Our Family

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 tri-lingual.

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, so much so that they celebrated their own marriage at Taveuni Palms, the five-star resort next door to the villa.

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.

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.

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.
1 = open,
2 = open bigger,
3 = close.
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