Castaway Island, Fiji named Property of the Year
Castaway Island, Fiji was named Property of the Year at the annual Outrigger Resorts’ global Po‘okela Awards held recently in Hawaii.
Outrigger Enterprises Group executive chairman, Scott Dalecio, said that in spite of the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016, in 2017 the resort increased its earnings by almost 60 percent.
He said that damaged bures had been rebuilt on schedule following the cyclone and that the final bure product had received outstanding feedback from guests.
The award was made as part of Outrigger’s Po‘okela Awards that recognize excellence within the group at its resorts in Hawaii, Mauritius, Maldives, Guam, Thailand and Fiji.
Mr. Delacio said that Castaway Island, Fiji continued to perform strongly in 2018 and was consistently rated in the group’s top-three properties.
Resort General Manager Steven Andrews said that the resort’s environmental and social achievements had also contributed to the Property of the Year Award.
“This is testament to the resilience of the team, the way our hosts came together after Cyclone Winston to get the resort back in operation and to the ongoing works post-cyclone and the completion of these works on schedule,” he said.
“The Castaway Island resort family, which is our staff, is humbled by this prestigious recognition by the Outrigger Enterprises Group.
“They are the people who make achievements such as this possible. It’s a very exciting time to be working in this industry and this award helps motivate them to continue to make Castaway Island, Fiji the outstanding holiday resort that it is,” said Mr. Andrews.
For additional information, visit Outrigger Resorts – Castaway Island, Fiji.
About Castaway Island, Fiji
Located in the heart of Fiji’s stunning Mamanuca Islands group, this 4-star resort sits on 174 acres of tropical rainforest surrounded by white sandy beaches, vibrant coral reefs and bright blue South Pacific waters. If you’re looking for traditional island-style accommodation, delicious dining options, marine adventures and relaxed island time, you’ve found it. Whether on sand, land, in or under the water, there are plenty of options to choose from. For families ready for action, try snorkeling, diving, motorized water-sports or a sail, kayak or SUP around the Island. There’s a tropical rainforest bush-walk, beach volleyball or tennis; and for families who like a slower pace, indulge in hammock hangs, board games or traditional Fijian craft classes. The resort’s traditional bure accommodation with cool, spacious interiors, thatched roofs, air conditioning and ceiling fans are nestled amongst lush tropical gardens or right at the water’s edge. Ocean calm waters, a wonderland of aquatic adventures, pristine beaches and sunsets to die for make Castaway your perfect island experience come true.
About Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is a privately held leisure lodging, retail, and hospitality company with corporate offices in Hawaii and operating globally in the Asia-Pacific, Oceania and Indian Ocean regions. From its Outrigger Signature Experiences to its Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program, the values-based company invites guests to escape ordinary with exceptional hospitality and authentic cultural experiences, incorporating local traditions and customs at each of its properties worldwide. Founded in 1947, Outrigger has grown into a highly successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by Outrigger®, Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand VacationsTM. Outrigger currently operates and/or has under development 37 properties with approximately 6,500 rooms located in Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island); Guam; Fiji; Thailand; Mauritius; and the Maldives. Find out; find Outrigger at: www.outrigger.com or visit @OutriggerResorts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.