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Salt Lake Lodge

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#1 of 5 lodges in Savusavu
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Salt Lake Lodge is a boutique resort located in Fiji, accepting bookings from guests all over the world. The resort features two bungalows, a spa with spa service, and excellent local and international food. You can enjoy a broad range of activities that include hiking, biking, walking along the coastal road or through the rain forest, or snorkeling, diving in the pristine waters of the Koro Sea. Fishing is unsurpassed in these waters and readily accessible. Visits to Fijian village and local church service are available and easily arranged. Besides having the most unique location in Fiji, what is remarkable about us is the staff. Here you will enjoy the standards of customer service one finds only in the most exclusive of resorts. With a style of service that is second to none, and the location unequivocally serene, the Lodge is simply magical. If you're looking for something extraordinary, you will likely find it here.
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Free parking
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Salt Lake Road, Savusavu Fiji
Salt Lake Lodge
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Savusavu Airport
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Esther B wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne16 contributions3 helpful votes
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If you are looking for peace and quiet in a lovely setting, this place is for you. There are only 2 rooms (which are pleasant and adequate), but the best part is the lovely covered deck and deck chairs to enjoy the river & mangroves, & waking up to the sounds of the river & birds. The staff are lovely and accomodating. The lodge is on a tidal river and it is worth kayaking around to salt lake (ask the staff -Solo, Lili, Simon or Osea for details on best time to go). It’s located 30 mins outside of Savusavu, so it’s easiest if you have your own car to get around, but they can organise transfers for you otherwise. There is not much to do which is perfect for what we wanted; although there are activities listed that the staff can organise if you want. You can opt to pay for meals to be made for you, but we self catered (lunch & dinner) and we’re allowed to use the kitchen. We didn’t have mobile reception at the lodge (Digicel) but they have wifi. A lovely hidden spot in the hidden paradise- highly recommended for those wanting a unique peaceful experience.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Beth H wrote a review Apr 2023
Stansbury Park, Utah9 contributions6 helpful votes
We can highly recommend the Salt Lake Lodge! My husband and two boys (15, 8) and I stayed here two nights. No one had booked the other accommodation, so we had the place to ourselves! It was so peaceful and quiet right there on the river. We had the kingfisher bure, which was spacious enough for the four of us. The beds were comfortable, AC kept us cool at night, and the screens over the windows kept the bugs out during the day. Even with the AC on, the bed in the loft was too warm, so my younger son just slept on extra pillows on the main level. Even though the safe wasn’t working, we were able to lock our room and felt like our things were safe enough that way, especially with how remote the place was and the minimal staff. We took advantage of and enjoyed kayaking, tubing, and hand line fishing. Use of the kayaks was free; tubing on the river and hand line fishing had a reasonable cost attached. Kayaking and tubing down the river to the Salt Lake and back was beautiful in the early morning and at sunset, when the tide was going the right direction. (Caution: the tube did leave black marks on my swim shirt, but they came out with stain remover.) Solo, the manager on location, also helped my husband and son arrange a snorkeling tour to Split Rock with someone from his village, which they loved and was less expensive than what our second resort charged. One of the best things about the lodge was the chef, Hosea. Breakfast was complimentary, and we asked him to also cook us lunch and dinner. We didn’t know what we were going to get, just knew we didn’t want to cook for ourselves. After a delicious pancake breakfast with sliced bananas and homemade coconut milk syrup that tasted like caramel (scrambled eggs and fruit for me, since I eat gluten free), he sat down with us to plan lunch and dinner. We decided from the yummy sounding options he came up with, and then he left to buy the ingredients. [Note: Having him cook was FJD100 (lunch and dinner for the four of us), plus the cost to buy the food (about FJD80) and a FJD30 transportation cost to town and back. Which was still relatively inexpensive and very well worth it.] Both lunch and dinner were beautifully presented and delicious! We could see he was a professional, which was confirmed as we talked to him about his love of cooking and his history cheffing at some famous resorts in the area. Overall, we loved our stay and wished we could stay longer!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Louise E wrote a review Jan 2023
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Now this was an experience! You are very very cut off with no internet nor phone access at all. But Simon might take you on the boat to the sea for a “message race”, or you can take a walk along the road to a bend where there will be connection. But - you can also walk off on the road that leads you high up on the mountain. The view is spectacular from there! And, up there you’ll have full wifi access. By the jetty you can watch colourful fish swimming. And for fun you can take a canoe and go with the tide out to the ocean, snorkel about a bit and then hop in the canoe and follow the tide back to the hut after a couple of hours - Because the river outside is tidal and fills the salt water lake that you will pass if you take the hike I previously mentioned. Your care takers are fun, chatty, super helpful and full of top notch advice. Talk to them. This island is huge! And sooooo beautiful. And people shouting Bula (it actually means “life” - how beautiful is that???) at you as you pass will leave the smile on your face for a long time. The downside for me at the lodge was the isolation. I came in an unfortunate time as well since everyone were celebrating new years. So for a couple of days there was nobody around at all. Tip here: Rent a car! Vinaka vakalevu
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Moby D wrote a review Oct 2022
