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“5-star stay (large family) at Korovesi”
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View across the indoor and outdoor dining areas
The main level of Korovesi taken from the bay side of the infinity pool
Korovesi from the East
Korovesi from the water, main level and then 2*2 sets of bures on lower level
A view from one of the bures on the lower level
A view of the pool and outdoor dining area
A view across the indoor and outdoor dining area
A view of the main bedroom
A view of the main en-suite
A view of indoor dining area/kitchen
The lounge
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Shy Guy beach (15mins by boat)
Shy guy beach, 15mins by boat.
The Korovesi vege patch at the rear of the garden (ride the flying fox across it!)
The Korovesi skiff (available for rent) at Shy Guy beach (15mins by boat)
The korovesi 'footy' and volleyball field
The Korovesi trampoline
The Korovesi swing (if the 'flying fox' did not scare you enough)
Bula!
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Savusavu, Vanua Levu

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kurzfam01
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“5-star stay (large family) at Korovesi”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The friendly welcome we experienced by the staff at Korovesi was a sign of a wonderful holiday to come. In Fiji for a special birthday celebration, we (8 adults and 2 small children) were continually surprised and delighted by the outstanding friendliness and excellent service throughout our stay. With Mahesh and Monica, we discussed the meal and activities plan for the week. Anything could be changed according to desire/convenience.The food was in a word "amazing" with Monica using only the best of local fresh ingredients, and even the fish that we caught during our stay. Monica was prepared to pretty well cook whatever we desired.

A large part of what made this holiday unforgettable was the villa itself. With an absolutely stunning outlook of the ocean and tropical greenery and architecturally designed to be open to the beautiful Fijian weather, it is totally designed for a relaxing experience. The master bedroom was on the top level, with 4 separate bungalows on the lower levels, each with their own spectacular view, which allowed any members of our family complete privacy and quiet.

Daily activities were varied, and as there was no real beach, hiring the boat is a must. Jack took us out to outer picturesque reefs, where we could snorkel, swim, fish and on one occasion raced with a huge school of dolphins.A trip to a local Fijian village, and waterfall were also highlights. These activities incurred a reasonable cost, which is paid at the end of the holiday. The birthday celebration was treated in a very special manner, with the villa decorated, a traditional "Lovo" meal, and local singers and dancers to help make it a night of beautiful memories for everyone. Monica even made a huge birthday cake! The birthday boy felt like a "King" for the night. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Our 2 small children (2 & 4) were just loved by everyone - even when they were making a mess!!

I cannot recommend this holiday at Korovesi Villa highly enough. It is a superb location, run in an impeccable, friendly and welcoming manner. We were all sad to leave, and look forward to our next holiday there. Thank you!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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liamisla
Tyabb, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Korovesi ”
Reviewed 22 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The most amazing place
True paradise
Not only the most fantastic house
Mahesh and Monica are truly very special hosts
We were a party of 8
6 young adults and 2 middle aged
The perfect family holiday
Lots to do and see
And lots of time relaxing
Spectacular views
House is very well maintained
Things were never too hard and the food was plentiful
The only time I haven't really wanted to go home

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Dorothy A
Melbourne
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Look no further. This is your paradise.”
Reviewed 2 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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Our family of 6 stayed at Korovesi Vila in early Jan, 2016.

We were immediately blown away by the majestic views and stunning accomodation. From the moment we stepped onto the property, Mahesh, Monica, and their fabulous team tended to our every whim with their stellar standard of hospitality and warmth.

From the first welcoming chilled coconut drink...to our farewells and ‘all in’ photo on the front porch, we felt truly embraced by the Fijian holiday spirit.

The fully catered meals option offered at Korovesi Vila makes the destination worth the flight from anywhere in the world. We could not fault our restaurant quality meals, served with a smile and good humour. Monica and Mahesh are gifted chefs, and we sampled the best of traditional Fijian fare as well as their amazing Indian banquets. And the cakes and pastries... oh my!

The choice of recreation options could not be finer. Snorkelling, boat trips, fishing, waterfall swims, lazy beach days, massages and treatments… we tried them all. And we were not disappointed. At the end of busy days, the house itself offered spacious room to spread out and catch our breath.

Is there a better located infinity pool in all of Fiji? We doubt it. There’s something magical about the Korovesi Vila pool and it’s sweeping, panoramic views across the Koro sea. And when you’re ready to nap, the hammocks are the perfect place to snooze the afternoon away.

