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Bill Gates' Exclusive Honeymoon Hideaway in Fiji to Be Sold to Highest Bidder

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The ultra-exclusive Lawedua estate on Wakaya Island, Fiji, where Bill and Melinda Gates spent part of their honeymoon in 1994 is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. New York-based Concierge Auctions will conduct the sale on February 7 on behalf of owner Mindy Stearns. 

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What's a $5,000 Per Night Price Tag When Paradise is on The Other End?

Jan 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Laucala, a private island refuge in the South Pacific, is home to 25 Fijian-styled luxury villas among dramatic rainforest-laced landscapes and white sandy beaches. Sitting on over 3,400 acres, the tropical hideaway is situated amid coconut plantations atop the island’s volcanic mountains.

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And The Happiest Place On Earth Is...Fiji?

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

While we’ve been conditioned to believe the happiest place on earth is in Anaheim, California (hint: starts with Disney, ends with land), Tourism Fiji is trying to shift the location to the South Pacific. Tourism Fiji just announced their new branding and advertising initiative that started with the launch of a fresh website design and social media/PR strategies.

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Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa is an Ideal Location on Fiji's Main Island

Sep 12, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Set on a private beach in Fiji, The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa offers a tropical escape from your daily life. With watersports, an acclaimed spa, and elegant, island-inspired rooms, this resort allows you to embrace island living and its relaxing culture. Exquisite on-site dining and access to excellent amenities and activities make the Westin Denarau a great choice for an upcoming respite.... Read More

Turtle Island, Fiji: Where South Pacific Culture Mingles With Rustic Elegance

Sep 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

At first I was having a difficult time putting Turtle Island into words. There are so many details that I wanted to share that didn't make it into this story. The truth is that this little island is a special place and many people have reported (including myself) that they nearly shed a tear when they left.... Read More

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Caters to the Littlest Members of Your Family with Chef's Program

Aug 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If you have an aspiring chef on your hands, then make your next family trip a vacation to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji.... Read More

The Vatulele Island Resort in Fiji Unveils New Look After $30M Renovation

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

As a part of a grand unveiling for the newly renovated Vatulele Island Resort in Fiji, a penthouse in Los Angeles’ West Hollywood neighborhood was recently transformed into a tropical-themed, South Pacific-like setting. Lionel Richie, Holly Robinson Peete, Kaley Cuoco, Britt Ekland and Justin Chambers were all in attendance and talked about their personal experiences vacationing at the Vatulele in the past. After a $30-million facelift the resort is ready for its next chapter as it strives to maintain its position as one of the island's top hotels.... Read More

An Inside Look at What Really Goes Into Pearl Farming | Exclusive with Justin Hunter

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Pearls often bring up memories of grandmothers, elderly aunts, and royalty— usually portrayed with beloved strands of pearls around their necks, which was a sign of being ladylike in earlier times. These days, however, pearls have taken on a new life, as they are worn in luxury jewelry by the Gen-Xer and the Millennial, as well. Pearls in translucent, dazzling colors, all natural, and in unusual shapes are often quite rare and expensive.... Read More

Legacy, Scarcity and Worth at The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

One area of agreement in the published 2012 affluence research is the three intrinsic dimensions of most high-end products: legacy, scarcity and worth. Legacy cuts two ways: for the vendor, it means having a great story associated with the product, for the buyer, it means having the product able to create substantial memories.... Read More

Fiji's Wakaya Club & Spa Launches New International Culinary Program

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Wakaya Club & Spa announced that Craig Strong will be the private island luxury resort’s guest executive chef of Montage Laguna Beach's Studio Restaurant from Saturday, September 29 through Saturday, October 6, 2012. Chef Strong is a seasoned and renowned, award-winning gourmand of pedigree. His kitchen proclivities lean toward modern French cuisine with California influences. "I am honored to participate in The Wakaya Club & Spa's International Guest Chef Program and am looking forward to hosting a series of culinary classes and farm tours," said Chef Strong. "I am thrilled for the opportunity to embrace the Fijian culture, and learn about Wakaya's organic farming practices and their delectable cuisine from the resort's seasoned culinary team.... Read More

Namale Spa & Resort Offers All-Inclusive Vacation in Fiji

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

With their sights set on being the number one place guests can enjoy a romantic luxury vacation, Namale Resort and Spa in Fiji is set right in the middle of a lush rainforest and the beautiful Koro Sea. With 525 acres of land, Namale holds 19 Villas and Bures, as well as a luxury spa that is designed to bring you to the highest state of relaxation and rejuvenation while amongst the exotic greenery and clear sea.... Read More

South Pacific Food and Wine Festival Launches in March

Feb 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

The only thing that beats a great meal is a great meal in a fabulous setting; and proving this once and for all will be the point of the inaugural South Pacific Food and Wine Festival this March, where visitors can explore the bounty of South Pacific cuisine in the company of a cadre of international star chefs.... Read More

Turtle Island, Fiji | Where Luxury Meets Romance in the South Pacific

Oct 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Cast away on a desert island, the story of a young and doe-eyed Brooke Shields had once captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. The incandescent waters of the Blue Lagoon brought a profound sense of wonder to the silverscreen, but the real essence of such beauty is one that travels well beyond the imagination.... Read More

8 Ideal Destinations for the Solo Traveler

Jun 14, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Traveling alone has many more pros than it does cons. You don’t have to work around anyone’s schedule but your own, you get to choose your every meal, and you get all the glory of your travel triumphs (and the hilarity of your mistakes) all to yourself.... Read More

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