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Let’s Go Local: Nadarivatu for Josephine Smith-Moffat

Ms Smith-Moffat also serves in the Tourism Fiji board, and is a long-serving member on the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association. She was the 2005 winner of the Fiji Excellence in Tourism Young Achiever award.
03 Dec 2021 10:00
Let’s Go Local: Nadarivatu for Josephine Smith-Moffat
Nadarivatu lies around 25km inland from Tavua and is one of the access points for climbing Mount Tomanivi. Inser Image of Musket Cove Resort director Josephine Smith-Moffat. Photo: Maraia Vula

Josephine Smith-Moffat is no stranger to the tourism industry.

Ms Smith-Moffatt is a director of Musket Cove Resort.

The resort is family owned and operated by Fiji’s oldest resort company, enjoying more than 50 years in the Fijian hospitality industry.

She chairs her family’s group of companies, which includes tourism, property, manufacturing and retail.

 

Ms Smith-Moffat also serves in the Tourism Fiji board, and is a long-serving member on the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association.

She was the 2005 winner of the Fiji Excellence in Tourism Young Achiever award.

 

About Musket Cover Resort
According to the Musket Cove Resort website, Richard (Dick) Smith started building Musket Cove, which was then casually known as Dick’s Place.

On October 3, 1976, Musket Cove Island Resort was born.

The resort opened with 12 Bures and some 40 years later, Musket Cove proudly stand as as one of Fiji’s oldest Resort Company boasting a diverse range of accommodation choices with 55 Bures and Villas, Villa residential development, Marina, a day Spa, Bar and restaurant.

 

 

How Many Places In Fiji Have You Been To?
I’ve lived in Fiji since I was two weeks old.

My parents were both Fijian citizens, so I have had the pleasure of visiting a lot of islands.

I grew up in a sailing family so we visited a lot of places by boat.

And also by air, my father was really interested in aviation. So anywhere that had an airfield we visited.

I’ve loved being able to travel locally.

I think that it’s always wonderful to be able to travel and see your country and particularly through the love our locals.

I think the opportunity for people to be able to get out and see things that they’ve never seen in their own country.

 

One of the many pools of Taveuni.

One of the many pools of Taveuni.

What Is The One Place In Fiji You Would Take Every Visitor To And Why?
Taveuni.

I love the climate, there’s so much diversity with the plant life, bird life in Taveuni.

There is some really wonderful activities available in Taveuni like the Lavena coastal walk.

I don’t know how many times I have done the Lavena coastal walk, but every time I do it, it always feels new and fresh because the environment changes.

 

Lulu's Bar, Restaurant and Cafe at Port Denarau, Nadi.

Lulu’s Bar, Restaurant and Cafe at Port Denarau, Nadi.

What Is Your Favourite Place For A Pie/Coffee?
We love the coffee at Lulu’s Bar, Restaurant and Cafe at Port Denarau, Nadi.

 

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What Is Your Favourite Secret Backyard Spot?
There’s a beautiful beach on the island of Malolo Lailai.

We take take our four-year-old daughter Alexandra and we pick up beach rubbish and we collect shells and we race each other along the beach and that’s my special place.

 

Nadarivatu

Nadarivatu

What Is The One Place In Fiji On The Top Of Your Bucket List?
Nadarivatu.

I would like to do a lot more inland hiking and apparently the hike up to Nadarivatu is beautiful.

 

 

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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