Fiji’s ultra-luxurious Laucala Island – the destination of choice for talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey – has joined the COMO Hotels and Resorts stable of properties around the world.
COMO Hotels and Resorts will brand the property as COMO Laucala Island under a management contract (only the second such arrangement for the Singaporean-based luxury lifestyle hospitality company).
A member of luxury travel advisor networks Virtuoso and Serandipians (formerly known as Traveller Made), the private island in the Fijian archipelago is expected to re-open next week, on 15 December 2021.
Set in the islands of Vanua Levu, COMO Laucala Island offers unspoiled wilderness surrounded by turquoise-blue sea and white sandy beaches. At the heart of the island are tropical rainforests, volcanic mountains, blue lagoons, mangroves and coconut groves waiting to be explored.
Originally opened in 2008, all villas and facilities underwent major enhancements from March to November last year as well as a soft refurbishment in keeping with the original interior design by Lynne Hunt (London).
COMO Laucala Island is home to 25 residences located on the northern shore of the island, each with its own COMO butler, spread out on private beaches, above lagoons, atop hills and mountains. With a private airstrip accessed by a 45-minute private air charter from Nadi International Airport, the sanctuary provides unparalleled levels of luxury living.
Guests will enjoy private spaces of between 3,000 and 4,000 square metres, and all residences are built with natural Fijian wood in a South Pacific style, blending seamlessly with COMO’s contemporary flair. All dwellings have private pools.
A first for COMO, the island features a tropical 18-hole David McLay Kidd designed golf-course, a wide range of land and water activities, a fleet of jet-skis, sailing and game fishing boats as well as jet boats and diving boats. The resort also offers horse-riding, mountain biking, nature hikes and tennis.
COMO Shambhala Retreat, the island’s wellness centre, is the embodiment of COMO’s philosophy for holistic, healthy living. Treatments make use of COMO Shambhala’s signature products, as well as the island’s herbs, spices, flowers, and fruits. COMO Shambhala’s signature Asian-inspired massages and body treatments using the island’s river stones, mineral crystals and rich volcanic soils are also provided.
In line with COMO’s farm-to-table philosophy, the island’s five dining options receive fresh produce from the resort’s 240-acre farm, cultivating a wide range of organic crops and livestock including chickens, quail and wagyu cattle. Fresh seafood supplies are sourced exclusively from local fishermen, contributing to the island’s commitment to sustainability. Menus include COMO Shambhala options, which are high in flavour, nutrition, and low in fats and refined sugars.
COMO Hotels and Resorts has 14 international properties. Destinations in Asia-Pacific include Bali, the Maldives, Bhutan, Thailand and Australia (Perth). In the Americas, the group own and operate a private island in the Turks and Caicos. In Europe, The COMO Group operates two city hotels in London and a resort in Tuscany.
Rates start from US$5,600 + taxes per villa per night.
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