There’s no place like home—which is especially true of Nanuku, a two-mile stretch of snow-white beaches, crystal-clear waves, and hundred-year-old palm trees along the south coast of Fiji’s main island. With only 9 percent of Fiji available as freehold real estate, owning a piece of paradise on a breathtaking islet such as this one is something many island-lovers merely dream about. But with the recent release of several beach-access homesites (from $399,000) and oceanfront sites (from $995,000) at Nanuku Ocean Estates, an idyllic community adjacent to the Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji, a lucky few will finally have the opportunity to call Fiji home.
With 10 freehold homesites (ranging from a third of an acre to three-fourths of an acre of land) currently for sale, owners can build their dream home from the ground up. Half of the lots are located directly on the waterfront, while the others have reserved private-beach access.
There is also one pre-built, move-in-ready home currently for sale: Villa Tinikatolu is a 4,520-square-foot beachfront home on just over an acre of land. It features sweeping grand ceilings, three bedrooms with en suite baths (each equipped with a Jacuzzi tub), a gourmet kitchen, an outdoor landscaped shower, and a beachfront pool and hot tub. Owners who opt to buy an undeveloped homesite can employ the architect or contractor of their choice to design and build the home, or they can select a preapproved plan from Grounds Kent Architects, the firm that designed the resort’s villas and clubhouse. All property owners will have free run of Nanuku’s beaches, by-reservation access to the resort’s gourmet restaurant and bar, appointment access to the on-site Lomana Spa and Wellness Centre, and 24-hour gated security.
Those genuinely interested in Nanuku real estate can take the Discovery Tour, which provides prospective owners a four-day, three-night, all-inclusive stay at one of the oceanfront accommodations at the Auberge Resort (from $1,500 per couple). This offer is available through the end of the year. (Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org, 844.696.3454; nanukufiji.com)