RESORT PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

  • October 19, 2018

    Fiji takes centre stage in new Channel TEN series – Travel Weekly

    The Coral Coast and Pacific Harbour regions of Fiji became a culinary playground for Channel TEN’s new travel and food series “Foodie Adventures with Ash Pollard”.

    Hosted by the e ervescent Ash Pollard, who quickly became a household favourite after starring in My Kitchen Rules, Dancing with the Stars and I’m a Celebrity…Get me out of here!, the visual feast sees Ash collaborate with some of the world’s greatest chefs before returning to Melbourne to showcase her newly found skills, hosting dinner parties with celebrity guests including Kris Smith, Joel Creasey and Dane Swan, to name a few.

    Supported by Tourism Fiji and Nanuku Auberge Resort, the Fiji episode, which airs Saturday 22 September, will follow Ash as she explores the stunning coastline of Fiji uncovering produce rich areas such as the iconic Sigatoka Markets (aka “Fiji’s salad bowl”). Working with Nanuku’s own Executive Chef, Oliver Scarf, the pair craft dishes together using local, sustainable and seasonally-sourced Fijian ingredients.

    The episode also sees Ash enjoy several emblematic Nanuku activities including enjoying her stunning villa, jet-skiing, learning about Nanuku’s conservation e orts with high-pro le Marine Scientist, Kelly- Dawn Bentley and watching mud-crab shing and traditional ‘lovo’ cooking (an earth oven) with Nanuku’s Josua Cakautini.

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  • October 12, 2018

    Treetop dining in Fiji – BNE Magazine

    Nanuku Auberge Resort at Pacific Harbour, Fiji, is known for its luxury facilities but now it has taken its five star service to new heights with the launch of a treetop dining experience on an open-air platform suspended above the ocean amidst the branches of a 70-year old Dilo Tree. True romantics can book anything from a champagne breakfast to a candlelit dinner personalized by a private chef on the airy platform or choose to have a Lomana Spa luxury treet’ment calmed by the sea breeze and sounds of the lapping waves below.

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  • October 11, 2018

    Resort Provides Refreshments For Hundreds At Navua – Fiji Sun

    Uprising Fiji Resort prepared refreshments for hundreds of people who turned up for the Fiji Day celebration at Navua yesterday.

    Sous chef, Ritesh Chand said it was the contribution from the resort.
    “It is the rst time Fiji Day is celebrated in Navua and it gave us a chance to give back to the community,” Mr Chand said.

    “There were five staff members who worked on the refreshments today. We started preparing the refreshments from 7am till 9 am.

    “We did not only prepare the refreshments, but also prepared the lunch for the chief guest and we hope he enjoyed it.”

    Sera Vuetaki thanked Uprising Fiji Resort for preparing the refreshments.

    “I came with my friends to celebrate Fiji Day. I have never tasted food from the resort and I am glad I did today,” Ms Vuetaki said.

    “It is tasty, and it looked very presentable. I have always heard that they have tasty food, but today I got to taste it.”

    The Fiji Day cake was made by Nanuku Auberge Resort

    Meanwhile, 40 students from Nakavu Primary School were part of the Vakamalolo dance and Meke-i-wau.

    Teacher-in-charge Melania Lesumaisuva said the students were happy to be part of the celebration.

    “For the first time the students from our school are taking part in the Fiji Day Celebration and it is a good exposure for them,” Ms Lesumaisuva said.

    “When we told the students that they were to take part in the Fiji Day celebration they were very happy and excited because most of the time they stay in the village and today was an eye opener for them.” Edited by Percy Kean

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  • October 11, 2018

    Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice 2018 Results – Condé Nast

    The Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice 2018 results are in – this year 429,000 surveys were completed covering ev from airlines, cities and cruises to resorts and hotels, across the US, Europe, Asia, Australia & the Pacific, Africa, th East, the Caribbean and more.

    Close to home, Baillie Lodges’ award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge, on Kangaroo Island, has claimed best Australi Resort and third place in the Australasia and South Pacific region; while its sister property, luxury outback camp Lo 131° at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, was placed second in Australia and seventh in Australasia and South Pacific.

    Qualia and Saffire Freycinet also made the Resorts list, with near neighbours from Fiji – Namale Resort & Spa and N Auberge – both in the top 20.

    Perth’s Como, The Treasury took out #1 spot for Top Hotels Australia & New Zealand.

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  • October 9, 2018

    Pacific Harbour’s Nanuku Auberge Gets Top TV Plug – Fiji Sun

    Nanuku Auberge Resort has become the rst Fijian resort to be featured on the American TV show “Mansions and Millionaires,”

    The show looks at the lifestyles and properties of the rich and famous in the United States and around the world.

    The resort in Pacific Harbour, Deuba, was seen on screen by an audience of approximately 1.2 million people.

    Resort general manager Sascha Hemmann said the owners, management and sta were proud of this achievement but moreover it was great for Fiji as a whole because of the popularity of the TV show.

    “We are indeed happy considering the popularity of the programme and the items that are featured on it which are the lifestyles and properties of millionaires,” Mr Hemmeann said.

    Nanuku Auberge falls under the Auberge Resort Collection.

    The resort was featured on two segments on ‘Extra’s’ Signature Franchise, ‘Mansions and Millionaires’, which aired on September 21, 2018 across the United States.

    The two segments included ‘A look inside Nanuku Auberge Resort’ and ‘Fun things to do in Fiji’.

    The popular TV series takes viewers on a sneak peek of the extraordinary mansions, yachts and hobbies of the rich and famous.

    Other episodes have included ‘A look inside actress Eva Longoria’s US$14 million (FJ$30m) Hollywood Hills home’ and ‘Take a VIP Tour of Michael Jackson’s Neverland’, just to name a couple.

    Mr Hemmann said The ‘Mansions and Millionaires’ alignment was timely as the resort was ready with the new development of 13 new Auberge villas under Nanuku Estate soon.

    These villas would be available for holidays or to purchase outright for a piece of paradise, right on the beach. Millionaires and Mansions is a TV documentary produced by BAFTA-winning Indus Films.

    The documentary followed luxury interior design companies, such as Juliettes Interiors, when working on high-end projects for high net worth individuals and their homes.

