I believe we were created for so much more. You ever just wake up one day and decide you want to do something totally crazy? Something so far beyond your reach, but you know you probably won't ever grasp it. Well this is our story and only God could have orchestrated it so wonderfully. Welcome to Vale Sekoula Villa & Surf Adventures.
Create memories, soak up the beauty and know that He is God.
Come relax and enjoy the friendliest people on earth.
It all began in the fall of 1997. I was a seventh grade English teacher in California. A single twenty-something at the time. I was coaching the school's volleyball team and really searching for my career path. My buddy and his wife set me up on a blind date with my now wife Katie! The rest was history. We got hitched in 2000 and began our lives living in Brea, California. We honeymooned in Tahiti and fell in love with the South Pacific. Around the same time my good friends and I decided to throw caution to the wind and quit our jobs to start a business doing something we loved. We opened an online ski and snowboard shop! Now remember, this is still during dialup internet! We did well and decided to move the operation to Big Bear Lake, California to be closer to the snow. Online sales and the retail store took off. Fast forward 20 years later and we now have two amazing kids. We still operate our two ski shops today. Our kids grew up in the mountains, being homeschooled all their life, participating on the Snow Summit race team and growing with the Lord everyday. Over the years, our faith in God has been our family's priority.
"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord"
In all we do we want to seek first the kingdom of God. Always doing our best to serve the Lord and to serve others.
Fast forward to 2020-21 Covid hits! Our daughter Lauren starts her first year of college and our son Luke is still homeschooling, skiing and helping out at the shop. He is doing well at 15 years of age. So this is when it gets a little crazy. But God........ During Covid did I get antsy!? As usual, I'm always thinking of crazy ideas. What the heck, let's start a business we can own and operate outside of the United States! I asked, “Where can we afford a business and a vacation home in the South Pacific on a cool remote island with plenty of surfing and a salty crew!?” Where is the cheapest Island place in the world that's on the ocean with a beach, surfing, fishing and diving. Fiji looked like a good fit for us. There is no property tax, they speak English, and have a ‘Bula’ friendly culture like hang-loose Hawaii. But where? After months of searching, God opened the doors and led us to Taveuni, Fiji.
We found this ocean front villa with 1/2 acre and amazing fruit trees right on the property! Surfing, diving, kayaking, fishing, kite surfing and so much hiking, all in your backyard. If that wasn’t enough, it’s located in a tourism town with lots of activities nearby. We decided to share this gem with others, and www.walkingonwaterfiji.com Vale Sekoula Surf Villa was open for business. Come surf the most epic waves and enjoy people who enjoy life. Build relationships with Local villagers who seek Christ daily and worship the creator. Come find your purpose again and get back to what life is truly about. Leave energized and restored and knowing that He is good all the time!
As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. Welcome to Fiji.
Tony & Katie- Location: California
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5 Star Review
Not sure how else to explain our stay at Vale Sekoula besides the 3 nights we stayed were nothing short of exceptional! Robert was at the air port to meet us and help us with our luggage just a extremely short walk (maybe 1 minute walk) to the home. Once we walked through the gate you could tell the pride/care that has gone into the landscaping and gardens. The house sits over looking the beautiful Pacific with absolutely stunning sun rises! This home has all the amenities you need. The binder provided also has a ton of great information in it as well from local attractions to places to dine out. Vinna who is also one of the care takers of the home can also prepare meals for you. Although we didn’t use this service but we definitely will the next time and thought this was just an added bonus. The view from the bedroom is breathtaking especially in the morning with the sun rises. You couldn’t ask for a better view or place. This is the best vacation home we’ve ever been too and will be returning! Vianna shared tomatoes from her garden as well as offered to help with anything we needed to make our stay more enjoyable. It’s very nice that they provided water, fruit, towels, bug spray, and all the other necessities! Also, we enjoyed having the option of watching some of the dvds and/or books from the home! Thank you again!
5 Star Review
A beautiful home just steps away from Matei airport and nearby grocery shops and restaurants. The amenities in the house are ideal and the housekeeper/manager is the sweetest and very helpful and easy to get in contact with. They have an awesome resource binder with information on food, activities and transportation on the island of Taveuni. The view from the pool is spectacular!
5 Star Review
Beautiful view overlooking the ocean. Only a 2 minute walk from the airport. (Which there are max 2 flights a day so no disruption at all nearly). House is good, pool is great.