I was at the resort for 6 days from the end of April to the beginning of May. I always like to try out a new location and read some reviews on this place and the diving so I was intrigued. After a 2 hour drive from Nadi and a 45 minute boat ride we were there... The greeting on arrival was lovely and meeting the manager who made a point of making sure if there was feedback or something wrong to please ensure you gave it. My husband and I travel a lot so my husband later advised him of a few issues in the room (and then he avoided us for the remainder of the trip). We also met the dive managers on arrival who have only been onsite for a month and they expressed the same to make sure that they were aware of any feedback. The knowledge of Fiji seemed great so we were hopeful great dives to come. We also advised when our tank was less than full and the biggest concern was we had paid for the extra package for unlimited nitrox, but each fill was between 28/30% and few at 32 but that was rare. This was feedback with no result only worse readings and the comment that a few of your tanks were at 32 (reading due to a force excessive air on the monitors). So my advice would be to get a guarantee of the % if you take up this option. Since this is a dive resort and a little bigger than we would like to stay at the schedule for the diving was a little regimented, but with so many divers I guess it is a must.
The Fijian staff were lovely and really made the holiday and their service was fabulous, but I witnessed the way the new manager spoke to the staff on a few occasions and was a little disappointed. Thus any feedback I had on the staff was withheld as I would hate to have anyone spoken to in that manner as a result of my feedback or suggestion. I also had my own dive equipment which I would recommend.
A perplexing issue I had was with canned coconut milk in my cocktails with fresh trees only metres away I was crushed but got over it as this was a larger resort and not as personal as a favourite location. Also warning as the coffee is horrid and take your own plunger and avoid theirs at all cost.
Regardless I am glad I gave this resort a try, and made a few new friends with fellow divers and Fijians, hopefully the loose ends will be fixed in the near future as promised. I would have to say the diving in this area/resort is okay, but I will return to other more paradise locations or venture on to new locations to try them out. A good beginner diver location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the Fiji Islands is the secluded island paradise – Beqa Lagoon Resort. Set amidst the lush, tropical gardens are 25 deluxe air-conditioned Fijian style villas with private plunge pools, exotic koi ponds and beautiful ocean views. Our onsite PADI operation will reveal the amazing underwater world of the calm and pristine lagoon to you. Over 100 dive sites just a short boat ride away including walls, wrecks and the thrilling SHARK and BIG FISH encounter…plus enjoy unlimited shore diving just steps off the beachfront. Fun afternoons include deep sea fishing, surfing, kayaking and hiking to the mystical waterfalls. Relax at our new Full Service beachfront LALI SPA or lounge around our luxurious infinity pool or in a nearby hammock. Enjoy gourmet dining in our open air Bure Kalou and the friendly Fijian hospitality of our Beqa Staff. You’ll witness authentic Fijian culture with Firewalking, Meke ceremonies and much, much more. Come FEEL THE WARMTH OF BEQA!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beqa Lagoon Hotel Beqa Island
- Beqa Island Lagoon Hotel