Close your eyes and picture this: sparkling blue waters, picturesque coral reefs, pristine beaches and tumbling crystal waterfalls. You’re in Fiji.
The heart of the Pacific Islands, 333 islands, home to more than 850,000 people. Fiji has long been a favourite holiday destination for hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.
In 1974 it was a different story. When local Rosie Whitton had a vision that tourism had the power to improve the social and economic wellbeing of every Fijian, she didn’t realise it would have such a profound effect on her entire community.
From that vision and a simple business, Rosie’s Tours now operates full service destination management of Fiji Islands to more than 30 international markets. But the vision of the future continues.
In 2005, Rosie’s son, Tony Whitton and his team wanted to create a revolutionary resort, something that had never been done before in Fiji: over-water bungalows.