Nakia Resort & Dive and Taveuni Ocean Sports for Sale
Facilities and Property
The Kellys purchased two acres of freehold land in 2003 and later leased additional land (see “land ownership”). They developed the land, built and furnished eight buildings, and opened the resort in 2007. Soon after, they constructed the dive shop, furnished it with all new equipment purchased in Hawaii, and opened for business in 2009. All buildings are offered fully equipped and furnished.
Nakia Resort has five buildings for resort guests, surrounding Nakia’s 12-meter fresh-water swimming pool. All are located on freehold land purchased by the Kellys:
+ one 2-bedroom/2-bath family bure, with two kings, a queen, and a double bed, renting for US$450 per night plus Fiji’s local 9% tax
+ three 1-bedroom/1-bath bures, each with a queen and single bed. Two bures rent for US$245 per night plus tax, while the bure with the best view rents for US$270 per night plus tax, and
+ a 150-square meter (1600-square foot) commercial kitchen/office building with a 40-seat outdoor, covered dining area overlooking the resort’s swimming pool and the Somosomo Strait.
Set apart from the guest area, but also on freehold land purchased by the Kellys, is their 165-square meter (1800-square foot) 2-bedroom/2-bath home. The Kellys reside in this home, but it could be rented at a market price of US$600 – 700 per night plus tax. On an adjacent eight-acre parcel, leased from the iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB), the NGO responsible for leasing communally-owned native land, are:
+ a 30-square meter (323-square foot) farm building
+ a 25-square meter (270-square foot) storage/tool building and
+ a 15-square meter (160-square foot) hydro-electric turbine and generator shed.
Taveuni Ocean Sports has two dive shops on the shore. The main dive shop is on leased land on the shore at Vatulaga Point, about 400 meters (1/4 mile) south of Nakia. At 50-square meters (540-square feet), this shop is fully-equipped with complete scuba gear for 30 divers and snorkeling gear for 20. TOS owns three custom-made aluminum dive boats, described below, as well as kayaks and surfboards for use by resort guests and divers. A secondary dive shop is also located on leased land on the shore, not far from many resorts and the airport in Matei. This shop, staffed to market TOS to guests in nearby resorts, has rental kayaks.
TOS’ Dive Boats:
“Super Fish”, a 12-meter (40-foot) custom aluminum dive boat, is powered by twin 200 hp, 4-stroke Suzuki, outboard engines. This vessel is fully shaded and built for comfort. “Super Fish” has four convenient platforms for entries/exits. It is perfect for local, two-tank charters on the Rainbow Reef and for longer-range voyages for advanced three-tank charters to unexplored waters.
“Upwelling”, a 9–meter (30–foot) custom aluminum dive catamaran, powered by twin 150 hp, 4-stroke Suzuki, outboard engines, transports divers with comfort and ease. This vessel is fully shaded with ample dry storage, comfortable seating, and a user-friendly stern platform and boarding ladder for easy entries and exits.
“Ika Lailai” (Tiny Fish), an 8-meter (26-foot) custom aluminum dive boat, is powered by a 200 hp, 4-stroke Suzuki, outboard engine. “Ika Lailai” is fully shaded with ample dry storage; comfortable, bench seating; and two exit areas for backward roll entries.