WELCOME TO LAUCALA PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT FIJI
AN UNSPOILT TROPICAL HIDEAWAY OFFERING EXCLUSIVITY AND PRIVACY
Laucala is a private island with a dramatic landscape of tropical rainforest and postcard-perfect beaches, untouched mangroves and coral reefs brimming with marine life.
The resort sits on the island’s northern coast and covers just 4.5 square kilometres, which means that the vast majority of the land is an unspoiled wilderness of jungle and coconut plantations, home to some of the archipelago’s rarest birds and animals.
Laucala has tapped into the island’s lush natural bounty, establishing a number of organic farms and gardens producing fruit, vegetables, herbs and meat for resort restaurants as well as flowers and spices for the spa. The sustainable approach to resort living not only guarantees flavourful food and memorable spa treatments, but also ensures that guests leave with a genuine insight into Fijian culture.
Spanning 12 square kilometres, Laucala is one of three small islands off the northeast coast of Taveuni in Fiji. Hemmed by lagoons and coral reefs in the South Pacific, Laucala offers all the exclusivity of a private island resort but is within easy reach of international hubs thanks to regular flights to Fiji from Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, New-Zealand and the United States.
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Laucala’s 25 villas, all glamorous versions of traditional Fijian dwellings, each offer unparalleled exclusivity and privacy in dramatic, and very different, locations around the northern coast of the island. Villas are designed with soft curves and free-flowing shapes, using natural materials in construction: thatch roofs made from the leaves of sago palms, local doga timber, bala bala fern stems, and a traditional coconut husk weave known as magi magi. Impeccably furnished bedroom and living areas open to private gardens, each with an infinity-edge pool lit by Tikki torches come dusk. Villas come with a buggy, so guests are free to explore the resort at their leisure.
A collection of five restaurants and bars offers everything from beach side barbecues to fine dining, with many of the buildings inspired by nature.
Laucala also offers dining by design, which means customised menus in private dining locations – amid the jungle, along a jetty or in your villa.
The resort offers dining by design, which means customised menus in private dining locations – amid the jungle, along a jetty, in your villa.
Plantation House occupies an airy replica colonial mansion where fine-dining and a bar are complemented by a thoughtfully-selected premium wine list.
Seagrass Lounge and Restaurant offers tasty alfresco meals and specialises in Asian and Fijian favourites.
The Beach Bar is all about casual barbeques beside the water or perhaps a Meditteranean-style share place at the Pool Bar is more to your taste? The Rock Lounge features open-air dining above Seagrass Bay, with finger food and cocktails.
WELLNESS & SPA
Few spa experiences rival that at Laucala, where traditional Fijian therapies, organic amenities and serene settings go hand in hand. Four treatment villas – each with an outdoor tub, relaxation room and changing room – and two wet rooms with Vichy showers and steam facilities sit amid water features and tall palm trees, complemented by a beauty salon, pedicure and manicure rooms and the Spa Garden.
It’s here that herbs, spices, flowers and fruits are picked to create Laucala’s four signature scents: Molikaro (native citrus), Wainimate (medicinal herbs), Senikau (tropical blooms) and Qele (indigenous roots, woods and spices). Each scent is incorporated into the spa’s organic, amenities, including lotions and the massage oils used in spa rituals.
Treatments begin in a relaxation lounge fitted with day beds and an open fireplace, followed by a footbath incorporating a hibiscus, honey and sugar-crystal polish and a gentle massage. Signature experiences range from Fijian hot-and-cold stone therapy to body scrubs using volcanic soil from the island and mineral crystal therapy.
Guests are encouraged to become involved in the spa experience through the Spa Garden, where an interactive display informs about Fiji’s tropical bounty. Guests can pick their own spices, herbs flowers and fruits – vanilla, lemongrass, cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee, ylang ylang, pepper, ginger – and create a signature essential oil, soap or lotion in the Spa Kitchen, where a coconut press produces oil in small batches.
Laucala’s diversions range from relaxing to adventurous. A wide variety of watersports introduce guests to Fiji’s azure oceans, while rainforest walking tours, golf, farm visits and horseback riding are exhilarating ways to explore the island.
The island’s Water Sports Centre is home to a fleet of 14 boats, including the Riviera Open Flybridge for game fishing as well as Dragon sailboats and traditional Fijian outriggers, ideal for sunset cruises or archipelago discovery. From here, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking and jet-skis are also available. Arguably the best way to explore Fiji’s marine offerings is by taking the plunge, and Laucala offers snorkelling equipment and PADI certified Dive Centre to get guests up close and personal with hawksbill turtles and angelfish.
When it comes to experiencing Laucala’s beaches, plantations and hinterland, guests have access to eight immaculately groomed Fijian horses. Guided walking tours also lead guests to far-flung corners of the island, with arranged visits to a Cultural Village detailing Fijian arts, crafts and traditions, as well as Laucala’s organic farms and gardens.
An island highlight is the 18-hole championship golf course, thoughtfully designed by David McLay Kidd with spectacular greens and fairways overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A golfing professional is on hand should guests need tips to improve their swing, and caddies, buggies and clubs are all available in the Club House.
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