I have just spent a magical few days at the Yatule Resort and Spa on the main island of Fiji,Viti levu. The resort is located next to the white sands and deep blue waters of Natadola Beach.
This was a family vacation to Fiji to attend my grandsons wedding. He and his fiance had originally planned to get married at the Hilton on Denarau Island. However, a friend told them about the Yatule Resort & Spa, and after they spent a few days there, they changed their plans.
We had just spent a few days on board the Motor Yacht Encore. So after she was berthed at the Denarau Island marina, we headed off to the resort. It didn’t take long for the mini bus to be emptied of our bags and goodies that had been picked up for Lucia’s hens night. Then it was onto booking in. The reception staff were helpful and so friendly, and booking in was quick and easy.
A Magical Musical Fijian Welcome
- Before we headed off to our individual Bures, the staff welcomed us with a song and gave each of us a shell necklace. What a wonderful start to our stay here. I have fallen in love with the place already.
- My Bure is near the Pool Bar, nice and handy for a swim (and the odd tipple).
- I open the door and just love how spacious the room is. There is a king sized bed, and I can see straight off that it is quite high off the ground. Just wondering how I’m going to hop into it later on, and I sure hope I don’t roll out of it during the night. Or I will be in trouble.
- Fortunately I find later that night, that the mattress is on a wooden stand which gives me the lift I need to get into bed. (crisis averted)
- The bed has been decorated with flowers and palm fronds. It is just a wonderful touch. Bula means welcome in Fijian. Well along with a number of other meanings.
- Each of the Bures has a balcony with chairs and a table. I take advantage of this quite a few times over the next few days. There are times when it’s lovely just to sit with a cup of tea and read. It was also handy for drying clothes on the partition separating my Bure from the one next door.
So what do we have in the rest of the room.
- The cupboard has a large safe,
- Ironing board – although who irons when on holiday on a tropical island – not me that’s for sure.
- There is a large umbrella. This is quite welcome later in the week when it rains. An umbrella is something a tourist doesn’t always consider packing.
- There is a small fridge for keeping bottles of water (and chocolate if you don’t want it to melt everywhere).
- Tea making facilities. The tea is Pickwick, a brand of tea from the Netherlands, which is readily available in Australia and is one I like very much.
- The staff had placed fresh flowers on the desk and in the bathroom. It’s these little touches that make you feel welcome.
- The towels a large and soft and the toiletries provided are shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. All smell divine and are available on sale at the Yatule Resort Spa.
- Love these little homely touches.
- There is a lovely big shower and plenty of hot water.
The beach is only moments away from the Bure. There aren’t too many people here at the moment and it’s lovely to just walk along the beach early in the morning waiting for the day to begin.
Would I stay here again. ABSOLUTELY, I love the welcoming atmosphere. The Manager and the staff at the Yatule Resort are all friendly and nothing is too much trouble. This little slice of Paradise is well worth putting on your bucket list.