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Sau Bay Fiji Retreat

Waiyevo | Box 203, Taveuni Island, Fiji (Formerly Almost Paradise)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another wonderful adventure with friends to beautiful Sau Bay and the world class diving. This trip was for 2 weeks and we wish it was longer. The new Airbus A330 from Los Angeles on Fiji Airways was efficient and with a smaller passenger load then the previous Boeing 747-400 getting through Fiji customs in Nadi was much easier. The interisland... More

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent 2 fantastic week here ,the food was wonderful, staff was great I love our cottage the view from our room was so beautiful I could stay there all day just relaxing!!The diving was the best , We saw sharks turtles dolphins thousand of different kinds of beautiful fish we also snorkel with manta rays what... More

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Charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed 10 days in sau bay while in Fiji for 4 months and it was by far the best 10 days. Everything exceeded what I thought I knew of Fiji and the resorts there. The fishing, diving, snorkeling, food, service, accommodations, landscaping, location, natural beauty, coral, views, hikes, and the staff and it's proprietors are the finest.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two wonderful weeks at Sau Bay for the second year in a row. It was even better this time with the new African tent, new dive boat and a few new adventures for us. The diving was phenomenal with beautiful soft corals, turtles, sharks, tons of fish and sea snakes!! The new boat is fast!!! The bures are... More

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

Bula bula! We were so thrilled to welcome you back to Sau for a second visit. It is wonderful when we are able to share the magic of not only Sau, but also our amazing diving and to visit Taveuni. To have you all being the 'first' on the new boat was also fantastic for us to share that with... More

Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 15 year old son and I recently spent a week at the Sau Bay Fiji Retreat. The diving is phenomenal, the staff very attentive, the food delicious, and the bures are beautifully equipped. Carol and Nigel thought of everything to make our trip unforgettable. The snorkeling right out front is also excellent. My only complaint is that I would... More

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

Bula Laurie, It was terrific having you both stay with us and to share some of our awesome diving. It is so great to have young people visit and experience what a special place Fiji is. We apologize that you did not manage to do a night dive - something to keep in reserve for your next trip! We hope... More

Brisbane
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The journey to Sau Bay is a special experience in itself, from the flight leaving Nadi to Taveuni Island and then the boat ride across the channel. The resort is tucked into a little bay within a bay and offers a feeling of being in your own special piece of paradise. The Bures were modern, clean and tastefully decorated and... More

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

Bula to Brisbane! Thank you so much for your positive review. We are so proud that you enjoyed the great diving in the Somosomo Strait and to climb to our 'Top of the World' to take in the majestic views of neighbouring islands! We hope that you will return to our shores when next visiting Fiji. Vinaka from us all... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My partner and I stayed at Sau Bay Retreat during May 2014. It is a beautiful resort with stunning views all around. The resort is in a great location, especially for scuba divers! We went out for 4 dives to the Rainbow Reef and nearby reefs and to say the least WOW! The great white wall is a short boat... More

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

Bula to you both! Vinaka for your terrific review on your stay with us at Sau. We are so happy that you did a Dive Course and experienced the 'wow' of diving on Rainbow Reef. The abundance of fish you caught was terrific - we all enjoyed sharing in your 'catch'! We hope you return to visit our shores once... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Everything one could wish for at a Fijian resort. The staff were exceptional, the food was amazing (esp the local Fijian dishes), the rooms were always clean. The snorkelling at the resort is very colourful and pristine, plus easy to get to with the free to use kayaks. The outside secluded shower was awesome after spending lots of time in... More

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

Bula to you both! It was terrific meeting It was wonderful seeing you both relaxing and enjoying the peace and serenity in the hammock down at the Ocean. Hope you continue to enjoy your stay in our beautiful islands. Sota Tale Your Sau Family More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We visited Sau Bay Retreat recently with two friends and were really taken by its amazing location, ambience, food and staff. We were staying near Savusavu and decided to go for a day out for lunch as we had heard from many others how beautiful it was. We called the resort to arrange water transport. It is relatively remote but... More

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

Bula to your all! Hope your return trip to Sydney was uneventful and some of our Sau Magic has given you some great memories of your stay in Fiji. Thank you so much for coming to take a look and spend a short time with us....we love to show visitors our small slice of paradise; hopefully you will visit for... More

Aurora, CO
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We traveled to Sau Bay Resort for the first time in March 2014. It was our second trip to Fiji and everything we hoped it would be. They only accommodate 12 people at a time in this small but very upscale resort. Exactly what we were looking for. There was only one other couple there during our visit. We are... More

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

Bula to a cold and snowy Colorado! Thank you so much for your great review and where you felt we did not meet expectations! We will address the issue of the night dive; when the new dive boat arrives ( almost here!) will give us a lot more boat freedom. We enjoyed having you stay and being able to share... 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): $$$
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Sau Bay Fiji Retreat - off Taveuni:We are located on the North Eastern coast of Vanua Levu. We are only accessible by boat. Fly to Taveuni island and transport across to Sau Bay will be arranged. Sau Bay Fiji Retreat is set on 99 Acres of virgin rainforest overlooking our Bay of crystal clear water, with fringing coral reef, offering an intimate and tranquil escape. Less than 10 minutes from Rainbow Reef which is a world renowned scuba area. Our three Oceanfront Sutdio cottages,one Oceanfront two bedroom Suite and one luxurious African Safari tent provide a harmonious balance between modern comforts & beach-house chic, creating an ambiance of harmony, romance & privacy. A journey that is equal parts Fijian paradise, contemporary elegance, breathtaking natural beauty & serenity. ... more   less 
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