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The Most Luxurious Villa In Taveuni - All inclusive - Staff of 12 at Raiwasa

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Rec room - Sleeps 6 (4+2 extra upstairs = 6)

What if I told you that 99.3% of our past guests have voted their stay at Raiwasa as one of the top 10 travel experiences of their lives? I know you have to believe me, so start by going to our web site and read our reviews.

Raiwasa came from my desire to build an experience that was so different, my goal was to build the future of experiential and transformational travel, not just a place to stay. If you have any doubt, contact me and I will tell you WHY and HOW I built the Raiwasa experience.

Winner of the 2017 World Boutique Hotel Awards for Australasia. All inclusive Raiwasa is undisputedly not only the most luxurious properties in Taveuni Fiji, but also one of the world’s most exclusive hideaways.

All meals included (breakfast, lunch and 5 course dinner, all day room service and endless cookie jar). Staff of 12 who you will rarely see will cater to all your needs.

Again if you have not done it yet, please have a look at our reviews on our web site, some are on this site below or on trip advisor.

Raiwasa is a dream experience in a dream location. You’ll be entranced by the magical world in which you find yourself; pampered like royalty by a staff of 12 in an awe-inspiring tropical setting few people ever get to appreciate. You’ll marvel at the unique sights, sounds, and tastes of a pristine environment that blends five star comfort and lifestyle experiences you will never forget.

What really makes our experience unique is our software (service) but obviously we have some pretty incredible hardware as well. Here is more about that.

ACCOMMODATION: House, Garden, Pool & Decking

Your own private 3-acre retreat with a collection of rare palm trees, Banana, Papaya, Pineapple, Orange and Lemon trees.

+ Beautiful timber beam and column structure ground floor [1615 ft2 / 150m2] with 2 king bedroom with open ceiling design and 2 full bathrooms.

+The 2 bedrooms/bathrooms are air-conditioned.

+ Luxurious outdoor honeymoon showers [270 ft2 /25m2].

+ Stainless steel refrigerator and freezer in the kitchen.

+ Large veranda / wrap around decking [463ft2 / 43m2].

+ Your own private mirror edged pool with no vis a vis [30ft x 13 ft / 9m x 4m].

+ Two covered bure’s (one overlooking the pool and ocean and the other at the beach level).

+One dining/observation deck.

+Large outdoor coach on the main house deck.

+ Twin sky gazing recliners.

+Access to the ocean though a series of steps.

+ Free Wi-Fi.


+ Choice of one of eight dining locations.

+ Breakfast, lunch and 5 course dinners included.

+ Complimentary all day room service.

+ Ritchie and Rosie will be your dedicated chefs, they have a combined 20 years of experience in prestigious 5 star resorts, restaurants and hotels in both Fiji and the Cook Islands such as the renowned Grand Pacific Hotel, Taveuni Palms and Nautilus Resort. Their menus will champion and showcase Fijian influenced dishes with their own flair of perfected gastronomy, which comes from cooking for just a few guests.

Considering your culinary preferences, you will encounter exciting taste combinations inspired by the many different cultures throughout the Pacific Region – embracing the use of locally grown, fresh, and mostly organic ingredients.

+Endless cookie jar.

+ Soft drinks.

+ Alcoholic beverages are not included. Selection of mixed drinks, wine and beer are available.

+ An all inclusive Platinum package is available at an up charge, please inquire.


+ Under the supervision of Ritchie, our staff of 12 (which you will rarely see) will cater to all your needs.

+ Return pickup service from Matei airport.

+ Daily house keeping.

+ Nightly turn down service.

+ Bathrobes.

+ Pure Fiji toiletries.

+ Laundry services.

+ Nanny services.


+ Complimentary resort activities including kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, snorkeling gear.

+ Complimentary adult lifestyle bikes that can handle pavement and dirt roads.

+ Mini office / TV room upstairs with couches [323 ft2 / 30m2] with its own shower and bathroom.

+ 38” flat screen TV, DVD/bleu ray player and DVD’s.

+ Board Games, cards and more.

+ Bose portable sound system to play your favorite music.


+ Alcoholic beverages

+ Massages

+ Excursion tours

+ Scuba diving

+ Fishing

+ An all inclusive Platinum package is available at an up charge, please inquire.

+ Additional cost is required when more than two guests are staying.

+ A 3% convenience fee will be charged on credit card purchases, no fee for bank wire transfers or checks.

