We had visited Botaira beach Resort a number of years ago. On our return we received a warm Fijian welcome with song and flower lei from Newa, our charming hostess. After a refreshing glass of fresh pineapple juice we were shown to our bure. What a surprise! The bures have been rebuilt and renovated to a high standard. They still retained the traditional decorated ceilings and furnishings but the bathrooms and the terrace with loungers were delightful additions. An electric ceiling fan provide a welcomed cooling breeze and a small refrigerator kept our drinks cool during the day – solar electricity has been installed so the noise of diesel generators is no longer heard.
The meals have greatly improved and they were so varied and interesting that every meal was a pleasant surprise. The Lovo night was particularly good with a buffet meal and a great range of choice. In addition Botaira still has an old-fashioned afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes.
The Happy Hour provided a huge range of drinks including different beers, wine, spirits and Botaira’s famous cocktails at half the price of other resorts.
Of course the focus of a Botaira holiday is the beach with its golden sand and wonderful coral and myriads of tropical fish – like swimming in an aquarium! The kayaks and snorkelling gear is all in very good condition and in plentiful supply.
When one tired of swimming and relaxing in a hammock there was the ridge hike and the walk to the village where one could experience true Fijian life.
Our five day stay all too soon came to an end and reluctantly we left this island paradise.
What guests do we feel that Botaira beach Resort is for? If you are looking for a backpacker resort full of teenagers looking for a great time; or those wanting a swanky resort with bright lights, swimming pools and high prices; then Botaira is not for you. BUT if you are a couple wanting a romantic private hideaway with a beautiful beach, peace and quiet, good food and great value for money then you should put Botaira at the top of your list – we loved it and will be back.
- Also Known As:
- Botaira Beach Hotel Naviti Island
- Botaira Beach Hotel
- Botaira Beach Naviti Island
- Botaira Beach Resort Fiji/Naviti Island
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BOTAIRA RESORT is located on a tropical island and consists 10 private Fijian Bures with ensuite facilities on a white sand beach in the beautiful Yasawa Islands in FIJI. All inclusive vacation packages of accommodation and meals. The perfect honeymoon and wedding destination. ... more less