Francesca Grillo


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Waterfront Real Estate has been operating in Vanuatu since 2005. Francesca has joined the business in 2008 and since October 2010, she is the sole Owner/Principal. 

Francesca has an LLB in Law and a Certificate IV and Diploma in Property, with extensive experience in property dealings and land development in Vanuatu. She  has designed and project managed several buildings, including luxury villas, and tourism developments.  She is a former councillor of the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and a current Vice Chair of the Vanuatu Financial Centre Association (VFCA), which she represents on the Board of the Vanuatu Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (VFIPA). 

We focus on innovation, professional skills and integrity to provide both Vendors and Purchasers with the most reliable, comprehensive and efficient service possible in Vanuatu.

That is why we developed ESP – Enable South Pacific, the first online portal for real estate dealings: “Real estate made easy”

Our Vision is “to work for safe and clear land dealings and development in Vanuatu” 

Our Mission is “to ensure your safe investment in paradise…” 

Wether you are planning to sell, purchase, subdivide, develop or build a property, consult with us and we will bring you across the line, saving you time, costs and headaches along the way.  

Come and visit us at our office at the International Building, no. 5 Wharf Road in Port Vila or call us any time.

Our office is open every morning 8am to 12pm and the contact is +678 7599001.



“I had pleasure to recently cooperate with Waterfront Real Estate and Francesca Grillo as a vendor selling my property. The overall process went very smooth, Francesca was able to find the client, present the property and look after overall sale process starting from a contract till the final settlement. She was also very kind, professional, very responsive providing comprehensive information along the way making the process clear and easy going. I’m very glad and thankful for this cooperation and I truly recommend Waterfront Real Estate, if you wish to sell or buy any property in Vanuatu, don’t hesitate to contact Francesca. Thank you.  / Kris M. Vanuatu, April 2024” 

“As a Real Estate professional Francesca is highly experienced & efficient. We found her extensive knowledge and superior negotiation skills are invaluable. I believe she enjoys a high level of repeat and referral business due to the trust and confidence she inspires. Her integrity makes her one of the regions most trusted agents. Her determined effort to make the buying and selling process as stress-free as possible. Francesca far exceeded our expectation not only professionally but Personally. Sincerely.” David & Kai Adams, Port Macquarie, Australia 15/07/2021

“I recently sold my lot in Dreamcove Port Vila through Francesca Grillo. She was efficient and immediately responded to all and everyone of my queries. Not only that but followed up with the solicitors on both sides of the transaction together with the custom owners, so that they were on board and informed to reach a speedy conclusion to the sale process. I have no hesitation in recommending Francesca to either vendors or purchasers. Yours Sincerely.” Nick Campbell, New Zealand 22/06/2021

“It was such a pleasure working with Francesca who seemed to have all the answers to our queries. From start to finish she was very responsive, kind, and a constant professional. Thank you for making the process of our purchase a smooth one! If you are ever looking for someone to assist you with options of acquiring land or property in Vanuatu, do not hesitate to contact Francesca at “Waterfront Real Estate Vanuatu”. Cinderella Thomas-Tapo, Vanuatu 07/02/2022

“Francesca did an exceptional job of selling our land for us in Mele. The whole process was quick and painless and Francesca took care of everything, leaving us with very little to do, and with no stress levels at all. She is straight forward and very knowledgeable and a pleasure to do business with. Highly recommend her if you are buying or selling.” Tom Robb, QLD Australia 12/09/22

All listed, signed sealed and settled in just a couple of weeks and at the full asking price. Michele and I have bought and sold some 60 or more properties in the past 45 years including 4 in Vanuatu, never have we enjoyed such high levels of service, assistance and constant feedback as you have provided. Your law background no doubt providing you with the ability to skirt any pitfalls and cut through any red tape that Vanuatu may come up with. It’s been an extremely pleasant experience dealing with you.” Terry & Michele Cornelius, Western Australia 13/09/22

We highly recommend Francesca and her team at Waterfront properties. They are knowledgeable and efficient it has been a pleasure to deal with them. Francesca and the team went above and beyond what a real estate agent would normally do to ensure that settlement proceeded smoothly and without any issues. Thank you!Carolyn & Ben Devries, Australia 15/09/22




Waterfront Land: best locations 

COMMERCIAL: ask us for business opportunities

HOUSES: well built, good investment and great location 

We offer a complete range of services including Subdivisions and purchase of Customary Land which involves a time consuming and complicated process. We strongly advise not to pursue this without professional advise and expertise 






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The world wide pandemic crisis has affected all real estate markets and  has created great opportunities for the astute investors. If you are looking for those opportunities or for an agent that will look after your property as his or her own, you are in the right place!

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