Welcome to Makaira! 

We offer 3 private accommodations ideally suited for the traveler who just wants to get away from the crowds and find fun and romance, but still wants the care and amenities one would expect at a resort. Experience the magic of Makaira and join our band of loyal returnees.

We are privately located on the tip of Ucuilagi Point. Translated into English from the original Fijian name, Ucuilagi means ‘Heavenly Point’.  The original Fijians aptly named this bit of paradise, as it is the only location in Matei that has stunning 180-degree panoramic ocean views, overlooking the Somosomo Strait and our neighboring islands across the way. We are on a point above the best and largest white sandy beaches in Matei (one of them is extremely private).  Some of the best offshore snorkeling in the world is within 100 feet of your first step into the cool, calm lagoon directly below us.  The property graces four acres with manicured gardens filled with tropical flowers, fruits, and native birds. 
We strive to give our guests the best of both worlds; the privacy of a homestay with the amenities of a resort at an affordable price, so they can design their vision of their holiday.  Each of our accommodations include 24-hour power,  Wi-Fi for email downloads, private phone with free local calls, and a DVD player with hundreds of free movies. Indoor hot water shower/bath with panoramic views.  They include bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, linens and beach towels. Outside is a cool and refreshing semi-enclosed rock shower, accented by a tropical garden.  Cook up a simple meal on the deck kitchenette complete with it's own gas burner stove top, refrigerator  and utensils.  Alternatively, you can dine in our galley restaurant. We also provide an electric stand-up fan,  screened windows and a mosquito net.  A daily maid service  and full-time Fijian staff and a concierge is on standby to look after your special needs. The staff will gladly do a load of your personal laundry for you for a cost of $10.00FJD (that you pay to them directly). Free transfers to and from the Matei airstrip on Taveuni.

Room types

Makaira offers you the choice between three lovely accommodations (bures) each with their own character to satisfy anyone’s taste and budget and designed to capture the million dollar ocean views.   They are set on a minimum of a half an acre providing guests optimum privacy.   The Ocean View Villa is the third and final addition to Makaira and our crowning jewel designed for a special honeymoon or for groups up to 4 people.  It is 1000sq feet with a split level open design. The spacious master bedroom and bathroom are on the upper level. The Master bathroom is 200sq feet,  with an open shower, and a separate massive bathtub overlooking an enclosed secret garden terrace with a refreshing outside rock shower. The master bedroom suite is spacious with a king size bed and sectional couch, Three steps down takes you to the lower level with cathedral ceilings, a kitchenette, dining table for 6 and two day/twin beds. From there you walk out onto your deck with your own private dipping pool.

The Grander Suite is a spacious 865sq ft with a master bedroom, king size bed and a separate living room that can also double as another sleeping area. Each room enjoys ocean views.  Screen doors  open up to a large deck with hammocks.  It is decorated with imported tiles, wood ceilings, rich fabrics and local arts and crafts.

The Marlin Bure is our original cottage and perfect for couples on a budget that want to enjoy the beauty of Makaira.  The cottage has an antique ambience to reflect the Fiji of yesteryear, except with modern conveniences. It is a cozy 532sq ft with a spacious master bedroom and queen size bed, large bathroom with a hot water shower/bath. It also has a patio with cooking facilities, a dining area and a private dipping pool.


  • Complimentary airport pick up
  • Fridge (in room)
  • Restaurant
  • Tour Desk/Activities Office 
  • Wi-fi

Our activities

Let’s go fishing on Makaira’s custom built 32ft; with GPS, electronic fish finder,depth recorder and a 150mile range approved CC for any type of fishing your heart desires.  Or go for a guided snorkel tour to some fabulous out of the way reefs.  Rent our two fishing kayaks for a fun day of fishing or cruising on our glass bottom kayak. Let’s go outside and have some free Makaira play time.  Relax by the dipping pool or grab some snorkel gear and swim the reef with guided tours or an afternoon of reef gardening.  It is fun and addictive!  Enjoy a fun kava night with our gang playing music but be prepared to be utterly charmed by them all.   Go on beautiful waterfall hikes, play on our natural waterslide during your west coast tour to the International Dateline and Catholic Church, or perhaps a horseback trail ride for sightseeing. Ask about our dive specials. There is so much to do!
  • Kava ceremony
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkelling


By popular demand we now have a restaurant  for our guests. Meals are made upon reservation and we offer breakfast and dinners and primarily specialize in fresh healthy cuisine and seasonal menus. Much of our fruits and vegetables are grown organically on the property. Just let the chef know if you have any food allergies and he will cater to your special needs.  If you plan to dine with us a lot, bring some elastic pants so you have something to wear back home after our huge meal portions!  Most guests have leftovers for their lunch.  If you love curries, on weekends you can order a fabulous catered Indian dinner or if we have 4 guests or more our staff are more than happy to put on a lovo or Barbeque night for you for an authentic Fijian night.  Remember your accommodations are also self- contained for simple meal preparation. There is no way you will suffer the ill effects of starvation at Makaira. 


The quickest way to get here is via our inter-island carrier - 1hr and 20min flight.  If you would like to take the slow boat to Taveuni, Goundar Ferry leaves Suva twice a week and it will take about 20 hours to get here. 
Remember we provide free airport transfers, so just let us know what time you are arriving and we will come and meet you.

For more information visit our website www.fijibeachfrontatmakaira.com or drop us an email at makaira@connect.com.fj
PO Box 47M Taveuni Fiji
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Kava ceremony
  • Kayaks
  • Midrange
  • Snorkelling
  • Taveuni