There are those of us that love a holiday that’s on the go, with every activity you could imagine available on your ‘today list’ and then there are those of us who want a complete escape. A place where you can reconnect with nature, wind down and just chill out. If you want to run your own holiday schedule and prefer the privacy of your own space, then a private villa is the perfect choice for your accommodation.
And let’s face it, the idea of your own home set in paradise, in locations running from reef to rainforest is a pretty nice concept to try on. Appreciating your privacy, and allowing you to discover Savusavu’s hidden paradise in your own way is a refreshing surprise when you stay in one of the private villas at the Koro Sun Rainforest Resort.
There are a number of boutique villas to choose to stay at within the resort. They are placed so spaciously within the property that you really don’t feel like you are at a resort at all, you’ll be treated as if you are the chief of your very own island getaway.
No two villas are the same. They were all designed to enhance your experience of each particular setting and provide you the luxury of a spacious relaxed stay. The private villas are best suited to small groups, families or as special event stay for couples.
Here is a the range of private villas available. Listed in sequence running from the Reef to the Rainforest.
This gorgeous circular villa sits away from the main complex of the resort, perched on the water’s edge overlooking the lagoon and Koro Sea. The two storey building comes with a master bedroom complete with balcony overlooking the ocean. The ground floor has a kitchen and lounge area. The highlight is the dip pool and private deck that juts out over the shoreline. It’s such a special spot the resort actually uses it as one of there ‘Romantic Dinner’ locations.
The Edgewater Villas are located on the seaside section of the resort. These villas are great for families. The two story villas each have a private garden and plunge pool upon entry. The lower level includes a living area complete with a full kitchen, dining room, media room with flat screen TV & DVD player, and bathroom with shower. The leather couch in the media room is equipped with an extra fold out bed.
But it is the views that make these villas so spectacular. They have been designed for you to immerse yourself in the ocean. Large circular glass windows on the ground floor provide your very own ‘glass bottom boat’ experience and you could spend all day watching the fish and sea life float below you. Or step out onto your private deck and climb down the ladder for a snorkel or swim.
The second floor has been designed for the grown ups. The master suite with a king sized bed, leather lounge, and ensuite. The private rooftop deck has a daybed for you to take a snooze to the sound of the ocean.
Marine 2 Bed Villa
The one and only Marina Villa is nestled along the edge of the resort’s marina. The two bedroom villa has an open plan design with a King sized bed in each of the two bedroom suites. Besides the two roomy bathrooms the villa comes with an enclosed outdoor stone shower. The feature of this villa is the central sitting room with a gi-normous day bed called the “play pen”. With lagoon views overlooking your own private deck the play pen was built for the ultimate for lounging experience. The TV sits above this day bed making it the best kids play area or additional bed for extra guests.
Originally called the Honeymoon Bure the resort felt it was too good not to let others experience a night or two amongst the rainforest treetops. The unique octagon design, yurt like in shape, really gives you the impression that you have just moved into the rainforest neighbourhood.
The large windows that encompass the 1000 square feet villa is a temptation for any nature lover. Your private pathway takes you from the central club house up into the treetops. The two story villa boasts a full circle deck on the lower level complete with a private plunge pool, outdoor shower, and stunning views from every angle over the resort. Downstairs are your chillout spaces including a master bath with private spa tub and shower. Take the stairs to the master bedroom suite with its over-sized built in bed, TV with DVD player. Explore the panoramic views of the ocean, golf course, and rainforest beyond and listen to the sounds of the tropical birds calls that echo through the lush tropical garden surrounds.
3 Bedroom Villa Streamside
One of the extra special locations not normally associated with a tropical resort are the two magnificent lily ponds situated on the property. Bursting with life, the local community of frogs will sing you a lullaby each night and, every morning the tropical water lilies will bloom with splendour, excited that you have chosen to watch them.
The are only two Streamside Villas at the resort. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms each, they are a great option for a family getaway. Every day you will walk along side the pond to reach your villa. On the lower level there are two separate bedrooms with queen beds, sharing one bath with outdoor shower, as well as a full kitchen, dining room, and living area with flat screen TV & DVD player. The second floor is the Master Suite with a King sized bed, twin vanities and master bath with large soaking tub that opends out to spectacular views of the ponds. You also get your own rooftop deck overlooking the stream running off the master bedroom.
The expansive 2,000 square foot private villa is set on the hillside of the resort. Sporting views over the golf course and down to the resort you can see right out to the ocean. These views can be taken in from the large sundeck, and swimming pool at the front of the villa. Your home away from home, is complete with a kitchen, dining room, lounge area, and screened porch. The two separate master bedroom suites are ideal for two couples travelling together or small family and the outdoor shower is a lovely bonus for an outdoor experience.
If you really want to upsize your Villa privacy then the Vesi Villa is a great pick. Situated further up the hill away from the resort and closer to the rainforest, the 2500 square foot private villa has been built under the shade of a large raintree. Soak in the hill top views of the ocean from your private soaking pool or from the spacious verandas off of each room. Your home away from home has a central commune room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, and two very large master bedroom suites, each with wet bar, luxury bathrooms, and outdoor stone showers. The third bedroom contains two twin sized beds and private bathroom with an outdoor stone shower. A great choice for a larger family with lots of room to spread out.
Mountain Top Villa
If you want premium accommodation then this is a must. At 3,000 square foot the mountain top Villa is offers spectacular 360º views over the resort, rainforest and Koro Sea. The free form infinity edge swimming pool situated between two buildings is a magical place to watch the southern sunset. This Villa is the house that ‘Jack built’. Yes, it’s the owner Jack Young’s house. It is here that you can really comprehend his vision for Koro Sun. The structure is made from local materials, with lots of glass for you to take in the view. The relaxed spaces make it a pleasure to float through the rooms that include a lounge room, full kitchen, private master bedroom and four additional bedrooms that share two bathrooms.
You will feel like you are on top of the world here. It is so spectacular that the resort hosts its weekly cocktail party there (of course, no resort parties should you choose to book the Villa – you have run of house).
This Villa is so special that the resort offers private overnight stays where you can also have the chef come and cook you a spectacular meal made from the very best fresh and local produce. It will be served to you while you sip champagne and watch the sunset over the Koro Sea. These are the moments life is worth living for!
So if you would like to make your next island escape an extra special one, you now know that you will be spoilt for choice. Koro Sun Resort offers the perfect accommodation for everyone’s needs. These villas are only a small section of the range of accommodation available. There is also the Garden, Raintree, Edgewater and Floating bures that accommodate couples and singles. All the accommodation options offer unique opportunities to experience the beauty of Fiji at your own pace, in your own space. If you like your spaces large then the private villas are where you want to be. They are the perfect place to lay your hat for a week or two so that you can be the master of your own paradise adventure.