Thank you Mahesh and Monica. You made our 7 days in Fiji unforgettable.

Highly recommended. One of the best stops we’ve made in the South Pacific.
Do not miss this piece of paradise.

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Liked best: Mahesh and Monica's hospitality and fabulous catering!
Liked least: Having to say goodbye.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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PaulaM111...
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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“Beyond my Expectations”
Reviewed 4 January 2016 for a stay in October 2015
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When eight women decide to take a "big" vacation and land on a location halfway across the world, let's just say expectations are HIGH and as varied as the women themselves. I feel very confident in saying that all eight of us were blown away by the beauty of the property and that every effort was made to make sure each of us had an amazing experience. The food was delicious and they were more than willing to accommodate the one that doesn't eat fish, the one that is primarily vegetarian, and the one who doesn't like spicy... at every meal. The presentation of the food was also delightful - I took almost as many pictures of the food as the scenery. The rooms were very clean, simply appointed and very comfortable. The staff was beyond gracious and arranged for everything from wine runs (nice wine store in town!) to chocolate cravings to ceremonial dinners steeped in local tradition to snorkeling expeditions. Absolutely a unforgettable experience and one that will be hard to top. I highly and unequivocally recommend this property and this location.

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Liked best: The staff - they are amazing and so accomodating!
Liked least: If Fiji was closer to the US! I would go every year.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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“WOW, Awesome, Amazing, we have found Utopia.”
Reviewed 4 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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My wife and I, our 2 teenage sons and 6 amazing friends have just had the most incredible holiday experience imaginable. I selected Korovesi Villa as the place to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. I was hoping everyone would relax, enjoy themselves and have a great time.

WOW, one could not relax anymore, enjoy themselves or have a better time if they tried.

Mahesh was at the airport to greet us. We stopped at Sally's wine bar to purchase some local beers and wines to go with our Australian Bundaberg Rum and other spirits before continuing on to Korovesi Villa. What we were greeted with on arrival was surreal.

Monica and all the staff were there to greet us. Wonderful music was playing, decorations were everywhere and to top it off, a real coconut drink, still in the coconut. We were given a tour of the property while our bags were taken to our rooms.

Very quickly, it became obvious that this was going to be a very special week and one that we will all remember well into the future.

The property is fantastic. The accommodation is incredible. The food is amazing. The views are inspiring and Mahesh, Monique and their staff (extended family I think) are incredibly amazing and inspirational. It is very noticeable that they all love what they do.

We were made to feel a part of Korovesi Villa. We were treated better than any Royal Family. We actually attempted several times to clear the table after a meal and even tried to wash the dishes, but we were always politely told to stop and relax.

The girls and 1 son had massages, thankyou Valerie. Monica decorated hands and feet in Hanna art, thankyou. Jack took us fishing, snorkelling and sightseeing, thankyou. Tia fussed over us and ensured our rooms were spotless, thankyou, and Sun worked around the yard and presided over the lovo, thankyou. Jack and Sun also looked after the Kava ceremony, thankyou. Also, thankyou to the people who were undergoing training.

We used the boat every day, fishing, snorkelling, a visit to Shy Guy Island included swimming and exploring the coral and marine life. We also visited a small village and their waterfall. The weather for our holiday was fantastic. We used the boat as our main transport and only used a car or bus to go in and out of Savusavu.

My wife will never forget her birthday and how she was made to feel like a Queen. The decorations that were created from palm fronds, flowers and various pieces of cloth were truly beautiful. The atmosphere that was created was special. But what made the night was that I convinced Mahesh and all the staff to join in and be a part of the celebration.

We were treated to a Lovo feast, Kava ceremony and music. Monica even baked a birthday cake that was to die for.

The glow of happiness and excitement that I saw in my wife's face when we arrived and during her birthday celebrations is something I will cherish forever. The fun we had on the zip line (flying fox) is another great memory.

I could talk Korovesi Villa up forever but one needs a special finishing touch. That special touch is Mahesh, Monica their 2 children, the staff and who can forget the dog called Sugar.

Gavin was also excellent to deal with when I was organising the trip.

All I can say now is, book a holiday at Korovesi Villa, you won't be disappointed. There is a reason that people only post positive comments. You need to experience it for yourself.

To everyone at Korovesi Villa, thankyou for welcoming us into your lives and home, and for the very special memories that Gail, I our sons and friends have experienced and taken with us.

We will be back.

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Liked best: Everything. To pick one thing would be the staff
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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