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Sau Bay Fiji Retreat

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

I just visited sau bay a few weeks ago with some friends and it was the most beautiful and amazing experience I have ever had!!! The staff and owners are beyond welcoming. EVERYONE remembers your name from day one whether there are 2 guest or 20!! It was impressive! They are so mindful and accommodating to your needs and wants.... More

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

Bula Felicia, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - it really does warm our hearts reading that our guests had such a fantastic time and have memories to last a life time! I have seen some of your photos and loved to see how you enjoyed your day visiting the Waterfalls and... More

Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from this resort recently. The owner's of Sau Bay Retreat (Carol and Nigel) continue to amaze us with their lovely accomodations, great food, fun and friendly atmosphere, and above all their willingness to go out of their way to make sure your stay with them is wonderful. This was our fourth trip to this resort and the... More

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

Bula Vinaka to you in sunny California! We are so honoured that you have chosen to revisit us four times since we opened two year ago - it has been wonderful to share with you both the changes and improvements that we have done with suggestions made by our guests. We are so thrilled that our 'Out of Africa -... More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just left Sau Bay after our second time staying here and we are ready to go back. The resort is in such a beautiful location. Because there are only 4 cottages and now the Safari tent, you feel as if you are on your own private island. We stayed in the Safari tent this time. It was so luxurious... More

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

Bula from Sau! It was indeed a pleasure to welcome you, your family and friends for a return visit to our shores. It was terrific meeting for the first time some first timers and to welcome 'home' those returning! Our family of Staff enjoyed their time with you all and sharing some of the beauty surrounding us. Thank you for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful, relaxing, personalised holiday! On arrival we were personally greeted and made to feel at home by the staff and the owners. Its a small resort with 5 or 6 bures, so you get personal attention from everyone there. If you want to go kayaking or sailing - no worries, someone will get the equipment for you (if its... More

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

Bula Glen and family, Vinaka vaka levu for your wonderful words of praise for us all at Sau. We strive hard to have our guests 'feel at home'...so we have obviously done that and a bit more. July was a Special month for us; being our 2nd anniversary and we so enjoyed having you and the family visit with us.... More

San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Bula vinaka to San Luis Obispo! Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We always love to have your group stay with us and of course continue to be the 'first' in experiencing our projects. To be here to help celebrate the Rova of the new boat 'Sau Diver' was indeed the best way we could imagine to welcome... More

Los Osos, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Bula Christie r, Thank you so much for your great review - our staff really enjoyed your visit and sharing our small piece of paradise with you. We were so enthralled that the Ramora also enjoyed time with you underwater - we are sure that this made your scuba experience all the more exciting! May you keep some of our... More

Charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 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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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

Bula vinaka from Sau! We really enjoyed your 10 day stay with us and that we were able to have you experience some Sau Magic! Thank you for your fishing prowess in catching the tuna - nothing like fresh Sashimi ! We are sure that you will enjoy the rest of your time in our beautiful islands and hope that... More

Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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 June 21, 2014

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

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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

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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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