Words cannot adequately describe this island paradise and I am a little reluctant to write this review for fear the secret will be out. Laucala is everything you could wish for in a holiday and more. Think large-scale resort with the sense that you are the only ones there.
I have to say we were a little skeptical when we booked as to how it could really be that good but as soon as we touched down and were escorted to our villa, we knew we were on to something pretty amazing.
The villas are all vast in size with a level of privacy that makes you feel that you are in a private home. You can opt for villas on the beach (essentially a private beach), over water or high up on the hill. There is an array of choice in terms of dining and drinking venues and we struggled to try all of them in our 4 nights. There is a plethora of activities to enjoy: spa, jet skiing, sailing, horse riding, cycling. Equally you can do nothing and enjoy cocktails by the many pools (or enjoy your own private pool). Any request is considered. Nothing is too much trouble ..
I disagree with the previous reviewer that the daily greetings from staff were over the top. I found having daily contact with the gracious General Managers, Chef and or Food and Beverage Manager ensured our visit was seamless.
The resort is largely self-sufficient so it was wonderful to have a tour of the behind the scenes operation. The kitchen and flower garden was a particular highlight (They grow all their own flowers to ensure the orchids in the villa are always flowering at their best).
I have only just touched on the experience. The list of highlights and bespoke details is too long to list. This is a truly special place. Thank you Laucala. We will be back.. !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set upon 3,500 exclusive acres on its own island in the archipelago of Fiji,Laucala Island brings a new meaning to the term “all-inclusive resort.” Aprivate island resort, Laucala Island is set amidst coconut plantations,sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, rich green mountains andbreathtaking natural beauty, often drawing comparisons as a veritableGarden of Eden. True luxury is appreciated in the privacy of the resort’s25 villas as well as the freedom to experience a variety of activities,ranging from golf to water sports to beachside horseback riding and more.The resort prides itself on an integral philosophy, incorporating elementsof the entire island into each guest’s experience, and offering productsand ingredients raised and grown on the island. ... more less