Sau Bay is an intimate boutique diving resort and spa facing across the Somosomo Strait to Taveuni, nestled among 99 acres of virgin rainforest. This quiet bay in Vanua Levu is the perfect hideaway for those who want to dive some of Fiji's best sites, yet still stay in a comfortable and personal resort.
With accommodation comprising of just 4 ocean front cottages and 1 luxury African tent, there can only be a maximum of 14 guests at the resort. So you can be sure you are staying away from the crowds and getting plenty of personal attention. With homemade snacks, a twice daily maid service, use of SUPs, kayaks and sailing dinghies, and a weekly village tour, you will know you are not staying at an impersonal resort but rather feel more like guests of your hospitable hosts.
The resort is the first in Fiji to earn the esteemed PADI Eco Center designation and is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Rainbow Reef, Tavueni's most famous dive location, and one of Fiji's top dive spots. And for those that prefer to stroll in to the sea for a dive or snorkel, Sau Bay also has a lovely house reef. But this is more than just a dive resort for small groups, there are a lot of other activities including spa treatments and massage services, hikes and trails to explore, as well as many off-island excursions to choose from. It is also unsurprising, given the setting and the pampering, that Sau Bay is an ideal spot for honeymooners.
Cooked breakfast, lunch and 3 course dinner: US$ 145 per person per day
2 Dive Boat Trip: US$ 180
Transfer to/from Matei - US$ 405
5 Night Dive Special - US$ 3.125 per person (includes meals, transfers, up to 9 dives)
7 Night Dive Special - US$ 3,750 per person (includes meals, transfers, up to 13 dives)
(based on double occupancy, 50% single supplement, full package details on request)
Cooked breakfast, lunch and 3 course dinner: US$ 125 per person per day
2 Dive Boat Trip: from US$ 140
Transfer to/from Matei - US$ 375
5 Night Dive Special - US$ 3,437 per person (includes meals, transfers, up to 9 dives)
7 Night Dive Special - US$ 4,562 per person (includes meals, transfers, up to 13 dives)
(based on double occupancy, 50% single supplement, full package details on request)
Sau Bay Resort & Spa welcomes children 10 and older only.
Destinations:Taveuni (Diving environment: wall diving, drift diving, healthy reefs, beginner & advanced divers; Highlights: great macro life/marine diversity, schooling fish/big pelagics) - including the Rainbow Reef and the Somosomo Strait. No scuba on day of arrival and the day of departure.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), boat rides to sites, shore dives (unlimited for 3 day dive package or more), experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 6 divers per DM), towels, tanks, weights and weight belts, scuba equipment (mask, snorkel and fins only), drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, taxes. Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (BCD, regulator and short wetsuit, US$ 40 per day), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card). Optional extras:
Night dives (minimum 4 customers required), dive computer, Nitrox fills (US$ 15 per tank). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, tea/coffee (espresso extra). snacks, Fijian night, return airport-resort transfers (Matei-Taveuni), internet access, foot massage, snorkel tour, snorkeling equipment, sundowner hike, kayaks, SUPs and taxes. Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
Single supplement on single travellers only, payable in advance. Single Supplement:
This is a compulsory additional charge on single travellers for the sole occupancy of double/twin accommodation. Optional extras:
Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, sailing dinghies, Taveuni island tour, village tour, return airport-resort transfers (pay in advance: Natuvu-Savusavu). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
Sau Bay Resort & Spa is situated on the north eastern coast of Vanua Levu; about 25 minutes by boat from the jetty on Taveuni. You can take one of the short daily flights to Taveuni from either Suva or Nadi Airport on Viti Levu, or from Savusavu Airport in Vanua Levu. For more information see our Taveuni travel information section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Please contact us for more details.
If this is your only planned vacation to Fiji then we strongly recommend that you consider a 2 night add-on stay at Pacific Harbour on Viti Levu, to allow you to witness the not-to-be-missed shark feed diving. This option is also convenient as it is located close to both the international gateway airports in Fiji - Nadi and Suva.
At Sau Bay Resort & Spa there are 3 Oceanfront Studio Cottages sleeping up to 3 people each, and 1 Oceanfront Deluxe Suite with 2 bedrooms sleeping a group of up to 4. Both have private en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. They also both have private decks with deck furniture in which to enjoy the sunsets.
There is also a tent like no other - a luxurious African tent for 2 people situated on higher ground, with seaviews and surrounded by the rainforest. It features all mod cons and an outdoor shower and private deck.
All the rooms have:
Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
Private bathroom with hot water shower, towels and toiletries
Being across the Somosomo Strait and just minutes from the world-famous Rainbow Reef means you can get to some of Fiji's best dive sites within a 10 minute boat ride. Even at full resort capacity there is a maximum of only 12 scuba divers on 2 boats so you can be sure of small groups and plenty of attention from the guides.
The main dive boat is a 10m custom built aluminium monohull vessel with a 225 HP engine and a maximum speed of 20 knots. It leaves at 08:45 am for 2 dives and return to the resort for lunch. 5 days of scuba or more include 2 extra free boat dives and free shore diving on the attractive house reef. Night dives can also be arranged.
All trips include divemaster, drinking water, towels, tanks, weights and weightbelts.
The dive centre is a PADI Eco Center, which is a designation granted to PADI Dive Centers and Resorts that demonstrate a dedication to conservation and dive industry sustainability. It has equipment storage and a camera room. Fresh water showers and rinse tanks (including separate camera tank) are also available at the centre. The staff provide a kit transfer and rinsing service.
Facilities at Sau Bay include the Somosomo Spa where you can enjoy a range of treatments, or from your own private deck looking out over the calm waters of the South Pacific's Somosomo Strait.
For the more energetic there are hikes and trails in the rainforest, sea kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), sailing dinghies, and cultural events, as well as a range of nearby excursions.
Facilities: Restaurant and bar - Private beach with sunbeds - Free use of snorkelling gear, kayaks and sailing dinghies - Lounge - Computer and internet facility - Music system - Library of movies, general books, diving books & magazines - Spa & massage service - International telephone - Laundry - Babysitting - Tour desk
Location: Cakaudrove, Vanua Levu east coast, across Somosomo Strait from Taveuni, northern Fiji
Dining is a serious business at Sau Bay where the delightful setting is complemented by a menu combining local and international flavours. The resort prides itself on excellent cuisine and each day the kitchen prepares freshly cooked bread, desserts and meals consisting of the best fresh local produce. Dietary requirements should be given in advance, and wine lovers will appreciate the selection of wines from Australia and New Zealand, as well as French champagnes.
Fijian and international specialties
Seafood and barbeques
A la carte menu
Most dietary requirements can be catered for - please send notice
Complimentary tropical breakfast is fruit, toast, with home-made jam, tea or coffee.
Example dishes: Grilled Ribeye, black truffle and chive mashed potato, baby carrots and bordelaise sauce; Braised stuffed egg plant with cheese sauce.
The 2 hyperbaric chambers of Fiji are both situated in Suva, Viti Levu, 300 km or a 90 minute flight away. Therefore to cover yourself for the risk of a scuba emergency, it is mandatory for you to have your own dive insurance.
The dive boat carries emergency oxygen and a first aid kit, as does the resort. 1 divemaster is provided for every 6 divers. The boat also carries life jackets, EPIRB, marine VHF radio, and flares.
For general accidents to guests, there is a hospital 6 km from the resort.