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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've dreamed of living on my own private, tropical island, and Sau Bay was it. This little resort had all the amenities - great chef, spa services, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaks, and friendly staff. We came for the water and privacy and fell in live with the staff. Vika took great care of us and helped arrange our meals and...

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

Bula from your new Fiji home! We are ecstatic that we have fulfilled your dream! Welcome Home! It is difficult to respond showing our appreciation and gratitude for your wonderful words of praise. Each of the Sau Family staff take pride in sharing their Sau Magic with you and to read your appreciation is fantastic! Sota tale ( till we...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited Fiji numerous times over past 40 years and this was truly Fiji at its Best. Sau Bay is a beautiful secluded resort in a pristine environment staffed by wonderful locals. The best snorkeling and diving I've ever done - swam with Manta Rays off Rabi Island, marvelled at Rainbow reef and Cabbage patch in Somosomo Strait plus amazing...

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

Bula Andrew and family It was wonderful to have you visit with us at Sau - hopefully you will consider this as your new 'home' in Fiji! So glad that you enjoyed the local sites both above and below! How fortunate we are with our pristine location. Thank you for your kind word and great review....we hope to welcome you...

canberra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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SauBayFijiRetreat, Owner at Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, responded to this review

Bula from Sau! We were thrilled that you returned 'home' and thank you for your amazing review. Your Sau family do their utmost to make sure that we meet and exceed all your requirements; even the 'girls' - Woofy, Skinny, Smiley and Missy go out of their way to keep you safe during your hikes! We are looking forward to...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 17 February 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 15 December 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 13 October 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 9 October 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 8 October 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 30 August 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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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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)
Region: Fiji > Taveuni Island > Waiyevo
Price Range: £138 - £473 (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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Caitysue42, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are no bad choices.”
judypots, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If available, get the tent. It's glamping at it's best. Incredible views and privacy.”
brentp519, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The African tent is larger and the most remote location. The other 1 BR are all similar and nice.”
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