RESORT PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

  • July 1, 2018

    Putting Family First – Fijitime

    Few things are more rewarding than gathering around the table with family for a good meal and conversation in one of the world’s most spectacular tropical locations. Add a variety of activities to suit all tastes—minimal pre-planning to boot—and you’ve got a dream holiday made.

    With multigenerational trips growing in popularity, Fiji is emerging as a top travel destination in the South Pacific— and Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji, located on the Coral Coast of main island Viti Levu, is experiencing an uptick in extended families visiting thanks to its spacious beachfront accommodations, prime location, ever-expanding list of activities, and personalized service. “Nanuku focuses on three key components: creating a family experience; simple pleasures; and inspiring stories,” says general manager Sascha Hemmann. Complete with a freehold residential ownership component, a rarity in beautiful Fiji, this premier boutique enclave is also becoming a second home for travelers intent on providing a legacy location for generations of their family and friends to come and share time together.

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  • June 26, 2018

    Three Hotels Redefining Experiential Offerings – Explorer

  • June 26, 2018

    An Island Paradise Renewed – DuJour

  • June 22, 2018

    We Review – Out and About with Kids

    Nanuku Resort and Spa is one of the luxury Auberge offerings and their only Fijian property. A relative newcomer to the Viti Levu luxury market the resort is the first all-villa boutique resort to be built on the main island. Accommodation is in large air conditioned living and entertaining areas, with private yoga bures, plunge pool, media room, expansive outdoor living room complete with daybed and private garden. The family villas also have a dedicated projection room with a roll down screen for evening movies, and even a popcorn maker to make that family movie night complete

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  • June 21, 2018

    Romantic retreats: 11 Fiji resorts worth crossing the Pacific for – CNN

    As a 333-island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is synonymous with clear waters, technicolor coral reefs and celebrity hideaways.

    And with its multitude of private island retreats and overwater bungalows strewn across the archipelago, Fiji also happens to be one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

    Whether celebrating a honeymoon or special milestone, these sun-kissed hotels deliver Fijian hospitality, pristine beaches, epic diving and private dining experiences.

    From budget-friendly getaways to ultra-posh private escapes, here are a few of Fiji’s most romantic retreats:

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  • June 16, 2018

    Beachfront bliss – Luxury Travel Media

    Bula!” is the first word we hear on passing through the gates into the sanctuary that is Nanuku Auberge Resort. Nestled on Rovodrau Bay, at Pacific Harbour on Fiji’s southern coast, the resort boasts three kilometers of private beach frontage, and a dedicated family of staff who will make your stay memorable.

    Our driver pulls up outside reception, where we are greeted with more hearty salutations, and big smiles, as we step out of our vehicle. Drums begin to beat for a traditional Fijian welcome, and our arrival is accompanied by this warm, rhythmic entertainment. Already we feel at home. Breathing in the fresh sea air deeply, we sit back in our golf cart for the trip to our One-Bedroom Beachfront Grand Pool Residence, past sprawling lawns and the resort pool, and a vista of the vast ocean.

    Residence by name, but house by size, it sprawls for 200 square meters over two floors. We are immediately introduced to our ‘villa mama’, who is on hand for our every need during our stay. Residences also include a Nanuku buddy for all manner of tasks, such as bookings and maintenance.  e open-plan ground floor reveals views to Pacific Harbor, with the sun reflecting off the peaks of rippling ocean waves. It’s inviting: it won’t be long until we pay a visit to the beach activities team.

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  • June 15, 2018

    Book an Auberge Adventure this Summer – Luxury Travel Magazine

    Do you find yourself nonstop daydreaming about a summer vacation? Obsessively “liking” every gorgeous travel post on Instagram? You might be suffering from SVS – Summer Vacation Syndrome. The cure? Booking an Auberge Adventure. Auberge Resorts Collection boasts a bevy of incredible resorts and experiences that I’d love to put on your radar – everything from private helicopter tours to swim with whale sharks and snorkel the reefs of Mexico, camel tours in Cabo, overnight camping on your own private island in Fiji, fly fishing in Telluride, hot air balloon festivals in Aspen, and so much more.

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  • June 1, 2018

    Nanuku Put Fiji on a Plate – Fijitime

    On Nanuku Auberge Resort’s Fijian Food Safari on Fiji’s Pacific Coast, you’re chauffeured in air-conditioned comfort to bustling Navua Market – some 15 minutes away on the multi-award winning resort – with a friendly buddy in tow, where farm vendors from the island’s interior sell colourful and exotic island produce for a few dollars a pop.

    The buzzing local market becomes a place for cultural immersion and learning, where visitors to Fiji can encounter a number of tropical fruit and vegetables for the very first time: things like bread fruit (a thick, spongy ball-shaped fruit whose texture closely resembles bread once cooked), ota (wild-harvested fiddle fern which add a delicious crunch to salads), and nama (the favour-packed sea grapes which burst in your mouth releasing a delicious sea salty goodness that has led some to christening it ‘vegan caviar’) to name a few.

