Be swept away on a private jet to a secluded island paradise where real world woes will be a distant memory and life in the lap of luxury awaits. Laucala Island is an ideal island escape for those seeking an eco-chic destination with the spoils of luxury and privacy. Created by Redbull drinks mogul, Dietriech Mateschitz, as a personal private retreat for himself and celebrity friends, this destination has been transformed into a private island refuge surrounded by dramatic rainforest landscapes and powder-soft beaches, with a self-sustainability philosophy. From on-site farms, to luxurious residences, excellent cuisine and an assortment of activities, Laucala Island is a one-of-a-kind destination for every kind of traveler.

Location

What sets Laucala Island apart from other resorts in Fiji? Why should I stay here?

Feel the balmy breeze against your skin as you step off your private jet, where you will be greeted with a chilled and refreshing juice and cool scented towel. Welcome to paradise! Located in the South Pacific in the archipelago of Fiji Islands, Laucala is the perfect island getaway for discerning travelers. Here you will experience the serenity of nature that is teeming with tropical foliage and rich with birdlife. Dip your toes into the velvety sand, dive into the Cerulean Sea or traverse through the verdant jungles, the island is your playground beckoning to be explored.

Key Facts

  • Laucala is situated on the third-largest island in Fiji, on 3200 acres of unspoiled land
  • the resort is a one-hour flight from Nadi International Airport and can be reached via the resort’s private plane
  • within a short 30-minute boat ride from the island you can reach three spectacular waterfalls

What is special?

  • discover local traditions, culture and architecture at Laucala’s cultural village, one of the few traditional villages left in Fiji
  • enjoy the delicious benefits of the 240 acres of farmland used to organically grow crops and breed poultry and cattle, which provides a vast majority of the island’s products
  • cleanse the soul and connect with nature as you trek the tropical terrains of Laucala, admiring the surrounding natural beauty

What do the guests say?

  • travelers love the thoughtful details, starting as soon as you arrive with a welcome party greeting you at your private jet
  • guests highly recommend this resort for honeymoon couples, as well as families
  • the unparalleled levels of luxury and privacy keep guests coming back again and again

Accommodation

How are the private spaces? What types of views can I expect to see from my villa?

From the tops of the island’s volcanic mountains to being amongst coconut palms and lush forests or beside deserted beaches with panoramic views of the bay, the choice is yours on where your ideal island stay is located. No matter the choice, each glamorous villa is the perfect fusion of luxury and traditional Fijian architecture boasting natural materials, high thatch roofs and free-flowing shapes. Features include expansive outdoor living areas for lounging, private pool, dinner pavilion, indoor and outdoor tubs as well as outdoor showers. With one-, two- and three-bedroom accommodations available, Laucala is the perfect resort for families and couples alike.

Key Facts

  • 25 glamorous villas dot the island, each offering unparalleled exclusivity and privacy
  • each villa features its own private swimming pool
  • all food and beverage services are included with each villa; as well as, a chauffeur, nanny, laundry and dry cleaning services

What is special?

  • enjoy an otherworldly ambiance in a space that seamlessly transitions from indoor to outdoor living, creating a relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere
  • float above the emerald-green lagoon in the Overwater Villa “Wai” as you experience the fascination of the South Pacific from every corner of this ultra-luxe dwelling
  • retreat to the comfort of your quarters at the end of an adventurous day and nestle by the roaring fireplace as you listen to the waves gently lap the shore

What do the guests say?

  • guests rave that the views from the villas are something you must experience for yourself, as no photo will ever do it any justice
  • the open-floor design, where both the living room and bedroom open onto the swimming pool and garden area, has guests never wanting to leave their villa
  • a family favorite is the complimentary buggy that can be used to cruise around the island at one’s leisure

Pools & Spa

What types of services are on offer at the spa? Is there another pool besides my private one?

Whether you are making a splash in your private pool or lazing your days away at the main one, the unparalleled views from either will render you speechless. Take your relaxation to the next level as you step into the tropical gardens, dotted with lily ponds, and enter the tranquil sanctuary of spa villa huts where soul-soothing treatments await. Discover how a little indulgence can transport every part of you to a deep state of relaxation with signature experiences ranging from hot and cold river stone therapy to traditional South Pacific rituals and mineral crystal therapies. Only natural ingredients are used to perform all treatments, most of them picked from the Spa Garden.

