Modern self contained private cottage with large saltwater pool, sleeps 2
Avisake and Alessandro
- english, french, spanish, italian
About Avisake and Alessandro
We are a young family. I am a Fijian and my husband is from Switzerland. We have two children Ethan and Axel. Before we bought the property we were sailing around Fiji and operating as a charter business. Thanks to the yacht we got to know this beautiful hidden paradise. We will make your stay an enjoyable and a memorable one!
Avisake and Alessandro purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Avisake and Alessandro chose Savusavu
* If you stay with us for 3 nights or more we will offer you a free mangrove jungle tour with the kayaks. *If you book with us for 5 nights or more you get a free mangrove jungle tour with the kayaks and also a free snorkeling trip to the reef near by. * If you book with us for 7 nights or more you get a complementary couples beach massage!
What makes this Cottage unique
With its beautiful scenery and secluded beach ideal for swimming and sea kayaking at any tide, Sekawa Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet, peaceful beachfront holiday. Imagine waking up to the chatter of numerous birds first thing in the morning and the gentle waves lapping on the mile long beach perfect for strolling or running. It is truly a delight to meet the friendly Fijian villagers fishing off the beach and be invited back to the village for church or a school visit.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing, awesome, wonderful week at Tropical Splendor
Our week at Tropical Splendor was a glimpse into the real Fiji in a perfect setting, with outstanding activities and wonderful hosts ,Avi and Alex.
We would awake to sunshine streaming in, birds singing, colorful flowers, palms swaying, and waves gently crashing. Bananas, coconuts, and passion fruit were delivered by our hosts and grown in our yard. Kayaking on a mangrove lined River and snorkeling on a nearby reef with Alex were wonderful! A trip to a local tribal village arranged by our hosts was also a highlight. We also enjoyed a traditional lovo feast prepared by Avi and Rosie right in our yard including fish and lobster caught on our morning snorkeling trip. Beach walks on on lovely, secluded sandy beach with spectacular panoramic views are right on your doorstep. We also loved the pool....crystal clear and refreshing.
The cottage was super clean with Fijian artifacts and well equipped kitchen.....great wi fi too.
Alex and Avi were very helpful in all ways, easy and fun to be with, and always respectful of our privacy.
We didn't have a car, but had a great taxi driver, Naren, who was ver much a tour guide and so proud of this area. We enjoyed our trips into Savusavu....nice grocery and places to eat.
We highly recommend "Tropical Splendor" as the perfect place for an amazing Fiji experience with wonderful hosts?
Al and Carol
After many inquires and much research my wife and I decided to book this property for our 25th wedding anniversary for 12 nights. I can tell you now that there is nothing that I am going to be able to say or any other review you will read that does this place the justice that it deserves. Upon our arrival to Savusavu airport, Alex met us and took us to town for some groceries and then brought us to his property. We were absolutely blown away at how much more perfect it was than all of the pictures could show and reviews could say. This is 100% beachfront with one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches we have ever seen. The house itself is very well stocked and nicely decorated with all of the amenities that you will need for a perfect stay. The pool was a wonderful addition when we weren't spending time on the beach, in the ocean or on the lovers hammock.
The property is an absolute wonder and we walked it many times just looking at the different plants, trees and flowers making it seem like you were in a nature park. Alex, Avi and their two boys are 4 of the nicest and most genuine people we have ever met in all of our travels. They were very helpful with any questions we had and very knowledgeable of the Fiji islands and the local customs with many suggestions for us to experience. We went to a local village and met the Chief, then got permission from her to hike up to a waterfall with several members of the village. After the hike we had a Kava ceremony with many members of the village and then spent some time at a local school talking with some teachers and students. I highly recommend doing this to anyone that comes here as it gives you a real taste of the Fijian people and their hospitality. Alex even took us out to do some snorkeling and showed us his coral farm. He also took us on an incredible kayak trip down the river that is close by, then back thru the mangroves to the ocean. Make sure you visit the market in Savusavu for your fresh veggies and seafood, then cross the street for all of your other needs at the stores. If you want to see the real Fiji in an unspoiled and local setting, you have to come here and see if for yourself. If you are unsure about a car, don't worry as they have a taxi driver that they use and he was very nice and excited to tell you anything about his island that you want to know. Please if you use him tell him "John Rambo" says hi! We are already planning our return trip and cannot wait!
An amazing opportunity for tranquility!
