Bayside Resort is a tiny paradise on the stunning island of Waya. Set in a private beach setting overlooking the stunning mountain ridge above Yalobi Village, this traditional resort has just 6 bures ensuring a peaceful holiday away from commercial tourism. With no generator, no electricity and kerosene lamps at night, this is an escapists dream with a picturesque beach, excellent snorkeling and is a great base for hikers who want to explore the hills of Waya. However, amenities here are basic and the atmosphere very lay back making this a place for tolerant independent travelers ONLY.
There are traditional thatch bures, with a double bed, mosquito net and high ceiling. A communal bathroom with cold water shower, separate flush toilet and outdoor sink sits between the bures giving easy access. Natural spring water offers a constant supply of fresh drinkable water. There is no shop on the island and supplies are limited so bring nibbles and supplies of sunscreen and medical supplies
The restaurant serves a set meal plan in the high roof thatch bure with sand floor, ensuring an intimate experience to fit in with the resorts image. Vegetarian meals can be provided with prior notice , beach at Bayside Resort is of fine white sand and is backed by coconut palms giving shade from the daytime sun. The beach is about 200 meters long and is flanked by black volcanic rocks on either side. It is possible to walk around the southern point to the stunning twin bay and sand spit connecting Waya and Wayalailai (20 minutes walk) and also around the northern point where the beach extends for almost a mile alongside Yalobi Village (20 minutes walk). The lagoon in front of Bayside is quite shallow at low tide, but still possible for swimming, and the coral reef begins about 50 meters from shore making snorkeling very accessible. Guides can be hired to explore the mountain tracks that meander around Waya Island, crossing the grassy hills of the interior which connect the four villages on the island and also scaling the mountain peaks (Batinareba at 510 meters) or following the picturesque coastlines. These treks can take anything from a one hour stroll to full day hikes. The village hosts a twice weekly meke and traditional feast which guests can attend. Boat trips around the island and to the outer reef for snorkeling can be arranged.
2 PRIVATE BEACHFRONT DOUBLE BURE (2 ADULTS) - $150 per NITE, (3 ADULTS) - $170 per NITE
1 FAMILY BEACHFRONT BURE 1 DOUBLE BED, 3 SINGLE BED - $200 per NITE
2 DOUBLE ROOM SHARED FACILITIES - $130 per NITE
1 DORM CATERS 10 PEOPLE SHARED FACILITIES - $60 perNITE
ALL RATES INCLUDES 3 MEALS A DAY