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Treasure Island Resort Gets Multi-million Upgrade

Resort owner, Bill Whiting said the upgrade would see the resort amongst other improvements get 10 extra bures beside the beach.
11 Mar 2019 11:23
Treasure Island Resort Gets Multi-million Upgrade
An aerial view of Treasure Island Resort.

Treasure Island Resort is presently undergoing a multi-million dollar three-year refurbishment and upgrade.

Resort owner, Bill Whiting said the upgrade would see the resort amongst other improvements get 10 extra bures beside the beach.

The resort in the Mamanuca Islands west of Nadi has already seen the upgrading of its kitchen.

Mr Whiting said the upgrades and additional accommodation were due to some extent a demand from the tourists who make Treasure Island their home every time they visit Fiji.

The resort has also taken into consideration some of the big factors that decide where a tourist plan to stay and a lot of this had to do with environmental issues.

“This will further boosts activities for guests which include Fiji’s only semi-submersible submarine.

“There is a lot happening out at the resort right now,” Mr Whiting said.

“We are very well established and iconic resort in many ways so we have to keep investing and upgrading as time goes by so that’s process we are presently undertaking.

“We were not able to meet the demand during the peak period.

“We need however to do something during the off-peak periods to stimulate demand.

Mr Whiting said bookings were now more into online bookings and most of their guests were being booked in this way.

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Market

“We are seeing a decline in our traditional market, Australia and are conscious of this.”

Mr Whiting said this could be due to the federal elections in Australia later this year and the state elections in New South Wales soon.

“So people are staying at home and not wanting to spend their money.”

Mr Whiting said at present the New Zealand market was pretty strong but Australia was major and it while it was Fiji’s main tourist market it was also Treasure Island’s.

“The good news we are starting to see an increase in visitors from Japan and China,”he said.

$100,000 invest for upgrade

“We have also invested just over $100,000 to upgrade their diving operations and this includes: new tanks, boats, compressors and buoyancy vests amongst other things.

“There is a big market for diving and we are ready for that and also have some good diving around the island including a wreck.”

Investment has also gone into stand up paddle boards and jet skis with safaris for both jet skis and snorkeling to other surrounding islands in the Mamanuca Group.

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