Overwater villa – Fiji
Note: All rates mentioned are subject to 25% Local Government Tax
OVERWATER VILLA is the epitome of paradise, elevating the resort to a work of marine art. This two-bedroom villa appears to float above the emerald-green lagoon, allowing guests to reside in luxury over an omnipresent ocean whether relaxing on the spacious terrace, bathing in the hot tub, or swimming in the only private saltwater pool which is carved directly into the rocks of the shore.
Wai means water in Fijian and is the patron name for this special Overwater Villa. It is a uniquely designed Two-Bedroom Villa with brilliant colors that elevate this resort to a noble holiday work of art. You will never experience the fascination of the South Pacific anywhere as fully as in this Villa, which appears to float above the emerald-green lagoon. Relax on the spacious terrace ranging across several levels over the sea and also when you have a bath in the hot tub or in the large private pool, which is carved directly into the rocks.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Romantic candlelight dinners on the private beach, fine dining in the Plantation House Restaurant, authentic Asian delicacies in the Seagrass Restaurant, spectacular sundown cocktails in the Rock Lounge, avant-garde finger food at the Pool Bar and barbecues at the Beach Bar all capture the tropical atmosphere and provide a broad variety of culinary rarities that fulfill every wish. A superbly stocked wine cellar on property acts as a treasure trove for the most discerning of oenophiles.
PLANTATION HOUSE RESTAURANT
located in a mansion replicated in the original colonial style, provides a fine dining experience that incorporates the experience of a professional, international team with excellent gourmet dishes and an exceptional wine list featuring older vintages and “New World” options. Cooking classes and show kitchen are also available
SEAGRASS LOUNGE & RESTAURANT
available by land and boat, offers a perfect combination of top-quality cuisine á la Laucala Island with a distinct Thai touch. Set against panoramic views, with a sensuous atmosphere, specialties include Teppanyaki barbecue and authentic Asian dishes, introducing a taste of the Far East to Laucala Island.
provides a Fijian avant-garde experience where imaginative design in the form of off-the-wall architecture combines with tropical drinks and light, modern Mediterranean cuisine.
offers a relaxed atmosphere where fine white sand, blue sunny skies, crystal clear water and freshly caught and barbecued fish come together, creating the perfect beach setting.
is comprised of scenic views overlooking Seagrass Bay, spectacular sunsets, an ingeniously designed “chill-out” atmosphere and exceptional drinks and cocktails
Laucala Island is perhaps best known for and enjoyed as, a kaleidoscope of sporting and cultural activities for guests of all ages. From diving in a unique underwater world to golfing on an 18-hole championship course, to meeting indigenous artists, everything is possible on Laucala Island.
The Laucala Island Watersports Center is equipped with sophisticated sports equipment for guests who wish to experience kite-surfing, sailing, diving, snorkeling or jetskiing. The center additionally has its own fleet of vessels such as the elegant Riviera Open Flybridge, along with 13 other sporting boats.
25 minutes from Laucala Island by jet boat, surfers will find the perfect spot to enjoy all year round. Wainimaqai has the advantage of being for left and right hand surfers. We provide boards from beginners to expert level. Our surf guide is available anytime.
DIVING & SNORKELING
The variety of coral reefs and incredible profusion of large and small fish captivate both deep-sea divers and rookie snorkelers. The experienced team of the PADI accredited diving base offers a wide range of courses from open water accreditation to certification of night dives, guided snorkeling trips, wreck-diving and underwater photography classes.For those who prefer not to get wet, we also offer a one of kind underwater experience in 1 of only 3 state of the art 2 person winged DeepFlight submersible crafts in the world.
The elegant ambiance of the resort’s own Riviera Open Flybridge Yacht, the skill of the experienced skipper, the deep blue of the sea out beyond the lagoons and the high-spirited atmosphere that comes with a good catch, together make for the perfect day on the open sea. The island offers day and night fishing as well as game fishing equipment
Riding horses along the fine, sandy beach, through plantations and coconut groves is so magical as to stir the emotions of experienced horsemen as well as beginners. The island has eight horses and provides safety helmets and vests along with a fenced-in riding arena.
Laucala Island’s Cultural Village is one of the few traditional villages left in Fiji and is designed to preserve and showcase local traditions, culture and architecture to guests. The main buildings are the Bure Kalou or temple house, as well as the village hall and the Chief’s bure or hut. Here, guests can experience our Lovo night featuring a variety of delicious local cuisine cooked in an earthern oven and also discover Kava ceremony with our staff, listen to Fijian songs and chants while being entertained by local village traditional dancers. You can participate in Fijian arts and crafts like mat or handicraft weaving, wood carving and Masi or Tapa making and printing. A chapel is also available a few steps from our traditional village for wedding celebrations.
FITNESS & LEISURE CENTER
From treadmills and bikes to elliptical and rowing machines, the cardio equipment in our Fitness Centre is state-of-the-art. A range of weight machines and free weights are complemented by a stretching area, yoga mats and pilates gear. A personal trainer is available daily. Set beside our lagoon-style pool, the Leisure Centre is home to a thoughtfully curated library with reading materials ranging from popular fiction to reference books about Fiji and the South Pacific. Browse a tome over a drink or talk to the centre’s helpful Concierge team, on hand to assist you arrange everything from island excursions to spa bookings.
The Kids Club offers an educational and fun experience for toddlers to early teens, providing unique experiences, such as a map to discover Laucala Island’s treasures or a compass and disposable camera for exploring. Kids can paint, learn how to carve wood, play on the beach’s large sandpit or even attend a bubble-making dive course. Additional activities include kids’ mountain bikes, tennis, pony rides, various water activities and golf.
