Beqa Lagoon Resort in Beqa Island, Fiji
In the middle of the South Pacific find a place where you can escape from the noise of the modern world - with no telephones, cars or even roads, the islands of Fiji are blessed instead with the beauty of nature, one of the world's largest barrier reefs and the pristine blue of crystal clear water. On this island paradise, also referred to as the Soft Coral Capital of the World, you will find serene style and soothing relaxation at Beqa Lagoon Resort, where the best of Fiji is presented in South Pacific luxury. An intimate resort, Beqa features 25 deluxe and exclusive villas spread out beneath lush tropical landscape, beautifully appointed with traditional island decor. Delectable cuisine, activities at sea and on shore, relaxing hammocks, a large and luxurious infinity pool, and soothing aromatherapy massages in the privacy of your villa are the ingredients for perfect days in paradise.
Private villas, or bures as they are called in Fiji, dot the shoreline and offer private courtyards, large sundecks and cool plunge pools—in addition to the rhythmic sound of lapping waves. Discover a place listed in the New York Times bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, and experience fun-filled days snorkeling, swimming or kayaking in the warm waters of the blue lagoon. Hike to the mystical waterfalls, play a friendly game of volleyball with the locals or spend an exciting afternoon deep-sea fishing. Choose to surf the world class "Fijian Pipeline" at Frigate Pass, or dive the pristine reefs to discover the rich marine life, beautiful coral gardens and perhaps experience a riveting shark encounter. Beqa Island is also home to the legendary Firewalkers. This tradition began on this mystical island and the Beqa Lagoon Resort gives you the tremendous opportunity to witness this sacred ceremony. Meals are served in casual elegance at the spacious open air Bure Kalou restaurant, serving a menu laden with fresh local flavors. Discover the warmth and tranquility of the South Pacific at Beqa Lagoon Resort.
Location of Beqa Lagoon Resort
Nearest Airport: NAN
Amenities for Beqa Lagoon Resort
- General Information
- 25 Guest Rooms
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- In-Room Amenities
- Private Patios or Balconies
- Air Conditioning
- Private Pools
- Private Courtyards
- Cultural Classes
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Scuba Diving
- Boat Excursions
- Wildlife Viewing
- Active & Adventure
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Beqa Lagoon Resort
Beqa is an island resort 30 minutes ferry away from the main island. We found it based on online reviews for their shark dives. The dives were out-of-the-world extraordinary! Although we were diving with tiger and bull sharks, the diving staff made us feel safe and we enjoyed all the dives tremendously. We also like the spacious room with a super comfortable king sized bed, a single bed and a sitting area. The local staff are all very friendly and warm (shoutout to Rupeni and Fion!!) and the meals were exquisite. Meal times were made even more special by the amazing stories told by resort manager, Capt Gary! A few improvements that would have made the stay even better would be a smoother pickup from the harbour (we waited a few hours for the ferry as we arrived in the early morning), free wifi (or at least at the lobby area?) and the water pressure in the shower needs to be higher. Haha... still love the entire experience at Beqa Lagoon Resort!