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Trying to find fault with this place is impossible.Even the dogs (Oli and Coco) are super friendly.Solo and his team do absolutely everything to please his guests.Lovely complimentary breakfast.The perfect peaceful location,20 minutes from town which is a beautiful drive.Plenty of activities for the energetic type with free use of kayak’s to paddle up or down the river.The room was perfect for us with everything in it that was needed including a daily service if required (by lovely Maria),we stayed for 5 nights so didn’t need a service.The room also had aircon and a bar fridge to keep the beers and wine chilled.The shared kitchen sounded a bit daunting for us before we arrived but don’t be put off by that.It was fantastic with absolutely everything you could need.With only one other villa there it never gets crowded.They will honestly do everything they can to make your stay a memorable one.This place is a must.Vinaka Solo and team.Senga na lenga.Sota tale my friends.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Ahzha J wrote a review Aug 2022
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii9 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for three nights and we were so sad to leave at the end of our stay! The people who work here really take pride in the lodge and all seem to genuinely like working there together. The food prepared by Osea was the absolute best we had in our entire month long trip, and the breakfast that he prepared was the best breakfast that I have ever had. If you are trying to decide whether paying for meals is worth it, just do it, you will not regret it! The lodge itself is really beautiful and a very relaxing place to be, but it is really the people who work here that make the place so amazing.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Markylush wrote a review Apr 2022
Moonee Ponds, Australia74 contributions31 helpful votes
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We have just returned from 6 nights at this idyllic place, and wish we could have stayed longer. Very remote lush location, we had the place to ourselves. After some initial confusion over food arrangements we realised that for a reasonable daily fee we were provided our own private chef, Oscar! Visiting local markets, villages and road side stalls for ingredients with Oscar was a treat in itself with the end result magnificent meals provided each day. Even a birthday cake for our son. The fishing is extraordinary and the staff, Solo, Oscar, Li Li and Simon (the best boat captain) were extremely welcoming and accomodating to all of our needs. Some great excursions, especially to the waterfall were excellent. Local diving and snorkelling in Natewa Bay was stunning.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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JupiterB wrote a review Jan 2022
Fiji113 contributions18 helpful votes
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Several locals recommended Salt Lake Lodge to us and not long after the Fijian borders reopened after COVID-19 we visited Vanua Levu, Fiji's second largest island, for Christmas. Our friends recommendations were fully vindicated. The location is about 25 minutes drive from Savusavu and 20 minutes from the airport. Along a short off-road track, easily accessible for standard cars, the accommodation is hidden away in its own tropical paradise. Lush greenery, palms, coconut trees and beautiful tropical plants and flowers are the first impressions. The SLL friendly team welcomed us warmly and showed us to our cosy lodge overlooking the river, pontoon and private sandy beach. The river is an estuary with the changing tides dictating the activities for the day, a trip by kayak or drift to the Salt Lake or the opposite way to the Koro Sea and the uninhabited island just off shore. The team are more than helpful, they provide the most delicious breakfasts and if you wish a chefs service for lunch and dinner. This time we self catered but we can confirm he truly is an exceptional chef from a previous visit to Savusavu. If you prefer to self cater there is a kitchen available for guests use or you can also dine out in Savusavu. We spent time talking about the local area with the team of Simon (Levardi), Lilly, Osea and Soro. Nothing was too much trouble in this idyllic part of Fiji and we would strongly recommend a visit. Outside of SLL you could walk down to the beautiful Natewa Bay, go snorkeling or diving to see some of the best corals in Fiji, walk along the seashore, go fishing and a trip to a waterfall was also available. This can be your base for either relaxing, exploring or for sports either sedentary or extreme. You should not miss out if you plan to visit Vanua Levu.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Lisa D wrote a review Feb 2020
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I can not say enough about this hidden gem, beautiful beyond anything I expected. The staff was amazing, the chef prepared dishes fit for royalty. This is the perfect getaway for friends, couples, or anyone wanting to unwind and disconnect from the rat race of life. Thank you for making our stay amazing!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Megan I wrote a review Feb 2020
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Salt Lake Lodge was honestly a home away from home. The staff were so kind and made us feel like we were family. We had booked our stay the week of my 30th birthday and they made it a birthday I will never forget. Thank you for that! The lodge is secluded, so you get to have the salt lake and beach all to yourself. The private chef made some of the best food I've ever had and tailored the meals to accommodate all of our different preferences. I definitely hope to return in the near future! Thank you for an amazing experience!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Christine S wrote a review Nov 2019
Albury, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed at six properties during our stay in Fiji and Salt Lake Lodge was the highlight of our trip. We stayed five nights here and didn’t want to leave. The staff, Lilly, Levardi and Osea were amazing. Friendly, accomodating and enthusiastic, they all made sure we had the best experience. The location is quiet, secluded and stunningly beautiful. There are many activities to choose from and the staff are always looking out for your safety and enjoyment. They joined us as we kayaked, boated, fished, snorkelled, took us to the markets, waterfall and village. We enjoyed dinners with them in the evening (we invited them; you can choose to be alone) and shared laughter and stories and learned about Fiji. The food they prepared for us was fresh, delicious and authentic Fijian. Always with a smile on their face and great enthusiasm, they made sure our stay was unforgettable. I highly recommend! I would love to go back and recommend you stop here during your stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AU$193 - AU$237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.