Budget bungalow for rent: The Coco Cottage HouseThis house was originally the maid's quarters for the previous plantation owner. You'll feel the history and culture of the old days while enjoying conveniences of the modern world.
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77.1%5-Star Reviews

Surrounded by huge garden of flowers and palm trees. Only 100m/300ft from the secluded white sandy beach. Snorkeling and swimming lagoons closeby. Your cottage is designer furnished with all the amenities you need to call it home including a nicely equipped full kitchen. Only 15 min. drive to Savusavu town. Convenient transportation available. Nature trails through our pristine forest reserve with creeks on our 116 acre property. Beachside hammocks, comfort room, spring water shower. Everything is here!

This cottage is available as 1 bedroom for 2 guests with queen bed in lounge area (base rate) or when you add up to 4 more guests at US$25 each, you get an additional adjacent bedroom (king bed) and loft (ladder access with full size bed). 2 guests may enjoy the entire cottage by booking for 3 guests.

SigaSiga Property

SigaSiga is pronounced "sing-a sing-a", the original native name for the property meaning Sunshine.

All SigaSiga Sands holiday vacation rental homes are designer furnished, loaded with amenities and offered at budget prices! You won't find another hotel offering accommodations this comfortable, so well equipped, and loaded with so many amenities anywhere near this price or maybe at any price! We offer by far the best "bang for the buck" in Savusavu - all at a location many locals call the best beach in Savusavu! All cottages have full self-catering gourmet equipped kitchens. Optional room service is available from our delicious Indo-Fijian Cuisine menu at affordable prices delivered fresh and hot to you. All share two beach lounge areas (at all tides) with hammocks, chaise loungers, fresh delicious spring water taps, shower and comfort room. Enjoy consistent ocean breezes, plenty of shade, and great friendly staff to attend to your every need.

Live on the beach and experience immersion into the Fijian culture. When you stay at SigaSiga Sands, your playground extends along 300m/1000ft of beach and beyond. You can also play up into our Forest Reserve where 2km/over a mile of medium challenge nature trails meander through and under our awesome Forest Reserve canopy. Bring your suit (or not ;-)) and a picnic to enjoy a swim in the fresh large creek ponds.

Only 10min. drive to Savusavu airport and another 5min. to Savusavu town. Private and peaceful nature, fantastic snorkel reef and swimming lagoons. Hotel grounds include lily ponds and beautifully landscaped gardens and open space. Free WiFi and airport transfers included.

  • Free unlimited WiFi Internet (dependable with 8Mbps average speed)
  • Landline telephone incl. free local Savusavu calls
  • Masks & Snorkels
  • Snorkel Lessons
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Making Coconut Milk and Oil Lessons
  • Savusavu airport transfers
  • Savusavu town Intro Tour
  • Lei Greeting
  • Chilled Green Coconut Drink on arrival
  • 2 single kayaks, 2 bicycles
  • 300m/1000ft of white sand beachfront 24/7
  • 2 Beachfront Lounge areas with Hammocks, Loungers, Shower, Comfort room and lots of shady palms
  • Scuba Diving: 2 World Class Ops close-by include free return transfers
  • Easy Transportation with affordable taxis, buses, rental cars, ferries and 2 airports
  • Panoramic Ocean Views
  • Room Service with delicious SigaSiga Indo-Fijian Cuisine Menu
  • Nature Trails meandering through our own Forest Reserve thriving with flora, fauna and creeks
  • Snorkeling Lagoon 15 min. walk out at low tide or just swim out anytime
  • Swimming Lagoon 5 min. walk down the beach any tide
  • Cultural experience on a Coconut plantation with friendly resident staff
  • Learn the Fijian lifestyle and what it means to live on Fiji time!
  • Other Resort Amenities, Restaurants and Bars nearby
  • Only 15 min. drive (driving slowly) to Savusavu town
  • Many Waterfall & Adventure Tours nearby
  • Resident Manager, Housekeeper, Handyman
  • Extensive variety of cookware, kitchenware, and plateware
  • Glasses (beer, wine, juice, coffee cups)
  • Silverware settings for 4-6 guests
  • Coffee French Press & Blender
  • Gas Stove, Microwave & Toaster Oven
  • Hot Water Kettle
  • Dining table seating 4-6 guests
  • Fire Extinguisher, Fire Blanket, First Aid kit
  • Compost and Recycle Rubbish Bins
  • Large Ceiling Fan
  • Very comfortable beds with high quality mattresses and pillows. Portable single bed/cot optional
  • High thread count all cotton linens
  • Picnic gear inc ice chest, plush beach towels, floats and more
  • Exceptionally comfortable designer furnishings and wall art
  • Hot water to all kitchen and bathroom taps
  • Large ceiling fans in every room
  • Screened windows on all walls for great cool air circulation
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ Gas Grill
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Laundry service (optional)
  • Clotheslines - sunny and covered
  • USB/SD Stereo
  • Complimentary seasonal fruit
  • Torch/Flashlight and 12V lanterns
  • Mosquito net, coils, repellent, flyswatter
  • Hotel safe
  • Outdoor Shower and Tap
  • Fresh Filtered Untreated Spring Water to all Taps - Safe and Delicious!
  • Large Covered Ocean View Decks with Dining Table and chairs
  • Shampoo, Body Gel, Dish and hand soap pump dispensers provided
  • Full size Refrigerator/Auto-Defrost Freezer with Ice Trays
  • Solar motion light entry
  • Convenient drive-up access to your cottage door (5 steps to door)
  • Enjoy all this at very affordable rates!

