A private island paradise located near Taveuni in the Fiji Islands, Laucala Island, formerly owned by the Malcolm Forbes family has been transformed by Dietrich Mateschitz into the ultimate oasis of escape, luxury, sustainability and grandeur. This exquisite masterpiece has been designed with nothing but extravagance and lavish comfort in mind, the resort gives new meaning ‘all inclusive’ with decadent world class cuisine made with ingredients harvested on the island as well as access to an aquatic playground that only exists in your most vivid dreams. Savvy travelers, jet setters, billionaires and nobility the world over have flocked to Laucala and always leave with a vow to return someday.
Each villa on Laucala Island was flawlessly planned to give guests a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living and a real feel for this breathtaking Fijian island. Combine that easy island lifestyle with the ultimate in modern luxury available, and you have your very own tropical euphoria. All of the available villas include lavish amenities, stylish furnishings, and first-class services. The residences are divided into one, two, and three bedroom floor plans and are widely spread out along the northern tip of the island, providing the ultimate in privacy and seclusion. There are also a few other specialty villas that are hidden around the island, including an overwater villa and an uber-exclusive hill-top retreat.
Positioned on a private white sandy beach in the island’s old coconut plantation, these villas offer all the right amenities for a relaxing day in paradise such as a sun deck, private beach, heated pool, hot tub, a shaded daybed, and a stylish indoor or open-air lounge. For beach lovers, these villas are directly on your own private stretch of beach.
These villas are located on Nawi Mountain, providing unforgettable views of the sea and the neighboring islands. The scenery is unique and always breathtaking. The Plateau Villas provide a front row seat to a beautiful sunrise every morning. These villas offer an additional layer of privacy and are highly recommended for those looking for an undisturbed holiday.
The Seagrass Villas are on Seagrass Bay in a more tropical jungle section of the island, with lush vegetation and wild growing coconuts as a natural backdrop to the white sandy coastline. The abundant tropical forest that surrounds these villas transitions beautifully into fine white sand and the stunning Pacific Ocean. The villas aim to give guests a real outdoor experience, equipped with wooden decks, rocks daybeds, and a pool that blends in beautifully with the ocean view. These villas have direct access to a private beach, but set back slightly and surrounded by lush landscapes.
There are a total of 13 One Bedroom Villas available at Laucala – 6 Plantation Villas, 4 Seagrass Villas, and 3 Plateau Villas. Each villa is incredibly spacious with up to 2,045 square feet (160 to 190 square meters) of indoor living area and up 48,000 square feet of total private space (1,500 to 4,500 square meters). Each option includes a beautiful master bedroom, a spacious dressing room that leads to a stylish en suite bathroom, a large indoor living room, a serene pavilion, a heated pool, and more lavish amenities. The One Bedroom Villas sleep a maximum of 2 adults and 1 infant.
There are 7 Two Bedroom Villas available on Laucala Island – 4 Plantation Villas, 2 Seagrass Villas, and 1 Plateau Villa. These villas offer up to 2,691 square feet (170 to 250 square meters) of indoor living area and up to 59,000 square feet of total private space (2,000 to 5,500 square meters). Each villa includes two large bedrooms that come with their own dressing rooms and luxurious en suite bathrooms. At the center of the villa, there is a spacious indoor lounging area expertly decorated with well-appointed furniture. Outside you will find a gorgeous heated swimming pool and a tropical pavilion just perfect for yoga. Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests. Additional cots can be provided for infants under 2 years old.
There are only 2 Three Bedroom Villas available at the resort – 1 Plantation Villa and 1 Seagrass Villa. These spacious villas offer up to up to 3,767 square feet (330 and 350 square meters) of indoor living area and up to 108,000 square feet of total private space (4,500 and 10,000 square meters). Each villa includes three grand bedrooms, which feature well-appointed en suite bathrooms and walk-in closets. There is also a nice interior lounge and a large heated pool and pavilion outside. Sleeps a maximum of 6 guests. Additional cots can be provided for infants under 2 years old.
Laucala’s Two Bedroom Overwater Villa creates a unique feeling that you are actually floating on the lagoon. This luxurious overwater retreat is also referred to as ‘Wai’ (which means “water” in Fiji) and features its own private jetty and beach. Each of the two bedrooms offers the ultimate in privacy and includes a gorgeous en suite bathroom, a secluded outdoor shower, a soaking tub, and a spacious walk-in closet. There is also an indoor lounging area at the center of the villa along with a kitchen and dining area. Highlights of the villa include the Plunge Shiatsu Pool and the multi-level terraces that provide breathtaking views from all angles.
The villa features 3,014 square feet (280 square meters) of living area and up to 22,000 square feet (2,000 square meters) of private space for you to enjoy. Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests. Additional cots can be provided for infants under 2 years old.
