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“Perfect place for friends, families and foodies”
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View across the indoor and outdoor dining areas
The main level of Korovesi taken from the bay side of the infinity pool
Korovesi from the East
Korovesi from the water, main level and then 2*2 sets of bures on lower level
A view from one of the bures on the lower level
A view of the pool and outdoor dining area
A view across the indoor and outdoor dining area
A view of the main bedroom
A view of the main en-suite
A view of indoor dining area/kitchen
The lounge
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Shy Guy beach (15mins by boat)
Shy guy beach, 15mins by boat.
The Korovesi vege patch at the rear of the garden (ride the flying fox across it!)
The Korovesi skiff (available for rent) at Shy Guy beach (15mins by boat)
The korovesi 'footy' and volleyball field
The Korovesi trampoline
The Korovesi swing (if the 'flying fox' did not scare you enough)
Bula!
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Savusavu, Vanua Levu

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NicolasFi...
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6 reviews
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“Perfect place for friends, families and foodies”
Reviewed 16 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We recently spent 10 days in Korovesi Villa with three families of 4 (kids aged 3 to 7). Reunion of old friends who had pretty much not met since before we all had kids. We could not have imagined a better setting.
More than just a holiday rental it is like having your own mini resort since it is entirely catered for to the minute detail. And having travelled quite a bit in Fiji we are yet to see a place that matches it in terms of luxury and comfort.
Korovesi villa is a truly stunning luxury villa which you can imagine on the front page of one of those fancy travel magazines like travel and leisure. The setting, from the outdoor covered dining area, the infinity pool, the huge living room opening entirely to stunning views, etc, is perfectly designed and a gem.
For kids, there is a huge (safe) trampoline, a giant tire swing, a flying fox/ zipline, table tennis, and more space and land than they would know what to do with.
But what makes the real difference is the staff/caretakers of the villa. Mahesh and Monica are incredible and so is the rest of the staff. Within minutes of being up in the morning and while you are still pinching yourself at the amazing views, you will have your tea, coffee, juice ready just the way you like it and without remembering ever telling them. Each meal is absolutely amazing and made from fresh ingredients either from the garden or all locally grown and raised. Having lived in Fiji for nearly a year we have been overall extremely disappointed by the food. No matter which hotel or resort or restaurant you go to in Fiji the food is at best mediocre, apart in one or two places. So what a surprise it was to have not only by far the best food we had in Fiji but some of the best food we had in the world, matching easily great restaurants in New York or Sydney. Monica used to be the pastry chef at Namale resort (one of the most luxurious resorts in Fiji) and is a genius in the kitchen. So much so that we asked her on the last day to organize a cooking lesson for us so we could steal some of her tricks. Each of us must have gained two to three kilos in those 10 days as we could not stop ourselves from eating.
Activity wise, the only downside of the Villa is that it does not have a direct access to one of those white sand Fiji beaches. But that is true for all the resorts and villas on the SavuSavu Bay. Instead you get the amazing views from the top of the hill and the infinity pool. There is one good snorkelling spot a 10 minutes walk away from the house (split rock) but the boat is the real answer to the lack of beach. If you rent the house, rent the boat. With the boat, Jack (the skipper) will take you to Shy Guy beach, a stunning fringing sand beach in the middle of the bay where we saw baby sharks and spent a few hours including a picnic. Jack will also take you across the bay to hike to a waterfall or take you snorkelling to the reef drop off or fishing. I went fishing 5 morning and got fish every single time. Mostly some beautiful yellow fin tuna which we had in sashimi for breakfast and cooked so many different way. If there is fish in the bay, Jack will find it for you.
One note is that the villa is located on a steep hill and pedestrian access is through a very long and high set of stairs (going through the most stunning jungle setting). This might not be ideal of older or less able people. Taxis or cars can however be arranged to drive all the way to the house.
Thanks Gavin for creating such an amazing holiday retreat and thanks to Monica and Mahesh for making us feel like we had found a new Fijian family and taking such incredible care of us. I wouldn't be surprised if we come back for our next reunion in the near future.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brad H
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Location, Service and Staff - the perfect mix for the perfect holiday”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our Trip in Fiji was exquisite, we had an amazing time with family at this great house.
The staff were friendly and very flexible with our needs, the location is incredible and the view WOW, we had a boat the whole time which is recommended to ensure you get the fishing and snorkelling experience at different spots weather permitting.
Can't fault the place, it has everything you need and we had some quality much needed family time.
We miss the staff still !
Thanks from Brad Jemma & the Hayden Family.

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Liked best: Staff were amazing, private location and view
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Monners20...
Montville, Australia
1 review
“Best Family Holiday Ever!”
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Korovesi is a small paradise, one of those best kept secrets. It far surpassed our expectations. It is has unparalleled views over the bay, is extremely private and spacious enough for everyone in a group to have their own space. Staff are fantastic - professional, welcoming and accommodating. Activities for all - a kid's paradise and fishermen's heaven. The boat was in use every day! Food is exceptional - a real holiday not having to think about meals at all. Owner, Gavin, was very obliging and easy to communicate with.Our best family holiday - ever!

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Liked best: The setting, the staff, the food ....everything really!
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Travelling group: Extended Family
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OzTulip
Sydney
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22 reviews
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“Luxury home away from home”
Reviewed 29 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The only thing that could improve Korovesi Villa is a sandy beach! Great fishing, delicious food and generous hosts in Mahesh and Monica who are only too keen to attend to your every need. A wonderrful venue for larger groups.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Siobhan F
Melbourne, Australia
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“Superb destination (shhhhh, best keep it a secret!)”
Reviewed 14 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Korovesi is a superb property and a credit to its owners and caretakers. We enjoyed a memorable 14 nights with our extended family over Christmas and New Year and also celebrated a significant birthday whilst there. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot to down tools after a busy year and spend quality time together in this less touristy part of Fiji. Waking each morning to uninterrupted views of Savu Savu Bay, cup of tea in hand was an absolute treat, as was sitting down to three meals a day together, prepared by our wonderful husband and wife hosts Mahesh and Monica. Days were spent snorkelling at one of the many local reefs, exploring waterfalls, hiking, playing board games, taking the boat into town to browse the local market or enjoy a cold beer, reading books by the pool, playing table tennis and enjoying the zip line, lolling in one of the many hammocks and enjoying massages. "Fijian warrior" Savaki, was wonderful with our five boys ranging from three to thirteen, helping them make spears and playing touch rugby. There are many little things that are now great memories, such as when my son lost a tooth and Mahesh took him to bury it and plant a shrub to mark the spot! as well as the endless milo milks he delivered to the children and the delicious fresh lemon tea made by Monica. On our final morning we were sent off with freshly made pancakes wrapped for our journey home. We hope to return to this gem. But shhhhh, best keep it a secret!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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