LUX July 2017

LUX - July 2017 45 The World’s ‘Hidden Paradise’ The 5-star rated Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Resort is the ideal place for an unforgettable honeymoon, an intimate wedding or a dream vacation. The resort’s Petra Tikalova begins the interview with an impressive overview of the hotel and its exquisitely beautiful location. “Let us organise your most special day, while you rest and enjoy your vacation. Whatever your special occasion may be, we will try to do our best to ensure that it meets your highest expectations. Emaho Sekawa is a 5-star all-inclusive, private, tropical haven – Fiji’s most unique resort and the ultimate in tropical luxury. “Perched high on a hill on Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua Levu, the resort is surrounded by hundreds of acres of pristine tropical rainforest, with breath-taking panoramic views of The Pacific Ocean, Savusavu Bay Coastline and nearby Mountain Range. “This unique location makes Emaho Sekawa different from any resort in Fiji. It is an ideal base camp from which to explore both ocean and rainforest, while getting to know the authentic, traditional Fiji. You can experience the world’s ‘hidden paradise’, while being wrapped in luxury and romance.” Petra then spills the beans on the resort’s ‘Bula Pavilion’ - restaurant & bar, as well as the culinary philosophy they stand by. “This traditional Fijian thatched roof bure style pavilion offers extensive panoramic views while maintaining an intimate setting and privacy for a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner, our daily specials, or a unique menu tailored just for you. “A full bar is available with skilled personnel to mix cocktails of your choice. Enjoy our fabulous House Special ‘Emaho’, or try the irresistible ‘Caprioska’, or our Fijian Mojito, the choice is yours. We also stock a good selection of local and imported beers and liqueurs. For wine lovers, we have an impressive selection of imported wines. Our specially selected wine list offers Australian, New Zealand as well as French and Italian wines. “Keeping its approach and commitment to ecological issues, Emaho Sekawa strives to strengthen the connection between the resort’s menu and the locally grown produce. The recipes are inspired by a distinctive culinary style blending international gourmet cuisine with traditional Fijian flavours. “The meals are a true reflection of the colourful tropical setting in which they are enjoyed. The resort´s own organic garden ensures that guests can enjoy seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Should you have any special dietary requirements, please do let us know and we’ll make sure all is organised just in time for your arrival.” At Emaho Sekawa, they want you to have dinner where ever you want, as Petra tells us. “Besides dining in our Bula Pavilion restaurant & bar, you can have a romantic dinner under the stars lighted by candles, lanterns and bonfire. The resort’s grounds and each villa’s individual dining spots all add their own touch to your dining occasion creating spectacular events with each meal. “Finally, if you wish to stay in the comfort and privacy of your own villa, we are happy to take care of all the dining arrangements there too with the same precision and quality as if being served in the restaurant. Emaho Sekawa offers full service in Villa Dining, including gourmet private dinners. Order from the menu or let us know what you want and we’ll deliver it to the comfort of your villa.” When you are not thinking about food and drink, you may wish to sample Emaho Sekawa’s spa. This is the ideal place to both relax and revitalise the mind, body and soul. Petra reveals more about this and provides us with her insights into Authentic Fiji. “Drawing on the Fijian age-old know-how and the healing properties of local plants such as the dilo nut and coconut, the spa’s expert offers treatments and massages that can be enjoyed in our truly peaceful environment. “The line of pure Fiji products we use compliments our range of treatments and therapies perfectly. All pure Fiji products are made in this country, with ingredients grown throughout the Islands here. The products offer the ultimate in relaxation, revitalisation, detoxification and inner strength. All treatments and massages can be enjoyed at the outdoor location of your choice, the outdoor spa bure, or in the privacy and comfort of your villa. “Fiji, has it all, beautiful beaches, abundant sunshine, a rich culture, pristine reefs and some of the world’s best diving. Fiji supplies all the classic images of paradise. But the best thing about Fiji isn’t its palm-draped beaches, colourful coral reefs, or lush green mountains. It is the enormous friendliness of the Fijian inhabitants. Experiencing the Fijian Dance ‘Meke’ is a memorable cultural experience that should not be missed, Petra explains. She also provides a flavour of the wealth of marine life, within easy reach of Emaho Sekawa. “Watch the locals dance their traditional spear-waving war dance with gentle movements, taking second place to the harmony of their voices. Meke can be enjoyed in the Village or at Emaho Sekawa Retreat. “While exploring Fiji and meeting Fijians, you will be frequently invited to participate in one of the most common ceremonial and social customs in Fiji, the Kava ‘Yangona’ Ceremony. Yangona (yon-gon-na) is a slightly narcotic drink, that has a calming effect. At Emaho Sekawa we offer the Kava/Yangona Ceremony accompanied by local Fijian musicians. This is an evening that should not be missed. “There is a wealth of marine life within easy reach away from Emaho Sekawa. Turtles can be found, as well as an abundance of soft corals and exotic fish, factors which are sure to make any excursion into the deep a true voyage of discovery. Fiji’s pristine marine environment, with its many marine reserves, makes the country a haven for exploring the underwater life. You can make frequent visits to the calm Savusavu Bay waters and if you’re lucky, you can spot whales Company: Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Resort Name: Petra Tikalova Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: Sekawa Beach Estate, Savusavu, PO Box 899, Fiji Telephone: +679 972 5515 Honeymoon testimonials “Stunning, amazing, breath taking, pick your description but it is unparalleled, and I have been many amazing places in my life. This is in the top five.” “It seems like time stands still at the Emaho Sekawa luxury retreat. It’s all about you and the once in a lifetime experience of getting spoiled beyond your imagination.” “If you want to be pampered, this is the place to be. I would say this place is ideal for couples, honeymooners especially. you operate on your own schedule, you can eat whenever you want, eat whatever you want and you can choose from array of activities...” “Leaving paradise was the hardest part and we are already planning a return trip. We know that we will never find another place in the entire world as special as Emaho Sekawa.”