Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Eighteen years ago, my wife Karen and four other women came together on Taveuni to celebrate their 50th birthdays. They fell in love with this 27 mile-long, 4-mile-wide Fiji Island with a 4,000-foot peak in its center.
Only $25,000.00 Fiji Dollars
Now on the market and listed with Noble Realty this fantastic property could be yours. For those discriminating island shoppers this property is just for you. Complete and absolute ocean beach front on the beautiful island of Qamea. This property consists of two lots with a combined total of 26 freehold acres, plenty of room for your private island home or a resort opportunity.
ONLY $375,000.00 US Dollars
Own a piece of unspoiled paradise within the award-winning Taveuni Estates – this 2 bedroom, 2 bath Balinese-style residence was designed so each detail compliments its environment. The high-pitched roof creates a dramatic cathedral ceiling, with Fijian hardwood rafters and handcrafted rattan insets. Folding doors open to connect indoor and outdoor living spaces, inviting cool breezes and providing unrestricted ocean views.
Now back on the market one of Taveuni’s most sought after properties located in the heart of Matei. The previous owner was the island’s famous Audrey Brown who specialized in serving cakes and coffee on the deck of her home overlooking the sea. A visit to this home was considered a ‘must do’ for visitors as recommended by Lonely Planet.
There’s a reason why so many travelers flock to Fiji: It’s pure paradise. From the blue waters and picturesque lagoons to the swaying palm trees and pristine white sand, it doesn’t get any prettier than Fiji. And for plant and animal lovers, there’s so much to see and do. Fiji comprises more than 300 islands and islets (most of which are uninhabited), and the ocean wildlife is extraordinary; in fact, there are more than 1,500 species of fish and other aquatic creatures in the waters.
The Fascinating Plants and Animals of Fiji
Fiji is home to a plethora of native flora and fauna that travelers find fascinating. The country has 76 native land and bird species, 27 of which are found only in Fiji. More than 25 reptile species live here, including various types of iguana and the cane toad. Fiji’s bird species include the golden dove, the orange dove, three types of shining parrots, the red-breasted musk parrot and the Fiji peregrine falcon. But it’s Fiji’s marine life that’s truly amazing: The country is home to whales, dolphins, eels, several turtle species, sea snakes, and an abundance of fish and corals, among many other sea creatures.
The postcard-perfect beaches of Fiji are filled with a variety of trees, flowers and mangroves. Keep an eye out for the country’s most iconic flower, the Tahitian gardenia, a lovely white bloom found in most resorts. And for a real treat, visit The Garden of the Sleeping Giant in Nadi; here, you’ll see 30 to 40 native varieties of Asian orchids and Cattleya hybrids. Don’t skip out on the (free!) tour, so you can learn more about the orchids and the history of the area.
Get a Closer Look at Wildlife
If you’re itching to catch a glimpse of playful dolphins and exotic eels in the wild, look no further than Fiji. Travelers who want an up-close look at sharks should check out Shark Reef Marine Reserve, where you can feed up to eight species of shark at a time; and, if you’re feeling brave, you can even try a shark dive. In addition, the diving and snorkeling in Fiji are some of the best in the world. Take a dip at the Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the world’s largest coral reefs, or head to the Namena Marine Reserve to look at the mind-boggling biodiversity, including over 1,100 fish species, barracuda and blue ribbon eel. No matter where you go in Fiji, you’re bound to see incredible plant and animal life around every corner.
Transportation and Lodging
Flights to Fiji are notoriously pricey, though it’s possible to book a bargain flight if you shop around; several Australian airlines offer direct flights. Many travelers opt to do a multi-day stopover in New Zealand or Australia before heading on to Fiji since the countries are close. You’ll likely be stopping over in Fiji anyway as the majority of flight routes do. Note that airfares tend to peak between December and January and again between April and June.
Fiji may be famous for its rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and crystal clear lagoons, but there’s more to this archipelago than what you see in the tourist brochures.
Choosing your next Fijian Getaway is easy with the help of Captain Cook Cruises Fiji. Contact us today
The 300+ islands were once covered by miles of dry forests and dense tree populations and while centuries of human intervention have encroached somewhat, native and endemic flora and fauna still thrives. For any botanist, biologist, ecologist, naturalist, ornithologist or zoologist, Fiji is an excellent source of discovery, but you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the wonders that Fiji has to offer.
