In September 2012, Rob and Sue relocated to Fiji with their two young children to build a resort with a difference. Having always worked on a “Small Is Big” philosophy (it’s the small things in life that make the biggest difference) they set about creating a resort centred solely around customer service and the guest experience.
And so Tropica was born. A 4 star boutique resort catering especially for adults. Designed with a modern feel using local workmanship. All about water and rock, stunning rock walls and rivers permeate throughout the resort, enhanced by flowing water and waterfalls.
The focus is definitely on local. Wherever possible goods have been purchased in Fiji and jobs have been provided to local tradesmen from the surrounding villages. Resident staff are accommodated in one of the best staff villages in Fiji and planting is currently underway for the resort to grow its own organic produce. Building has also started on a resort nursery.
In 2009 whilst holidaying in Fiji, Australian’s Rob & Sue Cecconi decided to paddle over and have a look at a resort that was for sale. Known as Walu Beach Resort it had been let go and looked like a big challenge, and Rob always likes a challenge! Having been to Fiji many times, Rob & Sue had fallen in love with Fiji and its people and their dream was to own a piece of land there.
With two young children the timing wasn’t quite right so they let the opportunity go.
Two years later the resort was again for sale, the timing was now better and so the journey to Fiji began.