WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SAU BAY
[PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ONLINE TRAVEL AGENICES]
We spent three glorious days here in late January of 2023. We’re avid snorkelers but don’t scuba. There is so much to do and see and experience here for those in your party that don’t join with the experienced, seriously safety-conscious dive masters for the Rainbow Reef exploration. We did a snorkel trip on the Rainbow Reef that may well have been our ultimate snorkeling experience, and we’ve been snorkeling all over the world for over thirty years. The onsite hiking and ‘house reef’ are excellent, and though we didn’t do the day trips to Taveuni, we talked to other guests who found them to be as first-class as everything else at Sau Bay Resort. The true strength and beauty of the whole experience was the staff. No kidding, these wonderful folks made us feel welcome, spoiled us and seemed to truly enjoy interacting with us on a daily basis. We honestly felt that they were glad we were there, and wanted us to be as happy as possible every second of our stay. I’ve never experienced a staff quite like it, anywhere. Siah (the manager) and Lui, who does everything well, but excels with his voice and guitar. . . .made every evening a relaxing, musical and magical experience. They won’t take no for an answer, so when the ladies say it’s time to dance, don’t argue. Laisa, is a gourmet artiste of the highest quality. She will rock your palette and tantalize your taste buds with every offering. Going back to the ‘real’ world of ‘normal’ fare was when I first started truly missing Sau Bay Resort. The property is remarkably quiet and peaceful since it’s really not ‘on the way’ to anywhere. It’s the most relaxing atmosphere possible anywhere.
Elke & Bill, January 2002
"It may be equalled, but never exceeded"
My favorite place in Fiji!
Where to even start with this review... let the adventure begin with your journey on getting to this secluded luxury eco resort. Upon arrival you already sense the friendliness of the staff and the amazing energy of this hidden gem.
Tucked away in its on private cove on the ocean sits Sau Bay resort. I was fortunate to enjoy all it has to offer as well as the scuba diving on rainbow reef. Just a short boat ride of 15mins puts you on some of the top diving in Fiji.
I am not sure which was better ... the food, the staff or the lodging. To say the least it all comes together. Amazing location, great owners, amazing diving and some real peace and tranquility off the beaten path. Sau Bay offers you the luxury of comfort without the big resort and all the people.
Thanks the entire team for making my visit amazing - Freddy, Akanah, Siah, Gorgia, Laisa, Sarah, Lotu, Carl, Leo and Mark!
Henthorne, January 2023
If you want a true paradise get away this is hands down the best place to be.
Johnny, October, 2022
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! Faith, June 2022
Beautiful quiet spot, great for a getaway and to enjoy all the sea has to offer.
This is a beautiful and serene location. The resort is a wonderful place for people looking for a quiet, secluded spot, well removed from the hustle and bustle that characterizes more touristy locations. Debbie, July 2022
TRÈS BEL ENDROIT POUR SE RELAXER DANS UN CADRE ROMANTIQUE, TOUT LE STAFF EST TRÈS GENTIL ( UN PETIT PLUS POUR WILLIAM ET SES MOJITOS :))), PLONGÉES MAGNIFIQUES ( PAS DE GROS MAIS LES CORAUX SONT DE TOUTE BEAUTÉ AVEC UNE VIE SOUS MARINE AU TOP).
VERY NICE PLACE TO RELAX IN A ROMANTIC SETTING, ALL THE STAFF IS VERY NICE (A LITTLE EXTRA FOR WILLIAM AND HIS MOJITOS :))), MAGNIFICENT DIVES (NO BIG BUT THE CORALS ARE BEAUTIFUL WITH UNDERWATER LIFE AT THE TOP).
Marielle, July 2022
At a high level, we give the place 6 out of 5 stars! At the top of our experience was the incredible staff that greeted us and took care of us throughout our 5-day stay. We had previously spent a couple of weeks at some other resorts in the Mamanuca islands, and while those were also great, Sau Bay stood head and shoulders above them in terms of service, privacy, and overall experience.
