Laucala Island, Fiji

Nestled on a tiny island east of mainland Fiji, Laucala - the playground of Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz - is said to be one of the world's top three most exclusive resorts.

Yes, it will break the bank, but this is an elite treat like no other (there are just 25 villas and over 330 staff - you do the maths).


On arrival from Nadi airport in the hotel's private jet, go straight to the spa. Four treatment villas sit amid an Eden-like garden, each with a big outdoor bath, shower and your own relaxation room. Every guest gets a complimentary 90-minute treatment, but it's not uncommon for couples to return numerous times during a week's stay. There are body scrubs and there are body scrubs, but Laucala's is a cut above the rest, using volcanic soil dug from the island itself.

The staff plot your relaxation here, so you're unlikely to see other guests - this place is a haven for celebs seeking privacy. Even around the unique glass-finished lap pool that sits amid one of the largest swimming pools on the planet (all 2,000 sq metres of it), you won't experience anything but island castaway vibes.


Of the many must-sees, a priority has to be the guided Farm Tour of the island and a sedate ride on one of seven rescue horses that are lucky enough to call this idyll home. We simply can't fault Laucala Island.

WOW FACTOR: Travel to the depths of the ocean in the island's Super Falcon submarine - one of only three in the world - for an up-close view of turtles, stingrays and tropical fish.

GO: The Turquoise Holiday Company ( offers seven nights from £14,995 per person, full board. Includes flights and transfers. For more information on Fiji, visit

FLIGHT TIME: 23 hours via LA


LAST UPDATED: 17th November 2011 12:13pm

They say, 'dance like nobody's watching' and we couldn't help it when we arrived at Laucala, reliving our wedding dance on the beach. (Luckily, we had the beach to ourselves.) Solitary and unique, Laucala is everything you imagine when you dream of your own paradise experience. The 25 bures (houses) dotted around 12 sq km of South Pacific island have private pools, indoor and outdoor showers and decor that balances luxury with authenticity - the food and spa products come from the island. The breathtaking scenery and decadent relaxation make this an incredible honeymoon choice, but with riding, tennis, golf, water sports and more, you can be as active as you like too.

INSTRAGRAM HONEYMOON INSPIRATION WOW FACTOR: The hilltop spa in a tropical garden where essential oils are made. GO: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit for more details or email