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Sau Bay Fiji Retreat

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Waiyevo | Box 203, Taveuni Island, Fiji (Formerly Almost Paradise)
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Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of four just returned from a 9 day diving vacation at Sau Bay and it could not have been better. From the moment we arrived at the Taveuni airport and were met by Sau Bay staff everything was fantastic. Sera, resort hostess, met us at the airport as soon as we arrived. We went from the airport to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a perfect place to totally chill out. From the moment you set foot on the beach to the time you leave, you feel a wonderful sense of peace. Nigel and Carol are the perfect hosts, very welcoming and obliging. The Fijian detailing in the retreat are great - carvings in the wooden beams, and the use of flowers and... More 

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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

Bula and Kiaora To NZ! Thank you so much for your super review; we are all so proud when we meet and exceed our guests expectations. The Sau family of Staff love to share their beautiful islands; and the awesome underwater wonderland! Hopefully it is not to cold back in NZ - we are still extremely dry here still and... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have just spent an idyllic 9 nights at Sau Bay, Fiji and cannot imagine a more relaxing or perfect holiday. Traveling as a family of four, myself, my husband and 2 daughters aged 9 and 6, we were made to feel at home the moment we stepped ashore, the staff greeting us with songs and fresh coconut juice. The... More 

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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

A warm Bula and G'day to Perth! Firstly, thank you so much for your wonderful review - more important, it was such a pleasure to have your two gorgeous girls spend time at Sau! The excitement on finding 'their hermit crab, to returning from snorkelling with their Dad was so lovely to watch! May our Sau Magic be with you... More 

Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A group of 7 of us stayed last week for a few days of diving. Sau Bay is a small, beautiful resort, perfect for those who like a more personal experience than you'll find at a big chain hotel. Carol and Nigel run a first-class operation with a small, hard-working staff dedicated to making your stay a memorable one. This... More 

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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

Bula to Houston! Thank you so much for your lovely and informative review! It is so helpful for future guests to get 'inside tips' on what to expect at Sau!....Of course our Sau Magic; the staff, the diving, the topside beauty is the cherry on top! We loved having your group visit with us and share some awesome diving -... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My time at Sau Bay was beyond my imagination. The service and staff go above and beyond, by the time I left they were like family. The surroundings are other worldy. Fruit trees, beach, mountains to climb, sand to relax in, trees to provide the perfect amount of shade, 4 legged furry friends to keep you company and hike with... More 

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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Keylee, It was wonderful to read your review and your lovely praises of Sau; from the staff, to the surroundings. Our Sau Magic is 'one of a kind' and we hopefully shower each of our new family members with enough to last them until they return to their Fiji home. We look forward to have you return to our... More 

Melbourne
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I always mean to review places I visit but always forget. Sau Bay definitely deserves one, and I made a promise to Carol, the very welcoming owner, so here it is. My husband and I, along with my parents in law had a wonderful time at Sau Bay recently. My in laws live in Australia while we live in Fiji... More 

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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

Bula vinaka and G'day! How special it was to meet you both and have your wonderful in-laws visit with you from Oz! Being apart from family is extremely hard and we are honoured that you chose Sau Bay to spend quality time together with them. We have a wonderful family of Staff; each one bringing something very special to our... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights at Sau Bay Retreat...we could not find fault. We were looking for a comfortable escape from the winter of Melbourne and found it at Sau Bay Retreat. From the friendly hug at the airport when we arrived to the kiss goodbye on the wharf when we left, our 5 days was relaxed,... More 

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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Rosemary and G'day! Vinaka vaka levu ( thank you so much) for your wonderful review. We were so pleased to meet you both and offer not just the warmth of the sun, but the warmth of our wonderful Sau family of Staff. We all strive to make each and every guest obtain what they need when visiting - a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Words can’t explain the magic Sau Bay has to offer. We came from Los Angeles to celebrate our anniversary and I thank my lucky stars we ended up at the perfect place. Sau Bay was paradise. Exactly what we wanted, such a special experience we will never forget. From the very start it was excellent. We took a small boat... More 

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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Michael and Hello Los Angeles! It was such a treat to read your wonderful review and praises of your stay with us at Sau. You managed to enjoy so many of the special activities and to spend time with our wonderful family of Staff which is our special recipe for Sau Magic! The hike to 'Top of the World'... More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Sau Bay resort is small and private so you get to know the owners, staff, and feel as if you are welcomed as part of their resort family. But the size does not mean it lacks in experiences!! There is everything you could want here: fabulous food made from scratch, wonderful snorkeling just off the beach, the best diving I've... More 

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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

Bula Kaitlyn, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Our staff love to share their hearts and homes with new Sau family members; and of course love to hear about your life away from Fiji. We hope this is the first of many visits to your Fiji home and that you will continue to enjoy the amazing diving so... More 

Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The crew at Sau Bay makes you feel like you're family in their home. Such wonderful hospitality. Incredible food. Beautiful grounds and rooms. The staff is always seeking to make your trip more enjoyable. Go hiking, kayaking along the mangroves, snorkeling off the beach go world-class scuba diving. Enjoy all the activities or just spend a day in total relaxation.... More 

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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

Bula from your Fiji home, and welcome to our family! Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words. We are so lucky to be so perfectly located; beautiful topside beauty and world class diving on Rainbow Reef. We all so enjoyed your company and look forward to welcoming you soon to your Fiji home. Your Sau family More 

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