Oct 12, 2012 - PropertyGuru.com.sg
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By Romesh Navaratnarajah:

A luxury freehold private island (pictured) approximately one kilometre off the northern coast of Viti Levu Fiji is on the market for US$10 million (around S$12.21 million), according to marketing agent Knight Frank.

Called Nananu-i-cake (Nananu-e-thake), the island is located less than three hours from the capital, Suva, and comes with a smaller satellite isle and is ready for occupation.

With an estimated area of approximately 600 acres, the island comprises a four-bedroom architecturally designed house and two Fiji guest “Bures” bedroom suites, designed by well-known architect Murray Cockburn. In addition, there’s a library, laundry, BBQ/Dining Bure, large open plan living/dining room and swimming pool.

The island also comes with access tracks and roads to five beaches, as well as staff quarters, satellite and telecommunication facilities, boats, generators, a jetty, fresh water supply and 300,000 gallons of water storage.

According to Rick Kermode of Knight Frank Auckland, the property features extensive landscaped gardens, while most of the island has preserved its natural tropical vegetation.

“There are also well-defined road trails for vehicles and horse trekking and ample paddocks for horses and sheep,” Kermode added.

The future buyer could also plan for additional further development within the island.

Owned by the same family since 1974, the island has a colourful history. Its owner, Sir Harold Mitchell (who was then Vice-Chairman of the Party under Sir Winston Churchill during the war) used to invite high-profile dignitaries to the property with many trees planted to commemorate the occasions.  

The property sits on top of one of the highest points on the island and offers panoramic views of neighbouring Nananu-i-ra and the South Pacific Ocean.

 

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