Set to open in late 2017, the new Six Senses Residences Fiji offer a unique proposition: a private slice of South Pacific paradise, grounded in state-of-the-art sustainable practices.
Capitalizing on the brand’s legacy as operators of someone of the world’s most beautiful luxury resorts, Six Senses will offer sublime private residences gracing the coastline of Malolo Island in Fiji at the end of the year with the opening of its first property in the South Pacific. But this isn’t just another tropical property investment opportunity; it’s a showpiece for sustainable development that has developers and investors alike paying attention.
Residences at the new resort-styled property will range from 6,500 to 10,550sqft, with between three and five rooms, and stand on .12 to .8-hectare lots. Each stand-alone property boasting extensive outdoor decks and al fresco dining areas, west-facing ocean or marina views, manicured gardens, private pools, private fire pits, and contemporary interiors, including traditional hardwood floors, exquisite furnishings, Fijian art, and modern appliances.
Guests will also have access to a host of amenities, including a gourmet food market, restaurants and bars, tennis courts and fitness centres, a spa and wellness centre, and two full-service marinas, some of which will be shared with the guests of the new Six Senses Fiji, a boutique, 26-villa resort at the heart of the 40-hectare private island. But it’s what’s behind the scenes that makes this development unique.
The architect of the Residences, New Zealander Richard Priest, was inspired by the location’s abundance of natural elements and the architecture of the South Pacific to create a contemporary island masterpiece that achieves low environmental impact and owners and developers Vunabaka has placed protection and sustainability at the forefront of the new island escape; both the resort and residences will be 100 percent solar powered and features the largest off grid solar PV for the whole of the South Pacific, as well as the first state-of-the-art micro grid in the world to use Tesla industrial Powerpack batteries. In addition, there’s an organic wastewater system, tree reforestation initiatives to off-set wood used in construction; coral reforestation to promote sea life in the surrounding coral gardens; an extensive use of indigenous plan species in landscaping; and a large-scale greenhouse to grow fruit and vegetables on-site.
The structure of the Residences’ lot ownership (99-year leaseholds) has been set up to preserve the underlying ownership of the land by the local Fijian tribes (the Mataqali), and will generate sustainable revenue streams by way of a share in the leases on the land and an ownership share in the resort management company. Properties from US$650,000. www.vunabaka.com