Guests can avail themselves of a wide range of complimentary activities including incredible snorkeling, hobie cat sailing, windsurfing, sea canoeing, hiking, croquet, visiting one of the local villages and lots more.
Qamea Resort’s diving is world renowned, and with a fully equipped and new dive facility Qamea’s diving staff can introduce you to an underwater adventure you will long remember. One thing is certain, your days will go by all too quickly and you will very much want to extend your visit.
LAIRO CRAB HUNTS – Qamea is known throughout Fiji as the home of the Lairo crab – a very special (and tasty) land crab species that live in the steep hills and mountains of Qamea Island. During the full moon Qamea’s activities coordinator accompanies guests at sunset to hunt for the Lairo as they make their way to the shoreline. You can be assured of a very tasty Lairo crab entree for lunch the following day.
GUIDED JUNGLE HIKES AND BIRD WATCHING – The mountains and valleys of Qamea Island are a maze of greenery and dense tropical bush. An ancient network of paths crisscross the island, but it takes an experienced guide to find one’s way. This jungle hike will immerse you in a tropical rainforest beneath a canopy of towering trees – it is amazing. Along the way your local guide will explain to you the history of the Island of Qamea, point out different species of flora and fauna such as the indigenous Qamea orange dove, and answer any questions you might have.
HAND LINE FISHING – This is a traditional way for villagers to fish for their meals just along the edge of the reef at low tide. One of Qamea’s staff will accompany you to the reef not far from the resort and teach you the art of Fijian hand line fishing. With any luck you will return to the resort with dinner, which could include fish such as the long nose emperor, sweet lips, baracuda, and travelly.
BOUMA WATERFALLS – Enjoy the thrill of exploring this pristine Heritage Park. Here you can swim under three spectacular waterfalls cascading through lush rainforest. The trail to the first waterfall is relatively flat and is adjacent to a scenic river enshrouded with tropical foliage and flowers. The journey to the next two waterfalls will take you on a moderate climb of 100 feet (with stairs and railings where needed). Swimming in the tropical pools under all of the waterfalls is a pleasure enjoyed by all. Qamea’s activities coordinator will happily provide you with a picnic lunch and a guide should you desire.
LAVENA NATURE WALK – Take an all day adventure walk at the filming location of the second Blue Lagoon movie. This guided walk will take you along a white sandy beach with views onto beautiful rock pools. Qamea’s guide will take you across two rivers and pass through remote villages before ascending a river valley past two beautiful waterfalls. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can slide down the water chute or jump into the rock pools from the high walls.
CIRCLE QAMEA ISLAND TOUR – Qamea is Fiji’s 12th largest island, and its most beautiful. As there are no roads on Qamea, the best and only practical way to take in all of its beauty is by way of a full day boat tour. The trip around Qamea Island leaves the resort at around 11:00 am and returns at about 5:00PM. Along the way there will be several stops to view local attractions, snorkelling, and a picnic lunch on Lagalaga Island (sometimes known as Fantasy Island by many guests), which is a beautiful, albeit tiny, uninhabited island just off shore from Qamea Island.
BOAT TRIPS TO NANUKA ATOLL – Nanuka Atoll is an incredibly beautiful and privately owned island atoll about a 2.5 hour boat ride from Qamea. It is one of just a few true atolls in all of Fiji. Surrounded by brilliant white sand beaches and lagoons, you will likely see sea turtles resting on the beach and dolphins playing just outside the reef. Given the distance to Nanuka Atoll, visits are only possible during perfect sea conditions.
Kava Ceremonies and Meke
Throughout the evening you will be invited to share with the band and guests in traditional kava drinking. Prior to the kava ceremony, usually just before sunset, the activities coordinator will show you Qamea’s very own kava patch and explain to you how it is grown and nurtured to maturity. He will then invite you to watch (and assist) in the traditional method of “pounding” kava root into the fine powder that is then used for the kava ceremony and kava drinking throughout the evening.