Key Facts

  • the spa is comprised of four treatment villas, each equipped with an outdoor tub, relaxation room and changing room
  • herbs, spices, flowers and fruits are hand-picked to create Laucala’s signature scents
  • a palm-fringed, lagoon-style pool sits at the heart of the resort overlooking the white-sandy beach
  • all guests receive a complimentary 90-minute spa treatment of their choice

What is special?

  • start your spa journey being lulled into relaxation in front of an open fireplace, followed by a soothing foot bath topped off with a hibiscus, honey and sugar-crystal polish and gentle massage
  • rejuvenate yourself with an energizing full body exfoliating scrub using volcanic soil from the island
  • take the sweet scents of Fiji wherever you go, as you pick your own spices, herbs, flowers and fruits and create a signature essential oil, soap or lotion in the Spa Kitchen

What do the guests say?

  • guests find the pool to be unbelievably large, and love that even with other guests they are still able to enjoy some privacy
  • guests regard the spa as one of the most elegant facilities they have ever seen at a resort, and find the services to be world-class
  • spa-goers love being able to concoct their own potions to take home with them

Culinary

What type of cuisines can I expect at Laucala Island? How many restaurants can I choose from?

International chefs from Europe and Asia serve a variety of Western, Asian and local cuisines. From barefoot beachside barbecues to fine dining fares, Laucala Island offers a setting for every mood and delectable dishes for every appetite. Enjoy casual meals such as finger foods and grilled seafood and meat, or for the more exotic palette try “kokoda”, a traditional raw fish salad marinated with lemon, chilli and coconut. You will only receive best ingredients at Laucala Island with its farm-to-table philosophy, incorporating the freshest vegetables, herbs, meats and seafood into every dish.

Key Facts

  • Laucala Island has five restaurants which feature dishes created with island-grown produce
  • premium wines and cigars are on offer in the Plantation House Bar
  • fresh fruit juices, coconut milk and coconut water is made daily, bottled and served to guests lounging by the pool

What is special?

  • enjoy a sumptuous meal as you dine perched in the treetops at the Seagrass Lounge, surrounded by tropical rainforest, with beautiful views of the lagoon
  • create unforgettable memories with your loved one with an intimate dinner amid the lush jungle, along a jetty overlooking crystalline waters, or in the confines of your private villa
  • take home a taste of the South Pacific with a fun and interactive cooking class, where you will prepare simple dishes you can make at home or your favorite dish off the restaurant’s menu

What do the guests say?

  • guests find breakfast served in the villa to be a luxurious and relaxing way to start their day
  • a favorite amongst guests is the swim-up cocktail bar as well as the pool bar where they can enjoy delicious Mediterranean dishes
  • travelers love how adaptable the cooking classes are and how accommodating they are for families with children

Activities

What type of adventures can I enjoy during my stay at Laucala Island?

Laucala’s activities on offer range from relaxing to adventurous. Discover the marine treasures of the underwater world where you will spot lionfish, moray eels, angelfish and colorful corals, making for unparalleled diving and snorkelling experiences in the South Pacific. There’s plenty of fun to be had above surface as well. Speed around the archipelago on a speedboat or enjoy a leisurely day at sea on a luxurious yacht. From cultural exchanges to tropical treks, horseback rides and farm visits, you will be spoiled for choice on exhilarating ways to explore the island.

Key Facts

  • an interactive kid’s club and an array of children’s water sports and activities are on offer
  • Laucala’s fleet of 14 boats is available for diving trips and waterfall excursions
  • a personal trainer and yoga instructor is available daily in Laucala’s state-of-the-art fitness center

What is special?

  • saddle up on one of the eight immaculately groomed Fijian horses as you explore the island’s most secluded beaches and endless coconut plantations, stopping for a romantic picnic or sundowners along the way
  • hit the greens and fairways on the 18-hole championship golf course, with volcanic mountains and craggy cliffs cascading into the Pacific Ocean serving as an idyllic backdrop
  • explore the depths of Laucala’s azure seas and its exotic aquatic life via a submarine – you won’t find this experience at any other resort in the world

What do the guests say?

  • guests often have tear-filled departures as they are sad to leave the beauty of both the island and all the wonderful staff who goes above and beyond to cultivate magical experiences during their stay
  • with an abundance of activities on offer, vacationers find Laucala to be the perfect place to relax and escape from their hectic everyday lives
  • parents love the plentiful kid-friendly activities available for their little ones