The ultimate in luxury for those seeking privacy and seclusion. All superlatives apply.
Off the northeast coast of Taveuni lies the tiny private retreat that is Laucala Island. Originally created by a British scholar in the late 1900's, Laucala Island still stays true to its authentic Fijian roots by using island-created products, materials, fruits, vegetables, and livestock as often as possible.
Tennis, sport fishing, yoga, or just swimming are all simple pastimes available at this luxury island resort, but they're just the beginning. The lagoon pool meshes with lap pool, and is dotted with organic-shaped islands for sunbathing. Take out a quad bike, or go naturally across the sands on horseback.
Kick back at the hilltop spa, swing away upon the David McLay Kidd-designed golf course, trot over to the equestrian center, charter any of 14 boats, or dine at one of five restaurants – all of them using the fresh produce and livestock from the resort's gardens and farm.
Just 25 villas or "Bures" dot the resort, creating an intimate desert isle feel. Each features a private outdoor shower, pool, and stylish, natural furnishings by London's Lynne Hunt.
One last thing, guests must first "apply" to visit. Exclusive, much?