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Meet our Staff

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No place in the World will you find a more friendly people than in Fiji. 

At Sau Bay Resort & Spa, you will receive a true Fijian welcome and instantly feel a part of our family. Our staff are mostly from villages in the Taveuni area. Each has a unique position and expertise, yet work as a team to ensure that our guest experience is second to none.  Come and meet our staff...

Siah,  Guest Services Manager

Siah is from Qamea Island, where she spent almost 30 years working in the hospitality industry. Siah's easy going personality will make you feel at home the minute you arrive at Sau Bay. Siah enjoys engaging with guests and sharing some of her many stories. She has four grown kids (two boys and two girls).  Siah loves fishing, meeting people, gardening and listening to music. Dance with Siah to her motto: "Shake it, don't break it!"

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Abe, Maintenance Supervisor 

Abe is from Taveuni. He joined Sau Bay Resort & Spa in May 2023 and quickly proved that he can fix any appliance or anything that isn't working just right!  Abe literally keeps the lights on and things running smoothly. He has a wife and 4 kids. 


Laisa, Chef

Laisa is from Taveuni’s neighbor island Qamea. She has 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 4 children and 7 grandchildren. She has been a chef at various resorts in Qamea and Savusavu.  She joined Sau Bay Resort & Spa since it’s opening in June. She has loved to cook since she was little and her cuisines will amaze you.  Always full of energy, she likes to play and fish with her grandkids. In her free time she likes to rest at home and sew blankets and pillow cases.


Pedro, Instructor/Dive Shop Manager

Pedro comes from the remote Fiji island of Rotuma.  An accountant by trade, Pedro has been a dive instructor for the past 24 years working throughout Fiji, Papa New Guinea and Australia.  He enjoys sharing his love of the ocean with guests.  In his spare time he enjoys music and sports.


Gorgia, Social Media Manager/Bartender

Gorgia comes to Sau Bay from Nadi, where she managed a night club and was looking for a more relaxed atmosphere.  Gorgia loves sleeping, reading, knitting and gardening.  Gorgia will amaze you with her hybiscus-infused libations.    When not bartending, Gorgia is posting our stories to Instagram - whether its one of our kitchen's world class creations or day in the life of a Sau Bay guest!


Sera,  Housekeeping Supervisor

Sera has been part of our family since our opening in June 2022.  She lives on the property next door and has four children.  Sera is Akanah's mother. Sera is always willing to jump in to lend an extra hand.


Carl,  Divemaster

Carl is also from neighboring Viani Bay. He lives with his grandparents. His grandmother is the sister of John, Chief of nearby Dakuniba village. He has worked at Sau since 2012 as a Boat Captain and water activities director. He attended FNU (Fiji National University) where he learned the skills to be a Boat Captain. His hobbies are diving, trolling, spear fishing and playing rugby. When Carl was18 years old, he represented Fiji in Rugby playing international teams in Suva. His girlfriend is a teacher at the Ucunivatu Primary School.


Lotu,  Divemaster

Lotu is from Viani Bay, right next to Sau Bay. He has three young daughters and a lovely wife, Renata. He has 15 dogs who help him hunt for wild pigs. He has been at Sau since 2019 as a Boat Captain and Divemaster. In his free time, he likes to play rugby and hunt. Lotu is currently studying to become a PADI instructor.


Freddie,  Boat Captain

Freddie is from Levuka, the old capital of Fiji. He has 1 sister, a niece and a nephew. He trained in Nawi to be a Boat Captain.  He has worked at Sau for 8 years, even maintaining the property through the Covid lock down. Always dependable, Freddie maintains the resort grounds and the "Top of the World" hiking trail in immaculate condition. In his free time, he likes to go to town to see friends, shop and drink Kava. He enjoys volleyball and country music.


Akanah,  Carpenter, Boat Captain

Akanah lives in Ucunivatu Viani Bay with his mom Serah. He has 1 brother and 2 sisters. He attended Montfort Technical Institute in Savusavu where he learned carpentry, plumbing and brick laying, which are skills he has already been using in his daily activities.  He started at Sau Bay in June 2022. He likes to play rugby, fish and hunt.


Lui,  Entertainer, Greenhouse Tender

Lui is Sau Bay's secret gardener, guitar player/singer and Firedancer!  Enjoy your evenings on our waterfront deck being entertained by Lui.  Lui's home is on Taveuni where he lives with his wife and three girls.  


Riko,  Activities Coordinator

RIko is one of our newer family members.  He graduated from Monfort Technical Institute specializing in automotive mechanic but he is very versatile, filling in for various departments at the resort.  Riko's Sau Bay spirit shines in everything he does.  He has in infectious smile and loves interacting with guests. Riko wants to be a divemaster and Sau Bay Resort & Spa is helping him advance toward that goal.


Lui, Bartender

Lui comes from the Dakuniba, a nearbuy village on Vanua Levu.  He is the brother of the regional chief.  Lui has a knack for creating craft cocktails as well as creating beautiful floral arrangments in the restaurant.   In his spare time, Lui likes to hike and listen to music.  

Charlotte, Massage Therapist

Charlotte comes from Qamea. She is sought after for her amazing deep tissue massages and is believed to have "magic fingers".  She loves fishing, socializing, crocheting and loves mean spicy food! 


Save, Joiner/Maintenance

Save (Sa-ve) is the lastest to join the Sau Bay family from his home in Suva.  As a skilled carpenter trained at Monfort Technical Institute, he is able to make beautiful furniture from our locally sourced wood.  Save also serves as a guide and holds weaving and coconut demonstrations.  In his spare time, Save loves to hang out with friends, listen to country music and play rugby.


Maria, Bure Attendant

Maura loves meeting people, socializing, hanging out with kids, cooking, eating and having a good time.  

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