There are multiple reasons why this is an ideal site for both cultural and eco-tourism. The Cultural Center site covers 11 acres and the retreat lodging site approximately 45 acres with 2000 feet of incredibly beautiful beach frontage. All Bures (units) have water views; half would be on stilts over the shallow bay water.
This unique combination of a exquisite, white sandbeach with its azure, warm tropical waters, the lush, green jungle foliage, a historical site, herbal medicinal plants such as Kava for anxiety, and an abundance of English speaking, inexpensive native workers provide an economic opportunity to preserve a part of the Fijian Culture, provide employment, and create an important international destination for those interested in cultural and eco-tourism.
The village of Wailevu remains untouched in its historical natural environment. The villagers still live as they always have, harvesting the land and sea for their food, building materials, and medicine. Fruit trees, edible plants and medicinal herbs and roots abound, along with the traditional knowledge of how to utilize them. Consequently, the herbs will be used in the Retreat Lodging's traditional Fijian spa. Local fruits, vegetables, fish and shellfish will provide the food on the restaurant's tables. Locally grown wood, palms, and pandanus will be carved or woven into handicrafts, which will be sold in the shops.
The mounds of the former Bures of the Tui homes of the Fijian Lords of Wailevu are well preserved and the formerly existing Bures can easily be restored and the villages of the clans that served the Tui rebuilt.