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  • October 6, 2018

    Nanuku Auberge – 1st and only Fijian resort on Mansions & Millionaires TV – eGlobal Travel Media

    Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji) is proud to announce their selection for two segments on ‘extra’s’ signature franchise, ‘Mansions & Millionaires’, which aired on 21st September 2018 across the United States to an audience of over 1.2 million. The two segments included: ‘A look inside Nanuku Auberge Resort’ and ‘Fun things to do in Fiji’.  

    The popular TV series takes viewers on a sneak peek of the extraordinary mansions, yachts and hobbies of the rich and famous. Other episodes have included ‘A look inside Eva Longoria’s $14-million Hollywood Hills home’ and ‘Take a VIP Tour of Michael Jackson’s Neverland’, just to name a couple.

    The ‘Mansions & Millionaires’ alignment was timely as Nanuku Auberge Resort is set to unveil 13 new Auberge Villas in 2018; available for holidays or to purchase outright for a piece of paradise, right on the beach.

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  • September 20, 2018

    Fiji takes centre stage in new Channel TEN series – eGlobal Travel Media

    The Coral Coast and Pacific Harbour regions of Fiji became a culinary playground for Channel TEN’s new travel and food series “Foodie Adventures with Ash Pollard”.

    Hosted by the effervescent Ash Pollard, who quickly became a household favourite after starring in My Kitchen

    Rules, Dancing with the Stars and I’m a Celebrity…Get me out of here!,the visual feast sees Ash collaborate with some of the world’s greatest chefs before returning to Melbourne to showcase her newly found skills, hosting dinner parties with celebrity guests including Kris Smith, Joel Creasey and Dane Swan, to name a few.

    Supported by Tourism Fiji and Nanuku Auberge Resort, the Fiji episode, which airs Saturday 22 September, will follow Ash as she explores the stunning coastline of Fiji uncovering produce rich areas such as the iconic Sigatoka Markets (aka “Fiji’s salad bowl”). Working with Nanuku’s own Executive Chef, Oliver Scarf, the pair craft dishes together using local, sustainable and seasonally- sourced Fijian ingredients.

    “As cliché as this may sound, arriving in Fiji was like coming home,” says Pollard. “The Fijian produce was always fresh, and cooking there was such an aesthetic experience. Every morsel on the dish offered its own vibrant colour and unique flavour. After working with Nanuku’s Oliver Scarf, I learnt his greatest lesson is to keep things simple. I’m a great believer in this so I’ll continue the trend in my own cooking.”

    The Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Fiji, Mr. Matthew Stoeckel said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Fiji’s colourful, local produce and unique island cuisine to an Australian audience.”

    “We are excited about the culinary movement that is really starting to take shape in Fiji and an increasing focus on fresh, locally sourced produce featuring on restaurant’s menus. We take pride in teaching visitors about local flavours and delicacies, so they are able to share their island experience back home.”

    The episode also sees Ash enjoy several emblematic Nanuku activities including enjoying her stunning villa, jet-skiing, learning about Nanuku’s conservation efforts with high-profile Marine Scientist, Kelly-Dawn Bentley and watching mud-crab fishing and traditional ‘lovo’ cooking (an earth oven) with Nanuku’s Josua Cakautini.

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    Foodie Adventures with Ash Pollard airs: Channel TEN at 4:30pm AEST. Fiji episode: 22 Sep, 4:30pm AEST.

    Replay: Encore, Channel 11 on 23 Sep, 9:00am AEST. FOODIE ADVENTURES WITH ASH POLLARD VIEWER OFFER:

    To celebrate the launch of Foodie Adventures with Ash Pollard, Tourism Fiji and Nanuku Auberge Resort are extending all viewers the following offer:

    • Stay five (5) nights, pay for four (4)
    • Stay seven (7) nights, pay for five (5)
    • Stay nine (9) nights, pay for six (6)TO BOOK: Email nanuku.reservations@aubergeresorts.com and quote rate code “Foodie”, to be booked by 10th October, 2018.

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  • September 18, 2018

    Nanuku’s new couples experience is the “bee’s knees” – Island Time Magazine

    Inspired by wild honey harvesting from the Nanuku Bee Hive, Nanuku Auberge Resort has created a unique three-part adventure for couples. The journey begins by visiting Nanuku’s Beekeeper, Peter, and his 2000 roaring bees including the Queen Bee, Adi Kamica or “Sweet Queen”. Safely suited in protective clothing, guests learn about Fijian honey making and the Nanuku Hive.

    Afterwards, guests are treated to either a luxurious Honey Firming Facial, or a massage in Nanuku’s Lomana Spa. Last but certainly not least, the adventure is completed with a honey-based cocktail at sunset followed by a five-course honey-themed degustation dinner for two at Nanuku’s Kanavata Restaurant or one of the many Destination Dining venues, such as Treetop Dining or Cliffside Dining. Excuse the pun, but life will never be so sweet!

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  • September 16, 2018

    The Luxury Fijian Resort Championing Local Makers & Growers – Viva

    Fijian culture and cuisine are the star attractions at this unique luxury resort where Dan Ahwa discovers an elegant escape with a focus on supporting local makers and growers

    I had one too many bowls of kava the night before, and now I am in a lagoon trying to stay upright on a raft made from strips of bamboo trunks lashed together. My guide, Tukini, a sprightly Fijian is crouching on a nearby bank, sheltered by towering mangroves, instructing me to paddle faster before I end up being swept away into the Pacific Ocean.

    It starts to rain, and our attempt to find some fresh crabs comes to a fruitless end. “Turn! Turn!”, Tukini calls, waving his hands in said motion. My core muscles begin to contract and I break into a cold sweat as my shirt and shorts cling to my body. I can unequivocally say that I feel absolutely appalling even before being soaked in a rain shower.

    As I navigate my way back to land, Tukini grins and takes my photo as I muster a smile (read grimace), before heading back to complete our tour of the resort’s aromatic garden. “The garden is our pharmacy,” says Tukini calmly as I try to catch up, out of breath. “It’s nature’s grocery store.”

