To the south of Viti Levu, less than an hour's boat ride away is Beqa Island, home to Beqa Lagoon Resort - voted "Best dive resort in the world" by Scuba Diving magazine. Here you can achieve some of the famed South Pacific paradise atmosphere without visiting the outer islands.
The resort is centred around a large lawn, decorated with tropical plants, and features a large beachside swimming pool with views over Beqa Lagoon. It has built a deserved reputation for the high quality of its food which is as fresh, varied and imaginative as you will find anywhere in Fiji, with guests choosing their preferred options from the menu each morning.
A feature of the resort that differentiates it from others is the 7 day a week events programme, including local school visits, a choir performance and a display of the legendary Beqa Island fire walking. Because of this, many guests choose a '2 dive a day' programme, with the afternoon left for relaxation and entertainment, although 3 dives per day is also possible, and there is unlimited shore diving as well as the option to go on an exhilarating shark feeding dive.
Beqa Lagoon Resort is built on a prime piece of land along the coastline of Beqa, and it manages to house 25 bures yet maintain a very spacious feel. There are 12 Beachfront bures including a Honeymoon bure, and you can expect your own private courtyard, plunge pool and hammock area to drink in your unrestricted seaview. There are also 9 Garden bures built around a delightful koi fish pond and 4 Twin-bedroom Garden bures.
If good food is a high priority for you, and you wish to sample some island feel without the need for taking a domestic flight, then the highly regarded Beqa Lagoon Resort could be the choice for you.
Destinations:Beqa Lagoon (Diving environment: drift diving, beginner divers; Highlights: great macro life/marine diversity) and Yanuca islands - Soft coral diving is scheduled on every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Shark Reef (shark feeding) (Diving environment: advanced divers; Highlights: shark action, schooling fish/big pelagics) is scheduled on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, can also be arranged at an additional cost. No diving on days of arrival and departure.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), unlimited self-guided shore dives, boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 7 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, diving tax, drinking water. Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 40 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card). Optional extras:
Extra dives: Coral Reef - 2 tanks: approx US$ 100; 3 tanks: approx US$ 150. Shark Reef - 2 tanks: approx US$ 150. Night dives: approx US$ 50 per dive. Nitrox: 6-days unlimited - approx US$ 110. Single tank - approx US$ 50. Dives payable in advance. Shark Reef Marine Park Fee: approx US$ 7 per person per day, dive computer, diving insurance, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, return resort transfers from Nadi Airport, taxes. Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
Single supplement on single travellers only, payable in advance. Single Supplement:
This is a compulsory additional charge on single travellers for the sole occupancy of double/twin accommodation. Optional extras:
Soft drinks, hot drinks, alcoholic drinks, internet access. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
The Beqa Lagoon Resort provides a 'meet and greet' service at both Nadi and Suva airports on Viti Levu. For more information on how to get to Viti Levu, see our Viti Levu travel information section. The resort is located on Beqa Island, which is 15 km (30 minutes boat ride) south of Pacific Harbour on Viti Levu, which is itself 50 km west of Suva and 120 km away from Nadi Airport. Therefore if you arrive in Nadi Airport after 12 noon, or depart from Nadi Airport before 12 noon, then you will need to overnight in Viti Levu.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Please ask us for more details.
The Beachfront and Honeymoon bures all have unrestricted sea views over Beqa Lagoon from their private courtyard which also features a private plunge-pool and hammock. Garden bures are set inland around a koi fish pond, and there is a large house which contains 4 Twin-bedroom Garden bures (these bures have an additional lounge).
All the bures have:
Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
King size beds with reading lights
Private courtyard with plunge-pool and hammock (Beachfront and Honeymoon bures only)
Private bathroom with hot water shower, towels and toiletries
Most guests make 2 dives per day in the lagoon or around the island of Beqa, although 3 is possible, and there is unlimited shore diving. Dive sites are just a few minutes away. At additional cost, and provided there are sufficient passengers, you can dive the Cathedral, Beqa Island’s own base for shark diving, which is only a 15 minute boat ride from the resort.
The boat leaves at 8.00 am with all the gear already loaded for a 2-tank dive trip. Grab your wetsuit, camera and dry bag, and you're good to go. After a shore surface interval and the second dive, the boat returns around 1.30 pm, where lunch awaits you.
Beqa Resort operates 3 dive boats. The boats are 14-18 metres in length and can accommodate 15-20 scuba divers; the larger boats have twin engines. The boats feature a dive deck, kit up area, ladders, rinse tanks, sundeck, oxygen and first aid kit. Water, juice and biscuits are available on board.
The dive centre has guest scuba equipment storage stations, rinse tanks, camera safe area, shower, and oxygen.
In addition to the daily programme of activities, you can enjoy the sprawling swimming pool, or have a massage in the beach bale overlooking the lagoon. There is also a boutique for souvenirs, sundries and chocolate.
For a day off from scuba diving in Beqa Lagoon, you can visit Pacific Harbour to shop for arts and crafts. There are also nearby waterfalls and villages to visit if you feel like having a look around the island.
Resort facilities include: Restaurant and bar - Dive centre - Beachfront swimming pool - Beach with parasols and sun beds - Daily events programme including fire-walking, village tour, coconut show, Fijian cooking demonstration and waterfall walk - Massage - Provisions shop - Babysitting & cots - Internet - International telephone & fax - Tour desk - Laundry service
Great food is one of the outstanding aspects of the Beqa Lagoon Resort, with guests selecting from an a la carte menu each morning for their lunch and dinner. You can expect fresh ingredients cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Some of the desserts are works of art. You won't lose weight staying here.
International and main meal dishes
Special dietary requirements can be arranged with prior notice
Desserts are varied and imaginative
... Dahl soup, Kododa (raw fish marinated in coconut), Chicken Cordon Bleu ...
For a touch of romance, your evening meal can be served at your own bure if you wish.
Complimentary continental breakfast is fruit juice, coffee, tea, eggs cooked to choice, fruit, cereals, toast and jams.
"At the resort the services, staff, food, diving, were fantastic. They even provided a cake for us on our wedding anniversary. The shark dive was amazing and we felt safe and well looked after the whole time. We'd definitely recommend them." - Amy Barnes, Singapore, 17 June 2016 ...
"They have wonderful staff and dive sites. The DMs are knowledgeable, friendly and capable but their gear is in sad shape. The staff is what makes this resort incredible. It is a beautiful location with access to world class dive sites. The bures are in need of maintenance but comfortable, big and well furnished. The beachfront burrs have nice plunge pools and big decks overlooking the beach- great for relaxing. We had heard the food was first class and were not at all disappointed by any of the meals. It is amazing the 5 star meals that appear from the kitchen. We took full advantage of the spa treatments and had some of the best massages ever! Everyone at the Beqa Resort works very hard to insure you enjoy your stay." - Suzanne Mitchell, USA, 17 March 2014 ...