About the property
- Cottage1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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 color TV, DVD player and radio.
** 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.
** 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.
Avisake and Alessandro
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- English, French, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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 Urata
Sekawa Beach is a beautiful and quiet beach with only the friendly village ladies fishing off it with their large nets on a daily basis.
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.
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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)
We visited in April and had a wonderful time from start to finish. Avi and Alex made sure we had everything we needed and were excellent hosts. The cottage and facilities were beautifully maintained and the grounds were stunning. Flowers of every variety and a gorgeous array of palm trees and lily ponds surrounded the cottage, pool and covered sitting area. It would have been easy to just rest and relax but we couldn't resist snorkeling trips to the reefs near the property using the kayaks provided. Sunset walks on the beach were also a must, with stunning sunsets over nearby mountains. We have stayed in several places in Fiji and this was our favorite. We would recommend renting a car for any days you'd like to explore the island as taxis can add up.
Thank you very much John.... We really enjoyed having you as guests....Hope to see you both again!
Avi and Alex
An Amazing Adventure!
Pictures do not do justice to the beauty that is Tropic Splendor! Jeff and Susan go out of their way to make you feel welcome and included me in some of their activities, such as a water deployment day at a local village that was a life changing experience. The people of Fiji are kind, friendly, happy, generous and respectful and a reminder of what is really important in life. Saras and Panaia are two wonderful examples. I thoroughly enjoyed the coconut demonstration, Saras' cooking, kayaking, hiking, basket weaving, snorkeling and the Kava ceremony, all of which were first times for me. It is a great vacation spot for enjoying the sun, the beach, the pool and the surroundings and Jeff, Susan, Saras and Panaia expand on that to make it a great adventure. Could not recommend this place more! Great for couples, friends or solo travelers.
Fantastic, Romantic Cottage- A Must Stay
My husband and I stayed for a month on this very beautiful cottage that is right on the beach. The place was so private and decorated in traditional Fijian decor with all that you need to feel right at home. Susan and Jeff and their staff were friendly and provided us with everything we needed but also allowed us complete privacy. The beach is gorgeous and we spent our days kayaking, walking the beach, scuba diving and just lounging around in our very own private pool. The gardens on the property are photograph worthy. We did not want to leave even after a month. Thanks Susan and Jeff for the fishing trip and all you did for us while we were there. We will be back.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
From FJ$325/Night (approx US$155/Night) or FJ$2,275/Week (approx US$1,085/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.