Frequently Asked Questions


COVID-19 and Border Closures
‣ No deposit is currently payable to confirm a reservation
‣ Upon reopening of borders, the standard Payment and Cancellation Policies below will apply to all bookings

Payment Policy
‣ Full payment is due at 45 days prior to check-in
‣ Bookings received at 45 days or less must be paid in full immediately
‣ Bookings not paid in accordance with this schedule may be subject to cancellation without notice
‣ Upon payment the guest will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy:

‣ Cancellation more than 45 days prior to check in: forfeiture of the deposit
‣ Cancellation 30-45 days prior to check in: 50% of booking total
‣ Cancellation less than 30 days prior to check in: 100% of booking total

For cancellations due to government-imposed border closures or travel bans, the resort will permit postponement/date change up to 12 months later than original travel dates. Date changes are subject to availability, and price changes may apply.

There will be strictly no refunds for no-shows and for days unused due to late arrival or early departure. All cancellations must be received in writing and confirmed by the resort in order to be valid. Calculation of all times and dates will be based on local time in Fiji. 

What payment methods do you accept?
We accept payment by wire/bank transfer, or credit card (Visa or Mastercard). All payments by credit card attract a fee of 3.5%.

Flights and Getting Here

Where is Savasi Island?
Savasi Island is located off Fiji’s large northern Island of Vanua Levu, near the township of Savusavu, a 1-hour domestic flight from Nadi International Airport. We are approximately 10 minutes drive from Savusavu airport, and connected to the mainland by a private bridge.

How do I get to Savusavu?
You will need flights through Fiji Airways or Island Hoppers. Island Hoppers also provide private helicopter and seaplane charters.

Can I take a boat or ferry to Savusavu?
There are ferry services available between Suva and Savusavu but we do not recommend this form of transport. Note that the journey is approximately 12 hours overnight, and that communicating or booking with these companies in advance can be difficult. We would prefer you fly, and spend that extra time at the resort.

Is there another way to reach Savusavu?
You can also fly to Labasa airport. Labasa is a scenic 1.5 hour drive from Savasi Island, and we are happy to collect you from this location. Note this transfer attracts a cost of FJ$120.00 for up to 4 people, one way. Please enquire for larger groups.

My flight to Nadi arrives late in the afternoon. Can I still get to Savasi Island that day?
As a guide, the last flights to Savusavu depart around 2pm with Fiji Airways or 2.50pm with Northern Air, and occasionally as late as 3 or 4pm with Island Hoppers. You will need to check in at least 1 hour prior to departure. Note that flight schedules may be subject to change.

Does this mean I’ll need to overnight in Nadi?
If you can’t find a domestic connection to Savusavu or Labasa – yes, you will need to stay overnight in Nadi. Raffles Gateway and Tokatoka Resort are two convenient options close to Nadi airport. The next morning you can take the first flight to Savusavu, generally around 7am with Fiji Airways. Again – please check schedules online, or ask us to do so on your behalf.


What do you suggest for a long stopover?
You might consider booking a dayroom at Nadi hotel to refresh and relax. Otherwise, here are some suggestions to kick start your holiday in Fiji;

Port Denarau marina: tourist hub of local shops, restaurants and bars on the waterfront

‣ Bulaccino Cafe (Namaka or Denarau locations): great food and coffee stopover, with wifi vouchers available

‣ Nadi town: visit fresh local produce markets, main street stores and the local Sri Siva Subramaniya temple

Is there somewhere I can store my luggage?
There is baggage storage available for a low fee in Nadi airport. Please ask airport staff for directions.


What is the weather like?
Fiji has a year-round tropical climate, but there are two general seasons;

‣ December to April – These are the warmer months of the year with temperatures reaching about 32 degrees/89 Fahrenheit during the day. Humidity is greater. Bright sunny mornings and and showers in the afternoon are common. The landscape is green and vibrant and you can see the surrounding hinterland and waterfalls in all their glory.

‣ May to November – These months are more mild in temperature with temperatures reaching a comfortable 26 degrees/78 Fahrenheit during the day. Rain is less common. Temperatures can dip to about 18 degrees/64 Fahrenheit in the evenings, so bring a light sweater or cardigan.

