Monday, October 29, 2012

Intercontinental Fiji Introduces New Itokani Butler Service For Your Holiday

Travellers can now take the stress out of organising a holiday with round-the-clock assistance as part of InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa’s new Itokani butler service. 

Guests staying at the exclusive Club InterContinental resort – Fiji’s only luxury resort within a resort – can enjoy personalised service and a suite of luxury privileges from the Itokani team, from the moment a reservation is made, through to returning home.

Itokani, meaning “at your side”, has been designed by the resort as an extension of its existing renowned butler program to provide guests with authentic experiences and a deeper understanding of Fijian culture and customs.

The Itokani butlers liaise with Club guests before arriving at the resort to design a personalised holiday itinerary, composed from a menu of services and tailored to a range of locally-inspired activities and experiences.

The pre-arrival preparations aim to help guests make the most out of their holiday – with the butlers planning anything from a surprise romantic beachside cabana dinner, a private Navo Island picnic or luxurious cleansing Cleopatra bathing ritual. For families, a range of cultural and adventure activities and babysitting services are also on the menu.

Available from 1 November 2012, Terrace Dining includes a three-course candle-lit dinner, served by an Itokani butler in an undisturbed evening of secluded dining.

InterContinental Fiji’s Club InterContinental is an exclusive hideaway resort, with 55 hilltop suites overlooking the pristine Natadola Bay, recognised as one of the best beaches in the world by Forbes Magazine.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

InterContinental Fiji Launches Half-Million Wedding Experience

Up to 100 guests can spend a week at Fiji’s only luxury resort within a resort as part of InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa’s new half-million wedding package.

The new Sogo Lagilagi experience - the ultimate destination weddings package - includes exclusive use of all 55 of Club InterContinental’s hilltop suites for five nights, a waterfront wedding reception overlooking one of the world’s best beaches, business class airfares and helicopter transfers for the bride and groom, as well as private use of the Club lounge and infinity pool.

The VIP experience begins with the couple being treated to a pre-wedding, three-night getaway at the resort, enjoying a personalised menu tasting and consultation with InterContinental Fiji’s dedicated wedding co-ordinator, and travelling in style with return business class airfares and chauffered airport transfers. 

For the wedding celebration, guests will be treated to pre-dinner canapés and a three-course reception dinner in the resort’s award-winning beachfront Navo Restaurant, with a private, post-wedding oceanfront brunch to follow the next day.

“We’re really excited to be offering wedding guests private access to our Club InterContinental for a truly memorable week in Fiji’s only luxury resort with a resort,” said wedding executive, Ema Rayasi.

The FJ$500,000 (approximately AU$270, 266) Sogo Lagilagi package also includes tropical floral arrangements, table settings, entertainment, chapel or venue hire, a pre-wedding rehearsal dinner and a minister or celebrant.

Set on a hill overlooking the only white sandy beach on Fiji’s main island, Club InterContinental features a private infinity pool and lounge area. Club guests can enjoy complimentary all-day refreshments, evening canapés and cocktails and a 24-hour Itokani butler service, among other benefits.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Making Waves and History in North Fiji

In a Fijian first, the adults only Qamea Resort & Spa have become the first luxury resort in the North of Fiji to offer guests a daily guided surfing package, the “Ticket to Ride" pass throughout the surf season of 1 November 2012 to 30 April 2013, after Qamea recently partnered with Luxury Surf Pioneers, Tropicsurf.

A Tropicsurf resident surf guide will be onsite at Qamea throughout the surf season and with beautiful, uncrowded surf breaks only 10-15 minutes by boat from Qamea, guests can surf everyday with the "Ticket to Ride" surf pass, ideal for surfing enthusiasts or for any couples wanting to learn the art of surfing.

The "Ticket to Ride" surf pass is priced at AUD$134* per person per day and includes one boat transfer per day, expert guidance and water safety, coaching tips in the water from an expert coach (optional), daily surf report, Tropicsurf gift (3+ days), access to booties, wax, sunscreens, rash guards, towels, bottled water and leashes and board valet service.

Qamea is also offering a Tropicsurf seven night package, with two free nights, valid for travel from 10 January to 31 March 2013 and priced at only AUD$5,366.70* per couple. The package includes seven nights’ accommodation in a beachfront bure (two free nights), all meals, selected wine, beer and soft drinks from noon to 10pm, seven x half day "Ticket to Ride" guided surf trip for one, resort activities and transfers between Taveuni Airport and Qamea.

For a limited time, Qamea will also offer a FREE one hour 'introduction to surfing' lagoon session with every booking, which introduces the client to the basic skills of board handling and ocean awareness.

Besides surfing, Qamea offers a tropical paradise of adventure including snorkeling, hobie cat sailing, windsurfing, sea canoeing, hiking, croquet, or visiting one of the local villages. Diving is also world renowned, and with a fully equipped PADI accredited 5 Star dive facility, dive staff can introduce guests to a long remembered underwater adventure.