Waruka Bay Resort offers boutique accommodation on the idyllic island of Qamea

Situated on a private beach with pristine white sands, our resort offers unparalleled seclusion, nature and privacy. All three of the oversized beachfront Bure's (Fijian villa) offer unobstructed ocean views with direct beach access. The protected beachfront waters offer world class snorkelling, swimming, diving, fishing, kayaking and surfing at your front door step. The property boasts 76 acres of untouched rainforest with wilderness walks, lookouts and is a haven to 5 endangered Fijian bird species. It is the only remaining sanctuary for the Fijian Orange Dove.  The restaurant serves up a vast array of South Pacific and fusion delicacies with all produce coming directly from the ocean or the onsite organic farm. The bars opening hours are flexible depending on the guests requirements.  With excursions to nearby waterfalls, national parks, village tours, surf tours and water sports activities as optional extras your only choice is to do it all, or nothing. Navigate at your leisure through the relevant pages of this website for more information.

 

 

RELAXaTION

From tropical cocktails & exotic cuisine to beachside massages and sun deck lounging its your time to relax. Find out why, at Waruka Bay Resort, it seems the rest of the world ceases to exist.

ACTIVITIES

Feeling adventurous or relaxing in style? However you like to holiday it's nice to have options. Scroll below for a run down of all the activities, amenities and tours on offer during your stay with us.

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Fijian Bures

Our Fijian Bures have been hand crafted by local artists blending traditional materials with modern, rustic, spacious interiors. The result is a boutique fusion of traditional Fijian architecture with 5 star energy efficient designs

Our protected blue lagoon waters offer the perfect setting for exploring the inner reef straight off the beach. 

Our protected blue lagoon waters offer the perfect setting for exploring the inner reef straight off the beach.
There is healthy and diverse marine life with resident eagle rays, turtles, reef fish of all sizes and coloured corals.
Feel free to explore it all via snorkelling, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. We have all the gear to get you sorted. 

Snorkelling, Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) & Kayak tours can be arranged for those wanting to go further abroad. There is stunning reef all around Qamea so whether you want to explore it from above or below the water, we can take you there. There is a magic snorkel tour to nearby shipwrecks and reefs.

Snorkelling gear (Mask, Fins, Snorkel) FJ$20 a day

Kayak & SUP hire FJ$15/hr

Surfboards & Bodyboards from FJ$20 a day

Snorkelling Tours by boat are from FJ$75pp (minimum 2 people) inclusive of boat hire, guide & equipment.

Kayak and SUP tours from FJ$35pp (minimum 2 people) inclusive of boards, guide & snorkelling equipment.

Surf Trips

For surfers there are clean small right and left hand breaks right out front. The beach breaks are better for long boards and SUPs, with the larger breaks a 5min boat ride out to the outer reef. 

The famous Qamea Island right hander is a short 5min boat ride, straight out from Waruka Bay to the outer reef. Arguably the best break in Fiji behind Cloudbreak & Frigates. This break works better from October through to May when the trade winds aren't blowing it out but also works during the middle of the year when the winds swing around to the North. Generally speaking, the swell is bigger from June through to September, but cleaner from October to May. Boat costs are variable depending on how many people are sharing the ride, but start at FJ$30 per person.

Hiking & bird watching at Waruka Bay

With 76 acres of rainforest to explore take one of the many trails around the site to see all that this beautiful bay has to offer. The trails run from the rear of your accommodation transporting you through rainforest, bridge crossings over the inland lake, past the organic vege farm and down to the bar and restaurant. The lookout trails rising up the hills at the rear of the property offer scenic views across Qamea island and back to Taveuni. The property acts as a veritable atrium offering sanctuary to a number of rare and endangered Fijian bird species, the most notable being the Fijian Orange Dove. Other aves calling Waruka home include Pacific Parrots, Blue Kingfishers, Spotted Turtle Doves, Golden Plovers, White Breasted Swallows, Crested Terns, Collared Lorry, Reef Herons, Hawks, Owls and fruit bats.

Full Body Relaxation Massage: Let yourself completely unwind with our Fijian masseuse Lusia.

Half hour massage FJ$40  One hour FJ$75

Bouma National Park & Waterfalls: The half day trip to Bouma is a must see excursion. The Park boasts three separate, all equally impressive, waterfalls, with well kept, stunning walking trails showcasing the native flora of Fiji. There's good sized rock jumps and plenty of fresh water swimming holes along the way. The trail heads up over the mountain lookout with vistas back to Qamea & Waruka Bay.

Bouma Waterfall & National Park tours FJ$135 per Adult (min 2 Adults) includes return boat transfers, park entry & picnic lunch.

Fijian Fishing Tours: Half day tours take in the local hot spots around Qamea. Catch your own dinner and learn about the local fishing spots from our expert fisherman Cosiga. If you want to mix it up take the spear gun and snorkel also. FJ$175 per person

 

Village Tours: Guests are invited to visit the local Fijian village of Kocoma. The majority of our traditional building materials came from this village and our staff are both happy and proud to show you where they call home. During the tour you'll experience traditional handy craft & weaving practices, local fishing methods, a village lunch, village music and undoubtedly asked to sit for a bowl of Kava or two... Many guests bring stationary or books to drop off to the local school as a donation.. 


Every Bure at Waruka Bay Resort is absolute beachfront. To ensure your privacy no two Bure's have been built within 50m of each other.

