Minister for Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya (left), South Sea Cruises CEO Brad Rutherford with Fijian Holdings Limited Group Chief Executive Officer, Nouzab Fareed. Photo: MARGARET NAQIRI.
By LUKE NACEI
Malamala Beach Club in the Mamanuca’s would add more hotness to Fiji being named as the Hottest Destination for 2017 at the 29th Annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference says Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya.
Mr Koya echoed these sentiments while officially opening the $6.5 million beach club.
He said it would be the hottest beach club in the world and it was great partnership that existed with the land owning unit.
The beach club would be South Seas Cruisers six brand amongst other famous brands such as, Awesome Adventures Fiji, Blue Lagoon Cruises, Yasawa Island Holidays to name a few.
South Sea Cruises Chief Executive Officer, Brad Rutherford said the newly opened beach club consisted of a local membership scheme with close to one thousand members.
Mr Rutherford added it would be easily accessed for the important domestic market as a great place to spend time.
The island beach club menu inspired from local ingredients was designed by executive chef, Lance Seeto.
Mr Seeto said he wanted to offer something different for tourists from around the world who would come to spend their leisure time at the island beach club.
Mr Rutherford said the cocktail list and beverage menu couldn’t be found anywhere else in Fiji with recipes specifically designed, tested and implemented by award winning United States of America mixologist, Tommy Quimby.
Fijian Holdings Limited Group Chief Executive Officer, Nouzab Fareed said the five years of hard work was paid off.
Mr Fareed said the island beach club was $7.5 million of Fiji Holdings Limited hard earned money which would also benefit 1,400 of its shareholders.
Surrounded by Fiji’s famous crystal clear waters, Malamala Beach Club is just 25 minutes from Port Denarau.