Fiji has 76 native land and sea bird species, 27 of which are endemic (only found in Fiji). The Red-throated Lorikeetis a critically endangered lorikeet around 18cm long, and is bright green with red cheeks, throat and thighs. The Fiji Petrel (also known as MacGillivray’s Petrel) is a small, dark gadfly petrel with a short neck and stout black bill. Other birds to look out for include:
Fiji also has four raptors: the Pacific Harrier, the Barn Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and the endemic Fiji Goshawk.
Fiji’s marine life is varied and includes dolphins, whales, sea turtles, eels, sea snakes, corals and an abundance of exotic and colourful fish. Home to five species of sea turtles you can find the Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Green, Pacific Ridley and Leatherback. Three of these species lay eggs on the beaches from November through to March, a site not to be missed.
Another site not to be missed (especially if you’re into sharks) is Shark Reef Marine Reserve off Pacific Harbour on Viti Levu. Here, 8 different species could turn up to feed, including Tawny Nurse, White Tip, Black Tip, Grey Reef, Sicklefin Lemon, Silvertips, Bull and Tiger. And out in the open seas, you’ll see Hammerheads and more.
Fiji is home to six species of bats, including the Fiji Monkey-faced Bat. Endemic to Fiji, it’s restricted to the summit region of Des Voeux Peak on the island of Taveuni (Koroturanga Mountain to the locals). Four of the six species only eat fruit, while the other two – the Polynesian Sheath-tail Bat and the Fijian Mastiff Bat, also eat insects.
Fiji is home to two endemic frog species, the Fijian Tree Frog and the Fijian Ground Frog. Both males and females produce a mating call, an unusual characteristic for frogs, and Ground Frogs are a threatened species.
The Fiji Banded Iguana is a spectacularly beautiful and large lizard with emerald green colours. The extremely long tail makes up more than two thirds of its total length and the body presents broad vertical blue and green stripes that give the iguana its name.
The stunning beaches of Fiji are covered in a variety of pine trees, such as Silver, Fishtail, Fantail, Umbrella and the iconic Coconut Palm. The Coconut Palms provide Fiji with one of its most versatile manufacturing resource – coconut oil – and are believed to have self seeded on the islands. Other common species include the Mallotus tiliifolous, a small deciduous tree with hairy leaves and spiny fruit and the Indian-beech with its aromatic flowers and medicinal bark and roots.
The Tahitian Gardenia is one of Fiji’s most iconic flowering species, offering glossy green leaves and gnarled branches. Prized for their fragrant, tubular white flowers they can be found in almost every resort and produce yellow-green fruits that have medicinal use. Any fans of the Perry Mason TV series should visit The Garden of the Sleeping Giant in Nadi, which was founded in 1985 by the show’s actor Raymond Burr. A lover of orchids, the garden is packed with exotic orchids and native trees and is a real treat.
Mangroves are crucial to Fiji’s geography because they strengthen the coastlines of the islands and protect the beautiful reefs by absorbing much of the force from high ocean waves. Mangroves are particularly vulnerable to climate change and sealevel rise, and there is a strong possibility that they may be lost in the future.
Everybody has their own idea of a Fijian holiday and if yours is the opportunity to discover Fiji’s most incredible flora and fauna, it pays to have an idea of what to look for. Create a list of search items and see how you go. The beauty of Fiji is that it’s there for the taking so you might not have to search that hard. With little effort you could tick of a list that includes:
With the huge assortment of amazing and unique wildlife, why not take a quick down to Fiji and see it for yourself! We pride ourselves on crafting the perfect cruising experience so you can have lasting memories. Check out our small ship cruises to find out more! Alternatively, check out our diving packages for those seeking out the marine life.
Facts About Fiji
Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. It has an area of 18,274 square km. Suva is its capital and largest city. English, Fijian, and Hindi, are the official languages of Fiji. Fijian dollar is its official currency.
The Fiji Republic is actually not just one beautiful island but an archipelago of some333 islands and over 500 islets. Only 110 of them are inhabited and all of them are beautiful combinations of volcanic mountain ranges, rainforests, and gorgeous sandy beaches. Read on to discover some interesting facts about Fiji.
