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Let’s Go Local: Eco Lodge Under New Management

The nature-lovers’ resort nestled in Suva’s forest reserve at Colo-i-Suva today announced its new logo and name – Rainforest Eco Lodge. The lodge is also under new management. General Manager, Hiram Whippy, brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise, having spent close to 20 years in management and operations roles across in Fiji’s hospitality industry.
08 Mar 2022 13:30
Let’s Go Local: Eco Lodge Under New Management
Eco Lodge on Princes Road in Colo-i-Suva-is-now under new management.

The nature-lovers’ resort nestled in Suva’s forest reserve at Colo-i-Suva today announced its new logo and name – Rainforest Eco Lodge.

The lodge is also under new management.

General Manager, Hiram Whippy, brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise, having spent close to 20 years in management and operations roles across in Fiji’s hospitality industry.

 

“Rainforest Eco Lodge now offers our guests 22 rooms, catering to all, from budget travelers to families who want self-contained bures or honeymooners wanting privacy in our natural rainforest environment,” Mr Whippy said.

Mr Whippy added that the lodge is Care Fiji Commitment (CFC)-certified, meaning that overseas travelers can spend their first three days in Fiji in the lodge’s COVID-safe environment.

 

“We have upgraded some of our bures and will work through other rooms overthe coming months,” Mr Whippy explained.

“We are also excited about the new restaurant that has opened on our premises, Batiniwai (Water’s Edge), a Pacific fusion restaurant on the edge of the rainforest overlooking the iconic Colo-i- Suva lake.

 

“Batiniwai now offers a range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options to our guests and customers, including live music on weekends, BBQ nights and a Jazz Sunday brunch.”

Mr Whippy added that he and his team would work to maintain the original spirit of the lodge as an environmentally-centric and nature-loving business, while continuing to lift standards for local and international guests.

 

The Rainforest Eco Lodge was originally built in 1999 as the Raintree Lodge by founder, Thomas Davis, as Fiji’s first ecotourism resort.

The lodge is approximately 15kms from the Nausori airport and 9kms from Suva, built around a 100 ft-deep lake that was originally a quarry in the 1950s and 60s.

 

Colo-i-Suva Forest Park is located about 500 metres from lodge, teeming with tropical plants and bird life, featuring 6.5km of walking trails that navigate clear natural pools and swimming holes.

The Rainforest Eco Lodge is now 100 percent locally owned by a consortium of investors including Donny Yee, the Bentley Fisher Trust and CMHL.
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