Beqa lies South of the town of Navua, which is located before Pacific Harbour, the adventure capital. Beqa has a land mass of approximately nine thousand acres. The fringing reef and barrier reef, which are made up of coral and has been developed over hundreds of years, lies around the lagoon around the island. Beqa lagoon is known worldwide for the brilliance and abundance of soft coral and an array of fish, all found in its unspoiled environment. Beqa has world class resorts including ‘Royal Davui’, Lalati Resort and Spa, as well as Beqa Island Resort.
Beqa is most famous for soft coral diving and shark diving. It arguably has the best shark dive in the world. It’s safe to dive in these waters as it is only done in protected waters. Individuals who aren’t keen on experiencing diving have the opportunity to watch shark being fed by experient feeders. Divers will see up to 8 species of shark on any one dive, including bull and tiger sharks. There are also 4 wreckages of purposefully sunk Taiwanese Trawlers which has made great homes for many varieties of fish such as cod, grouper, barracuda and schools of fusiliers. The wreckages are also covered in beautiful and colorful soft corals, making excellent photographic subjects. The wrecks have become popular dive spots in the lagoon.
Apart from diving, Beqa is also renowned for surfing. It is voted as one of the best two waves in Fiji. Hit the Frigate Passage known as Fiji Pipeline located on the South western barrier reed off Beqa Island. The passage offers ideal conditions which generate world class waves. Surf the frigates and break your stride on the cloudbreak, the gnarliest wave known to surfers, right here in Fiji waters. Try these and add them to your ledger of cherished memories.
Fishing at Beqa lagoon is favorable all year around because of the tropical weather and wide assortment of marvelous fish. Search for the adrenaline rush and experience the thrill of fighting with yellow fin tuna, partaking in the great hunt for Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo and Spanish mackerel. You’ll find these and more right here in Beqa, with the best equipment and comfortable boats to ensure every game is successful.
Beqa is also famous for producing some of the most fearless firewalkers in all of Fiji. It’s a beautiful yet dangerous tradition because it shows the breath taking skill and courage which villagers of Beqa have. Fire walking is only limited to the males of the land and this tradition is so highly regarded and practiced, that Beqa villagers do not teach this art to anyone outside their own heritage.