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Volivoli Beach Resort Ready To Open

The Rakiraki resort employed 90 staff before the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr Doughty said.
13 Sep 2021 16:07
Volivoli Beach Resort Ready To Open
Cool off in the pool bar at Volivoli Beach Resort. Inset: Volivoli Beach Resort’s sales and marketing manager , Simon Doughty.

Volivoli Beach Resort is ready to open.

And it will employ more than the number of staff it had prior to COVID-19 disruption, said sales and marketing manager, Simon Doughty.

It follows the resort’s announcement that its staff were 100 per cent fully vaccinated.

The Rakiraki resort employed 90 staff before the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr Doughty said.

The beach, the rooms are all ready, waiting for the vaccination rate in Fiji to improve in order for borders to reopen, he said.

Meeting the supply

The tourism sector hopes its suppliers will meet the rising demand in goods, when the industry resumes, Mr Doughty said.

“Obviously we will be reliant on our suppliers to ensure there is enough stock, including the breweries.”

Volivoli Beach Resort receives constant daily enquiries about the reopening, since it temporarily closed 18 months ago.

New norm

Under the new norm, the resort will no longer cater for buffet meals, Mr Doughty said.

The new norm will bring more work to ensure the comfort and safety of staff and customers against COVID-19 are upheld, he said.

Meanwhile, Travel+Leisure, a New York travel magazine awarded Fiji the number one island in the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand region.

Last year, Volivoli Beach Resort was voted third best dive resort on the planet in the Travelers Choice Awards, which also makes it Fiji’s number one dive resort.

According to tripadvisor, the dedicated PADI dive resort is owned and operated by the Darling family, who have been 16-year veterans of the area.

Dive facilities are world class and on site.

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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