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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 part of the family.  Our staff are all from villages in the Taveuni area.   Each has a unique position and expertise. Yet our staff 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 in Fiji, where she spent almost 30 years working in the hospitality industry.  Siah's easy going personality will make you feel at ease the minute you arrive at Sau Bay. Siah enjoys engaging with guests and sharing some of her many stories. She has four kids (two boys and two girls).  Siah loves fishing, meeting people, gardening and listening to music.

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John, Maintenance Supervisor 

John is from Lau. He worked in Suva for the Fijian government as an electrician for 15 years before starting at Sau in 2011.
He enjoys fishing, reading novels, playing volleyball and Rugby. John Likes to learn new things such as modern technology and computers. Nothing is an easy fix in a remote area like Sau but John always makes sure everything is in good working order.

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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 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.

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Pau, Sous-Chef

Pau (Paulina) hails from neighboring Viani Bay.  She is 39 years old and has three boys and two girls and loves spending time with her family. When not creating amazing dishes at Sau Bay she enjoys socializing, sewing and listening to music.  

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Gorgia, Bartender, Social Media Manager

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!

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Lui, Bartender & Pastry Chef

Lui who we refer to as "LuiLui" (since we have two Luis) is from the village of Dakuniba, a nearby village we offer a tours to. LuiLui loves baking, cooking, meeting people and socializing, preparing flower arrangements, fishing, swimming and having "good vibes". He has a sister on Taveuni whom he likes to visit on his time off.   LO

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Sera, Bure Attendant

Serah is from Ucunivatu Viani Bay / Narewa which is just around the corner from the resort. She has 4 children. Her son Akanah works here in maintenance and her nephew is Carl, the Divemaster. She has been at Sau Bay since the opening in June 2022. Whether helping in the kitchen or in the bures, Serah always has a beaming smile. She loves fishing and playing volleyball.

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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.

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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. His family is happy when visitors come because it can get quite lonely in this remote area.

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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 dependq2q2qable, 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.

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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.

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Lui,  Entertainer, Greenhouse Tender

Lui is Sau Bay's secret weapon....organic 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.  

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