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Sau Bay Fiji Resort & Spa – REOPENING JUNE 2022 under new ownership!! A 15minute taxi drive from Matei (Taveuni airport)then a 20 minute boat trip across the Somosomo Strait; overlooking a serene Bay fringed with its own "house" coral reef. With only three Oceanfront Studio cottages, a two bedroom family cottage, and one Luxury Tented "Treehouse" Luxury Bure. 10 minutes from Rainbow Reef; offering some of the most incredible Soft Coral dives without having to cross the Somosomo Strait every day . Great for Family reunions, small groups, dive groups, romantic weddings and honeymoons. Off the beaten path; a serene place to relax and escape. Activities: Diving, snorkeling, hiking, sailing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, Fijian cooking lessons, cultural tours, nature tours. Enjoy our extensive Spa menu at our over-water Somosomo Spa. Welcome to the all new Sau Bay Resort & Spa!
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Faith wrote a review Jun 2022
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I came here for the grand reopening, the new owner was so kind and helpful. Making the experience even more enjoyable. I really enjoyed connecting with the staff as well, they always were there to help. Definitely coming back to see all those friendly faces. I especially liked the Spa, truly a relaxing place by the ocean. I also did my open water certification at Sau Bay, the resort is very close to Rainbow reef. Fiji here I come soon again!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Bula SeemsPeachy- Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled that you chose Sau Bay to do your Open Water Certification! We look forward to your return visit so that you can explore more of the Rainbow Reef. Vinaka Leo
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troistravelmoi wrote a review Mar 2022
Venice, Italy5 contributions2 helpful votes
No swimming available, no pool, no hottub, and nobeach access! This is really not a true resort. Is a home base with very few extra villas for there family and guests. It is extremely secluded need time to plan the boat trip access. Hardly any staff around for assistance. All Meals are just bland at extra costs. Any boat trips are high cost. Plenty of dogs around sleeping at the front door of your cottage seemed extremely thirsty. Dogs follow you everywhere which can become totally annoying and not relaxing. But no bartender or waiter service provided which made our dining experience not comfortable. There is no data internet service or wifi.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from , Owner at Sau Bay Resort
Responded 1 Apr 2022
I see that your date of travel on your review is shown as June of 2021. I don't know how this was possible since we have been closed since Feb of 2020. Regards Nigel Douglas
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Bau and Karine wrote a review Oct 2020
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We went to Sau Bay to enjoy the diving in Somosomo Strait: spectacular and Nigel knows the place inside out. But we also met great people: Nigel and Carol, the owners, shared a lot with us and went out of their way to help us. Access to WiFi, fresh fruits from the garden, and they were amazing to help us with a lost phone problem. While we slept on our boat, we would have thoroughly enjoyed one of their private cottages.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 27 Oct 2020
Bula vinaka to you both! It was so great to have you come and visit and to be able to dive with Nigel. I am so sorry that I did not come out to the yacht as promised!!! My feet on terra firma is vital for my sanity! Best of luck with your travels and hope that if you pass this way again, please know that you are more than welcome to come and stay if we are open....or just anchor and pop in! Hopefully your lost mobile saga manages to be resolved - please keep in touch. Fair winds and calm seas be wtih you! Lolomas and Sota tale Nigel, Carol staff and furchildren
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FeejeeJ9 wrote a review Apr 2020
Savusavu, Fiji229 contributions45 helpful votes
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Bula Re! My husband and I live in Fiji. After two previous experiences as a couple at our Fiji go to resort of choice, Sau Bay Retreat, it was the obvious choice for a planned girly getaway! My diving friend Tammy and I teamed up with her cousin Tina, who is a non diver and this was her first trip to Fiji, for 5 days of pre-Christmas spoiling! Being greeted on the beach by Bera and the rest of the Sau Family with a cool bu (green coconut drink) and salusalu (like an Hawaiian lei - necklace of flowers) set the scene for a week of sumptuous pampering and gastronomic scrumptuousness. Every meal and cocktail was a sensation, with Bera's personal attention to detail and unfailing happiness only adding to the pleasure of dining. Each day of diving was only bettered by the next. Lotu was an attentive dive guide and Harry captained the boat safely and was fun at surface interval. Somosomo Strait is spectacular diving and we ended our dive trip at White Wall which I have dived many times before, but due to Nigel's knowledge and experience we hit the water at exactly the right time and this was the absolute best dive of white wall I have ever done!! Tina being a non-diver did not feel at all left out with us out diving every day. She went to "The Top of the World" a different way everyday with the pooches and did some other hill, garden, water side walks and beach combing. She lazed on hammocks while reading, did some local cooking lessons, stretched out in the sun and thoroughly enjoyed chatting with the local staff and learning about life in Fiji and the language. She also tackled snorkelling for the first time and teamed up with other guests for snorkelling trips and some swimming. There were some other activities planned, such as day trips to Taveuni for the waterfalls, time line, waterslides etc but the weather turned and instead we stayed indoors and caught up with social media and sorting thru dive pics. We all enjoyed Bera's daily cocktail specials and also her soothing touch with both relaxing and therapeutic massages. Bliss!! Our room was, as always, beautifully appointed and kept clean and bug free. Thoroughly spoiled it was a shame to come home. So much so that I went home and picked up my husband to return as a couple a few days later! As I say, it's our go to resort. It's like being with Family in Nirvana. Vinaka Sau Bay Retreat. You know we'll be back! Vinaka and Lolomas all.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Carol D, Owner at Sau Bay Resort
Responded 3 Apr 2020
Bula vinaka FeejeeJ9, Thank you so much for your fantastic review....having you visit and now for a 'girly' getaway is really Special. We so enjoy your zest for life; the Sau family of Staff love your visits. We look forward to your return visit and wish you all a healthy and safe time and may our Sau Magic help you through this unsettling time. Loloma from us
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Danny wrote a review Mar 2020
