Tadrai Island Resort Named In Top 3 Fiji Resorts

The luxurious, all inclusive, five star Tadrai Island Resort has been named in the top 3 best resort in Fiji in the annual 2014 Fijian Top 10 Hotels by Trip Advisor.

The awards are based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers’. Aaron McGrath, Managing Director of Tadrai Island Resort said “We are extremely proud to be recognized by our guests as one of the very best resorts in Fiji.

Since opening our doors in 2011 we have continuously strived to be seen as the ultimate paradise for guests, who experience an exceptional level of Fijian service and hospitality.  We pride ourselves on personalised service and even know guests favourite foods, music, wine and which pillow they prefer to sleep on before they arrive”.

Tadrai Island Resort is the ultimate luxury destination created exclusively for couples. Situated on the northern side of the picturesque Mana Island in the Mamanuca Island Group of Fiji, Tadrai is easy to get to with free helicopter transfers departing from Nadi Airport or Denarau and arriving direct at Tadrai’s own helipad.

The resort consists of five elegantly designed ultra deluxe villas, located on a serene and secluded cove with exclusive access to Selena Beach.

All villas are 100sqm in size and feature their own outdoor plunge pool, private deck with day bed, personal butler service, king beds, indoor/outdoor showers, complimentary high speed wireless internet and iPad, iPod/iPhone docking stations, air conditioning and ceiling fans, flat screen LCD TV’s, cable/satellite TV, DVD Library, in-house movies, personal wine coolers, larger stone bathtubs, in room safe, IDD telephone, and espresso/coffee machines and tea making facilities.

The resorts signature restaurant, Na Vatu is a stunning indoor/outdoor restaurant overlooking the magnificent pool area and directly out over the Pacific Ocean.  Guests can request any dish they feel like or daily changing menus showcase the finest of fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on local seafood. Guests can also indulge in in-villa dining, or for true romantics a picnic for two can be organised at any of Tadrai’s three secluded white sandy beaches.

Cocktails can be enjoyed daily at Na Vatu Bar and also found in the resort’s central facility is the resorts large fresh water pool and a guest lounge and library.

Resort activities and excursions are tailored to individual guest’s interests and include sea kayaking, hobie catamaran sailing, handline fishing, reef snorkeling, surfing, diving tours, game fishing and inter-islands excursions.

For those looking for the ultimate pampering experience, they can indulge the senses at the Wai Siliva Alfresco Spa.

Tadrai Island Resort is priced at FJD$3000 per villa, per night and includes, French Champagne in room on arrival, all meals and beverages including alcoholic & non-alcoholic, daily sunset canapés, personal butler, private villa pool, fully stocked Mini Bar, laundry service, Pure Fiji amenities, all resort activities, twice daily maid service / romantic turndown, Wifi, movies and use of an IPad.

For further information visit www.tadrai.com

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Tadrai Island Resort Named in The Romance List 2012

 

Within just seven months of operation, Tadrai Island Resort ~Fijihas been named in Holidays for Couples Top 25 Romance List for 2012.  The list comprises of 25 properties from all over the world, ranging from glamorous urban retreats to secluded tropical escapes.

“We are honoured and delighted to be featured on this prestigious list, alongside many amazing new properties” says Tadrai Island Resorts’ Managing Director, Aaron McGrath.

“To be benchmarked against well established brands, within 7 months of operation, for a small, exclusive property is a huge honour.  Our whole emphasis at Tadrai is on providing our guests with tailored, luxurious romantic vacations, something we will continue to provide for many years to come”. Continues Mr McGrath.

Tadrai Island Resort is the ultimate luxury destination created exclusively for couples. Nestled into palm-fringed Selena Cove on the northern side of the exclusive and picturesqueManaIsland, Tadrai is a place where guests can escape to the peace and tranquility of their own private paradise. This romantic resort consists of only five elegantly designed ultra deluxe villas, so intimate and personal service is guaranteed. In fact the resort knows guests favourite foods, music, wine and even which pillow they prefer to sleep on before they even arrive.

To comprise the couple-perfect top 25, Holidays for Couples pulled out both their passports and little black book of travel professionals for the inside scoop on who is living up to the romance hype.

“There were many hotels and resorts that were marvellous in their own right, but if they didn’t have that special something that turns a luxury escape into a romantic luxury escape, then we had to let them go,” says editor Tanya Joslin.

The end result is The Romance List 2012 for luxury-loving couples looking to indulge their romantic side, and honeymooners searching for an ultra-chic hideaway. This discerning collection of properties is sheer inspiration.

Other resorts that featured on the list of 25 include Mandarin Oriental – Paris, The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas and One & Only – Dubai.

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Peace – Hard Work – and a Little Magimagi!

Tadrai  Island  Resort,  Fiji’s  newest  luxury  Resort  in  the  Mamanuca  Islands,  showcases  outstanding examples of traditional Fijian handicrafts. Since opening in September this year, the Resort has won enthusiastic praise for its idyllic setting, tropical island barefoot luxury and uniquely Fijian signature.

