Exquisite Fijian tropical islands for sale

Friday, 02 November 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 44 By  Pattaya Mail

Ever wanted to own your own exotic island?

Nananu-i-cake (Nananu-e-thake), a freehold island with a smaller satellite isle, has just been released to the market for US$10million.  Ready for immediate occupation, the island is approximately 1km off the northern coast of Viti Levu Fiji, and a leisurely 2.5 hour drive from Nadi International Airport or under 3 hours from the Capital, Suva.

For sale exclusively through global property agency, Knight Frank, the islands have an estimated area of approximately 600 acres, subject to survey, and comprise a four bedroom architecturally designed house along with an additional two Fiji guest “Bures” bedroom suites, that sits on top of one of the highest points on the main island, with magnificent 360 degree views over the South Pacific Ocean.

Nananu-i-cake – yours for US$10 million. Nananu-i-cake – yours for US$10 million.

The main residential complex was designed by Murray Cockburn, a well-known and respected Fiji/NZ Architect of high repute.

Facilities include a library, swimming pool, stables, horses and sheep paddocks inclusive of stock, boats, jeeps, generators, satellite and telecommunication facilities, a fresh water supply and 300,000 gallons of water storage and a jetty.  The property is well established with access tracks and roads to its five beaches.

Rick Kermode from Knight Frank, Auckland, said the extensive landscaped gardens have been developed over a generation, whilst most of the island still maintains the natural tropical vegetation, including groves of mango trees lining some of the trails, and pine forests for potential harvest.

“There are also well defined road trails for vehicles and horse trekking and ample paddocks for horses and sheep.

The islands also boast an interesting history remaining in the same family since 1974, when Sir Harold Mitchell visited from the UK and purchased the two adjacent freehold Islands as an idyllic retreat.  Sir Harold held the position of Vice-Chairman of the Party under Sir Winston Churchill during the war, and his social and political standing led to a number of high profile dignitaries visiting and staying on the island at various times, for which commemorative trees were planted.

Sir Harold also enjoyed his gardens and the landscaping he created around the main house on Nananu-I-Cake exists largely unchanged to this day.

Viewing is by appointment only through www.knightfrank.com.

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