Bula Vista is a unique holiday rental in Fiji on the beautiful and unspoilt northern island of Vanua Levu. We have a stunning view of the Savusavu Harbour, and its great to watch the boats coming and going and the weather moving across the sky, as well as the superb sunsets. The accommodation has been designed to be low tech and very simple but extremely comfortable and relaxing. We have a main cabin and a second room come on track shortly.
You will enjoy stunning views of the Savusavu Harbour, a real Fijian style outdoor living experience, modern bathroom facilities, ocean breeze cooling, and comfortable bed and linens.
We have designed this location as a place you can relax and really enjoy the real Fiji. Our garden is designed with the idea of giving guests the opportunity to pick their own fruit for breakfast if they desire. Pineapples, mango, papayas, bananas, limes, lemons as well as low growing coconut trees provide a great opportunity to eat really fresh and fragrant tropical fruit grown with organic techniques.
This self-contained accommodation is minutes from Savusavu town - a FJD$3.10 taxi ride and also very handy to the airport about 2 kilometres away. Beaches, snorkleing and adventure activities are also very close.
You will be met at the airport or ferry when you arrive if you require a pick up (please advise).
The accommodation has been created from a beautiful blue 20 foot container, painted white inside, with a varnished hardwood floor and fully screened with two windows and a ranch slider. It comes with a queen size bed, refridgerator/freezer and writing desk. It has a roof over the top and a wrap around deck with outdoor kitchen/living room and stunning views. There is a lounging couch, 4 directors chairs, a table, and 3 ring gas burner for cooking. We provide a small washing machine and line drying as well as a dryer.
The accommodation comes equipped with linens, towels, soap, cooking implements and a starter pack of coffee, tea etc. and consumables.
The toilet and shower are nicely finished with tiles and all the water goes through a 4 stage filtration system from the pump. Water is sourced primarily form the roof, however town water is also available. We hold 15,000 litres on the property. Diversions for rainy days are provided with a DVD player & DVD's, CD player and extra speakers for your iphone, as well as a collection of books and games. We provide a phone for local calls and a list of taxis and other contacts. You top this phone up when required. We also provide a pocket wifi device so you can prepay at the Valufone kiosk in town and get great wifi reception.
Savusavu has excellent casual restaurants and a small yacht club and marina which both have waterfront bars. There is also a Planters Club which was established by some of the earlier colonial copra plantation owners. About 300 yachts a year come through here and the town is home to many interesting locals and expats. Boat and inland tours of various kinds are available. Rental cars and scooters can also be found locally, and we can provide info as required. There is a full compendium of local contacts and other important information inside the cabin.
There is a great local market, several banks, ATMs and supermarkets as well as a post office and ships chandler.
The location has great internet and cell phone coverage. There are also several internet cafes in town as well.
There is accommodation for 2 persons (and a young child) in the cabin, with a new room for a further two persons (twin or queen configuration) coming on line shortly.
Welcome to Bula Vista! We look forward to hosting you soon and showing you the real Fiji!
You will have private access to the entire property - 3/4 acre. Occasionally you will share access with the owners, and will be advised in advance.
Its a great neighbourhood, close to town and all the shops & restaurants! Taxi ride up with your groceries for approximately $3.10 from the open air market!
Taxi and bus options for public transport.
Other Things to Note
Pick your own garden produce in season - papayas, mangoes, pineapples, bananas, passionfruit, lemons, limes, coconuts, egg plant, lemon grass, basil!
Please leave the place as you find it. Any questions - don't hesitate to ask! Respect the neighbourhood - no loud parties, quiet time is 10pm to 7am. Vinaka!
I loved the concept of a containerhome. It was like a oasis for us where we could relax while looking at the beautiful view. Liz was very helpful and made the stay perfect for us.
Bula Vista was an incredible space...I couldn't have imagined anything better! The view... the design of the shipping container house... the location... all of it was an amazing experience... one that I hope to have many more times in the future!
Bula vista was an absolutely delightful place to stay in Savusavu!! The views are spectacular and the accommodations were extremely cozy. The container is extremely cozy- very cozy bed, all the necessities you could ask for, and the outdoor kitchen and living space was perfect. While at the bula vista we spent our time relaxing on the hammock and taking in the views. I've stayed at many accommodations in savusavu and this is one if my absolute favorites! I would stay here again and recommend it to friends and family. Liz was extremely accommodating and made sure everything was perfect for us. Excellent communication. Thanks Liz, we had a magical time!!!
We l(phone number hidden)ed Bula Vista -- the container house stay was our favorite locale by far in Fiji. My wife and I stayed 2 weeks in Fiji in 3 different airbnb locations and this one we enjoyed most. Liz wasn't available on site to welcome us but she provided transport to and from the ferry and her taxi driver gave us an orientation to the property and was available to help navigate the town.
The view is spectacular -- I think the photos she includes here don't even do it justice! Sunset is especially lovely. Her guidebook provides a lot of details and the garden property is large and lovely -- perfect for us, since we wanted some privacy. Short walk to town, which is great, and full kitchen & washer for cooking & laundry. Plus, you get the novelty of sleeping in a giant shipping container! Liz even provides a mobile phone that you can recharge and use for making calls.
Bula Vista gets our highest recommendation for sure. You'll love it and Liz is great.
I stayed at Bula Vista! Fab Fiji Container Home for one week, and it was a great opportunity to relax. Everything I needed was provided, and every question I had for Liz was answered. She was very helpful and she knows all the local knowledge.
The weather was pretty wet, and there were a fair amount of bugs while I was there. The beaches around Savusavu aren't great, but Liz has plenty of recommendations for things to do.
Using the container as a house is a great idea, and I would definitely stay there again.
Everything about my experience with Liz was great. She is very professional and always responded quickly to my inquiries. The property is beautiful and she has several people available in Fiji to help with anything you may need while in Savusavu.
The container home is amazingly situated, 5 minutes from town, and with the best view you can imagine. The hosts gave us lots of advice on the activities available around Savusavu.
We had five amazing days in Bula Vista!
My partner Kevin and I like people, cooking - good food, travel, sailing and gardening - and particularly warm places, which is why we have a place in beautiful, friendly, Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji! We work in the moving image world when we are not engaged in either sailing or gardening in Fiji or Auckland.