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Laucala Island

Laucala Island, Fiji

Laucala is one of a triplet of small islands that lie to the east of Thurston Point on the island of Taveuni in Fiji. The privately owned islands are the site of the exclusive Laucala Resort.The total land area of the main island is 12 square kilometers. It is 5 kilometers long with a maximum width of 3 kilometers, narrowing to 1.5 kilometers in some places.

The other two islands in the group are Qamea several hundred meters to the west and Mataqi.

In 2003 Dietrich Mateschitz , head of the Red Bull  energy drink company, bought the island from Forbe’s heirs.Dietrich contracted Lynne Hunt London to turn the island into a private retreat for celebrities. The resort now includes 25 Bures, each unique from one another with differing themes. The projected cost per night ranges from $7,000 to $36,000 USD.Laucala can be reached by boat, but the reef can be a challenge to navigate. Most guests arrive via private plane on the island's airstrip.

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