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  • April 30, 2018

    Nature’s Way – Travel Fiji

    Rising steam blanketed the land as the combination of the previous night’s torrential rain and the morning’s intensifying heat made its presence felt. From the top of Fiji’s Sigatoka Sand Dunes, the effect was eerie, as if a great re burned just beneath the earth. The feeling was heightened by our recent passage through the Driodrio Forest where, as our guide Simon Naruma informed us, local legend has it that souls gather before they depart for the afterlife.

    Sigatoka town, on the banks of the river of the same name, lay all but hidden among the greenery and mist, only identifiable by the Hindu temple towering over the trees. In the other direction, a swell battered the beach below. The famous dunes, in the foreground, were wind-sculpted into gentle undulations, almost sensuous against the severity of the surf.

    The violence of the waves makes the dunes immensely important. In stark contrast to much of the shore in this part of southern Viti Levu – called the Coral Coast, with its wide light-blue band bordered for miles and miles by breakers in the distance – there is no reef here to protect the shore from the hungry waves.

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  • April 16, 2018

    Celebrate Earth Day at These Eco-Friendly Resorts – Luxury Travel Advisor

    Travelers looking for an eco-conscious Earth Day (April 22) getaway can choose from a number of exotic destinations around the world, including Hawaii, Nicaragua, Fiji and more. Here are some sustainable hotels and resorts that offer environmentally-friendly experiences.

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  • April 12, 2018

    4 Incredible Eco-Friendly Travel Experiences – Healthy Travel Mag

    Earth Day is April 22nd, and we’ve uncovered a few of the best luxury resorts celebrating Earth Day in a highly unique way. If you’re looking for a luxury resort promoting eco-friendly, earthly travel experiences to further connect guests and residents with the world around them, you’ve come to the right place. From intention trees and lights-out stargazing in Nicaragua, coral planting in Fiji, or eco-kayaking in Hawaii, these four incredible eco-friendly travel experiences need to soar to the top of your travel list.

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  • April 12, 2018

    “Luxury Fiji Resort Previews Beach Villas in Pictures” – Travel Monitor

    On track to officially open in October 2018, Naunuku Auberge Resort, Fiji has released sneak peek pics of its 13 new luxury one and two bedroom Auberge Beach Villas.

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  • April 6, 2018

    “Integral ‘Selfies’ a snap at Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji” – Global Travel News

    Further ‘on trend’ innovation from the highly creative Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji team with the luxury all-villa resort introducing a series of suggested key ‘selfie spots’ located across the resort’s sprawling 220-hectare property.

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  • April 1, 2018

    “Your Perfect Escape” – The Knot

    From exotic expeditions to relaxing jaunts, discover the best trip for your travel style and couple personality.

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  • April 1, 2018

    Adventure At Your Door – Fijitime

    Set along the south coast of Viti levu, Nanuku is acclaimed for its gorgeous beach, blend of contemporary luxury and traditional culture, and resort’s highly personalized service. Located near Pacific Harbour, Fiji’s adventure capital, Nanuku fittingly offers an array of bespoke outdoor activities to its homeowners and resort guests. Nanuku auberge Resort staff includes matais (“experts”) and i tokanis (“best friends”) to guide and accompany you on your adventures, so you have the knowledge and confidence to try new things and learn the authentic “Fijian way”. Children get in on the fun too. Nanuku auberge Resort offers an Adventure Club for young guests with ziplines, a climbing wall, creative workshops, and many other activities. Children can do these with a parent or their meimei (a nanny provided by the resort for any child under the age of six).

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  • March 3, 2018

    “Nanuku Releases Auberge Beach Villa Pricing” – Latte Luxury News

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji’s Beach Villas to open in October 2018.
    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji has this week released details of pricing for its 13-new luxury one- and two-bedroom Auberge Beach Villas, now right on schedule for an official October 2018 opening.

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  • February 27, 2018

    “Get to Know…Nanuku Auberge Resort” – Modern Wedding AU

    Nanuku Auberge Resort in Pacific Harbour, Fiji is imbued with a sense of tropical magic. A stunning oceanfront setting and romantic ambience make Nanuku an idyllic location for your destination wedding.

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  • February 25, 2018

    “Oliver Scarf Appointed Executive Chef at Nanuku Auberge Resort in Pacific Harbour, Fiji – Hospitality Net

    Recognized within Fiji for the extremely high quality of its award-winning cuisine, Nanuku Auberge Resort has appointed Oliver Scarf as Executive Chef of the resort. A key component of Chef Oliver”s overall activity will focus on raw, dehydrated and wellness cuisine with sustainably-sourced, local Fijian produce.

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  • February 23, 2018

    Fiji’s Nanuku Auberge Resort Welcomes New Talented Chef” – Holidays for Couples

    As if you need one more reason to visit Fiji’s Nanuku Auberge Resort, the luxe hideaway has just welcomed a new executive chef with serious credentials. Having worked in several high-profile luxury hotels and resorts (including the iconic Laucala Resort in Taveuni), New Zealand-born Oliver Scarf is set to impress guests with his incredible fare.