    I’m spending the next 24 hours at Nanuku Auberge Resort, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, an award-winning boutique hospitality company with five-star properties around the world, including Aspen, Anguilla, Costa Rica and Napa Valley.

    This Fijian outpost is an elegant addition framed by Fiji’s rich Pacific heritage, a tropical oasis set on more than 3km of pristine beachfront on Fiji’s southern coast, and an hour’s drive from the nation’s capital, Suva.

    There are 24 suites with a further 13 new luxury villas due in November. It is stationed in what’s described as Fiji’s adventure capital, Pacific Harbour, and I wish I was here for much longer, if only to relish my villa’s private beach access or enjoy room service in my pool house. If the corporate hush of places like Denarau has been your only experience in Fiji, well you haven’t really done Fiji, have you?

    Resorts like Nanuku pride themselves on being the antithesis of the usual tourist fodder by supporting local produce, makers and communities as much as possible, with Fijian culture and cuisine at its heart.

    As with my ‘Bilibili’ rafting experience, mangrove crab hunting and medicine walk in the gardens to look at the traditional plants Fijians use for ailments and cooking, I’m enamored, despite my sorry state. My hangover quickly dissipates as the rain subsides and I embrace the resort’s bountiful landscape, taking a big breath of fresh Fijian air.

    “That tree is the tavola tree. Good for the teeth. The coconut tree over there is the tree of life,” Tukini says chuckling. “We use every part of the coconut.” Whereas every raw food establishment back home has only recently cottoned on to the health benefits of the nut, Pacific Islanders have known this for centuries.

    Like my Samoan grandmother, who grew up scraping coconut to use in cooking, I find myself scraping my own and squeezing the juice using coconut fibre in preparation for lunch. There’s no discarding the shells either, they’re used for kindling.

    Guests are encouraged to take part in a traditional Fijian cooking class using ingredients sourced from its gardens and neighbouring villages and the experience leaves me feeling nourished. Men in traditional Fijian costumes take us through the necessities of preparing a Fijian “lovo” or feast, including scraping your own fresh coconut milk before pouring it inside hollow bamboo poles, combined with freshly caught prawns, ginger, garlic and onion before barbecuing on an open fire.

    The emphasis on garden-to-table dining is what drew New Zealander Oliver Scarf to Nanuku. The executive chef since February, Oliver previously worked at Fiji’s Laucala Resort in Taveuni, and back home at the eco-designed Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef and at the George Hotel in Christchurch, where he was acting chef de cuisine at the hotel’s renowned Pescatore restaurant.

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  • September 10, 2018

    Nanuku Auberge Unveils Collaborative Culinary Series – Fiji Guide

    Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji) has opened its doors to the local Fijian kinship as well as resort guests to present a series of monthly, delectable, culinary events. Developed by Food & Beverage Director Logan Miller, the Nanuku Culinary Series is co-hosted by Executive Chef Oliver Scarf in collaboration with various Fijian community partners.

    The resounding success of the inaugural event, a Wine & Dinner degustation co-hosted by Villa Maria Wines and Victoria Wines in April 2018 has inspired a series of successive community focused events including a Lean, Clean & Green event in partnership with The Earth Care Agency and the Ranadi Plantation, a Seafood, Champagne & Starlight evening with live chef stations and The King & Queen Bee honey-themed dinner precluded by visiting the resident Beekeeper and an indulgent honey-inspired spa treatment.

    A more immersive Nanuku Food Safari involves visiting local Fijian markets to source fresh Fijian fruit, vegetables and coconuts, a community farm to educate participants on produce origins, before returning to Nanuku Auberge to enjoy a warrior- prepared and cooked Fijian meal.

    Upcoming signature events include A Taste of Italy co-hosted by Flavio’s Italian Shop, A Sri Lankan Sojourn in association with Eden Bar & Bistro plus a Moonlight Cinematic evening with degustation courses synchronised throughout the movie screening.

    General Manager, Sascha Hemmann explains the vision behind the 2018 Nanuku Culinary Series.

    “As strong supporters of local produce and the Fijian community at large, these events allow us to promote local businesses to a wider audience.” Sascha continues, “Our aim is for each event to deliver a completely authentic, unique experience for our guests to savour, celebrating traditional Fiji as well as our multiculturalism.”

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  • September 8, 2018

    Nanuku Auberge Unveils Collaborative Culinary Series – eGlobal Travel Media

    Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji) has opened its doors to the local Fijian kinship as well as resort guests to present a series of monthly, delectable, culinary events. Developed by Food & Beverage Director Logan Miller, the Nanuku Culinary Series is co-hosted by Executive Chef Oliver Scarf in collaboration with various Fijian community partners.

    The resounding success of the inaugural event, a Wine & Dinner degustation co-hosted by Villa Maria Wines and Victoria Wines in April 2018 has inspired a series of successive community focused events including a Lean, Clean & Green event in partnership with The Earth Care Agency and the Ranadi Plantation, a Seafood, Champagne & Starlight evening with live chef stations and The King & Queen Bee honey-themed dinner precluded by visiting the resident Beekeeper and an indulgent honey-inspired spa treatment.

    A more immersive Nanuku Food Safari involves visiting local Fijian markets to source fresh Fijian fruit, vegetables and coconuts, a community farm to educate participants on produce origins, before returning to Nanuku Auberge to enjoy a warrior-prepared and cooked Fijian meal.

    Upcoming signature events include A Taste of Italy co-hosted by Flavio’s Italian Shop, A Sri Lankan Sojourn in association with Eden Bar & Bistro plus a Moonlight Cinematic evening with degustation courses synchronised throughout the movie screening. General Manager, Sascha Hemmann explains the vision behind the 2018 Nanuku Culinary Series. “As strong supporters of local produce and the Fijian community at large, these events allow us to promote local businesses to a wider audience.” Sascha continues, “Our aim is for each event to deliver a completely authentic, unique experience for our guests to savour, celebrating traditional Fiji as well as our multiculturalism.”

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  • August 18, 2018

    See What’s New at Nanuku – eGlobal Travel Media

    Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji) is extending an invitation to all Australian and New Zealand accredited travel agents and wholesalers to ‘stay and play’ at half the usual rate.

