Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Is Fiji Going on a Slow Sale in the International Markets? Ever Heard of 'Vanuaa' Island, Fiji?


Ever heard of 'The World's Private Island Market place'? Well it got a slice of Fiji being advertised for [two million eight hundred & fifty thousand US dollars] $2,850,000 in US currency. I have never known an island in Fiji calledVanuaa or perhaps I have been away too long. 

Nevertheless, for those that do not know there are more Fijian Islands on this market and wonder whether the landowners know anything about it? I mean those Indigenous Fijians that has these islands or land under their Mataqali (s)? Maybe, I am wrong as the current owners may have won through massive warfare or massive money wranglings with the rich locals? Who knows? There are amny other Fijian islands being marketed on this site eg
Katafanga Resort- €20 Million- 225 acresFiji ResortUS $5M - 25acr. 

Sad is'nt it that Fijian lands are coming to this? Whoever trained up these hooligans with guns that learnt to take over the political powers in Fiji? Is it the United Nations for sending these poor 3rd world island nations to serve in peace keeping duties? Maybe? Or perhaps other reasons? You guess is as good as mine. One things for sure, slices of Fijian Paradise is going going, and soon Fijians will be gone!!
by Bera Na Liva
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Price US $2,850,000 

Status for sale
Size 12 acres
Location Yasawa
Vanuaa Island, Fiji
The moment you step ashore- catch the fragrance of tropical fruit and bougainvillea -cast your eyes back across the opalescent lagoon and pearl white beach; you know this is a holiday destination you never want to leave.

Vanuaa Island is part of Fiji’s renowned Yasawa archipelago…a lush 20 square mile atoll with abundant fish and coral that populate its pristine fringing reef.

Opened first in 2008 the boutique resort comprising 11 bures and substantial infrastructure is now for sale regrettably for family reasons.

Travel cognoscenti have been quick to recognise the destination’s allure. The resort is booked out until Xmas 2010 and beyond.

Hugging the beach, the resort is set amongst substantial organic vegetable gardens which are fed from two deep bores through coral and limestone providing near potable water which is further treated in a desalination plant.

Set on close to 12 acres, the resort has a 99-year lease and is gifted with two local villages that provide trained staff to run the facility. Most of the hard work for this enviable resort has been done. The sewage system and treatment plant is state of the art and installed at a cost of A$250,000. It has sufficient capacity to deal with the planned expansion of a further 11 bures along the foreshore.

The resort complies with all facets of the Environmental Impact Study commissioned at a cost of $30,000.

Two 75KVA generators housed in the maintenance area on the resort’s fenced boundary provide power for the bures and the main pavilion. All of them built to sustain severe weather.
The main pavilion, which borrows from tribal design, is the entertainment hub of the resort comprising a spacious restaurant, bar and lounge area. At the rear is a recreation area, office and reception booth.

Guests can dine inside or outside on the large deck with views of the lagoon, the Yasawa island chain and the 30 foot infinity pool.

With floors from polished mahogany and plantation-shuttered windows to catch the breeze -the eight single and three double bures are both elegant and comfortable. The inside/ outside bathrooms add a touch of romance.

The resort has many attractions but the Dive Master continues to be very busy. Many of the guests come to dive the outer reef which has crystal clear balmy water and teeming fish life. There are two dive compressors at the resort, up to date dive equipment for 10 guests at any one time and a 30-foot dive boat with a 225HP Yamaha engine.

Access to the island is either by helicopter or by the resort’s twin 350 HP Ramco designed ocean going transport vessel. Guests are picked up from the fast ferry which makes the two hour journey to the Yasawas from Denarau, Nadi. The 10-mile shuttle journey to the resort takes a further 25 minutes. Flights direct from Nadi by helicopter take 30 minutes.

The owners would prefer an outright sale but would consider taking on a working partner with a half share in the resort. Turnover in high season is around A$70,000 per week.

Facilities include:
Industrial kitchen with 20 foot refrigerated container and freezer room.
Staff quarters with eight large rooms able to accommodate three full time staff members.
Three boats which include:
• Forty foot Ramco design transport boat with twin 350 HP Yamaha engines
• Fishing and dive boat (30 foot) with 225 HP Yamaha engine
• All-purpose longboat with 60 HP Yamaha engine.

6 kayaks (two doubles and four singles)

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