Liam Costello and Chris Cooke purchased the resort on the 1st March 2018 and have been very busy these last weeks renovating and refurbishing all areas of the resort. Together, Liam and Chris have spent the last 16 years in Fiji developing various successful businesses. Both previously from Australia, they have over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Including 15 years in Fiji’s hospitality and tourism industry.
Chris is the founder and owner of Downunder Pub in Suva. A business he built from the ground up to become one of the most popular and modern venues in Suva, frequented by locals and tourists alike.
Liam is ‘Rum Man’ having developed numerous award-winning rum and vodka products for The Rum Co. of Fiji owned by Paradise Beverages the maker of Fiji Bitter and Fiji Gold Beers. He continues to work as their Master Distiller and Blender. Liam previously owned Crusoe’s Retreat in 2003 to 2006. During this time Liam and his family took a struggling resort and built it into a family favourite.
Together Liam and Chris have created a dynamic team that are excited and poised to take Lalati Resort & Spa forward into its next chapter.
Ollie Masiverata, originally from Taveuni, is the newly appointed Resort Manager. Ollie previously worked for Lalati Resort and Spa for 8 years as Resort Manager, until leaving the property in 2016 to work as Senior Spa Therapist for Yaukuve Spa at Kokomo Private Island Resort. She has chosen to come back to Lalati Resort & Spa to share her wealth of knowledge and experience across all aspects of the property.
Julie Arena is the resorts Sales and Marketing Manager. Julie is based in Melbourne and brings with her 35 years of experience in a variety of sales roles including corporate travel broker. We are excited to have Julie as part of the team and she will be your main contact for all sales and marketing matters.
We would also like to welcome Taylor Dunn who has commenced as Reservations Manager. Taylor is available to assist you with reservations and accounts and will be based in Queensland.
We hope that you will all join us in our excitement as the Team works diligently and vigorously to develop Lalati Resort and Spa into a premier holiday destination for all travellers to Fiji. The property will no longer be promoting itself as an adult’s only resort and will be welcoming guests of all ages.
The resort will continue to offer an extensive range of activities on the land and on the water. Beqa Island is located 2 hours from Nadi, followed by a 30-minute boat ride from Pacific Harbour. It is a vast and lush tropical island and is surrounded by the serene waters of Beqa Lagoon. Beqa Lagoon is rightfully regarded as the soft coral capital of Fiji and is home to the world famous Beqa Shark Dive.
Lalati Resort will be offering guests a variety of accommodation options from Cottages to Oceanfront Villas and premium Honeymoon Suites. A total of 16 rooms are available year-round with all meals and boat transfers included. Please refer to the attached contract for reference.
To help celebrate this exciting event, the resort is offering the following specials:
Offer: Stay 7 Pay 5 & Stay 5 Pay 3
Sales Dates: until 31 August 2018
Trave Dates: Until 30 April 2019
Please add the following contacts to your mailing lists:
Julie Cooke Sales & Marketing Manager:
Taylor Dunn Reservations Manager:
We appreciate your support and we look forward to working with you all. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time on the details above.
(Source: Lalati Resort Press Release 28 May 2018)