Tavola Villa
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Tavola Villa

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Luxury villa designed by Australian architect Madeleine Blanchfield for multigenerational adventures
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Described as “opulently minimalist” and constructed of native hardwoods, luxurious Tavola is a boutique resort overlooking Savusavu Bay offering kayaking and snorkeling, saltwater infinity pool and complimentary continental breakfast. Perfect for multi-generational adventures or retreats.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Game room
Golf course
Hiking
Snorkelling
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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JupiterB wrote a review Sept 2020
Fiji121 contributions18 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A visit to Fiji's second island is a must if you plan to visit Fiji. Savusavu is a laid back town on Savusavu Bay, which hosts the popular marina for "yachties" from around the world.

To make your visit to Savusavu complete, we recommend Tavola Villas, which is run by Monica and her Fijian team, and not forgetting Jaco and Luna the dogs and Prahna the cat.

The house is architecturally designed using local timbers and the location gets the best out of the cooling trade winds. The property also has an infinity pool, an outdoor dining area and hammocks to chill in and read.

We have lived in Fiji for some time and we can honestly say the food on offer only uses the freshest local ingredients. The food is freshly prepared with care and provides a perfect balance.

Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel part of the family and within a few minutes we felt we belonged. Monica and the team will do whatever they can to meet their guests requirements and can provide transport if asked,

This is a geat base for diving a JMC resort or for travelling further afield. We were introduced to OceanVentues Fiji on the largest bay in the South Pacific, at Natewa Bay, which is about 40 minutes drive. Sara and Matthew offered a fantastic day and directed us to some of the best snorkelling in Fiji in the most unspoilt area you can ever imagine. Please see our review of this trip.

Thank you to Monica and the team for making or anniversary trip so special.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from Monica Laurence, Owner at Tavola Villa
Responded 3 Oct 2020
Happy Anniversary, Julie and David! Thank you for choosing to spend your special occasion with the Tavola family in our sweet sanctuary. We were so delighted to have you with us! Please come again soon.
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Rebecca P wrote a review Aug 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We didn’t know what to expect of our first trip to Fiji, but what we found at Tavola blew any paradise dreams out of the water. The villa is opulently understated—beautifully designed, posh, comfortable, with every convenience.

The property surrounds an infinity pool that is the perfect size and shape for relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation. The pool overlooks a gigantic tree that feels like it’s full of wisdom, and beyond that, water stretches nearly to the horizon, ringed by layers of mountains. It’s the most idyllic view I’ve ever seen, and we spent time admiring it every day, especially as the sun set over the mountain peaks.

The staff were wonderful, kind and welcoming and full of laughter. They kept us so well, and maintained the villa impeccably. It’s not easy to keep things clean in the jungle, especially with little toads hopping around (they poop a lot), and ants eager to finish any leftovers, but they manage it and make it seem effortless.

We took advantage of many of Tyvola’s add-ons, enjoying delicious massages on-site, babysitters for a few hours of privacy from our kiddo, and a stocked wine cellar. We indulged in ordering Feast Boxes, scrumptious meals prepared by an expert chef and delivered fresh into the fridge. Chef Amy kept us reveling in local but familiar flavors, fresh produce and herbs, intricate sauces and savory snacks.

The whole trip, from tip to toe, was heaven. We will be back, and I can’t recommend anything more highly.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Julia S wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tavola is the perfect spot to relax, adventure, and find inspiration. We woke each morning to sweeping ocean views and enjoyed the most gorgeous sunsets from the pool with a drink in hand. My personal favorite was being able to grab snorkeling gear that Tavola has on property, and make the quick walk to empty beaches for epic snorkeling. Around the corner I would walk to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Shop for some of the most incredible scuba diving. The Tavola family makes you feel at home in the most beautiful and pristine environment. I couldn't recommend it enough!
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Have Captain Jack take you out for fishing and snorkeling!
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JupiterB wrote a review Jan 2022
Fiji121 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second visit to Tavola, with COVID still surging around the world we managed to return at the special time of the New Year, joining our host Monica and her family, who were visiting from USA.
Tavola is set within lush gardens, elevated from the road, a peaceful and private retreat with amazing views of Savusavu Bay, where you can become bewitched watching the ever changing weather across the bay. As soon as we arrived we felt at peace, welcomed and at home. Monica was once again the perfect host. The home cooking is wholesome and delicious and Monica makes the most of the abundance of locally sourced ingredients.
Tavola is perfectly located and there is plenty to do, even if you decide to stay within the beautiful grounds of the villa. The comfortable lounge area has plenty of books and DVD's, just in case the weather takes a turn! Outside there are comfortable hammocks to lounge in, a sparkling infinity pool to cool down in, and well-stocked gardens to saunter through. It's a pleasure to climb to the highest point of the property and sip a sundowner whilst overlooking the villa and the bay.
Just over the road it's possible to step into the sea and snorkel. There are some amazing corals and fishes to see, right there on your doorstep! Monica will even lend you snorkeling gear if you didn't pack your own.
A little further afield you will find Savusavu town, with plenty of cafes and restaurants, the harbour, the botanic gardens, an artisan chocolate factory, waterfalls, hot springs... there's definitely no shortage of things to do.
Big thanks again to Monica and family!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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pjbowman wrote a review Nov 2022
Magnolia, Texas3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Monica and staff have created an amazing and magical private paradise on the hillside of Savasavu overlooking the pristine waters of Savusavu Bay. The Tavola Villa has a modern flare yet warm and inviting with island wood, flora and fauna. Open the windows for a picturesque view and ocean breeze. You are picked up from the small airport and taken to the Villa. Transportation /driver is provided to get you around the island. Greeted with a glass of bubbly, the stress of life melted away. We settled in and knew the next 6 days would be incredible. Having the entire Villa and property to ourselves spoiled us. The food was delicious and prepared with such love. We loved the outdoor shower. Massages can be arranged as well. If you love to SCUBA dive, less than 0.5 mile is Jean Michel Cousteau Dive Shop which provides world class service and diving. We very much enjoyed our float through the mangrove river into Salt Lake and treated with a picnic lunch. You can do as little or as much as you want. One our most relaxing things to do was hang out at the vanishing edge of the pool with a cocktail in hand taking in the ocean views. Monica can help you plan the perfect get-a-way. As a business woman, I also thought this property would be a great escape for a leadership team for annual strategic planning and vision creation. Bula, Bula!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Master suite has ocean views.
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Carrie W wrote a review June 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tavola Villa is an absolute dream come true! Waking up to the sound of the wind whistling through the bamboo shoots and enjoying a perfect view of Savusavu Bay is unparalleled. We began each day sprawled out in the cozy hammocks watching the sunrise with a fresh coffee, and capped off each night with a dip in the stunning infinity pool while watching the sunset. From the snorkeling tours to the kayaking trips to the locally sourced fresh meals waiting in the fridge for us, Tavola met and exceeded all of our desires!

