ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE SALTWATER POOL ON SAVUSAVU BAY

Jeffery or Susan Mather

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE SALTWATER POOL ON SAVUSAVU BAY

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Modern self contained private cottage with large saltwater pool, sleeps 2

Location, Location, Location!! Imagine relaxing on a beautiful secluded mile long beach all to yourselves! We are Absolute Beachfront (not across a busy, noisy road or up a hill.)

Our new holiday bungalow cottage with large private saltwater pool is located in lovely Sekawa Beach Estate, a small park-like estate hidden a half mile from the main road and tucked away along a mile long secluded beach on the north shore of picturesque Savusavu Bay on Fiji's second largest and virtually undiscovered island of Vanua Levu. Take a step back in time and discover the tropical beauty and peacefulness of a 'hidden paradise' that most visitors never see!

Awaken to a chorus of tropical birds and gentle waves lapping just steps from your bungalow cottage. Gaze at the tranquil waters of lovely Savusavu Bay from your bed or take an early morning stroll along the long powdery soft sand beach to hunt for interesting shells.

Enjoy a refreshing dip in your large 11' X 21' private saltwater pool or the shallow warm waters out front in Savusavu Bay. Take a peaceful walk through our beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and lily ponds and spy some of Fiji's most colorful birds such as the Collared Lory, Fiji Parrotfinch, and Fiji's rare Orange Dove. Snorkel at colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish just offshore in Savusavu Bay or kayak up the nearby Nasekawa River, floating past virgin jungle and small native settlements. The rest of the day can be spent lounging on the large verandah or relaxing in our oversized lover’s hammock under the palms as the gentle breezes lull you into total relaxation. Enjoy a relaxing massage given out in the beachfront bure with only the sounds of waves & birds in the background. Take a nap, read a book or just watch the clouds drift by.

Do as much or as little as you like! Our traditional Fijian 'bure' is the perfect place to end each day with 'happy hour' spent watching a spectacular sunset framed by the surrounding jagged volcanic peaks as the lights of Savusavu twinkle from across the bay and the Southern Cross rises in the clear starry sky.

Staying with us offers you the rare opportunity to personally meet the friendly Fijian villagers that often come to the beach to fish for their daily catch. It is a truly memorable sight watching a group of ladies fish with their large nets or float by on a bamboo 'bilibili' raft, just as their ancestors have done for hundreds of years. The ladies will be delighted to show you how they weave a basket, hat or fan from a palm frond.

Enjoy peace & quiet! Our bungalow cottage is on town power so there is no constant generator hum. However, we do have generator back up if power should go out briefly.

If your idea of the perfect getaway is to 'entertain each other' rather than 'be entertained' our relaxing Tropic Splendor beachfront cottage is the ideal place to enjoy your Fiji holiday!

We are full licensed by the Fiji Hotel Licensing Board and a member of the Fiji Islands Hotel & Tourism Association and Savusavu Tourism Association.

Amenities: Our beautiful beachfront cottage with 600 square feet of interior space and a 600 square foot spacious verandah is fully self-contained. Polished native hardwood floors and natural wood interior are decorated with authentic native Fijian handicrafts made by local craftsmen.

** Featuring a comfortable king-sized bed, quality linens and tiled bathroom with hair dryer, heated towel rack and shower.

** Full sized gourmet kitchen complete with all modern appliances including coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, toaster, microwave and dishwasher. Both Fiji 240 vac/50 hz and US 110 vac/50 hz power outlets in each room.

** The lounge includes comfortable furniture plus theatre sound system, color TV, DVD and a 1000+ movie library available for your enjoyment.

** Wireless Internet

** Extensive reading library, many board games and puzzles.

** A/C as well as screened louvered windows and ceiling fans provide fresh ventilation throughout.

** Complimentary laundry facilities available on site.

** Grill your fresh catch on the 3-burner gas BBQ grill at our romantic beachfront Fijian 'bure' during sunset.

** Oversized 'lovers' hammock to relax in.

** Complimentary transfers to & from Savusavu Airport.

Activities:

** Mile long powdery soft sand beach with warm waters excellent for swimming, beachcombing and running.

** Complimentary use of our sea kayaks & snorkeling gear for your enjoyment.

** World-class snorkeling, scuba diving and 4-day PADI certification courses are available through several local outfitters.

