I am about to book a resort in Fiji in mid-september but am worried with the hotel´s booking policy. After exchanging several emails with the hotel staff, I wanted to make the reservation but was asked for the following:
- Pay now (05 July) 1000USD (33%) of the total price as a reservation.
- The rest, (approx 2000USD) is due 45 days in advance.
It seems a little bit strange having to make a full payment 45 days before even using the hotel. Isn´t the bill usually due on leave?
It also feels akward making a reservation for 33% of the total price.
We are used to travelling and we usually provide our credit card details as a guarantee, or even make small payments for a reservation.
Is this normal?
Have you guys been asked for the same?
I flagged this in my response, however their only answer was "standard policy for small boutique resorts in Fiji that have very limited accommodation"