News release

Tropical paradise a lucrative investment opportunity

A renowned resort on the shores of Vanuatu presents a unique, desirable opportunity with significant development potential.

October 21, 2023

Simon Dennis

0212 106 917

Eratap Beach Resort, situated on the stunning Efate Island in Vanuatu, offers an unparalleled Pacific experience for visitors to the tropical paradise. Surrounded by pristine beaches and natural attractions that are a drawcard to Efate, Eratap Beach Resort is a haven for travellers, and is now available as an investment opportunity for the astute buyer seeking a turnkey resort with significant development potential.

Secluded and secure on a private peninsula, Eratap Beach Resort boasts three separate white-sand beaches, providing guests with the unique combination of surf on one side and calm lagoons on the other, appealing to a range of holidaymakers. Its northwest-facing position ensures incredible sunsets and protection from trade winds. Surrounded by coral reefs, uninhabited islands, and sought-after surf breaks, the resort’s location in the popular holiday destination of Vanuatu is unrivalled.

Eratap Beach Resort, Vanuatu is now on the market for sale by Expressions of Interest exclusively via JLL.

Vanuatu is situated in the South Pacific, comprised of 80 islands, and conveniently positioned between Fiji and Australia. The capital city, Port Vila, located nearby to Eratap Beach Resort on Efate Island, serves as the main gateway to Vanuatu via the airport that accommodates direct flights from Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands. This accessibility, combined with Vanuatu’s tax-free status, makes Vanuatu an attractive destination for tourists, investors, and businesses. The resort benefits from solid visitor numbers year-round and a well-established reputation due to consistently high occupancy.

JLL Director of Hotels and Hospitality, Nick Thompson, underscores the reputation of Eratap Beach Resort as a key driver in its appeal to buyers.

“The resort is a renowned 4.5-star property with exceptional traveller reviews, outstanding occupancy rates, and as-yet limited marketing history,” says Thompson. “The resort’s 14 luxurious beachfront villas, ranging from one to three bedrooms, offer comfort, privacy, and breath-taking views out over the Pacific Ocean. With a beachfront restaurant and bar, a large main pool with a pool bar, a well-stocked gymnasium, tennis court, and day spa, Eratap has everything a visitor to Vanuatu is looking for and makes it a one-stop shop for holidaymakers looking to unwind.”

Managing Director of Investment Sales for JLL Australasia, Peter Harper, points to the development opportunities inherent to the Eratap property as an important factor in its future under new ownership.

“Eratap Beach Resort presents opportunities for expansion and development, with its footprint spanning over 48,000 square metres that is ripe for exploration,” says Harper. “The future-thinking buyer who secures the resort can capitalise on the high demand for this exceptional property and develop and expand to suit their objectives.”

Eratap Beach Resort presents a unique investment opportunity in the paradise of Vanuatu. With its idyllic location, turnkey accommodations and amenities, and broad development scope, this resort offers an unforgettable experience for travellers and the promise of strong financial returns for investors. Whether seeking a tropical getaway or a profitable venture to add to a commercial portfolio, Eratap Beach Resort is worth exploring.

Investors are invited to express their interest and arrange inspections through the exclusive agents at JLL. Contact the team today for more information about this unique Pacific gem.

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