Lynette Mercer was born in Australia. The eldest of the three daughters of missionary teachers, she came to Fiji with her parents as a two year old child.
She has resided and worked on most of the major (and a few small!) islands of the Fiji Group, speaks two dialects fluently….. with a smattering of a few others including Hindi!
She and her ex-husband Robin, built Kontiki Lodge (now Korosun) on Vanua Levu. From there they completed the building and operated the original Namale Plantation Resort for fifteen years. It was here that their only child, Richard was raised.
Lynette’s first love is handicrafts….. namely the transformation of beach debris into Fijian works of art and driftwood creations.. Her subsequent occupation of Relief Management for small outer island resorts providing an abundance of ‘raw materials’ for her creative work.
She now resides with her partner in Queensland Australia, where she pursues her many artistic interests. They spend around six weeks in Fiji every year with their many friends & extended family…