE trade winds can become very strong and much of the surf along the Qamea coast is onshore and not recommended.
Tropicsurf has partnered with Firewire surfboards to offer a complete quiver of cutting edge eco-friendly boards for guest use. Avoid the hassle of travelling with your board by contacting Tropicsurf in advance of your stay to reserve choice of board; shortboard, fish, hybrid, or longboard. Stand Up Paddleboards are also available.
Qamea Resort and Spa
Qamea, Taveuni Island, Fiji
Bucket List: spend a week at Qamea at least once in your life!
Tropicsurf have a base-hut here run by very experienced surfers and cater from the beginner to expert. A great wave breaks right out front of the resort, perfect for learning. The guys will have you up on your feet in no time.SurfnPics - TripAdvisor
Beautiful resort, beautiful people
My brother and I would surf most afternoons with Tropicsurf guide Harrison, who is an absolute legend , great bloke and now a friend, while my wife went to the spa or just relaxed in the hammock by the pool.Leighandjo - TripAdvisor
My wife and I just got back from an anniversary/surf trip at Qamea, Fiji.........we used CJ as a coach for my wife.......we can't speak more highly of his total commitment to helping her (and me) enjoy the surf and become better surfers........his personal attention didn't stop when we got out of the water......he joined us many times for meals and kept giving us pointers that we applied in our next session......his commitment and personal attention was more than we expected.......and he's a really nice guy!!!.........please pass this on to the leadership of TropicsurfBob, via email