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Let’s Go Local: Tifajek’s Mud And Hotspring In Sabeto Opens With Special Rates

Managing director Ilimeleki Susu said the new rate of $40 for adults and $25 for children includes the usage of the mud pool, the thermal pool and a 30 minute massage.
22 Jun 2020 11:49
Let’s Go Local: Tifajek’s Mud And Hotspring In Sabeto Opens With Special Rates
From left: Teresia Buicagi, Varanisese Naiobasali watch as Titilia Naisebua massages a local visitor on June 16, 2020. Photo: Charles Chambers

The Tifajek Mud Pool and Hotspring in Sabeto has reopened with specials that fits well with the Love our Locals campaign.

However, the specials come with a difference in that locals who will venture there will be helping the 200 family and community members who benefit directly from working at this famous tourist stop.

Managing director Ilimeleki Susu said the new rate of $40 for adults and $25 for children includes the usage of the mud pool, the thermal pool and a 30 minute massage.

Screenshot 2020-06-22 at 11.46.48 AMAbout the property

The property, on Wailolo Road in Sabeto, has seen thousands of visitors over the years. They had visited and bathed in the mud pools to receive therapeutic relief from the water that continually runs through the pool.

“This place is run by family members and the surrounding community who work here and has made this place what it is today,” Mr Susu said.

“We have had many people, visitors and locals who have come through here leave feeling a lot better because of what the pools do for them.

“There are around 45 staff, including those that carry out the massages.”

COVID-19 restrictions

The place closed down in light of the COVID-19 international flight restrictions but with a new pricing for locals, it reopened on June 1.

“We used to earn on average between $200 – $300 daily and sometimes up to over $1000 on days when cruise ships were in,” he said.

“But all that stopped because of COVID-19.”

Mr Susu said their visitors log book was testament to the effects from the pools as many comments were from people who had returned on more than one occasion.

“We want the local people to come and try out the pools and finish off with a good massage before leaving.”

From left, Teresia Buicagi, Varanisese Naiobasali watch as Titilia Naisebua massages a local visitor on June 16, Photo Charles Chambers

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