    General Manager, Sascha Hemmann explains, “With anticipation mounting to the unveiling of the new Auberge Beach Villas in November, plus the recent launch of several new guest experiences, not to mention the appointment of Executive Chef Oliver Scarf, we knew it was the perfect time to share the evolving Nanuku story with our thriving industry.”

    “While Fiji’s Denarau Island and the Coral Coast offer alluring holidays, our unique position at Pacific Harbour (aka “Fiji’s Adventure Capital”), really sets Nanuku apart. From 50+ land/sea adventures including cage-less bull shark diving, white-water rafting, Raka rugby training or jungle hiking, to exquisite bespoke picnics on our white sand private island and indulgent spa treatments at Nanuku’s Lomana Spa, there is plenty for everyone.” Sascha muses.

    Sascha adds, “Having a guest-to-staff ratio of 1:5 allows us to exceed our guests’ expectations including complimentary nanny/buddy services from 8am to 8.30pm for little travellers, and it’s all only 25 minutes via a private, scenic flight or 1 to 2.5 hours via car from Suva or Nadi Airports respectively.”

    TRAVEL AGENT OFFER INCLUDES:

    • 50% OFF the normal recommended retail prices
    • Breakfast
    • A couples massage

    CONDITIONS

    • Maximum three (3) night stay
    • Strictly for accredited Australian and New Zealand Travel Agents or Wholesalers
    • Bookings can be made up to 90 days prior to travel
    • Offer valid until20th December 2019; conditions apply *

    TO BOOK: email nanuku.reservations@aubergeresorts.com and quote Rate Code: EXPLNA

    Blackout dates apply; 20 Dec 2018 to 5 Jan 201912-28 Apr 201927 Jun – 21 Jul 201920 Sep to 13 Oct 2019.

    Bookings subject to availability. Proof of travel agent ID required at time of booking.

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  • August 17, 2018

    Couples Are The ‘Bee’s Knees’ At Nanuku Auberge Resort Wild honey harvesting inspires a new guest experience – eGlobal Travel Media

    Sustainable produce is second nature at Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji). Everything from dragonfruits, cacao and sour soap to vanilla bean plants are harvested on the rich, fruitful soil of Nanuku’s 550-acre private estate.

    The recent inauguration of the Nanuku Bee Hive, which is estimated to produce 8-10 litres of wild honey per annum has paved the way for yet another unprecedented, unique, signature Nanuku adventure.

    INTRODUCING THE “KING & QUEEN BEE EXPERIENCE”:

    An immersive, three-part journey which can be scheduled throughout the day. Firstly, guests are invited to visit Nanuku’s Beekeeper Peter at the Nanuku Bee Hive; roaring with 2,000 bees including the Queen Bee, Adi Kamica which translates into ‘Sweet Queen’. Safely suited in protective clothing, guests learn about Fijian honey-making and the Nanuku Hive.

    Secondly, guests are treated to either a Honey Firming Facial or Massage in Nanuku’s world-class Lomana Spa, before concluding the trilogy with a honey-based cocktail at sunset and a five-course honey-themed degustation dinner for two at Nanuku’s Kanavata Restaurant or one of the many ‘Destination Dining’ venues such asTreetop Dining or Cliffside Dining.

    General Manager, Sascha Hemmann explains the vision behind this unique experience, “We strive to ensure our guests become completely ‘unplugged’ during their stay by immersing them in nature and our Fijian lifestyle. A visit to the Nanuku Hive allows them to deeply understand and connect with our sustainability philosophy.”

    Sascha continues, “Our menus are set weekly based on our own organic produce plus the food we source from markets; all ethical, local and seasonal. We at Auberge Resorts Collection call this ‘simple pleasures’ ”.

    King & Queen Bee Experience Price: From FJ $750 per couple

    Bookings can be made directly with Nanuku Auberge Resort

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  • August 17, 2018

    Fiji resort offers new treetop dining and spa experiences – Holidays for Couples

    Call us childish, but we can’t help but be enchanted by the idea of retreating into the treetops for a loved-up escape. Sure to impress romantics and the young-at-heart, Fiji’s Nanuku Auberge Resort is offering couples the chance to do just that with their new Treetop Dining and Treetop Spa experiences. Take us there now.

    Led by Executive Chef Oliver Scarf and Food & Beverage Director Logan Miller, the resort’s latest culinary offering takes couples up into the canopy of a 70-year-old Dilo Tree for a Champagne breakfast, private lunch, afternoon Devonshire tea or intimate dinner. Overlooking the resort’s surrounding blue waters, a special suspended platform has been built amongst the tree’s branches, creating a whimsical setting for a tailored-to-your-tastes meal – to the soundtrack of waves lapping the beach below, of course.

    If you’re seeking a little pampering, Nanuku’s treetop platform can also be turned into an Insta-ready Treetop Spa. Inviting couples to indulge in a ‘tree-tment’ while being surrounded by dense tropical foliage, the resort promises that guests will leave totally relaxed and refreshed.

    To find out more about the resort’s new treetop experiences or to make a booking, visit the Nanuku Auberge Resort website here.

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  • August 17, 2018

    Wild honey harvesting inspires a new guest experience – South Pacific Tourism Organization

    Sustainable produce is second nature at Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji).
    Everything from dragonfruits, cacao and sour soap to vanilla bean plants are harvested on the
    rich, fruitful soil of Nanuku’s 550-acre private estate.

    The recent inauguration of the Nanuku Bee Hive, which is estimated to produce 8-10 litres of wild honey per annum has paved the way for yet another unprecedented, unique, signature Nanuku adventure.

    INTRODUCING THE “KING & QUEEN BEE EXPERIENCE”:
    An immersive, three-part journey which can be scheduled throughout the day. Firstly, guests are invited to visit Nanuku’s Beekeeper Peter at the Nanuku Bee Hive; roaring with 2,000 bees including the Queen Bee, Adi Kamica which translates into ‘Sweet Queen’. Safely suited in protective clothing, guests learn about Fijian honey-making and the Nanuku Hive.