Facts about tourism in Fiji
Historical Facts of Fiji
Other random and interesting facts
Fiji – country at a glance
Independence10 October 1970 (from the UK)
Table last updatedJuly 1, 2019Capital CitySuva
(18°10′S 178°27′E)Largest CityNasinu
Area18,274 sq kmAgricultural land23.3%Population926,276 (July 2018 est.)CurrencyFijian dollar (FJD)ReligionProtestant 45% (Methodist 34.6%, Assembly of God 5.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 3.9%, and Anglican 0.8%), Hindu 27.9%, other Christian 10.4%, Roman Catholic 9.1%, Muslim 6.3%, Sikh 0.3%, other 0.3%, none 0.8% (2007 est.)Official LanguageEnglish, Fijian, HindiSuffrage18 years of age; universalNational Anthem”God Bless Fiji”National symbolFijian canoeNational colorlight blueNational holidayFiji (Independence) Day, 10 October (1970)Climatetropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variationTerrainmostly mountains of volcanic originHighest pointTomanivi 1,324 mLowest pointPacific Ocean 0 mLife Expectancy73.2 Years (2018)Industriestourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industriesExports$908.2 million (2017 est.)
sugar, garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, coconut oil, mineral water
Imports$1.911 billion (2017 est.)
manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products, food, chemicalsGDP – per capita (PPP)$9,800 (2017 est.)Natural resourcestimber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropowerBirth rate18.2 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)Death rate6.2 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)Sex ratio1.03 male(s)/female (2018 est.)Government typeparliamentary republic
PresidentJioji KonrotePrime MinisterFrank BainimaramaTime ZoneFJT (UTC+12)Internet country code.fjCalling Code+679Drives on theLeft
This in my opinion is one of the nicest lots on Taveuni Estates. Located in Unit 4 this property consists of a full one acre with a lovely gentle slope to easily build on. Amazing unobstructed views of the Somosomo Strait and islands beyond will simply impress you.
Property comes with paved road access, water hookup at the site, low management service rate $1414.00 2019 rate now in Fiji dollars. This property wont last so hurry now.
Large one acre lot now sold on the main road. Someone is going to sleep well at night listening to the waves of the ocean.
Fun had by all as the final day of school for Solo’s Kindergarten ended with a big bang and the final Christmas closing. Children received their diplomas along with commemorative medals and trophies marking this the 10th Anniversary of the School right here in Soqulu Taveuni Estates. Thank you for all those that keep the school going with your donations and kind support. Solos Kindergarten is one of a few stand alone schools in all of Fiji. We look forward again to our next year.
Now on the market this fixer upper for you handy men who would like to take advantage of a great deal. Home built in the first section of Taveuni Estates Unit 1. Solidly built this home has ocean views and is on a full acre of land. You don’t have to worry about the new land law when buying this existing structure.
For those looking for something a little different and off the grid this property may be for you.
Beach front 10 acre with beautiful hillside views of Viani bay.
Asking $175,000.00 US
Lomalagi which means (Heaven) is situated directly along the ocean front among a half-acre of tropical gardens. It fronts onto a beautiful and secluded sandy white beach right in the heart of beautiful Matei.
Oceanfront and situated in the most idyllic part of Matei, this quaint 1-bedroom bungalow offers a peaceful tropical setting and spectacular sunset views, The strength of this property is its location. Not many homes can claim to be away from everything, yet close to everything. Tis superb offering will not last long on the market.
This is a tropical retreat that boasts an astonishing array of natural features. With a 1000-acre rain forest, 2.2 kilometers of white sand beach frontage, and land forms ranging from low-lying beach areas to steep mountainous peaks, this land offers unparalleled resort development potential. One of the largest privately-owned landholdings on Vanua Levu and considering that roughly 90 percent of all land in Fiji is under government control, an independently-held property of this size is especially valuable. With no other resort operations on Vanua Levu similar in scale, this property is in the unique position to offer a possible complete experience in one incredible location.
There are still a few choice lots available in Taveuni Estates Soqulu on the Garden Island of Fiji. Great prices
Vale Todra represents an extremely rare opportunity for homeowners or developers to acquire one of the preeminent locations in the Matei region of Taveuni. I’m delighted to be offering you this unique 5.5 acre private and peaceful oceanfront estate located in the heart of Matei. Ideal for a custom tropical dream home or a future high-end boutique hotel.
