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Tropic Splendor

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This cottage 20 minutes out of Savusavu offers beachfront seclusion. The 600-square-foot, self-contained unit is true-to-form with polished hardwood floors and interior. Inside is a king-size bed with romantic netting, a lounge and a full entertainment system including more than 400 DVDs. Outside is a bamboo garden shower, a large covered deck, and a two-person hammock steps from a black sand beach. A basket of fresh-picked fruit is delivered daily and twice-weekly cleaning service is included, as are kayaks.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off Savusavu Rd., north of Savusavu, Savusavu, Vanua Levu
  • Phone: /828–3616
  • Website:
  • Location: Savusavu

    Hotel Details

  • 1 cottage
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 06-22-2011

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    Tropic Splendor Review

    Tropic Splendor is Outstanding We just returned from our second stay at Tropic Splendor and will return again (the record is held by another guest who has now logged 12 stays into the guestbook!). Tropic Splendor is a well equipped oceanfront, 1 bedroom studio cottage with a pool on a private extensively landscaped 3 acre property. It is about 15-20 minutes from Savu Savu on the north shore of Savu Savu Bay and has everything you need to stay a few days or a few months. The really unique and wonderful feature about Tropic Splendor are the owners, Susan and Jeff Mather. They offer their guests a host of activities, from snorkeling the coral reefs in and around Savu Savu Bay, to deep sea fishing, visits to the local village, Vuni Vesi, or just chilling at the beach. You can have as much or as little interaction as you wish. Savu Savu Bay and surrounding reefs offer some great diving too and there are dive outfitters in town they can hook you up with. The result being Tropic Splendor is like a private resort accommodating only one couple at a time. Our first time to Tropic Splendor, we spent two weeks there and rented a jeep to be able to explore the island on our own. This time we decided against the rental and Susan picked us up at the airport and we accompanied our hosts into town a couple of times when they were going anyway (by car and/or boat). The housekeeper, Saras, upon request, will cook wonderful Indo-Fijian meals, and Penaia their part time grounds-keeper and full-time boat hand will prepare a fresh coconut for your eating and drinking pleasure or will pilot the boat while you search for 90 lb tuna or 5 foot-long mahi-mahi. We have explored a fair bit of the Pacific, Maui and Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands, Society Islands, Cook Islands, the Yasawa Islands (Fiji) and the 2008 and 2010 trips to Venua Levu Island. It’s hard to beat Tropic Splendor.

    by sddlw, 5/31/10

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