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Locally Owned Likuliku, Malolo Resorts Ranked With Big Brands

Locally owned tourism industry leader Rosie has had more international success, with praise and recognition in what many regard as the world’s most respected and read travel magazine. Rosie’s two
20 Oct 2016 11:04
Locally Owned Likuliku, Malolo Resorts Ranked With Big Brands
One of the high end resorts in Fiji, Likuliku Lagoon Resort on Malolo Island in the Mamanucas.

Locally owned tourism industry leader Rosie has had more international success, with praise and recognition in what many regard as the world’s most respected and read travel magazine.

Rosie’s two Ahura Resort division properties on Malolo Island in the Mamanuca group off Nadi have been recognised in the Readers’s Choice awards of Conde Nast Traveller,

A statement said: “Ahura Resorts is delighted to announce that their already multi award-winning resorts – Likuliku Lagoon Resort and Malolo Island Resort – have added more accolades by being named in the Top 10 of this extremely prestigious list –  Likuliku at No. 9 and Malolo at No. 10 – surrounded by equally amazing company from throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.”

More than 300,000 travellers took part in the 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey—a new record—submitting millions of ratings and over 75,000 comments to help create a list of winning favourites.

Tony Whitton, managing director, of the Nadi-based Rosie Group said: “This is big news for both of our resort teams – that we have Fiji Resort experiences continually being counted amongst some of the best in the world, holding their own with other famous hotel and resort brands – some of which who are giants in the industry.

“We believe we have firmly established and filled a niche in Fiji on all things Fijian, from traditional Fijian architecture to service delivery and with a unique product offering of Fiji’s first and only over-water bures. We thank past guests and the travel industry at large for this acknowledgement.”

Conde Nast Traveller said the breadth of the top-rated experiences was impressive, from elegant castles in the Irish countryside to tented safari camps trailing the Great Migration across the Serengeti. Chosen were tiny private islands in the tropics, small culture rich cities in Europe, and intimate river cruises. Most notably, it showed a passion for the authentic, the personalised, the unexpected—finding all three in both newcomers and stalwarts around the world.

Ahura general manager Steve Anstey said: “The Conde Naste Readers Choice Awards have  long been regarded as a leading, worldwide authority as far as travel awards go.

It is generally a much sought after place to receive one of these accolades, so naturally, we are thrilled to have had both resorts included.

“We continue to be humbled and amazed to be recognised in this way.  It is a wonderful achievement and it is a testament to the quality of the products we have and the delivery of our promise to our guests. Thank you to our incredible staff and of course, to all our valued guests for their continued amazing support”.

Mr Whitton added: “This is big news for both of our resort teams – that we have Fiji resort experiences continually being counted amongst some of the best in the world, holding their own with other famous hotel and resort brands – some of which who are giants in the industry.

“We believe we have firmly established and filled a niche in Fiji on all things Fijian, from traditional Fijian architecture to service delivery.

“And with a unique product offering of Fiji’s first and only over-water bures. We thank past guests and the travel industry at large for this acknowledgement.”

Also bringing recognition for Fiji in the awards is the internationally-owned luxury Laucala Island Resort near Taveuni. It is rated at number three.

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