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Stunning holiday beach house perched on the waters edge .

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 40 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Boutique resort accommodation with private beach caters for up to 7 guests.

Salt Lake Lodge is a natural paradise in the most serene and joyful meaning of the word.  Perched on the edge of a tidal river whose pristine water mirrors that of the sea whence it comes, the Lodge nestles among the mangrove and rain forest assuming so completely the serenity of its surroundings, becomes one with them.  From your palm-covered floating pontoon, the sound of running water soothes as nothing else could.  Fish comes gliding gently by with the tides, occasionally breaking the water's surface creating a splash audible only enough to add to the joyful chorus of birdcalls from up above the forest canopy - nature at its purest.  Kayak from your private beach to the lake, heading the opposite direction toward the uninhabited island facing the sea, or simply enjoying fishing and snorkeling off the pontoon.

Let us pamper you in the style that only our staff can - naturally and exclusively a class above ...

Salt Lake Lodge is a boutique resort located in Fiji, accepting bookings from guests all over the world. The resort features two bungalows, a spa with spa service, and excellent local and international food.  You can enjoy a broad range of activities that include hiking, biking, walking along the coastal road or through the rain forest, or snorkeling, diving in the pristine waters of the Koro Sea.  Fishing is unsurpassed in these waters and readily accessible.  Visits to Fijian village and local church service are available and easily arranged.   

Besides having the most unique location in Fiji, what is remarkable about us is the staff.  Here you will enjoy the standards of customer service one finds only in the most exclusive of resorts.  With a style of service that is second to none, and the location unequivocally serene, the Lodge is simply magical.  If you're looking for something extraordinary, you will likely find it here.

Attention to detail and artistic design merge flawlessly in the beautiful flow of nature and design at our tropical resort.  From the fresh, tropical floral arrangements to local, handmade furniture, a range of small but important details provides the perfect balance of aesthetic beauty and natural serenity at your Fiji accommodations.

A salt lake, tidal river, uninhabited island, an unspoiled sea full of life are all within easy reach from this exceptional location at the river's edge.  The spacious bures are located in tropical garden setting amid the mangrove and rain forests, and steps from the clear turquoise water of the tidal river.  Both bures enjoy en-suite facilities, a sitting area, king-sized beds and space for a futon or roll away single bed.  Each has screened in windows and doors to allow guests undisturbed enjoyment of the sights and sounds of forest and river life.  There is an elevated private balcony outside each bure.  The verandah below is where your meals are served.  There to the right is a large, screened in lounge area with books and a DVD player.

Though you are never far from the town center and a mere 5-minute walk to the island's main roadway, the resort's unique location allows you the privacy and seclusion to enjoy the best of both worlds.  Created to blend naturally with island life, here is the hidden paradise.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Savusavu, Melanesia

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , ensuite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , en suite bathroom
  • The bathrooms in both rooms are clean and comfortable.The solar hot water shower in the Kingfisher has ample hot water storage.. Plenty of towels are provided Both rooms are tiled, and super clean with a vanity, large mirror and natural wood shelving plus toilet All water at the lodge is pure fresh rain water and is delicious to drink and bathe in. We look forward to your visit to paradise!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Kingfisher - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , Spacious, hardwood floors, fantastic view,private haven
    Riversong - 1 extra lg. double bed , Riversong is a charming and spacious bedroom with en suite
  • Kingfisher bedroom is very beautiful and romantic with an Indo-Pacific style. Perfect for honeymooners and special occasions. Enjoy this lovely elevated spacious screened bedroom with wonderful views over the beach and the water. There is a king bed with cool cotton sheets and ample pillows, and also a single bed. Be soothed to sleep with the sounds of the water in this special space. The en suite has a clean tiled shower with hot water, vanity and a toilet. There is also a private tree top deck. Riversong is a charming, spacious second bathroom with king size bed and a balcony on the waters edge, with an en suite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Raft
  • sand pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
The accommodation offers a relaxed tropical atmosphere reflecting a lifestyle of perfect harmony with Mother Nature. Fresh flowers in vases and the surroundings are warm and inviting. Immerse yourself in a relaxing, stress-free environment. A perfect, serene holiday spot for the lone traveler; romantic seclusion for couples, a fun holiday for a group of friends or families with children. Maid service, babysitting and cook is available. Phone coverage is via Fiji Digicel Sim card. We offer recharging facilities, a safety deposit box and freezer space for your convenience.

Reviews

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Stunning holiday beach house perched on the waters edge .
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
5

Amazing Fiji getaway

  • 5 of 5

I wanted my kids to experience the real Fiji, away from the tourist/resort stuff. The Salt Lake Lodge was exactly what I was looking for, something laid back and out of the way yet still comfortable.

Ac and the staff were very accommodating. My kids went fishing and swimming almost every day, and we took little adventures with Solo to go to the waterfall or snorkel at split rock. That lake is no joke - it is huge and you have almost the entire thing to yourself.

We opted for the chef every night, and Jose did not disappoint. Each time we mentioned little things we liked or didn't like, they were able to adjust quickly. I was particularly impressed at how many creative ways they were able to make things like cakes without eggs for my daughter that has an egg allergy. The food was comparable to a night out a restaurant every night. They even did a great job preparing the fish we caught.

I decided not to rent a car, which worked out great since the staff was available to help take us places, but I can see how some people might prefer to do more themselves and make their own meals.

We were initially concerned about the drinking water, but they assured us it was collected rain water, and sure enough, it tasted great and none of us got sick. They also have bottled Fiji water if you prefer, but I couldn't taste the difference. The showers are solar powered, which was kind of interesting.

The only thing that didn't work out without a hitch were the bicycles. I think they need new chains or something and the pump didn't work. But my kids had more than enough to do, collecting crabs from the beach and playing with the three dogs.

Little things I'll remember, like being able to play music over their bluetooth speaker, or being able to grab a beer, or watch a couple movies at night on the comfy couches in the screened in room surrounded by the sounds of the forest. Or reading books on those chairs floating on the river's edge in the mornings.

Tip: bring some insect repellent. And don't expect much internet connectivity (which was a plus for my iPhone addicted kids)

If you are still trying to decide, just go. You will have fun and be amazed.

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best in fiji!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I could nor have asked for a better experience. This place had it all! Great view, perfect location, everything you could ask for. On top of that, the staff was AMAZING! Lily made us the best meals, uncle Toby made sure everything was always perfect and the private tour guide Solo was so nice and knew everything about the culture. The owners and their son Tyler were a delight. We can't wait to come again and we already miss "our little family".

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Private Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing time at the salt lake lodge! our Chef/guide Shavneil, was amazing! he took such good care of us! He is an amazing chef! every meal was magazine worthy and delicious! I fell asleep every night to the river flowing outside my window. and woke up to fish jumping! I've never been so sad to leave a place! I would love to plan another trip soon! thank you Salt lake lodge for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bula,We are all happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you for your review we appreciate your feed back. Vinaka from everyone at Salt Lake Lodge.
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5

Un lieu paradisiaque

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adoré cet endroit magnifique pour différentes raisons : l'espace organisé en maison ouverte est superbe, spacieux, charmant et arrangé avec beaucoup de goût, il s'y dégage une grande quiétude. La nature alentour est sublime, luxuriante, nos hôtes étaient à nos petits soins, toujours aimables et disponibles et très pros. Ils nous ont fait découvrir cette partie de l'île par ce qu'elle a de plus authentique, rencontrer un village Fidjien, goûter des saveurs inconnues. nous avons prolongé notre séjour initial de 3 jours car nous étions au paradis et avions le sentiment que le temps s'était arrêté, une certaine idée du "Fiji Time" ... Le principe 100% écologique du lieu, en harmonie avec la nature et les habitants est un aspect supplémentaire de notre emballement.

Un seul regret : habiter si loin de ce lieu paradisiaque ! Un grand merci à Andrew, Sonja, mais aussi Lily, Levacy, ...

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Anne, we enjoyed meeting you and are very happy you had a fantastic Fiji Experience. We hope to see you again some day.I can understand almost everything in your review BUT my French is not good enough to write . Thanks again. Regards from Sonja and Andrew.
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5

Romantic Secluded Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property was nicely nestled in a dense and largely untouched tropical mangrove forest right on the clear salt lake river. While it was only a short five minute walk from the main road, the lodge was wonderfully private. We were able to blast some tunes on their speaker system in the shared beach house area without concern of disturbing any neighbors.

We stayed in the Riversong Bure, which was a clean and beautiful little room situated a little ways away from the main area. When we were there, we were lucky to have the entire place to ourselves, but for those sharing the main beach house with other guests, our little bure would be the perfect private retreat. The kitchen was clean and modern and fully stocked. The owners, Andrew and Sonja, were great hosts giving us lots of local fruits and vegetables and accommodating our various needs. Using the free hand lines at the dock, we were able to catch large fish for almost every meal during our stay - so if you're a big fish eater you might get lucky with lots of delicious free meals.