All of our Bure's have been hand crafted by local artists & tradesmen, using traditional materials, fused with modern architecture & engineering. The result is a series of generously proportioned bespoke Bure's with 6m high ceilings, 5 star energy rating, eco efficient designs and luxury finishes. Every room of your accommodation boasts stunning ocean views, including the shower from your outdoor bathroom & each Bure has both an indoor lounge room & undercover outdoor lounge area separate to its main bedroom. Walking trails between the accommodation and resort amenities run at the rear of the Bure's ensuring your uninterrupted ocean views, remain exactly that. We have both two bedroom and one bedroom Bure's to choose from and we are more than flexible on bedding arrangements and squeezing extra family members in if need be.

ACCOMMODATION

 Our Fijian Bures have been hand crafted by local artists blending traditional materials with modern, rustic, spacious interiors. The result is a boutique fusion of traditional Fijian architecture with 5 star energy efficient designs.

Prices

One Bedroom Bure from EU$165 / US$185 / AU$245 / FJ$385 / per night.

Two Bedroom Bure from EU$199 / US$220 / AU$299/ FJ$465 per night.

Contact Management for specials on any stay 7 nights or more.

Families can add a full time nanny for only FJ$60 a day.

ONE BEDROOM BURE GALLERY 

Our One Bedroom Bures offer a generous 72m2 of living space. An open plan lounge room is separate to the oversized bedroom. An undercover front deck provides an additional outdoor living area and comes equipped with with a daybed and a hammock. Additional features include luxurious king size bed, mosquito net, private ensuite with outdoor shower and drying area, instant hot water system, 240v power points, clothes racks and shelving, 6m high ceilings and uninterrupted ocean views.

TWO BEDROOM BURE GALLERY

The Two Bedroom Grand Bure offers a generous 140m2 of living space. An open plan lounge/dining area separates the two huge bedrooms at either end of the Bure. An undercover front deck provides an additional 26m2 of outdoor living area and comes equipped with with 2 daybeds and a hammock. Additional features include luxurious king size beds, mosquito nets, 2 private ensuites with outdoor showers and drying area, instant hot water system, 240v power points, clothes racks & shelving, 6m high ceilings and uninterrupted ocean views.

Use our contact form below and be sure to contact us directly for bookings. Reservations made directly through us will always be cheaper than any other booking site or agency.

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Dining

The Waruka Bay Resort Barefoot Bar & Restaurant serves up sumptuous breakfasts, lunch and dinner daily, overlooking our beach front views. With an emphasis on using only organic produce, mostly from our own vegetable gardens and fruit plantations here onsite. Seafood is a specialty of the house, with fresh crayfish, crustaceans and palagics are regularly on our specials board in addition to our extensive set menu listed below. Being a smaller boutique resort we also adapt our specials board to suit your preferences, so whatever you're into, just let us know in advance! We are only too happy to extend our range of vegetarian & gluten free dishes also.

In addition to our organic produce, our chef's hand make all of our own pastas, breads & sauces onsite daily to ensure only the freshest delicacies are served to you. Guests can choose dishes from our extensive meal plan which includes three generously proportioned meals a day. Tea and coffee are included with breakfast and drinking water is available from the bar and restaurant at all times. 

Meal Plan Costs (inclusive of 25% Fijian Tourism Tax)

Adult FJ$125 a day

Children (under 14) FJ$75 a day

 

Explore the spectacular dive sites around Qamea Island or take a trip to the world famous Rainbow Reef. 

 

 

Explore our hidden treasures around Qamea Island and enjoy the world famous Rainbow Reef. The experienced PADI instructors and guides of our cooperation partner Dive Academy Fiji will provide you with an unforgettable underwater experience.

You are not a certified diver yet? No problem - ‘sega na lega’ as we say in Fijian – try it with a Discover Scuba Diver activity at the colourful reef right in front of the resort. Or become a PADI Open Water Diver in only 4 days. Alternatively, take your snorkelling to a different level as a PADI Freediver.

If you want to expand your dive skills, Dive Academy Fiji provides training up to Assistant Instructor or you can choose from a variety of PADI specialty courses. Please check out the Dive Academy Fiji website for details. Bookings can be arranged both through Waruka Bay Resort or through Dive Academy Fiji.

http://www.diveacademyfiji.com

 

Some of the reef life that can be seen at the Waruka Bay Resort

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How to Get Here

Waruka Bay is situated on the South Western side of Qamea, in the North Eastern islands of Fiji. The nearest airport is Matei Airport in Taveuni.

Most tourists will stay on the main island of Fiji due to convenience, however if you want to see the pristine white beaches and sparkling turquoise waters an extra flight or boat ride to the outer islands is essential.

Airport Transfers From Taveuni Airport  to Waruka Bay Resort can be arranged by management upon confirmation of your arrival time in Taveuni. Transfers consist of a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport, followed by a 20 minute boat ride to your accommodation. Transfer costs are variable depending on the amount of people in your group.

Fiji Airways & Northern Air run flights to Taveuni from both Nadi & Suva. These are 16 seater planes so there is limited availability, to ensure you get your flights at a good price, try to book these well in advance. Flights out of Suva can be considerably cheaper, so for those coming from nearby South Pacific countries its also worth looking into flying directly into Suva where possible.

Nadi - Taveuni approx 1 hr 15mins 

Suva - Taveuni approx 50 mins

These flights can rise sharply in price closer to the date of departure, so it's better to purchase well in advance.

Goundar shipping run an overnight ferry service from Suva to Taveuni every Friday & Monday evening. The journey takes about 16 hours and sleeper cabins are available.

The Taveuni Princess runs one daily ferry from Buca Bay near Savusavu to Taveuni each morning. 

If you would like us to help you with info regarding flights or boats, just drop us a line at management@waruka.com