Islands For Sale in Fiji

Updated: October, 2022.

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As one of the most remote island archipelagos on the planet, Fiji has long captured the imaginations of travellers and sun-seekers alike. Its warm tropical climate, kilometres of pristine shorelines, lush flora, and impressive coral reefs cement the South Pacific nation among the world’s most desirable island destinations. Now, as tourists flock to the nation’s beaches, real estate investors also surge at the opportunity to own land within the area – whether for private residences or commercial developments. 

In its entirety, the Fijian archipelago comprises upwards of 300 islands and a further 540 islets. Though, roughly only 100 of said islands are inhabited. 

Islands are sold on the Fijian market as either freehold or leasehold properties. The former grants the investor full ownership of the land, and the latter enters the purchasing party into a lease agreement of designated length. Contract renewal for leasehold islands is possible. It’s also worth noting that the Fijian government actively encourages foreign investment with numerous financial schemes to promote tourist developments.

Again, one of Fiji’s greatest allures is its tropical climate. Investors gravitate towards the country for its generous year-round temperatures (>25℃) and long months of sunshine. Temperatures even remain constant through the wet season (November to April).

11 Private Islands for Sale in Fiji

Fijian Private Islands in Numbers
Private islands for sale: 11
Median island size: ~283,280 SQM
Median island price: ~$4,000,000 USD
Median island square meter price: ~ $15.9 USD
Updated: October 2022

1. Katafunga Island ($17,000,000 USD)


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  • Location: Lau Island Group
  • Size: 225 acres, 91 hectares
  • Description: 30km from shore, ~38km southeast of Lomaloma
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Katafanga Island – 225 acres of Fijian beauty. 

The property serves as a testament to the natural splendour of the South Pacific: an encircling blue lagoon rich with fish and other marine life, pristine beaches, towering palm trees, and diverse interior vegetation. 

Given Katafanga’s size, there is significant potential for future development. The island could comfortably feature a first-class resort with the luxury addition of a private airstrip. The encompassing coral reef also has a natural 200-foot opening, allowing large yachts to berth near shore. 

Whether for a private residence or commercial leisure, Katafanga Island profiles as an ideal candidate for luxury development. The pleasures of Fiji await.

Katafunga Island is listed for sale here.

2. Nananu-i-cake Island ($12,000,000 USD)


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  • Location: Ra Province
  • Size: 575 acres, 233 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, ~8km northeast of Rakiraki, Easily accessible from Viti Levu, two hours from Nadi International Airport or 35 minutes by helicopter
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

In excess of 270 hectares of freehold land, Nananu-i-cake is one of the most naturally impressive islands on the Fijian market. 

By virtue of its size, the property offers a high degree of both peace and privacy. Though, these qualities do not come at the sacrifice of convenience and connectivity – Nananu-i-cake is located just a short distance from mainland Fiji and less than three hours from the country’s international airport. 

Initial development on the island comprised a traditional-style four-bedroom home with open-plan living spaces and panoramic views. With more recent refurbishments, the facilities now extend to two external cottages, a deepwater jetty, modern utilities, a luxury swimming pool, and livestock areas. 

With space to accommodate commercial development, Nananu-i-cake presents an enticing opportunity for tourism entrepreneurs. The island would also excel as a private retreat.

Nananu-i-cake Island is listed for sale here.

3. Pair of Fijian Islands in Naviti Group ($12,000,000 USD)


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  • Location: Naviti Islands
  • Size: 12 acres each, ~5 hectares each
  • Description: 400m from shore, ~2km east of Somosomo, ~2.5 hours boat ride from Port Denarau (a further 30-minute drive from Nadi International Airport)
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • See on Google Earth / Google Earth

Adjacent islands primed for tourism opportunities. 

Located just off the northwest coast of Fiji’s mainland, these two islands boast all the attributes of premier tropical real estate: stretches of white sand beaches, lush native vegetation that helps support a diverse ecosystem of wildlife, shallow waters for bathing and leisure activities, access to deepwater for boating and transit, and a wealth of flat land for future construction. 

Offered leasehold and separated by only a few hundred feet of turquoise lagoon, these properties hold a promising future for either personal leisure or commercial income.

Island Pair in Naviti Group is listed for sale here.

4. Wailagilala Island ($6,000,000 USD)


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  • Location: Lau Island Group
  • Size: 113 acres, ~46 hectares
  • Description: 77km from shore, ~81km east of Matei, ~265km northeast of Viti Levu
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • See on Google Earth

Wailagilala offers all the hallmarks of private island luxury: sweeping beaches of white sand, turqouise shores that harbour a rich ecosystem of marine life, an encompassing barrier reef that protects a deepwater lagoon, flat land abundant with palm trees and other native vegetation, and a remoteness that guarantees freedom from the Fijian tourist trail. A host of other islands in the near vicinity have been purchased by high-profile investors for these very traits. 

The property also features a degree of existing development. The space has five one-bedroom bures and a pair of two-bedroom villas – an attractive foundation for those looking to use Wailagilala as a private retreat.

Wailagilala Island is listed for sale here.

5. Tilagica Island ($4,000,000 USD)


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  • Location: Macuata Province
  • Size: 53 acres, ~21 hectares
  • Description: 2km from shore, ~49km northeast of Labasa
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

A 53-acre property amongst the Fijian archipelago. 

Though not the largest island on this list, Tilagica offers an advanced degree of pre-existing development that makes it one of the most alluring turnkey properties on the freehold market.

Primed for residency, the island comprises three livable structures and an additional facility for staff members. The primary bure – a name given to traditional cabins in Fiji – feautres tall ceilings, tiled floors, and aesthetic dark-wood design accents. Furthermore, the home grants spacious living conditions and access to first-class amenities: water storage, a diesel generator, cell service, and an included three-motor boat.

