No photos, videos or words can do Korovesi the justice it deserves. From our communication with Gavin to the beautiful team lead by Mahesh and Monica, our stay could not have been more perfect. We loved everything about Korovesi and the wonderful people who made it so memorable. We highly recommend hiring the boat. The snorkelling and fishing were fantastic and Jack was the perfect captain (not to mention his humourous and informative Kava ceremony). Monica and Mahesh were not only beautiful chefs and managers, but also beautiful people (I have never tasted Indian food so good). The Villa itself is perfectly designed for finding your own space and activity, but equally perfect to bring everyone together. An amazing holiday destination made even more amazing by everyone and everything at Korovesi.
Our stay at Korovesi Villas would be our fourth time in Fiji. On my first trip with my wife (pre-kids), we had an adventurous kayak trip around the remote islands down south where we fell in love with Fiji (not kid friendly). Since our last two visits we thought we would never have that real Fijian feeling again because of the addition of our young children and the venues needing to be kid friendly... but we are ecstatic to have found the true Fijian vacation again at Korovesi.
Korovesi is like having local Fijian friends putting you up in a private luxury house. The Fijian friends being the staff, hosting and taking care of you. Mahesh, Monica and staff have been so welcoming and at times it was like being part of their extended family, and them showing us the best of Savu Savu's local delights and fantastic destinations.
Morning boat fishing with Captain Jack was a highlight of my trip and there was not a single day that Jack didn't steer us right. We brought back good size fish to eat every outing. The fish we caught was served to us in a variety of dishes with the mackerel being our favourite for the mackerel Kokoda (Fijian ceviche).
The kids absolutely loved the staff, and even called them friends. The pool was also a huge hit and at times very difficult to get them to do anything else. Our boat trips to "Split rock" with the wall of tropical fish is a definite highlight for them as they learned how to snorkel and free dive with the beautiful fishes.
I could not have asked for a better family trip. Although our eldest child was full of tears when the trip was over, as she felt she was losing her Korovesi friends.
Our group of three families spent two weeks with Monica, Mahesh, and their team at Korovesi Villa.
This is the way to visit Fiji! We were so well looked after, free to while away our days with fishing, swimming, snorkelling, and enjoying the villa. Our kids absolutely thrived there. We couldn't get enough of the amazing meals, which often included our freshly caught tuna or mackerel. Kokoda made with Spanish Mackerel was a highlight, followed closely by everything else! We loved the Fijian Indian dishes, and ended up overeating constantly... just too good.
The use of the boat was a very worthwhile addition, a snorkelling trip to nearby split rock was a highlight for most of us. Our kids had their introduction to snorkelling there, and I doubt they'll ever forget it.... a perfect day.
Our two weeks just glided by effortlessly, and I hope we can recreate the magic of this trip in the future. Do yourself a favour and opt for Korovesi Villa over the resort experience. So much better!
The villa and grounds are absolutely stunning. We traveled quite a long time and were greeted warmly by the team at Korovesi who take great pride in caring for the place and providing incredible hospitality and creative, fun itinerary for guests. The food was thoughtfully prepared (like everything else), and delicious. Mahesh, Monica and the team made us feel like family. We went diving at Jean-Michel Cousteaus dive center, on excursions with Captain Jack, feasted on fresh caught fish, got massages, and got to learn what locals know. We were so impressed by their genuine authenticity and graciousness.
The villa and surrounding land was beautiful, each room super comfortable and pretty, perfect for a serene afternoon, yoga in the am and swimming, walk amongst the grounds, snorkeling, dining etc.
The only negative is we had to leave :))
I would recommend this highly and trust in that all will be amazing with this incredible team at Korovesi.
WOW! I can't thank the staff here enough... the entire team led by Mahesh and Monica went above and beyond to make sure we all had an unforgettable experience. There wasn't one thing missing... every meal, boat ride, activity, was very well thought out and taken care of. I felt like I didn't have to raise a finger the entire trip. The location is amazing, just a short 2 minute boat or car ride to the Jean Michel Custeau Dive Resort, and an incredible ocean view. The house is beautiful, and I will miss waking up every morning and having coffee overlooking Savusavu bay. Thanks again guys!
Our stay (6 adults total) at the Korovesi Villa exceeded our expectations above and beyond. The home is even more beautiful than the pictures and the staff of eight led by Monica and Mahesh were completely wonderful beyond words. From making three delicious meals a day to organizing our village visit, blue lagoon trip, Kava night, pearl factory, fishing (caught 12 kilo tuna!!), snorkeling trips, shy guy island private beach, waterfall hike, scuba diving with Jean Michel Cousteau resort (less than a mile from the home), to our boat driver Jack and amazing massages from Valerie.
Our group had an absolutely amazing visit to Fiji that wouldn't have been the same without Korovesi Villa, the infinity pool, or the help and guidance from the staff. I would recommend this villa most highly to anyone looking for a very special and unique trip to Fiji that will be 1000x better than any resort experience.
We stayed at Korovesi for ten glorious days. We had five adults and four children under the age of seven.
After a long haul to get there with the kids the welcome was fantastic, music and cool drinks and a quick introduction to the villa, allowing us to settle in quickly.
Mahesh, Monica, Jack and the team were fantastic and really made the holiday. Every day we had plenty to do as we had hired the boat for the duration and Captain Jack was always around for a fishing trip, snorkelling trip or even a trip into town.
The fishing was great with the big boys trolling in the channel early mornings coming back with spanish mackerel, tuna, barracoota and trevally. Jack took the smaller kids (and adults) out bait fishing, where he hooked a 4-5 metre sailfish…that got away! Snorkelling at Split Rock was great and snorkelling at Shy Guy Beach was amazing, just ask Jack where to look. The boat shed had kayaks and snorkelling gear that we took out when we had the time.
Other activities included a picnic at Blue Lagoon, a village visit with a waterfall swim, plenty of pool swimming, trampolining and zip lining. The main room has plenty of entertainment options to keep kids and adults busy as well.
Saving the best for last - Monica's kitchen. The food was awesome. A mix of Indian and Fijian and whatever else you could ask for. The fish we caught in the mornings was served for lunch and dinner - the different curries were a standout - not mind blowingly hot but full of fresh flavours. Other food highlights included a coconut pudding cooked in the hot springs, the eggless chocolate cake, the fish that had non fish eaters eating fish. The children were very well catered for with meal just before the adults - they did not go without at all. Every meal was restaurant quality in taste and service - eating like this in Melbourne each day would cost a packet. If you're a foodie, you'll love it.
The staff were fantastic, always willing to help. Mahesh went out of his way on several occasions, even offering lifts into town (although the bus was fun and taxis were cheap). All round we had a great time, and were loathe to leave…cant wait to go back
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||Families with young children|