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Sau Bay Fiji Retreat

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Waiyevo | Box 203, Taveuni Island, Fiji (Formerly Almost Paradise)
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Broomfield, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Sau Bay for our 21st anniversary and couldn't have been happier with our decision. It is so lush, pristine and remote. We stayed in the African Safari tent. Don't let that fool you, it is so luxurious, spacious, and private. I highly recommend it if you are there for a romantic occasion. It felt like we had... More 

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

Bula vinaka to Colorado! We are indeed very honoured that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us at Sau. Thank you so much for your great review and comments on how you enjoyed your stay with us. Fiji has been recognized as one of the 'Happiest Places on Earth'; we are so happy that you were able to experience... More 

Mooloolaba, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We totally agree with all the wonderful reviews: the setting on the bay, the incredible food, the modern cottages, and the great staff. Needless to say we had a brilliant relaxing time. It takes a bit more effort to get there, but it’s worth it if you are looking for a very quiet retreat – more like staying at a... More 

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

Bula and G'day to Oz! Thank you for your informative and helpful review; we are sure that future prospective guests will find it all very helpful. We always take recommendations seriously and have rectified the 'bar soap' which we will now have available, the masks/snorkels will be kept in the air-conditioned office. The curtains are an interesting subject - with... More 

Manlius, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sau Bay Resort is heaven on earth! We've been to Fiji several times, and each time we discover more to love--but this is the first time I cried when we left. This time we weren't just going home after a perfect vacation; this time we were leaving family. Flying fish welcomed us as the dive boat sped us toward the... More 

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

Bula vinaka John and Sharon, We are so proud to have you as new family members of Sau Bay! The family staff of Sau are so proud to share with our guests some Sau Magic and to welcome you into our family. We would like to say a 'vinaka vaka levu' ( big thank you) for your terrific review and... More 

Eagle, Idaho
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

i don't even know where to begin, other than to say "we arrived as strangers, and left as family". I booked a 7 night stay with diving for my wife and I at Sau Bay Retreat, and based upon the prior reviews, I had very high expectations. We were picked up by the boat in Taveuni by Karl and Tiko... More 

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

Bula and vinaka Kelly, It is our aim to have our new family members grow with us. The bigger our family and the more you return to your Sau home we will then know that our happiness is spreading to the four corners of the globe. All of us at Sau feel very blessed that we are able to share... More 

Boise, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The dive boat from Sau Bay picked us up in Taveuni, and allowed to do 2 dives on our way over which was perfect and exactly as we had requested. The dive master (Tiko) and boat captain (Karl) started our journey off just right. They were so friendly, accommodating, and just fun to be with! Tiko is a fantastic dive... More 

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

Bula Andrea! The staff, Nigel and I were so excited to read your marvellous review; it is so important for us that our new family members leave our shores having experienced the true warmth and hospitality of our islands. We know that our Sau Magic will be there any time you need to relive your time with us....just close your... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We spent a week at Sau Bay over Christmas (2014). It's the second time we've visited Sau Bay and it may not be our last. We go for the diving - it's awesome - the lushest soft and hard corals with large schools of fish. Every dive was beautiful and different. If you're comfortable going to 80 ft plus then... More 

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

Bula vinaka Rosemary, Thank you so much for your second Christmas visit with your Sau family - we were so pleased to see you both back again. We loved to read your review and that we not only met expectations, but exceeded them as well. We hope to welcome you 'home' again this year! Vinaka from us all and Sota... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I would strongly recommend Sau Bay Fiji Retreat. The Retreat is located at a quiet bay with clear water in front of the cottage. The travel to airport is less than 1 hour, combined Taxi and boat, with no traffic. So it is not so difficult to access. I love the cottages, enough space for holidays with all normal 5-star... More 

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

Bula and G'day to you all! David, your review was fantastic - the staff were so thrilled to read your comments and wish to thank you all for visiting Sau. Without wonderful guests who very quickly become part of the Sau family all we would have is beautiful surroundings without the fun and laughter of our guests! We so enjoyed... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Mum and I knew we’d made the right decision from the moment we set foot on Sau Bay Retreat. After visiting Viti Levu for many years to see/stay with family, we wanted to experience a different side of Fiji. Sau Bay is the perfect place for couples or people who need to get away from civilisation for a while and... More 

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

Bula vinaka and Namaskar to you both! We were all very honoured to welcome you to your 'new' home in Fiji! It was so lovely to see mother and daughter enjoy themselves so much; including the dancing class!! Vinaka. Freddy enjoyed going hiking with you to show you 'off the beaten track' of how the locals go over hill and... More 

Tutukaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nigel and Carol your charming hosts certainly make this lovely personal retreat somewhere very special. It is picture perfect with some lovely spaces. So close to the famous Rainbow reef with its awesome diving. Nothing is too much trouble; staff are superb; the accommodation in bures has a tropical aspect and are beautifully equipped. Its a place to chill out;... More 

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

Bula from Sau! Vinaka vaka levu ( thank you very much) for your great review. It was great to have you visit us and to experience some of our Sau Magic! We are so fortunate to be able to share some of the amazing attractions right on our doorstep: diving on Rainbow Reef, the Natural wonders on Taveuni, the local... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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

Bula vinaka and G'day Sydney! We are truly grateful for your wonderful review; your comments on our excellent diving was much appreciated. You showed us some of your fantastic photography and we would love to share it with our readers as well. All the staff were really happy to read that you enjoyed your stay; thankyou for expressing your appreciation...... More 

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