** Village visits, jungle walks and waterfall hikes with Fijian guides are available for a small fee.

** A traditional Fijian 'meke' song/dance program performed by children from the nearby Fijian village is available for a small donation.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Jeffery or Susan Mather

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Absolute Beachfront Holiday Cottage with Private Saltwater Pool on Savusavu Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
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Absolute Beachfront Holiday Cottage with Private Saltwater Pool on Savusavu Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306745
+679 828-3616
Savusavu Vanua Levu
Okanagan Falls, Canada
5

HEAVENLY

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have just returned from a 3 week holiday in Fiji and the first week we had the privelege of staying at Tropic Splendor just outside of Savusavu. The owners, Jeff and Susan, live at the back of the property but the cottage is beachfront. They are both wonderful hosts, very aware of your privacy but also very helpful and kind, making a perfect combination for our first time in Fiji. The cottage is wonderful, very well equipped and has a beautiful private pool. The Fijian caretaker and the 2 housekeepers are delightful people and very informative about the Fijian way of life, showing us how they weave baskets and "live off the land". Jeff and Susan even hosted a dinner for us the first night, a real treat after almost 24 hours of being in transit, and took us out twice in their boat for snorkelling and for a trip up a nearby river. They even took us to a nearby village to watch darling Fijian children dancing...and it was all included. If anyone would like to e-mail me , I would be happy to answer any questions


Vinaka to all at Tropic Splendor for a truly wonderful time !
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our goal at Tropic Splendor is to show our visitors the best Fiji and Savusavu (Fiji's "hidden paradise") have to offer including friendly people, interesting culture, jungle & waterfall hikes, beachfront massage, wonderful snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing and delicious Fijian & Indian foods.

We're not just a rental cottage but more like a mini-resort with all the personal extras we provide to our guests. We want our guests to feel like they are visiting friends starting from our meet & greet with flower salusalus at the Savusavu airport, taking them shopping in town, a "weary traveler's" welcome dinner with us on our deck to snorkeling & boating trips, village visits, the coconut & basket weaving demonstration and a traditional Fijian kava ceremony.

We invite our guests to join us on Friday nights at the Savusavu Yacht Club to have drinks & dinner with us and our many expat friends. It's just as much fun for our good friends to meet our guests as it is for our guests to meet them. We've even had a few very interesting coincidences! Not surprisingly, we've had a handful of our guests fall in love with the area and have ended up buying property and have moved over to become a part of our little community as well. We are pleased that we also have many repeat guests who have come to feel that Tropic Splendor and quaint Savusavu are their second home.

We are active in our local Rotary Club, Jeff having been named Rotarian of the Year in 2008, and we always invite guests to accompany us on school visits and trips out into the rural (bush) areas of our island with our club members. It can be quite an adventure and our guests enjoy it as much as the cute Fijian children enjoy meeting them!

Fiji is an amazing place and the people are its finest resource. There isn't a more friendly, gentle and safe place to enjoy a tropical holiday and feel rejuvenated!
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Absolute Beachfront Holiday Cottage with Private Saltwater Pool on Savusavu Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306745
+679 828-3616
Savusavu Vanua Levu
Albuquerque, NM
5

SPLENDID

  • 5 of 5
If I die tomorrow, it's OK because we took the trip of a lifetime. I've never seen such a beautiful place, including the ruins of the Yucatan, the Caribbean, Iceland, Venice, Paris and most of the US National Parks.

Tropic Splendor Fiji is that perfect combination of pristine resort and local immersion. The owners, Jeff and Susan, have lived in Fiji for many years and not only knew all the "best spots" but seemed to delight in showing them to us, although they were never intrusive.

One of the the bests things, other than the beauty and the outdoor fun, was completely relaxing because the island is friendly and safe. I've never been anywhere that the people were so gentle and welcoming, probably because they have great lives and seem to want for nothing. We were able to really experience the local culture and found that most would never dream of passing you without calling out a beautiful, sing-song "Bula." I think it means hello, I'm glad to see you, isn't it a beautiful day and hope you are happy too.

The place is romantic (dips in the pool perfumed with jungle flowers, massages by the beach); fun (snorkeling, fishing, local markets); and moving (school kids proud of their classrooms, locals sharing their heritage).

I just can't believe we discovered this heaven on earth.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Absolute Beachfront Holiday Cottage with Private Saltwater Pool on Savusavu Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306745
+679 828-3616
Savusavu Vanua Levu
Albuquerque, NM
5

HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
If I die tomorrow, it's OK because we took the trip of a lifetime. I've never seen such a beautiful place, including the ruins of the Yucatan, the Caribbean, Iceland, Venice, Paris and most of the US National Parks.

Tropic Splendor Fiji is that perfect combination of pristine resort and local immersion. The owners, Jeff and Susan, have lived in Fiji for many years and not only knew all the "best spots" but seemed to delight in showing them to us, although they were never intrusive.

