An artist impression of Taumeasina Resort which is being built on a man-made island in Samoa. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied
A $60 million resort is being built on a man-made island in Samoa.
When complete, 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 resort is expected to open in early 2016.
The project is being funded by Papua New Guinea company The Lamana Group, which also operates the Heritage Park Hotel in the Solomon Islands and is renovating the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji, and designed by architectural firm Thomson Adsett.
It will be a huge drawcard for the South Pacific nation, which was devastated by a tsunami in 2009 and a cyclone in December.
Source: The Australian