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  • February 13, 2018

    “8 Dreamy Places to Sleep in Nature” – WellandGood

    There’s truly nothing in this world like drifting off to sleep under the stars and waking up to a sorbet-hued sunrise. But camping—or glamping—isn’t the only way to experience nature on this level. There are overwater bungalows, yurts, covered wagons, and even bubbles in which to lay your head.

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  • January 6, 2018

    “52 Places to Go in 2018” – The New York Times Travel

    #24 Fiji – Prosperity and progress in the South Pacific.

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  • January 4, 2018

    “New Auberge Beach Villas to open in October” – ETB Travel News

    Adding a new level of sophisticated luxury and further cementing Nanuku Auberge Resort’s position and its overall product delivery in place at the very top of the Fiji resort listings, 13 new luxury one and two-bedroom ‘Auberge Beach Villas’ are bang on schedule for their official opening in October this year.

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  • December 19, 2017

    “Escape Fantasy Islands” – Palm Beach Illustrated

    In the remote lands of the Indian and Pacific oceans await iterations of tropical luxury so extraordinary, they’re worth crossing continents to reach. These three under-the-radar island resorts yield authentic adventures and serene moments suitable for both families and couples.

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  • December 16, 2017

    “Escape Fantasy Islands” – Naples Illustrated

    In the remote lands of the Indian and Pacific oceans await ilerations of tropical luxury so extraordinary, they’re worth crossing continents to reach. These three under-the-radar island resorts yield authentic adventures and serene moments suitable for both families and couples.

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  • December 15, 2017

    “Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji Goes a Little Nuts” – SPTO Corporate

    Yet another refreshing innovation from the Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji team with the introduction of a pedal-powered ‘Nui Express’ chilled coconut service.

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  • November 3, 2017

    “School Holiday Special Offer at Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji” – Latte Luxury News

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji has released a new offer inclusive of a free one-way air transfer between its private aerodrome and Nadi International Airport and a return scenic drive road transfer for guests choosing to stay eight nights at the all-villa resort during school holidays.

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  • October 12, 2017

    “Grayson Joins Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji in Senior Sales Role” – MICE/BTN

    Jennifer Grayson has been appointed director of Sales Australia and New Zealand for Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji.

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  • September 6, 2017

    “Fiji’s Coral Coast Promises a Glimpse at Local Life – And Unspoiled, Breathtaking Nature” – Vogue

    There are reasons to visit Fiji, I’ve learned, beyond the postcard-ready beach vignettes and the
    sun-soaked appeal usually associated with the tropics (these aspects, as travelers know, can be
    found in locations much closer to the U.S. than the Fijian Islands, which are some 10-plus hours
    by plane from Los Angeles).

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  • September 2, 2017

    “Nanuku Auberge Fiji’s New B&B Offer” – Travel Monitor

    Fiji’s Nanuku Auberge Resort has introduced a ‘Bed & Breakfast’ option, priced from FJD1447* per couple per night, with an a la carte breakfast choice served in the resort’s award-winning Kanavata Restaurant.

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  • August 1, 2017

    “Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji Introduces Private Island Weddings” – ETB Travel News

    Taking Nanuku Auberge Resort’s proven ability to create and deliver some of the most innovative wedding events in Fiji one step further, this award-winning resort has now introduced a brand new and highly romantic concept – Private Island Weddings. Read more at http://www.etbtravelnews.global

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  • July 7, 2017

    The Height of Luxury in Fiji – Johansen’s

    Exceptional service, personalised dining experiences and pristine beaches…travel blogger Thanh Törringer from The Travel Nova discovers the best of Fiji.

    I’ve been in Fiji barely an hour and a lovely man is already serenading me and singing about my ‘beautiful, beautiful brown eyes’. The owner of the deep, soulful voice promising to ‘never look at green eyes again’ was Althia Tours’ William, who wasn’t putting on a performance but was simply singing for the joy of it.

    It was hard not to be charmed.

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  • July 2, 2017

    “Extreme Glamping on a Private Island in Fiji” – UrbanDaddy

    A better introduction to Nanuku Island, the uninhabited paradise awaiting you and your aquatic adventures, now just a short boat ride away from Fiji’s Nanuku Auberge Resort.

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  • June 29, 2017

    Let’s Go Glamping in Fiji – Pursuitist.com

    We’ve been on the glamping train for a awhile now. After all, combining the benefits of a luxury resort with the outdoor access of camping sounds pretty great. But most glamping trips have been limited to dude ranches and the wide open plains of the desert or American West. Until now.

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji has expanded its already full list of destination activities with the launch of private island camping.

    The Pacific Harbour is renowned for its star-lit night skies, with the calm waters of Beqa Lagoon forming a sky-to- horizon reflecting mirror that helped earn the region its ‘pathway to the stars’ title.

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  • June 6, 2017

    Nanuku appoints Fiji specialist Joanne Karaboikis – ETB Travel News

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji General Manager, Sascha Hemmann has announced the appointment of Ms Joanne Karaboikis to the role of Retail Sales Executive (Australia), effective immediately. Based in Sydney, Ms Karaboikis will work closely with Nanuku’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Ms Shashita Nand assisting with the management of the resort’s industry related sales and partnership activity within Australia. She will also undertake similar responsibilities on behalf of Nanuku’s Auberge sister property, the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado.

