World Ocean’s Month celebrated with Eco-experiences at Outrigger Fiji
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort has celebrated World Ocean’s Month with a program of eco-experiences including coral planting as part of its OZONE conservation initiative dedicated to the maintenance of the resort’s marine environment.
Each year, World Oceans Month calls attention to the vital role the sea plays in our everyday lives and serves as a reminder for global citizens to take an active role in fighting for the sustainable future of our oceans, “the lungs of the Earth.”
As a premier beachfront resort brand, Outrigger Resorts invites guests to join its global celebration during World Oceans Month and participate in numerous eco-experiences as part of its ocean conservation program, OZONE (Outrigger’s ZONE), and its ongoing effort to preserve and protect the ocean’s coral.
On June 15th Outrigger hosts, with some willing help from guests, worked on reef rehabilitation activities including the sinking of fish houses, repopulating propagation racks with new, young coral to form a coral nursery and cleaning of fish houses and clam cages.
Resort general manager Peter Hopgood said he was proud of the commitment to the environment by the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort team.
“We are also involved in many other activities in our community where we look after the environment. “One of our biggest challenges in Fiji is plastic bags” he said, reminding guests to use the reusable tote bag they are given when checking into the resort rather than plastic bags when they went shopping.
“Over the past 12 months we have distributed over 50,000 green bags to the school children and villages in the Nadroga / Navosa province. “We have also sponsored competitions for the cleanest school and village and held poster competitions. Our war cry is – No Plastic, That’s Fantastic,” Mr. Hopgood said.
ABOUT OUTRIGGER FIJI BEACH RESORT
Located on the Coral Coast of the main island of Viti Levu, Outrigger Fiji delivers culturally authentic guest experiences where guests can connect with each other, their beautiful Fijian hosts and the destination. The accent is on providing five-star, beachfront accommodation while retaining authentic elements of the traditional Fijian village. One of the trademarks of the resort is the Meimei nannies program, an affordable service staffed by trained, professional nannies which allows parents to enjoy time together, safe in the knowledge that their children are in caring, capable hands. It is supported by an extensive daily activities schedule, two kids’ clubs and a teens’ program. The resort features a large, family-oriented pool and an adults-only pool with swim-up bar and bistro. Adults can also relax at the resort’s Bebe Spa Sanctuary located high on a hill overlooking the resort with views across the coral fringed lagoon. In addition to a number of family-friendly restaurants, the resort also features its signature, adults-only restaurant Ivi, the ideal choice for parents looking for that special dining occasion. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is that place where families find themselves at one with their destination and its people.
ABOUT OUTRIGGER HOTELS AND RESORTS
For more than 70 years, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has charted a journey of discovery – expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations in Fiji, Thailand, Guam, Mauritius and the Maldives. The privately held hospitality company currently operates and/or has in development 37 properties with approximately 6,500 rooms – inviting guests to ‘Escape Ordinary’ with authentic Signature Experiences and the Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program. Outrigger’s multi-branded portfolio includes Outrigger® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by Outrigger® and Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger® while also managing select properties from top international hotel brands including Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand VacationsTM. Find out more at Outrigger.com or visit @OutriggerResorts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.