Beqa Lagoon Resort

Located in the heart of the Fiji Islands is the secluded island paradise – Beqa Lagoon Resort. A journey by boat across the lagoon brings you to to lovely secluded Beqa Island. Set among the lush, tropical gardens are 25 deluxe air-conditioned Fijian style villas with private plunge pools, exotic koi ponds and beautiful ocean views. No roads, no cars...just a simple footpath to take you where you need to go.

The onsite PADI Scuba Diving operation will reveal the amazing underwater world of the calm and pristine lagoon to you. Over 100 dive sites are just a short boat ride away including walls, wrecks and the thrilling SHARK and BIG FISH encounter…plus enjoy unlimited shore diving and snorkeling just steps off the beachfront. Fun afternoons include deep sea fishing, surfing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and hiking to the mystical waterfalls. You may also choose to relax poolside with a tropical beverage or unwind with a massage at the beachfront Lali Spa. Enjoy gourmet dining in the open air Bure Kalou and the friendly Fijian hospitality of the Beqa Staff. At Beqa, you may immerse yourself in the daily Fijian culture experiences of Firewalking, Meke ceremonies, Kava tasting and much, much more.

Upon arriving into Nadi International Airport, getting to Beqa is a breeze. You will be taken on a 2.5 hour drive along the beautiful Fijian Coral Coast to Pacific Harbor, only to be greeted by the wonderful boat crew. It’s a quick boat trip over to the island paradise of Beqa Lagoon Resort and a true Fijian ‘Bula!’ welcome. You will immediately feel the warmth of Beqa where lasting memories are created.

Spread throughout 6 acres of lush tropical gardens and beach front, this intimate resort features 25 deluxe, private air-conditioned bures. The moment you step onto the cool tiled floors you will feel at home in your beautifully hand crafted bure. The open plan design is spacious, light and airy ensuring your stay in paradise is comfortable. Every bure is generously sized and all are beautifully decorated with a traditional island feel. Enjoy pure decadence as you return to you room after dinner to our complimentary turn down service, with hushed lighting you can let the day ebb away.

You have the comfort of making your own coffee and tea in your island retreat. A mini fridge stocked with refreshments ensures you always have a refreshing drink while you relax on your large outdoor entertainment deck, nestled in its own tropical garden soaking up the warm tropical evenings. Wireless internet is available throughout the resort and bures for a charge.

The resort offers beachfront and oceanview bures with large sundeck patios and private plunge pools. The ultra private honeymoon bure is the perfect spot for romance. The serene garden bures have private patios overlooking the koi ponds. For families or groups traveling together the spacious 2-bedroom villas offer generous living spaces with ample storage room for everyone. Each villa has its own entrance and private balcony overlooking the tropical grounds and ocean, the perfect space to gather together and take in the wonders of the tropics

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Diving!
Surrounded by over 190 miles of spectacular coral reef on one of the Worlds largest barrier reefs, Beqa Lagoon Resort offers divers a gateway to a wonderland of marine life and some of the best diving in Fiji, the soft coral capital of the World. With dive sites that start from as shallow as 15ft (5m) and drop away to nearly 100ft (30m) and beyond in some places, divers are able to dive at a variety of depths, depending on what they are looking for. With year round temperatures ranging between a cool 75˚f (25˚c) and a bathwater 84˚f (29˚c) divers are comfortable in 3mm to 5mm suits.

All of the boat dives are guided by PADI Divemasters who have been diving the waters of Beqa since they were children. Knowing every small hole and hiding place on these pristine reefs they are able to show divers all of the colorful and amazing treasures that these waters hold from Blue-ribbon eels, Clown Triggerfish, Leaf Scorpionfish to camouflaged day Octopus. All the while you dive in a rainbow of vivid pink and orange anthias and silver-blue fusiliers. Take some time to explore sunken wrecks or even feed your adrenaline with the Beqa ‘Big Fish Encounter’, a dive that teases you with huge groupers, bait balls of massive Trevally, and the chance of being up close and personal with 9 different species of sharks. Why not even travel out to the edge of the reef and dive along under the famous Frigates surf break, enjoying your lunch on the boat as you watch waves crash, and sneaking in that third dive before heading back to the resort and happy hour.

The beautiful house reef is perfect for diving any time of day or night, when the fancy takes you. Located straight out from the resort, the reef boast healthy hard corals, numerous juvenile reef fish, rays, and even the illusive seahorse likes to hide in the shallow eel grass. Reaching a maximum depth of 25ft (8m) this site is not only perfect for diving, but makes an ideal protected area for snorkeling your day away. The 5* PADI dive centre has snorkeling gear available for guests, as well as a full range of dive equipment for rental.

Shark Diving!
There are only a couple of places on this planet where you can dive with the “Sea Tiger” eye to eye, up close and personal - one of these sites is Cathedral, Beqa Lagoon Resort’s own Tiger Shark dive.