Having snorkeled and dived many locations around the tropics since the 80’s, I can say this was right up there some of best, unlike some of the locations where much of the coral is dead and the fish are no longer abundant.
William, July 2022
We stayed here for a few days with easy access to the Rainbow Reef. Everything was wonderful and the staff were excellent!!! We had an great time telling stories with the owners and guest over G and T's . Small intimate resort that really makes you feel like you're royalty Diving/snorkeling was awesome compared to bigger resorts. The reef in front of the resort was one of the best spots on our trip to Fiji for snorkeling. Manta encounter was awesome. They have all the toys for free and to rent. We stayed at some more "rustic" places in Fiji and wished we spent more time here. Robert, 2019
SAU BAY RESORT & SPA DIVEMASTERS WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND AMAZING. SAFETY IS THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. THEY ALWAYS GAVE A BRIEFING ON EVERY DIVE SITE. AT THE END OF OUR STAY I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE, IT WAS SO RELAXING Mark, July 2022.
Sau Bay Resort - Highly Recommended.
I have been many places and I do not exaggerate when I say this my favorite of all time. I cannot recommend Sau Bay Resort more highly. Thanks Eunice and the rest of the staff! What an adventure!
Toby, December, 2022
Sau Bay a wonderful small retreat off Taveuni
Our family spent a few very relaxing days in Sau Bay! The place is very beautiful set up against a mountain with a gorgeous tree in front of the main entrance. There are only six rooms which makes it feel even more special. The rooms were spacious and each of them had a nice view to the bay. The best thing of our stay at Sau Bay is we experienced Fijian hospitality in a way we hadn’t seen before. We felt welcomed & it was a very relaxing time on a very remote destination. The people at Sau Bay went out of their way and made my birthday truly special with a nice cake and singing from all the staff 😊 They helped us change our return tickets which saved us many hrs of unnecessary travel 😊😇. Thanks to everyone at Sau Bay you made our trip to Fiji immemorable - Clementina, October 2022
Fiji as it should be
Sau Bay is a hidden gem that offers a true Fijian experience. Tucked away at the southeast corner of Viti Levu, Sau Bay offers unspoiled tranquility in a beautiful setting, with a friendly and attentive staff. This was our sixth trip to Fiji since 1980, and Sau Bay brings back the enchantment of Fiji which started our love affair with this island nation. You will feel like a special guest here, not a tourist. Jeff, September 2022
Amazing dive resort!
I highly recommend coming to this resort. The resort has a very intimate peaceful setting. The staff there are amazing! Everyone was very very friendly. They all got to know my name and always greeted me with saying my name. It felt very caring and comforting. They always made sure we were comfortable during our stay. The diving was amazing. My favorite dives were the white wall and Jerry’s jelly. The dive masters always made me feel safe and comfortable diving. Food at the resort was amazing as well. All the meals we had were so delicious! I looked forward to eating all the meals everyday. If you are looking for a dive resort this is definitely the place to stay!
Diana, October 2022
Thanks William for hosting us in paradise!
Beautiful bures just metres from the water. Hammock chairs swinging over and dunking into the sea. Delicious food from the kitchen. Exceptional hosting from wonderful William. Outdoor shower with glimpses of forest. Sau Bay is actual paradise. They also have environmentally conscious measures. Wish we stayed longer, can't wait to return. Silvano, October, 2022
We had the most amazing holiday at Sau Bay Resort. From the minute we arrived we were welcomed and all the staff went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience. The Bure was lovely and clean and well presented with fresh flowers every day. Thank you to Carl and Lotu for the most amazing diving on the rainbow reef, to all the wonderful food and the lovu was the best we have ever had! I had the best massage with Charlotte, she has magic hands! Great remote spot for relaxing and recharging from our hectic every day lives - not for those who want to party - although we had some great kava nights! Thank you Eunice and all the Sau Bay staff.
Tish & Steve, November 2022