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Viwa Island Resort Re-opens With New Class

Viwa Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands will be offically re-opening on Monday after the new owners undertook its refurbishment early this year. Once customers to the resort, Sheung Dawson
29 May 2015 08:58
Viwa Island Resort Re-opens With New Class

Viwa Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands will be offically re-opening on Monday after the new owners undertook its refurbishment early this year.

Once customers to the resort, Sheung Dawson saw the potential and with Roy Halliday, Lance Nicol, Kevin Black, Pete Watson and Ian Cousland they took the resort under their ownership and developed it.

Ms Dawson explained: “We are very keen divers and Fiji has some of the world’s most incredible dive sites with an abundance of marine life and amazing visibility.

“The unexplored ocean surrounding Viwa Island is a diving adventure waiting to be discovered and we wanted to discover it.

“We could see that Viwa Island Resort had huge potential –and we wanted to bring it back to its former glory, not only for divers, but for people wanting a romantic break or an authentic Fijian experience.”

 

Refurbishment

After the resort was bought there were a lot of changes.

“We have given the resort a facelift, renewed the furniture, renovated the swimming pool, re-thatched the bures and breathed a fresh and joyful lease of life into the resort.”

With their passion for diving Ms Dawson and the partners of the resort stayed true to their concern for the environment.

“In an effort to preserve the environment and become as eco-friendly as possible, we are also installing solar energy, and we have revitalised our organic garden, growing our own produce.”

The resort offers an intimate and indulgent, yet affordable private island experience.

Viwa Island Resort caters to adults and children over the age of 16 years.

“There is a happy buzz around the resort and a happy staff make for happy guests.

“There are lots of activities to keep people occupied, from snorkelling, diving, and deep sea fishing, to cultural activities like village visits and cooking lessons.”

 

Future Plans

Ms Dawson and the partners have chosen not to hold back.

They are looking at further developing the resort.

“We have plans to build another 10 bures at the resort, bringing the number of bures up to 21.

“We need to expand to cater for more guests, but we will still be small enough to retain the intimate, relaxed and friendly atmosphere which make Viwa Island Resort such a special place,” added Ms Dawson.

Viwa is located at the southern end of the Yasawa Group, west of Waya Island.

Feedback: rachael.nath@fijisun.com.fj

 



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