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Tavola Villa: Adding ‘Relaxed’ to Luxury in Fiji



Tavola Villa

A vacation spot identified for its five-star resorts, Fiji has drawn a number of the largest names in hospitality – from Sofitel to Shangri-La. And whereas every presents its personal tackle luxurious, from non-public seashores to butler service, visitors preferring the attraction of unbiased lodging have fewer choices. 

Tavola Villa is an exception. Set on eight non-public acres overlooking Savusavu Bay, the family-run retreat presents most of the similar facilities as its five-star counterparts – together with a non-public helipad, infinity pool, and ocean-front suites (custom-configured to choice) – however with a decidedly extra playful environment. “Coconut bocci ball” is among the many really helpful out of doors actions, alongside scavenger hunts and frisbee. A rope swing beckons on the entrance drive, which doubles as an impromptu hopscotch courtroom. 

Guests in search of a extra conventional expertise can discover that as nicely, however as a really non-public resort – Tavola accepts only one reservation at a time – it caters to those that enjoyment of customization. Here’s what to anticipate.  

Tavola Villa

The Villa

Designed by Australian architect Madeleine Blanchfield, Tavola Villa sits simply above Savusavu Bay, providing non-public entry to the ocean by means of jungle gardens of frangipani, hibiscus and crimson ginger. Constructed with native hardwoods in an eco-friendly, minimalist design, the two-level, seven-structure compound sleeps as much as 10 visitors in a versatile configuration.   

At the guts of the villa is the higher degree, the place visitors will discover the infinity pool surrounded by shaded verandas with hammocks and chaise lounges. A classy widespread space with excessive ceilings and lounge-style furnishings opens onto a manicured garden, inviting lazy days with a e book from the villa’s eclectic library, intimate gatherings with pals, or considerate meditation. This degree additionally has a chef’s kitchen, coated eating space, and a grasp bungalow with a solar deck and personal backyard. 

On the decrease degree, by means of a pathway of bamboo, are two further bungalows, every with two bedrooms, a rainbath bathe and veranda. Guests who keep some time can customise the villa’s configuration to incorporate a yoga studio, assembly house, private workplace house, or perhaps a recording studio.
Tavola Villa

The Experience 

Ideal for honeymooners, households, or inspiration-seeking company visionaries, Tavola presents a really non-public escape – no loud neighbors, no must make a dinner reservation (you’ll have an ocean view, indoors or out), and no want to attend for a free hammock or kayak. The isolation is a dream for tight-knit events, and maybe much less interesting to teams of pals seeking to socialize. The nearest social scene is 10 minutes away within the city of Savusavu, which has a handful of charming bars, galleries, retailers and even a farmers’ market – however nothing near the bars and seashore golf equipment of bigger resorts.

Adventure seekers, nonetheless, will really feel proper at dwelling on Tavola’s non-public grounds, which lengthen to the ocean for kayaking, swimming, and boating, and right into a lush jungle panorama crammed with climbing paths and waterfalls. Take an “edible panorama” hike for bananas, ardour fruit, pineapples and avocados, or cool off beside a secret creek that runs by means of the grounds. Immediately surrounding the villa are manicured lawns for volleyball, frisbee – and sure, even coconut bocce. To absolutely discover the island, constitution the villa’s captained boat for fishing and snorkeling.

Although the non-public environment of Tavola Villa attracts parallels to an Airbnb, the full-service expertise is nearer to a boutique resort. Reservations embody day by day housekeeping, bathe facilities, airport transfers and a continental breakfast of native fruit, do-it-yourself scones and granola, French-pressed espresso, and natural teas. Guests can add the providers of a non-public chef, freshly ready meals and should even request a {custom} stocked bar.  
Tavola villa

Getting There

Getting to Fiji has grow to be simpler over the previous decade, with Qantas, Fiji Airways, American Airlines, British Airways and Air New Zealand all provide continuous flights. Although East Coasters will usually want to start out with a leg to Los Angeles or San Francisco, from there the common flight is lower than 10 hours. For Australians, the flight is even simpler – a mere 5-and-a-half hours. Guests of Tavola can attain the villa by scenic helicopter switch from Nadi, or a non-public automobile switch from the Savusavu Airport. Whatever your journey, Tavola Villa will embrace you with an environment of caprice present in few different locations in Fiji. 

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