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A Self-sufficient Luxury Private Island Resort in Fiji

Laucala Island

On the northeast coast of Fiji’s Taveuni┬áis an unusual luxury resort, set on a private island undisturbed for centuries.

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Its design is in the traditional South Pacific Island vernacular – but with a twist.

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The influence of the influx of the Indian immigration to Fiji can be seen in the decor.

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The intermingling of India’s spicy earthy architecture moderates the traditional Pacific resort style.

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The warm tones of a mud wall hut makes a relaxing earthy outdoor bathroom with a subtle Indian influence.

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Chairs are placed facing northwest, seemingly looking back towards India out of sight beyond the horizon.

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The earthy resort blends the design signature of both cultures.

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Robinson Crusoe-like, the isolated jungle getaway is completely self sufficient.

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More than a thousand different animals: cows, pigs, goats and poultry provide the food used on the island – all prepared from scratch in-house.

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Surrounding the huts, two hundred and forty acres of farmland grow crops such as coffee, cocoa, vanilla, pepper, teas and tropical fruits and vegetables.

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All the soaps and lotions used in the spa are also made on the island, from herbs grown in the spa garden and animal products such as pig fat and beeswax.

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But a stay in this self-sufficient paradise doesn’t come cheap.

Prices for this luxurious setting start at $3,800 a night.

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