THE Namosi Eco-Retreat was officially opened this week and with the bookings coming in, owner David Jason is optimistic of his venture.
The Namosi Eco-Retreat is a first of its kind in Fiji and the first hotel licence to be ever issued for the province.
“It is an eco-resort, which means that people can come here and unplug and feel less guilty about contributing to climate change,” Mr Jason said.
“What we also promote is healthy living and exercise. This is reflected in the type of
activities that are on offer and the type of food that we are offering at the hotel.
“When I say unplug, I mean access to no electrical devices at all.”
Mr Jason invested about a quarter of a million dollars into the project.
I am proud to say that this a 100 per cent Fiji venture, which is aimed at keeping the balance between man and environment, and help the people of Navunikabi Village to improve their lives.
There are 10 thatched bure with walls made out of bamboo. This is to allow the visitor to get the actual feeling of living close to the environment and experience the Fijian way of life.
“The eco-retreat also creates a way for the villagers of Navunikabi to sell their products. The villagers only sell yaqona and dalo, but the hotel provides them an opportunity to do a lot more than that,” Mr Jason said.
This article first appeared in The Fiji Times on June 20, 2016.