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A Coral Coast experience

Shayal Devi
Monday, December 09, 2013

FOR any resort, giving their guests a truly entertaining and cultural experience during their time in Fiji is top priority.

And this has worked wonders for the Naviti Resort in Sigatoka.

Since its inception about 40 years ago, the Coral Coast-based resort staff members have firmly believed in offering the full Fijian experience to its guests and getting them to return to the resort as well.

Sales manager Elenoa Takayawa said their Polynesian theme shows, firewalking displays and Western entertainment was the perfect way for international guests to learn more about Fiji and its people.

"We have a different theme buffet for every night — like for example, the day we have a lovo buffet, the entertainment is a meke show," Ms Takayawa said.

"Even though they are on holiday, the guests are still eager to learn more about our culture."

She said the different theme entertainment nights were also a way for staff members to blend and interact with guests.

"The tourists love it — in fact, this is what they come to our country for. They want to feel at home and comfortable where they are."

One of the challenges for the resort is acquiring local Indo-Fijians for performances but Ms Takayawa said they always had a group of performers at the resort during Diwali.

"It becomes hard to get people from this community but we are hoping to extend and get some more people to perform here during the entertainment nights," she said.