The Pacific’s most expensive luxury hotel is located in Fiji, according to a recent survey conducted by Luxury Hotels-Hotels.com. The survey compared all luxury hotels in the Pacific region, which stretches from Australia to French Polynesia, based on their cheapest available rate for a double room during the months of July and August 2016. The survey considered only those properties having more than 10 rooms.
The Laucala resort, located on a private island in Fiji, clearly tops the rankings at a minimum rate of A$6000 per night. The resort, which is owned by the head of the Red Bull energy drink company Dietrich Mateschitz, consists of 25 bures, each one unique from the others with a differing theme.
Another two private island resorts follow as the runners-up: The Brando, located on French Polynesia’s island of Tetiaroa, ranks second most expensive at A$3408. Meanwhile, another Fijian resort, Turtle Island, completes the Top 3 podium at a minimum nightly rate of A$2434 for a double room.
Australia’s most expensive hotel is located on Kangaroo Island, dubbed “Australia’s Galapagos” for its abundant wildlife. At a minimum overnight rate of A$1980, the Southern Ocean Lodge ranks sixth most expensive overall in the Pacific region.
The following table shows the Pacific area’s 10 most expensive hotels this summer. The prices listed
indicate the cheapest available rate for a double room during the period spanning July 1 to August 31, 2016.
1. Laucala Island (Taveuni, Fiji) A$6000
2. The Brando (Windward Islands, French Polynesia) A$3408
3. Turtle Island (Fiji) A$2434
4. Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa (French Polynesia) A$2060
5. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort (French Polynesia) A$2035
6. Southern Ocean Lodge (Kangaroo Island, Australia) A$1980
7. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora (French Polynesia) A$1976
8. Saffire Freycinet (Tasmania, Australia) A$1950
9. Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa (French Polynesia) A$1834
10. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley (Lithgow, Australia) A$1790
For the full rankings of the survey and for more information about its methodology, click here.