Oceanfront Studio Cottage - overlooking the OceanView from your bed~!
SauBay Fiji off Taveuni (Ocean front Studio 1)
SauBay Fiji off Taveuni (Ocean front Studio 1)

Private room

3 Guests

5 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Beautiful remote location right on the Ocean.
All accommodations have private bathroom
Oceanfront Studio Cottage 1 - max of 3 people.
Oceanfront Studio Cottage 2 - max of 3 people.
Oceanfront Studio Cottage 3- max of 3 people.
Oceanfront 2/bedroom Oceanfront Cottage - up to 4 people
Luxury Treetop African Safari Tent - max of 2 people

The space

We are located just off the island of Taveuni. Guests fly into either Savusavu or Taveuni and then we arrange a taxi and our transfer boat to meet guests. The cost of the taxi from Savusavu to the wharf is FJ$120 and the taxi from Taveuni to the wharf is FJ$30
We have 100 acres of pristine natural rainforest and along our shoreline we have four beach style cottages( three Studio cottages and one Deluxe 2/bedroom cottage) tucked away and surrounded by native plants and shrubs. New in 2014 is the Luxury Treetop African Style Safari Tent - 'Glamping' (Glamorous Camping) All accommodations are within a few feet of the shoreline and offer magnificent views across Sau Bay.
We are very private and remote with the only access being by boat.
Our cottages all feature; luxury linens, Kingbeds, Tv/dvd player, i-pod docking, granite wetbar with complementary tea/coffee. Cooled with ceiling fans and Ocean breezes; air-conditioning is available. Walk through closet with small safe and to the modern ensuite with separate toilet, granite vanity with his/her handbasins, lovely rainhead shower with complementary shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. A door leads to a private outdoor shower.

Guest access

We offer complementary Kayaking, Sailing Dinghys, Hiking , snorkelling off our house reef ( including gear)
Additional charges for fishing and day trips
Within 10 minutes of the famous Rainbow Reef a world class Scuba Diving area.

Interaction with guests

We live on the property and are readily available to meet everyone.

Other things to note

The price listed is for 2 people sharing a Studio Cottage. The rate will increase for each cottage at the published rate. The rate of the Luxury African Safari tent is US$470/night ( for 2 people).The rate of the 2 bedroom cottage is US$400/night (for up to 4 people total- US$100pp/night)
Please note that Fiji Govt. Taxes will be added to your bill on departure

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 6 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 10AM
Check Out: 9AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $100
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 10AM




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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Miles User Profile
October 2016
Nigel and his team at Sau Bay are very welcoming and provide top notch service during your entire stay. The food, property and day trips were all amazing. We stayed two nights at a Westin property on the main island and overpaid for an OK experience. If you are traveling to Fiji, do everything you can to explore outside of the traditional hotel like the Westin. We then took a small plane over to Taveuni and arranged for a taxi/boat over to Sau Bay. A place like Sau Bay allows you to interact with local people and explore a much more beautiful part of Fiji.

Aurajoy User Profile
June 2016
We found Sau Bay at random and we cannot say enough about how much we loved this place. If you are looking for a $5000 per night resort then Sau Bay may not be for you, on the other hand if you are looking for your own little piece of heaven with privacy and just the right amount of pampering then you are in for a real treat here. Carol was a wonderful host and all the staff were beautiful people. They were always there to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was wonderful the accommodations were lovely. We had traveled around Fiji before arriving at Sau Bay and were a bit sad to find that Cyclone Winston had wiped out many of the reefs and beaches but Sau had not only a nice little stretch of beach but also the most beautiful ( still thriving ) reefs. We even were married here, paradise found!
Nigel And Carol User Profile
Response from Nigel And Carol:
Bula from Sau Bay, We thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us and are so happy that we met and surpassed your expectations. We all wish you the best and happiest future together and we know some of our Sau Magic will remain with you always. Vinaka Sau Family Staff
June 2016

Roel User Profile
September 2015
Sau bay was excellent. Nigel, Sara, Bera, Freddy, Tiko and the rest of the staff made us feel very welcomed and went above and beyond to make our stay with them unforgettable.
Nigel And Carol User Profile
Response from Nigel And Carol:
Bula Roel and Marcela, Vinaka vaka levu ( big thanks) for your kind words - we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that the Sau Magic you experienced will be with you for a long time!
September 2015

Trisha User Profile
September 2015
Nigel was super welcoming - he and Carol have created an atmosphere that makes you feel as though you're right at home. The entire staff was awesome! We were greeted with flowers, song and fresh coconut water when we arrived off the boat. The staff took care of our luggage as Sera, our go to gal (and now friend) for everything, encouraged us to relax and enjoy being 'home'. This place was AMAZING - quiet, calm, serene. Beautiful! The staff was there when we needed them and not when we didn't. Peaceful to say the least!
Nigel And Carol User Profile
Response from Nigel And Carol:
Bula Chris and Trisha, Thank you so much for your fantastic review - our whole mission is that our guests leave us feeling that they now have a home in Fiji! Your beautiful photograph really depicted the serene beauty of Sau. Safe travels and we hope you return home to Fiji in the not too distant future! Lolomas from your Sau family
September 2015

