Kids Club Corner:
Greetings to all from Sala and Bola! Anyone who has heard the beating of the lali drum and heard the call “Kids Club!!!” will have seen our kids rushing off eager to make friends and try new activities. While we have been enjoying our newly built air conditioned games room, we like to use it as a base to prepare for our activities out and about the resort. Recently with the blue skies and fresh breezes we have been making kites with newspaper and coconut leaf spines: Kids running up and down the white sandy beach proud of the kites that they have made, calling out “look at my kite it’s flying”! One of the kites flew away from a kid who wasn’t holding onto the string hard enough, the wind took the kite towards the Yasawa group of islands; as we watched it as it became a tiny speck above the sea… we know how to make a good kite!! We also make other crafts including the t-shirt painting, learn traditional fiji cooking and of course the meke dance, join in and help with the fashion parade; and for special occasions put on special performances: the Christmas performances were extra special and very much enjoyed by all…. Sota tale!
Our Turtle Release Program has been one spectacular event after another with a total of fourteen 20 month old turtles being released over a 3 month period. On New Years Eve our house guests released 8 of our mature turtles to the wild, a very emotional moment and a great way to finish off 2009.
Our Flora Identification Program to help assist with the Herbal Medicine Program has seen the identification of several native trees, ornamental plants, and palms on the island as well as exotic introduced species; all of which also help to provide shade and habitat to our many bird species. We now have better knowledge of their many medicinal properties.
Reef Cleanup is another new program which involves both guests and employees helping to remove certain marine debris from the reef to not only make it safer for avid snorkeler’s but better for recruiting coral colonies as well.
Vinaka Vakalevu and Regards.
Room refresh program:
November saw the team proceed with a prototype “Bure refresh” sample to see how we hope to progress in 2010. This has been viewed by many of our guests during the last 3 weeks and overall the feedback has been very positive: we aim now to proceed with work towards updating as many Bures as possible throughout the next year.
Capital raising program:
Our returnees who have visited Treasure Island in the last 18 months have seen that we have been working towards a plan to raise capital through the limited release sales of newly constructed Deluxe Island Bures. We have completed our prototypes, Bures 5/6, which are up for sale now at a discounted rate; with the new builds looking to commence once we have completed sale and purchase agreements for them. Please visit our website www.fijibures4sale.com (live soon) or contact the group general manager for details, or to be included on our Bure Sales information mailing list.
As there was great success with our pre paid paradise holiday 30 night package at the beginning of last year we will again have a limited offer period in the New Year for two packages that will provide exceptional value for accommodation available throughout the year as follows:
15 Day pre paid accommodation option 1: FJD $3999 including all taxes (17.5%) (approx AUD $2340 or NZD $2920) valid from 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2010 but subject to availability.
30 day pre paid accommodation option 2: FJD $7650 including all taxes (17.5%) (approx AUD $4475 or NZD $5583) valid from 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2010, subject to availability.
As before these can be broken into several holidays through the year or bought to be shared with a group of workmates, family members or friends. I am sure you would agree this represents fantastic value, all enquiries should be directed to me on
email@example.com This offer is only available until 15th March, 2010.
“Treasure Islands Thirst Buster”
From the 15th January 2010 through to 31st March 2010 Treasure Island will be offering a fantastic bonus offer for ALL guests staying during these dates: A FREE beverage package including: House Wine, tap beer and house soft drinks from 12 noon through to midnight daily.
Special Returnee rates for this period: 1st February 2010 to 31st March 2010
Island Bures:         FJD$205 per night taxes included (17.5%)
Approx: AUD$117 NZD$140
Oceanview Bures: FJD$245 per night taxes included (17.5%)
Beachfront Bures: FJD$265 per night including taxes (17.5%)
With these prices and the additional airline capacity it has never been a better time to visit your Treasure Island family.
Treasure Island is delighted to be able to host a weekend photography workshop from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st March, 2010 with Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford of QCCP in Queenstown, NZ. Jackie and Mike are arguably the top professional photographers of NZ and Australia and also train and judge the professionals. They are holding this workshop at the very reasonable price of NZD$560 to make it accessible to Fijian photographers, but the good news is any keen photographer who wants to improve their technical and creative knowledge is welcome to enquire. We have seen some beautiful dSLR’s carried by our visiting guests in the last year, so we know more than a few of you will be keen to come over and do this course! There are also special room rates for attendees.
For more about the course and Mike and Jackie go to http://www.qccp.co.nz or email Jackie at
for more course information, to book with your own returnee room rate photography workshop package email Graeme: firstname.lastname@example.org    (Be in quick - Filling very Fast)
Did you know Treasure Island Resort now not only has a blog, but also a fan page on facebook? The blog is at
-add it to your favourite RSS reader. There is a section where you can add your own favorite photos, so go and join as a fan, put up your best holiday pics and tell all your friends! There are currently some fantastic photos there from the Gilbert Family, which are well worth viewing.
We all wish you wellness and good fortune
over the rest of 2010. We do look forward to saying hello again over
sometime this year, even if you are not visiting, drop me an email to say
My Kindest Regards
Group General Manager
Your Treasure Island family
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