The iconic Peninsula Villa on Laucala Island is a majestic hideaway perfect for a honeymoon retreat or a couple seeking a luxurious tropical escape. The 1,442 square foot (134 square meters) oasis is surrounded by 6,458 square feet of private space just for you (600 square meters). The surrounding area includes the beautiful hillsides, a white sandy beach, and the rhythmic South Pacific waters. You will also find a private jetty and marvelous pool carved into the natural rocks of the island. Built with nothing but open air and spectacular views in mind, the villa has wooden bridges that connect the living areas, offering a serene tropical atmosphere at all times.
The grand bedroom includes a walk-in closet and a spacious en suite bathroom. Sleeps a maximum of 2 guests. Additional cots can be provided for infants under 2 years old.
Laucala’s Hilltop Estate (also known as Delana) is a one-of-a-kind resort inside of a resort. The estate features three gorgeous bedrooms with all of the luxurious amenities that you will ever need. Recently named The Third Most Extravagant Suite in the World by Complex Magazine, it’s no wonder this hideaway has captured the interest of celebrities and jet setters from all around the world. The main villa features a master bedroom, dining room, library, lounge, outdoor pavilions, and a lap pool. Separated from the main villa are two other bedrooms and an extra kitchen and dining area. The living areas are spread out amongst 12,900 square feet (1,200 square meters) and the bedrooms and other private quarters make up 118,400 square feet (11,000 square meters).
Standard room amenities include:
At Laucala, excellence and perfection are also sought after on a culinary scale. The talented chefs take great pride in the quality of the dishes they prepare. The resort has made it a priority to cultivate its own 240 acre, organic farm. The farm provides includes organic fruits and vegetables, along with the finest Wagyu beef, poultry, pigs, quail and Peking duck, goats and coconut crabs.
All meals and most beverages (with the exception of the premium wine lists) are inclusive, including a wonderful selection of wines and spirits. There is a fine collection of restaurants and bars to frequent at on Laucala Island (which are always open regardless of how many guests are on the island). These five restaurants showcase the produce and fine meats from the islands farm. You will have your choice of elegant fine dining to casual beachside barbeques. Laucala also offers the option to dine by design with customized menus and private dining locations around the island.
If you’re looking for a fine dining experience during your stay, look no further than the elegant colonial-style Plantation House restaurant. The professional, international culinary team will treat you to brilliant gourmet dishes and a thoughtful wine list, which features both New World wines as well as older vintages. The restaurant is open daily for all meals and incorporates a strict farm-to-table philosophy, meaning all ingredients are always seasonal and fresh. After dinner, guests may choose from one of the premium cigars for an additional charge. The Plantation House also offers demonstrations and cooking classes for those who want to take the flavor of Laucala Island back home.
You may arrive by land or boat to the Seagrass Lounge and Restaurant which is located on the private jetty and is a perfect spot for a savory meal. Dine while surrounded by the turquoise Pacific waters and breathtaking sunsets. The menus change daily and typically feature authentic Asian delicacies and a special Teppanyaki barbecue. Have a cocktail on the waterside perch or enjoy an amazing tasting plate on the dining deck while you enjoy a spectacular view.
Stop by the Beach Bar if you’re in the mood for casual dining and a barbeque right by the water. Freshly caught fish from the surrounding turquoise waters will be found on the grill and the bar’s take on ceviche is something out of this world. You’ll want to stop by daily for sunset cocktails in a true Fijian relaxed atmosphere.
The Pool Bar is home to Laucala’s 21,530 square feet (2,000 square meters) lagoon style swimming pool and is surrounded by coconut palm trees and tropical flowers. The bar combines a unique design and an off-the-wall architecture with fruity, island cocktails and a menu offering light, modern Mediterranean cuisine.
On Seagrass Bay, you’ll discover the trendy Rock Lounge, where the atmosphere is serene and the drinks are always flowing. The lounge serves delectable finger foods and is a great sunset spot. Guests are welcome to stay longer and indulge in a delicious dinner with a view.
Consider your imagination the limit when it comes to things to do at Laucala. With most of the activities included in your rate, you’ll be hard pressed to run out of tropical adventures to experience, both on (and off) the island. From world-class diving, a few rounds of golf on a champion course, to romantic horseback riding on the beach – you’ll find your fill of excitement. There is also a Kids Club available to kids of all ages if you are looking for some time to yourself during the day. Children can play and learn about Fiji while being cared for by the friendly and welcoming staff.
Some of our favorite complimentary activities include:
There are several other activities available for an additional fee:
The Spa at Lacaula, like the rest of the resort, exceeds expectations. It offers tropical experiences you’ll look back on and cherish as once in a lifetime moments. The menu is complete with a variety of luxurious services including facial treatments, body treatments and rituals, massage therapies, and salon services. The 4 treatment villas are each adorned with outdoor bathtubs, hot stone relaxation rooms, private treatment rooms, and changing rooms. The unique spa is also home to Laucala’s Spa Garden – a sanctuary where guests can explore the tropical flowers, herbs, spices and fruits harvested on the island. The ingredients from the garden are implemented into the spa treatments, giving guests a real connection with the island.