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Laucala Island, Fiji

Laucala Island, Fiji
Touching down in a private plane on Laucala Island in Fiji, you may be reminded of the opening credits of the old TV show “Fantasy Island.” The requisite lush hillsides and crystalline azure tides paint a picture of pristine paradise, plus a staff of more than 400 is dedicated to making your vacation dreams come true. The picturesque old coconut plantation was once Malcolm Forbes’s personal hideaway. Billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, the Austrian cofounder of Red Bull, purchased the 3,500-acre island from the Forbes estate in 2003 and transformed it into one of the world’s most lavish and exclusive resorts, with only 25 villas. Depending on your fantasy you can …
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