One of the the bests things, other than the beauty and the outdoor fun, was completely relaxing because the island is friendly and safe. I've never been anywhere that the people were so gentle and welcoming, probably because they have great lives and seem to want for nothing. We were able to really experience the local culture and found that most would never dream of passing you without calling out a beautiful, sing-song "Bula." I think it means hello, I'm glad to see you, isn't it a beautiful day and hope you are happy too.

The place is romantic (dips in the pool perfumed with jungle flowers, massages by the beach); fun (snorkeling, fishing, local markets); and moving (school kids proud of their classrooms, locals sharing their heritage).

I just can't believe we discovered this heaven on earth.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Beachfront Holiday Cottage with Private Saltwater Pool on Savusavu Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306745
+679 828-3616
Savusavu Vanua Levu
Healdsburg, California
5

AMAZING PLACE - TRUE SPLENDOR

  • 5 of 5
Our 24 night stay here was amazing. Only the noise of the surf and the birds of the jungle to wake us in the morning. Excellent internet, US & British plugs throughout, Lots of ceiling fans (never used the air conditioning). Jeff, the owner is a "water expert", best cleanest water to drink & bath in. Yes, there's mosquitos, but a few precautions prevented most bites. The small staff was very professional. Sara cooked Indian food for us 3x, I just provided the ingredients. Penaia taught us all about coconuts, took us to an amazing waterfall via sea kayak and we visited his village and their elementary school. Although our purpose in being here was to scuba dive & snorkel - the cultural experience made the trip for me. Thank you Jeffrey and Susan
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute Beachfront Holiday Cottage with Private Saltwater Pool on Savusavu Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306745
+679 828-3616
Savusavu Vanua Levu
Wisconsin
5

BEST PLACE EVER!

  • 5 of 5
We spent 10 nights at Tropic Splendor. The cottage is of the best quality and immaculate. The grounds are beautifully kept and gorgeous. It's secluded. Words can't describe how wonderful it is.

We enjoy the beauty of nature and we weren't disappointed. We enjoyed seeing the rare and beautiful Orange Dove. The flora and fauna is abundant. The beach is desolate except for the occasional local either fishing off shore or walking. Those that live nearby are so friendly and are eager to share their culture.

Their groundskeeper, Penaia, is proud of his country and enjoys sharing the way of Fijian life. He demonstrated the many uses of coconuts, how to weave palm leaves into baskets, and took us to his church for a rousing singing competition and to his village for an authentic meke complete with a kava ceremony.

Saras, the housekeeper, cooked us a delicious Indo-Fijian chicken curry dinner. She is a delight!

Jeff and Susan, the owners, are down to earth and enjoyable company. She offered to take us to Savusavu may times and she showed us the town's features.

We enjoyed kayaking, walking the beach, snorkeling, boating and catching a fish! Penaia took us to a nearby village where we played under a waterfall. And the message by Lora was heavenly!

Visiting Tropic Splendor is like visiting friends or family with a wonderful guest house cottage. They make you feel like you are special. I highly recommend this "resort". And when you go, take me with you!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Absolute Beachfront Holiday Cottage with Private Saltwater Pool on Savusavu Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306745
+679 828-3616
Savusavu Vanua Levu
Wisconsin
5

PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
This is an outstanding vacation beach front cottage. We have traveled on 5 continents and have enjoyed the scenery and wildlife found across the world. But Tropic Splendor is a place by itself. The island of Vanua Levu is pretty and the beach front serene. But having several weeks to reflect upon our trip, I would have to say the experience of staying in a "residential" neighborhood was the highlight.

This is not a "touristy" place. You are staying amidst very friendly people who make Fiji their home. What makes Tropic Splendor so unique is that (if you want) you can be invited to experience the local culture of Fiji with the people of Fiji.

We visited a small native Fiji village and experienced the children presenting a traditional "meke" for us. It was not a show, but a heartfelt sharing of their culture. We were also invited to a singing competition in the village which was most enjoyable.

On the beach you will see native Fijians fish using traditional nets, see authentic billibilli (bamboo rafts), and be able to visit with the locals.

The surrounding grounds are filled with flowers and exotic plants as well as the rare and stunning Orange Dove.

We enjoy the outdoors, so we were able to kayak, swim by a waterfall, boat, fish, snorkel and walk the beach.

Visiting Savusavu is a must as it is a delightful community. Be certain to go to the open air market!

For those who are concerned about the quality of accommodations, be assured that the cottage is of utmost quality and extremely comfortable. It has everything you need and everything is in top notch condition.

