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Survey: The most expensive hotels in the Pacific

Updated: July 13, 2016

Fiji has just earned the distinction of having the most expensive luxury hotel in the Pacific. A recent survey from came to this conclusion after comparing all luxury hotels in the Pacific region. The area stretching from Australia to French Polynesia comprises the region surveyed.

Each accommodation’s cheapest available rate for a double room served as the basis of comparison. The months of July and August 2016 were the timeframe of focus. The survey excluded properties with 10 rooms or fewer.

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.

Two other private island resorts took the second and third spots on the survey. In the number two slot is The Brando. Situated in Tetiaroa, a French Polynesian island, its nightly summer price tag is A$3408. Turtle Island, another Fijian resort, rounds out the Top 3 with a minimum overnight rate of A$2434 for a double room.

Kangaroo Island ranks as Australia's most expensive hotel. The abundant wildlife on this island has earned it the moniker of "Australia's Galapagos." Priced at a minimum rate of A$1980 per night, the Southern Ocean Lodge is the Pacific region’s sixth most expensive luxury resort.

The following table shows the Pacific area’s 20 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.

Rank   Name of Hotel   Location Avg. rate/ night
1.   Laucala Island   Taveuni, Fiji A$6000
2.   The Brando   French Polynesia A$3408
3.    Turtle Island   Fiji A$3434
4.   Intercontinental Bora Bora   French Polynesia A$2060
5.    The St. Regis Bora Bora   French Polynesia A$2434
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$1836
10.   Emirates Wolgan Valley   Lithgow, Australia A$1790
11.   The Farm at Cape Kidnappers   Hawke's Bay, New Zealand A$ 1699
12.   The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs   Matauri Bay, New Zealand A$1699
13.   Matakauri Lodge   Queenstown, New Zealand A$1547
14.   Huka Lodge   North Island, New Zealand A$1515
15.   Namale Resort & Spa    Savusavu, Fiji A$1489
16.   Vomo Island Resort   Vomo Island, Fiji A$1474
17.   Royal Davui Island Resort   Beqa Lagoon, Fiji A$1420
18.   Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort   Savusavu, Fiji A$1366
19.   Spicers Peak Lodge   Queensland, Australia A$1299
20.   Likuliku Lagoon Resort   Malolo Island, Fiji A$1238

About the Methodology:
The survey was conducted in June 2016. For each luxury hotel located in the Pacific area, the cheapest available rate for a double room during the months of July and August was established. Only three- and four-night stays were considered, excluding Sundays and Mondays. Therefore, for stays of five nights or more, more affordable rates may be available.

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