Newsletter December 2016
Bula Vinaka to all our Treasure family and friends! We have reached the month of festivities and celebrations as well as our last newsletter for 2016! It has been a wonderful year of great experiences and we can once again boast our ever increasing list of new Treasure family members.
In line with the festive season and all this merry making we have released a great offer, with huge savings, for sale up until the 20th of January 2017. This deal should get you thinking about that well deserved Fiji holiday on Treasure Island where you can kick back, relax and enjoy true Fijian hospitality. You can get as active as you want, or relax on a hammock under a shady palm tree with a good novel and refreshing cocktail!
As we say ‘moce mada’ (good bye) to 2016 and welcome in 2017, the management and staff of Treasure Island wish to say ‘vinaka vaka levu’ (thank you very much) and we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Mick becomes part of the extended Treasure family!
Treasure has had the pleasure to welcome a very special guest this week: Ernest James Thomas, better known by his nickname Mick, and his two daughters from South Australia! Mick is 84 and this was his first trip out of Australia, meaning a new passport, and an amazing new experience for him. Ten years ago Mick was diagnosed with bowel cancer and to this day he has not received any radio or chemo, he considers it a miracle that he is still able to live life to the full. We are so happy to have hosted Mick’s first big overseas adventure and in the short time here he became a hot favourite with our staff, and the feeling seems to have been mutual, with Mick loving the kind and gentle nature of the famous Fijian hospitality. As a great grandfather, he also loved in particular the incredible rapport the staff develop with the kids staying on the resort. A few other things Mick was a fan of include the food, the weather, how close his Bure was to the beach, and the fact there are no mosquitos. When planning his next overseas trip, Mick’s daughters suggest a trip to Tahiti, however it seems Treasure has captured his heart and he wants to return to this little piece of paradise – but for longer than 7 days next time please! We want to say a special Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Mick and his family, and very much look forward to welcoming them back again – maybe with the grandchildren in tow!
A Message from Mick to Treasure Island Team:
“Thank you for the wonderful time and I wish everyone and their families a Merry X-Mas! And how amazing to see that the staff had a wonderful Staff Christmas Party”
TEAM TREASURE – MEET THE NEWBIES!
Tevita – Fast Track Training!
Just over three months ago we were lucky enough to have a new kitchen steward join our team. Since then Tevita has shown such aptitude for tasks and a flair for creativity he is now undertaking an intensive training plan to develop his skills to chef standards. It is always a pleasure to watch talented individuals develop and progress. On your next trip to Treasure you are likely to have Tevita as your teppenyaki or private gourmet BBQ chef so keep your eyes open for his exploits!
TREASURE WEDDINGS – A FEEL GOOD STORY
We had a mock photo shoot of our wedding themes in November and I am pleased to announce that the lovely couple that posed for us, in what had to be the hottest day of the month, have now decided to tie the knot! To top this piece of good news is that they have chosen Treasure Island to say ‘I Do’! We certainly look forward to the day of their nuptials.
Remember we have great weddings on Treasure Island; if you are thinking of tying the knot or if you know of a couple looking for a great wedding venue than look no further. More information to be found on our new website:
TREASURE DINING – PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM
Waitui Grill is now officially open for service! For those sun lovers who cannot bring themselves to leave the poolside, we can deliver a freshly grilled snack right to you. The Waitui Grill offers delicious quick bites cooked BBQ style on the outdoor grill. Check out our menu for options. Opening hours 11:00am – 3:00pm*
Click here for more information on our many great dining options.
Experiences are what we are all about on Treasure Island and that includes experiences for our Little Treasure’s as well. Culture and the environment are subjects that we include in our program and it’s always received very well by our biggest critics; the kids. It’s great for them to learn about our Fijian culture and have them experience what we are all about. They also learn about our environment and with this they are able to take back home great stories for show and tell when they return to school. Children of all ages are welcome free of charge in the kids club however we do ask that the little ones from 1 to 3 years of age are accompanied by their nannies or parents. Click here for more information.
Our latest release of our Critically Endangered Hawksbill Turtles brings us to an incredible 373 turtles released this year! We are so thrilled at the success of the programme and want to thank everyone who has supported our work. This year has seen the highest number of nests on Treasure in living memory – with 7 that we know of.
Although they have been with us for a while now, we would like to take this opportunity to properly introduce our two new cheeky additions to the Treasure family. The Collared Lory, or Kula Bird as it is known locally, is the national bird of Fiji and a hot favourite with us here on the island. They are happy to come and eat from your hand, and are well known for riding round the island on the head of shoulders of their favourite staff J
Sustainability at Treasure
In the last few months we have taken a major step towards sustainability – with a move to clean and green energy production for the resort. This represents a major turning point for us at Treasure and clearly signifies our commitment to decreasing our environmental impact as well as integrating sustainability principles throughout the very heart of our organisation. Through installation of Capstone Micro Turbines to power the resort, we have phased out old dirty diesel powered generators. This eliminates completely the use of oils and coolants which are recognised to be detrimental to the environment. The entire resort is now powered with cleaner non-toxic LPG fuelled micro turbines, providing ultra-low emissions and decreasing risks of spillage as well as financial and environmental costs of transporting diesel and other oils. Treasure is the first business to bring this technology into Fiji, making this a huge step for Treasure and also a huge step for Fiji! We are proud to lead the way in promoting environmentally friendly power generation and hope others in Fiji will follow suit.