Vatuvara Private Islands Gets Two Nominations

Vatuvara Private Islands was described by Forbes Magazine as “one of the world’s most beautiful places."
09 Feb 2019 00:22
Vatuvara Private Islands Gets Two Nominations
The luxurious Vatuvara Private Islands Villa.

Vatuvara Private Islands has been selected as a finalist in the Accommodation Luxury and Tourism Sustainability catego­ries at next Saturday’s ANZ Fiji Ex­cellence in Tourism Awards.

Made up of Kaibu and Vatuvara Is­lands, it is owned and developed by billionaire founder of Oakley and RED Digital Camera, Jim Jannard.

Its three luxurious villas have been home to many Hollywood stars and millionaires from around the world.

General manager Robert Miller said it was a “good feeling” to be nominated in two categories for the FETA awards.

Mr Miller, who has been in the tourism industry for over 40 years with a majority of that spent on Wakaya, said the Vatuvara Islands were one of the most beautiful plac­es in the world.

“It is Private Island and that is why we get a great deal of guests from the high end market.”

He said the resort has been in­volved in maintaining the sustain­ability of marine life and has ex­tended that to the nearby villagers by teaching them how to sustain their livelihood.

Vatuvara Private Islands was described by Forbes Magazine as “one of the world’s most beautiful places.”

About Kaibau Island

Kaibu Island is home to the Vatu­vara Private Islands Resort, with three all-inclusive private Villas on 324 hectares and available for guests 16 years and older.

The Vatuvara Foundation is com­mitted to protect and revive oceans in Northern Lau through a network of marine protected areas and pro­vide innovative solutions that pro­mote awareness and empower local communities.

The commitments include:

  • Protect Fiji’s ocean against dev­astating human impact.
  • Revive Fiji’s ocean through a significant network of marine man­aged areas and safe havens for ma­rine wildlife.
  • Preserve the rich biodiversity of Fiji’s marine ecosystems through innovative conservation solutions that promote awareness for local communities in order to sustain livelihoods from marine resources.
  • Educate and engage individual responsibility for their healthy en­virons and ocean mindfulness.
  • Encourage partnerships and collaborations with stakeholders, partners and communities through a participatory consultative ap­proach.


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