Luxury Freehold Property Ownership in Fiji

August 8th, 2017

Due to it’s unique beauty and relative seclusion, Fiji is one of the most sought after locations for freehold land in the world.

Fiji is an archipelago with over 330 islands of which 110 are inhabited. The two largest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, which account for about three-quarters of the total land area of the country.

Fiji draws thousands of travelers and tourists annually. Many of them never want to leave; most return, captivated by all that Fiji has to offer.

These islands have enormous appeal for those seeking a serene and beautiful environment either as a second home or as a place to spend their retirement years.

Property values in Fiji have increased in the past four years, attracting buyers interested in homes as investment opportunities. The most desirable property type for purchase is “freehold” because it is the only real estate that can be wholly owned.

Other types of land in Fiji are native trust land, which can only be leased but never owned, and crown land, which is government-owned and in certain areas can be leased directly from the government of Fiji.

Beachfront villa steps from the ocean

A beachfront villa at Nanuku Fiji

What does freehold mean?

Freehold property, sometimes called fee simple, can be bought and sold freely and owned forever. Freehold ownership means you have absolute title to your property in perpetuity, and can sell, transfer, or bequeath it as you wish.

In all of Fiji, only nine percent of available land is freehold, and only a fraction of that is beachfront (which of course is in highest demand).

How to buy a freehold property.

The best way to purchase freehold property is with the assistance of a reputable real estate agency or development company to ensure all relevant legalities are in place.

Non–citizens of Fiji can purchase freehold property as long as it is outside urban areas as outlined in Fiji’s 2014 Land Sales (Amendment) Act.

Typically, within two years of buying freehold land in Fiji, the new owner is legally required to build a home valued at FJD $250,000 or more on the lot. However Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji is a tourism integrated project, and thus this rule does not apply to purchasers of Nanuku’s freehold land for sale. In other words, there is no build requirement when you purchase property at Nanuku.

For tax purposes, owners must register with the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority.

Freehold or land tenure in Fiji is via the Torrens title land-registration system, with the title guaranteed constitutionally by the State.

aerial view of nanuku beachfront villas

The Auberge Beach Villas at Nanuku

At Nanuku you can purchase freehold three ways: land, home-lot packages, or a newly built villa.

Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji on Viti Levu offers you a rare opportunity to own a piece of freehold land in Fiji. A personal, private beachfront retreat with sophisticated and luxurious amenities can now be yours.

Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji encompasses 500 acres of land surrounded by lush tropical mountains and includes a significantly large area of oceanfront (3 km). The Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji land is outside city and town boundaries and therefore any vacant freehold property it owns is open to purchase by non-citizens of Fiji.

Nanuku is one of Fiji’s biggest property developments and the freehold lots on offer range in size from around 1452sqm (14520sqft) to 3035sqm (30350sqft) and start in the mid-$200‘s [USD].

Nanuku offers this one-of-a-kind investment opportunity to build your island home from the ground up, with custom designs by the world-renowned Grounds Kent Architects, winners of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler “Best Hotel” Award, or an approved builder of your choice.

You can also purchase one of our brand new beachfront and beach access villas. These Auberge Beach Villas are beautifully appointed combining masterful design and modern luxury to provide the discerning owner with a living experience like no other. While Phase 2 is almost sold out, there are a handful left starting in the mid-$700’s [USD].

The living is easy in these villas, the ultimate retreat. Perfect for those who seek a tranquil backdrop to an extraordinary life. These magnificent beachfront homes, graced by soaring ceilings and wall-to-wall windows, reflect a magical merging of inspiration and architecture.

Fijian decor, handicrafts, and thatched roof bures embrace the culture and heritage of Fiji, giving each villa an authentic tropical ambiance.

Entertainment areas flow seamlessly to the courtyard which is essentially an outdoor living room – and onto the sparkling plunge pool, fragrant tropical garden, and tranquil sea beyond. Residences face south capturing the sunshine throughout the day and benefitting from sweet, gentle ocean breezes.

Sleek light-filled en-suite baths and stylish gourmet kitchens ensure modern comfort and convenience in every way. Take a look inside with one of our 360-degree virtual tours.

Ownership includes Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji’s luxurious services!

Owning a home at Nanuku entitles you to the extraordinary service and exceptional amenities offered by Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji including exquisite world-class cuisine, housekeeping and nannies, the serene and inviting Lomana Spa and Wellness Center, the Nanuku Clubhouse, and the immensely popular Lai Lai kid’s adventure club. Truly resort-style living!

ocean view from the Nanuku Fiji clubhouse

View from the Nanuku Fiji Clubhouse

Homeowner’s benefits also include the following:

  • Convenient access by air. The resort has a private airstrip and helipad and is a scenic 30-minute flight from Nadi International Airport.
  • Friendly, 24-hour, gated security.
  • Three kilometers of Fiji’s most beautiful beachfront.
  • Access to the Auberge Resorts Collection worldwide home exchange collection with the opportunity to holiday in Los Cabos, Napa Valley, and beyond.
  • Optional home rental program.
  • Property management services.

And there is so much to do!

There is no limit to the adventures you and your family will enjoy in Fiji. Diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the ocean, deep-sea fishing, hiking in the mountains, and thrilling to the speed of a zipline or whitewater raft are good ways to begin.

World-class surfing at Frigate’s Pass, one of the top 10 surfing destinations on the planet, offers brag-worthy breaks and the Pearl Championship Fiji Golf Course next door to Nanuku provides the avid golfer with a challenging game.

Immerse yourself in Fijian culture by partaking in a Kava ceremony, shopping in a local village, and learning how to prepare Kokoda, Fiji’s delicious ceviche style dish.

Fiji is an extraordinary place. Anchored by its happy people, nourished by the warm sun and surrounded by the beautiful sea and lush mountains, it’s easy to understand why visitors never want to leave and can’t wait to return.

If you are interested in making Fiji your home and wish to inquire about Nanuku Auberge freehold properties and villas, please contact us here.