 Meticulous attention to detail in the 100mt square villas is reflected in a selection of original artworks and décor depicting the island’s historic past.  The blend of natural materials and native handicrafts, including intricately woven magimagi (coconut fibre) lends authenticity and appeal to the creature comforts of modern design.

 Magimagi (pronounced mungi-mungi) is made from pounded, sun-dried, woven coconut husks. The fibres are rolled on the thigh (the equivalent of spinning) and braided into cord before being plaited, usually by the men during long gossip sessions!  One of the most attractive features of magimagi is the retention of its natural earth colour, although it can also be dyed black. It is interesting to note that magimagi was originally used prior to the advent of synthetic string or nails and was the most common material used for fastening, lashing and wrapping.

 A mutually rewarding partnership forged between Fiji’s Tourism Industry and skilled artisan provides a vital link in preserving traditional handicrafts and art forms rarely taught nor valued in the modern village. At age just 31, local craftsman employed on Tadrai, Rusi Taubale has turned his company, Peaceful Magimagi into a success story.  Rusi and his extended family members have captured a niche market in high-quality work, specialising in weaving intricate patterns depicting traditional motifs and designs. Guests of the Resort are able to purchase sasa (Fijian brooms) featuring finely woven ornamental magimagi handles as souvenirs of the weaver’s craft.

 

 

 

“Tadrai’s magimagi ‘signature’ underpins the Resort’s design philosophy” said Managing Director Aaron McGrath, “and represents an aesthetic appreciation of natural materials combined with a refined sense of style and luxury.” Tadrai has set a new benchmark in luxury accommodation and service in Fiji.  The exclusive, all-inclusive Resort is the perfect destination for honeymooners or for that romantic get-away!

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Open For Business

The luxurious Tadrai Island Resort – Fiji, has undertaken its soft opening welcoming their first guests to the all inclusive, five star, couples only resort.

Guests were immediately impressed with the idyllic setting of Selena Cove and the personalised service and attention to detail Tadrai will benchmark.

“From the moment we arrived we were totally captivated by the natural beauty of the surroundings. The idyllic location and amazing level of luxury in the villas, combined with genuine five star service is something we haven’t experienced elsewhere” enthused the Resort’s first visitors.

Whilst the finishing touches remain to be added, the Resort’s Managing Director, Aaron McGrath is enthusiastic about the final product.

“Tadrai is looking amazing.  The property delivers an eco-aware, refined and natural sense of ‘intelligent’ luxury in the amount of consideration given to the environment. I am very proud to be officially welcoming our first guests on 1st September. The Resort is everything we anticipated from the concept stage and so much more.  We look forward to marketing the property to a discerning, international clientele. ”

Resort Features:

Luxurious Deluxe Villa’s ~ With only 5 deluxe villas, exclusivity, privacy and the ultimate in personalised service is guaranteed.  Each beachfront Fijian-style villa features ultra modern interior, complete with plunge pool.  Your personal butler will attend to your every need throughout your stay.

Dining ~Choices include In Room Dining on your private deck, the “Na Vatu” Signature Restaurant, secluded picnics at any of the island’s magical locations. Or sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular view from the Rock Pool Bar and elevated sundeck.

The Wai Siliva Alfresco Spa (Fj Sparkling Waters) Perched in a secluded private cove, our unique Spa induces a profound sense of calm and connection with the natural environment. Private in villa treatments are also available.

Personalised activities ~ for those days when you wish to do more than simply become Lost in Paradise, we offer a variety of activities and excursions tailored to your individual interests.

 For further information visit www.tadrai.com

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The Ultimate in Luxury

The luxurious Tadrai Island Resort – Fiji will be officially open on September 1 and will be the Mamanuca Island’s only all inclusive, five star, couples only resort. Some may even mistake it for the most romantic place on earth!

Tadrai Island Resort is located on the northern side of the exclusive and idyllic Mana Island in the Mamanuca Island Group of Fiji. The resort has been designed by award winning architectural firm TropicX Design Studio with interiors by renowned Australian designer Meryl Hare.

“We are very excited to be able to offer clients a new luxury 5 star resort in the Mamanuca Islands. We are particularly excited that we have the first truly all inclusive resort for our customers in this part of Fiji.”

“We want Tadrai Island Resort to be seen as the ultimate paradise for guests, who will experience a level of Fijian service and hospitality not yet seen in the Mamanucas. It is a very exciting time.” Explains Managing Director, Mr Aaron McGrath.

This beautiful resort consists of five elegantly designed ultra deluxe villas all located on a serene, secluded cove with exclusive access to Selena Beach, just one of four magnificent white sand beaches that form part of Tadrai Island Resort.

All beachfront villa’s are 100sqm in size and feature their own outdoor plunge pools, private decks with day beds, personal butler service, king beds, indoor/outdoor showers, complimentary high speed wireless internet and ipads, ipod/iphone docking stations, air conditioning and ceiling fans, flat screen LCD TV’s, cable/satellite TV, DVD Library, in-house movies, personal wine coolers, larger stone bathtubs, in room safe, IDD telephone, and espresso/coffee machines and tea making facilities.

