Raiwasa Private Retreat
Taveuni Island, Fiji
Raiwasa Private Retreat
This 2,200 square foot property is not only one of the most luxurious properties in all of Fiji, but also one of the world’s most exclusive and private hideaways. This three-bedroom home is a dream home in a dream location.
Be pampered like royalty by a staff of twelve (12) in an awe-inspiring tropical setting few people ever get to appreciate. You’ll marvel at the unique sights, sounds, and tastes of a pristine environment that blends five-star comfort and lifestyle experiences you will never forget.
It’s perched high above the South Pacific, with an awesome 180-degree view overlooking the Somosomo Straight and surrounded by a lush tropical carpet of green rainforest and swaying palm trees. The dramatic sunsets are equaled only by the brilliance of the stars at night.
Sitting on three acres of land and superbly-manicured gardens, Raiwasa offers the privacy and understated luxury of a world-class retreat. The three-sided infinity pool is ideally situated to give stunning views of the deep blue and green ocean waters. A series of steps take you down to the private beach.
Two exquisitely-decorated suites are connected by a central living and offset kitchen area, designed to maximize the stunning ocean and garden views. The master bedroom has large bi-fold doors that open onto the wraparound deck. Both bathrooms provide twin honeymoon showers and outdoor bathtubs. Just imagine soaking in the fresh open air with an unfettered view of the stars with the soothing sound of the ocean waves in the background.
The exploration - Taveuni island has lush and beautiful rainforests with pristine waterfalls, blow holes, hiking adventures, bird watching, coastal fishing, horseback riding and so much more. Scuba diving and snorkeling is a short 15 min boat ride to the world-renowned Rainbow reef also called the soft coral capital of the world. You will never be bored.
The Culture - Raiwasa provides amazing yet safe cultural experience right in the privacy of the property. You can experience the traditional Lovo (underground cooking experience), the traditional Meke (Fijian dance), and an extremely authentic Kava ceremony (usually reserved for the chiefs and honored guests of Fiji).
An environment acclaimed so much by seasoned world travelers that they begin to run out of superlatives. Spectacular, superb, amazing, perfect, and speechless are just some of the words that have been used. When well-versed guests tell you, the food is the best they’ve ever tasted and the service is second-to-none you know you’ve found your own little piece of paradise. Kick back and relax like you’ve never relaxed before, or experience emotionally connected activities. The choice is always yours.
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Estate with 2 levels
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2200 square feet
King, King, and 2x Twin
6 guests maximum
Matei Airport (TVU)
5 minutes by car
Best view in Fiji overlooking the Somosomo Straights and South Pacific Ocean!
Breakfast, lunch, and 5-course dinners, as well as all day free room service and non-alcoholic beverages prepared by your 5-star chef, are included in the fees. Our chefs will produce gourmet food served in 8 unique dining locations with one of the best views in Fiji. With a full staff of 12, pure Fiji trained massage and skin care therapists, private tours and activities coordinators, and a cultural attaché to walk you through the authentic Fijian experiences are all available as well as 24-hour security (not that you need it in Taveuni).
Additional fees are to pay for all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, service personnel (12 employees) and running generators 24/7 for power. $499 USD (this includes Fiji taxes) per adult per day (13-year-old and above is considered an adult), a minimum requirement of two adults. Children (12 and under) pay $185 USD (this includes Fiji taxes) per child/infant per day.
Additional cost for outings, alcoholic beverages, spa and skin care treatments.
Activities of Interest
- Taveuni Ocean Sports - Visit for a fun day of scuba diving!
- Great Birding Stay - Guided bird watching company
- Civa Pearl Farm - Take a tour around the fascinating farm which produces black, unusual blue, green and pink pearls!
Places of Interest
- Bouma Heritage Park - This magnificent rainforest park offers superb swimming and hiking, and harbors the mysterious tagimoucia flower, said to grow only here and thrive no place else in the world.
- Lavena Coastal Walk - Beginning at Lavena village, this guided walk takes you along Taveuni's wild southeastern coastline, past breathtaking views, black sand beaches and beautiful forests.
- 180 Degree Meridian line - The International Date Line
- Waitavala Natural Waterslide - Zoom down this natural water slide buried in a rainforest.
- Vidawa Forest Walk - Hike through beautiful scenery, bird watching, pre-colonial history, bush medicine.
