Highly recommend to anyone. My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and we loved it. We were greeted by the staff with a song. The cottage we stayed at was wonderful, clean and modern for somewhere so isolated. It even comes with an outdoor shower. There are plenty of activities to do, some you pay for and some you don't. You can go snorkelling right out front and take a hike to the top of the mountain to what the locals call "Top of the world" views. I recommend wearing some covered and comfortable shoes as it can get steep at times. My wife didn't bring any so we used the reef shoes from the resort. You can also go out to other places to snorkel as they know all the great spots.
The food is wonderful, and nothing is too much for the staff to handle. Seriously, the food was great - continental breakfast with the option of having a hot breakfast, always a three course lunch and dinner. The desserts are so good, we ended up taking desserts back to the cottage as we were so full with dinner/lunch. They even top up your cookie jar in your room. The staff also took us to another island to have a picnic. They pack your lunch with plenty of food and snacks. We had the island to ourselves, to snorkel, kayak, explore and relax. There are other villages and islands to explore as well.
I thought I would have a hard time coping with out wifi (I'm very addicted to my iPhone/Computer), but there was so much to do when you wanted to, and so much not to do when you wanted to relax. There are no set times per se for activities as it is very flexible.
We also did a village trip to 2 islands. We bought baskets and paintings. Scuba diving is amazing, I got to see a small shark. The coral and the marine life is so colourful and lively. Overall wonderful trip, perfect honeymoon from start to finish. We couldn't have had a better time at Sau Bay. Carol, Nigel and the Staff are all wonderful people who aim to please.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sau Bay Fiji Retreat Hotel Taveuni Island