Luxury residential villas at Nanuku Auberge Resort have staged an impressive international pull with over FJD$16 million (close to USD$8 million) of real estate contracts in 30-days.
Nestled on the Pacific Harbour end of Fiji’s Coral Coast, the beachfront, beach-view and garden view inventory includes 1 and 2-bedroom private villas and home-lot packages for villas with 3+ bedrooms.
“Its global appeal has drawn buyers from Fiji, Australia and the United States who put down reservation deposits in advance to purchase at this gorgeous 500-acre gated beachfront community,” the resort confirmed.
All homesites and beach estate packages include access to the luxury resort and amenities, such as dining, spa and water sports, with proximity to Pacific Harbour’s retail precinct.
Nanuku’s VP Real Estate Sales, Pete Rowland, said the villas had drawn considerable attention since launching onto the market, with new oceanfront villas rising adjacent to a retreat used by the Fijian President, H.E. Major General (Rt'd) Jioji Konrote.
Combining tropical modern aesthetic with carefree lock-and-leave convenience, the provision of plunge pools, landscaped courtyards and direct beach access add to the ambience of the 1 and 2-bedroom villas, which are still under construction by Pacific Building Solutions.
Nanuku confirmed that the villas would be completed by 2019 and that pre-construction pricing was still available for the next phase of a similar development. Additionally, the growing interest in land lots at Nanuku has led them to offer home plans for buyers without architects.
“There's no question, especially for buyers from the United States, that they see this as a major advantage —- the pricing and values are outstanding,” Rowland added.
Property management services will be offered to absent owners who can also place their villa in the resort rental program for investment returns and additionally, take part in the Auberge Resorts Collections’ global home-exchange program with properties in the United States, the Caribbean, and Costa Rica. There’s so much opportunity.”
Buyers have been impressed by the development architecture and amenities and pleased with the return on their investment for what is a rare slice of beachfront Freehold real estate by a luxury resort in Fiji. Less than 10 % of Fiji’s landmass is Freehold, which is the only land type that can be bought outright by non-residents in the country.
“If you are looking for a home on the main island, we're able to provide a high-end product that is easily accessible that you can drive to and don't need to fly or take a boat to get there once you arrive in Fiji.”
Nanuku has proven popular with both global and domestic travellers, with the waterfront property being less than an hour’s drive from the Fijian capital of Suva City and retaining its own airstrip for chartered flights. A namesake island off the reef is also being availed to Nanuku property owners and guests, with jet skis and sea transport, while the surrounding retail and dining centre of Pacific Harbour adds convenience alongside a large inventory of adventure and outdoor activity operators.
Nanuku’s Sydney-based real estate director for Australia and New Zealand, Sean McLaughlin notes that the residential villas and home packages have proved to be a strong incentive for buyers seeking alternatives to city-based investment properties, which have produced slow returns and pale to the tropical lifestyle offered by Nanuku.
“Australia has beautiful beaches all over the country but they are so crowded. People love that they can visit their beach at Nanuku and have it all to themselves,” he said.
Nanuku Auberge has enjoyed stellar ratings as a leading Fiji resort and as a winner of the Andrew Harper Grand Award. The addition of residential villas and homes onsite has been an exciting period for discerning buyers.