At Beqa Lagoon Resort they say that a visit is truly a chance to get away from it all, with a journey by boat across the Beqa Lagoon transporting you from life’s hustle and bustle, to the lovely, secluded Beqa Island.
They also says that as you near the shoreline, the sound of Fijians singing a traditional welcome song will be the first sign you have arrived in paradise with a warm smile and a floral lei greet you when you step onto the sand of this enchanting island resort, where even the palm trees seem to sway to the music in the warm sea breeze.
Beqa is described as an island rich in culture and tradition, home to the famous Fijian Fire Walkers and remaining one of the last untouched islands of the South Pacific, just 15 square kilometres in size, with no roads or towns, there is nothing to disturb your relaxation, only the sound of the rainforest and the ocean to be heard for miles.
They also say that a treat for your senses, you will smell the flowers of your private garden, see the azure waters of the South Pacific from your private deck, feel the hand carved wood of your private bure (Fijian for room), hear the Kula parrots chatter in the trees above and taste the fresh fruit grown around, savouring delicious cuisine in an open air dining bure, prepared by Head Chef LaLa, using fresh locally caught fish and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Just a short boat ride from the resort beneath the surface, lies a wonderland of marine life in Beqa Lagoon’s crystal clear waters, with more than 100 dive sites along 190 miles of coastline providing ample opportunities to spot and photograph octopus, blue ribbon eels, orang-utan crabs, rays, numerous shark and fish species, huge fans, and a rainbow kaleidoscope of colourful soft corals.
With year round water temperatures ranging from 75-84˚f (25-29˚c) and on-site nitrox available you can dive Beqa’s wrecks, reefs, and even join the world famous ‘Big Fish Encounter’ the best shark experience in the World, as much as your heart desires. Not certified? Then where better to become a PADI certified diver than at Beqa Lagoon Resort.
I met Dieter Kudler GM of Beqa Lagoon Resort at Fijian Tourism Expo recently and to hear what he had to tell me about Beqa Lagoon Resort please click on the video box below.
Written by John Alwyn-Jones