Fiji’s Lau­cala Is­land Is A Favourite Des­ti­na­tion For Celebs

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Orig­i­nally owned by the fam­ily of pub­lish­ing mag­nate Mal­colm Forbes, the pri­vate is­land of Lau­cala, ac­ces­si­ble only by pri­vate plane, was pur­chased by Red Bull co-founder Di­et­rich Mates­chitz in 2003. The Aus­trian bil­lion­aire trans­formed the 3,500-acre prop­erty into a posh par­adise, per­fect for an A-list clien­tele like Oprah Win­frey and Mi­randa Kerr. The re­sort’s 25 lux­ury vil­las range from US$4,800 to US$45,000 per night, and each comes with its own pool, chauf­feur and un­lim­ited food and drink at any of the is­land’s five restau­rants. “There are no lim­its,” says gen­eral man­ager Pe­tra Trapp. “It’s im­por­tant that we wow our guests, like sur­pris­ing them with a spa night or din­ner un­der the stars with a pri­vate chef.” The re­sort also boasts a fleet of boats, jet skis and a sub­ma­rine worth $2 mil­lion!

Since Lau­cala is only ac­ces­si­ble via pri­vate plane, the re­sort is pa­parazzo-proof. Celeb guests: Lu­dacris (left), with wife Eu­doxie. The Plateau Villa’s open-air de­sign plan boasts di­vine is­land and ocean views.

The prop­erty is sit­u­ated on vol­canic moun­tains and cov­ered in trop­i­cal rain­for­est...

Mi­randa Kerr and Evan Spiegel who vis­ited in 2017.

The two-bed­room over-wa­ter villa starts at US$8,800 per night and fea­tures a pri­vate pool carved into the rocks of the shore.

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