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January 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Makaira Activities: Coral Gardening Spectacular

Since I left, Roberta Davis at Makaira Resort on Taveuni Island has been going gang busters repopulating the reef with coral fragments. Within two…


Added by Scott Putnam on January 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment quarterly newsletter


Bula Vinaka.  This message went out to members first but I'd like to offer this revised version for all readers.  


I would like to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year and a sincere welcome to our quarterly…


Added by Robert F. Kay on January 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Coral Gardening at Makaira


Today, Roberta and I are going coral gardening.  I've given her the primer and now we're off.…


Added by Scott Putnam on January 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

What to do when a storm destroys a reef? CORAL GARDEN!

Cyclones, aka Hurricanes or Typhoons, hit Fiji with some regularity.…


Added by Scott Putnam on January 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Video--Filleting and Cooking Wahoo

Over the last few weeks I've described the joys of fishing with the master--John Llanes, co-owner of Makaira in Taveuni.  The talk has been mostly about fishing.


After the fish is in your cooler you have to…


Added by Scott Putnam on January 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Videos--John Llanes, Fisherman par excellence!

 Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, John Llances, the co-owner of Makaira is a…


Added by Scott Putnam on January 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Hanging out with the Bubba in Paradise

Well it only took an hour and a half to catch a wahoo, a half hour further of patrolling for sailfish (one jumped not too far off The Huntress) and then we headed home.   North of Taveuni, but still in Somosomo Strait, I could see Qamea and Matangi Islands to my left and Kioa and…


Added by Scott Putnam on January 10, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

new to Fiji and need suggestions

It will be the first time in Fiji. We are coming from a week sailing in Tonga and are looking for a place where it is a little off the big inclusive resort areas. We do want beach and swimming and some nice dining options but also low key with some local culture/people. Also, maybe an excursion to hike, etc. I am interested in Nananu-i-ra,   it offers travel form Nadi airport without the added expensive and time in another air flight. What do you think about that area and would  you have…


Added by Peggy Fitzgerald on January 9, 2011 at 3:21am — 6 Comments

Fishing with John and Bubba at Makaira

I'm not a good fisherman and I can't say in all honesty, that I've found much joy from the sport.  There I said it.  I know it's…

Added by Scott Putnam on January 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Makaira - A little bit of Hawaii in Fiji

I'd never heard of Makaira Resort prior to Rob Kay's (Fiji Guide founder) introduction last year. It reluctatly shows up on Google searches of Taveuni resorts (only with much searching) and it's not featured on travel agent web sites…


Added by Scott Putnam on January 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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