More Details

Patrick & Erika
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 2018

About Patrick & Erika

The Raiwasa Villa is owned by Patrick and Erika who found their piece of paradise and welcome you with open arms to share all of its exotic delights and comforts.

They are an international family; Patrick is French-Swiss and American; Erika is Swedish; children Oskar and Estelle were born in the U.S. and raised in the US and Europe and are trilingual. They discovered Taveuni while taking a break to travel the world after years of hard work and the shock of losing friends to cancer. Out of all of the places they visited they fell in love with Taveuni and the Fijian people.

In 2010 the family spent six months in Tavenui and redesigned and renovated the villa. They continue to use their home as much as they can—school schedules permitting—and the remainder of the time they are happy to share its magnificence with weekly visitors. The home has been completely renovated in 2016.

Patrick & Erika purchased this villa in 2010

Why Patrick & Erika chose Matei

Says Erika, “This has to be one of the most romantic spots in the world. The people here are among the friendliest and most genuine we have ever met.

”An avid scuba diver, Patrick is thrilled by his discoveries on the Rainbow Reef, the soft coral capital of the world, every time he ventures below.

What makes this villa unique

Days and nights move at a quiet and slow place – making this one of the most idyllic and peaceful island retreats possible!

We believe that a stay in our villa with our beautiful and friendly Fijian Staff will be one of the best “experience investments” you will ever make. If you are anything like us you like surprises, but only the good ones :) Your stay will be magical for so many reasons.

Your discerning hosts,

Patrick, Erika, Oskar and Estelle.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Matei in Cakaudrove

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , GARDEN VIEW
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , OCEAN VIEW
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Recreation room turns into a bedroom with proper bedding.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
The displayed package is our Gold Package, please email us to inquire about our top of the line Platinum package that includes many wonderful features.


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The Most Luxurious Villa In Taveuni - All inclusive - Staff of 12 at Raiwasa
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

One word : Perfection.

  • 5 of 5

"One word : Perfection. My Raiwasa experience is unforgettable. This place is more than a very high level of luxury resort.. Raiwasa has a soul. It's authentic, and out of the time and space. Everything is anticipated, every wish is provided... It's like living the dream from the beginning to the end, and Richie is such a brillant chef. Very good balance and creativity in all the menu. He would be so successful in Paris !!"

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mathilde, Thank you for your kind review. Richie was very proud to have satisfied a French Gastronome. Please feel free to come back and enjoy Raiwasa any time, it was a pleasure have you.
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Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, DC

A World Class Experience at Raiwasa!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have travelled extensively around the world and this is one of our best experiences and far and away the highest quality service we’ve ever had.

The essence of Raiwasa is a phenomenal setting and a warm local team dedicated to excellent service—both leading to an unforgettable experience on the “garden island” of Fiji. Upon arriving at Raiwasa on its several acres of gardens and pathways overlooking the ocean, we were welcomed by two warriors, plus Babu, Richie, Rosie and seven staff singing songs as part of a traditional welcome ceremony. The villa is an architectural gem, open and gentle breeze swept with its tiered decks and verandas overlooking the shifting tides of the Somosomo Straights. High ceilings, solid timbers, nicely appointed living and bedroom areas, and spacious outdoor showers and baths are part of the villa’s charm. To the side of the villa, along a short pathway, is a natural infinity pool with its own decks, cabana and spectacular views. The lighted walkway down to the private beach leads to another cabana and deck right above the water. Kayaks, paddle boards, a motor boat and a nice selection of snorkeling equipment are part the offering.

Raiwasa is characterized by outstanding service and a staff that is attentive to every need and every detail to make your vacation truly outstanding. The twenty pages of menu selections, prepared by master chef Richie and his spouse Rosie are simply amazing involving a wide variety of cuisines—Fijian, Asian fusion, French, Spanish, Mexican and Indian. All meals were delicious with outstanding presentations. Dinners are five course meals, and with reasonable sized portions. During our first dinner at Raiwasa we were serenaded with guitar music and traditional Fijian songs. Breakfasts and lunches were complemented by local fruits and a creative selection of flavorful smoothies.

Rosie and Lo provided soothing messages as options or part of the premium package. My wife and daughter loved the banana leaf wrap and head and foot message to sooth sun-kissed skin.