Amazing 30th Wedding Anniversary
This is not a property but an experience. The home itself is beautiful with a 180 degree view of the Ocean which is memorizing. But the experience for me was not about the amazing home but the memories the staff made for us of the Fijian Islands. The staff fully embraces taking care of whatever you need and is very mindful of your privacy at the same time. The food is catered to your personal likes, always available and delicious. As is the beverage selection. The property is set up so there are many beautiful and comfortable areas to enjoy your meals all with a beautiful view. We purchased the Platinum plan so each day started with being ask what we wanted to do. Fish, Island Hop, Explore the Island, Hike waterfalls, snorkel, scuba dive or just relax. The staff has 2 message therapists on staff so we ended each day with a message overlooking the ocean. Again the staff was so sweet and so impressive. I will give you a few examples I will never forget. When we left the house to go anywhere the car or boat was packed with towels,suntan lotion, food, a cooler packed to our specification. You didn't have to think about anything. One day we decided we were going to go hike the waterfall. Mela the charming young lady who was taking care of us that day ask if we wanted lunch at the waterfall or when we got home. I replied at the waterfall would be great. I assumed she would pack a lunch for us. When we finished hiking, Mela was at the bottom of the fall with a surprise picnic lunch set up for us! On our anniversary we did the go Fijian Day. Amazing. Not only did we learn a lot about the culture and island but also met the children of same of the staff members as they entertained us with traditional song and dance. If you are contemplating taking advantage of this - just do it. You will not be disappointed. Our experience far outweighed the cost. A trip of a lifetime! I could only be so lucky to go back! And if the staff reads these review we miss you all! ”
Raiwasa is a truly amazing and unique vacation experience. From the moment my family and I arrived in Matei, everything was taken care of by Bogi, Ritchie and the rest of the Raiwasa team. Every morning we would plan our day that would include another adventure - horse back riding, snorkeling, visiting the local villages, hiking into waterfalls or touring remote islands to name a few. When the day’s adventures were done, we were able to come back to Raiwasa and relax with a spa treatment and drinks poolside. The food was impeccable with a specified dinner planned each and every night based on locally sourced products from that day. Add a great selection of wines to the amazing food for pairing and our culinary expectations were surpassed every day. After several days of action packed adventure, the entire family spent two days relaxing at Raiwasa and taking in the beach, pool and the unforgettable Fijian sunsets. We have been fortunate to have travelled all over the world and experience many different cultures and resorts - Raiwasa easily tops them all and is the best family vacation we have ever had. We can’t wait to go back! Chris & Sarah Wood Vancouver, BC ”
Paradise Found Here
We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Raiwasa Resort in Taveuni, Fiji. This trip was a once in a lifetime vacation and we were very discerning in the selection of our lodging. We found Raiwasa online and judging from the pictures, we had high expectations. Raiwasa, it would turn out, is one of those unique and special places where its reality would exceed your anticipations. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a cheerful man named Bogi, who quickly shuttled us and our baggage out of the Fijian heat and into his well air-conditioned vehicle, equipped with refreshing cleansing clothes. When we asked how long it would take to get to the resort, he was all smiles as he proclaimed “we’re here!” and promptly turned into the resort’s driveway – under 10 minutes from the airstrip! We were immediately met by the whole staff of ten who were singing a welcome song, embellishing us with handmade lays of garden grown flowers and passing out delicious frozen cocktails made with tropical fruits also resort grown. What a pampered way to start your vacation in paradise!! From the moment you arrive to the last day you leave, you will note that Raiwasa is both stunning and impeccably clean. The panoramic view of the ocean and neighboring Fijian islands is breathtaking. The grounds are meticulously manicured and you will find yourself feeling completely relaxed and at home. The resort is exclusive, very private, and well-designed with open and airy space. The pool and cabana are an oasis after a full day of fishing or watersports. The bedrooms are tastefully minimalistic, placing emphasis the natural beauty of the surrounding ocean or garden views. Each day, the bedrooms and baths are charmingly adorned with tropical flowers on top of fresh linens. Every meal was served amid a lovely table-scape of fresh flowers and seashells at a venue of your choice – on the terrace, on the beach, in the dining room or poolside – wherever you wish! We often chose the terrace for our dinner service because the sunset was purely magical. The very knowledgeable staff always discussed the daily meal selections and got to know our likes and dislikes right away. We had ample food options to choose from in the menu suggestions provided, but they were happy to offer alternatives when we were in the mood for something else. One night before a morning fishing trip, we mentioned we wanted fried chicken for lunch instead of sandwiches and sure enough, the next day, we had fried chicken for our lunch on the boat! The quality, quantity and presentation of all our meals were simply outstanding. We would be remiss if we didn’t end our accolades with how wonderful each member of Raiwasa’s staff is – in a nutshell, they are the heart and soul of this establishment. There is nothing you would want that they could not provide for you comfort. Whether it was a margarita – just the way you like it – served poolside at the push of a button, or a massage for aching muscles done with Dillo lotion to sooth the sunburn too, they always had our comfort and happiness at the core of their service mentality. We would highly recommend Raiwasa to discerning world travelers seeking a culturally fun and luxurious get-away! ”
Best trip ever
Raiwasa is without question, the best vacation we have ever experienced. From the time we arrived until our plane took off, every need was accommodated and the level of service was impeccable. Richie and the whole team were incredible and we left feeling like we were a part of the Raiwasa family. We took full advantage of the activities offered and learned so much about the special island of Taveuni and Fijian culture. While we did a lot of exploring and activities, there was still plenty of time for a daily massage and relaxing by the pool. To say the food at Rawaisa is incredible would be an understatement. The garden on the property provides so many fresh, local fruits that are served daily. Everything we ate was thoughtfully and beautifully prepared. Meals were a stand-alone experience every time we sat down to eat. The best part of our trip to Raiwasa was the people who are there. Richie and team are thoughtful, kind and anticipate every need. It is a true team effort, and we loved getting to know each special person who is part of the team. Everyone contributed something unique to the overall experience during our week there. The level of service is incredible. Raiwasa exceeded every expectation we had. My husband and I went for a week-long vacation just the two of us, but we can’t wait to return with our children. If you are considering a trip to Raiwasa, don't hesitate another second, book now!”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Concierge Service
- Covered Parking
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- Gated Community
- High Speed Internet
- Laundry Service
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Pets (with Approval)
- Staffed Guard Gate
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo