Responding to post-pandemic desires for carefree and limitless luxury travel, Tavola offers a versatile and exclusive experience so guests can customize their perfect all-inclusive getaway in a Fiji private pool villa.
Post-pandemic travelers looking for a meaningful, revitalizing and soul-freeing haven can find their paradise at Tavola Villa, a luxe, private 8-acre estate on the shores of Savusavu Bay. Tavola is one of the premiere Savusavu Fiji resorts with its unique and intimate accommodation. A world apart from the hectic pace of urban hotspots, direct flights into Fiji from Los Angeles, Sydney or San Francisco followed by an inter-island hop or a chartered chopper direct to Tavola’s private helipad, mean you can be unwinding at Tavola tomorrow. And with Tavola’s new “Design-your-own All-inclusive” offering, you can craft your ideal, bespoke, all-inclusive experience at our luxury Fiji private pool villa.
“Design-your-own All-inclusive” Oasis — A minimalist approach to maximizing your vacation
After two years in a global pandemic, travelers are seeking ease, authenticity and connection. Now. Getaways are more spontaneous, often with a single carry-on bag. And with the option to work remotely, professionals are combining fun in the sun with the occasional meeting via Zoom. Discerning travelers want a deconstructed luxe experience — an all-inclusive getaway on their terms. With Tavola’s “Design-your-own All-inclusive” offering, guests get a minimalist approach to maximizing their vacation, whether for a couple or a small group.
Guests simply choose their preferred accommodations. Included are continental breakfast, local airport transfers, daily housekeeping and on-site experiences such as yoga, infinity pool, kayaking, snorkeling and plenty of games. All other choices are optional add-ons, like private chef dinners, freshly prepared artisanal picnics, fishing excursions at dawn, a dedicated masseuse, and a custom stocked bar. This flexible approach allows adventurous foodies to explore the local markets and chef it up for themselves, or experience the island restaurant and music scene. Or if your idea of the perfect vacation is swinging in a hammock and being lulled by songbirds, there’s no pressure to get on to that next activity. Tavola is designed to match your pace.
Authentically inspired, luxuriously modern and exclusively yours
Described as “opulently minimalist” by Fiji Guide, travelers who are design savvy will appreciate Tavola’s modern interpretation of traditional Fijian bures — humble, thatched village dwellings that put the heart in home. Tavola is designed to nurture the spirit. Organic textures cultivate an effortless state of being. Indoor outdoor living connects you to nature. Fill the expansive villa with laughter and music from our curated playlists. There’s truly no better place to slip into your rhythm.
Designed by award-winning Australian architect Madeleine Blanchfield, Tavola consists of seven separate structures, all with exquisite vaulted ceilings constructed of native wood timbers. On the main level of the villa compound is the master suite, infinity pool, entertainment decks of vesi hardwood, spacious lounge and chef’s kitchen with dining venues. The master suite offers a king bed, private jungle garden, ample closet space, rainbath shower with amenities, enclosed water closet, dual sinks on a raintree slab, free-standing tub for floral soaks and an outdoor shower for rinsing off under the stars after midnight swims in the infinity pool, just steps away. The wet edge infinity pool is a stunning feature at the Fiji private pool villa as it falls to the backdrop of an enormous raintree. Meander down a short walkway through the bamboo forest, where two additional guest houses dot the hillside and overlook the sea.
Ancestral and hyper-local culinary experiences
Tavola’s kitchen is a chef’s dream. Be creatively inspired, and chef it up while toasting an epic sunset over the bay. The center island is a hand-hewn raintree slab, and is the perfect spot for mixing cocktails or socializing while you concoct and grill feasts from your latest finds at the farmer’s market — like ota fern, slipper lobster and kavika fruits. Or harvest fresh herbs and lemongrass from Tavola’s organic garden. Or forage for hibiscus, ginger flowers and soursop from Tavola’s edible landscape. Self-catering is always a delectable adventure.
