75 acres of prime Freehold land.
A parcel that is on the water front
A location that is very fast developing
A site that if you miss now will never be repeated
Momi Bay Land- Background and Location
Of the South Pacific island countries, Fiji has one of the highest levels of human development and economic potential, particularly for international tourism. In recent years, growing numbers of Europeans, Americans and other expatriates have taken up residence here, attracted by the beautiful environment, mild tropical climate, and the legendary friendliness of Fiji’s people.
Momi Bay is located on the main island of Viti Levu just south-east of Nadi, Fiji’s main international airport and tourism centre. (See attached)
Long a quiet, unspoiled backwater but now only 40 minutes by road to Nadi International Airport and Denarau Island – Fiji’s main tourist destination – Momi Bay is Fiji’s new frontier for tourism development.
Momi is directly on-shore from the famous Cloud Break surf spot – home to many international surfing competitions – and only minutes by boat from Tavarua Resort and Seashell Cove Resort. A Five Stars Marriott Hotel is now nearing completion on the southern of the bay. Other sites in the surrounding vicinity have been acquired for future hotel and individual house development. Roads, power, water and communications services and facilities have been upgraded.
Because there has been little previous development, Momi Bay offers a clean, green start, with great potential for residential hideaways or environmentally compromised business or tourism.
Of the total land area for Fiji, only about 7% is freehold and of this a small percentage have foreshore/beach front with direct access to the sea. The 75 acres of freehold land has approximately 800m of foreshore/beachfront (see pictures). There are five lots each with separate titles. The land area of each lots range from 10 to 20 acres. The owners prefer to sell the land as an entity and not individually.
The land was initially zoned as agricultural and was initially used for sugar cane production. Because it is situated in the middle of Fiji’s main tourist industry, application to rezone it for tourist development has been approved. A large piece of freehold land of this size and location has huge tourism development potential. The attached proposal for hotel and resort development, residential lots and a marina for small boats and luxury (“super”) yachts is one possibility.
Momi Bay has one of the highest numbers of sunshine days in Fiji. This is good for tourism and for developers to capitalise on this free renewable energy source.
Accessibility and Services
• Roads: The access road to the land from the main Queens Highway is a mixture of tar-sealed and unpaved dirt/gravel road. Government regularly maintain and upgrade the feeder roads.
• Water Supply: Presently there is a water main running parallel to the inland boundary of the land. To use the water one has to apply to the Water Authority of Fiji. Most residence in the area use rain water roof catchments, wells and borehole water as the main sources.
• Sewerage: Septic tank system is mostly used by residents in the vicinity. Other possible system includes using compost waterless systems.
• Electricity: The Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) power exists and used by most dwellers. However great potential for solar and wind to be encouraged and/or subsidised. The Momi area have high sunshine and constant wind.
• Communications: There are wireless telephones (Easytel) by Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) and mobile phone network by the two main providers, namely Vodafone and Digicel. The three main service providers are continually upgrading their systems.
• Schools: There are two primary schools nearby, 3 high schools on the Queens Road towards Nadi – adequately meets demand.
• Medical: There is one Health Centre in nearby Momi village. The closest hospital is in Nadi town.
• Labour Source: There is a pool of skilled and unskilled labour pool in the area.
Exclusive: Marriott confirms Momi Bay
By James Wilkinson on April 2, 2014 in Email Newsletter, Hotel News
HM can reveal Marriott International has signed a long-awaited agreement with the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNP) to manage the 250-key Fiji Marriott Resort at Momi Bay, scheduled to open in 2016.
HM exclusively revealed on October 24, 2013, the project was set to recommence in 2014 under the ownership of the FNP.
At that time, Fiji’s Attorney General and Tourism Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, told HM a ground-breaking at the Coral Coast project would happen in the first quarter of 2014.
The resort, owned by the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) since the Fijian Government took sole ownership in 2010 following the collapse of New Zealand-based Bridgecorp in 2007, was originally proposed to be branded as a J.W. Marriott hotel.
The FNPF was significantly exposed in the original project to the tune of over FJD$60 million and in 2012, the Fijian Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama – who officiated at the Wyndham event this week – announced a FJD$150 million investment from the Fijian Government to ensure the project’s completion.
“A lot of people have been waiting with bated breath to ensure that it does happen and it is a project that could get to the size of Denarau if not bigger,” Sayed-Khaiyum told HM at the time.
The Fiji Marriott Resort at Momi Bay is situated between Fiji’s two most popular resort areas, Denarau and the Coral Coast, approximately 40 minutes from Nadi International Airport.
James Doolan, Vice President Hotel Development – Asia Pacific of Marriott International told HM today (Apr 2) he was thrilled the project was coming to fruition.
“Marriott International is most grateful to Fiji National Provident Fund for granting us the opportunity to manage this exciting resort project,” he said.
“With its picturesque tropical beaches and friendly people, Fiji has a strong appeal to leisure travellers from Australia and New Zealand, as well as long haul source markets of US, Continental Europe and Asia.
“Therefore it is essential for Marriott International to make a presence in this strategic destination on a high note.
“Marriott Hotels is the original and iconic brand within the Marriott International portfolio of hotel brands. We are currently on a journey to transform this brand and reassert its market leadership. The Fiji Marriott Resort at Momi Bay has all the features we envisage for the new Marriott Hotels brand,” Doolan said.
The Fiji Marriott Resort at Momi Bay offers 114 free-standing bures and 136 standard rooms. The bures, in which 22 of them are overwater ones, are unique in the market. Half of the 136 standard rooms will be in connecting pairs which make them the ideal accommodation choice for big families.
The resort is going to offer four signature food and beverage outlets that bring culinary delights to its guest: Goji Kitchen is an innovative outlet that has a main as well as “micro concept” restaurant. It will feature Indian and Asian cuisine; An ocean-side seafood restaurant and bar that is poised to impress guests with an indigenous-inspired experience; A versatile pool grill and bar that offers Italian and Mediterranean cuisine; The resort’s Great Room Bar serves breakfast in the morning and evolves into the evening focal point, serving craft beer, innovative cocktails and hosting wine tastings as the workday closes. Locally sourced ingredients and region-specific menu items give guests a sense and taste of place.
The resort has a 360 square meter function room that is divisible by three, as well as a 90 square meter meeting room that can divided into two. It also features a 40-seat celebration pavilion for staging wedding ceremonies.
The Fiji Marriott Resort at Momi Bay has a full array of recreational facilities in store for adults, teens and kids. These include two swimming pools, a 120 square meter fitness centre, a spa with eight treatment rooms, kids’ club, recreation centre, water activities centre and two tennis courts.
Other facilities and amenities include gift shops, business center, tour/excursion activities centre, clinic, laundry and valet, parking service, early arrival/late department lounge and produce farm.