Rates

01 January to 31 December

One Bedroom (lounge room with queen bed):
US$115 / night. Minimum stay: 1 night

15% discount when you stay 1 week!
Only US$684.25 / week (US$97.75 / night)

25% discount when you stay 1 month!
Only US$2,415 / month (US$86.25 / night)

Two Bedroom (additional private room with king bed):
US$140 / night.  Minimum Stay: 1 night

15% discount when you stay 1 week!
Only US$684.25 / week (US$97.75 / night)

25% discount when you stay 1 month!
Only US$3150 / month  ($105 / night)

► Some resorts charge up to 25% Fiji taxes, we only charge 9%.

► Free unlimited WiFi internet. Landline telephone: Calls to Taxis and Staff are always FREE!

► Ask about our "Fill the Gap" rates when you see small gaps in our calendar availability.

Additional Information

  • Sleeps up to 6 guests. Rates include 2 guests, each additional guest is $25/pp.
  • A couple who wants the 2nd private bedroom (in addition to the lounge room) can book for 3 guests.
  • Special request for additional 2 children may be considered (up to 8 guests total). Conditions apply. Baby Cot/Crib and High chair available. (Children 2 years old and under don't count as a "guest" although we still treat 'em like one!)

Online-Booking

Lodgix.com

Reviews

March 2015Scott H.(Kona)
Very disappointed

We had high hopes. But, its a too-small cabin (Coco bure) that was very buggy, inside and out. No room to move. Kitchen is DETACHED, means you walk thru two doors and down stairs... Bure is quite far from beach, about 150 meters, and the beach is truly a tidal flat, not really a swimming place. If you prefer isolation, this is 20 min. from town. Nothing else near. Gene was a nice enough host--knows the town and area very well, and willing to share, but we had communicated with him for over a year! prior to our stay. Paid US$ 506 for 4 nights, stayed for 2 because we were so disappointed, and left early. No refund, but we did get dinged for two very bad meals....leftover chicken fried rice(from the night before, I hope), and a bowl of diced lettuce. Salad. $25. That was rude!! And cheap on the owner's part to simply charge us for crap. Obviously, there's no real staff, nor facilities. Beware of that. The ''blue hole'' is fantastic snorkeling! But, it seems intimidating to walk the 15 min. to get there. Must be done at low tide only. It really is worth it. Sorry, Gene. After our travels to other places in Fiji, this place has been misrepresented, and should be valued at US$40.

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September 2014David M(London, UK)
The Ultimate paradise definitely lives up to its name…

My wife and I recently travelled to Fiji and Savusavu to get married and dive extensively. After extensive research on resorts and bure’s (small cottage) on Vanua Levu near Savusavu we found Siga Siga sands. Very reasonably priced and offered self-catering accommodation and the option to order in food from his on site cook which was very handy. It had an amazing beach and looked picturesque online so we contacted him to see if we could have our wedding and month stay there. Gene the owner and caretaker was on hand and very prompt to answer any emails or questions prior to our arrival which was great service as sometimes getting answers over email in Fiji can take time (Fiji time). Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and it was relaxed approach, which was very refreshing so we decided to book.