Should you wish to indulge in island culinary experiences, expertly prepared, choose to add-on freshly prepared artisanal meals or private chef 3-course gourmet dinners. Both offer enticing flavors, drawing from fresh produce grown by local farmers, homemade stocks, hand pounded herb pastes and island raised beef, poultry or pork. For private chef dinners, choose from seasonal menus, complimented by suggested wine and spirit pairings. The Surf and Turf menu is a tantalizing fusion — a selection of seafood sourced at dawn from local fishermen combined with Indo-Fijian flavors rooted in a rich and ancestral culture. Hang out with your chef and learn the secrets of island cuisine, as well as stories of this special place.
Also available as an add-on is a custom stocked bar. Choose wines, spirits and beers from Tavola’s curated cellar list which features family-owned, craft distillers and local breweries. Bati Rums and Blue Turtle Gin are favorites. Crafted in small batches, this refreshing new world gin balances unique botanicals and innovative yet traditional herbs of kava, native ginger, ugly lemon and fresh curry leaf.
Eco ethos, and commitment to community
Tavola has been lauded as an eco-chic destination, a testament to a passionate commitment to people and planet. Living areas are cooled by overhead fans, breezes waft through louvered windows, rainwater is captured from the roofs, food scraps are composted for the organic garden, water is gravity fed and power usage is kept to a minimum. If air conditioning is essential, opt for a commercial hotel rather than this thoughtfully designed property.
When you stay at Tavola, you’ll meet the people who make her beautiful. Team members live nearby and their work at Tavola supports their families and communities. During the pandemic, when international tourism halted, Tavola launched a campaign to feed local families. Every basket included a note of hope from the donor and meals were delivered by the Tavola team. At Tavola, everyone is family.
Tavola and Beyond, a soul-stirring island playground of ancient jungles, calming seas and starry skies
Your all-inclusive booking includes exclusive use of the Tavola estate, and all the fun she has to offer. Start your morning with meditation or yoga, complete with mats, blocks, blankets and straps. On the private drive, invent a game of hopscotch. Or get into a spirited game of volleyball. Cool off in the infinity pool with panoramic ocean views above the raintrees. Select a book from the eclectic library and relax into a hammock. Go for a snorkel over colorful coral reefs, or paddle out into the bay in a kayak for two. Take the dogs for a stroll. Or play coconut bocce ball while sipping sundowners on the top plateau. Cozy up with board games or movies in the lounge. And when the night stars emerge, pour a nightcap and toast the stunning beauty of this paradise.
Beyond Tavola are irresistible outings, like touring a tree-to-bar chocolate farm, river drifting into Salt Lake on the incoming tide, snorkeling and restoring coral reefs in Natewa Bay, hiking to majestic waterfalls, diving marine reserves with Cousteau Resort, or picnics and frolics at the Blue Lagoon.
The island of Vanua Levu in Fiji remains wild and authentic. It offers a breathtaking topography of undulating coastlines, two magnificent bays, majestic volcanic peaks and hidden waterfalls. Northern Fiji is extolled worldwide for its extraordinary coral reefs and exceptional diving. Let your soul run free in this untouched haven.
About Tavola Villa, Fiji Islands
Tavola Villa Fiji is a luxury private villa estate available by buyout for 2 to 10 guests. Situated on 8 waterfront acres and overlooking Savusavu Bay on the island of Vanua Levu, the villa offers magnificent 270 degree sweeping sea views. Tavola’s “Design-your-own All-inclusive” approach allows guests to customize their experience to their tastes and preferences. The design of the sprawling Fiji private pool villa, the serenity of its natural surroundings and the intentional guest experience reflect an eco-conscious ethos with respect for cultural heritage and gracious hospitality for global citizens. The estate is accessible via helicopter to Tavola’s private helipad or via private car transfer from Savusavu or Labasa airports. Learn more at TavolaFiji.com