Eunice1428 - Singapore, Singapore
To start, this is my 3rd time to Fiji and I absolutely love the people, the culture, the food and the atmosphere. I travel all over the world diving and meeting people and it's what I love to do. I came to Beqa Lagoon with my family members who I travel with yearly for dive trips, we were actually scouting out the resort to see if we could bring our 40-50 closet dive buddies in September on our annual dive trip. First, I want to point out the positive things about Beqa. The Fijian staff are "THE BEST". We were greeted by Filo who should be the GM of the Resort. Her smile, attitude, and passion for her job exhumes from her the moment she greets you! Save the activities director was amazing and worked every possible job that was there from kitchen help, bartender, host, activities director, babysitter, dancer, singer. He made our activities other than diving very informative and exciting. I'm sure he has other hats he wears as well. Ornella "Nella" the Dive Instructor made a tough beginning for us smooth sailing as the week went by. The Kitchen Staff, Front Office Staff, to the grounds keepers and those that cleaned our rooms and looked after us were all amazing and went out of their way to do whatever we needed. The food was good, the rooms were big, bright, and comfy. The resort is beautiful and if you want a fantastic massage I highly recommend the Hot Stone Massage. Off the Island MUST activity is the White Water Rafting (ask for Moses as your guide). I always make the best of every situation, even if it's not what I expected or was told it would be. So yes I would recommend this resort for 2 or 3 days for the Shark Dive, the experience of the Fijian Staff and Village, and then fly to Taveuni or somewhere else for better diving. The Bad: Communication between the Staff needs serious fixing. Especially the Dive Operation. We were told to be at the dive shop at 7:30 for our briefings. We never left until 9 sometimes 9:30 because the boats were never ready for us. That was extremely frustrating and that was almost every day of our 7 day trip. Ornella the Dive Instructor tried very diligently to move things along, however the dive guides just didn't make that happen. The boats (ALL OF THEM) are in very bad condition. The Dive Guides (unless you are on the Shark Dive) never really speak to you or introduce themselves. There was no water on our boat the first day, or towels. That was fixed the next day because we brought that to Ornella's attention. An incident occurred with another guest who was rude and obnoxious to me and my group during a dive and during lunch. The incident on the boat turned into a physical altercation where he grabbed our group leader and tried to throw her overboard. Through the struggle the rude guest ended up in a headlock until he gave in and relented. Not at any time did the any of the boat crew (8 total) on two boats that were tied together said or did anything during the altercation. This incident was not handled properly by any staff or management member. Not one time did any Staff or Management Member step in or speak up. It was not until other guests stepped in and defended me and my group during lunch when the guest went off on a verbal bashing of Americans. Management is pathetic. We were greeted on our first day by our Host Gary after a very unsafe crossing in a small boat in 2-4 foot seas after waiting for 4 hours for a boat ride with no communication or instructions from the resort. He introduced himself to our group as Hi I'm Gary I will be your host for the next week and I use that term loosely. That was pretty much the extent of our conversations with him. He never interacted with the guests and when he did it was never about anything to do with diving, the resort, or if we need anything. It was always about him and his life experiences, or rude comments about other guests, or his general comments to us girls that he called sweet lips or sweet cheeks. When we asked him about some of the dive crew being a little slack, he told us that he was basically held hostage by the shark divers and that they did what they wanted and even though he would put up signs telling them how things were to be done, they would just rip them down. We told him your the manager stand up to them, he told us if he did they would just break the boats and then we'd all be screwed. As he walked away we just all shook our heads in disbelief. The Absolute Worst Thing: We noticed when we arrived while sitting on the beach a bunch of cigarette butts which is so not like Fiji. So several of us in our group picked a full handful of them up and took them to the office. We told them that they should have a talk with whoever was smoking about the hazards that they had for marine life especially turtles. Later that same day we saw Gary the "general manager" smoking, my sister asked him outright if he was the guy leaving cigarette butts all over the place, he told us No it was a Russian guest. We continued to notice them in places we had already cleaned up, and then found a good two hand fulls on the ground near a trash can. We asked him again and he swore that those were not his brand. At dinner one night he got up and went out onto the lawn and lit up a cigarette..and then just flipped it still burning onto the ground. My group leader went out to the grass and retrieved it and called him out on it. Everyone in the dinning room saw him but then again, everyone of us already knew it was him. The question is: How can a manager of a resort in Fiji be so disrespectful to the island, the ocean, the marine life that lives in it, and the Fijian people that call the Island their home? I spoke to Filo the next day and told her they needed to get several buckets, fill them with sand and allow the people that smoke in the resort a place to place their cigarette butts. She said that was a great idea and would include that in her briefings. I will come back to Fiji and maybe some day to Beqa when things get fixed there.