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  • June 2, 2017

    “Kids + Family = Fun” – Gentry Destinations

    Fun & Sun in Fiji

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  • June 1, 2017

    ‘Green’ Nanuku Appoints Fijian Marine Scientist To Manage On-Resort Environmental Programs -South Pacific Tourism Organization

    Nanuku Auberge Resort has recruited high profile Fijian marine scientist Kelly Dawn Bentley to manage all activity revolving around the luxury resort’s ‘Planet Auberge’ environmental program.

    Announcing Ms Bentley’s appointment, General Manager, Sascha Hemmann said her focus would revolve around the resort’s coral planting, reef conservation, Mangrove replanting and shore protection activity.

    She will also be very hands-on with Nanuku’s turtle conservation activity, which all guests staying at the resort can readily play a role in.

    A Fijian national, Ms Bentley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Science from the University of the South Pacific.

    She has also coordinated local mangrove restoration and reforestation projects and is well known on both a local school and community basis for her work in building awareness on climate change, marine pollution, mangrove and coral reef conservation.

    “Each one of us here at Nanuku, and especially our local staff, all fully understand the importance of delivering a quality product but more importantly a quality product in a natural setting with meaningful experiences,” Mr Hemmann said.

    “We know our guests are very sensitive to environmental issues and the impact tourism can have on the locations and communities they visit.

    “Having Kelly and her incredible knowledge and drive on the team will play a major part in our being able to enhance what we already have in hand as a part of the ‘Planet Auberge’ program.

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  • June 1, 2017

    Reviews: Nanuku Auberge Resort, Fiji – Where is Juli + Sam

    From the start we felt like royalty. We were welcomed with a traditional dance presented by Fijian warriors and… we got fresh coconuts! Our review of Nanuku Auberge Resort on the Coral coast in Fiji.

    There were more surprises for us in our villa. Actually, the villa itself was a big surprise – two levels, with the bedroom upstairs and a fully equipped kitchen downstairs – all designed so well. Pure perfection. The media room (yes, there was a media room) was in a separate bungalow next to the swimming pool (yes, we had our own private swimming pool too) with only a row of palm trees between us and the pristine beach. At the bottom of the pool, our names were written to give an even warmer welcome! Little things mean a lot.

    At the same time, with all this luxury around, we still felt at home, as Nanuku is a home away from home were you don’t need to worry about anything.

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  • June 1, 2017

    Nanuku Auberge Resort: the most luxurious way to discover Fiji with all your family – The Milliardaire

    Fiji Islands represent a marvelous destination for couples, but also families who wish to reconcile with the idea of dreamed vacations. That is why Nanuku Auberge Resort has decided to welcome the youngest and the oldest and immerse themselves into Fijian culture through breathtaking activities and villas.

    Located in the middle of tropical gardens and facing Beqa Lagoon with its private pristine beach, Nanuku Auberge Resort is just in front of the Pacific Ocean or a landscape you’ll only see once in your lifetime. Being only composed with private villas, it welcomes couples as well as entire families, unlike many of the others resorts in Fiji.

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  • June 1, 2017

    Travel European Style – Cosmopolitan

  • June 1, 2017

    “Sunshine Steals” – Family Getaways

    Auberge Resorts unveil family experiences.

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  • May 30, 2017

    ‘Green’ Nanuku appoints Fijian marine scientist to manage on-resort environmental programs – EBT Travel News

    Nanuku Auberge Resort has recruited high profile Fijian marine scientist Kelly Dawn Bentley to manage all activity revolving around the luxury resort’s ‘Planet Auberge’ environmental program. Announcing Ms Bentley’s appointment, General Manager, Sascha Hemmann said her focus would revolve around the resort’s coral planting, reef conservation, Mangrove replanting and shore protection activity. She will also be very hands-on with Nanuku’s turtle conservation activity, which all guests staying at the resort can readily play a role in.

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  • May 16, 2017

    Domesticate trans-Tasman, says Virgin Australia exec – Travel Memo

    Virgin Australia airline group executive John Thomas has waved the flag for the domestication of flights to New Zealand.

    At the opening of the Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney yesterday, Thomas highlighted the carrier’s plans to springboard into China through its new Melbourne to Hong Kong service launching on 15 July. Thomas, later speaking to TRAVELinc Memo, emphasized the new flight doesn’t mean the carrier will divert focus from its current major markets, adding Virgin Australia is still ‘excited’ about New Zealand.

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  • May 15, 2017

    Fiji’s Nanuku Auberge Resort Appoints New GM – Travel Monitor

    Sascha Hemmann has been appointed to the role of General Manager, Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji, effective immediately.

