The strange hat-shaped Pacific island that’s home to the stunning Vatuvara resort

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Rearing its head out of the Pacific Ocean is a hat-shaped island resort that prides itself on offering the ultimate luxury escape.

Vatuvara and the neighbouring island of Kaibu in Fiji, about eight miles away, were snapped up by the billionaire founder of Oakley, Jim Jannard, for an undisclosed sum in 2009 and three top-of-the-range villas were built on their sandy shores.

The dreamy abodes are available to book, with nightly stays starting at $5,375 (£4,123), bringing a week-long break to a grand $37,625 (£28,865). 

Rearing its head out of the Pacific Ocean is a hat-shaped island resort that prides itself on offering the ultimate luxury escape

Vatuvara and the neighbouring island of Kaibu in Fiji were snapped up by the billionaire founder of Oakley, Jim Jannard, for an undisclosed sum in 2009 and three top-of-the-range villas were built on their sandy shores

Vatuvara and the neighbouring island of Kaibu in Fiji were snapped up by the billionaire founder of Oakley, Jim Jannard, for an undisclosed sum in 2009 and three top-of-the-range villas were built on their sandy shores

Vatuvara and the neighbouring island of Kaibu in Fiji were snapped up by the billionaire founder of Oakley, Jim Jannard, for an undisclosed sum in 2009 and three top-of-the-range villas were built on their sandy shores

The fee is inclusive of round-trip plane transfers from Fiji’s main international airport.

Food and drink is also thrown in and guests are given their own personal masseuses, with spa areas inside each villa.

Other features of the luxurious one-bedroom lodges include spacious lounge areas, open-air bathrooms, and private infinity pools. 

Finishing things off, there are flat-screen TVs, surround-sound stereos and bars stocked with wine and spirits. 

The dreamy abodes are available to book, with nightly stays starting at $5,375 (£4,123), bringing a week-long break to a grand $37,625 (£28,865). Above, massage tables with ocean views 

The dreamy abodes are available to book, with nightly stays starting at $5,375 (£4,123), bringing a week-long break to a grand $37,625 (£28,865). Above, massage tables with ocean views 

The dreamy abodes are available to book, with nightly stays starting at $5,375 (£4,123), bringing a week-long break to a grand $37,625 (£28,865). Above, massage tables with ocean views 

Features of the luxurious one-bedroom lodges include spacious lounge areas, open-air bathrooms, and private infinity pools

Features of the luxurious one-bedroom lodges include spacious lounge areas, open-air bathrooms, and private infinity pools

Features of the luxurious one-bedroom lodges include spacious lounge areas, open-air bathrooms, and private infinity pools

And so guests can stay connected, there is high speed WiFi running throughout the properties. 

On the activity front, there are water sports on offer, from sailing and kayaking to diving. 


On land, yoga classes can be arranged and there is a four-hole golf course on the site, complete with a putting green and club pavilion.

To get a flavour of local culture, guests can take part in cooking classes and there is Fijian musical entertainment on offer. 

The Delana Villa includes an indoor massage area, hot tub, a large infinity  pool and private beach

The Delana Villa includes an indoor massage area, hot tub, a large infinity  pool and private beach

The Delana Villa includes an indoor massage area, hot tub, a large infinity pool and private beach

So guests can stay connected, there is high speed Wi-Fi running throughout the properties

So guests can stay connected, there is high speed Wi-Fi running throughout the properties

So guests can stay connected, there is high speed Wi-Fi running throughout the properties

While the Vatu and Saku villas are listed on www.fijivacations.com at $5,375 (£4,123), their larger sibling, Delana, starts at $7,250 (£5,562).

Blurb on the site says guests can expect to experience ‘aquamarine lagoons, powder-white sand beaches, tropical vegetation, bountiful organic gardens, dazzling coral reefs, and thriving Fijian fauna’.

For those wanting ultimate privacy, the entire Vatuvara resort is also available for private hire.

Dreamy: Vatu Villa features generous timber decks with multiple seating areas so guests can enjoy the endless tropical views

Dreamy: Vatu Villa features generous timber decks with multiple seating areas so guests can enjoy the endless tropical views

Dreamy: Vatu Villa features generous timber decks with multiple seating areas so guests can enjoy the endless tropical views

While the Vatu and Saku villas are listed on www.fijivacations.com at $5,375 (£4,123), their larger sibling, Delana, starts at $7,250 (£5,562)

While the Vatu and Saku villas are listed on www.fijivacations.com at $5,375 (£4,123), their larger sibling, Delana, starts at $7,250 (£5,562)

While the Vatu and Saku villas are listed on www.fijivacations.com at $5,375 (£4,123), their larger sibling, Delana, starts at $7,250 (£5,562)

A blurb on the site says guests can expect to experience 'aquamarine lagoons, powder-white sand beaches, tropical vegetation, bountiful organic gardens, dazzling coral reefs, and thriving Fijian fauna'

A blurb on the site says guests can expect to experience 'aquamarine lagoons, powder-white sand beaches, tropical vegetation, bountiful organic gardens, dazzling coral reefs, and thriving Fijian fauna'

A blurb on the site says guests can expect to experience ‘aquamarine lagoons, powder-white sand beaches, tropical vegetation, bountiful organic gardens, dazzling coral reefs, and thriving Fijian fauna’

On land, yoga classes can be arranged and there is a four-hole golf course on the site, complete with a putting green and club pavilion

On land, yoga classes can be arranged and there is a four-hole golf course on the site, complete with a putting green and club pavilion

On land, yoga classes can be arranged and there is a four-hole golf course on the site, complete with a putting green and club pavilion

A shot of the outside deck at the Saku Villa with the tropical sun setting 

A shot of the outside deck at the Saku Villa with the tropical sun setting 

A shot of the outside deck at the Saku Villa with the tropical sun setting 

To get a flavour of local culture, guests can take part in cooking classes and there is Fijian musical entertainment on offer

To get a flavour of local culture, guests can take part in cooking classes and there is Fijian musical entertainment on offer

To get a flavour of local culture, guests can take part in cooking classes and there is Fijian musical entertainment on offer

For those wanting ultimate privacy, the entire Vatuvara resort is also available for private hire

For those wanting ultimate privacy, the entire Vatuvara resort is also available for private hire

For those wanting ultimate privacy, the entire Vatuvara resort is also available for private hire



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