The National, Monday July 29th, 2013
A A$60 million resort is being built on a man-made island in Samoa, The Australian reports.
The resort is being funded by the Lamana Group.
According to the paper, when completed, Taumeasina Island will have 80 rooms and 25 villas, shops, restaurants, a bar, water sports pavilion, day spa, gym, beach and wedding chapel.
Construction on the island resort, near the capital Apia, began last month and the project is expected to open in early 2016.
Lamana also operates the Heritage Park Hotel in the Solomon Islands and is renovating the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji. Taumeasina designed by architectural firm Thomson Adsett.
It will be a huge draw card for the South Pacific nation, which was devastated by a tsunami in 2009 and a cyclone in December. – The Australian