Laucala Island, a wonderful private island retreat in Fiji
Among the many articles we wrote on luxurious resorts from all over the world, just a few have amazed us as much as the beautiful private retreat of Laucala Island. Located on the northeast coast of Taveuni, in Fiji, this private island paradise has always been a place of solitude.
The retreat stays true to its authentic Fijian roots by using only resources that come from the island such as materials, fruits, vegetables and livestock that are also growing on this tiny paradise. Every little aspect of this incredibly beautiful retreat can easily be described with the deepest superlatives, a place of seclusion, tranquility and privacy.
It’s already clear that the hotel provides a long list of activities, from swimming and tennis to yoga, sport fishing and snorkeling. Furthermore, a giant lagoon pool is there to get you warmed up, along with a lap pool and organic-shaped islands perfect for sunbathing. You can also borrow a horse to ride across the hands or get a quad bike to wander around.
The retreat also boasts its local golf course designed by David McLay Kidd, an equestrian centre ready to teach you horse-riding, 14 boats to charter, a hilltop spa that provides some of the best lounge and relaxation methods in the world, plus five different restaurants that allow you to enjoy some the best foods you can ever taste, all cultivated or grown on this island, within private farms and gardens.
The accommodation is made within 25 villas, called “Bures”. This allows for maximum intimacy, each decked with its own pool and private outdoor shower. In addition, they’re packed with elegant furnishings signed Lynne Hunt, from the heart of London.
As a peak of exquisiteness, every guest has to first apply in order to visit, and then book a reservation. The nightly prices start from $3,800 and grow, depending on every guest’s wishes. Bear in mind the resort was awarded highest marks for amenities and services.