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Back on track

Margaret Wise
Friday, December 13, 2013

TREASURE Island Resort is set to reopen, exhibiting a look never before seen in its 41-year history.

Suffering extensive damage as a result of the havoc wreaked by last December's Tropical Cyclone Evan, the traditional owners and management decided to close down the resort.

Today, after major renovations and the installation of new equipment, including a brand new desalination plant, the resort is back to its very best. It has in fact been welcoming guests since December 1.

Next Tuesday President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will officially reopen the resort, the day symbolic for the Treasure Island family as it marks one year to the exact day when Cyclone Evan made landfall in the Mamanucas.

Treasure Island & Bounty Island Resorts Group general manager Scott Walton said forward bookings received both from returning guests and new arrivals had been extremely encouraging.

"The official reopening by President Nailatikau will officially close what has been one the hardest time for us, our families and the business since we first welcomed guests nearly 40 years ago" he said.

"But happily that is all behind us and I would like to pay a huge tribute to all the staff who have toiled with huge passion and energy to make the on time reopening a reality — it's been a real team effort from everyone.

"As our guests will see for themselves as they arrive, Treasure Island has never looked as good in its entire 41-year history and while some things may have changed superficially, one thing will never change and that is the warmth of our true Fijian welcome, the levels of service and the tranquillity our guests always find when visiting this piece of paradise."