Meet the Qamea Team
Nina Holmes – Sales and Marketing Manager
Favourite Thing About Qamea: The resort staff! I have never encountered such beautiful, happy, helpful and genuinely loving people. It feels like a family, and guests feel part of it from the moment their feet touch our divine white sands.
Must Do or See: Well I’m torn. Either the facials at the day spa – my favourite is the liftosome. Or ‘Meke’ which is the Fijian dance night. Both amazing! Gotta love a conga line!
Favourite Food: hands down the lobster. WOW! And funnily enough, eggs on toast. The best cooked eggs ever! It’s the small things in life that make one happy
Advice for Anyone Visiting Qamea: simply breathe and relax. Use every moment to discover something even more beautiful than you noticed a moment before… And cocktails! Life on an island resort just isn’t complete without a pina colada or two!
Chris Hamilton & Leah Sindel – Resort General Managers
Favourite Thing About Qamea: In addition to the beautiful staff, & great food… the trees! The grounds are full of the most amazing flora – from giant banyan trees, to colossal tree-ferns to orchids. We love walking through the grounds.
Must Do or See: The bird watching! Especially the incredibly brave Collared Kingfisher, who allows you to get so close to him, and the beautiful Fiji endemic orange dove that seems to love hanging around the resort.
Favourite Food: EASY. Chris = the gourmet cheeseburger. Leah = Indian lamb curry with chapattis & lentil dhal.
Advice for anyone visiting Qamea: Be sure join the village tour – a beautiful place full of beautiful people.
Lusia Wakoloilagi Colaudolu – Assistant Manager
Favourite Thing About Qamea: It is home and with guests from all over the world coming here, it is like I am on a world tour everyday! I learn new things about people and places where they come from plus the other places they have been – depending on what takes them there – sometimes work or just having a holiday.
Must Do or See: Dive if you a diver or learn to dive if you have not tried diving – we have the best spots in the world! Secondly Village Tour to experience firsthand the people and what Fiji Time is all about.
Favourite Food: Fish anyway it is done – it is so fresh!
Advice for Anyone Visiting Qamea: When packing make sure you mix pack – his clothes in her suitcase and vice versa! This way it saves the hassle of one having nothing when one bag does not arrive. Secondly jandles (flip flops as we call them in Fiji) is a must.
Rakeeb (Ricky) Hussein – Sales, Reservations and Marketing Coordinator
Favourite Thing About Qamea: The jungle spa! Just as its name suggests, the spa is set in the jungle and it’s so peaceful being up in the trees and listening to the birds while you are enjoying one of the amazing treatments… aaaah bliss!
Must Do or See: Bouma Waterfall tour on nearby Taveuni Island. It is a bit of a climb to the top but the view is totally worth it! Plus swimming under a waterfall is something to tick off the bucket list!
Favourite Food: Banana pancakes. I have even tried to recreate them in my own kitchen (but they were nowhere near as delicious!)
Advice for Anyone Visiting Qamea: Immerse yourself in the Fijian culture. Learn about some of the traditional customs and try to speak a little Fijian too. Visit the local village or school – you will get to know the local way of life. I personally recommend taking a few small gifts for the children when you go on the village visit – things like books or pens and pencils. They will be so appreciative of these!
Vijay Reddy – Financial Controller / Assistant Manager
Favourite Thing About Qamea: Qamea is another home away from home. I love sitting out at night on the white sandy beach and looking up at the stars.
Must Do or See: Bird watching as there are lots of rare birds on Qamea Island.
Favourite Food: Hard to choose as everything is so delicious! Seriously, your hardest decision each day will probably be deciding to eat or drink!
Advice for Anyone Visiting Qamea: Bring some reef shoes as the Qamea shoreline can be rocky… And just relax and allow the local staff to pamper you!
Lars and Krista – Resort Dive Managers
Favourite Thing About Qamea: The diving and working with our incredible dive staff! Not everyone will get to experience the “Soft Coral Capital of the World,” and we get to visit it often. A close second is the over-sized chess board. Game on!
Must Do or See: Besides diving, definitely the Waterfall Trek. So much luscious flora and fauna rewarded with a refreshing swim at the beautiful falls. Also, give a yoga class a go – you will never have a more beautiful yoga sala than what we have at Qamea.
Food: Lars votes for the creamy gnocchi, and Krista loves all the different soups at Qamea.
Advice For Anyone Visiting Qamea: Sit with the local band members in the evening, share some kava and listen to some great stories that go along with their beautiful music!