This alluring South Seas resort, on its own 3,500 acre island in the archipelago of Fiji, has just 25 individually designed residences set against a backdrop of lush green mountains, coconut plantations, coral sand beaches and turquoise lagoons. Created initially as a private hideaway by Austrian businessman Dietrich Mateschitz of the Red Bull energy drink fame, it is fast becoming a fashionable new island escape for its authentic Melanesian atmosphere. An all inclusive stay here includes all meals at a choice of dining venues including the Plantation House serving classic French flavours, and Seagrass Restaurant highlighting fiery Asian tastes, that draw from Laucala’s own farm and herb gardens for the freshest produce. Leisure facilities include an 18-hole championship golf course, a holistic spa, tennis courts, and immaculate horses for riding along the island’s beaches. For more information, visit www.laucalaisland.com.