Best Islands to Live On: Vunabaka in Fiji

The friendliest locals in the world, jaw-dropping views, and oh yeah, plenty of time on the water — ready to move to Fiji yet? Living on this South Pacific island chain may be easier than ever thanks to Vunabaka, a new community on Malolo Island that is set to open in 2014. Get a sneak peek with these renderings and find out how you can be one of the first to move in.

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Your new neighborhood is anchored around a marina and a luxury boutique resort. And your next-door neighbors? Palm trees and ocean views.

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Open-air living is the standard at Vunabaka, so your villa has stunning views from every angle.

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Located just any hour away from Nadi, Vunabaka is unique in the fact that you can be off the airplane and diving into your pool in the time it takes to go grocery shopping.

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Who needs cars when you can cruise around Malolo Island by sea?

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Park your car, er boat, here at Vunabaka’s private marina.

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Go for a hilltop lot that offers an impressive view of the marina, bay, and namesake "Baka" tree that the entire community is centered around.

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Landscaping is a vital part of the community. Extra attention is given to make sure all usable vegetation is saved and utilized again in the development, not to mention all the new growth that’s being implemented. (Over 1,000 palms have been transferred so far and over 1,000,000 plants will grow in stage one alone!) The best part? Vunabaka utilizes solar energy in every villa, as well as an organic wastewater system for sustainability.

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So what's a typical day like living on the island? Think liquid thoughts. From boating to boarding, Fiji truly is a waterman's paradise.

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At every turn, on every island, you will be greeted with the unforgettable "Bula!" which means, "Wishing you happiness and good health." Here's how to make that happiness and good health happen: www.vunabaka.com