    Secondly, guests are treated to either a Honey Firming Facial or Massage in Nanuku’s world-class Lomana Spa, before concluding the trilogy with a honey-based cocktail at sunset and a five-course honey-themed degustation dinner for two at Nanuku’s Kanavata Restaurant or one of the many ‘Destination Dining’ venues such as Treetop Dining or Cliffside Dining.

    Nanuku Auberge Resort General ManagerSascha Hemmann explains the vision behind this unique experience, “We strive to ensure our guests become completely ‘unplugged’ during their stay by immersing them in nature and our Fijian lifestyle. A visit to the Nanuku Hive allows them to deeply understand and connect with our sustainability philosophy.”

    Sascha continues, “Our menus are set weekly based on our own organic produce plus the food we source from markets; all ethical, local and seasonal. We at Auberge Resorts Collection call this ‘simple pleasures’ ”.

    King & Queen Bee Experience Price: From FJ $750 per couple
    Bookings can be made directly with Nanuku Auberge Resort

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  • August 14, 2018

    General Manager extends a three-night luxury sojourn at half the usual price – South Pacific Tourism Organization

    Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji) is extending an invitation to all Australian and New Zealand accredited travel agents and wholesalers to ‘stay and play’ at half the usual rate.

    General Manager, Sascha Hemmann explains, “With anticipation mounting to the unveiling of the
    new Auberge Beach Villas in November, plus the recent launch of several new guest experiences,
    not to mention the appointment of Executive Chef Oliver Scarf, we knew it was the perfect time to
    share the evolving Nanuku story with our thriving industry.”

    “While Fiji’s Denarau Island and the Coral Coast offer alluring holidays, our unique position at Pacific
    Harbour (aka “Fiji’s Adventure Capital”), really sets Nanuku apart. From 50+ land/sea adventures
    including cage-less bull shark diving, white-water rafting, Raka rugby training or jungle hiking, to
    exquisite bespoke picnics on our white sand private island and indulgent spa treatments at
    Nanuku’s Lomana Spa, there is plenty for everyone.” Sascha muses.

    Sascha adds, “Having a guest-to-staff ratio of 1:5 allows us to exceed our guests’ expectations
    including complimentary nanny/buddy services from 8am to 8.30pm for little travellers, and it’s all
    only 25 minutes via a private, scenic flight or 1 to 2.5 hours via car from Suva or Nadi Airports
    respectively.”

    TRAVEL AGENT OFFER INCLUDES:
    • 50% OFF the normal recommended retail prices
    • Breakfast
    • A couples massage

    CONDITIONS
    • Maximum three (3) night stay
    • Strictly for accredited Australian and New Zealand Travel Agents or Wholesalers
    • Bookings can be made up to 90 days prior to travel
    • Offer valid until 20th December 2019; conditions apply *

    TO BOOKemail nanuku.reservations@aubergeresorts.com and quote Rate Code: EXPLNA
    * Black out dates apply; 20 Dec 2018 to 5 Jan 2019, 12-28 Apr 2019, 27 Jun – 21 Jul 2019, 20 Sep to 13 Oct 2019. Bookings subject to availability. Proof of travel agent ID required at time of booking.

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  • August 14, 2018

    Nanuku mates rate – Travel Daily

    FIJI’S Nanuku Auberge Resort is offering a 50% discount to Australian and New Zealand travel agents and wholesalers.

    The deal includes breakfast and a couple’s massage, and applies to a maximum three-night stay.

    The offer is valid un l 20 Dec 2019, with bookings possible up to 90 days prior to travel.

    EMAIL and quote code EXPLNA.

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  • August 10, 2018

    Culinary and Wellness experiences reach new heights at Nanuku Auberge Resort – South Pacific Tourism Organization

    Trees and ocean melodies provide once-in-a-lifetime moments for guests

    Known for its award-winning, sustainably-sourced cuisine, Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji) proudly unveils an unforgettable new dining experience under the leadership of Executive Chef Oliver Scarf and Food & Beverage Director, Logan Miller.

    Introducing TREETOP DINING

    Nestled in a 70-year old Dilo Tree, a suspended platform provides private over-ocean dining allowing guests to enjoy the soothing sound of waves lapping on the beach well beneath them. One for the romantics or honeymooners, Treetop Dining is completely personalised to the guests individual tastes and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Enjoy a champagne breakfast, private lunch, afternoon Devonshire tea or a romantic dinner with a private chef.

    Source and More Info: https://corporate.southpacificislands.travel/culinary-wellness-experiences-reach-new-heights-nanuku-auberge-resort/

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  • August 7, 2018

    Eat and spa in the trees at this Fijian resort – Hotel Magazine

    Fijian Nanuku Resort has unveiled a new treetop dining experience. Housed atop a 70-year Dilo Tree, a platform gives guests the opportunity to enjoy dinner looking over the ocean with waves lapping underneath them. Furthermore, the resort is also offering guests the chance to receive spa ‘treetments’ on the treetops.

    “We strive to continually push the boundaries to create unique and memorable experiences for our guests, allowing them to unwind and immerse themselves in nature. Storytelling is at the very ethos of Auberge Resorts Worldwide and we strive to provide experiences our guests will treasure and talk about for many years to come,” said General Manager Sascha Hemmann.

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  • August 7, 2018

    Fiji Treetop Offers – Travel Daily

    Nanuku Auberge Resorts in Pacific Harbour, Fiji, has launched Treetop Dining, a private and personalized dining experience that sees guest suspended over the beach on a platform within a 70-year-old Dilo tree.

    Guests can also experience the “calming ocean acoustics” on the platform with a range of Lomana Spa luxury treatments.

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  • August 6, 2018

    Culinary and Wellness Experiences Reach New Heights at Nanuku Auberge Resort – South Pacific Tourism Organization

    Trees and ocean melodies provide once-in-a-lifetime moments for guests

    Known for its award-winning, sustainably-sourced cuisine, Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji)
    proudly unveils an unforgettable new dining experience under the leadership of Executive Chef Oliver Scarf
    and Food & Beverage Director, Logan Miller.