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My wife and I stayed at Sau Bay resort for about ten days. This is exactly the unique off the grid experience with all our comfortable amenities we needed. The resort is a perfect place to have your vacation with so many activities and kind staff, it was so easy to snorkel out front and see beautiful soft corals, fish and even an eagle ray! Or enjoy the soft green grass and read all my books in the lounging chairs. The diving was one of a kind and you should really experience it for yourself. Having dived the South Pacific myself, rainbow reef is nothing short of incredible. The equipment was brand new and Nigel and Ylva made us feel really safe as we explored together the different dive locations. I Just wish we dived some more of these one of a kind sites. At the end of every day we enjoyed some hilarious conversations with the owners Carol and Nigel. They truly have created something special and you can feel it around every nook and cranny. I'm looking forward to coming back.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carol D, Owner at Sau Bay Resort
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Bula getcooked32, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you stayed with us for your honeymoon; may the magic of Sau Bay be you both throughout your life together! We hope to welcome you back to your Fiji home. Vinaka and Sota Tale ( till we meet again) Your Sau Family
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Simon B wrote a review Mar 2020
Mountain View, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Can't wait to get back. Incredible location + great staff + good food = Awesome Vacation. The size makes Sau Bay very intimate and incredibly relaxing. If you need to disconnect and relax for a while, this is where you need to come!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Carol D, Owner at Sau Bay Resort
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Bula Simon, Thank you for the great review - we are all really appreciative when our guests have an awesome stay. We know with everyones high speed life it is important to be able to find a spot in the world where you can disconnect and relax! Hope to welcome you 'home' again soon. Vinaka Your Sau family
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Elayne L wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
We, 5 of us (3 daughters in their 20s), visited between Christmas and New Years. It was an amazing experience, from the first view of Sau Bay by boat when you walk through the beautiful water to a coconut drink handed to you on the beach, to playing with all the great dogs. Even though we had gone to dive, but couldn’t because of the cyclone, we had an amazing few days at Sau Bay. It is breathtakingly beautiful, the accommodations are lovely, the food and staff are amazing. The only thing that might have been better is to have a bigger selection in wine (I think we only had one red that we could choose from). We’re planning on going back.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 26 Feb 2020
Bula Elayne and family, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy that despite the cyclone that you still enjoyed your stay. We are so sorry that you did not get to experience our underwater wonderland...we are happy to report that there was no damage to our reefs. We look forward to your return to your 'Fiji home',and experience our Sau magic both below and above.the Ocean. Vinaka Your Sau family.
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Maye78652 wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas1 contribution
The best family vacation spot we have been to and the very definition of paradise; Sau Bay is the perfect place to get away from it all. The food was excellent and made to order by an amazing cook and pastry chef. The accommodations were luxurious. I especially enjoyed the outdoor shower in our cabin.  In the mornings they took my daughter out to scuba dive at rainbow reef and to the most beautiful diving she has ever experienced. In the afternoons they staff held a ‘uses of a coconut’ lesson and we participated in a hermit crab race! One of the staff even brought us on a tour of his village.  There is something here for everyone in the family. My husband and I enjoyed snorkeling in the bay and resting in the hammocks, while our daughter enjoyed scuba diving, hiking and playing with the many resort dogs.  The staff was exceptionally accommodating and treated us like one of the family. This is a very relaxed place that is off the grid and runs on Fiji time.  We will miss Sau Bay and are already planning our next trip! 
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Carol D, Owner at Sau Bay Resort
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Bula Maye 78652 and family, We were thrilled having you visit us and to add you to our Sau Family! Your great review is gratefully appreciated. It makes it so much easier for prospective guests to read reviews and make a decision about visiting. We hope the rest of your vacation in the South Pacific was enjoyable. Looking forward to welcoming you 'home' next year. Vinaka and Lolomas Your Sau Family
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victa2000r wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California11 contributions6 helpful votes
I spent 5 days in Sau Bay and I was super impressed by the level of service, food and the warm Fiji family feeling that the staff extend to all of the guests. The dive boat is really well done with a great ladder and setup. The reef is incredible. If you're looking for a relaxing cozy spot. This is the place. Good for solo dive travellers.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Carol D, Owner at Sau Bay Resort
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Bula victa2000r,\ It was great meeting you and to share some of our Sau Magic with you - both topside and underwater. We all love to share our tiny slice of paradise with our guests and then have them join into our growing 'family'. Thank you for your great review. Vinaka from your Sau Family
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Lysanna A wrote a review Feb 2020
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Sau Bay was an unexpected blessing. My daughter (16) and I stayed for 10 days and enjoyed the experience so much we canceled the balance of your trip to extend our stay another week. The resort is small, but you still have space to be alone if you wish. The diving is spectacular. The food is wonderful. The rooms are luxurious. The people who are making it all happen are kind, kind, kind. As well as knowledgeable and skilled. I can't say enough good.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Carol D, Owner at Sau Bay Resort
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Bula vinaka Lysanna, Thank you so much for your great review.....it is so heartwarming for us all to be able to meet and exceed expectations! Thank you so much for extending - it was lovely to have been able to spend not only quality, but some quantity time with you both. From us all at Sau may we wish you a successful and happy 2020 and look forward to welcoming you back 'home' in the not too distant future! Lolomas from us all Your Sau Family
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$277 - $616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sau bay fiji retreat hotel taveuni island
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Almost Paradise
LOCATION
FijiTaveuni IslandWaiyevo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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What are some of the property amenities at Sau Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sau Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Sau Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Sau Bay Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Sau Bay Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sau Bay Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Does Sau Bay Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.