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canberra
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Thank you so much Nigel and Carol for making our stay so magical. It is our second trip and we will be back again I am sure in the future. The location is very remote but the additional effort to get there makes it even more exciting and romantic. We have dived a lot around the world and diving at...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Sau Bay for a week of diving and to celebrate the wedding anniversary of the star couple of our group. What a week! Sau Bay is a small resort located on a secluded island near Taveuni. A ~30 minute boat ride from the dock in Taveuni leads you to a wet landing on the beach in front...

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

Bula vinaka Caitysue! It is hard to believe that it is a month since y'all visited. We so enjoyed having you stay and becoming a part of our Sau Family. Thank you for your wonderful words of praise; Our Sau family of staff really want to extend our family to more and more visitors. We hope to welcome you back...

Reviewed February 17, 2017

My wife and I stayed at Sau Bay with our 3 month-old baby in February 2017 and were very pleased. The service really stands out. They took great care of our baby while we went diving and everything ran efficiently. Carol, the owner, is warm and accommodating. When we checked out, I forgot my glasses in the bure, and Carol...

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

Bula from Sau! We were so thrilled that you all visited with us and allowed us to enjoy your gorgeous baby! Your wonderful words of praise is very rewarding to us all; we love it when our new family members enjoy their stay and share in our Sau Magic! We trust you enjoyed your last few weeks in Fiji and...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed December 15, 2016

We spent 8 days at the resort in early October 2016. Booking process – Carol was very helpful with booking the trip and room and explaining how to get to their resort. We had a lot of connecting flights so her advice was greatly appreciated. Arriving at SauBay – Remember to bring some water shoes in your carryon bag to...

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

Bula vinaka from Sau! We are all truly sorry that your stay with us did not come meet your expectations....we all strive so hard to make our guests enjoy their stay with us. We have taken on board your comments and have already made some major renovations. We apologize that our housekeeping was not up to standard - this was...

Nadi, Fiji
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We stayed for a few days in a garden bure. The staff provide the best service I have ever experienced in any of the Fiji resorts. We were welcomed by the staff on arrival with a bu (green coconut). Even though we were late arriving (3pm), we were contacted by telephone and asked if were would like to have a...

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

Bula Benita, Thank you for your fantastic response; we are so proud of your comments on Sau family Staff - Vinaka vaka levu! We hope that not only did you enjoy our magic when staying, but that you packed some spare to take along with you!

northern New Jersey
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We've just returned from a week at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat and couldn't be happier to have been there. Our main reason for going was the scuba diving, which was phenomenal on rainbow reef- masses and masses of fish of all colors and types, gorgeous, healthy and dense soft and hard coral, and other interesting critters abound. On one dive,...

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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Sau Bay's welcoming friendly staff compliment the stunningly beautiful setting to provide an unforgettable experience if you're willing to travel a little more adventurously in Fiji. For our 25th anniversary, my wife and I researched several resorts in Fiji (particularly using TripAdvisor) before concluding Sau Bay looked like a good fit. We snorkeled several days out of the 9 we...

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

We were welcomed to this tropical paradise by a warm Fiji smile. My family stayed in the tree-tops overlooking a secluded bay that offered tropical blues and birds. The Sau Bay family offered wonderful food and experiences such as hiking, snorkelling, kayaking and massages at the end of each day. A wonderful oasis just off Taveuni. A once in a...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Was very fortunate to spend three nights in this little piece of Fiji paradise in August. On my round the world trip it was a real highlight - I recommend you ask for the treetop room which has the most stunning view. Many memorable moments from swimming in the waterfalls of the Blue Lagoon, snorkeling in the reef out front...

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Mill Valley, California
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location especially, for visitors interested in exploring the Rainbow Reef. Certainly remote, but accessible from both Savusavu & Taveuni (taxi then boat). Comfortable, attractive bures, good food, well run resort. What really distinguishes Sau Bay from other resorts in Fiji is the unobtrusive, highly personal service. There’s always someone available to help get a kayak in the water, watch...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sau Bay Fiji Retreat – off TAVEUNI is Situated 16°4 South 179° East in the North-East part of Fiji crystal clear waters and fringing coral reefs where a great diversity of marine life abounds.The South Pacific Islands enjoy a tropical climate throughout the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sau Bay Fiji Retreat

Address: Waiyevo, Taveuni Island, Fiji (Formerly Almost Paradise)
Location: Fiji > Taveuni Island > Waiyevo
Price Range: $173 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sau Bay Fiji Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Some of the folks in our group had trouble with Hot Water. Cabin 3 always had hot water :)”
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“There are no bad choices.”
 of 5 bubbles judypots, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
“If available, get the tent. It's glamping at it's best. Incredible views and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles brentp519, Jun 24, 2016 | Read review
“The African tent is larger and the most remote location. The other 1 BR are all similar and nice.”
  • View from above Tavoro falls
 of 5 bubbles miket30, Jun 11, 2016 | Read review
“All cottages have a beautiful ocean view. The Luxury Safari tent is the most secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles adiver2, May 1, 2016 | Read review
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