5 Star Review April 2022- Kurt Hinxman
Wow! So much to see and do on Taveuni. And Vale Sakoula is the ideal place to stay. Reasonably priced, and outstanding personal care from Vinna, our housekeeper. Aggie was our guide for incredible excursions that are beyond description. Amazing hikes to waterfalls that were like hiking in Jurassic Park, but without the predators! The climate is very warm and humid, so having our very own pool to cool off in made it so much better. And the pool is a great spot to catch a beautiful sunrise and moonrise. The night sky provides incredible stargazing of stars and constellations I had never seen from the Northern Hemisphere. Only a quick walk down the steps to the shoreline and you will find kayaks waiting for you to adventure out to nearby islands were you can snorkel the beautiful coral reefs. And the snorkel gear is provided at the house for your use. The house is very comfortable and full of Fijian art. Don't worry about charging your laptop, phone, or camera, there are plenty converters available. The local area has great places to eat, or you can pick up some food at a local store and cook in the fully equipped kitchen or gas barbecue. Or you can arrange for Vinna to cook for you. The locals are so friendly and go out of their way to take care of you. I did not want to leave. Put this on your bucket list!
5 Star Review April 2022- Victoria
Location was perfect, right by the airstrip and walking distance to the village. House has a magnificent view, with a short 1 minute walk down to the water. Vinna the house caretaker was amazing, we fell in love with her. She made us a couple of delicious dinners, did laundry and general cleanup while we were out, even does massages! Harry our daily taxi driver (very inexpensive) is hilarious, knows every body in town and was invaluable to us on our trip. Everyone knew “Vale Sekoula” and treated us like fellow Fijians. We we’re sad to leave, but will definitely be back. Thank you so much Tony!!
5 Star Review May 2022- Drew
We loved everything about our stay! The house is beautiful and the layout was perfect for our family (two parents, two kids and one grandparent). The location is wonderful… It’s a three minute walk from the airport and a three minute walk to the small grocery store. The view is amazing and the sunrises were incredible. We greatly appreciated the pool to cool down since it was very warm in Taveuni while we were there, even at night! The kayaks were a great addition… we loved paddling out to the little islands. Life jackets are provided, even for kids! There were lots of colourful fish and coral to see while snorkelling, especially around the third island. Robert and Vinna are lovely and made us feel right at home. Tony and Katie were very thoughtful hosts, even arranging for a crib for our baby so we didn’t have to bring one. It was easy to get in touch with everyone and get information. The internet worked well. The house was well stocked with everything we could have needed. It was the perfect spot for us to stay in Taveuni. We would highly recommend to anyone, and hope we are able to return one day!
5 Star Review March 2022- Richard Roux
Enjoyed waterfalls, water slide and Bouma Park/Coast Walk. Property manager and Driver; Vinna and Aka, were excellent!!!
5 Star Review- August- Brian
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- Emma- April 2022 A lovely sheltered villa that would easily sleep 4. Stunning sunrise views, warm pool, beach front to explore, and most everything you need for a self-catered stay. Though we recommend the housekeeper's cooking. Walking distance from the airport and mid-way for exploration of beautiful Taveuni in either direction.
5 Star Review- February- Jason Messer
Vale Sekoula was the perfect place for us to stay on Taveuni. Don't let the fact that there are not many reviews scare you away. This place is a slice of paradise. Located literally across the street from the airport it is in a good central location which is in between the Booma waterfalls and the sliding rock/main portion of the town. The caretaker Vinna is so kind and was so helpful at arranging rides and accomodations. We also had her cook a local Fijian meal one of the nights which was absolutely delicious. The property itself is absolutely gorgeous with access to a nice beach and 2 Kayaks that you can take out to the islands in the distance. One one of our mornings we took the Kayaks out to the third island and experienced some of the best snorkeling we had experienced in all of Fiji and for that matter in all of the world. If we would have had more time we would have loved to spend an entire day relaxing at the house and adventuring out to the various islands. The pool was also perfect to relax in and there is an amazing view from it. If you do stay make sure to turn off all of the lights one night and look at the stars. They were breathtaking with little to no light pollution. One thing to note is that there is no AC which means it can get pretty warm at night, (we used the fans) but because the island is so small I don't think you can really expect AC in most places you would stay. Taveuni was our favorite island we went to in Fiji and we would highly recommend taking a trip to experience the beauty of it for yourself. Best, Jason
5 Star Review- Paolo- September
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 -Ryan -April
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.
4 Star Review-Sarah- December 2021
We had a great time during our stay at Tony and Katie's place. The views were great, we spent a lot of time in the pool (it is not super easy to swim in the ocean from the backyard depending on the tide) but take the kayaks out. loved being in a central location. We didn't want to leave!
5 Star Review- Elesi- January 2022
Love our stay there. Friendly & helpful host and the house is located near the supermarket. It has everything you need. Its a home away from home. Ideal place to stay especially during this pandemic.Too good.