    Mr Hemmann has spent over two decades specialising in resort operations and management, holding key roles with many international hotels including the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE; Raffles Resort Canouan Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean, and the Capella Hotel Group. His experience also extends to the Ritz Hotel, London; the Dusit Thani Hotel Dubai and the Fairmont Dubai, UAE; One&Only Kanuhura, Maldives, The Empire Hotel & Country Club in Darussalem, Sultanate of Brunei and also in his hometown at the Four Seasons Berlin.

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  • May 15, 2017

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji Appoints Sascha Hemmann as GM – Travel News Asia

    The Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji has appointed Sascha Hemmann as General Manager.

    A German national, Mr Hemmann has more than 23 years of experience specialising in resort operations and management with a strong focus on luxury properties in Europe, Maldives, the Middle East, United States, South East Asia and China.

    This includes key roles with some of the best-known names on the international hotel scene, among them several Leading Hotels of the World-branded properties including the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE; Raffles Resort Canouan Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean, and the Capella Hotel Group.

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  • May 15, 2017

    Hemmann new gm at Nanuku Fiji – Impact Pub

    Sascha Hemmann (left) has been appointed general manager Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji effective immediately.
    A German national, Hemmann’s career spans more than 23 years specialising in resort operations and management with stints at luxury properties in Europe, the Maldives, the Middle East, the United States, South East Asia and China.

    Prior to his Fiji appointment Hemmann was general manager for Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spa’s flagship property, the Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa in Phuket, Thailand.

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  • May 15, 2017

    Runway Progress For VLI, NZ Pleased – Tabs On Travel Today

    The Vanuatu Government announced on Fri that it has signed a contract for rehabilitation work at Port Vila’s Bauerfield runway—with an aim to complete the project within 340 days ‘so that Bauerfield can operate reliably and safely at least for the next two decades’. “The Vanuatu Tourism Office and broader tourism industry will be excited to see this project underway as it is one of the keys to unlocking Vanuatu’s tourism potential,” says a release on the agreement. “It will also help secure the sustainability of our tourism industry into the future”.

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  • May 15, 2017

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji appoints Sascha Hemmann to GM role- eHotelier

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji has announced the appointment of Sascha Hemmannto the role of General Manager, effective immediately. A German national, Mr Hemmann needs little introduction to the international hospitality industry.

    His career spans more than 23 years specializing in resort operations and management with a strong focus on luxury properties in Europe, the Maldives, the Middle East, the United States, South East Asia and China.

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  • May 15, 2017

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji appoints Sascha Hemmann to GM role – ETB Travel News

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji has announced the appointment of Sascha Hemmann to the role of General Manager, effective immediately. A German national, Mr Hemmann needs little introduction to the international hospitality industry. His career spans more than 23 years specialising in resort operations and management with a strong focus on luxury properties in Europe, the Maldives, the Middle East, the United States, South East Asia and China. Read more at http://www.etbtravelnews.global

    Read more at http://australia.etbtravelnews.global/320629/nanuku-auberge-resort-fiji-appoints-sascha-hemmann-gm-role/

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  • May 14, 2017

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji appoints Sascha Hemmann to GM role – Fiji Sun

    Pacific Harbour, Fiji – Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji has announced the appointment of Sascha Hemmannto the role of General Manager, effective immediately.

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  • May 6, 2017

    Sydney-Based Retail Sales Exec Appointed to Nanuku Auberge Fiji – Travel Monitor

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji has appointed Sydney-Based Joanne Karaboikis to the newly created role of Retail Sales Executive (Australia), effective immediately.

    Karaboikis is well known on both the Australian and Fijian travel scene, with her experience including 12-years with Fiji’s South Sea Cruises, promoting several brands under the Fijian Holdings umbrella, among them Blue Lagoon Cruises, and Awesome Adventures, and her previous sales executive role with the former Air Pacific, now Fiji Airways.

    She will work closely with Nanuku’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Ms Shashita Nand, assisting with the management of the resort’s industry-related sales and partnership activity within Australia.

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  • April 20, 2017

    Big Fat Hotel Wrap – Travel Weekly

    From the Easter School Holidays and every holiday period after that until March next year, Nanuku Auberge Resort is offering the perfect luxury Fiji family holiday opportunity with the release of a value-packed, dedicated family program.

    The minimum three-day stay offer is up to two children 12 years and under staying, eating and playing free. The offer also includes a family ‘Food Safari’ featuring a guided tour of the region’s local markets. A stay at Nanuku includes all gourmet meals, select non-alcoholic beverages…

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  • April 20, 2017

    Nanuku Releases Value Added Luxury Family Program – Latte

    Right on cue for the school holidays, and in fact every holiday period after that until March next year, Nanuku Auberge Resort is offering the perfect luxury family-centric Fiji holiday opportunity with the release of a value-packed, dedicated family programme.

    Designed to ensure everyone gets the most of their stay at this Pacific Harbour paradise, the award-winning resort has packed the minimum three-day stay offer with up to two children 12 years and under staying, eating and playing free.

    The offer also includes a family ‘Food Safari’ featuring a guided tour of the region’s local markets sourcing fresh Fijian produce, crabs, prawns, fruit and vegetables to take back to the resort where chefs will prepare all ingredients for a sumptuous family dinner.

