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Yousef M wrote a review Sep 22

Paris, France108 contributions312 helpful votes


I hate to overuse the word but Laucala really is idyllic - time’s passage is tempered on this beautiful corner of paradise. By far the best property in the world run by the most passionate and dedicated team. From the amazing cuisine at the various restaurants to the unparalleled list of included water sports everything you can imagine is made possible here. The Villas in particular have so much space and privacy that you often feel you have the entire island to yourself. Huge thanks to Gary, Chef Dan, Mo, Eleni, Jerry, Gordon, Emasi, Rupeni and the entire team for making it such an outstanding holiday.

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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family

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Matthew D wrote a review Jul 2022

Sydney, Australia68 contributions75 helpful votes


You only live once!

This resort is next level. The most amazing resort I have ever seen. This is a natural wonderland, with so much to do. The staff are as good as anywhere I have been, the service incredible and the food amazing. The villas are equally amazing. This is heaven on earth!

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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family

Room Tip: It's expensive and yet still good value. The golf course is world class, with no more than 10...

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Finau Vereadali




COMO Laucala Island


Jul 30, 2022

Bula Vinaka MathewD556, Thank you for taking the time to post us your amazing review and we are flattered that you called us "heaven on earth". We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you enjoyed the array of activities on offer, the warm Laucala hospitality , our culinary journey and our spacious rooms here on property. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to our little corner of Heaven soon. Best Regards, Gary Henden General Manager

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Amal Blu / Reisejournalistin wrote a review Jan 2020

16 contributions43 helpful votes

Laucala is calling

Dear readers, Laucala Island is calling you. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it there! LAUCALA ISLAND = PARADISE. Our holidays for the third time started at Laucala´s private Lounge at Nadi Airport and continued on board of Laucala´s private jet. After a fifty-minute flight over the unique South Pacific with its dramatic scenery, you will land at Laucala Island´s private airport, but you will still remain in the seventh heaven! For further details see "The Blue Age of Fiji".

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Date of stay: November 2019

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NZL traveler wrote a review Jan 2020

Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions8 helpful votes

7 Star.

Stayed here and never put pen to paper for a review. Stayed here for three nights as a quick anniversary getaway. A ridiculously awesome all inclusive resort. Staff to guest ratio i dont think would be beaten on any other hotel in the world. Food and service is befitting of the billionaire who owns it (obviously). Find yourself at one end of the island wanting a yummy meal you had yesterday at the other restaurant? No problem sir we are on it... 15min later its in front of you. Pool is HUGE, multilayered, and epic. Seascooters laying around the pool if you cant be bothered swimming! Jetskis whenever you want (tidal) Went to breakfast one morning and forgot sunglasses. Whipped back to the room to find 4 service golf buggies and 8 attendant s hurriedly cleaning rooms, gardens, pool (we had our own pool), replentishing supplies etc. Crazy. Bottom line: it has the feeling you are lucky to experience a resort built by someone regardless of cost or financial return. The website is testament to this :)

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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple

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MattyKerr wrote a review Jan 2020

Sydney, Australia50 contributions10 helpful votes


What an experience

Hands down the best holiday I have ever been on! The service, food, cleanliness, presentation was just incredible. The villa was to die for - two giant bathtubs - one inside, one outside. The comfiest best I’ve ever slept on I got back from this holiday completely relaxed and refreshed. Definitely add this one to your bucket list.

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Date of stay: January 2020

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Yousef M wrote a review Jan 2020

Paris, France108 contributions312 helpful votes

(Video) The Best Island Hotel in the World: Laucala Island Resort, Fiji

Improves each year!!

Was delighted to return to Laucala again; this time the resort had undergone a renovation and they also have a new private plane too which was fantastic The chef has put in fresh new menus and we particularly enjoyed the cooking classes and the pastry ones too. Big thank you to Dennis K, Funga, Dan, Mattia, Sireli, Poni, Josje, Benji and the whole team for making us feel so at home as usual.

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Date of stay: May 2019



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Room Tip: Two bedroom villas are excellent

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Stephen W wrote a review Jan 2020

2 contributions3 helpful votes

Amazing - heaven

This was the most magnificent holiday that I have ever had in my life. Staff = exceptionally friendly and professional, couldn’t do enough for you. Anything and everything you want is organised for you. Surroundings = magnificent. Food = world class deliciousness. Atmosphere = relaxed, laid back. Beat experience = swimming the horses - taking them for a hike and swimming them in the ocean. Just stunning.

