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Nila Beach Resort $3m Stage 2 Underway

Work on Stage two of the Nila Beach Resort development in Vuda Point, Lautoka, has already begun. This $3 million investment stage is expected to be completed by early December
19 Jul 2016 12:12
Nila Beach Resort $3m Stage 2 Underway
Resort General manager Vishal Venkatesh and Nila International Limited Director Mohan Chinnusamy at the construction site of Stage two at Vuda Point in Lautoka yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Work on Stage two of the Nila Beach Resort development in Vuda Point, Lautoka, has already begun.

This $3 million investment stage is expected to be completed by early December and will see the construction of 12 luxury beachfront villas.

Whilst this part of the development is ongoing, Stage three of the project will also start off which will mean another 10 luxury villas being built.

The two stages of development is part of a larger 10 stage $57 million integrated tourism development project.

Resort general manager, Vishal Venkatesh, said the contractors would hand over in December if everything follows according to plan.

“That is if the suppliers are on time and there is no major cyclones. So far all looks well,” he said.

“We are looking at two weeks lead time for setting up everything and to open around December 15 to 20.”

He said $2.55 million is just the cost of the building construction alone and excludes the cost of the interiors.

 

Backpacker market

Mr Venkatesh added the Stage One consisting of dormitories which is already open now for business was just for the backpackers market.

“As soon as stage two opens, then the dorm will close. This is just temporary that’s why it’s a wooden building. It is just to generate a little bit of income,” he said.

Mr Venkatesh said they would then reopen on January 15 to meet the travelling dates of backpackers.

“The dorms will be then transformed to be part of the five star rooms,” he said.

“It will be self-contained rooms but it won’t be something like luxury villas.”

 

Other provisions

Wedding market is another major area the resort had made it their prime objective.

He added the stage will also include an events centre and facilities for the wedding on a manmade island on the beachfront with a chapel sitting on it.

“We will have water sports too. There would be a wooden bridge to connect both the venues. All will be completed in December,” Mr Venkatesh said.

“It will be completed not only with a bridge but a small bure with a bar.”

Edited by: Farzana Nisha

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