    A stay at Nanuku includes all gourmet meals, select non-alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi, IPTV and in-villa movies, use of select non-motorised sports equipment including bicycles and selected cultural activities.

    Emphasising the resort’s extremely high standards of service, a standard part of any stay includes the services of a dedicated villa mama and Nanuku buddy and for families with children aged zero to four years, a dedicated nanny.

    *Conditions apply. The offer is valid for sale from now until 15 March 2018 and available for travel from now until 31 March 2018.

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  • April 19, 2017

    Nanuku Releases Value-Added Luxury ‘Family’ Program – eGlobal Travel Media

    Right on cue for the Easter School Holidays, and in fact every holiday period after that until March next year, Nanuku Auberge Resort is offering the perfect luxury Fiji family centric Fiji holiday opportunity with the release of a value-packed, dedicated family program. Designed to ensure everyone gets the most of their stay at this Pacific Harbour paradise, the award-winning resort has jam-packed the minimum three-day stay offer with up to two children 12 years and under staying, eating and playing free. The offer also includes a family ‘Food Safari’ featuring a guided tour of the region’s local markets sourcing fresh Fijian produce, crabs, prawns, fruit and vegetables to take back to the resort where chefs will prepare all ingredients for a sumptuous family dinner. A stay at Nanuku includes all gourmet meals, select non-alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi, IPTV and in-villa movies, use of select non-motorised sports equipment including bicycles and selected cultural activities. Emphasising the resort’s extremely high standards of service, a standard part of any stay includes the services of a dedicated villa mama and Nanuku buddy and for families with children aged 0-4, years, a dedicated nanny.

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  • April 18, 2017

    Nanuku releases value-added luxury ‘Family’ program – ETB Travel News

    Right on cue for the Easter School Holidays, and in fact every holiday period after that until March next year, Nanuku Auberge Resort is offering the perfect luxury Fiji family centric Fiji holiday opportunity with the release of a value-packed, dedicated family program.

    Designed to ensure everyone gets the most of their stay at this Pacific Harbour paradise, the award-winning resort has jam-packed the minimum three-day stay offer with up to two children 12 years and under staying, eating and playing free.

    The offer also includes a family ‘Food Safari’ featuring a guided tour of the region’s local markets sourcing fresh Fijian produce, crabs, prawns, fruit and vegetables to take back to the resort where chefs will prepare all ingredients for a sumptuous family dinner.

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  • July 1, 2016

    Hundred Foot Journey – FijiTime

    Fiji has yet to join the world of Michelin star or hat-awarded restaurants but the influence of the international executive chefs upon Fiji’s young chefs may soon change the perception of Fiji as just a nice place to visit. A culinary renaissance has been underway for several years, with chefs cleverly bridging traditional cooking methods and ancestral flavours with modern haute cuisine; and it is food tourism that is benefiting. The Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards is about as close to a Michelin star as any Fijian restaurant and its chef can currently aspire to. Likened to the Oscars of the Pacific, the annual Tourism Fiji awards recognise the best and most inspiring tourist experiences in the industry. It covers accommodation, adventure, cultural tours and of course, its dining experiences. The honours list of Fiji’s top restaurants include nearly all the luxury resort brands such as the Sofitel, Sheraton, Outrigger, Intercontinental, Hilton and many other four star properties including the back to back 2013 and 2014 winner, my signature restaurant, 1808, on Castaway Island. This story, of the first Chinese to arrive at the height of the tribal internecine wars, inspired a food philosophy that combines ancestral Fijian cooking methods of fire and flame with the unmistakable flavours of Asia. But in 2015, a young Fijian Indian chef and his French mentor, took their guests on a culinary food safari of the Pacific Harbour region, visiting agricultural and aquaculture farms, markets and villages; and earlier this year won the country’s top culinary accolade for “Best Dining Experience”. Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji, one of the most opulent properties on the main island of Viti Levu, proved that not all of the best dining experiences are in Denarau or the remote island resorts. At the helm of Nanuku’s culinary brigade is one of the hottest young chefs right now in Fiji. I’ve followed 29-year-old Pranil Prasad’s career for the past seven years and his pedigree is unlike any of his peers, having trained with four different expatriate chefs at the five-star Likuliku Lagoon Resort. This local chef cannot only cook, but years of training at a luxury brand have taught him the culinary art of story, palate and composition. The influences of his earlier mentors include Lee Acreman (now Taste Fiji), Brett Kryskow, Shane Watson (Likuliku), and Ihaka Peri (Vunabaka), shine through his personalized dishes.

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  • June 3, 2016

    How to make your escape, the ever after – Destination, Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine

    You’ll feel like royalty right from the start at Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji. Expect threecourse made-to-order meals and a spacious villa with a plunge pool and a “villa buddy,” a private tour guide who arranges and accompanies you on activities.

