I stayed at the Villa Vanilla for 9 nights in Nov-Dec 2012 and had such a phenomenal time i extended my stay 2 extra days. The Villa Vanilla was not quite finished back in Sept when i booked my accommodations there but i had a feeling from the photos that i had seen of the progress being made that it would be a perfect place to stay...perfect doesn't do it justice. You also can not beat the price...i live in Los Angeles and a Villa similar to the Villa Vanilla here would be hundreds a night...The Villa Vanilla sits on top of a hill over looking the Savusavu bay and has some of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen. The villa itself is adorable, very clean, modern, and cozy. The studio has 2 large doors with windows which open to the patio over looking the bay so the views are always within eyesight. There is a quaint kitchen which has everything you could need...we spent many mornings and nights making dinner and breakfast and enjoying it on the balcony. I also have to mention the pool...the views from the pool are breathtaking. After a long day exploring the town there is nothing better than jumping in that pool with the million dollar views. Mario and Tatjana (the owners) were extremely accommodating from the first email i sent inquiring about the property till the very last day. They went the extra mile to ensure we has a rental car sorted to accommodating us the 2 extra days we wanted to stay. Fresh papaya and pineapple were brought to us regularly and there was even laundry service and maid service a few times a week. They were a complete delight! As for Savusavu itself...the town is full of the friendliest faces you will ever see. Surf & Turf (in my opinion) has excellent food and Decked out Cafe is a great place to relax, look at the marina, and have a Fiji Gold (or 2!) As for diving...there is no better diving than Namena Island which is an hour away on a chartered boat. Chimneys and Grand Central station are considered some of the best dive sites in the world and I HIGHLY recommend KoroSun Divers (dive boat) to be your go to place for diving adventures! Ask for Colin or Janine...they are the absolute best. I can not say enough good things about my time in Savusavu...the Villa Vanilla far exceeded my expectations. I WILL be back and Im bring my whole family next time. Bula and Vinaka Mario and Tatijana!!!!!
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