SigaSiga* Sands is located on Vanua Levu, Fiji's second largest island. From Nadi International airport, you'll take a beautiful, scenic one hour flight to Savusavu. This Flight-seeing Tour is not to be missed - Absolutely Phenomenal!
After a short 10 minute drive from Savusavu Airport through the lush, green countryside over tar sealed road, you'll arrive at what looks like a Coconut Plantation. That's because it IS a Coconut Plantation - planted some 60-80 years ago. The well kept grounds look like an Oceanfront Park with hundreds of coconut trees. Whether you're looking to 'Get Away from it All' or enjoy a vacation filled with activities, SigaSiga is located far enough out in the country yet only minutes from town and nearby resorts.
*SigaSiga is pronounced "sing-a, sing-a" meaning Sunshine, the original Fijian name of this property
Special Features of this one-of-a-kind Boutique Resort include:
Long White Sand Beach at high or low tides
116 Acre Oceanfront Property
Unsurpassed Diving & Snorkeling
Amazing Swimming & Snorkel Lagoons
Colorful Gardens, Organic Fruits
Delicious, Clean, Fresh Spring Water
Lilly Ponds and walking paths
Hundreds of Coconut Trees
Nature Trails, Year-round Creeks, Virgin Forest
Housekeeping Services (included)
Indoor & Outdoor Games
Additional Beachside Shower with spring water drinking tap
Caretaker Support (whenever desired)
Indo-Fijian Cuisine Menu (View PDF)
Before You Get To SigaSiga* Sands
(*SigaSiga is pronounced "sing-a, sing-a" meaning Sun Sun, the original Fijian name of this property)
In preparation for your journey to Savusavu, Fiji, we would like to share a few pointers we hope will prove useful to you and your traveling companions.
Airport Pick-Up at Savusavu: We include and will schedule your transfer from Savusavu Airport to SigaSiga. (10 minutes) Just let us know when your interisland flight is scheduled to arrive. You may wish to go to town right away. However, we recommend you go "Home" to SigaSiga first. This way, your driver can get your bags unloaded and you can get oriented to the house before going into town.
Baggage Limits: Typically, the airlines share a common policy about baggage limits. However, the size of your plane can influence the size and weight limits as well as the cost of any extra bags. Most international flights allow 1-2 check-in bags of 23kg/50 lbs each plus one carry-on and one personal item such as camera, laptop or purse.) Please refer to your airline or travel agent for details.
Banking: A Fijian Dollar only costs about US$ .57 (ref. 2/13) and there are plenty of banks around for exchange, credit card services, and ATMs, including one conveniently located at the Nadi Airport. We recommend exchanging some money at Nadi Airport upon arrival. There is a bank located just outside the customs arrival area. For current exchange rates, click Currency Converter.
Clothing: It's easy to pack too much. Lean toward conservative and informal. Temperatures are 26-31C or 65-80F degrees year-round. It could rain, but expect sunny warmth most the time.
Communication: English is the official language of the Fiji Islands. This makes it very easy for English speaking people to get around. Fijiand and Hindi are the main languages otherwise. Fax, Copy, DHL Delivery, and Internet Cafe services are available in Savusavu town (11km/7 mi). SigaSiga's Villa and Bures all have telephones. Wireless Internet is included in all units.
Flights/Transfers: Virtually all international flights arrive in Nadi (pronounced "Nandi") on the main island of Viti Levu. To get to SigaSiga Sands you'll need to book an inter-island domestic flight to Savusavu on Fiji's second largest island called Vanua Levu. This is a gorgeous flight over hundreds of reefs and islands. We highly recommend booking this flight before departing for Fiji. Bookings may be made by contacting Air Pacific Airline - soon to be known as Fiji Airways. For your international flight into the Fiji Islands, popular carriers include Air New Zealand and Air Pacific, Fiji's own airline company.
Ground Transport: Bus and Taxi Rides are fun on this Island no matter where you're going. The people are very friendly and the buses stop anywhere you want them to. Taking a FJ$1.50 Bus ride into Savusavu Town (7 mi.) and a taxi ride home (FJ$13) is a very practical and affordable way to get around. (The buses tend to be quite full going out of town) Buses run every couple hours past SigaSiga (Fiji Time). There is also Rental cars/trucks available in Savusavu. If you rent a car, then you're driving, paying for gas, and hauling your own bags, groceries, etc. If you hire a punctual, courteous Taxi, you enjoy the view and the driver does the rest. Both cost about the same - approx. US$80/day or FJ$140/diay. (ref.2/13)
*Skin lotion, sunscreen and mosquito repellent are common bring-alongs, although these are readily available in town.
*Reef walkers or booties are good to have for beachcombing or if you plan on snorkeling because sometimes you have to walk to your snorkel spot.
*Snorkel gear is not yet provided at SigaSiga, but gear rental is available at the dive shops.
*Availability of your favorite coffee and tea flavors, or specialty drinks may be limited or expensive. However, liquor stores carry a surprisingly good variety of wines and spirits.
*Beach towels are provided.
*Common gifts for locals include clothing, crayons, and beads.
Meals/Restaurants: The Bakeries and various "Supermarkets" offer a nice variety of food and drink. Savusavu's open market also offers fruits and vegetables (and Kava) from the local farmers at very reasonable prices. There are also imported fruits and vegetables. There are about a dozen eateries in town which offer Fijian, Indian, Chinese, and Western cuisine, also at very reasonable prices.
Gratuities/Tips: Tips are not customary or expected in Savusavu. It is our opinion that tipping will not result in better service and may even lead to negative impact on the service industry's attitude and spoil it for future tourists. The exception might be the few really upscale resorts in other tourist havens of Fiji. If you feel you need to leave something, look for the "Christmas Fund" or "Staff Fund" box near the cash register or leave the change.
SigaSiga offers a delicious Indo-Fijian menu. You may even get a free cooking lesson on request.
For more exclusive fare, two Resorts in the area have a more extravagant presentation and price. There is the famous Cousteau Resort (about 3 miles the other side of town) - and the Koro Sun Resort, located only 3km/1 mile from SigaSiga. Both have very nice restaurants and advance reservations are recommended.