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  • June 3, 2016

    Tried & Tested – Vacations & Travel

    Sitting on the pristine coastline of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu, less than an hour from the capital Suva, this sophisticated resort offers a private sanctuary for relaxation and limitless opportunities for adventure and discovery. Combining modern luxury with traditional Fijian culture and outdoor adventuring, there is plenty to do on and off the property. Just 20 minutes from the resort, you’ll find Nanuku’s Private Island, offering unspoilt white sandy beaches, a lush forest canopy and an abundance of coral reefs ideal for snorkelling, and a castaway-style picnic can also be arranged. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean from its beachfront setting, the resort features 18 Fijian-style suite and villa accommodations, offering all the comforts of home together with highly personalised luxury services such as butler and nanny services, private island and beach access, and in-villa dining. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are showcased in the inspired menu at Nanuku’s signature restaurant, Kanavata, while expertly crafted cocktails are best enjoyed at Wai Pool Bar. Wellness facilities are also to an exceptional standard, with the Lomana Spa and Wellness Centre providing state-of-the-art gym equipment, expert personal trainers and yoga classes, and Fijian-inspired spa treatments incorporating natural, local ingredients and ancient massage methods.

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  • May 1, 2016

    Journey to the stars – Mailife

    In the 2014 hit movie, The Hundred Foot Journey, Hassan Kadam (played by Manish Dayal) is an extraordinarily talented and largely self-taught culinary novice, learning his love of food at home from his mother and her secret case of hand ground spices. When she dies in a tragic accident, he and his family are displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village, where they decide to open an Indian eatery – one hundred feet across the road from a famed Michelin star French restaurant. Despite his non-classic training, Kadam’s culinary instincts and persistence eventually sees him working for the opposition and helps them to win its third Michelin star; the penultimate accolade for any fine restaurant.

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  • April 1, 2016

    Steal the Shot – Destination Honeymoons & Weddings

  • February 24, 2016

    Hotels that offer the warmest welcomes – Condé Nast Traveller

    You walk into this resort to a tribal welcome. After the village chief greets the guests, Fijian men in traditional warrior attire usher them in to the sounds of drums and conches. It’s not over yet.

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  • January 1, 2016

    2016 Grand Awards – Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

    Fiji is at its most magical in the outer islands, which, until now, have been home to all of my recommended resorts: Laucala Island, Yasawa Island and The Wakaya Club. However, Auberge Resorts recently opened a property on the south coast of Viti Levu. Curious to see whether Fiji’s main island had finally acquired a luxury hideaway, I flew for 30 minutes across the emerald interior to the resort’s airstrip. The entire Nanuku development, which comprises an 18-room resort and private villas, stretches along almost two miles of sandy beach. Families tend to stay in one of the six beachfront villas (which offer two or more bedrooms), whereas couples opt for the Vunikau Suites atop a hill. Thatched roofs give all of the buildings traditional profiles and allow them to blend into the palm-studded landscape behind the resort. All accommodations have sea views. It required some effort, but we did leave our exceptionally comfortable suite from time to time, descending the hill in our golf cart (every accommodation includes one). Nanuku organizes daily scheduled activities such as kayaking, yoga and bike rides. We also went on a “food safari,” during which we toured a crab farm and watched a woman fetch prawns from a creek. We enjoyed the crustaceans at dinner that evening, along with kokoda, a ceviche-like appetizer; feta-stuffed pork fillet with wild ota fern and a pumpkin croquette; and a papaya bavarois with passion fruit coulis and coconut sorbet. Viti Levu finally has a resort that I can enthusiastically endorse

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  • January 1, 2016

    The Top 21 Destinations for 2016 – Robb Report

  • November 16, 2015

    South Pacific Sanctuaries – Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

    Tropical hardwoods thrive in the volcanic soil, while commonplace houseplants such as variegated crotons grow into towering Technicolor shrubbery. At times, Fiji is reminiscent of an upscale flower shop. And simply inhaling the air feels restorative. Most international flights arrive in Nadi on Viti Levu, the largest island. It is best to escape this area as soon as possible. The city of Nadi has few charms, and the large resorts on man-made Denarau Island — while adequate for an overnight stay should your flight schedule require it — have little sense of place. Fiji is at its most magical in the outer islands, which, until now, have been home to all of my recommended resorts: Laucala Island, Yasawa Island and The Wakaya Club. However, Auberge Resorts recently opened a property on the south coast of Viti Levu. Curious to see whether Fiji’s main island had finally acquired a hideaway worthy of consideration, I flew for 30 minutes across the emerald interior to the resort’s airstrip.

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  • November 4, 2015

    A Call to Nature – Luxury Travel

    Once there, some will prefer to prop themselves up by the pool, with a view of the beach and a good book to pass the time, with the help of friendly wait staff delivering cocktails and other morsels, in that state of relaxation only achievable in a tropical resort setting. Others may be pleased to learn that Nanuku sits in the Pacific Harbour, the “adventure capital” of Fiji and that adrenaline activities, in and out of the water, are offered by the resort at its very doorstep. For action in the water, the resort offers shark diving and feeding experiences in the Shark Reef Marine Reserve on the Beqa Passage. Divers can encounter schools of giant trevally and swim amongst massive grouper, wahoo and local reef sharks before handfeeding some of the biggest predators at the marine reserve such as female tiger sharks, bull sharks, black tip reef sharks and grey reef sharks.

