The tropical solitude of Savusavu was Sandra Bullock’s number one choice for her private respite after filming The Blindside. In fact, Fiji’s impressive Guest Book reads like a who’s who of Hollywood. So we can guarantee that the islands are luxurious enough for you to take a sabbatical away from the cameras once you’ve finished filming your latest blockbuster. We know that it’s tough at the top… *Sigh*
For the last word in luxury, check in to Laucala, the largest private island in the southern hemisphere owned by one person, who just happens to be the owner of the Red Bull Formula 1 Racing team. But rest assured, your pit stop in Laucala is going to be oceans away from the buzz of any fast lane. With its private airstrip and array of elite accommodation scattered all over the elegant isle, you really don’t get much more VIP than this. For uber-celebrity bling, try the exclusive Hilltop residence; $26,000 a night and of course beyond your wildest fantasies. By appointment only!…
If luxury for you is synonymous with privacy, then away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi is Dolphin Island, just 20 minutes from Nadi by boat. This tranquil island conceals only 2 traditional thatched bures behind the palm fronds. It’s likely that the only people you will encounter during your stay will be the discrete and courteous staff, or your massage therapist. So take the liberty of laying claim to an entire atoll, if only for the duration of your blissful stay.
The charter rate for Nukubati Island and reef, which accommodates 14 lucky guests in 7 boutique
bures, including daily banquets, beverages and transfers, is very reasonable-- your Nukubatian
experience will be anything but!
The Mamanucas islands’ flagship luxury resort has to be Likuliku Lagoon. Spoil yourself with a
helicopter transfer to the fabulous bures positioned on stilts over that famous turquoise water.
Or take a private speedboat over the everlasting blue to swathe yourself in extravagance at Vatulele
Island Resort. If you want split–level private plunge pools and your own personal butler–and let’s
face it, who wouldn’t?–opt for the fabulous lagoon view of the resort’s crowning glory, ‘The Point’ bure.
Apparently, extravagant displays of wealth are crass and unsophisticated and those who are really rich do not feel the need to outwardly express it. On our respective private islands, we chuckle at this ridiculous sentiment as we nibble on another canapé and run our perfectly manicured fingers through the icing sugar sand. In Fiji, nature’s ornamental garden, excess and extravagance are considered to be virtues.