This Idyllic Private Island In Fiji Is Up For Auction
Looking for a little more space for your tropical vacations? This pristine private island might fit the bill. Located off the coast of Fiji's second-largest island, Vanua Levu, Mai Island will be auctioned without a reserve price in July.
Despite its remote location, the tropical oasis is a convenient helicopter, seaplane, or boat ride from the airport in Labasa, which connects travellers from Fiji’s two main airports. Deep-water anchorage for yachts is available on the northeast side of the island, while those traveling by private vessel are able to be tendered directly on the beaches of the island’s southwest coast.
The 32-acre property includes all the natural wonders you’d expect from a tropical island: lush gardens, wildlife and exotic birds, 100-year-old coconut palms, and a private coral reef that surrounds the island. The self-sustaining island is home to hundreds of fruit trees, including coconut, avocado, starfruit and chocolate persimmon.
Mai Island boasts a handful of waterfalls and a naturally sparkling spring, which delivers pure, clean water, as well as a freshwater lake that sustains the island’s caretakers as well as its guests and owners.
Stepping inside the property, buyers and potential guests will enjoy a charming 750-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage lined with mahogany trees, with the option to build a larger villa, if desired. The island also includes a separate staff quarters separate to the main residence, as well as its own archeological site: the foundation of a chieftain’s house that dates back more than 300 years.
Previously offered for US$4.2 million, Mai Island will this time be auctioned without reserve by Platinum Luxury Auctions on July 25 at 12pm FJT (8am HKT). The remote island is part of only 8 per cent of freehold ownership land in all of Fiji, which is considered the most secure form of ownership and also allows for property purchases by international buyers residing outside of Fiji.