This family-run resort offers complete privacy to guests. No other signs of civilization are visible from the Botaira Beach Resort. Spacious bures (Fijian villas) are available and come complete with two beds, a desk, and luxury bathroom. Chef Josh prepares guest’s meals with care and an emphasis on local produce and fresh seafood. The protected marine reserve provides the perfect environment for children to snorkel and learn about the delicate ecosystem that exists in our oceans. Families also love swimming and interacting with the extremely friendly manta rays. Spear throwing demonstrations and ridge walking have become favorite activities of visiting families.
Our Editor Loves
- Coral reef snorkeling
- The privacy
- The meticulous staff
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
by Shirelle S
I stayed two nights at this resort in May this year with my mum and we have to say that this resort offered the best reef we have seen among the islands for snorkelling, we were mindblown! It is very natural and the oceanfront bures were large and nicely decorated, right by the beach.
The staff was super friendly too and as it's a family run business very accommodating towards our needs.
So if you're after a quite, peaceful holiday and you want to spend a lot of time snorkelling, this is perfect.
We do have to say however that in comparison to the other resorts in that price category that the cleanliness could be improved a lot and that in regards to similar meal plans, this one is really far behind. We spoke to the staff about it during our stay, as the value for money is not appropriate. After numerous conversations - and some promises on their behalf that they took back only hours later - they did cook us some different food and it was certainly okay. We didn't let this ruin our stay but it's good for others to be aware of it. When you ask you will get some better meals and we loved that we got fresh coconuts whenever we asked :-)
Again, we loved our stay and would definitely come back as the staff were super lovely but it's not a 5/5 due to cleanliness and quality of the meals.
by Mike S
The bures here are large and surround a large grassy area. There are plenty of hammocks but no loungers. The bures at the back are surrounded by flowers. This place has more space than virtually all the other places in the Yasawas. The bathroom area in my bure needed an upodate, but worked fine. You can get over the fringing reef at any time. The coral is nothing special but I did see several sharks and a turtle, which made up! There is a very nice ridge walk (45 mins each way) which you can do witrhout a guide: strongly recommended.The staff were fantastic and the beer reasonably priced.
So far, so good. There were only two other people there during my three days... which takes us to a possible reason. The food is overpriced for what you get... plenty of it, but poor compared with Octopus or Barefoot Manta, for example. Coffee was not on offer which is an absolute must.
I enjoyed my time here but the price of food is an issue.