The island features its own farm, where 240 acres make up a farmland to organically grow crops and raise animals that provide the majority of products needed on the island and can be prepared in-house. Crops include vanilla, pepper, teas, tropical fruits, a wide variety of vegetables like lettuce, tomato, cucumber, zucchini, eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, okra, string beans and animals such as chickens, cows (including Wagyu), pigs, quails, Peking ducks, goats and coconut crabs, all grow splendidly at the farm. In the South Pacific region, the coconut palm is truly the tree of life, supplying food, building materials, medicinal and beauty products. With more than a quarter of the island covered in coconut groves, its versatile products shape every visit to Laucala Island, used as a source of shade, an ingredient for cocktails, culinary refinement or an ingredient for homemade wellness products.
The 18-hole championship golf course is set against the mountain and integrated into the old plantation area, where undulating fairways and challenging greens with strategic bunkers ensure a well-balanced course. PGA professionals are available to assist golfing guests. The golf course was designed by Scotsman, David McLay Kidd, renowned for his award-winning Bandon Dunes in Oregon. The par 72 layout offers a variety of tee box options which create the perfect balance for golfers of all skill levels, challenging to the more accomplished player, yet fun and welcoming for beginners.
Laucala Island’s spa experience is unlike any other, offering treatments that translate into enchanting, once-in-a-lifetime moments in a true island paradise. The spa features four couple treatment villas, each with a private treatment room, hot stone relaxation room, outdoor bathtub, and private changing room. Facial treatments, Body treatments and rituals, massage therapies, and salon services are all available. The spa additionally features two wet treatment rooms, Vichy shower and steam rooms, along with a beauty salon, pedicure and manicure rooms and a spa garden. In each of the Spa Suites, wellness experts strive to open up the energy centers of the body while allowing the soul to rest on cloud nine. The spa incorporates the natural resources of the island, best exemplified in our four signature scents – Molikaro (native citrus trees), Wainimate (herbal medicines from curing botany), Senikau (tropical blooms) and Qele (indigenous roots, woods and spices). Each scent is integrated into the bespoke Spa Journeys.
are offered on the spa menu based upon tradition rituals that combine South Pacific traditions and modern techniques. Choices range from Fijian hot and cold river stone therapy to island volcanic scrubs to mineral crystal therapy.
THE SPA GARDEN
is located in the heart of the spa, and through an interactive display, guests are able to explore and learn about Fiji’s tropical flowers, herbs, spices and fruits. All ingredients are implemented in the spa products. Guests are offered the chance to create their own essential oil in the resort’s distillery. The florist’s pavilion allows guests to create their own bouquet, and provides a guide to navigating the flower, herb and vegetable patch, as well as the coconut oil press.
THE SPA KITCHEN
offers hands-on experience in making candles, soaps, body lotion and bath bomb lessons.
Laucala Island’s private airport operates day and night. The concrete airstrip is suitable for jets with a maximum 40 ton MTOW (aircraft type Gulfstream 900). Arrivals to Fiji on commercial international airlines occur at Nadi International Airport (NAN). Currently, Nadi operates Fiji Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Korean Air flight schedules
INCLUDED IN THE RATE
DINING ON LAUCALA ISLAND
All meals in the restaurants, within the privacy of the villa or anywhere on the island
Laucala house wines, champagnes and spirits in all restaurants, bars and villa, Fully stocked bars in the villa with Laucala house beverages
IN VILLA INCLUSIONS
Daily laundry & dry cleaning services, Babysitting services upon request, Designated buggy/golf cart per villa, Swimming pool and yoga deck per villa, Air-conditioning (68° -73° F and 20° -23° C approx.)
Satellite TV in each bedroom and lounge with in-house movie channel, iPod and iPhone docking station, Bose home entertainment system
Wireless Internet access in the villas, restaurants and lounges
ACTIVITIES & SPORTS (included in the rate)
Inner Reef Water Sports
Diving and Snorkeling in the inner reef, Discover Scuba Dive for beginners, Sailing with the catamarans and sailboats, Inner reef boat activities (waterskiing, inflatable’s, wakeboarding, trawling etc.), Jet skis & underwater scooter, DeepFlight Submarine excursion(based on availability and one excursion per person per stay), Windsurfing and usage of various paddle boards, Sea kayaks
Activities on the island
Horseback riding, Tennis, Mountain bikes, Fitness center, Yoga, Cooking classes, Spa classes, Kids club, Cultural village, Nature Walks and Trails.
Each guest (18 years and above) receives one 60 minutes massage of their choice as a welcome gift
Green fees for the David Mclay Kidd•18-hole championship Golf course, buggy and club rental
A 30% deposit at the time of booking AND the signed Indemnity, as well as the Waiver forms, are required to confirm all reservations.
70% of the remaining balance is due one month prior to arrival, non-refundable.
For short leadbookings (received less than one month prior to arrival), 100% payment is due at the time of booking, non-refundable.
All additional incidental charges incurred during the stay to be settled by the guest upon checkout, unless otherwise specified.
Rates quoted are in US dollars; however, credit card charges are processed in Fijian dollars based on a daily exchange rate.
To avoid additional hidden charges we would encourage direct bank to bank transfer payments.
All rates are subject to 25% Local Government Tax
No cancelations or refunds
A written notice of cancellation must be received
Cancellations more than three months prior to arrival will receive 50% of deposit refunded
Cancellations less than three months prior to arrival are non-refundable, including any amount received, however, credit will be applied to any future booking within 12 months.
All confirmed villas are considered final and any cancellation or room night reduction will be charged accordingly