We went to Beqa Lagoon Resort for the shark dive and it did not disappoint. Our ride from the airport didn't show up at the domestic terminal, so we had to call the resort, but he arrived shortly after. Our transfer from Nadi to Pacific Harbor was great. We got on one of the dive boats at Pacific Harbor just before sunset, and it was loaded up with fish heads and chum for the next day's shark dive, so it smelled pretty bad. After a 45 minute boat ride to the island, we were moved into a smaller boat for transfer to the beach. Yes, you will get wet feet when you step out of the boat, but nothing higher than the knee. It's Fiji, it's ok! The staff met us with a song and fresh fruit juice. We stayed in a koi pond bure and it was very spacious. There's little to no water pressure, but the water does get hot. This resort is run by exceptional staff and the local manager, Filo, is amazing! She is everywhere, making sure everything is done properly, all the while with a huge smile on her face. Everyone is helpful and cheerful. The staff make this resort great. The dive staff was a little loose scheduling-wise. They operate on island time, but they get the job done. We would often leave by 8:45 or 9:45 and return around 1:30 or 2pm. They offer nitrox. Their rental gear could use some maintenance, as could the boats. However, the staff provided everything we needed, except for the day my rented BCD kept auto-inflating and they told me to just unhook the low pressure inflator hose to solve the problem. I was OK doing it for that day (we were at sea with no extra BCDs), as long as the BCD was replaced with a working one the next day, which it was. Overall, I have no complaints about the dive staff. They knew the area, the reefs, and executed the shark dives brilliantly. The Beqa Lagoon website said they would accommodate all dietary requirements. They had a difficult time understanding that we didn't eat meat or dairy. They tried, it just wasn't great. One day for lunch we were served plain pasta in a bowl. Once I wrote everything out on paper - each dairy item I could think of and every type of meat I could think of - they finally got it. There is a "manager" that appeared now and then while we were there. His name is Gary but he never introduced himself. One day while we were eating lunch, he came over to our table and said to my husband, "Pardon me while I undress your wife," and proceeded to tug at my shirt to get a better view of my back tattoo. This made me very uncomfortable and was completely inappropriate. If you're travelling with young women, keep them away from Gary. Beqa Lagoon Resort needs more Filo, less Gary.
KM_NV - Las Vegas, Nevada
We stayed at beqa the first week of April. From the time you arrive till the time you leave you are family. Thankfully we had no issues at all with transfers boat was there on time and left on time. The staff Is incredible.Filo who keeps everything running smoothly,and sava who does what ever is needed to be done. " your the man" .and Mila who is so wonderful with the kids. The food was terrific Mohamed (the chief) who had left for a couple of days while we were there but the lady's did a fantastic job.Eating all together was fun,we made a lot of new friends that we still keep in touch with from all over . Kava night was awesome sitting with staff and friends singing and drinking kava was a wonderful experience. The fire walkers and the lighting of the torches was also a great time. The bures are beautiful ac worked great which you need very humid . Plenty of space, bed comfy ,and was always clean . The plunge pool was great to have also.The shower well you all know about that by now lol, The snorkeling out front at the house reef was amazing so many types of fish and very colorful coral. Now for the diving it was awesome the dive staff also awesome As for the boat and equipment really bad. They just need new boats they are in horrific shape and the tanks have not been inspected for at least 5 years as per the stamp on the tanks. Nitrox not analized correctly. We saw that padi just gave them a 5 star and don't know how that could be its very dangerous, don't get me wrong the dive staff are incredible and the shark dive is absolutely amazing. We did not meet Gary the manger he was not there but Diane was there she is from the los Vegas office checking things out and reporting back to Alex the owner.she was very nice, We hope that things get better at beqa it is truly a very special place. Hope the owner sees what is going on and address it . We had an wonderful time it's a long flight from the USA and hopefully they resolve some issues would love to return some day.miss you all .
STRAVALLE J - Newburgh, New York
My husband and I spent our ten year anniversary celebration at Beqa Lagoon Resort for 8 wonderful days! The loving, friendly, extremely hospitable staff is the absolute highlight of this resort! They are genuine and spiritually uplifting to interact with. I want to return just to visit with them... The site is beautiful! We do not dive, so when the divers left for the day, we had the whole place to ourselves. Talk about rejuvenating! The food was fantastic, diverse and very fresh. The rooms are clean, down to earth and have all necessities. Loved the school and village visits. My husband loved the snorkeling and kayak excursions. We would return in a heartbeat and truly hope to do so! It is a real find...
Carson B - Walnut Creek, California