Transit to the island requires a flight from Fiji’s main airport, a subsequent drive, and a final boat ride.

Tilagica Island is listed for sale here.

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6. Mai Island (Registered Auction)


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  • Location: Macuata Province
  • Size: 32 acres, ~13 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, ~54km northeast of Labasa, accessed by way of a leisurely boat trip from Labasa – a direct air service links Labasa to Nadi International Airport
  • Ownership:
  • See on Google Earth

Being sold via registered auction, Mai Island presents a unique opportunity to purchase a Fijian island previously offered for $4.2 million USD.

The 32-acre property, which features a foundational degree of existing development, resides just off the coast of Vanua Levu – a competitive and convenient location. Said infrastructure comprises a one-bedroom-one-bathroom cottage and an affiliated staff quarters. 

Though Mai’s most impressive qualities arguably pertain to its natural features: an encircling coral reef ideal for snorkelling, an island waterfall, a natural spring, and a wealth of plants that bear fruit. Mai’s residents will be able to enjoy fresh avocados, starfruit, chocolate persimmons, and coconuts – amongst other native treasures. 

Islands of such natural bounty are rare. Interest in Mai is sure to be significant.

Mai Island is listed for sale here.

7. Kadomo Island ($2,980,000 USD)


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  • Location: Between Fiji’s Mamanuca and Yasawa Island chains
  • Size: 70 acres, ~28 hectares
  • Description: 38km from shore, ~43km northwest of Lautoka
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • See on Google Earth

This uninhabited island, located between the Mamanuca and Yasawa island chains, presents a prime opportunity for private or commercial investment. 

The 70-acre island, known throughout the region as Kadomo, presents all the finest allures of life in the South Pacific: three white sand beaches, panoramic access to the surrounding aquamarine waters, verdant native flora, rich ecosystems of wildlife, and an abundance of sun exposure.

As travel links with Asia and Oceania continue to develop, more foot traffic is finding its way onto the Fijian archipelago. By virtue of its location and natural qualities, Kadomo presents a real opportunity to capitalise on the growth of Fiji’s tourism industry.

Kadomo Island is listed for sale here.

8. Tivi Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Macuata Province
  • Size: 150 acres, ~61 hectares
  • Description: 60m from shore, ~18km northeast of Labasa, 35-minute drive from Lambasa and a 10-minute boat ride from the mainland
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Tivi Islands’ roster of features makes it one of the most alluring properties within the Fijian archipelago. 

Foremost, the 150-acre property is available for freehold purchase – a rare commodity in the South Pacific’s competitive market. The land is also highly accessible, being just a 10-minute boat ride from the mainland community of Lambasa.  

Tivi’s natural qualities comprise an entirely unspoilt landscape of native palms, mango trees, and bamboo groves; five bays and a host of white sand beaches; nearby coral reefs that await exploration; rich fishing waters; a freshwater spring; and ample flat land primed for construction. 

Overall, Tivi Island profiles as an ideal setting for a commercial resort or as a private retreat.

Tivi Island is listed for sale here.

9. Koro Levu Island ($2,500,000 USD)


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  • Location: Somosomo Strait
  • Size: 8 acres, ~3.2 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, ~2km northwest of Somosomo
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Coined the “Jewel of the Somosomo Strait”, Koro Levu Island is a stunning example of South Pacific paradise. Though only 8 acres in size – the smallest island for sale on the Fijian market – the property makes no compromises with its resumé of features. 

Foremost, four beaches dominate the island’s eastern flank – prime leisure spaces that shelf directly into deep water. Koru Levu’s interior is then lush with native palms and other vegetation.

As yet undeveloped, a gentle slope adjacent to the island’s central ridgeline constitutes prime building land. Given the richness and diversity of the surrounding waters and coral reefs, there is significant scope for the construction of a boutique diving resort – the government also offers development incentives for tourism.

Koro Levu are listed for sale here.

10. Tovu Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Ra Province
  • Size: 180 acres, ~73 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, ~9km west of Rakiraki
  • Ownership: Long-term lease
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Landscaped into a botanical haven by its previous owners, Tovu Island is the embodiment of South Pacific splendour. 

The 180-acre property features landscaped rises, dense pockets of vegetation, sandy shores, mangrove forests, and adjacent coral reefs. Though, Tovu’s magnum opus is its collection of exotic flora – planted and cultivated at the hands of its former owner. Some of the most noted botanical species include mahogany, cherimoya, Java plum, Vaivaitree, African tulips, and a host of frangipani variants. 

There is a 6-person resort on the island which, in recent years, has been rented to visiting parties for leisure purposes. This existing development could serve as the foundation for wider expansion, or as a secluded private residence.

Tovu Island is listed for sale here.

11. Exile Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Macuata Province
  • Size: 15 acres, ~10 hectares
  • Description: 2km from shore, ~18km northeast of Labasa
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • See on Google Earth

A filming location for the American television show “Survivor”, Exile Island is a true visage of tropical isolation. Though as secluded and peaceful as the property is, investors would still benefit from convenient transport links with the nearby city of Labasa – the largest settlement on the island of Vanua Levu. As such, serenity is a guarantee, but not at the sacrifice of connectivity and functionality. 

Exile Island features palm growths, mangrove forests, sweeping shorelines, buildable flat land, and a rising peak. Given the island’s central elevation, there is even scope for a panoramic lookout point to be built – a prime vantage point from which to enjoy a lifetime of Fijian sunsets. 

Here, leisure and luxury go hand in hand.

Exile Island is listed for sale here.

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