Islands for Sale in Vanuatu

Latest listing added: March, 2023

Private Islands for sale in Vanuatu
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With 83 islands scattered over 1,300km of the South Pacific, Vanuatu is understandably a sought-after and secluded paradise.

The luxuriant archipelago enjoys a tropical climate, with a long, warm, rainy season offset by a shorter, cooler period lasting three or four months of the year. Typical daily temperatures range between 20 and 32°C (68–90°F). Throughout, the area is especially rich in sea life, boasting several thousand species of fish and marine molluscs. Much of the vegetation on each of the islands comprises tropical forests.

Five islands are presently offered for sale in Vanuatu, four of which are proximate to the largest island of Espiritu Santo. The fifth, meanwhile, lies closers to Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila. While only available with leasehold titles, the islands offer a mixture of opportunities for private residences, secluded getaways, or commercial development. 

Lying to the west of Australia and north of New Zealand, Port Vila’s Baeurfield International Airport may be reached from either Brisbane or Auckland within a flight time of approximately 3.5 hours. The Solomon Islands and New Caledonia are also located nearby, with Fiji laying to the east.

4 Private Islands for Sale in Vanuatu

Urelapa Island ($2,000,000)

Secluded and unspoilt, the 56 acres of Urelapa island offer one of the most exciting development opportunities in the South Pacific. With either the whole island or as many as ten, individual parcels offered for sale, no vision is too big or too small.

Boasting more than a kilometre of white sandy beaches, calm coastline waters, verdant tropical vegetation, and an extensive coral reef, Urelapa is the perfect spot for an ambitious tourism development or private retreat.

Only a 12-minute boat ride from the mainland, the property boasts a four hectare freshwater lagoon – an ideal space for the development of a sheltered marina. Meanwhile, panoramic deep water access presents an abundance of mooring opportunities. An 800-metre former airstrip may also be restored for the landing of light aircraft.

Tuvana Island ($500,000 USD)

  • Location: Espiritu Santo
  • Size: ~22 acres, ~9 hectares
  • Description: 3km from shore, 25km SW of Santo-Pekoa International Airport
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Non Developed
  • Listing: Waterfront
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Just a short boat ride from the nearby island of Espiritu Santo, the relatively small Tuvana Island offers a rare opportunity for a private, luxury home or modest resort.

White sandy beaches, abundant vegetation, a stunning coastline, and an unspoilt coral reef await each lucky visitor to Tuvana. With seclusion and privacy assured, this uninhabited jewel of the South Pacific is ideal for a restful retreat.

In addition, potential, extensive development on the nearby Urelapa Island – also up for sale – may offer the perfect foil for the charm and privacy of Tuvana.

Mamasa Island (Price Upon Request)

Mamasa Island is the epitome of a tropical paradise in Vanuatu. With 2.42 acres of picture-perfect land surrounded by crystal-clear waters and a broad passage between two large islands, you’ll experience complete privacy and security.

Not too big and not too small, the island features a stunning white sandy beach and swaying coconut trees. The magnificent residence has three luxurious king-sized bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and outdoor showers, while a fourth bedroom has two luxurious single beds and the fifth has bunks for overflow.

The living and catering areas are equally superb, and the entire property is sold as “walk in walk out,” including tasteful furniture and furnishings, water and power supplies, and even two boats for transportation.

With natural attractions and superb fishing grounds nearby, Mamasa Island is perfect for those seeking a turnkey ocean island with income potential.

Pakea Au Island (SOLD)

  • Location: Banks Islands
  • Size: ~278 acres, ~113 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, 4km east of Sola, 6 SE of Sola Airport
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Non Developed

Welcome to Pakea Au Island, a stunning piece of paradise available for purchase. This 113-hectare island includes 108 hectares of commercial land and 5 hectares of agricultural land. With four traditional farés, and the possibility of constructing additional houses subject to permits, this island is perfect for those seeking a peaceful lifestyle away from the city.

The island offers opportunities for modest agricultural activities, as well as tourist activities such as fishing and diving. Water is supplied via a pump, and electricity is generated by a combination of generators and solar power. Internet connection and telecommunication services are also available.

By purchasing Pakea Au Island, investors will receive a 10-year residence permit for themselves and their family. The Banks Islands where Pakea Au Island is located is the most preserved in Vanuatu, and the island has not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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