The owners, Jeff & Susan, treat you like good friends or family. They give you as much privacy, company and guidance that you desire.

Their staff, Penaia and Saras, take excellent care of you. A real treat is the Indio-Fifian dinner cooked by Saras. Penaia, a great ambassador for Fiji, will explain his culture. Both are very open to sharing their lives and are a delight to be around.

We spent 10 nights and it was a perfect blend of relaxation, active adventure, exploring, enjoying nature, and learning the ways of traditional Fiji.

I highly recommend staying at Tropic Splendor. You can be assured that you will be treated royally and the accommodations superb! It deserves more than a 5-star rating!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Savusavu, Vanua Levu
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Savusavu, Vanua Levu
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Sekawa Beach
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Savusavu, Vanua Levu
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Savusavu, Vanua Levu
Car: not necessary

Truly off the beaten path! Sekawa Beach Estate is located on the north shore of spectacular Savusavu Bay, a scenic 12-miles (15 minutes) by car past colorful Fijian villages, from quaint little Savusavu town with its well stocked grocery, many shops, several restaurants, art gallery, handicraft market and a colorful open-air fresh veggie & fish market. The Savusavu Yacht Club and Copra Shed Marina are a favorite for visitors from around the world and the local community.

Other Activities: Village visits, Black Pearl Farm tours, River Float trips

Golf: ** Golf & tennis can be arranged at a nearby resort.** Tour J Hunter Black Pearl Farm located in Savusavu Bay.** Rental car available.

Ski: ** Complimentary use of our sea kayaks & snorkeling gear for your enjoyment. Beautiful coral reefs await your visit just minutes by easy kayak paddle.

** World-class scuba diving and 4-day PADI certification courses are available through several local outfitters.

** Deep-sea fishing trips available through local outfitters.

** Village visits, jungle walks and waterfall hikes with Fijian guides are available for a small fee.

** A traditional Fijian 'meke' song/dance program performed by children from the nearby Fijian village is available for a small donation.

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Savusavu Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

From FJ$325/Night (approx US$175/Night) or FJ$2,275/Week (approx US$1,225/Week)
Rates do not include Fiji 15% VAT & 5% Hotel Bed Tax.
50% Deposit to confirm booking.
Full Payment Balance 30 days before arrival.
Full refund of deposit, minus bank fees, if cancellation is made no less than 45 days out from time of arrival date.
Visa, MasterCard or bank wire transfer accepted.
Tax Rate 20.0%
Notes From FJ$325/Night (approx US$175/Night) or FJ$2,275/Week (approx US$1,225/Week)
Rates do not include Fiji 15% VAT & 5% Hotel Bed Tax.
50% Deposit to confirm booking.
Full Payment Balance 30 days before arrival.
Full refund of deposit, minus bank fees, if cancellation is made no less than 45 days out from time of arrival date.
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Amenities

Savusavu Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Dialup Access
  • Computer Available
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower , Romantic bamboo garden shower for two
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Built and furnished to upscale American standards, our beautiful new beachfront cottage features a tiled bathroom & shower. • Hair dryer, heated towel rack (for drying towels), large mirror and smaller magnifying mirror. • Quality towels, Pure Fiji soaps & shampoo/conditioner & toilet paper. • Romantic bamboo garden shower for two just off the verandah and surrounded by lush tropical greenery.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Built and furnished to upscale American standards, our beautiful new beachfront cottage with 600 sq ft interior space and 600 sq ft spacious veranda is fully self-contained. Polished native hardwood floors and natural wood interior are decorated with authentic native Fijian handicrafts made by local craftsmen. • Featuring a comfortable king-sized bed with luxury bedding. • A/C as well as louvered windows and ceiling fans provide fresh ventilation throughout. • Complimentary housekeeping service 3 times a week.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Built and furnished to upscale European standards, our beautiful new beachfront cottage with 600 sq ft interior space and 600 sq ft spacious verandah with large 11' X 21' private pool is fully self-contained. Polished native hardwood floors and natural wood interior are decorated with authentic native Fijian handicrafts made by local craftsmen. • A full sized gourmet kitchen complete with modern appliances including coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, toaster, microwave & dishwasher. Both Fiji 240 vac/50 hz & US 110 vac/60 hz power outlets in each room. • The lounge includes comfortable furniture plus a large flat screen color TV, home theater sound system & DVD player and 1000+ movie library. • Fijian dining/massage 'bure' located at beachfront with large BBQ gas grill. • Sea kayaks & snorkel gear provided. • Large 11' X 21' private saltwater pool, 'lovers' hammock & 2 chaise lounges on verandah. • Large freezer & free laundry facilities

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