Nanuku Exceeds $16 million in Real Estate Contracts in 30-Day Period
Beachfront Residences Selling at Record Pace at Boutique Resort on Viti Levu
Pacific Harbour, FIJI: Nanuku, home to the award-winning Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji on Viti Levu’s Coral Coast, has set a new real estate sales record, surpassing $16MM FJD (close to $8MM USD) in just 30 days. 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. Nanuku offers 1 and 2-bedroom villas, beachfront and beachview homesites, and beach estate packages (larger homes of 3+ bedrooms) — all of which include convenient access to the luxury resort and its many impressive amenities including dining, spa, and water sports.
“Once we brought the Auberge Beach Villas product on the market, buyers started to really pay attention,” says Pete Rowland, VP Real Estate Sales for Nanuku. He’s referring to the brand new oceanfront villas quickly going up next to a retreat used by by the Fijian President, H.E. Major General (Rt’d) Jioji Konrote. The 1- and 2-bedroom villas meld a tropical modern aesthetic with carefree lock-and-leave convenience.
These stunning villas come in Beachfront, Beachview, or Garden Terrace configurations. Lushly landscaped courtyards, plunge pools, and direct beach access add to the magnetic charm of the villas, which seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces in a serene, laid-back style. The villas will be completed by the new year, and preconstruction pricing is available now for the next phase of similar product.
While the Auberge Beach Villas got the ball rolling, the record sales include home estate packages as well. And there’s been increased interested in blocks of land at Nanuku recently — for which Nanuku can offer home plans or the buyer can retain their own architect.
Rowland reports that buyers have been impressed by the value and quality of the architecture and amenities. They are getting a lot more for their money. Says Rowland, “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.” He adds, “We are one of the few luxury resort properties on Fiji’s main island offering beachfront freehold real estate. That’s rare in Fiji as the locals know. 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.”
Indeed, Nanuku’s location on the Coral Coast, minutes from Pacific Harbour (Fiji’s ordained “Adventure Capital”), is one hour’s drive from Suva and just over two hours from Nadi. Nanuku also has a private airstrip if you prefer to travel that way in even less time (and take in the views). It should be mentioned that if Nanuku property owners do want to jet off on a remote getaway, there’s a private island 30 minutes off-shore at their disposal, exclusively for Nanuku owners and guests. Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji can provide you the jet skis to get there, or ferry you via their boat, the “Nanuku 1”.
Sean McLaughlin, Nanuku’s Sydney-based dedicated real estate sales director for Australia and New Zealand, knows what’s drawing buyers from those regions to Fiji and Nanuku in particular. He explains, “Australian buyers are looking for alternatives to buying an investment property in the cities. The returns aren’t great and they don’t get the benefits of the great lifestyle that a place like Nanuku offers.”
He continues, “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. Most people in Australia live in big, busy cities and they want a chance to get away from it all. Truly unplug and unwind for a few days.”
McLauglin touched on the financial advantages as well, “To buy something on the ocean in Australia or New Zealand would cost several times the price of a beautiful place on the beach at Nanuku. To know that it’s managed by a world-class hotel operator when they aren’t using it helps them feel even more secure and excited about their purchase.”
All that said, it is typically the experience of staying at Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji, the chief amenity, that convinces buyers there is nowhere else they’d rather be. The resort has enjoyed a #1 rating on TripAdvisor and annual Certificate of Excellence recognition. It won the coveted Andrew Harper Grand Award thanks in part to the tremendous focus on service instilled by managing partner Auberge Resorts Collection and the family-oriented spirit of the Fijian people who ensure every owner and guest, of every age, is pampered and entertained.
Rowland elaborates on the benefits, “The dining, spa, and recreational offerings are top notch. And when you aren’t here, Auberge offers attentive property management, and you may place your villa in the resort rental program for investment return. Another plus is Nanuku homeowners can participate in Auberge Resorts Collection’s international home-exchange program with properties in the United States, the Caribbean, and Costa Rica. There’s so much opportunity.”