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Laucala is located in Fiji
Location in Fiji
Coordinates: 16°45′00″S 179°41′00″W / 16.75000°S 179.68333°W / -16.75000; -179.68333Coordinates: 16°45′00″S 179°41′00″W / 16.75000°S 179.68333°W / -16.75000; -179.68333
Island groupNorthern Lau Islands
 • Total10 km2 (4 sq mi)

Laucala (pronounced [lauˈðala]) is one of a triplet of small islands that lie to the east of Thurston Point on the island of Taveuni in Fiji. The privately owned islands are the site of the exclusive Laucala Resort.

The total land area of the main island is 12 square kilometers. It is 5 kilometers long with a maximum width of 3 kilometers, narrowing to 1.5 kilometers in some places. The other two islands in the group are Qamea several hundred meters to the west and Matagi.

Sale to Dietrich Mateschitz[edit]

In 2003 Dietrich Mateschitz, head of the Red Bull energy drink company, bought the island from Forbes's heirs.[1]

Dietrich contracted Lynne Hunt London to turn the island into a private retreat for celebrities. The resort now includes 25 bures, each unique from one another with differing themes.[2] The projected cost per night ranges from US$7,000 to $36,000.


  1. ^ Booth, Thomas H. (Oct 26, 2011). "Travel Adventures - Fiji". Hunter Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  2. ^ "red bull co-founder dietrich mateschitz's laucala island resort". Oct 26, 2011.