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A Chiefly Title for Taumeasina Island Resort’s General Manager

Taumeasina Island Resort’s general manager Nathan Bucknall, was recently given a high chiefly title from the local village in Samoa, his new name is Tuiataga.

February 26, 2019
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Rebecca Murphy

Rebecca Murphy

February 26, 2019

Taumeasina Island Resort’s general manager Nathan Bucknall, was recently given a high chiefly title from the local village in Samoa, his new name is Tuiataga.

“This was a huge honour, and very humbling” says Tuiataga, very proud of this bestowal of title, a privilege usually reserved for people of Samoan heritage only.”

But Nathan says it is a title he shares with all his staff for their dedication to ensuring each guest has a memorable holiday in Samoa.

“Taumeasina Island Resort has so much to offer. The resort is equipped with catamarans, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, tennis courts, beautiful swimming pools, a spa, gymnasium, sauna and two restaurants, two bars all set in a ideal location just outside of town,” he said.

“Taumeasina’s unique selling point is that you are on an island, connected by a causeway, just five minutes from the capital city; yet everywhere you turn, you would not know you were so close to town.”

The weekly entertainment at Taumeasina is unmatched in Samoa. It starts with happy hour every night of the week, between 5pm and 8pm; Wednesday night the staff put together an amazing show – Ladies’ Night – an electric and energetic all-male review, with an island kick to it. All the boys practice in their own time and dance each week from 8pm.

Thursday night in the Manu bar is Fa’afafine night. This is the only show of its kind in Samoa at the moment and is without a doubt the most popular show in the country. The term Fa’afafine refers to (in Samoa) a person whose birth sex is male but who is raised as a woman, and identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders. These ‘ladies’ who are also employees at Taumeasina perform every Thursday, a number of dazzling, and glittery acts that will be sure to keep your mouth open for their entire performance.

Friday night at Taumeasina be entertained by a wonderful two-piece band during happy hour, followed by the ‘Fruit Salad Show’ which is a mix of Wednesday and Thursday night performances with some extra bits thrown in for fun.

“Saturday night is the finale of all of the weekly entertainment, where once again the staff get together to entertain and amaze, this time at the weekly Fia Fia evening. Not only can try an array of local cuisine, but you can also experience traditional Samoan dancing, and of course the famous Samaon Siva Afi or (fire dancing).”

So if you are looking for a holiday, on a tropical island, on a tropical island where you can be wined, dined and continually entertained, Taumeasina Island Resort, Samoa is the easy choice. For more information you can visit www.taumeaisnaislandresortsamoa.com.

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