We are suited for the traveler that just wants to get away, without the crowds, be it for fun, adventure, romance or quiet reflection. Makaira has 3 self contained accommodation, situated at the least on their own half acre or acre. We offer the best of both worlds of a vacation cottage and a resort. We cater to the traveler who wants to have a more private get away and design their own holiday without being regimented with time schedules, or be part of the faceless masses, nor do they want to be set adrift in a foreign country. We offer our guest every conceivable choice to design their holiday on their own time and desire frame. Set in tropical beauty with panoramic ocean views perched over and between some of the best beaches and snorkeling on Taveuni, combined with a full time Fijian staff to cater to your needs, meals upon request, personal laundry service, guides, daily maid service, in-house fishing operation, massage. Free snorkel tours, WiFi, private phone, Kayak and lots of toys.
Location: We are privately located on the tip Ucuilagi Point that translated into English from the original Fijian name means Heavenly Point or point to Heaven. The original Fijians aptly named this location, as it is the only location in Matei that has stunning panoramic views that are right, left and center overlooking the Somosomo straits and islands on the horizon. The property is 4 acres with manicured gardens, filled with tropical fruits, flowers, and native birds. There are two white sandy coves to either side of us. The beaches to the left are the most beautiful and are the largest and most private white sandy beaches in Matei, with the best snorkeling on the island just moments from entering the water. Our kayak offers the opportunity to explore the 3 miles of reef and snorkeling to the left of us and discover a few more nearby deserted white sandy beaches that are only accessible by sea.
Fishing: The Huntress-28 foot Fiberglass Center Console with new 225hp Yamaha, meets USCG safety standards. The boat is soft riding and provides a great casting platform for light tackle deep sea trolling or reef casting/popping/jiggig and fly-fishing and is equally capable of pursuing Big Game Fish. Your Capt. John Llanes has 30 years of international professional charter experience. The boat is equipped with GPS, VHF, 4 rod holders, 30, 50, and 80 Internationals, 2 stand up belts.. Pristine and abundant waters surround your home base of Taveuni, Fiji. All the various prime fishing habitats are here and begin five minutes after launching, opening up to a vastness of virtually virgin fishing grounds in every direction. For Giant Trevally (GT) and Fly bring your own gear. We strongly support release of all billfish and GT's. We also offer two state of the art fishing kayaks for hire, inquire for more information.
About Makaira: We specialize in privacy as we are aware of your needs for peace, quiet and privacy, but we have a full staff that are all happily available to you. Makaira is ideally suited for the traveler that just wants to get away, be it for romance or quiet reflection. For that special traveler, who does not want the crowds, Makaira’s breath taking location is set to create some incredible memories that will last a lifetime. The accommodations sit on their own unobstructed acre that provide all the natural tropical drama of overlooking the ocean and two easily accessible white sandy coves, a canopy of stars at night, lush tropical gardens, and brilliant sunsets, a complete setting, which is sure to quiet the stress and inner yearnings for serenity. We have tried to create the comforts you are accustomed to and include just about everything many of the higher priced accommodations offer, except we offer privacy on one of the most beautiful locations on the island at an affordable price.
We are originally from Hawaii and came to Taveuni in 1986 and realized how much it reminded us of the Hawaii of our youth that we thought no longer existed anywhere. So we just had to have another shot at paradise that was not lost. Quite simply we missed the charm and romance of Hawaii's yesteryears. It was gone before we were grown up.
It is so beautiful, words can't describe how beautiful it is and photos can't capture the whole view. We wanted a property that was large enough that we could maintain its tropical integrity, have privacy and have enough space to be self sufficient with an organic garden. We are both ocean people, John is a many generation fisherman and we have a safe anchorage on the beach where he can launch his charter boat operation. I am an in the water person, and to be able to walk down and jump in the ocean and experience incredible snorkeling and do some reef gardening is more than I could ever dream of. It was also very important to us that no one could ever build on the beach near us because of what we saw happen to Hawaii's beaches. No one can build on the beach below us so it always maintains that element of privacy. For us it truly is practice heaven and we hope our guests feel the same way.
We looked for 3 years for the perfect property for us on Taveuni. One that was large and easily accessible to the sea. When we found this property it was raw and undeveloped, in fact we didn't know what a stunning view it had until we cleared the last of it. We only knew there would be an ocean view. Little did we know we got a 180 degree ocean view, that no one else has, it is breathtaking. Since it was undeveloped this allowed us to create our own vision within the means of what you can do in the tropics and our finances. For the last 10 years we have been developing it and I always think 'okay now it is well and truly done'. But it isn't! That has become kind of a joke with the Makaira family whenever I say it. But there always seems to be one more thing we think of that our guests might enjoy, so I imagine it will always be a work in progress. But we are done building accommodations, 3 is enough to offer our guests the privacy, personalized service and range in rates to fit their budget. For our many returness they get a kick out of what changes have occurred since the last time they visited and immediately incorporate them into their routine of enjoyment. Although we are not 5 star and never strive to be, that is not the Aloha style which is much more relaxed and unpretentious. We laugh and say we are no star and our guests say we are All Star, which is very nice and generous of them. But we strive to give our guests the best bang for their buck,in beauty, romance, adventure, amenities, personalized service, privacy, nice clean, comfortable accommodations with a few delightful surprises and the ability to design the holiday of their choice, like we would like to do if we went somewhere. So in short it was the opportunity to imagine that brought us to this property