    Introducing TREETOP DINING
    Nestled in a 70-year old Dilo Tree, a suspended platform provides private over-ocean dining allowing guests to
    enjoy the soothing sound of waves lapping on the beach well beneath them. One for the romantics or
    honeymooners, Treetop Dining is completely personalized to the guests individual tastes and can be enjoyed
    at any time of the day. Enjoy a champagne breakfast, private lunch, afternoon Devonshire tea or a romantic
    dinner with a private chef.

    TREETOP SPA
    Lomana Spa luxury ‘treet’ments can also be arranged on the Nanuku treetop platform, guaranteeing guests
    complete relaxation as they enjoy the sea breeze and calming ocean acoustics below.

    General Manager, Sascha Hemmann explains the Treetop concept, “We strive to continually push the
    boundaries to create unique and memorable experiences for our guests, allowing them to unwind and immerse
    themselves in nature. Story-telling is at the very ethos of Auberge Resorts Worldwide and we strive to provide
    experiences our guests will treasure and talk about for many years to come.”

    PRICING:
    Treetop Dining: Champagne Breakfast: FJ $300 per person, Private Lunch: FJ $400 per person, Afternoon
    Devonshire Tea: FJ $250 per person, Romantic Dinner: FJ $950 per couple (set menu for two people)
    Treetop Spa: From FJ $360 per person or FJ $700 per couple for 90 minutes

    Bookings can be made directly with Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji.

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  • July 26, 2018

    Footy-loving couples, this Fijian resort is for you – Holidays for Couples

    Looking for a tropical getaway with a twist? Fiji’s Nanuku Auberge Resort has announced its partnership with local rugby coaches to offer guests exclusive three- and five-day training programs. We can think or worse places to learn the sport.

    With access to a personal coach, couples can begin each day learning the essentials of the game at the nearby (and very picturesque) Pacific Harbour grounds before hitting the beach for a fun boot camp. There are also hikes through the dense jungle and friendly scrimmages against local villages to test your skills. Topping it all off and sure to help couples unwind after a day of training, couples can be treated to rejuvenating 60-minute massages at the resort’s tranquil Lomana Spa.

    Nanuku Aubuerge Resort General Manager Sascha Hemmann says the program is a great way for couples to immerse themselves in Fiji’s culture. “From schoolchildren in villages running around in afternoon pickup games to organised local tournaments, rugby is a second religion here in Fiji,” says Hemmann. “This program focuses on taking visitors off resort grounds and out of their comfort zones to learn, sweet and create a soulful discovery of their own.”

    To find out more about the resort’s Nanuku Raka Rugby Program or to make a booking, visit the Nanuku Auberge Resort website here.

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  • July 26, 2018

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Reveals New Rugby Training Program For Guests – Latte Luxury News

    New three- or five-day programs

    Nanuku Auberge Resort has revealed its new Nanuku Raka Rugby Program: an exclusive, immersive three- or five-day rugby training program for its guests.

    Utilizing nearby training facilities, participants of the new program will be given a personal coach to take them through training regimes akin to those of the Fiji 7s, Fiji’s 2016 Olympic Gold Medal winning team in Rio de Janeiro. The regimes will include aerobic exercises, gym sessions, sports massages, beach runs and daily scrimmages against local island teams for a real-world playing experience.

    Nanuku Auberge Resort General Manager, Sascha Hemmann says, “From schoolchildren in villages running around in afternoon pickup games to organised local tournaments, Rugby is a second religion here in Fiji.”

    Sascha continues, “At Nanuku we make authentic connections between our guests and our culture, and the introduction of this program focuses on taking visitors off resort grounds and out of their comfort zones to learn, sweat and create a soulful discovery of their own.”

    With groups no larger than four, the Nanuku Raka Rugby Program begins each day by taking participants to the Pacific Harbour grounds located a few minutes away from the resort, setting the stage for several training sessions, followed by beach boot camps and intensive hikes through the destination’s indigenous jungle terrain. Daily training concludes with a playful scrimmage against a local village or Nanuku’s own resort rugby squad.

    Upon returning to the resort, guests will enjoy a rejuvenating 60-minute spa massage at the intimate Lomana Spa to address any tension or soreness and prepare for the next day’s training.

    Pricing:

    Three­Day Nanuku Raka Rugby Program: US$480 (AU$648 NZ$709) per person including three-to-four hours of personalised training per day and a 60-minute massage treatment per day. Training takes place along Nanuku’s three-kilometre-long private beach.

    Five­Day Nanuku Raka Rugby Program: US$1,450 (AU$1,958 NZ$2,141) per person including four-to-five hours of personalised training per day, travelling to stunning Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park (as used by the actual Fiji 7s champion rugby squad) plus a 60-minute massage treatment per day. Includes drone video footage captured during the picturesque Sigatoka Sand Dunes training and a personalised Fiji rugby shirt for each participant to take home as a timeless memento.

    Bookings can be made directly with Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji.

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  • July 24, 2018

    Nanuku First To Partner With Fijian Rugby Coaches To Reveal A World-Class Training Program For Its Guests – eGlobal Travel Media

    Nanuku Auberge Resort proudly unveils the Nanuku Raka Rugby Program; an exclusive, immersive three or five-day rugby training program for its guests.

    Utilising nearby training facilities, participants of the new program will experience a personal coach to take them through training regimes akin to those of the Fiji 7s, Fiji’s 2016 Olympic Gold Medal winning team in Rio de Janeiro including aerobic exercises, gym sessions, sports massages, beach runs and daily scrimmages against local island teams for a real-world playing experience.

    Nanuku Auberge Resort General Manager, Sascha Hemmann says, “From schoolchildren in villages running around in afternoon pickup games to organised local tournaments, Rugby is a second religion here in Fiji.”

    Sascha continues, “At Nanuku we make authentic connections between our guests and our culture, and the introduction of this program focuses on taking visitors off resort grounds and out of their comfort zones to learn, sweat and create a soulful discovery of their own.”

    With groups no larger than four, the Nanuku Raka Rugby Program begins each day by taking participants to the Pacific Harbour grounds located a few minutes away from the resort, setting the stage for several training sessions, followed by beach boot camps and intensive hikes through the destinations indigenous jungle terrain. Daily training concludes with a playful scrimmage against a local village or Nanuku’s own resort rugby squad.

