Laucala Island Resort, Fiji

This tropical paradise is, simply put, one of the world’s most exclusive destinations. Formed on a private island in South Pacific, the Laucala Resort is the planet’s fourth most expensive hotel – proving that you get exactly what you pay for.

Set over 1400 hectares, the whole ethos behind Laucala is of tranquility, privacy and co-existing in harmony with the island’s natural eco-system. Billed as a private island refuge, Laucala is set against a dramatic rainforest backdrop and boasts long swathes of pristine sandy beaches. There’s nowhere else on earth you’ll wake up to such a beautiful view, whichever one of the 25 villas you stay in.

Offering different views of the island, the eleven Plantation villas can be found nestled in a coconut grove next to a private beach, the four Plateau villas are found at the heart of the island on top of Nawi Mountain, and the seven Seagrass villas stretch down the beach. There’s also the more isolated villas: the Peninsula villa, which comes with a private beach, the Overwater villa that is set above a lagoon and the Hilltop Estate, which sits above it all and offers stunning views of the entire Fijian archipelago. Whichever villa you opt for, you can enjoy a private infinity pool, landscaped garden and your own buggy, so you can explore the island at your own pace.

Laucala is more than just a pretty face, offering guests a range of activities to help you relax or get the blood pumping, whichever you prefer. Enjoy rainforest walking tours, horseback riding, game fishing, sunset cruises and diving, as well as Fijian art classes and walking tours that cover every corner of the island.