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Naviti GM Returns To Fiji To Share Bula Spirit With The World

Mr Boyle, a Kiwi, is the new general manager for The Naviti Resort Fiji on the Coral Coast, taking the role since September.
17 Dec 2019 19:52
Naviti GM Returns To Fiji To Share Bula Spirit With The World
The Naviti Resort Fiji on the Coral Coast, general manager Isaac Boyle

Growing up as a child in Suva, was enough to make Isaac Boyle to return to share his Fijian memories with the guests from around the world.

Mr Boyle, a Kiwi, is the new general manager for The Naviti Resort Fiji on the Coral Coast, taking the role since September.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming all the guests to show them what The Naviti is all about.

“How to experience what makes Fiji a magical destination and global destination,” he said.

“This is a great opportunity to lead the team at The Naviti.

“I was fortunate enough to grow up in Suva as little boy so I feel that this is coming home in a way and just to experience what we can do with the Pacific.

“I would like to put my fond childhood memories into a fact.

“What I would like to be able to give to the guest is what I experienced as the Bula spirit so that they can go back and remember all the great things about Fiji.”

He added there are very exciting times for the team and family here to showcase what the Coral Coast is all about.

“Thank you for the opportunity and for all the Fijians families who welcomed me and my family here.

“I am proud to have this opportunity to work with so many Fijians and the Naviti family, under the Warwick brand, so I’m very thankful for that,” Mr Boyle said.

Background

He was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1979.

“So a Kiwi boy through and through. Crusaders and All Blacks fan and only support Fijians 7s if need be.”

His father, an engineer was posted to Suva from 1982-1987 where he attended International School Suva while his brother attended kindergarten as they were based at Muanikau.

He is married to Anna Abbock, a Ni-Vanuatu since January 26, 2018, as they look forward to mark their second year anniversary. They have two kids, 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter.

“My partner is from Vanuatu so my two kids were born in Vanuatu. I was very fortunate to meet my wife there as well.

“Pacific is in my blood and I am very fortunate to say that my children have the Pacific in their blood as well as.

“I feel very fortunate to interact at work and watch my two children grow up in this great Pacific nation.”

Career

His career began as a chef in 1996 rising from the Kitchen Line, in the Food and Beverage department and then moved up to the front of the house.

He started as an apprentice chef at the Heritage Hotel in Christchurch.

He went from there to the highest level, senior chef-de-partie.

He then moved to overseas and worked as a Sous chef and then he went back to Christchurch worked at the Heritage Hotel to gain more experience.

He worked with a couple of restaurants in Christchurch before moving to Rarotonga Beach Spa Resort as an Executive Sous chef.

To the Sunshine Coast, as well then went to Vanuatu in 2008 as a chef then went back as general manager in 2012, which lasted for eight and half years at the Breakas Beach Resort and the Moorings Hotel Vanuatu.

Future plans for resort

The property has begun with an amazing project – the new Kids Club.

“Very exciting times. As everyone is aware that Naviti unfortunately we had a fire in the complex (2012),” he added.

“Now we also are looking into upgrading our spa area.

“We are waiting for permits and consents to actually start on building on the main complex where we had a fire.

“We are waiting to be able to initiate time period on when we can start this.”

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