The watersports are supervised by Petero and his colleague to make sure everyone is in their comfort zone whether kayaking, paddle boarding, tubing behind the boat or snorkeling. During the week we enjoyed many exceptional experiences at Raiwasa, all made more memorable due to the attentiveness of Raiwasa’s staff.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rolf and Patricia, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to serve you. We are so happy that we played a small role in re-uniting your family in Taveuni. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future, please don't hesitate to stay with us on your next escapade to Australia or New Zealand. The whole Raiwasa Team.
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Top luxury, excellent service, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 8 days as a couple here and it was the best vacation of our lives! The property is so much more than you can see from the pictures or the description. If you want to vacation like royalty or a celebrity, this is the place for you!

The villa and the grounds are spacious and are immaculately kept. It has everything for a discerning traveler who's looking for relaxation, luxury, privacy, and excellent service. The staff of 10 oversee your every need. I really encourage you to spend some time talking to them and getting to know them. Their unique life stories and caring personalities will leave an impression!

The food prepared by private chefs Richie and Rosie is amazing - the variety, quality and presentation rivals those at top fine dining restaurants.

Go on an island excursion with Babu who always turns a simple drive into a fun adventure filled with stories about the island. Experience the Fijian night with kava drinking, lovo, and children singing and dancing.

There is so much more I could say but I really don't want to spoil all the wonderful surprises for you. If you want to have a vacation that will rejuvenate you and give you an experience to remember, Raiwasa is for you!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oksana, You review is very thoughtful. We thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others. We look forward to having you back if you ever need to disconnect again.
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Absolute Perfection

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we made the initial contact with Patrick enquiring about a stay at Raiwasa, we knew we were onto a winner. Before we even boarded our flight to Fiji; Patrick, Richie, Rosie and the team had put an incredible amount of forethought into our arrival. We arrived to a gorgeous welcome, with the whole team to greet us with fabulous warmth, beautiful singing, stunning leis. And found ourselves in the most incredibly serene location with views that I cannot do justice to with words. Just incredible.

I am a big foodie - have been a chef for over 25 years, a lot of that time spent running kitchens and working in various 5 star resorts and hotels - and the food we experienced at Raiwasa was as good as, and in many instances even better, than I have seen in a multitude of worldwide locations. The menu was extensive, and Richie was more than happy to adapt and create anything else we felt like eating. Requests for sushi and sashimi platters, goat curry, homemade gluten free breads and baking for Mr 3 and even pain au chocolat for sir, were greeted with enthusiasm and executed perfectly.

The thought and attention to detail that went into every meal was quite astounding, wine pairing and table settings included.

The villa was kept spotlessly clean, with beautiful pure Fiji products in the pristine indoor/outdoor bathrooms and the nicest towels I've ever used.

It was mind blowing to have such an amazing piece of paradise all to ourselves. Beautifully manicured gardens. A great deal of the fruit and vegetable produce being used in the kitchen is being grown on site - the garden tour is a must!

A short Walk through the property down to the waters edge where we had all the water sports available, (and the option to be accompanied by Sikeli) including snorkelling, hand line fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding.

Bonfires on the beach, lovo in the backyard, day trips to the waterfalls and rainbow reef, to local beaches to hunt for shells, kayaking to local islands, massages overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean, and endless hours by the world class pool. We could not have wished for a more perfect holiday.

Heartfelt thanks to the Raiwasa team - as far as perfection goes - you nailed it. We cannot recommend this island dream enough. And words will not convey how magical our holiday was. The place. The people. Thank you. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angie, Your review is touching and I had no idea you where a chef yourself. Thank you for these kind words and we really enjoyed having you and your family stay with us. Its great to see that you took advantage of everything Raiwasa and Taveuni have to offer. Again we are so grateful for our guests, we work hard to provide you with a unique experience and we are beaming with Joy when it’s appreciated. Humbly yours, Patrick, Richie, Rosie and the whole Raiwasa team.
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Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Matei, Melanesia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Until May
29 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £224 per night, per additional guest
June to Mar
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £224 per night, per additional guest
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £224 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 25.0%

See complete Booking Terms & conditions on our web site:

Cancellation Policy:
Your deposit is non refundable.
If you cancel less than 60 days before your arrival you will be charged 100% of your payment.
We strongly recommend appropriate travel insurance coverage for all visitors to Raiwasa to cover cancellation penalties levied as a result of inclement weather, airline or other transportation delays, other unforeseen disruptions, cancellations or delays or in the event of illness.
No refund will be provided for no shows.
Refunds are subject to bank fee/credit card fee adjustments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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