    BPN26B Informal game of beach rugby on Mt Maunganui beach, Tauranga, New Zealand. Image shot 05/2010. Exact date unknown.

    Upon returning to the resort, guests will enjoy a rejuvenating 60-minute spa massage at the intimate Lomana Spa to address any tension or soreness and prepare for the next days training.

    Pricing: Three-Day Nanuku Raka Rugby Program: USD $480 (AUD $648 NZD $709) per person including three-to-four hours of personalised training per day and a 60-minute massage treatment per day. Training takes place along Nanuku’s three-kilometre long private beach.

    Five-Day Nanuku Raka Rugby Program: USD $1,450 (AUD $1,958 NZD $2,141) per person including four-to-five hours of personalised training per day, travelling to stunning Sigatoka

    Sand Dunes National Park (as used by the actual Fiji 7s champion rugby squad) plus a 60minute massage treatment per day. Includes drone video footage captured during the picturesque Sigatoka Sand Dunes training and a personalised Fiji rugby shirt for each participant to take home as a timeless memento.

    Bookings  can be made directly with Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji.

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  • July 24, 2018

    Personal rugby training at Fijian resort – Hotel Magazine

    Nanuku Auberge Resort in Fiji has revealed a unique rugby training program for guests.

    Participants of the Nanuku Raka Rugby Program will be able to experience a personal coach taking them through training regimes similar to the Fiji sevens team did before they won an Olympic Gold Medal in Rio de Janeiro. The training will include aerobic exercises, gym sessions, sports massages, beach runs and daily scrimmages against local teams to get real-world playing experience.

    “At Nanuku we make authentic connections between our guests and our culture, and the introduction of this program focuses on taking visitors off resort grounds and out of their comfort zones to learn, sweat and create a soulful discovery of their own,” Nanuku Auberge Resort General Manager said.

    The Nanuku Rugby Program begins each day with participants going to the Pacific Harbour grounds, located just a few minutes from the resort. Guests will then be taken to beach boot camps, followed by intensive hikes through exotic locations like indigenous jungles. The day’s training concludes with a friendly game against the local village or resort rugby team.

    Once all the action is over, guests returning to the resort will enjoy a 60-minute spa massage at the location’s Lomana Spa, relieving any tension or sore spots to prepare for the next day’s activities.

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  • July 24, 2018

    Unique rugby partnership offers exclusive train to the nanuku Fiji guests – Travel Monitor

    Fiji’s Nanuku Auberge Resort has launched its unique Nanuku Raka Rugby Program – an exclusive, immersive three day rugby training program for its guests.

    Using nearby training facilities, participants of the new program will experience a personal coach to take them thro training regimens akin to those of the Fiji 7s, Fiji’s 2016 Olympic Gold Medal winning team in Rio de Janeiro. Traini includes aerobic exercises, gym sessions, sports massages, beach runs and daily scrimmages against local island tea real-world playing experience.

    “From schoolchildren in villages running around in afternoon pickup games to organised local tournaments, Rugby second religion here in Fiji,” said Nanuku Auberge Resort General Manager, Sascha Hemmann.

    “At Nanuku we make authentic connections between our guests and our culture, and the introduction of this progra on taking visitors off resort grounds and out of their comfort zones to learn, sweat and create a soulful discovery of own.”

    With groups no larger than four, the Nanuku Raka Rugby Program begins each day by taking participants to the Paci Harbour grounds, located a few minutes away from the resort, setting the stage for several training sessions, followe beach boot camps and intensive hikes through the destinations indigenous jungle terrain. Daily training concludes playful scrimmage against a local village or Nanuku’s own resort rugby squad.

    Upon returning to the resort, guests will enjoy a rejuvenating 60-minute spa massage at the intimate Lomana Spa to any tension or soreness and prepare for the next days training.

    Pricing:

    Three-Day Nanuku Raka Rugby Program: USD $480 (AUD $648 NZD $709) per person including three-to-four ho personalised training per day and a 60-minute massage treatment per day. Training takes place along Nanuku’s three kilometre long private beach.

    Five-Day Nanuku Raka Rugby Program: USD $1,450 (AUD $1,958 NZD $2,141) per person including four-to-five personalised training per day, travelling to stunning Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park (as used by the actual Fiji 7 champion rugby squad) plus a 60-minute massage treatment per day.

    Includes drone video footage captured during the picturesque Sigatoka Sand Dunes training and a personalised Fiji shirt for each participant to take home as a timeless memento.

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  • July 21, 2018

    The 10 Best Places on Earth to Swim With Sharks – Men’s Journal

    Fiji’s one of the most famous shark-diving destinations in the world. Its turquoise shores are home to over 190 miles of coral and the Shark Reef Marine Reserve. While bull sharks, one of the world’s most dangerous to haunt shallow coastline waters, are the main attraction, you can spot up to seven other local species, including tiger sharks, sicklefin lemon sharks, and more, in an hour-long diving session through Nanuku, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection.

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  • July 20, 2018

    Bring Shark Week to a Whole New Level with these 5 Hotel Adventures – Maxim

    Few places inspire wanderlust the same way Fiji does. The island country is technically an archipelago, made of approximately 330 islands and more than 500 islets.

    Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection is set along the sprawling coastline of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. Overlooking private beach access, the lavish resort brings together indulgent amenities, traditional Fijian culture and outdoor activities perfectly suited for the ultimate daredevil.

    Here, guests can go white water rafting past raging waterfalls, zip-lining through the rainforest’s emerald canopies or game fishing for mahi mahi, sailfish and marlin. But one of the most extreme expeditions is cageless shark diving in the Bega Lagoon.

    Assisted by professional divemasters and surrounded by nearly 200 miles of coral, guests will have the chance to swim freely with reef sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, bull sharks and tiger sharks during this unforgettable hour-long excursion.

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  • July 20, 2018

    Learn to Play Rugby Like the Pros at Nanuku – Robb Report

    Forget football; if you want to find fans and players who take devotion to new levels, look to rugby. And when it comes to the rough-and-tumble sport, you’d be hard-pressed to find more loyal fans than those scattered across the Fijian islands. Rugby has long been a national pastime, with many of the island nation’s boys and girls growing up playing, and it was the country’s only Olympic medal won by the Fiji 7s in 2016 (who brought home gold after blowing opponent Great Britain out of the water). And now, Fiji’s appetite for the sport is at an all-time high as the 7s get ready to compete on the world stage again at the 2018 World Cup Sevens, happening this weekend in San Francisco, Calif.

