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Qamea Island, Fiji

Paradise, Honeymoon, Island Experience, Diving, Cultural Experience

Our Room
We stayed in a traditional Fijian style hut, which on the inside though was very modern and had everything we needed. Aircon, mosquito netting & wifi were all available from the room. Outside each of the huts there were also two large beautiful seashells implanted in the soil and filled with water daily, so we could wash our feet of the sand before going back inside, a nice touch.

The food at Qamea was beautiful. Fresh Salads, Seafood & local specialties were all available. Gluten free & vegan options were also available, and we were never left hungry. There was also a gorgeous beach hut which once could book in advance to enjoy a romantic beachside dinner for sunset.

If there was one thing that stood out from our stay at Qamea (besides the picturesque beauty all around us), it was the service and the warmth of the people working at the resort. The resort is almost exclusively staffed by local Fijians, who welcome you with big & warm smiles upon their faces. We have such fond memories of our interactions with them all, it feels from memory more like we stayed at friends, than at a resort. I was pleasantly surprised at how well everyone remembered our names, and it created an instant feeling of familiarity. From the waiters, to the cleaning maids, i can’t remember having ever felt so comfortable and instantly accepted by any group of people representing a venue or brand. There is truly something special about the Fijian people.

Qamea Island is world renowned for some of the most exceptional diving spots on our planet. The resort has a dedicated diving instructor who takes guests on daily trips to the surrounding Reefs. There is also a village of native Qamean residents a short boatride away, which you can visit with a guide for a truly cultural experience. We got to spend the afternoon with the Chief of the Island Daniel, a great man who made us feel very welcome. He even offered us a place to stay should we ever want to visit again.
There are also a set of 3 freshwater waterfalls, on the nearby island of Tavenui, which are a sight to see, and one can swim underneath them as well.
The resort also has a dedicated yoga & meditation instructor, who hosts daily classes to get back in touch with your body & soul.

The wifi was fine, though there was an outage for a couple of days, which the staff assured us was out of character.

Let’s escape to Paradise. If you’re sitting at your desk daydreaming of your next getaway, let Wanderlife help your imagination with our top 5 collection of Paradise Islands starting with an Island called Paradise…

Yes Paradise Island is a real place!

1. Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Yep the name says it all. Paradise island is a thing, a real island that can be found in the Bahamas and is best known for being the home of Atlantis resort. A mega hotel complete with it’s own casino, beach, dining options, shopping and more. Modelled off the lost city of Atlantis, the island is also home to the largest marine habitat in the world and is bursting with life!

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2. Qamea, Fiji

Wanderlife can vouch that Qamea Fiji it the definition of paradise, complete with white sand, crystal blue water, amazing locals, fresh fruit cocktails and those lone low hanging beach palm trees that you only thought existed on your computer screen saver! Yes Qamea in Fiji has it all. Check out our full review of the Qamea here.

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3. Maui

This Hawaiian island is the second largest in the Mid Pacific and is bursting with life and endless activities, with hiking, biking, diving, snorkelling and windsurfing all on the cards. Maui is known for it’s breath taking natural beauty and scenery which makes Hawaii so special.

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4. Boracay Island

This is the smallest island of the Philippines, but don’t let size fool you, this island is pure magic with milky blue waters and a 4km long picture perfect beach front. Boracay has fast become one the Philippines top tourist destinations and has come in close to winning the best land designation by Travel & Leisure magazine.

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5. Gili Islands

The Gili Islands in Bali Indonesia can be found of the coast of Lombok. Each island is beautiful and kept in a near natural state with a car and motorbikes ban, meaning the islands remain tranquil, laid back and not overrun with tourists! Check out our Express bali guide for some Bali destinations!

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