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Sau Bay Fiji Retreat

Waiyevo | Box 203, Taveuni Island, Fiji (Formerly Almost Paradise)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Aurora, CO
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Savusavu, Fiji
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sau Bay Fiji Retreat is perfect for couples and those wanting to get away from it all and enjoy some great diving. The bures are clean, appealing, spacious, airy and very functional with all the amenities you need, including a coffe plunger with great tasting real coffee. We were more than happy with the fans, but air conditioning is available... More

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

Bula and vinaka vaka levu for your review. It is always great to have guests from Fiji come and stay- and then to give us such a rave review is heartwarming! We love to sprinkle some 'Sau Magic' on our guests - everyone deserves some magic in their lives. Next time you must try the amazing, luxury African Safari Tent... More

cocoa beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was our 16th trip to Fiji and our first to Sau Bay-We dove almost every day in the Somo Somo Straits-On most days we were the only divers 'so we were able to dive our own profiles and select the dive sites. We dove all the well known sites(white wall, rainbow reef etc) and did some exploratory dives. When... More

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

Bula vinaka PJ, Wow....16 visits to Fiji! That is fantastic. We are really thrilled that you chose to stay with us at Sau and that you loved our new African Safari Tent (Glamping) is really something! It was great to be able to give you some of the best diving Fiji has to offer; thank YOU for discovering some new... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

From the moment we arrived at this little slice of paradise we were blown away by not only the setting, attention to detail, SUPER friendly staff, our beautiful modern room and so on & on. Every aspect of our stay was 10/10, nothing was ever to much to ask – we were looked after like kings, literally. Could not fault... More

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

Bula Gina, It was indeed a pleasure to meet you both and to share some Sau magic with you. We strive hard to meet our guests expectations; having warm and friendly guests makes it all very easy and pleasurable. We hope to see you again on our shores for a 'top up' of some Sau magic! Sota tale Sau family More

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our stay at Sau Bay was fantastic- the resort itself was gorgeous and being accessible only by boat accentuated the feeling that my friends and I were really getting away from it all. Our cottage was spacious, tastefully decorated, and so comfortable, with not a speck of dirt to be found. The front veranda made for a nice outdoor living... More

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

Bula Rodger, Thank you for your kind words in your review on your stay with us at Sau. We are indeed lucky to live in such a wonderful part of our wonderful Islands, and then to be able to share with visitors some of the amazing sites and sounds. We enjoyed having you all visit with us and spend some... More

Thun, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I was looking for the remote and perfect Fiji beach and snorkeling experience without spending thousands of $ - here I found it. Beautiful and carefully designed rooms with good beds and AC if you like, a private beach where you can swim with good snorkeling - great individual trips to the wonderful Rainbow Reef for diving or snorkeling, a... More

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

Bula Andieas, It was so lovely to read your wonderful review - vinaka vaka levu ( thank you very much) We are so happy that you enjoyed the wonderful snorkelling available right off the property and also of course the famous Rainbow Reef. Being a small boutique property we are able to meet our guests individual needs - our staff... More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My wife and I traveled to Fiji for an 11 night stay at Sau Bay, and we loved it. We have been to Fiji twice before, but have never been diving in the Somosomo Strait, which has some of the best diving in the world. So when we heard about Sau Bay from our dive travel agent (Ken Scarbrough at... More

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

Bula Erwin! Thank you so much for your wonderful review that you posted. We are very glad that Ken recommended both the diving and Sau for your third trip to our wonderful islands. We all pride ourselves in being able to keep our guests happy, both topside and of course underwater! Being Fijian (Nigel being born here) and myself being... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, small in size but big in so many other ways. A chance to escape the usual hoards of other tourist at resorts. Sau Bay offers a small intimate retreat with lots to do; or nothing to do at all (if that is what you like). What started as a plan for a 60th birthday celebration turned... More

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

Bula Vince and Deb, Being able to help celebrate both a birthday and wedding with you all was such an honour! We all had such fun and enjoyed having you with us. Thank you for your kind words of praise for your stay and we hope to welcome you again to our shores Sota Tale Sau family More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We had a great week with friendly staff, who could not do enough to make your stay enjoyable. There are plenty of activities to do, including visits to local village and school and to the Polynesian village. The view from the top of the hill is well worth the hike. The snorkling at the local reef is great. There are... More

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

Bula Stephen and Bernie, Thank you for your great review. We really enjoyed having you all visit with us. So happy that you ventured to 'Top of the World' for the amazing views to all the neighbouring islands. We hope that you will visit our shores again one day to get some more of our 'Sau Magic'! Sota Tale Sau... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

When you think of escaping to the beauty of a tropical paradise, think of Sau Bay. It is set in a secluded bay surrounded by tropical forests. There is no secret to getting a great room because they are all beautifully done. Because there are only four cottages and the newly added luxury tent, you don't have to worry about... More

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

Bula to you all in Los Angeles, Wow!....what an amazing review; it was wonderful to have you all stay with us and meet all the family. We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome you back to your Sau home again this year! The tent is completed and we know that you will really enjoy our unique romantic... More

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Also Known As:
Sau Bay Fiji Retreat Hotel
Sau Bay Fiji Retreat Hotel Taveuni Island
Address: Waiyevo | Box 203, Taveuni Island, Fiji (Formerly Almost Paradise)
Location: Fiji > Taveuni Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Taveuni Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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