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Sau Bay Fiji Retreat

4.0 of 5 Waiyevo | Box 203, Taveuni Island, Fiji (Formerly Almost Paradise)
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My girlfriend and I had an amazing time being pampered by the staff at Sau Bay Retreat. The resort only caters for a few guests and you truly feel like you are on a relaxing holiday from the moment you arrive. The scuba center was professional and the guides both friendly and very knowledgeable about the different dive sites. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It wasn't a coincidence I found Sau Bay Retreat last year when I desperately needed the peace and tranquility to rest and relax! My best friend and I spent 10 days of our 3 week vacation at Sau Bay and it was the most amazing part of our time in Fiji! Carol, Nigel and their extraordinary staff have done wonders... More 

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

Bula Kat S, Thank you so much for the wonderful words and review - we are so fortunate that so many of our guests feel that Sau is their home away from home! It is the 'Special' people like yourselves who help turn Sau into such a magical place! We look forward to having you 'home' again and share some... More 

Strasbourg, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners and staff of the secluded Sau Bay retreat work very had to provide a wlecoming, comfortable and friendly accomodation in the vicinity of the Rainbow Reef. The quality of the bures is outstanding although I would recommend shutters or thick curtains to improve privacy. The food is prepared by a talented chef and the athmosphere in the dining... More 

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

Bula vinaka to you all in France! Thank you for your great review and of course for spending your family vacation with us! In this crazy world we are so lucky to be able to offer our guests serene and beautiful surroundings. Apart from our own homemade ice-cream, french fries and daily cookies we will certainly make sure to have... More 

Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We popped into Sau Bay cause we (two Germans) were on a boat and wanted to watch the 2014 soccer world cup final. Carol immediately understood :o) and was so uncomplicated to let us watch the game at 7 in the morning in her house. Her friend Karen and her staff made us a beeeeeautiful breakfast and the day ended... More 

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

Bula to the world travellers! Thank you for your wonderful review - this is what Sau Bay is all about.....people meeting people at Sau and then going to visit months later - this is so fantastic! Having you all share the happiness of the Soccer was indeed a fun morning! See you again for the next one! Your Sau Soccer... More 

Palm Springs, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Bula Carol, Nigel and Sau Bay staff! Wow, what a great vacation! The location, accommodations, staff, food, service, diving and snorkeling were amazing! We were looking for a small secluded affordable luxury resort within a 20 minute boat ride to the Rainbow Reef for diving along with great shore snorkeling. The main focus of our trip was to dive the... More 

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

Bula vinaka Don and Deb, It was great reading your lovely review; it gives us all great pride that our new Sau Bay family enjoyed their time here. We are so lucky to be in such a serene and beautiful location; with fabulous snorkelling and diving so close by - but as you now know, our amazing Staff and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Congratulations to Carol and Nigel. Amongst many other things (read the other reviews) they have created a tropical garden paradise at Sau Bay. We were there in November. There was color everywhere, the smell of Frangipani, Hibiscus flowers in the hair of the staff and beautiful flower arrangement in the rooms and restaurant. There is a beautiful huge mangotree at... More 

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

Bula Franz and Chris, Vinaka vaka levu for your fantastic review! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed our gardens.....we were so thankful for the rain we had a few weeks prior to your visit; everything had been dormant with our months of no rain! The mango tree has finished producing, so the bats have also left us! Wishing you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

To get to Sau Bay from Taveuni you need to cross the Somosomo Strait in the resort boat which takes about 20/25 minutes. When the boat turns into the bay area where the resort nestles the view of the hotel and grounds is simply beautiful and no photo that I’ve taken can do it justice. As usual for Fiji we... More 

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

Bula to London! Wow...thank you for your wonderful review! We all feel that a review is so important - not only to help us improve, but also that our wonderful staff receive recognition as well - Vinaka! Thank you for choosing us as one your 'Destination Fiji' properties - we are thrilled that you dived the amazing Rainbow Reef AND... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I apologize in advance for the length of this review, but I cannot begin to talk about the wonders of Fiji and Sau Bay in just a few sentences. I had been to Fiji years ago, being lucky enough to stay at a really wonderful resort (Matangi), affordable to me only because I was traveling with multiple friends who helped... More 

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

Bula from a lovely GREEN Sau Bay! We cannot express how we enjoyed reading your amazing review - It is always gratifying to read that our guests 'feel at home', as this is exactly what we are - YOUR home in Fiji! We are so glad that you 'found' us and that your stay met and exceeded your expectations. We... More 

Bunbury
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have recently returned from our third diving trip to Fiji and lucky for us we chose to spend 5 nights at the beautiful Sau Bay. We had begun our holiday at Savusavu and the way to get to Sau Bay from there is via the Hibiscus Highway. That drive in itself was well worth doing with amazing scenery and... More 

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

Bula PetaBunbury! Vinaka vaka levu for your wonderful review and general comments. I am so glad that you did the drive on our 'Hibiscus Highway' - well worth it and with stunning scenery! The 'North' is such a special place with so much to experience - topside beauty and amazing diving. Our Sau Family of staff love to share their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My fiancé and I, along with my son went to Sau Bay in October 2014 to get married. When we arrived the friendliest people greeted us with a coconut filled drink. We were shown to our wonderful accommodations, my son a cottage and us the African Safari Tent. The tent was so spacious and very romantic. The cottage was lovely... More 

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

Bula from Sau! We were so honoured that you chose Sau for that very Special day in your lives - we so enjoyed the preparations for your wedding;even mother nature obliged and gave a window of a spot or two of blue skies with no 'liquid sunshine'. Not only our setting; but the staff and our new family members all... More 

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Address: Waiyevo | Box 203, Taveuni Island, Fiji (Formerly Almost Paradise)
Location: Fiji > Taveuni Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sau Bay Fiji Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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