Bo­taira Re­sort Is On Sale

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One of Ya­sawa’s groups pic­turesque tourist des­ti­na­tions, Bo­taira Beach Re­sort, is be­ing put up for sale.

This was con­firmed by Bay­leys Real Es­tate (Fiji) Lim­ited.

The re­sort, which sits on 2.4398 hectares of land on the west­ern side of Nav­iti Is­land, boasts a stun­ning ap­prox­i­mately six acre beach­front site on the edge of Vu­ata Bay.

Owner

The re­sort is owned by Jerry and Alu­mita So­vatabua who re­turned to their own small is­land af­ter years of pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence in a 5-star ho­tel on the main is­land. The cou­ple have ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in busi­ness, hav­ing owned and op­er­ated sev­eral of their own busi­nesses for many years. Pre­lim­i­nary dis­cus­sions have been held for yet ad­di­tional acreage to be taken into the re­sort to pro­vide an even more commanding po­si­tion within the bay.

Re­sort

The re­sort com­prises;

■a main ex­pan­sive Fi­jian styled beach­front bar

■restau­rant bure,

■ar­rival bure and of­fice,

■one ex­ec­u­tive guest bure on the beach,

■six ad­di­tional beach­front bu­res, four gar­den bu­res and

■two dorms hold­ing 30 and 20 guests re­spec­tively.

In ad­di­tion nu­mer­ous out­build­ings house the kitchen, gen­er­a­tor and de­sali­na­tion plant, staff ac­com­mo­da­tion, toi­let fa­cil­i­ties, laun­dry and other back of house fa­cil­i­ties.

Ac­co­mo­da­tion

Ac­com­mo­da­tion charges in­clude gar­den bu­res at $280 per night, beach front bu­res at $340 per night and one ex­ec­u­tive beach front bure at $550 per night.

Key mar­kets

Bay­leys Real Es­tate (Fiji) Limit­ed­manag­ing di­rec­tor Phillip Too­good said the key mar­kets for Bo­taira Re­sort are;

■New Zealand,

■Aus­tralia and

■United States of Amer­ica Mr Too­good said the re­sort is be­ing pop­u­lar with honeymoon, fam­i­lies and mid­dle aged cou­ples.

Investment

Re­cent in­vest­ments in­clude a new de­sali­na­tion plant which cost $50,000 and a new gen­er­a­tor val­ued at $35,000.

The near­est vil­lage is Soso which is also home for most of the staff which num­ber be­tween 30 to 35 of which 10 to 15 stay on the re­sort in the staff quar­ters, and the rest come from the vil­lage on a daily ba­sis. The re­sort is well known for the abun­dance of fresh man­gos, or­anges, mandarins, pa­paya, bread­fruit, wild pineap­ples and veg­eta­bles which flour­ish in fer­tile soil on the prop­erty.

A ma­rine re­serve in front of the re­sort was cre­ated 12 years ago and has been re­spon­si­ble for a huge growth in fish num­bers, sea cu­cum­bers and lob­sters.

This was done at the ini­tia­tive of the present own­ers and fully sup­ported by the vil­lagers who fish out­side the re­serve area.

Pre­lim­i­nary dis­cus­sions have been held for yet ad­di­tional acreage to be taken into the re­sort to pro­vide an even more commanding po­si­tion within the bay.

Bo­taira Beach Re­sort

Bo­taira Beach Re­sort

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