We arrived in Savusavu after a grueling 30-hour trip from London. He greeted us at the small airport in Savusavu with a big smile and beautiful handmade flowers made by his staff and picked from his land. Gene kindly offered to take us to town and show us round Savusavu’s main street and this gave us a chance to stock up on some provisions for our stay and impending marriage. He then dropped us back to the Bure on his 20+ acres of pristine beachfront property. The coco bure was traditionally thatched and had ample space for a couple. The kitchen had all the necessary appliances and accessories and if you needed additional items staff were always accommodating in our requests. Free WIFI and a landline telephone in the room that is a real bonus for Fiji as usually these are charged services. Free BBQ that could be moved anywhere in the bure or by the beach that was nice if you wanted to cook yourself. The extensive welcome pack was really useful as it provided a wealth of information and helped us save money whilst in Savusavu. Gene was always there anytime to help or assist in our requests and always fulfilled them quickly and efficiently.

What can I say about the location apart from just paradise and definitely the most picturesque beach and grounds we have ever had the pleasure to stay. It used to be a coconut plantation so lush coconut palms, beautifully groomed lawns and variety of fruit trees on your doorstep what more could you want. Most days we were picking papayas off the trees and finding coconuts on the beach to make smoothies. Also Gene is a growing aubergine and chilies right near the bure that you can pick and use free of charge and cook right away.

The Vanua Levu island has some beautiful spots but this is definitely the very best beach in the area and in perfect condition no rubbish or plastic in sight. Most days we were the only people on the beach. It felt like our own private slice of paradise with hammocks to relax and a world-class snorkeling reef just on your doorstep. On our first morning Gene showed us the best place to snorkel and being an avid diver, snorkeling at Siga Siga sands was excellent and the coral in amazing condition and fish life abundant. Gene also showed us the turquoise swimming lagoon that has a nice sandy bottom and a beautiful place to have a morning swim. Evenings were just as beautiful with Gene allowing us to have fires right on the beach and Fiji really is the best place to star gaze. You can see the Milky Way with the naked eye and it can be mistaken for clouds. The location is perfect for divers as it is close to the best dive sites in Savusavu and the dive operator Koro Sun (they pick you up and drop you off FOC). The jewel in the Fiji diving crown is Namena marine reserve which is only a 2 hour boat away and the famous soft coral dives of the rainbow reef in Taveuni are easily accessed by bus and ferry from right outside the property. Very handy if you want to explore more islands.

Gene and his staff hosted our wedding which was the most perfect day. Our requests for the day were met above and beyond our expectation with no restrictions or limitations. Gene and his staff made the day hassle free for organised things and us seamlessly. Little touches made it very special and unique for us. Flowers picked on site and arranged by Sunita were gorgeous and the carpenter Subash made an amazing bamboo structure we plucked from the internet and made it look 100 times better than the picture or we could have hoped for or envisaged. We had the best day we could have wished for and definitely the best location to have it. Even the 5-star resorts close by take wedding guests to Siga Siga’s beach as it has the most amazing views and beach on the south coast of the island. Gene was even kind enough to take some amazing pictures of the day for us.

If your looking for a quiet, relaxed and untouched paradise then Siga Siga sands is all of those things and much more. It more beautiful than the website depicts and Gene’s hospitality is second to none. We can’t wait to come back next year and would definitely recommend to anyone.

Vinaka Gene, Sunita & Subash

Response by Gene (October 2014)

Bula! David and Iman!

Wow!! I just read your review. You’re quite the writer! I must tell you I am very touched. We do our best to accommodate our guests’ wishes and it is extremely heartening to know that we were able to fulfill your hopes, expectations and dreams while visiting SigaSiga Sands. Thank you so much for taking the time to express your feelings in such a positive light. It was without a doubt great to have you both here. I really appreciated you including me in your visit like inviting me to lunch, your wedding party, etc.

See you next year!
A BIG CHEERS!!! TO YOU BOTH!
Gene

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October 2013Antonia & Pedro(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
Awesome place, wonderful people!