Cathedral is a once in a lifetime experience - multiple shark species in clear water, just a 15 minute boat ride from our resort. Enjoy diving with multiple Tiger Sharks at a time - the biggest predator of tropical seas - experience big sharks so close you could touch them …

The dive is 65 feet/20 meters deep and the average dive time, due to depth and being a double tank dive, is around 30 minutes - which is why we recommend NITROX for safety

On this dive you will have the chance to see - Tiger Sharks (that was easy to guess :-)) - Bull Sharks - Lemon Sharks - Nurse Sharks - Grey Reef Sharks - White Tip Reef Sharks - Black Tip Reef Sharks - plus a couple of thousand (no exaggeration) small to mid-sized fishes - rainbow runners, napoleon wrasses, remoras, triggers, red snappers to just name a few.

Surfing
Frigates Pass, also known as the Fiji Pipeline, is a perfect world-class left hand break and suggested for experienced surfers only. Located slightly offshore on the south west of Beqa Lagoon barrier reef, Frigates provides surfers with one of the most consistent surf breaks in Fiji. There is no over-crowding on these fast wall rides, or beautiful top to bottom tubes, which lie just a short boat ride from Beqa Lagoon Resort, because Frigate is fairly unknown. Surfers will need to supply their own surfboard and a repair kit is also suggested to bring along.

Fishing
Cast the line and trawl along the reef edge, or drop a line out into the blue, no matter what time of year you are visiting Beqa Lagoon Resort, there is fishing for everyone to experience. Whether you want to go for just a half day, or spend the whole day on the water, sport fishing or blue water fishing, we have the boats and the equipment to help you catch the one that always got away. Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Skipjack and Yellow fin Tuna, they are all found in the waters of Beqa Lagoon.

If you are looking for a more relaxed fishing experience then our guided hand-line fishing trip around our local waters may just be the ideal perfect way to spend the day or evening.

Snorkeling
Right in front of the resort are the calm waters of Beqa Lagoon and a spectacular healthy hard coral reef, thriving with colorful marine life. Suitable for all levels of snorkelers - you can leisurely explore the beautiful undersea world at your own pace or join one of our fantastic guided snorkel tours. A short boat ride will take to one of our magnificent local reefs where your guide will explore the corals and sea life with you. Minimum 2 pax  

Kayaking
Kayaking in the lagoon is a free activity and suitable for all ages. It is a fun and safe way to explore the waters and spend time in the sun. Join our awesome guide as he takes you exploring the lagoon on a kayak tour. You`ll have time to stop at a remote beach to collect shells and swim. Tour the calm lagoon waters while viewing the sea life below. Let your guide show you the beautiful shore line of Beqa. Relax in the sun with your picnic lunch before your journey back to the resort. Minimum 2 pax

New! Hookah Snorkeling
Hookah snorkeling is an incredibly unique, fun and safe way to explore the extraordinary underwater world without time-consuming classes, training or heavy equipment. It is a perfect cross between snorkeling and scuba diving. A simple-to-use regulator is connected to an air supply that floats comfortably at the water’s surface. The air tanks continually pump air to divers through long, buoyant hoses so you are able to experience the depths of the sea with freedom of movement like snorkeling, but with unlimited air. . The air line allows guests to dive at whatever depth is most comfortable up to 20feet. Come join us for a Cool new way to explore the colorful reefs of the warm, clear waters of Beqa Lagoon.

Paddle Boarding
This is so much fun for beginners or experienced paddle boarders. Our calm warm waters and friendly staff make learning how to paddle board a breeze.

 

 

Hiking
The true beauty of Fiji and her nature can only be really appreciated by exploring further into her forests. Footpaths and trails across the land have been the connections between the villages of Beqa Island for hundred of years. The trails are safe and easy to walk alone or you may wish to join a guided tour with one of our activity directors.

Waterfall Hike, Swim & Picnic
Hiking up through the hills, studying the natural fauna and wildlife then to arrive at this beautiful natural spring water waterfall makes this a great adventure. Idyllically swim away the afternoon under the cooling Nawaisomo waters followed by an enjoyable picnic lunch.

Mangrove Kayaking & Beach Picnic
A short boat ride takes you to your destination. Boarding the kayaks, you enter the surreal world of the mangrove forests. Your journey will take you down the river to the other side of the Island where you will rest on a white sandy beach enjoying your picnic lunch and drinks.

Suva Day Trip
The trip to Suva, the capital city of Fiji leaves the resort in the morning and returns late afternoon. Along the way there will be a short history of Fiji told by your guide then you will visit the Museum and Botanical Gardens and have lunch. There will be plenty of time to shop over the time you spend in Suva with visits to local handicraft, fashion stores and food markets. Please note, this tour operates out of Pacific Harbour on the main island so you will need to book a roundtrip boat from Beqa Island too.

Secret Island Trip
Secret Island is a small, beautiful atoll about a 20 minutes boat ride from Beqa Lagoon Resort. It has white gold sand and sky-blue water. The abundance of beautiful shallow sand around this reef means the visibility perfect for snorkeling. You are likely to see schooling fish, rays, eels, turtles and friendly reef sharks. This trip is unique because the island appears only for a few hours a day and then disappears - poof!

