|Property Type:||Motels, Lodges, Resorts, Other Accommodation, Going Concern on Leasehold Land|
|Sale Type:||Freehold Going Concern, Leasehold Interest (Business), Urgent Deadline Sales|
|Address:||Tiliva Village, Kadavu, Fiji Islands|
|Price:||USD $ 630,000 plus taxes if any|
|Phone:||( 64 ) 6 374 7991|
|Mobile:||( 64 ) 210 2423 141|
|Phone:||( 64 ) 6 374 7991|
|Mobile:||( 64 ) 210 2423 141|
The Tiliva Resort is named after the village of Tiliva where it is situated on the Island of Kadavu in the Fiji Islands. This eco resort is set on 18 acres of lush tropical gardens with its own secluded beachfront having magnificent views across the bay to the island of Ono. It is ten minutes away from the Astrolabe Reef, the worlds 3rd largest reef, and the reef reserve of Waisomo.
There are five accommodation units being self-contained bures (chalets) set among the trees for privacy and just a few metres from the resort’s sandy beaches. All the bures have full en suite facilities, ceiling fans, private verandas and 24 hour electricity.
Dining is in the restaurant or on the veranda of the Main Bure. Guests enjoy the freshly picked tropical fruit and native vegetables organically grown in the resort and village gardens. Freshly caught fish and local delicacies are also offered to guests as part of the Western and Fijian cuisine styles offered.Guests are able to help prepare or watch their meals being cooked in the traditional Fijian lovo ( ground oven ). There is a well stocked bar at the resort. Meals are included in the cost of the stay at this resort.
The current resort owners care for the environment and are active in educating the villagers to be environmentally aware and responsible for this beautiful unspoilt island. Together in partnership with the village the resort is reserving parts of the two beachfronts to encourage the re-growth of the coral and the breeding of clams.
Access to the Resort is by Float Planes or Helicopters from Nadi or by local airline flights to the settlement of Vunisea from where a 60 minute boat ride takes guests to the resort.
Island Resort Activity
Diving Tiliva Resort is about ten minutes from the famous Astrolabe Reef, the world’s third largest reef. Below are some of the names of the dive sites offering hard and soft corals, drift dives, rays and turtles just waiting to be explored. Naiqoro Passage, Vessi Passage, Purple Wall and Split Rock to name but a few! Waisomo Reserve (the only reserve on Kadavu) is just across the bay from Tiliva Resort. The diving on Kadavu is suitable for all from the advanced to the novice.
Snorkeling can be done with the divers, at the dive sites or alternatively at nearby reefs that have good coral and small fish in abundance.
is a popular way to explore the coastline, stopping along the way on one of the deserted beaches with their crystal clear waters.
"This is the kind of place that’s got marlin written all over it” - BlueWater Magazine Oct/Nov 2004
Troll or popper through the myriad of reefs and crowded shoals on light tackle for mackerel and giant trevally or testing one's strength and agility on the drop – offs as dogtooth tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi and sailfish succumb to lures.
There are guided treks passing by the village and local school, through the rainforest to arrive at the waterfall. Looking out for the famous Kadavu parrot and the Kadavu Honeyeater. Guests can visit the village with a staff member and as an added attraction attend the church service on Sundays to listen to the wonderful singing provided by the congregation.
Boat Trips & Picnics
Picnics are offered on one of the remote beaches. The boatman drops guests off and picks up at an agreed time.
A guide is available to help see some of the wonderful birdlife in Kadavu. For example the Kadavu Shining Parrot, The Kadavu Fantail and the Whistling Dove can be seen - all of which are found only on Kadavu
Medicinal Tour of Indigenous Plants
There are over 30 native plants in the gardens that are still used today for medicinal purposes. Take a guided tour with the local medicine man and taste some of the medicine.
Participate in some of the local handicraft - making a basket or weave a mat. Try making a hat from palm leaves.
Guest Entertainment Wonderful local entertainment In the form of the local Meke dance group can be enjoyed with the wonders of the Fijian Ground Oven Lovo feast.
The Current owners of Tiliva Resort live in a Bure similar to the guest bures and so enjoy the comforts as is set aside for guests staying at Tiliva. The foundations of a new owners house are in place with work to continue in the future.
Tiliva Resort is an away from it all resort where the opportunity exists to enjoy a lifestyle that is close to nature with the added advantage of showing off this wonderful part of the Fiji Islands to visitors to the country and to the resort.
This opportunity is one where the hosts of the resort, with assistance from the local village staff, have an ideal opportunity to provide a wonderful vacation experience for resort guests. I was born in the Fiji Islands and believe me Kandavu Island is simply magnificant.
The buyers of this resort will in fact be buying a Native Land Lease, which has 93 years to run. Enough time to get a wonderful tan and become an expert fisherman. The Business, Plant and Buildings are freehold.
Kandavu Island, Fiji
Kadavu (pronounced [kundarvu]), with an area of 411 square kilometers, is the fourth largest island in Fiji, and the largest island in the Kadavu Group, a volcanic archipelago consisting of Kadavu, Ono, Galoa and a number of smaller islands in the Great Astrolabe Reef. Its main administrative centre is Vunisea, which has an airport, a high school, a hospital, and a government station, on the Namalata Isthmus which almost cuts the island in two.
Suva, Fiji's capital, lies 88 kilometers to the north of Kadavu. The population of the island is about 10,000. Kadavu is one of Fiji's fourteen Provinces, and forms part of the Eastern Division, which also includes the Provinces of Lau, Lomaiviti and Rotuma. Kadavu also belongs to the Burebasaga Confederacy, a hierarchy of chiefs from southern and western Fiji.
The island is 93 kilometers long, with a width varying from 365 meters to 13 kilometers. The island is almost sliced in two by the narrow Namalata Isthmus, which connects Namalata Bay on the northern coast with Galoa Harbour on the southern coast. Within Galoa Harbour lie Galoa Island and the tiny islet of Tawadromu. Kadavu is characterized by its rugged and mountainous terrain. The tallest mountain is Nabukelevu, also known as Mount Washington, which stands at 822 meters high, on the western end of the island.
Kadavu still has 75% of its original rainforest cover and a rich bird diversity, including four species endemic to the island, the Velvet Dove, the Crimson Shining-parrot, the Kadavu Honeyeater and the Kadavu Fantail, in addition to several endemic subspecies (such as a subspecies of the Island Thrush). Offshore , stringing around the south, east and then away to the north, is the Great Astrolabe Reef, a large barrier reef that is one of Fiji's premier scuba diving resorts.
Kadavu is one of the least developed areas of Fiji. There are few roads, and the local economy is largely dependent on subsistence farming, supplemented by exports to Viti Levu. There are no banks on Kadavu. Tourism is becoming popular, however, with snorkeling and diving among the major attractions. The chiefly system in Kadavu gives much greater authority to local chiefs than most other areas in Fiji, where local chiefs are more often subservient to a few "paramount chiefs."
William Bligh was the first known European to sight Kadavu, which he discovered in 1792 on his second voyage to Fiji on the HMS Providence. He was followed in 1799 by the United States vessel Ann & Hope, skippered by C. Bently en route from Australia. In 1827, French commander Dumont d'Urville nearly shipwrecked the Astrolabe on the reef that now bears the vessel's name. The island later became hope to beche-de-mer traders, as well as whalers from Sydney, Australia and New England in the United States. Galoa Harbour became a regular port of call for vessels carrying mail between Sydney, San Francisco, and Auckland.
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Ross Larsen, the Tourism & Hospitality Business business broker that is acting as the agent for the owner of this property is happy to discuss this property details at any time - refer to the contact details on this page.