Book a Stay on Your Own Private Island

Is Bali Ha’i — the mythical island from the musical “South Pacific” — calling to you? Bali Ha’i’s real-life counterpart could be yours, at least for a few days. For $150,000 a night (five-night minimum), plus 20% tax, you can book the entire island for your group or event.

Laucala Island, Fiji, is a private resort owned and developed by Dietrich Mateschitz, billionaire co-founder of the Red Bull energy drink company. Although Mateschitz modeled his paradise resort concept on Bali Ha’i in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, the accommodations are anything but primitive.

For $750,000, you get 24 tropical pool villas for up to 72 guests (some hidden in the lush jungle, others perched atop cliffs with spectacular views), all meals and a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available at the island’s five restaurants and bars, golf at a championship course, a variety of sports and fun activities, some spa pampering, and even laundry and dry cleaning services.

You can land your aircraft on Laucala’s private airstrip, which accommodates jets with a maximum takeoff weight of up to 40 metric tons. (Larger aircraft must land at the Nadi International Airport; the Laucala resort will transfer passengers to the island for a $600 fee.) So if you’re looking for a new venue for your next party or a place to unwind with friends before your next business trip, a stay on your own private island might be just the thing.

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