    Located on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, the swell of energy surrounding the team and the tournament hasn’t escaped the tranquil surrounds of Nanuku, an Auberge Resorts Collection property. To get guests into the spirit in over-the-top style, the resort has partnered with the Fiji Rugby Union to launch a series of new packages. That said, the Nanuku Raka Rugby program is not for the faint of heart. More than simply a way to get to know the country’s favorite sport, the three- or five-day experience takes groups of up to four guests through intense training regimes inspired by Fiji 7s athletes.

    Personal coaches will kick guests into gear by starting each day with running through the rules of the game and covering the basics of tackling, scrums, and scoring at Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park (one of the places where the actual Fiji 7s train). Guests will then head back to the resort for beach boot camps, where they’ll be put through the paces of Olympic-level athletes before embarking on intensive hikes through the lush jungles that line the island’s pristine beaches. To ensure that guests don’t get overly fatigued, each day will end with a 60-minute sports massage and specifically designed meals to keep energy levels high.

    After getting the basics down, they will face off for scrimmages with local teams—all of which will be filmed by drones, so guests can enjoy those videos long after the sweat has dried. When they’re not getting a deeper appreciation for Fijian culture on the pitch, they will have plenty of opportunity to tap into the country’s other pastime: world-class beach lounging. The property’s 37 thatched-roofed villas line a two-mile private beach (there’s even a deserted private island where guests can spend the night), where they can splash, snorkel, or simply lounge to their heart’s content.

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  • July 20, 2018

    Fiji’s newest luxury villas are perfect for families – Family Travel

    A luxury four-bedroom villa on a beach in Fiji? Tell ‘em he’s dreaming!

    You’d think it was too good to be true, but Nanuku Auburge Resorts is in fact launching the biggest luxury resort development in Fiji. And it is perfect for families.

    The resort will open thirteen new multi-bedroom beach villas in November 2018. They sit right on the doorstep of a long, sandy beach, or nestled in the shade of a tropical garden. How’s the serenity?

    Families will have the option to interconnect the one- and two-bedroom villas to create an indulgent three- to four-bedroom home away from home. Villas are kitted out with an equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining areas and a private open terrace. There is plenty of wriggle room for a big family group wanting to relax.

    The icing on the cake is the private plunge pool, complete with an outdoor shower and sun lounges on which the grown-ups can recline while the kids have a splash.

    You’ll find the Nanuku Auburge Resort in Fiji’s famous ‘adventure capital,’ Pacific Harbour. Auberge Adventures available to guests include visits to Nanuku’s private island, snorkel tours, shark dives, white-water rafting, waterfall hiking and prawning after dark.

    Dive into all the activities on offer, then come back to your awesome family retreat to chill out and switch off. The brand new villas are available for booking immediately.

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  • July 20, 2018

    Nanuku Raka Rugby – Travel Daily

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji has partnered with Fijian Rugby coaches to o er an exclusive three- or five-day rugby training program for its guests.
    The new Nanuku Raka Rugby Program will see participants train with a personal coach, who will take them through aerobic exercises, gym sessions, sports massages, beach runs and daily scrimmages against local island teams.

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  • July 19, 2018

    Homegrown Hospitality – Bridal Guide

    Nanuku Auberge Resort is #hotelgoals – ocean views, private plunges, hammocks, big bathtubs and 13 new opulent villas. But it’s the knitting together of comfort and culture that makes it a Viti Levu must stay. Conch-blowing drun-beating warriors welcome guests. Activities include boar hunting with bamboo spears, food safaris with medicine walks and market tours, war dance workshops and hikes up to an ancestral sacrificial hill. Reserve one night to sleep under stars on the resort’s private island (room rates start at $400 a night; nanuku.aubergeresorts.com

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  • July 19, 2018

    Now Even More to Love at Nanuku Auberge Resort – eGlobal Travel Media

    Already favored by families and couples alike, Nanuku Auberge Resort is set to unveil one of the biggest luxury resort developments in Fiji.

    A recent series of intimate events hosted by Nanuku Auberge Resort General Manager, Sascha Hemmann revealed a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-released Auberge Beach Villas.

    Held in June across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane Australia, the exclusive evening soirees were attended by Australian media and industry representatives.

    As guests heard, the new one or two bedroom (single or double story) Auberge Beach Villas will be located either on prime three kilometre-long, pristine sandy beachfront (Auberge Beachfront Villas) or amongst the lush tropical gardens; with a pebbled walkway stroll to the beach (Auberge Garden Villas).

    Couples can savour complete privacy, while families can enjoy connected one and two bedroom Auberge Beach Villas to create an intimate three or four bedroom family getaway.

    General Manager Sascha Hemmann explained, “While our existing Suites, Villas and Residences are incredibly luxurious and large allowing families and multi-generation visitors to stay comfortably, the new Auberge Beach Villas will provide a whole new level of comfort; a home away from home.”

    Designed by Grounds Kent Architects, each luxury Auberge Beach Villa is complete with private plunge pool including double day bed, sun lounges and outdoor shower, plus private open terrace, spacious living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens (minibar in one-bedroom option), walk-in robes and ensuites. Set amongst Fiji’s Adventure Capital, Pacific Harbour, guests can also enjoy up to 50 Auberge Adventures including: visiting Nanuku’s private island, sunset cruises, snorkelling, shark diving, game fishing, white-water rafting, moonlight prawning, waterfall hiking, tandem sky-diving, golf, food safaris, intimate tree-top dining, relaxing wellness classes or completely unwinding at Lomana Spa, plus so much more. 13 new luxury Auberge Beach Villas, are set to open in November 2018 with bookings available now via www.nanuku.aubergeresorts.com/accommodations/auberge-villas

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  • July 2, 2018

    Nanuku Auberge Push For Young Families – Latte Luxury News

    Pacific Harbour resort readies for growth

    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.

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  • 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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