Sorry this ocean front lot did not last long. Beautiful location on Taveuni Estates now Under Contract
Now listed exclusively by Noble Realty this small home with exquisite views, high above Taveuni straight, perfect for couples retreat and vacation home!!!
TAVEUNI ISLAND RESORT & SPA FIJI
Internationally Award winning Taveuni Island Resort & Spa is offered for sale.
A slice of paradise has just come on the market. The Beach Villa at Taveuni Palms resort sitting on 1 acre of FREEHOLD beachfront land has become available offering lucrative returns. The property is being sold with a full management lease for 5 years, renewable for a further 5 years. The advantage of this is you have up to 4 weeks usage each year of your stunning beachfront vacation villa and have your property maintained to a 5 star standard in your absence. Imagine making a return on your investment when you are not using your villa?
Beautiful 5.5 acres on 4 titles for sale in Nakia. Excellent property with many choice building areas to create your dream home. Property is very private with many hardwood trees and nearby flowing river. This property is only minutes from Nakia Resort and Dive and just off the main paved road on Taveuni.
This home tenderly built by the owner and designed with exceptional views.
This beautiful Soqulu Taveuni Estates Lot with beautiful ocean views.
New on the market is one of Taveuni’s most sought after properties located in the heart of Matei. The previous owner was the island’s famous Audrey Brown who specialized in serving cakes and coffee on the deck of her home overlooking the sea. A visit to this home was considered a ‘must do’ for visitors as recommended by Lonely Planet.
Just listed this exclusive two lot amalgamated property consists of two full freehold acres on Taveuni Estates. Fantastic unobstructed views facing west of the Somosomo Straits makes this large exclusive property an ideal building lot. Located in Unit 2B on the Taveuni Estates Master Plan this double lot wont last long.
This 5-acre lot nestled on a beautiful hill of the Raintree Estates is a perfect building lot in the Savusavu area. This property offers complete privacy and has everything you can possibly ask for at an incredible price. Beach access is very close and the property is near first class resorts. Services available are Estate Spring water town electricity along with telephone and internet.
Asking $65,000.00 US
This is an opportunity to own your own residential 12 acre ocean front property. Located in Buca Bay this property offers a fantastic building site overlooking the ocean. With privacy galore the biggest attraction is the road access. Just over an hour to Savusavu and you are home to some of the best restaurants and shopping anywhere in Fiji.
A beautiful beachfront home in Taveuni, built in 1992, Sere-ni-ika offers all of the advantages of modern living while maintaining the flavor of the Fiji island lifestyle.
Just Listed and now Under Contract Unit 2A on the main road on Taveuni Estates. Close to the new resort and other facilities. This property did’nt last long as it was quickly bought up. With the potential of future hydro power the main road was always in high demand.
Viani Bay 5 Acres Am Surprised this property is still on the market. One of the best properties I have.
Now UNDER CONTRACT
This exclusive Listing by Noble Realty is a one of a kind ocean front location on the World Renowned Viani Bay. Just 5 acres but big enough for any adventure you like. The property has a white sandy beach along with accessibility of water. The property is very flat in the front and rises gradually at the back.
Property alone reduced to $85,000.00 US
Most of Taveuni’s coveted oceanfront and resort lots are listed by Noble Realty, which facilitated a large number of properties late last year, when an amendment to the Land Act in 2014 sped up the sale of vacant foreign-owned lots whose proprietors did not construct dwellings within a 2-year deadline.
A considerable number of these lots were listed at reduced values to meet the December 31 deadline and avoid hefty fines for their foreign owners.
“We sold 98 listed properties for foreign owners and the majority of buyers have been locals,” Noble said.
Buying interest, continues to thrive.
“For those who haven’t grabbed a lot of Taveuni Estates, now is the time to do it.”
I would just like to share with you a little of our coast line on Taveuni Estates. Please contact me for more information.
Shot from Matei Taveuni Fiji
The home has 4 separate Rental Units each with 1 bedroom, kitchen and bath.
OPPORTUNITY knocks!!! A rare opportunity has presented itself for a buyer interested in living an exotic lifestyle while at the same time earning an income. Kind of like getting paid to live in paradise.
Real estate agents and valuers have been urged to work with the Fijian Government in creating affordable housing for average and low-income earners.
Another Property SOLD by Noble Realty Company Limited