The Fijian resort has long been recognised for its efforts in conservation and strides toward sustainability
Fijian owned and multi award-winning Likuliku Lagoon Resort has been accepted as a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World (NGULW) – the first and only in Fiji and one of only two in the Pacific.
The resort blazed a trail in 2007 when it opened as the country’s first and only over-water bures/bungalow resort, and its acceptance into the NGULW is a nod to the resort’s efforts in conservation and sustainability. Known for celebrating nature rather than conquering it, Unique Lodges of the World properties support cultural heritage and engagement with local communities, and at Likuliku’s efforts to protect the island’s natural resources including the reef and forest areas mean it is well aligned with National Geographic. The resort aims to offer an authentic, quintessential Fijian experience, and has implemented programs including turtle conservation, coral and clam planting. It also consulted with the local community to install marine protection areas on the island.
Likuliku’s environmental initiatives took a dramatic turn in 2010 when a single Fiji Crested Iguana Brachylophus Vitiensis was found at Likuliku, previously thought to be extinct for 30 years. Ahura Resorts embarked on a major regeneration and restoration program and established the first Dry Forest Nursery in Fiji on the island at Likuliku. The resort then focused on growing 12 particular species that, once planted in a 10m x 10m grid, would provide a prototype Dry Forest suitable for Crested Iguana habitation, now acting as the only facility in the world to hatch iguana eggs in captivity under natural conditions.
Guests who book their experiences at the Likuliku Lagoon Resort through National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World www.nationalgeographiclodges.com will also enjoy exclusive, specially-designed eco experiences.