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Island for living, working and leisure

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The closeness of islands to nature makes them somewhat exclusive human habitats, and through careful and planned development, islands generally provide opportunities not only for nourishment in living, but also for business, working and leisure.

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, is a typical island but coming up with a touch of modernity and uniqueness is Asokoro Island—a new revelation in estate development conceived primarily as a unique integrated development that will feature eco-friendly credentials ideal for private, business, diplomatic residence and for work, play and leisure.

This island  is nestled underneath the monolithic Aso Rock and surrounded by the shores of the Pendam Lake in Abuja, satiating appetite for quality living, discretion and desire for ultimate luxury for play and work, while preserving a unique eco-diversity that is a must-see.

It was the vision of Isokoro Island Limited, the promoters of this new revelation, to position it as a unique integrated development that offers special facilities that will cater adequately to potential residents, elite neighbouring community as well as local and international visitors.

With Julian Zapata, leading Spanish Architect, as Project Manager, the concept and design of this island guarantee best results for coordination, management and execution, making it a new way of living in the present while looking at the future.

Located in serene undulating hills with panoramic views over the city of Abuja, this island has locational privilege in Asokoro, an upscale neighbourhood long recognised as Abuja’s most exclusive district hosting serving diplomats, government and high net-worth individuals. Expectation is high that the creation of this island will firmly establish the district’s reputation as a world-class lifestyle destination.

This unique 570,000 square metres site brings together unparalleled recreational facilities, luxury shops, boutiques, business and primary schools, and a cutting-edge commercial centre that will only add to  Asokoro’s prestige. With a gated private residential development, Asokoro Island offers the promise of luxury living in a secured environment to discerning local and international home owners.

The connection with Abuja makes this island a truly unique destination and in the opinion of Suleiman Yahyah, the chairman of the promoting company, this island has been positioned to make the most of all Abuja has to offer, providing fast  connections into the city, while benefiting from the endless leisure opportunities of beautiful Pendam Lake and the stunning vista of Aso Rock.

“Combining the cosmopolitan culture of a thriving world city with an awe-inspiring natural environment, Abuja is a location that offers the very best of both worlds; little wonder that the city has become Africa’s fastest growing urban area”, Yahyah noted, describing it as Africa’s greatest purpose-built city.

Luxury is another name for the many homes which this island offers and it is such that the luxury lifestyle set amid lush gardens and surrounded by the serene waters of Pendam Lake, yields five apartment buildings each of which is designed with a fresh, yet elegant, architectural style.

The apartments benefit from private balconies, mezzanines and floor-to-ceiling windows beautifully appointed to allow for the most spectacular views of the Pendam Marina, while each block boasts its own swimming pool and sun terrace. The apartments also offer exceptional attention to detail – from layouts that maximise light and space to exquisite natural finishes and high-quality appliances.

The island presents 40 individually designed luxury villas ranging from duplex houses to sprawling three-storey residences, each development featuring bespoke architectural details meeting the unique needs and desires of its occupants. Thoughtfully designed to offer maximum seclusion and privacy, the villas nevertheless invite the outside in with breathtaking glass façades, open terraces and indoor gardens conspiring to make the most of the stunning natural environment.

Apart from the warm welcome and an unforgettable experience to be offered at either of the island’s 6-star boutique hotel and spa plus a 5-star business hotel that would incorporate facilities including a fitness centre, outdoor swimming pools, restaurants and bars, there will also be a dedicated commercial zone that will create a thriving new business hub as an alternative to Abuja’s Central Business District.

The island is also designed to offer extensive leisure opportunities from a lush 9-hole golf course surrounded by tropical flora to the picturesque marina on Pendam Lake. Nature enthusiasts will delight in the island’s botanical garden, while those in need of retail therapy can enjoy the elite brands and boutiques of Asokoro Island Mall.

Chuka Uroko