All in all, the Salt Lake Lodge was a wonderful retreat and more than we could hope for. My husband and I were on our mini honeymoon and couldn't afford too much and the lodge far exceeded our expectations! Definitely stay here if you are looking for a really private escape and don't mind catering for yourself.

  • Review Submitted: 26/05/2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique, Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a month at Salt Lake Lodge and had one of the most memorable holidays of our lives. The property is beautiful, secluded, interesting, comfortable and the perfect place to relax and explore Fiji. Sonja and Andrew were very kind, knowledgable and accommodating throughout our stay, attending to details, providing an expert perspective into life in Fiji and making sure we were comfortable and happy. They were fantastic hosts. Don't miss the opportunity to go deep-sea fishing with Andrew! He went out of his way to make sure our kids got the chance to catch a fish and took us to beautiful spots around the coast. He and Sonja taught us about local wildlife, showed us how to harvest and prepare local fruit, "wowed" our kids with nature facts and projects and made sure we never ran out of fresh fruit and freshly-caught fish. We loved swimming in the lake, visiting the local village, kayaking, hiking, learning about local flora and fauna, eating fresh yellow fin tuna and barracuda, harvesting amazing local fruit, snorkeling, making friends with villagers and relaxing on our private beach.

The property is spotlessly maintained and admirably eco-friendly. There is plenty to do if you want an active holiday and lots of space and privacy to relax if you simply want to get away. Salt Lake Lodge is one in a million---don't miss it! Thanks again for everything, Sonja and Andrew!

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

long lee
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese, vietnamese
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About long lee

We are American expats having lived in Fiji for three years about 18 years ago, and never forgotten the charm of the land and its people. On retirement we decided to visit Fiji to view Salt Lake Lodge, the property we have viewed for years. Up close and personal, the lodge's beauty and serenity truly surpassed our imagination and then and there we decided this was the place we wanted to be - certainly a paradise deserving to be shared with others.

long lee purchased this lodge in 2016

Why long lee chose Savusavu

We love Fiji where the land is still largely unspoiled and undeveloped, and where people are happy and friendly. This stunningly beautiful property sweeps down from the hilly forested area to the waterway which feeds Fiji's Salt Lake from the Koro Sea. We have tidal access to the Lake and the Koro Sea from our own waterfront where a delightful new reef is being formed. From this corner of paradise, life blossoms - rich tropical growth coloring the uneven landscape, interspersing with coconut and tropical fruit trees, which produces naturally organic and delicious fruits. How can one not be at peace with oneself and all the world in such a peaceful and serene environment, where the chirping of birds and rustling of leaves provides the only sound and chorus of the day.

What makes this lodge unique

Beautifully remote yet only 20 minutes from town, our home is situated at the edge of the waterway leading from the Koro Sea to Salt Lake.

Ensconced in a rain forest with coconut and fruit trees with the reef, lake, and river are practically at our door steps... this is the real Fiji.

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Savusavu
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Savusavu
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Hibiscus Highway
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Private beach
Car: not necessary

Our location is magic... on the waters edge,your own private beach,tropical gardens,coconut palms swaying in the gentle breeze.. Just 25 minutes scenic drive from Savusavu town and airport. Salt Lake is fed by the ocean tides flowing over the reef from the Koro Sea via the Qaloqalo salt river. The lake covers an area of about 100 acres and is a fantastic place to fish and kayak. Home of legendary sea god, Dakuwaga. the river was an ancient passage for the Fijians who carried their canoes over the hills from the Salt Lake to the great Natewa Bay the largest in the South Pacific.Natewa Bay has pods of spinner dolphins,remote snorkeling and deserted beaches.Anglers can Fish the reef, river, lake lagoon and Koro sea ,all just minutes away by boat from Salt Lake Lodge.A favorite fishing and snorkeling area with turtles, reef fish, soft and hard corals, trevally, yellow fin and dolphin all seen here. Savusavu is a quaint Pacific Town with all the amenities needed for your holiday escape.

Other Activities: Kayaking, boating, snorkeling,diving, fishing , tubing,

Golf: Koro Sun Resort has a golf course.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Savusavu, Melanesia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$247
AU$1,511
AU$5,311
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$252.92
Tax Rate 25.0%

Rates are subject to change till your booking is confirmed.
A fully refundable Damage Bond of Fiji $200 is payable on arrival and refunded on departure after a satisfactory inspection.
Check out time is 10 am.

We will advise guests of payment information on confirmation of booking.
50% deposit is required to secure booking. The balance payable 60 days before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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