What is the best time to travel?
May to November is considered the ideal time. However this will also depend on personal preference, since some people prefer the warmer temperatures and humidity of the summer months.


Where is the nearest town to Savasi Island?
Savusavu town is only 15 mins drive from Savasi Island. We can arrange a taxi any time you want to explore the local area. Here you will find a local market (best to visit on a Saturday), a few banks, souvenir shops, a range of cafes and eateries, and the beautiful Savusavu Bay, one of the most popular spots in Fiji for yachts to moor.

Do I need local Fiji Dollar currency?
All the pricing at the resort is in Fiji Dollars. We accept cash, as well as any major credit card. A 3.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments. All currencies are accepted for tipping purposes.

There are ATM’s located in town (15 mins from the resort) if you need to withdraw cash during your stay.

What about tipping?
Tipping is not expected in Fiji, but you may provide gratuities based on your personal experience at the resort. All tips go toward a communal staff fund, and are distributed evenly amongst staff members at the end of the year. We ask that you do not tip staff individually as we want to ensure that all team members are rewarded for making Savasi what it is, not just those who are front-of-house or visible to our guests.

What sort of adapter is used in Fiji?
The plugs in Fiji are 3-prong, as used in Australia and New Zealand. In case of power failure, torches and candles are well stocked. We have a few spare international adapters, but suggest bringing your own if you live outside of Australia/New Zealand.


Do I need to bring snorkelling gear / reef shoes?
We supply masks, snorkels and fins, both for adults and children. We suggest bringing your own reef shoes/water shoes.

Do you provide shampoo/soap/towels?
We provide beach towels, bath towels, bath robes, Pure Fiji soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hairdryer/blowdryer, and bug spray in all rooms.

What should I pack?
Casual, loose-fitting, and natural fibre clothing is best. Sandals or other wet shoes are best for everyday wear, and lightweight sneakers will be needed if you plan to be more active. Don’t forget a hat, sunglasses, camera, bathing suit, waterproof sunscreen, and suitable adapter, if you are not from Australia/New Zealand. Bring a sweater or cardigan if you are visiting in the coolest months (June-August) as temperatures do fall in the evening.

If you plan to visit a local village or church, please bring some longer clothing to cover the legs and/or shoulders, as modesty is important to Fijian villagers. You may choose to bring some small tokens for local children at your discretion; colouring pencils, stickers, frisbees, balloons, stationary and school supplies like text books, rulers, calculators or pencil cases, are all good examples. Other valued items are caps, sunglasses and reading glasses.


How many villas are there?
We have 12 villas, accommodating a maximum of 38 guests at any time. With the addition of our floating accommodation, Serenity, the total resort capacity is 48 guests.

How far away are the villas from one another?
Please see our map to orientate yourself with the resort. All of the accommodations are within 2 or 3 minutes walk from the central facility (restaurant and bar)

How private are the villas?
While the accommodations are situated in the same vicinity on the island, the tropical landscaping and foliage is plentiful to keep you from hearing or seeing your neighbours. Guest privacy is a key feature of our resort.

Do the rooms have air-conditioning?
The following villas have air conditioning – Blue Lagoon Bure One, Blue Lagoon Bure Three, Blue Lagoon Bure Two (one bedroom), Waterfall Villa (both bedrooms), Beach House (one bedroom), Sea Breeze Villa (both bedrooms), Clifftop Villas One, Two & Three, and all rooms on board Serenity.

Do the villas have televisions?

What is the difference between Blue Lagoon Bure One & Bure Three?

‣ Bure One has a more direct ocean view. Bure Three is also very close to the ocean, but has more vegetation surrounding the deck/outdoor area, resulting in a slightly more private and jungle-like setting

‣ Bure Three has a walk in robe/dressing room, Bure One does not


Does it sail?
No, the boat is permanently moored and anchored.

Is there any movement/rocking?
Being a large (144ft) anchored vessel, located in a quiet and protected inlet, you will not experience any ‘side-to-side’ or rocking motion. There is a very small range of movement as the tide very gradually rises and falls in the marina around Serenity. We have had no reports of motion sickness or nausea on board.