We want to extend a big vinaka to the incredible Tavola staff! Thank you for all of your assistance throughout our stay, we hope to be back very soon!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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meghan w wrote a review July 2022
11 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tavola Villa is truly indescribable. From the moment you step foot through the stunning wood doors, you are greeted with the most unreal view of the ocean. Morning sunrises in the hammocks to cocktails by the infinity pool, taking a walk on the lush grounds to find fruits from the many fruit trees, outdoor showers, massages and a private chef all made this trip so memorable and one-of-a-kind. Jack, Usenia, Mere and Chris all help make the stay absolutely perfect and are such wonderful people. The house is not only stunning but immaculately clean and filled with any amenity you could ever need. If you get the chance to, you absolutely must stay at Tavola. I can’t wait to return one day!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Patricia R wrote a review June 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent three weeks in Tavola in June 2023 and we only regret we did not stay much longer. It is simply superb. The location, the house, the staff... everything was perfect.
I will start mentioning Savusavu, a lovely and very vivid fijian village. Although quite little, it has everything you need, with a remarkable variety of nice restaurants/bars. The inhabitants are extremely friendly just like all Fijians.
The Tavola family is absolutely gorgeus. Extremely friendly, polite and caring. Always doing their best to give you what you want and what you need being. Monica was always so caring and an attentive host from the distance. We always felt extremely cared. They are the highlight of Tavola, even though the house is simply amazing.
We went three weeks because we had in mind tele-working a bit, but it was quite hard. I have never been in such a relaxing place. There were always better things to do like laying on a hammock. The views at the deck are amazing at any time, sea views during the day or star gazing at night.

The kids really enjoyed kayaking to split rock for snorkeling, everyday we saw something different.

We had the best time ever.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marco V wrote a review Dec 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property is unbelievable set on a hill overlooking the ocean and the Savusavu Bay. To access the ocean is a beautiful and short walk through the jungle. The coral and fish right in front of the property are the most amazing I’ve ever seen snorkeling. Fresh fruit on the property including pineapples, papayas, passionfruit and mangos are picked daily for you to enjoy. The pool and suites having amazing views as well. I loved how remote and real Savusavu is - it is not touristy at all. Everyone is so nice and you always feel safe. Definitely get off of the main island and visit Vanua Levu and stay at Tavola.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kit H wrote a review Apr 2024
California3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I mean honestly - there are few places better on earth or people more glorious than Monica. If this is the one trip you book for the year - DO IT. Tavola, their amazing staff, the unbelievable private chef dinners, the excursions, the sea views from every room, the service, the hammocks. I've never felt more cared for or inspired in my life. Savusavu is the island to visit, and no one does it better than the team at Tavola. If you're looking for peace, quiet, elegance and epic awe, this is the place for you. Also, the helicopter pad at the top of the property is made for a glorious music event - calling that in for this space as well!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make a repeat visit.
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Kit H wrote a tip Apr 2024
California3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make a repeat visit."
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Julia S wrote a tip Jan 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have Captain Jack take you out for fishing and snorkeling! "
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pjbowman wrote a tip Nov 2022
Magnolia, Texas3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Master suite has ocean views."
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Daniel W wrote a tip July 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Main villa room is the biggest"
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Sonia wrote a tip Dec 2019
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"Amazing views from all of the rooms"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tavola Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Tavola Villa?
Nearby attractions include KokoMana (3.9 km) and Flora Tropica Gardens (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tavola Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Tavola Villa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tavola Villa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Tavola Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tavola Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Surf And Turf, Snowy House & Grace Road Kitchen, and Captain's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tavola Villa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a yoga room during their stay.
Does Tavola Villa have airport transportation?
Yes, Tavola Villa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tavola Villa?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Tavola Villa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Tavola Villa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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