Vanuatu | Pacific Ocean
- Sizeapprox. 800 acres
- LocationOff the coast of Espiritu Santo
- Country/State Vanuatu
- Region Pacific Ocean
Currently not on the market
Lataro Island (Leasehold island, 75 years lease, lasts until 2082) is an 800 acre private island located off the coast of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu's northern islands. 90% is untouched by man. Old growth rainforests, together with a wonderful array of flora and fauna has lain undisturbed for thousands of years.
The 6 km of pristine Coral reef surrounding the island is a marine conservation area and teems with beautiful fish and coral life. Only a handful of people have ever dived this spectacular reef and most parts of it have never been explored underwater.
The island is very eco-friendly. 99% of the electricity is produced by solar. Rainwater is supplied from above and the pristine air means that it is pure and tasty. 90% of the island is a Conservation Reserve and a last refuge for the endangered Coconut Crab, the world's largest terrestrial crab. Birdlife includes owls, eagles and parrots.
The luxurious accommodation has been constructed over the last three years and comprises the owners' residence made up of four separate buildings connected with undercover walkways - these include a kitchen, bar, dining and entertainment area around the swimming pool and media room/office/study and 'play room'. There is a large two bedroom guesthouse, a self-contained manager/caretakers house, separate staff accommodation for up to eighteen and a huge maintenance shed. The buildings are Balinese style with plenty of exposed timber and dark tinted glass.
The sea surrounding the island is the ultimate playground for game fishing, diving, yachting, everything aquatic and there are several safe moorings for boats up to around 60 feet off the front of the property. A great super yacht anchorage is in the bay opposite and is visible from the property but don't expect to see many boats as they are few and far between.
The island is available on a walk-in, walk-out basis including boats, toys and all furniture and equipment. A piece of land on the mainland is also available as an access point although many visitors prefer to fly directly to the island and utilise its own grass airstrip.