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  • October 11, 2015

    Babyology visits Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji – Babyology

    Recently Babyology’s Ben, Mandi and their three daughters ventured to Fiji for a bit of an escape and a chance to reconnect as a family. Their littlest one, Audrey, had just spent two weeks in hospital with an infection and they were all feeling drained and a bit down.

    They selected the Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji, a stunning beachfront resort set along the coastline of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu. And, if their video footage and photos are anything to go by, it’s no wonder the Nanuku Resort is considered a South Pacific paradise.

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  • October 6, 2015

    Pick Your Fiji – Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

  • September 9, 2015

    Escape to Fiji – Signature Magazine (AU)

  • September 1, 2015

    Nanuku Fiji, The Ultimate Escape – FijiTime

  • July 2, 2015

    2015 Spa Awards – Elle Australia

    THE VIBE: Tropical seclusion.

    TOP TREATMENT: Enjoy the local rituals with a traditional Fijian Bobo Massage ($115 for 60 minutes). The strong, therapeutic technique instantly detoxifies, while soothing skin with locally sourced essential oils. INSIDER INTEL: Nanuku offers exceptional room and board, with a butler and nanny service, plus three -course fine dining based on the best local seafood and produce. Pack forgiving, floaty dresses – indulging is a must.

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  • July 1, 2015

    Top 10 Fiji Family Resorts – Five Star Kids

  • June 1, 2015

    Warm Fijian Hospitality and Postcard Scenery Will Have You at Bula (Hello) – Destination Weddings

    Best known for its beachfront bures (huts), eco-adventures, thriving reefs, cultural demos and low-key evening singalongs with friendly locals, Fiji comprises 333 islands, but most visitors arrive through the main isle of Viti Levu, home to many bigger resort brands. For something quieter, island-hop to Vanua Levu, where there’s only one set of traffic lights. Remoter still are Fiji’s many private-island resorts. To get the marriage ball rolling, forward copies of your personal documents to the nearest Fijian registry office at least two weeks ahead of time. Arrive three days before your wedding date, then visit the registry office (open weekdays) to show your original documents including birth certificates, passports and a divorce or death certificate (if applicable). Most resorts have a wedding coordinator who will make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

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  • April 1, 2015

    A Call to Nature – Luxury Travel Australia

  • January 18, 2015

    Fiji Hotels Dining Activities – Travel International

    The Nanuku Resort is a quintessential South Pacific paradise where guests enjoy nothing but luxury, culture, and adventure! Against the backdrop of Pacific Ocean, the Nanuku Resort is the ideal setting for creating events of a lifetime including weddings, anniversaries, honeymoons, and romantic escapes. All in one stunning tropical oasis, this luxury boutique resort offers the very best of Fiji with its sumptuous accommodations, intimate private dining and creative fusion cuisine, wide selection of amazing activities and amenities, and intuitive and gracious service! Guests can fully embrace the tropical lifestyle by enjoying their stay in one of the resort’s secluded and beautifully designed residences. The Nanuku Resort offers a wide array of luxurious and spacious accommodations that seamlessly fuse contemporary style with traditional Fijian design. All residences feature floor to ceiling windows, bi-fold doors, spa baths, media rooms, expansive decks, outdoor living rooms, private landscaped gardens, daybeds, and breathtaking ocean views.

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  • December 1, 2014

    Where to Honeymoon in 2015 Destination Weddings

    These hot spots are making headlines — and we’ve sifted through the most Googled, Instagrammed and “liked” locales for a honeymooner’s hit-up list. Here’s where to make your great escape in 2015 and when (hint: It’s not always in June).

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  • December 1, 2014

    Loveable all over – Philadelphia Enquirer

    As the departing guests gathered under the coconut palms to wait for the airport shuttle, Jane began to sniffle and tears ran down her cheeks. The rest of us, startled, exchanged looks. Knowing her, a once-upon-a-time debutante with manners to match, we thought she’d been put off by Koro Sun Resort, the most familyfriendly—and the noisiest — of the three beach resorts we’d visited in Fiji, southwest of Samoa in the tropical South Pacific. “I hate to leave,” she said, mopping her eyes as the Fijian staff assembled to say goodbye. Turning from one smiling face to the next, she hugged the housekeeper, high-fived the kayaking guide, and gave a thumbs-up to the guitar player who’d invited her to share in a late-night bowl of kava, the pungent drink the locals call “grog.”

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  • November 1, 2014

    Classic Resorts, Thermal Springs, Campania Cuisine – Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

    I have long been a fan of Fiji, a country with some of the friendliest people in the world. My three recommended properties are all located on small private islands, as I have yet to find a resort on the main island of Viti Levu that meets the required standard. However, this may be about to change with the news that Auberge Resorts has taken over the management of a new property on the southern coast. Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji comprises 18 sumptuous suites and villas, plus a clubhouse and spa. I intend to pay a visit and will report back as soon as possible.

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