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Keith1208 wrote a review Jul 2019

Atlanta, Georgia82 contributions40 helpful votes

5 Star Luxury in the South Pacific

Laucala Island is one of the most beautiful places on earth. We visited in 2016 and it was amazing. The staff was amazing. Anthony, the chef was great! The food was fantastic. There horseback riding, hiking and tons of water sports. The pools are gorgeous. The accommodations are incredible. This is truly a 5 star resort with every amenity you can think of. The golf course is incredible as well. We took a trip to a nearby island and hiked the same waterfall some waterfalls with big mike and it was really fun for the whole family. I would def suggest Lacula Island. The worst part was the 26 hour plane ride to get there. But even that is worth the trip.

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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family

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CanTravelYVR wrote a review Apr 2019

Vancouver, Canada13 contributions34 helpful votes

Absolute Heaven

OMG - this is the most magic place on earth!! The resort, villas and grounds are architecturally stunning. The food is wonderful, under the leadership of a wonderful Australian chef. Meat, seafood and produce from the island. An amazing "included" wine list. The thing of note however, is the genuine warmth of the service. If you can think of it, you can have it. And right now. You'd like a pig roast in your villa on your private beach - no problem - 10 staff show up to make it happen. You'd like to be one of the 120 people a year to play the golf course - no problem - caddy and golf pro ready. You'd like to visit some of the world's legendary dive sites - jump on the boat and let's go. Our children traveled with us - 6 and 17 years old. Both had an amazing time, including the younger one with the amazing nanny that was provided. Since you're unlikely to be getting married there, I won't give you the details of that (we were the tenth wedding in the resort's history). Suffice to say that about 20 staff showed up at 9am to set up for a 4pm wedding. The day was seamless, magnificent and truly beautiful. Exactly what we wanted. And all at no effort from us. The flowers alone were worthy of any global venue. I could go on and on, but realistically you just have to go. Our heartfelt thanks to the management and staff. You are truly wonderful people who made our stay magic. We will be back for every anniversary. Vinaka!

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Date of stay: February 2019

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3 Helpful votes



Jbox11 wrote a review Feb 2019

New York32 contributions23 helpful votes


If your looking for a special place .... Well this is it ! . In fact could be the most " Private " vacation spot on earth . the service was unbelievable , the views are better then any picture you will see . it's just magic on earth.

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Date of stay: December 2018

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How much does it cost to stay at Laucala Island? ›

Greetings from Laucala Island, Fiji. The entry level rate starts at US$ 4,800 + 25 % local government taxes, which makes is US$ 6,000 per night in a One-Bedroom Villa (2 Adults). As we are an ultra-all-inclusive Private Island almost everything is fully covered.

Who owns Laucala Island Resort? ›

Mateschitz bought Laucala Island from American publishing giant Micheal Forbes and developed it into an exclusive resort. 169 persons with disabilities have been assisted through the Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service scholarship for special ...

What is Laucala Island known for? ›

Laucala Island is perhaps best known for and enjoyed as, a kaleidoscope of sporting and cultural activities for guests of all ages. From diving in a unique underwater world to golfing on an 18-hole championship course, to meeting indigenous artists, everything is possible on Laucala Island.

How many star is Laucala Island? ›

From playing a round of golf, cycling, game fishing, diving, sailing the turquoise waters, or being pampered in the spa, it truly is a seven-star wonder. With 3,500 exclusive acres to explore in the archipelago of Fiji, a private island resort, Laucala Island is where your fill find a beach haven fit for a King.

What is the best Fiji island to stay on? ›

Which island in Fiji is best for your next vacation?
  1. Viti Levu. Best for urban Fiji and family-friendly resorts. ...
  2. The Mamanucas. Best for white-sand islands and surf breaks. ...
  3. Yasawas. Best for desert-island-paradise dreams. ...
  4. Vanua Levu. ...
  5. Kadavu. ...
  6. Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group. ...
  7. Taveuni. ...
  8. Lau & Moala Groups.

How much should I budget for Fiji? ›

Ideally, to enjoy the country's food, sundowner culture and heavenly islands, we suggest you budget around $1,400 per person to last you the week. If you're keen to drop your budget, you can get this as low as $700 for a week by eating locally and going on DIY tours.

How many villas are in Laucala Island? ›

COMO Laucala Island is an extraordinary natural paradise in Fiji — one of the world's largest private island resorts, with just 25 villas. It recalibrates the idea of luxury.

Where is the bluest water in Fiji? › recently rated the top 50 beaches in the world and put the beaches of the Blue Lagoon in Fiji's Yasawa islands as number 13. They scored the Blue Lagoon a 9/10 for sheer untouched beauty, a 10/10 for remoteness, and an 8/10 for sand and water quality.

Which celebrity owns an island in Fiji? ›

Mel Gibson – Mago Island

Mago Island is one of the largest private islands in Fiji, South Pacific, that is owned by the famous actor-director. He bought the island for approximately USD 15 million, just after the release of his successful film, Passion of the Christ (2004), as per Forbes.

