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Sau Bay Fiji Retreat

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to Sau Bay if you want to get away from it all and relax and do nothing except perhaps do some diving. If you want to explore Taveuni, then it probably isn't the place for you. Its a nice place to stay but we felt like we weren't well informed about all the hidden costs and drawbacks so I... More

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

Bula vinaka from Sau, We are sad to read that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. Obviously arriving with food poisoning, was a bad start, and with you checking out within 24 hours of arriving did not give us the time to extend the full benefits of Sau. What is even sadder is that you could avoided... More

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Sau Bay for a dive trip recently and it was fantastic. The resort is small, only 8 cabins, so the one on one attention is like no other. My first trip to Fiji, the diving was the best I'd ever seen. The dive staff took us to amazing locations, always abundant with life and I saw things... More

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

Bula vinaka Pam! We are so thrilled that your very first trip to Fiji met and exceeded your expectations! Fiji is a very special destination that should be on everyone's bucket list! We loved having the group and look forward to seeing you on their return visit. Sota Tale (till we meet again) Your Sau Family especially the Blue Ribbon... More

Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I went to Sau Bay for a rest and we certainly got it. What a beautiful place. What beautiful people. Everything was lovely, always clean and the staff were always welcoming and happy. I would recommend this place to anyone who wanted a restful getaway. However, there were still plenty of activities to participate in. Snorkelling or... More

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

G'day and Bula to Newcastle! It was terrific having you visit us and that you managed some R&R. We have such a huge variety of guests; some wanting to do 'it all', some do 'some of it' and others just read, relax, revitalize and renew! We are so fortunate to it all to offer - including the warmth and hospitality... More

Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I took me a while to write this review,I been kind of busy, but I'm putting my businesses aside to write this review,I don't usually review the places I go ,good or bad,but this place deserve a good review I came to Sau bay to celebrate my 20th wed anniversary , my wife already wrote a review ,about this place... More

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

Bula heavenseeker! Wow, thank you for the fantastic review and how you enjoyed everything we have on offer! May the next 20 years together bring much happiness, health and magic! We were so honoured that Sau was your choice where to celebrate your anniversary! We will have an extra bowl of Kava ready for your next visit! Again, vinaka for... More

Heerlen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It is a while ago, but I didn't forget the birthday surprise my husband had for me this year. A weekend in the African tent. Whow. To begin this trip in a boat and in front of the boat a welcome by dolfins. Another warm welcome in Sau bay by Carole, Nigel was not in, the staff and the animals.... More

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

Bula Marlie, Thank you so very much for your fantastic review - we were so honoured ( once again ) to have you celebrate your birthday with us at Sau. We so enjoy the company of the two of you and look forward each year to have you visit with us. We hope the warmth of your visit will see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I recently went to Fiji with a group of friends and stayed at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat. This was my second time visiting Fiji, but first stay at Sau Bay and I have to say it was by far the best experience I've had. The resort is on a very quiet secluded island, with limited huts, making it one of... More

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

Bula Samantha! Wow...what an amazing review - I am going there on vacation sounds so amazing!! We all so enjoyed having you all visit with us; more important that you had such a good time and that we met and exceeded your expectations! Fijians are the most wonderfully warm people and just love to share their island paradise with visitors;... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I really don't know how to describe this place,it surpass my expectation ,everything since I got there, absolutely everything was fantastic,my husband and I decided to celebrate our 20th anniversary in Fiji and Sau bay was our choice ,I'm so glad I did it !. We have been in Fiji several times,and visited expensive resorts but,Sau bay will be my... More

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

Bula vinaka to FL! It was such an honour that you chose Sau Bay to celebrate your 20th wedding anniversary! We loved being able to share this special occasion with you both. Thank you for your kind words and great review.....promise that we will never become expensive; we are proud that we are able to offer a service and experience... 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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