Islands For Sale in Fiji

Latest listing added: March, 2023

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 Fiji’s beaches, real estate investors also surge at the opportunity to own land within the area – whether for private residences or commercial 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). 

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 tourism development. There are, however, several caveats to the nation’s private island market. 

Foremost, land in Fiji falls under three categories. The majority – 83% – is native land, which falls under protected ownership of the indigenous peoples. This cannot be sold freehold but can be leased. 

A further 7% of Fijian land is deemed “Crown Land” and similarly can only be leased. 

The remaining 10% is freehold land that foreigners can purchase. Buyers, however, need to receive consent from the Ministry of Lands for properties over one acre. 

To ensure the successful navigation of buying practices, professional expertise is advised.

11 Private Islands for Sale in Fiji

Fijian Private Islands in Numbers
Private islands for sale: 11
Average island size: ~284,000 SQM (70 acres)
Average island price: ~$3,800,000 USD
Average island square meter price: ~ $19 USD

Katafunga Island ($17,000,000)

  • Location: Lau Island Group
  • Size: 225 acres, 91 hectares
  • Description: 30km from shore, 38km southeast of Lomaloma
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Knight Frank
  • Map: 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. 

At the time of its listing, there was one completed villa on the island, with another 19 partially built. A runway, golf course, ring roads, water jetties, and staff housing were also under construction.

Those interested in Katafanga Island are urged to inquire about the current extent of its development.

Nananu-i-cake Island ($12,000,000)

  • Location: Ra Province
  • Size: 575 acres, 233 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, 8km NE of Rakiraki
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Private Islands Inc
  • Map: 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 further commercial development, Nananu-i-cake presents an enticing opportunity for tourism entrepreneurs. The island would also excel as a private retreat.

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

  • Location: Naviti Islands
  • Size: 12 acres each, ~5 hectares each
  • Description: 400m from shore, 2km east of Somosomo, 2.5h boat from Port Denarau
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development:
  • Listing: Bayleys
  • Map: See on Google Earth / Google Earth

Adjacent islands located just off the northwest coast of the Fijian mainland. Both boast all the attributes of premier tropical real estate: stretches of white sand beaches, lush native vegetation that supports 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.

Though offered leasehold, there is a declared potential for development. The special use title spans 99 years and is classified for tourism development. Interested buyers can request copies of the lease and its parameters should they so wish.

Separated by only a few hundred feet of turquoise lagoon, these properties hold a promising future for either personal leisure or commercial income – pending the appropriate authorisations.

Tilagica Island ($4,000,000)

  • Location: Macuata Province
  • Size: 53 acres, ~21 hectares
  • Description: 2km from shore, 49km northeast of Labasa
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Bayleys
  • Map: 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 – features tall ceilings, tiled floors, and aesthetic darkwood 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.

Mai Island ($3,800,000)

  • Location: Macuata Province
  • Size: 32 acres, ~13 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, 54km NE of Labasa, leisurely boat trip from Labasa
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Bayleys
  • Map: 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 affiliated staff quarters. 

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.

Tivi Island ($3,100,000)

  • Location: Macuata Province
  • Size: 150 acres, ~61 hectares
  • Description: 60m from shore, 18km NE of Labasa, 10-min boat ride from the mainland
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Non-developed
  • Listing: Businesses For Sale
  • Map: 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.

Kadomo Island ($2,980,000)

  • Location: Between Fiji’s Mamanuca and Yasawa Island chains
  • Size: 70 acres, ~28 hectares
  • Description: 38km from shore, 43km northwest of Lautoka
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Non-developed
  • Listing: Private Islands Inc
  • Map: 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.

Do note: interested investors should confirm the parameters of the lease (to ensure development permissions) before proceeding.

Koro Levu Island ($2,500,000)

  • Location: Somosomo Strait
  • Size: 8 acres, ~3.2 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, 2km northwest of Somosomo
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Non-developed
  • Listing: Private Islands Inc
  • Map: 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.

Exile Island ($800,000)

  • Location: Macuata Province
  • Size: 15 acres, ~10 hectares
  • Description: 2km from shore, 18km northeast of Labasa
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Non-developed
  • Listing: Private Islands Inc
  • Map: 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.

Lastly, the property’s leasehold title should be investigated to confirm any development potential.

Tovu Island (Price Upon Request)

  • Location: Ra Province
  • Size: 180 acres, ~73 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, 9km west of Rakiraki
  • Ownership: Long-term lease
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Private Islands Inc
  • Map: See on Google Earth

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.

Wavi Island Parcels (Prices Vary)

  • Location: Vanua Levu
  • Size: 27-acre island with ~1-acre plots
  • Description: 200m from shore, 8km east of Savusavu
  • Ownership: Information upon request
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Fiji Life
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Wavi Island is a 27-acre freehold island curated for tropical luxury.

The island comprises 20 residences, each for private ownership, resort-grade facilities, advanced communications technologies, and convenient travel links. 

There are multiple packages available on Wavi Island. 

The first package includes the island’s flagship, oceanfront villa. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom property costs $1,900,000 and also has an infinity pool. 

The remaining packages pertain to each of Wavi’s residential lots – each of approximately one acre.

All lots and residences include deepwater marina berths and full access to the island’s facilities. 

Interested investors should inquire as to the remaining availability of lots. Wavi also offers a “try before you buy” scheme.

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