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 Two-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 (proof of 30 logged dives required). 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, Shark reef marine reserve levy (when upgrade from coral to shark dives). Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 50 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: US$ 110; 3 tanks: US$ 180. Shark Reef upgrade - 2 tanks: US$ 80. Night dives: US$ 60 per dive. Nitrox: 6-days unlimited - US$ 110. Single tank - US$ 10. Dives payable in advance. Dive computer (US$ 20 per day), torch (US$ 15 per day), 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, ice tea, hot tea and coffee, return resort transfers from Nadi Airport, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking treks, paddle boarding, Fijian daily culture and entertainment, 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.
Boat departs to Pacific Harbour to Beqa Island daily at 10:00 am and 4:30 pm. Boat returns from Beqa to Pacific Harbour daily at 8:30 am (2:30 pm departure may be requested at the resort). There is a surcharge of US$ 150 for a transfer outside of standard operating hours. Please note,the boat does not operate after dark, therefore if you arrive at night you will need to overnight in Viti Levu.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Please ask us for more details.
The Deluxe Beachfront, Oceanview and Honeymoon bures all have unrestricted sea views over Beqa Lagoon from their private courtyard which also feature a private plunge-pool, sundeck and hammock. Garden bures are set inland and the Koi Lagoon bures are built around a koi fish pond. There is a large house which contains 4 Two-bedroom Suites (these latter accommodations have an additional lounge, a king-size bed and 2 double beds, verandah and ocean views).
All the bures have:
Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
King size beds with reading lights
Private courtyard with plunge-pool and hammock (Deluxe Beachfront, Oceanvie 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.
Medicinal nature walk, demonstrating various plants and trees and their medicinal purposes.
Afternoon story and history sessions - learn about the traditions, the culture and the history of the island.
Coconut and mat weaving and preparations
Guided snorkel tour on the Nayamotu Reef
Guided kayak tour
Cultural experiences - village tours, tales of the legendary firewalkers, waterfall and farm walks, kava drinking.
Unique traditional Beqa Island firewalking ceremony.
Surfing at Frigates Pass, also known as the Fiji Pipeline, a perfect world-class left hand break.
Meke traditional war dance, wielding war clubs and all.
Fijian cooking demonstration - preparing the traditional dish "Kokoda" and be amazed at the taste. Try to make milk from a coconut.
Choir Sunday - a day of church. Dressed in their finest outfits, the neighbours come and perform for you.
Fijian live band - hang out at the Bula Bar listening to the live band singing traditional songs over a "Famous Firewalker" concocted from local rums and juices.
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 - Paddle boards - Snorkelling - Complimentary kayaks - Daily events programme - 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 ...
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