Welcome to Makaira Resort

Surrender to the sensuousness of the South Pacific.

Welcome to Makaira Resort, your island paradise beside the sea.

Gentle lapping waves on a white sandy shore, fish darting among colorful reefs in turquoise seas, the lazy rustle of palm tree fronds.

Explore our Garden Island by day caressed by tropical breezes, dive pristine reefs awash with life, relax and soak up the sun, dine on fresh, organic local produce, and await the quietude of a golden sun setting in a keleidoscope of vibrant colors. 

A Special Place in Paradise

Travelers, including those who’ve already hit the world’s better-known exotic and tropical spots are discovering that Taveuni is one of the jewels of the Pacific and an exciting new destination.  Especially for those that are searching for the exotic that includes all the romance of the South Pacific, endemic and indigenous beauty of the verdant tropics, world-renowned diving and a rich diverse culture, with the friendliest people on Earth.  The only skyscrapers you will see are our coconut trees that are home to the tropical birds.

Live the fantasy. With just 4 of the most spacious accommodations (bures) of any mid-range resort in Matei, Taveuni. They are spread out over more than 2 acres on a 4 acre property with stunning panoramic ocean views, from each accommodation.  The property even includes gorgeous sunsets over the sea with islands dappled on the horizon. 

Makaira Resort is for the traveler seeking romance, privacy, serenity , beauty and adventure.  Wake up to an ocean view from your bed, laze in the swinging king size bed in the cabana bure on the point, tan by your own private plunge pool,  spend an afternoon snorkeling, kayaking (included amenities) on our beautiful reefs or laying on the 1/3 Km  long white sandy beach directly below us that offers the most in privacy. 

For the eco-friendly explore or participate in our coral gardening project and plant your own reef.  At Makaira our passions include coral reef conservation, snorkeling the reefs, organizing tours for divers, hikers, deep sea fishing and birdwatching. Check out these and more on our Activities page.

There is so much to do on Taveuni; we have a concierge and a fabulous Fijian staff to help you plan your day trips outside of Makaira.  But, before you start your day enjoy our complimentary breakfast and catch up on your e-mails from our free Wi-Fi service provided in every room.   If you prefer you can make dinner reservations at our restaurant or prepare your own simple meals in the kitchenette in each accommodation. 

Experience the best of both worlds of a vacation home rental and a resort with full service and full time staff that combines the Bula and Aloha spirit.  Tailor your vision of your ultimate holiday. 

Contact us directly for the very latest special offers and flexible forward bookings for international travelers.

Super Special Accommodation Amenities  at Makaira        

  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Gorgeous white beach directly below us that stretches for a third of a km with amazing snorkeling
  • Free Wifi
  • Free airport transfers with at least 24 hours notice before arrival
  • Private dipping pools off the deck in the Marlin, Grander and Ocean View Villa accommodations
  • Concierge service – Mon-Friday if you would prefer to have someone organize your tours and activities
  • Daily maid service, full time Fijian staff and all linens provided
  • Each self contained accommodation is privately situated and enjoys its own sweeping ocean views
  • Flat screen TV with free USB movies in the Ocean View Villa, Grander, and Marlin (USB movies only in the Orchid Bure, no flatscreen TV)
  • Kitchenette  with the basic utensils
  • Large refrigerator and double gas burner
  • Electric stand up fan
  • Ceiling fans (except Orchid Bure)
  • French Press for making coffee
  • 24 hours of power
  • Premium King Size beds, or  a King and 2 Singles for the Grander, Queen double in the Orchid Bure
  • Imported Linens
  • Bath and beach towels
  • Spacious bathrooms with  indoor hot water shower/bath
  • Soap, shampoo and conditioner
  • Blow drier
  • Cool refreshing jungle showers attached to each accommodation (except the Orchid)
  • Access to whatever you fancy in the Guest Toy room with snorkel gear, books, games etc. 
  • Fabulous in-house Fijian staff and Hawaiian owned for the best of the “Bula” and “Aloha” spirit !

The Makaira Staff – and our Family Business Model

We work as a blended family here where everyone gets a piece of the pie. This has led us to an interesting business Model.

Our staff came up with what was originally a concept to provide extra guest services that would be small businesses for them. This includes laundry, massage and dining (see pages for pricing) – they provide the services and pay them directly in Fiji Dollars.

From top left clockwise – Makaira owner Roberta Davis, Naca (Natha) our Breakfast cook always starts your day with a wonderful smile, Mere, Kristi, then Neumi and Tom who keep our grounds beautiful and undertake general maintenance.

Laisa and Maina

Laisa and Maina provide the complimentary housekeeping service, plus and personal laundry service. All the guest has to do is put FJ$20.00 FJD per load on top of the laundry basket provided in their room. The next day they will receive their clothes clean and folded in their room.

Free Activities in and around Makaira        

  • Request a kava evening for a fun time with the Makaira staff that they sponsor to get to know our guests
  • Lovely white sand beach below us that stretches for a third of a km with amazing snorkeling
  • Due to our coral gardening efforts for well over a decade within a 2 minute swim there are miles of coral reef to explore.  A short free tour for half the reef is around 2 hours of wonder. Or you can explore the cove on your own. 
  • Free use of snorkel gear
  • Free introductory afternoon snorkel tour of the area out front or any afternoon you want to have a guide out front
  • Free lessons in coral gardening-create your own little reef
  • Free 2-person kayak
  • Dipping pool for those times you don’t want to stray from Makaira to the beach and to just nap, or read and enjoy the massive ocean views (except Orchide bure)
  • Cabana bure on the point with a large lounging bed, barbeque and picnic table for our guests enjoyment.
  • Coconut Craft lessons- Our fabulous staff will be happy to show you how to make a coconut hat, basket or how to weave a coconut leaf for a roof in case you ever find yourself on the Survivor show.

Makaira Resort White Sandy Beach (3)

Other Activities Offered        

The following activities are a available for a fee as well as equipment for hire:

  • Dining: In our dining room overlooking a view of paradise.  Reservations are required while you are enjoying your complimentary breakfast. 
  • Portable Air-con rental
  • The best massages in our massage spa overlooking the sea.
  • State of the art fishing kayaks

If you need assistance organizing activities with local operators for fishing, boat snorkel tours,  scuba dives, hikes, horseback riding and bird watching , we will be happy to do that for you. We can organize your diving, either before or upon arrival. The dive operator will pick you up right here at Makaira and drop you off in the afternoon. There is also a dive operator within walking distance.

Taveuni Rainbows