Where is the prettiest place in Fiji? ›

The most famous place for beauty in Fiji is the Coral Coast located in Viti Levu. It offers magical views and soul-soothing experiences.

How do you get to Laucala Island Fiji? ›


International flights land at Nadi International Airport (NAN). Operators include: Fiji Airways, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar. From here, guests will take a 55-minute connecting flight on the resort's own King Air B300 planes: eight leather seats, twin-engine turboprop.

Is Suva or Nadi better? ›

Re: Suva or Nadi? There is far more to see and do around Nadi than Suva. If you want beaches forget Suva. The islands are the place to go for the white sand beaches and swaying palms and crystal clear lagoons.

What does VIP mean in Fiji? ›

Luxury Vacations in Paradise (VIP) | The Official Travel Site of the Fiji Islands.

What makes Fiji unique and different from rest of the world? ›

Fiji is known as the 'Soft Coral Capital of the World', with the Great Astrolabe Reef surrounding its 333 islands and atolls, so an underwater adventure should be high on your to-do list when visiting Fiji. If you're a keen diver, you can experience hundreds of different species of fish and coral.

How many days in Fiji is enough? ›

Travelers should plan to spend at least one week in Fiji to fully experience island life. Those seeking a beach vacation on the main island could visit for a quick five days.

Which is cheaper Fiji or Cook Islands? ›

In terms of expenses, the Cook Islands is slightly cheaper than Fiji. The lack of resorts in the Cook Islands means there are many independent accommodation options, covering a variety of budgets.

What is the best way to spend money in Fiji? ›

Cash is the most accepted payment method in Fiji. However, like anywhere in the world, most travellers don't like to travel with all the cash they will need for one holiday for obvious security reasons. We recommend withdrawing and exchanging cash every few days, where possible.

How much is a dinner in Fiji? ›

Food is cheap in Fiji, with meals for a day costing around AUD$55 per person. Breakfast in Fiji will cost around AUD$6-12, and lunch at FJD$16-20 and dinner FJD$25-30.

What month is the best time to visit Fiji? ›

The best time to Fiji for clear blue skies is from May through to September. October through to April make up the wet season which is also the time of year most at risk of cyclone. However, it is also when you're going to have the highest temperatures seen throughout the year.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Fiji? ›

Summary of cost of living in Fiji
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area1,684 FJ$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area836 FJ$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat301 FJ$
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Who owns Jean Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji? ›

The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is owned by Canyon Equity, a small, private equity group based in San Francisco. Among its other four tourism holdings are two Aman resorts and a Four Seasons property, so they understand luxury.

Who owns Turtle Island in Fiji? ›

HISTORY OF TURTLE ISLAND. Turtle Island's Owner and Managing Director, Richard Evanson, earned his Engineering Degree from University of Washington, Seattle in 1957 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1962.

Are there water snakes in Fiji? ›

Banded sea krait

Sea snakes are actually quite interesting to watch swimming – from a safe distance that is! The highly venomous banded sea snake lurks in tropical oceans the world over and is occasionally found in Fijian seas.

Are there white sharks in Fiji? ›


Dive operators based in Savusavu on Fiji's second-largest island Vanua Levu can take you to see grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, tiger sharks and hammerhead sharks in several dive sites – one of the most famous being Shark Alley.

What island does Julia Roberts own? ›

Roberts and Moder next set their sights on Hawaii, purchasing a $13-million parcel of land offering more than 200 feet of beach along Kauai's Hanalei Bay. The two-acre property was historically part of a sugar plantation.

Where is Epstein's island? ›

Virgin Islands archipelago

Who owns Mango island Fiji? ›

One of the largest private islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, the pristine island consists of 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) of land. The island is privately owned by actor/director Mel Gibson.

Is crime high in Fiji? ›

Crime in Fiji

Expats moving to Fiji should note that some parts of the country have high crime rates. Fiji has a noticeable wealth gap, and as a result the country has seen an increase in crime.

Which is better Bali or Fiji? ›

Bali vs Fiji: The conclusion

Both islands offer that tropical paradise vibe. Bali is probably better for those on a budget or a tighter schedule, as it's cheaper and easier to reach. Fiji is the one we'd pick for a honeymoon, for more adventurous travel, or as part of a round-the-world adventure.

How much does a coffee cost in Fiji? ›

Prices in restaurants in Fiji.
Meal in a cheap restaurant10.00 FJD (7.00-15)
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)2.50 FJD (2.00-5.00)
Water (0.33 liter bottle)1.80 FJD (1.00-3.20)
Cappuccino (regular)5.40 FJD (3.00-9.00)
Espresso Coffee3.80 FJD (2.10-6.30)
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Is Fiji a cheap vacation? ›

Fiji is an expensive country to travel around – even for travelers who are budget-savvy. If you want to island-hop to Fiji's outer islands, there are typically only a handful of backpacker resorts to stay at per island.

