Laucala is an exclusive private island hideaway in Fiji owned by Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz. Covering just 4.6 square miles, Laucala offers volcanic mountains covered in tropical rainforest, picture-perfect beaches, and coral reefs brimming with marine life. The vast majority of the island is an unspoiled wilderness of jungle and coconut plantations and is home to some of the archipelago’s rarest birds and animals.
Twenty five bures (traditional Fijian villas) dot the northern tip of the island including 7 Seagrass Villas, an Overwater Villa, 11 Plantation Villas, the Peninsula Villa, 4 Plateau Villas and the expansive owner’s retreat known as the Hilltop Estate. Island buyouts can accommodate up to 74 guests. Laucala offers five restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, a spa, an arsenal of water toys and a submarine.
Laucala is a 50-minute charter flight from Nadi (Fiji’s main international airport). Guests arriving at Nadi are expedited through customs and immigration by a Laucala representative and transferred to the resort’s King Air 200 for the flight to the island. Other aircraft can be chartered as necessary to accommodate larger groups. For more information about the airport please the Laucala Airport Fact Sheet.
Laucala offers a collection of five restaurants and bars offers everything from beach-side barbecues to fine dining. All drinks (with the exception of premium spirits) and meals are included in the nightly rate.
- Plantation House occupies an airy replica colonial mansion, the fine-dining and a bar complemented by a thoughtfully-selected premium wine list.
- Alfresco meals are available at Seagrass Lounge and Restaurant, specializing in Asian and Fijian favorites.
- The Beach Bar is all about casual barbecues beside the water.
- Share plates of Mediterranean-style fare are served at the Pool Bar, beside Laucala’s 21,500 square foot lagoon-style swimming pool.
- The Rock Lounge features open-air dining above Seagrass Bay, with finger food and cocktails the order of the day.
Laucala also offers dining by design, which means customized menus in private dining locations—amid the jungle, along a jetty, or in the expansive garden of your villa.
There is no additional charge for dining by design except for items that must be imported from off island.
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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 Center 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 snorkeling equipment and PADI certified Dive Center to get guests up close and personal with hawksbill turtles and angelfish. Laucala also offers daily excursions in its domed two-passenger submarine.
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.