Nanuku Auberge push for young families

Pacific Harbour resort readies for growth

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Fiji’s five-star Nanuku Auberge Resort has earmarked a late November 2018 launch for its newest wing, the Nanuku Auberge Villas.

In Sydney to promote the new development to travel agents, Nanuku Auberge General Manager Sascha Hemmann said the project is nearing completion, with work to finalise the interiors now underway.

Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji opened three years ago as seven four-bedroom residences, and in the words of Hemmann, has been subject to “many challenges”.

“It was a resort that was never built as a resort. It was seven luxurious private residences, with maid’s quarters, movie rooms, car parks. And our feedback from agents was there were too many room types,” he said.

“So we embarked on building something that will complement what we currently offer and caters for what we have been missing out on. We always thought we were missing out on the families with small children.”

Hemmann said that the size of the existing Residences meant that parents were quite separated from their children in another bedroom, and was better suited to families with older children. Whereas the new wing of Villas will cater for the young family segment.

“The villas will be the perfect product for those with younger families,” he said.

“They are different in design, they are different in location, they are different in size and they are different in feel. It will mean Auberge offers two products within the same resort.”

The project will feature 13 Villas, comprising a mix of five Beachfront, four 2-Bedroom Villas in the middle and four 1-Bedroom villas further back, each with their own private 3×4 metre plunge pool. The 2-Bedroom Villas feature a King and Twin bedroom upstairs on the same floor, because “that’s what we were lacking.”

They can be combined to create a mix of 3- and 4-bedroom villas, ideal for families with young kids.

The new extension will also be “much closer” to the resort’s existing facilities, such as the swimming pool, restaurant and spa.

Once completed, the property will offer a total of 37 keys with 52 bedrooms, and capable of accommodating up to 100 guests. The resort is also open to group buyouts.

Lead image – Pictured at last night’s event from left are Ian Cooper and Jacqui Byrne from Shire Travel; Sascha Hemmann, General Manager Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji; Dana Craven, Island Escapes; David McMahon, Tourism Fiji; Dayana Brooke, The Sustainable Traveller; Kate Steven, Fiji for Families and Jennifer Grayson, Director of Sales, Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji.

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