Oct. 3, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
PALMLEA Farms in Vanua Levu is now on the market, giving prospective buyers a rare opportunity to proudly own one of Fiji’s most beautifully authentic eco resorts.
Offering easy land, water and air access, the Macuata property encompasses 20 acres of Freehold with ocean frontage of the Great Sea Reef – the world’s third largest barrier reef – and is a convenient 20 minute-drive from Labasa Airport, and well situated for a marina, with yachts able to anchor in front of the resort.
There is ample room for further guest bures or single family homes and the property is perfect for use as a retreat of spa operation, with a 25-m swimming lap pool, salt water system and sun cabanas.
Its main lodge presents superb wide-vista ocean views and includes a 30-seat dining room, bar lounge reception, large well-equipped kitchen & walk-in pantry, outdoor wood-fire pizza & bread oven.
Manager’s apartments may double as guest suites and entail two single-bedroom ocean-view villas and a single 2-bedroom family villa with plans for four more villas around the swimming pool, alongside a staff house inclusive of a kitchen and bathroom and staff facilities.
The deluxe villas are made of native hardwood and pine with woven bamboo finishing and furnished with queen / king-sized beds, private baths, fly-screens, and fans, while laundry facilities include line storage, washer and dryers and a security cottage.
There are two large multi-purpose sheds and boat equipment storage, a 55m boat jetty, and 22ft beam welded aluminium lagoon boat, and kayaks, only a short distance to nearby surfing and diving sites and a private beach accessible by kayak or row boat.
This eco resort and farm takes a serious approach to sustaining the natural environment and comes with a 30-metre bore hole featuring unlimited crystal clear water, bore pumps, a 5-metre hand dug well, five catchment water tanks holding up to 8000 litres and a solar system with 240-volt inverter with 8k generator and a Big 25k Denyo 3 phase generator, and Kubota engine.
Palmlea is a natural, mangrove bird sanctuary and home to South African-imported Boer Goats- one of the world’s largest goat breeds- alongside12 separate fenced livestock paddocks, organic vegetable gardens and share houses for potting, seeding and propagating, bee hives and chicken layer pens amongst flame trees, African tulip trees and citrus trees.
Extensive fruit trees produce mango, pawpaw, avocado, breadfruit, guava, lemon, myers lime, passionfruit, and coconut, with flora including a large orchid, ginger and rose varieties, a commercial aloe vera garden and palm varieties that also produce Palmlea Organic Coconut Oil.
With the additional exposure of six years of brand awareness and marketing, Palmlea is a truly unique eco-agritourism property offering a rare blend of authentic environmental sustainability, adventure, romance, and solitude in a still central location.
Considering its varied amenities, operations and idyllic location, this pristine property is a bargain at a selling price of USD $1.2 million (plus VAT).
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