If you really want to experience paradise, just go to Sigasiga. If you don't want to spend your holidays in a typical touristic crowded resort, go there!!.
We stayed in the Coconut bure for, unfortunately, just three days and we had stayed to live there with all the nice people who take care of the cottages!!!! Gene was wonderfully kind and together with all staff he made us feeling like in family. Sunita is a great cook and we highly recommend her "Lovo" and other dishes. Subash was always there to help in whatever you want or need. Again, it was like staying with a family. It was always nice to hear a "Bula!" with a smiling face in any moment of the day.

There is a wonderful swimming lagoon and the snorkelling in the reef lagoon is really amazing. The location of the cottages is just perfect!
We are sorry that we are not English speakers because it's difficult for us to explain how beautiful and wonderful was our stay there (but anyway, just read the previous comments in this web page!).

If we ever have the chance to go to Fiji again, Gene, we will come again! But this time, for a month!!!
A big and huge VINAKA VAKA LEVU!!!!!
Antonia and Pedro

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September 2013Chriechen(Basildon, UK)
A home away from home!

I spent four weeks in the Coconut Bure in June/July and could not have wished for a better place to stay. Gene, Sunita and Subash were wonderful hosts and made sure I had everything I needed (the home-cooked curries are fantastic, try them!). Gene took me to the local market and stores on my first days so I knew my way around. As a solo female traveler I found SigaSiga and Savusavu in general a safe haven and can only recommend it (I felt safe enough to walk on my own at 1am). The beach was beautiful, the fish colourful, and the locals absolutely wonderful. Not many things beat going snorkeling and being greeted with a big "Bula!" by a class of schoolchildren when coming back up :) SigaSiga is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy peace and tranquility. On the other hand, you will never feel alone if you do not want to be. Just take a bus ride to SavuSavu or hitch a lift with Gene if he is available and you will find why Fijians are so famous for their smiles. Everybody is so friendly and embraces you with open arms. The amount of locals inviting me to visit them or to join them for a drink really made Savusavu a home away from home. I will cherish the memories of my time in Fiji forever. I am still overwhelmed by the impressions and experiences two months on! All in all, if I could, SigaSiga would get a thousand stars rather than just five. I will definitely be back! Vinaka vaka levu! (A little tip, try the cocktails in the Koro Sun Resort just down the road. Very nice!)

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September 2012bicmax(München, Germany)
Sehr gut und günstig

Tolle Unterkunft. Kostet 125F$ pro Nacht, bei drei Nächten ist die vierte gratis, bei sechs Nächten ist die siebte gratis.
Man hat den ganzen Strand für sich allein, wirklich super nettes Personal. Wir waren sieben Nächte in der Coconut Bure, war wirklich traumhaft. Wenn man es mit den teuren Nachbarresorts vergleicht, ist hier das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis wirklich der Hammer!

Kann ich jedem nur empfehlen, der einen Bungalow an einem einsammen Strand in Fidschi sucht, um dort in aller Ruhe und weit ab von aller Zivilisation zu entspannen!
ACHTUNG!!!!! Mückensprays mitnehmen, sonst wird man hier aufgefressen!!!

Response by Gene (June 2013)

Thank you for taking the time to review SigaSiga Sands!

Re: the mosquitos
We are truly sorry for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, the "mozzies" are persistent little buggers in this type of climate. We do our best to control them including the following:

  • Maintain clean grounds
  • Maintain good window screens
  • Mosquito nets are provided (rarely used)
  • Since this review, we have installed a state-of-the-art mosquito trap which utilizes heat, CO2 production, light, tack strip, human scent and a vacuum to attract and eliminate insects within an acre area surrounding our suites.
  • We provide coils which can be burned like incense nearby and are quite effective
  • We provide repellent

Some resorts spray poison throughout their land in an effort to control the mozzies. These same resorts supply insect repellent to their guests because the mozzies are ever present. Exceptions would be in the driest, hottest parts of the country. Here at SigaSiga, we pride ourselves in maintaining a strong environmental awareness in everything we do. So we are shy to blanket the area with poison. Being a beachfront property, we treasure the birds, flowers, and reef system that make this such a magical, natural wonderland.

SigaSiga Sands experiences a fairly consistent breeze of 15-20 knots throughout the year. This helps minimize any nuisance. I would also like to point out that the vast majority of our guests never complain or have issues with insects here. Some people are simply more sensitive than others. In fact, some people seem to be “mozzie magnets”! For these unfortunate few, we do our best to coach them to minimize any negative impact.

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