Situated at Selena Cove in the resorts main complex is the signature restaurant, Na Vatu. A stunning indoor/outdoor restaurant overlooking the magnificent pool area and directly out over the Pacific Ocean. The restaurants menu showcases the finest of fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on local seafood, affording guests the unique opportunity to experience the clean, crisp flavours of Pacific Rim cuisine.

Guests can also indulge in in-villa dining, where they can enjoy any dish featured on the restaurants menu, or request a special dish of their own, in the privacy of their own villa. For true romantics a picnic for two can also be organised at any of the resort’s wonderfully secluded locations.

Also found in the resort’s central facility is Tadrai’s Bar, the perfect place to indulge in a cocktail or two, the resorts large fresh water pool and a guest lounge and library.

All resort activities and excursions can be tailored to individual guests and include sea kayaking, hobie catamaran sailing, handline fishing, reef snorkeling, various diving tours. Alfresco Spa services are also available for those seeking a higher level of pampering, with the opportunity for guests to be treated in their villa, if they wish. 

As Tadrai will be strictly adults only, this resort is the perfect location for couples, weddings, honeymooners or for that romantic getaway.

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Tabu – Endorsing the Wisdom of the Ancients

Tadrai Island Resort, the Mamanucas newest super de-luxe Resort development, has shown it takes sustainability seriously and is upholding the local custom and tradition by implementing The current Fijian “tabu”, or prohibition against fishing the reefs around Mana island.

 “While Tadrai makes the most of the delicious seafood available it’s not at the expense the environment. We want Guests to experience the bounty of our unspoiled reefs first hand – not just on their plate,” says the Tadrai Island Resort’s Australian born Resort Manager, Simon Beckett. 

 “The exclusion area is well sign posted and is energetically monitored by local villagers who have already reported the return to habitat of some fish species not seen in decades, including snappers, groupers, sweetlips and emperors and especially Jordan tuskfish.” He continues.

 Although the ancient tradition of tabu is normally observed as a mark of respect following the death of a Chief, government and local authorities have cleverly adapted the practice to benefit modern marine conservation programmes.

 The regulation covers the area around the entire foreshore of ManaIslandfrom the high water mark to the edge of the reef and was initiated by the mataqali and approved by the Turaga Tui Lawa, Ratu Sevanaia Lalabalavu. The “tabu” has been in place since June 2010 and is to remain in force for a further three years. 

Traditionally, the tabu lasted for a period of 100 days – to allow sufficient time for fish stocks to replenish in readiness for the ritual “One Hundred Nights” Feast. 

 Modern Resort developments, in partnership with government and stakeholders, are at the forefront in recognising the importance of conserving vulnerable and endangered habitats.  The Mamanuca Environmental Society (MES) leads this conservation and is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation with objectives initiated by its members to address environmental issues specific to the region.

 The Mana tabu on the other hand, demonstrates what can be achieved at the all-important grass-roots level.  The initiative capitalises on the link between traditional values and environmental aspirations, and derives maximum value from community support.  Perhaps best of all – the overall effect is educative, sustainable – and cost effective.

 And the Winners Are – All of Us!

 “Everyone deserves to experience the dream ….. at least once in a lifetime”

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Paradise Found

Tadrai Island Resort will set a new benchmark in luxury travel. Discerning guests who expect the best will appreciate the relaxed ambience and modern style of this remote island paradise, where deceptively simple design and contemporary spaces offer a fresh
approach to the ultimate Fijian getaway.”

Blendng Fiji’s natural surrounds with lavish finishes were key to luxury resort Tadrai’s sumptuous interiors, created byaward-winning designers Hare + Klein.

“We worked closely with the architect and our client to meet their brief of a seamless indoor-outdoor space that offers guests a unique and authentic experience. The traditional thatched-roof villas are scattered along the coastline, tucked away in the island’s foliage to create privacy and cohesion with their natural surrounds.” Said Meryl Hare, Hare + Klein, Director.

The resort’s methodology was to construct a remote island escape with an emphasis on privacy and rustic luxury. The design of Tadrai is purposely casual and intimate. The indoor-outdoor aspect creates a natural connection between the interior and exterior spaces.

For example, internal timber flooring adjoins timber decking to provide a feeling of
consistency and space; the detailed joinery of each villa’s entertainment unit is continued outside in the design of the comfortable sun beds; and each ensuite is open to the outside elements, creating the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience. All aspects of the Resort have been designed with the natural environment in mind.

Comfort and practicality are also emphasised in the custom-made soft furnishings, created by multi award-winning furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Natural linen
provides a relaxed finish, and the colour palette contains neutral hues with bursts of vibrance to reflect the azure waters of the surrounding ocean. The final outcome is a set of lavish interiors that are perfectly placed against the spectacular backdrop of Mana Island.

“Everyone deserves to experience the dream ….. at least once in a lifetime”

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