Just finished 2 weeks at this amazing place! The cottage is lovely, fully appointed, all of the amenities. Ideal for 1-2 people. Great wifi, plenty of books and movies. The grounds are beautiful with a park-like atmosphere filled with tropical plants. Fresh passion fruit, young coconut and bananas show up on your doorstep with regularity. The beach is pristine with only one or two other properties along the shore. If you are looking for a quiet place to get away from it all, this is definitely it! The cottage is about 15 km outside of Savusavu, so you should either rent a car or rely on the local taxis. The family that runs the place is amazing and generous. They would often include me if they were going to town or to the Saturday market. They also arranged trips to the local village for a kava ceremony and prepared a traditional love dinner for my last night. Alex is a dive instructor, so take you out snorkeling/diving on the home reef or arrange for other dive opportunities. This is the real Fiji, make no mistake. If you are in the area, don't miss the opportunity to stay here!
Two weeks in Paradise!
We just spent two unforgettable weeks at the Tropic Splendor Cottage. Our hosts, Avi and Alex, were wonderful! They were very responsive before our trip as we were trying to coordinate our visit around a family emergency. They went above and beyond to try to accommodate our situation. Once we arrived they picked us up, took us to town to get some food, showed us their beautiful property, and made sure we were well supplied each day with fresh fruit, and even eggs from their chickens, on occasion! Alex offers scuba diving trips/scuba certification, snorkel trips, if desired. He took us out for a morning on paddle boards and kayaks, as well as, a day visiting a local village which included trying kava with the village chief, touring the village, and hiking up to a nearby beautiful waterfall. The cottage was beautifully decorated with Fiji artifacts and had everything we needed to cook for ourselves most evenings. It was well stocked with plenty of books to read which we appreciated. We spent most of our time enjoying the gorgeous mile long beach, swimming, running, and sunbathing. It is amazing how secluded it is! We rarely saw other tourists. Occasionally we saw the village women fishing with their nets which was fun. There are kayaks to take out and enjoy an early morning trip out along the coast. Beautiful! Since the cottage is a 15 minute drive from the nearest town with restaurants, stores, etc., you either need to rent a car or get a taxi. We opted to get a taxi when needed. Next time we go (and yes, there WILL be a next time) we will rent a car. Taxi fees were FJD 20.00, or $10.00 each way. All the staff who work on the property are so kind and helpful! Saras, who helps clean the cottage, made a fantastic meal of curry chicken with all the fixings for us and even sent us home with the recipe! Our last night there, Avi cooked a wonderful Fijian dinner which was a perfect way to finish our lovely stay. We highly recommend the Tropic Splendor Cottage and hope to return again. What an unforgettable time!
Simply the best
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful location. Truly a tropical paradise with fantastic gardens and a quiet secluded beach, it was the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy quality time.
The owners; Avi and Alessandro were welcoming and helpful yet at the same time ensured that we enjoyed our freedom and privacy in this very special place.
We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning to this very special place in future.
:- Dave & Sophia
Wonderful place - plan to return.
The first thing to note is that Jeff and Susan and some of the staff are no longer at Tropic Splendour. That being said the cottage is still as lovely as ever, the gardens are something to be proud of, and the beach still beckons from only a few steps away with its gentle lapping waves and cool breezes. The new owners are a young family who were wonderful hosts and worked hard to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. As we were there for over a month, a traditional 'lovo' was prepared (a fijian specialty where meats, fish and veg are weaved into fresh leaves, placed onto hot coals, covered and left to cook through - absolutely delicious. The beach is soft brown sand, the water inviting, sometimes not clear as the river mouth is about a mile up beach, but out towards the reef is very clear. Still a beautiful place to swim, walk, or take advantage of the water toys available - kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear etc. Paddle to the left of the bay and near the shore reefs I saw turtles, schools of fish and lovely blue starfish. Alex can even give you PADI training in the bay,. You might find that you may need a car if you want to get around and explore. Avi and Alex can run you into town when they take their son Ethan to school at 8am, but it is $20 Fijian each way in a cab if they are not available. Its a bit far off the main road to make public transport viable, but it makes for a very relaxing holiday - no road, no traffic, just you and the beach - bliss. Sara came in and cooked one day a week (for a small fee and you supply the ingredients) Absolutely mouth watering - her roti is the best on the island! She also does the house cleaning a couple of times a week and is a pleasure to be with. All in all we loved the place and plan to return. Thanks Avi and Alex (and Ethan and Axel)
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. Another place not to miss is the Grace Road restaurant because they serve organic food only.
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.