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Where to Stay in Savusavu, Fiji: Best Hotels and Resorts

May 2, 2021 No Comments

Savusavu is one of the most underrated small towns and tourism spots in Fiji. With bubbling hot springs, waterfall treks, interesting beaches, and world-class diving, Savusavu is a spot worth seeing. In this guide, we’ll cover the best hotels and resorts in Savusavu for any budget. Plus, tips on how not to choose a total dud.

Koro Sun Overwater bungalow
Koro Sun Resort – Overwater Bure

The best hotels in Savusavu, Fiji

It’s not hard to find good accommodation in Savusavu. These are the best luxury hotels, budget hotels, and private villas for your stay in Savusavu.

The best luxury resorts in Savusavu, Fiji

Namale Resort and Spa

Namale Resort and Spa is an all-inclusive luxury resort near the town center of Savusavu. Set on 25-acres of palm tree groves and jungle, each spacious bure at Namale Resort and Spa is unique, with no two bures decorated quite alike. Features include private plunge pools, ocean views, and a mini bar that’s re-stocked throughout the day. A major highlight of the resort is its onsite spa, complete with a hot tub that overlooks the sea. Namale Resort and Spa is one of the best resorts in Savusavu for honeymooners and couples.

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of legendary Jacques Cousteau, calls Fiji the “Soft Coral Capital of the World.” And who are we to disagree? His namesake resort is set on Hibiscus Highway, just outside of Savusavu town. The large resort caters to scuba divers and snorkelers, with a marine biologist onsite to answer any burning ocean-related questions. The resort is one of the few in Fiji that is both family-friendly and bound to make honeymooners happy. There are 25 bures onsite, each decorated in a way that feels distinctly Fijian. Meals and activities can be purchased a la carte, or packaged together for an all-inclusive stay. Kids will be kept happy with all-day fun at the complimentary kids club. SUP, snorkel, hike, bike–you can do it all at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.

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Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa

Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa is a 4 to 5 star resort about a 15 minute drive away from Savusavu town center. The real allure of the resort are its overwater bures and floating lagoon bures–it’s one of the few places in Fiji where you can spend the night overwater! The resort is divided into two major sections: a garden section found inland of Hibiscus Highway and the waterfront section hosting a restaurant, infinity pool, and the adults-only overwater bures. At the back of the resort, you can get spa treatments and play golf on a nine-hole course. Other activities include snorkeling, SUP, kayaking, and village visits to Vuadomo.

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The best budget hotels and lodges in Savusavu, Fiji

Gecko Lodge Fiji

Gecko Lodge Fiji is a clean and cozy three-bedroom lodge just a 10- to 15-minute walk from the town center of Savusavu. Guests have access to a communal kitchen and sitting area that overlooks the ocean. Surrounded by tropical gardens, the lodge makes you feel like you’re living like a local in Savusavu. This is one of the best places to stay in Savusavu if you’re traveling alone or on a budget. The owner of the lodge is usually around to help with tour bookings and answer questions. Room tip: Book the ocean view room, it has a spacious deck with lounge chairs. Each stay includes wifi, a mini fridge with tea and coffee station, and use of the resort’s kayaks.

Gecko-Lodge-Savusavu

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Daku Resort

Daku Resort is found on Hibiscus Highway, about a 15 minute walk away from Savusavu town center. The resort hosts a range of accommodation options that span from single room bures to two- and three-bedroom private villas, all for an affordable price. Daku Resort can help arrange scuba diving courses, day trips, yoga retreats, and more. Guests have access to the ocean and each stay includes wifi, a mini-fridge with tea and coffee station, and use of the ocean sports equipment like kayaks, SUPs, and snorkeling gear.

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The best villas in Savusavu, Fiji

Island Breeze

Island Breeze is an idyllic holiday home you might not want to leave. The villa sleeps 14 people, has a well-stocked and spacious kitchen that opens to a main living room, spacious patio area with an infinity pool overlooking the water. It costs about $7 FJD and takes about 10 minutes to reach town by taxi. From the villa, you can walk to the ocean and go swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling. Some of the rooms are bunk-bed configuration, making it the perfect rental villa in Savusavu fit for families.

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Koko

Koko is one of the most beautiful boutique accommodations in Savusavu, and a top pick for honeymooners. The villa is perched on a hilltop and overlooks Savusavu bay, where you can watch yachts and ships cruise into the marina. The villa itself is one large, round room with a four-post bed hidden behind a privacy wall. The villa has a kitchen, lounge area, reading nook, and bathroom. The front deck has a day bed, a dining table, and infinity pool with incredible views. A chef is available to come cook scrumptious meals onsite, and it’s worth eating in at least a few times during your stay. The villa is only accessible by 4WD, it’s best to hire a car for ultimate freedom.

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Tips for choosing the best Savusavu hotel

Location, location, location

Do you want to spend most of your time in town, at a large resort, or lounging on the pool deck of your private villa?

Check the location of your accommodation carefully before booking your stay. If your hotel is found along Hibiscus Highway, it will be easy to reach through rental car, taxi, or perhaps even on foot. However, many of the rental homes are tucked inland of Savusavu, only accessible by 4WD. Many taxis do not drive up these steep, dirt roads–you’ll need to rent a 4WD to reach your villa. As a plus, these villas often have the best views.

Book your flights before your hotel

There are only a few flights to Savusavu per week from Nadi, Suva, and Taveuni. Seats on Fiji Link and Northern Air’s tiny planes can sell out quickly depending on the time of year. Once seats are gone, the airlines do not typically offer additional services. Accommodation is easier to secure, so book your flights before your stay.

Ferries run more regularly and have more capacity, but are less comfortable, take longer, and can eat a large chunk of your vacation time.

Savusavu Hotels: FAQs

What is the best overall hotel in Savusavu?

The best overall hotel in Savusavu is Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa. This resort has a range of accommodation options catering to both families and couples. It’s overwater bungalows and floating rooms make it a unique stay, found in its adults-only section. Around the main area of the resort, guests can enjoy the kid’s club, golf course, and range of activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and more.

What is the best luxury hotel in Savusavu?

The best luxury hotel in Savusavu is Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. Set on the water, this resort caters to scuba divers, but those who prefer to hang out on land will be well catered to with luxury bures, all-inclusive packages, and upscale dining options.

What is the best budget hotel in Savusavu?

The best budget hotel in Savusavu is Gecko Lodge Fiji. This spotless lodge has just three rooms, but overlooks the water and is within a 15-minute walk from Savusavu town center.

What is there to do around Savusavu?

There are plenty of things to do in Savusavu like go on a waterfall hike, scuba dive, hang out at the iconic Copra Shed, soak in hot springs, learn how to freedive, and more. Savusavu is a quiet town where you’re bound to feel relaxed.

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Chantae Reden

Chantae is the Coconut in Chief at Tropical Go. She is the author of Moon Bali & Lombok and lives in Suva, Fiji. She is a freediver, scuba diver, and surfer who is scared of big waves. Her drink of choice is a mojito--mostly because it's fun to say.

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