A place that exudes serenity, solitude, and so much more...
7,705 miles from New York lies a private island in the South Sea archipelago of Fiji. It is a place that epitomizes privileged luxury and exudes serenity, solitude, and so much more. It’s hard to know where to begin when describing Laucala Island as it’s possibly one of the most surreal places: from the breathtaking views to the level of pampering and to the endless activities.
Set on 3,500 acres, most of the resort’s 25 villas — glamorous versions of traditional Fijian dwellings — hug the coast on cliffs, plateaus, beaches and an old coconut plantation, offering unparalleled exclusivity and privacy, each in its’ own unique way. Ranging from 1, 2, and 3-bedroom villas, each seamlessly transition from indoor to outdoor — and come with private pools, outdoor showers, tubs, and lounge areas. As we have a thing with tubs, Laucala’s villas have huge soaking tubs with views beyond your imagination. The owners 5-bedroom villa reigns supreme as it is perched on top of the highest point of the island and offers some of the most incredible views on the island with all the more privacy, if that’s even possible. One of our personal favorites is the the two-bedroom overwater villa — it’s secluded and absolutely stunning with the most insane views from every room.
Laucala has thought of everything, and we mean everything, to make you feel pampered and relaxed on an entirely new level. The service is perfection and they are constantly thinking of ways to wow you: from personalized notes on your bed to remembering your favorite drinks to, of course, stocking anything prior to your arrival. And yes, this island is self-sustainable, which means they make everything on the island.
A collection of five beyond delicious restaurants — from beachside barbecues to fine dining — and they will also serve or create a meal for you anywhere on the property. Craving even more romance? They’ll set up picnic on the other side of the island. Don’t want to leave your villa? They’ll barbecue for you in your villa. When we say they will do anything, and everything, to make you happy — the same goes for food and beverage, as they will stock up whatever you so desire on the island.
While it may seem like it comes with a pretty penny, everything is included in the rate: all food, drinks, and activities (minus a few) such as scuba diving, riding horses on the beach, and even their multi-million dollar submarine is all included.
The spa is nothing short of spectacular: most of the treatment rooms offer gorgeous views and yes, one treatment is included in the rate. Who needs a large gym when you can soak in the property with yoga, tennis, bikes, hikes, and a ridiculous golf course!
With a more than impressive kids program, each experience is tailor-made to guests’ preferences: activities range from from water activities to learning about ocean conservation and the local culture to making soap. Each child’s stay is personalized and will most definitely exceed expectations.
PERFECT FOR: Families, Couples, Big Birthday Parties, Small Weddings
PAIR IT WITH: New Zealand, Australia, and now direct flights to Singapore
FOR LAUCALA ISLAND
BENEFITS OF BOOKING WITH ITKE:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
One Spa Journey (90 minutes) per person per stay
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability