My husband and I live in Fiji. After two previous experiences as a couple at our Fiji go to resort of choice, Sau Bay Retreat, it was the obvious choice for a planned girly getaway! My diving friend Tammy and I teamed up with her cousin Tina, who is a non diver and this was her first trip to Fiji, for 5 days of pre-Christmas spoiling!
Being greeted on the beach by Bera and the rest of the Sau Family with a cool bu (green coconut drink) and salusalu (like an Hawaiian lei - necklace of flowers) set the scene for a week of sumptuous pampering and gastronomic scrumptuousness.
Every meal and cocktail was a sensation, with Bera's personal attention to detail and unfailing happiness only adding to the pleasure of dining.
Each day of diving was only bettered by the next. Lotu was an attentive dive guide and Harry captained the boat safely and was fun at surface interval. Somosomo Strait is spectacular diving and we ended our dive trip at White Wall which I have dived many times before, but due to Nigel's knowledge and experience we hit the water at exactly the right time and this was the absolute best dive of white wall I have ever done!!
Tina being a non-diver did not feel at all left out with us out diving every day. She went to "The Top of the World" a different way everyday with the pooches and did some other hill, garden, water side walks and beach combing. She lazed on hammocks while reading, did some local cooking lessons, stretched out in the sun and thoroughly enjoyed chatting with the local staff and learning about life in Fiji and the language. She also tackled snorkelling for the first time and teamed up with other guests for snorkelling trips and some swimming.
There were some other activities planned, such as day trips to Taveuni for the waterfalls, time line, waterslides etc but the weather turned and instead we stayed indoors and caught up with social media and sorting thru dive pics.
We all enjoyed Bera's daily cocktail specials and also her soothing touch with both relaxing and therapeutic massages. Bliss!!
Our room was, as always, beautifully appointed and kept clean and bug free.
Thoroughly spoiled it was a shame to come home. So much so that I went home and picked up my husband to return as a couple a few days later! As I say, it's our go to resort. It's like being with Family in Nirvana. Vinaka Sau Bay Retreat. You know we'll be back! Vinaka and Lolomas all.