Live Entertainment
Every night you are lured further into paradise with traditional dance performances or songs given with genuine heartfelt enthusiasm. Most nights the Beqa Bula Band are strumming on their guitars with their gifted voices filling the warm night air with their beautiful song, serenading you through dinner or while you enjoy a nightcap watching the moonlight dance on the water.

Cultural Events
Fijian culture and traditions passed down through the generations are very much alive and practiсed today. They enrich the life on Beqa Island and our guests experience. Watch stories of old, told through dance and song in our meke night or witness the ancient practice of walking on fire.Learn how to weave coconut leaves or cook a traditional Fijian dish. Share a bowl of kava with the staff and listen to tales of the past. All our the cultural activities and events are our gift to you!

Meke
The meke is a dance that is older than time itself. The villagers arrive - adults, teenagers and children as young as three to perform this ancient dance and song. The woman smell of frangipani and the men glistening in coconut oil wield their war clubs all to the rhythmic beat of drums and chanting.

Kava Ceremony
One of the guests will be designated as chief while you all participate in a traditional kava ceremony. Kava is Fiji’s national drink and you will learn about its historical origins and its place in Fiji today. Once you share a bowl of kava together you are friends for life.

Fire Walkers
You won’t believe your eyes during the sacred fire walking ceremony as village warriors in traditional dress chant and walk across scalding stones, as they have done for over 300 years. This mysterious ritual originated on Beqa Island and was even the subject of a National Geographic documentary filmed at the resort.

Local Village Tour
Do not leave Fiji without experiencing the real Fijian life. Come and visit the villages where most of our BEQA team and their families live. You will be welcomed in as friends. You are likely to meet the chief and experience how the ways of ancient customs are still very much alive today. Out of respect for the villagers, Women guests must have their shoulders and knees covered. A t-shirt and sulu (sarong) or a skirt are suitable attire. A local sulu may be purchased in our boutique.

Local School Tour
Beqa Island has two schools teaching children from 5 - 18 yrs. A short walk will have you arriving amongst very proud children waiting to share their stories and show their work. Don't be surprised if they ask you to join in with them. Pens, stationary and gifts are well received.

Choir Performance
Sunday is the day of church. You have the option of attending a church service in the morning. The local church services are passionate and heartfelt. If you want to experience an honest glimpse into the Fijian culture then this is it. On Sunday evening before dinner, dressed in their finest outfits, the local choir come and perform heavenly songs just for you.

Coconut Show
Learn how coconut milk is made as the BEQA team take fresh coconuts and take you through the different steps to turn it into coconut milk. You will remember the experience each time you open a can of coconut milk - we promise!

Fijian Cooking
The chef will teach you how to prepare the traditional fijian dish "Kokoda" and you will be amazed how wonderful it tastes.

 

 

A direct flight from one of many international locations, including Los Angeles and Sydney, will have you arriving into Nadi International Airport from where you will take a 2.5 hour drive along the beautiful Fijian Coral Coast before arriving at Pacific Harbor, only to be greeted by the wonderful boat crew who will sail you over to the island paradise of Beqa Lagoon Resort, and a true Fiji ‘Bula!’. Please note that boat transfers do not happen at night.

SHARK FEST WITH ERICH RITTER 2020
World renowned shark‐human interaction specialist!

THIS YEAR, BEQA WILL BE HOSTING A SHARK PHOTO & FILM FESTIVAL with lots of amazing prizes for shark fest participants!

$1799 Dive package /$699 Shark School Course & Certification

HEAD OF SHARKSCHOOLTM AND PIONEER – ERICH K. RITTER

SharkSchoolTM is run by Erich K. Ritter. He has a Ph.D. from Zurich University in “Behavioral Ecology” and is the only professional shark‐human interaction specialist. He did his post‐doctrine at the University of Miami's Rosenschiel School. He taught field courses for students, naturalists and divers in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Maldives, Egypt, Mexico, Costa Rica, South Africa, Galapagos and Hawaii and is continuously exploring new destinations for human‐shark‐encounters. He conducts his field research primarily in the Northern Abacos, Bahamas at the "Shark Education & Research Center" (SERC).

Erich teaches divers, snorkelers, rescue swimmers and others how to interact with sharks, what to look for when entering the water and most importantly how to feel safe among sharks. He functions as a case investigator of the Shark Research Institute's GSAF (Global Shark Attack File).

He is also the chairman of SAVNTM, the Shark Accident Victim Network, and non‐for‐profit organization to help shark victims. He is giving lectures worldwide and was guest on many different TV shows, including a quick appearance in the movie SharkWater (www.sharkwater.com).

Ritter's main expertise is the body language of sharks, with a major interest in shark accidents and their causes. Ritter is considered the top authority and pioneer in shark‐human interaction. He developed the first concept (ADORE‐SANE) for swimmers, divers and snorkelers that allows safe interacting with any shark species under different conditions. He has spent the last twelve years collecting data from different shark species around the world. Besides some reef species, his primary focus is on bull sharks, lemon sharks and white sharks. All his lectures, classes and workshops he teaches in English and German.

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