JR & Suzie User Profile
September 2014
Our stay here was beyond wonderful!! Even before we arrived, Carol made sure everything was in order so that we would have the perfect time in Fiji. She gave valuable advice and really helped our trip go smoothly. She is wonderful! Carol arranged a driver to pick us up (Bobby) and he was very, very nice and he even bought us fresh bananas on the way! We took a beautiful boat ride to Sau Bay with Freddie and Tui and were greeted with beautiful music and one of their adorable friendly dogs! Our room was fantastic--clean and modern (especially the bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower). They lent us snorkel gear and wetsuits for free and they have kayaks and hammocks for free use as well. Shebaz (spelling?) was our chef and the food was out of this world delicious!!!! From the moment we arrived, Sera was so wonderful, cheerful and helpful plus she gives AMAZING massages! Their massage room is unlike any other in this world. It is in this private room where the front is totally open to a beautiful view of the water and you have all of the relaxing sounds of the ocean during your massage. Almost every night, we had live music by Louie and the crew. It was as if we were staying with family that we had known for years. Everyone is so friendly and funny. We happened to stay at the same time as two other wonderful couples which made our stay so much fun because we all gathered around the Kava bowl together in the evenings and enjoyed the music together. So if you go, bring some friends with you because the more the merrier! There is not really a soft sand beach here to lay out on, but a short 5-10 minute boat ride away is Dolphin Bay with a wonderful beach and a turtle we got to snorkel with! We did the day snorkeling trip and we felt so safe with the crew and they set up a delicious lunch picnic on the beach and the next day Carl took us hiking to the waterfalls and it was one of the best experiences of our lives. You will have to purchase a meal plan (no other restaurants on the island) and pay for boat transfers and any extra activities you do so make sure you inquire about those so you know how much to expect to spend. You must do the snorkeling/Dolphin Bay trip, waterfall day trip and massage from Sera for sure. Everyone here is wonderful and laid back, you will love the property and the crew!

Roger User Profile
March 2014
Our stay at Sau Bay was fantastic- the resort itself was gorgeous and being accessible only by boat accentuated the feeling that my friends and I were really getting away from it all. Our cottage was spacious, tastefully decorated, and so comfortable, with not a speck of dirt to be found. The front veranda made for a nice outdoor living room to spend the evenings after a busy day out on the water, hiking, or doing nothing at all. On top of that, the main lounge/dining room/terrace was the perfect place for having our meals and just hanging out with a view of the water (to be fair, everywhere in the resort had a view of the water!). Because we originally planned to focus our time on Taveuni itself, my friends and I initially hesitated to stay somewhere off the island. But, now I can say it was a great decision to stay at Sau Bay. Right outside our door there were already plenty of things to do, but with just an easy boat ride away we were able to explore not only Taveuni, but also the other neighboring islands and villages. But, the icing on the cake was the entire team there: Carol, Nigel, Baruska, Alma, Pio, Carl, Danu, and many more. They made us all feel so welcome and taken care of during our stay. Everyone was so warm, friendly, and casual, but yet still very attentive. We were all quite sad to leave. I would definitely stay at Sau Bay again!
Nigel And Carol User Profile
Response from Nigel And Carol:
Bula Roger and 'mates' ( the Aussie way of saying friends!) We too so enjoyed your stay with us and were sorry to see you all leave us. We certainly hope to see you all soon! With 'lolomas' warm greetings in Fijian Your Sau family
March 2014

Matthieu User Profile
September 2014
Très bon accueil dès le premier contact (un bateau navette vient nous récupérer pour nous amener à l'hotel), confirmé à notre arrivée (guitares et chants du personnel bienveillant et souriant accompagnent notre descente à terre où des cocos frais nous sont offerts. L'endroit est magique et préservé, dépaysement garanti; tout de suite un sentiment de sérénité et d'exclusivité en découvrant les lieux: bungalows très bien décorés et très bien équipés (réfrigérateur, cafetière, théière, brasseur d'air, climatiseur,moustiquaire etc...), le souci du détail (eau, cookies faits maison, beaux draps, produits cosmétiques de qualité, fleurs etc...) . Le restaurant et son deck en bord de plage nous offre une ambiance décontractée et une cuisine délicieuse à base de produits locaux frais. De nombreuse activités sont à notre disposition (mini voiliers, kayaks de mer, palmes masques tubas, piste de trek, très bons massages et soins esthétiques etc...) Encore mieux sur place que l'idée que l'on peut s'en faire sur internet; difficile de quitter ce petit coin de paradis et les personnes qui s'en occupent (de bien belles rencontres faites de simplicité et d'authenticité). Un séjour de 3 jours est vraiment le minimum !
Nigel And Carol User Profile
Response from Nigel And Carol:
Bula Matthieu, Laura and of course Zoe! It was wonderful to meet you all and to spend time sharing your experiences with us from a different part of the Pacific. Thank you for choosing to celebrate Laura's birthday with us and we hope that it will not be too long before you all visit us again. Lolomas from your Sau Family in Fiji!
September 2014

Joined in October 2010
Nigel And Carol User Profile

Nigel is born in Fiji and has been in hospitality all his life.
Carol is South African and has lived in Fiji for 25 years.
We love running resorts and sharing time with guests when they visit.
We love the water and Nigel is a keen fisherman!
Our pets are always a 'hit' with our guests.

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