Can we use the main restaurant/bar?
Yes. Serenity guests have full access to the rest of the island and resort.

Sun beds, hot tub, bar area – are these for public use?
The areas outside the privacy of your stateroom, such as sun beds, jacuzzi and bar area are public to other guests of Serenity.

Unless Serenity is booked on a private charter basis, guests of the villa accommodations may use the common areas/facilities on-board, by request. This includes the Main Deck and Lower Deck, and excludes Bridge Deck and Sun Deck (uppermost levels).

Food & Beverage

Can you cater to vegan/vegetarian/raw/gluten free diets?
We are happy to accommodate your personal dietary requirements. Just let us know at the time of booking. Our chefs will do their best to deliver you exciting and flavoursome meals, no matter the dietary restrictions.

What sort of food can I expect?
Click to see samples of our menu. We offer a fusion of international and Fijian cuisines. Keep in mind that our menu is flexible and rotates daily – we are happy to customise the dishes to your tastes and preferences if you don’t see something that suits you.

How many restaurants are there?
We have one central restaurant, with 8-10 menus rotating daily, offering unique meal choices at each lunch and dinner sitting. Dining locations also vary – with meals being served on the main overwater deck, to a private beach, or at your private villa by the pool. There is no charge for special dining or in-villa/room service.

Are rates available without meals?
No. We do not offer rates without meals.

Can we bring our own wine to the restaurant?
Yes, but please note a FJ$25.00 corkage fee will apply per bottle.


Do all villas have a pool?
All accommodations have a private pool – with the exception of the Beach House.

Are the pools heated?


Do you have a beach?
We have a number of secluded beaches around the island. Rather than long white peninsulas, you can expect private sandy coves, tucked between the stunning volcanic terrain.

Can I swim/snorkel?
At high tide the beaches are swimmable. At low tide you will find inviting rock pools and lagoons large enough to swim and snorkel in. In both cases, we recommend wearing reef shoes. If you are not a confident swimmer, we also have a large protected inlet/marina, ideal for water sports like kayaking and paddle boarding.

Our activities staff can take you on a guided excursion in the water any time you like.


Do you accept children?
We do accept children, but do ask parents to keep in mind the suitability of our resort where children must be supervised especially around pools, stairs and water. We believe Savasi Island is best suited to children aged over 10 years.

For the privacy and comfort of couples, we utilise a range of secluded dining locations, to ensure all guest have a ‘private island’ experience, regardless of the number of guests at the resort.

Which villas are best for children?
This is dependent on the family and the children’s ages. Please check the details and photos provided of each villa to make the right choice for you. The Beach House is a popular choice for families with independent age children, while Blue Lagoon Bure One and Three are recommended for couple with younger children (under 5 years).

How about nannying?
We can easily arrange a nanny, or buddy for older children. The cost is FJ$20 per hour.

Do you have a kids club?
While we don’t have a formal kids club, Savasi is a huge tropical playground. We have dedicated nannies available, as well as our regular activity team, who will spend time with the kids on guided snorkelling trips, hand-line fishing on the reef, exploring the rock pools, kayaking, spotting the resident bats, hunting crabs, traditional Fijian weaving class, making a grass skirt or palm leaf basket, foraging for flowers and making a crown or lei, and waterfall hikes.


Do I need to pre-book activities?
Many, if not all, of our activities can be booked once you are at the resort. This is inclusive of; snorkelling, fishing, waterfall hikes, cooking classes, coconut demonstrations, village visits, pearl farm tours, moonlight snorkelling and Salt Lake kayaking.  If there is something that is especially important to you, please let us know in advance. Please check our experiences page for more information and pricing.

Can I pre-book diving?
Please note that diving cannot be pre booked. Please direct any further queries to

Do you have life jackets?
Yes – we have a stock of life jackets for both adults and children.

Can I surf at Savasi?
Savusavu is not considered a surfing area, so we would recommend you explore a different region of Fiji, if this is your primary interest. We have an excellent location for snorkelling, diving and hiking.

Do you have quad bikes/zip lining/parasailing/jet skis?
No – all of our currently available activities can be found on the Experiences page. We offer a range of marine, cultural and hinterland tours and excursions.

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