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Let’s Go Local: Natadola Beach Day For Levan Bouadze

Fiji had always been on Levan Bouadze’s bucket list. Now it’s ticked off the list. Mr Bouadze, took up his post as the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Resident Representative
09 Apr 2021 11:14
Let’s Go Local: Natadola Beach Day For Levan Bouadze
From left: UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Kevin Petrini, Taialofa Petrini, Nino Bouadze and UNDP Resident Representative Levan Bouadze enjoying the Natadola Beach Day at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola on April 3, 2021. Photo: Maraia Vula

Fiji had always been on Levan Bouadze’s bucket list.

Now it’s ticked off the list.

Mr Bouadze, took up his post as the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Resident Representative in 2019.

Originally from Georgia, Mr Bouadze loves rugby.

Before joining the Pacific office in July, 2019, Mr Bouadze did stints in Uzbekistan, Slovakia, Geneva, Brussels, Belarus, New York and his home country Georgia.

“I am head of UNDP in the Pacific Region.”

“Our organisation is one of the largest development agencies of the UN system focusing on resilience and sustainable development including climate change, effectivegovernance and inclusive growth.”

“I have been in the UN in different countries for more than 20 of which less than two in beautiful Fiji.”

“Such a blessing to be in Fiji and enjoy its incredible beauty and warmth of its people.”

Mr Bouadze, his wife Nino and their friends enjoyed their Easter weekend gateway enjoyed the first ever Natadola Beach Day at  the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa.

The couple checked in at the five star Natadola resort on Thursday, April 1 and checked out on Monday, April 5.InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is dedicated to evolving this monthly event and there are already plans in place to grow this event to allow for a variety of different experiences each month.

At the Natadola Beach Day, he says: “We had much fun.”

“We spent most of our day in water doing various activities and ended it with a nice event with a variety of great food and live music.”

The couple, said some of the highlights from the Natadola Beach Day was “everything about the event was great: ambiance, food, weather… “.

Mr Bouadze said he would definitely recommend the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa’s Natadola Beach Day to other people.

 

How many places have you visited so far in Fiji?
I have been in many places in Fiji for work but never for holidays, largely because my family does not live with me here.

In fact my wife and son have just arrived in Fiji and it is our first holiday here.

 

What’s one place you’d take every visitor to Fiji and why?
Impossible to answer because Fiji has so many great places to go to.

 

What’s your secret backyard favourite spot?
Probably one of the picturesque and paradise like spots with waterfall near Lavena village in Taveuni.

Lavena waterfalls in Taveuni.

Lavena waterfalls in Taveuni.

 

What’s your favourite place in Fiji for a pie/ coffee?
You can find me at Paradiso in Suva more often than anywhere.

 

What’s one spot in Fiji that’s on the top of your bucket list?
I have not yet been on an island vacation, so will explore that.

Guests enjoying the Natadola Beach Day at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa on April 3, 2021. Photos: Marika Seru. Love Our Locals.

Guests enjoying the Natadola Beach Day at the InterContinental
Fiji Golf Resort and Spa on April 3, 2021. Photos: Marika Seru. Love
Our Locals.

Guests enjoying the Natadola Beach Day at the InterContinental

NATADOLA BEACH DAY OFFERS:
  Local rates start at $289.00 tax inc per night for up to 2 adults and 2 children and include:
  breakfast,
  complimentary WiFi,
  early check in and late check out (based on availability) and
  1 hour of non-motorized water sports per person per day (Saturday and Sunday only).
  For bookings or queries, guests can call the Resort on 6733455 or email on enquiries: fiji@ihg.com

 

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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