The planet still has paradises. Climate change is a threat to all of them, but despite the regrets we can find places as wonderful as Laucala Island, a small island located very close to Fiji, specifically next to Taveuni, which is the third largest island in the country behind Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
Belonging to Dietrich Mateschitz, owner of the Red Bull company who has expanded his checking account thanks to the 25 luxury villas that we can find in the northern part of an island that measures 12 square kilometers. The maximum capacity is 80 guests and there are about 380 people working at the service of all of them. With a minimum ratio of almost 5 people per guest, it is clear that any need is covered instantly.
What can we find?
Volcanic mountains covered in rain forest, heart attack beaches, virgin mangroves and coral reefs that fish of all colors that you can imagine move. As the resort covers 4.5 square kilometers in the northern part, the rest of the island has jungle and coconut plantations. It is the space where the rarest animals of the archipelago live.
There's also organic farms and gardens from which meat, fruits, vegetables and herbs are obtained, which are then used in the restaurants of the complex. The flowers and spices go to the spa, where it is possible to relax completely disconnecting.
Private plane to arrive
To get to the resort, which for many is the most exclusive in the world, you have to take a private plane. The airport is operational both day and night and receives aircraft of a maximum of 40 tons MTOW. The most common is to land in the Nadi International Airport and from there take a King Air B200 that takes 50 minutes to reach the island.
Guests can soak up the culture of Laucala Island and learn about its architecture. It is possible to join the so-called lovo partyIn addition to listening to traditional music and participating in Fiji's handicrafts, Masi art is the highlight.
As if that were not enough, you can also marry in the island's chapel, located a few meters from the place where the indigenous inhabitants of Laucala Island live.
Returning to the subject of the villas, it must be said that they are built in such a way that they fit in with the landscape and traditional homes on the island. Eleven of them are located in the middle of a coconut plantation and have access to a private beach. Four others are at the top of the Nawi plateau, a mountain located in the center of the island surrounded by tropical jungle and with stunning views of the sea.
There is another villa that seems float in water and one that is on one of the highest points on Laucala Island. Is named Hilltop Estate, it has 1,200 square meters of living space and enjoys privileged views of the entire Fiji archipelago. And not only that, but you also have a private cook, a driver and a private babysitter.
In all cases they have used natural materials for their construction (wood, thatched roofs, fabrics made with traditional coconut shell known as magi magi ...). And in all cases you also have a buggy at your disposal to explore the island on your own.
Restaurants and bars
When it comes to filling the stomach everything is under control. There is five restaurants and bars where you can taste traditional cuisine, wines of the highest quality or delicious cocktails. There are also alternatives to enjoy the best of Mediterranean or Asian cuisine. In fact, you can even order a barbecue by the beach.
In the Beach bar (beach bar) on Laucala Island, which is logically located in the middle of the sand, you can order seafood and grilled meats, in addition to the typical raw fish salad there, which includes coconut, lemon and chili. Obviously, there are also ice creams to withstand the heat.
Boredom is prohibited. It is a perfect place for people with adventurous soul, since you can make excursions through the jungle, go horseback riding or do all kinds of water activities. They have a fleet of 14 boats and several jet skis. You can practice windsurfing, kitesurfing and kayaking, as well as diving between turtles and angelfish (You can also see them snorkeling).
Sports lovers can practice Golf in a professional 18 hole course designed by David McLay Kidd that offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Children, for their part, can have a great time in the Kids Club, where activities of all kinds are organized for them to have fun and learn.
To finish, and no less important than all of the above, in Laucala Island they have a category spa. Among other things, they offer typical Fijian therapies. There are up to four treatment villas, all with an outdoor Jacuzzi, a relaxation room, and a changing room.
There are also two rooms with Vichy showers and a steam room, a beauty salon (where they do manicures and pedicures) and the Spa Garden. Guests can choose the aroma they want for their treatments, with some as desirable as nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon grass or coffee.
Approximate prices per night
Now that you know everything and you want to go, do you want to know how much it costs to spend a night there? They are between 7,000 and 36,000 dollars, between 6,400 and 33,000 euros at the current exchange rate.
Laucala Island Fiji - Luxury At Its Best (August 2020)
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