THE 29th Fiji Regatta Week that ended yesterday has boosted the number of visitors to Musket Cove Island Resort and to neighbouring resorts.
The week-long event has drawn participants from as far as Austria, Germany, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
"We not only have the yachties coming in on their boats, but their friends and family members are also coming with them and they are the ones that stay at the resort," said the resort's sales and marketing manager Kini Saukuru.
Ms Saukuru said the resort had experienced a positive increase in their guest numbers because of the regatta. However, she said the resort could easily be mistaken as a place where only yachts berthed.
"Apart from offering a place for yachts to come and berth and having a yacht club, we also have been establishing the Musket Cove Island Resort brand," she said.
"People are starting to understand now the difference between the yacht club and the resort with its services."
Already an established resort with its own air strip, a boat building area and a marina that hosts more than 100 yachts during the annual regatta, Ms Saukuru said the resort wanted to remain a leading island resort in Fiji.