Is 3 days in Fiji enough? ›

3-Day Budget Itinerary for Fiji

Sure, you could spend three days in Fiji in one resort. But for the adventurous backpacker who wants to see as much as possible, this 3-day Fiji itinerary will get you to see some stunning outer islands, the Mamanuca Islands, as well as the vibrant city of Nadi.

Is Fiji Islands worth visiting? ›

You'll discover the white sand beaches, turquoise waters, top-rate scuba diving and snorkeling among vibrant coral reefs -- and so much more. With 333 islands, only a third of which are inhabited, Fiji is diverse not only in its environment, but also in its culture.

How much is Tony Robbins Fiji resort? ›

According to Robbins, he purchased Namale for $12.5 million, and the resort is now valued at $52 million. Following is a transcript of the video.

Where is Laucala located? ›

Laucala (pronounced [lauˈðala]) is one of a triplet of small islands that lie to the east of Thurston Point on the island of Taveuni in Fiji. The privately owned islands are the site of the Laucala Resort.

How long does it take to drive around the whole of Fiji? ›

You can drive around in one day if you want, it is 500 KM / 310 miles - but where is the fun in that?! If you have some time, like we did, wait for some sunny days and spend a week driving around. This 7 days itinerary will provide you the must sees and many tips for cheap accommodation and great restaurants!

Is Nadi town worth visiting? ›

Is Nadi Worth Visiting? Absolutely! Not only do most visitors have to visit Nadi at the main entry point into Fiji, but it's worth spending at least a day or two seeing highlights, such as the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, the Sabeto Mud Pools and the 15 Best Things to Do in Nadi.

Can you drink tap water in Fiji? ›

Tap water. The water that comes out of the tap in Fiji is not the same as that famous bottled water. It's generally safe to drink tap water at major hotels and in popular tourist areas like Nadi and Suva, but some visitors do complain about the taste. Outside of these centres, tap water may not be safe to drink.

Is 7 days enough in Fiji? ›

Seven days in Fiji is plenty enough to have an amazing vacation! With glorious warm weather, many great things to do in and out of the resorts and amazing road trip itineraries to try, Fiji really has a seven-day experience for everyone!

What does VEP mean in Fiji? ›

VAT Exclusive Price (VEP)

What does BA mean in Fiji? ›

Meaning of Ba: The word Ba in the Ba dialect means Father because it was considered the father of all the Provinces that came under the traditional jurisdiction of Sorkoba the chiefly village of Tui Ba. Timeline photos · Aug 18, 2021 · Mohd Shameel Khan and 194 others like this.

What can I use instead of VIP? ›

synonyms for VIP
  • celebrity.
  • dignitary.
  • heavyweight.
  • luminary.
  • mogul.
  • notable.
  • personality.
  • star.

What is the main problem in Fiji? ›

Climate Change.

The sea level is projected to rise 17-35 cm by 2065. If this projection turns out to be accurate, that means 30 percent of Fijians live in areas that will be underwater in the next 40 years. An estimated $4.5 billion over 10 years is needed to prevent and mitigate the damage of climate change.

What are the main issues faced by Fiji? ›

Fiji is a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean with a population of about 900,000. Remoteness, natural hazards and climate change represent major obstacles to development.

Are Fijian people nice? ›

We don't just think Fijians are the happiest people in the world, we know it! After speaking to 54,000 people from 55 countries, the results of a Gallup study found 92 per cent of Fijians to be happy or very happy with their lives, placing them in the number one spot.

How much is the underwater hotel in Fiji? ›

Our exclusive introductory package, an adventure that will provide you with seven days and six nights of adventure on Poseidon Mystery Island, is US $15,000 per person when sharing a room (US $30,000 per couple, per week.)

How much is a night at the Manta resort? ›

$ 1840 / double room / night.

How much is a night in The Muraka hotel? ›

But the otherworldly experience at The Muraka, which translates to "coral" in the local Dhivehi language, comes at a cost — $50,000 a night, before taxes. That's not near as much as it cost to build, which Bloomberg reported was a whopping $15 million.

How much is a room at the underwater hotel? ›

Each room costs around $7,000 per night and comes with in-room dining, a 30-minute personal training session, and free airport transfers. Guests can choose to go scuba diving in the aquarium to come face-to-face with the animals.

Who is the owner of Namale Resort in Fiji? ›

Namale is owned by motivational speaker/author Tony Robbins, himself a bit of a household name, and has everything from its own private waterfall to one of the best fitness centers in the South Pacific.

What's the best month to visit Fiji? ›

The most popular time to visit Fiji is from June through to September which is considered to be the on or peak season. International travellers flock to the islands of Fiji during this time for the dry season.


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