Tilagica Island In Fiji

If you have ever wanted to own your own island, this is the perfect opportunity to own a piece of paradise. Imagine, an island of your own, completely private and self-contained. Whether you are a writer, fisherman, diver or environmentalist, this is a chance to own something truly unique in the world, and for a very good price.

In the South Pacific archipelago of Fiji, where more than 300 islands serve up crystal blue water, swaying palms, private beaches, and exquisite coral reefs in clear lagoons, there is the very tangible feeling of having found paradise. Within this tropical wonderland, 53-acre Tilagica Island offers secure freehold status and sophisticated development that is ready for residency.

Tilagica Island is located on the north side of the northernmost island, Vanua Levu, of the two main and largest Fiji islands (See map page for details). The island is lush with the opportunity to cultivate native fruit trees and offering the opportunity to be self-sufficient with a beautiful garden and domestic animals.

Just north of the island is Cakaulevu, or, as it is also referred to, the Great Sea Reef. The reef is 200 km long and stretches from the tip of Vanua Levu to Viti Levu. See the map page for a map of the location of the reef. A 2004 survey found that the reef contains 55% of the known coral reef fish in Fiji, 74% of the known coral species in Fiji, 40% of all known marine flora in Fiji, and 44% of all Fiji’s endemic reef species. The proximity of the reef to Tilagica Island creates magnificent opportunities for great experiences snorkling, scuba diving, fishing and surfing. The reef is well known for incredible surf break. With a modest 35 foot boat, the owner of Tilagica is a short distance from these reef experiences.

There are three existing structures and caretaker’s quarters on the island, with a total of five bedrooms and five large, modern baths. The central Fijian-style bure (bungalow) home, constructed of sturdy concrete, features tall ceilings with fans, light-tiled floors and beautiful dark wood appointments. A large kitchen occupies the airy great room. The lovely lawn slopes from the living quarters to the water’s edge where the mountains of Vanua Levu can be seen in the distance.

Most importantly, the key infrastructure is modern, functional and operational, and includes solar power, a substantial diesel generator and a 45,000-liter water storage facility. Cell phone service also is available. The buildings and infrastructure were constructed from 2012 to 2015, but the original owner never occupied the island. Although a caretaker resides on the island while awaiting sale, the homes have never been occupied; so new owners can truly make Tilagica their own.

Your journey starts on the most southerly of the two main islands, Viti Levu. The recently upgraded Nadi International Airport—the gateway to Fiji on Viti Levu’s west coast—is your departure point for a 45-minute turbo prop flight to Labasa Airport on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest, but less touristy island. From there, it is a 1.5-hour drive north, before departing on a picturesque boat trip along the Dogotuki River and then making a short open-water crossing to your new island home. Exceptional surfing and diving opportunities abound here, including the magnificent soft corals along the nearby Cakaulevu Reef. Recently designed a World Heritage Site, it’s the world’s third-longest continuous barrier reef, stretching over 120 miles. This is a diving and fisherman’s paradise.

There is something special about private Islands, especially when they are located in a tropical paradise. If that is something to which you aspire, then the 53 acre freehold Tilagica Island, Fiji offers much.

The asking price is $1,300,000 U.S.,  plus VAT. The Seller is motivated to sell and all reasonable offers will be considered.

Contact Richard Idell to discuss purchase.