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July 15, 2013

Wakaya, A Private Island Paradise in Fiji

By Chris Boyle

Wakaya Island resizedGeoffrey Kent has announced the addition of Wakaya Island and the owner’s sensational villa, Vale O, to his Private Collection. Joining the Panamanian gem of Isla Simca, Wakaya Island is only the second destination to meet the exacting criteria Geoff set for his exclusive collection of personally hand-picked greats. 

Privately owned by David H. Gilmour (Founder of FIJI Water and Wakaya Perfection) and reached only by the island’s new Grand Cessna EX, Wakaya is a tiny speck of tropical heaven set amid the bluest of seas and surrounded by icing sugar white beaches and protected coral reefs. 

Wakaya Island 2 resizedHome to the luxurious Wakaya Club and Spa as well as Vale O, this gorgeous Fijian island can be rented on an exclusive basis only through Abercrombie & Kent Villas. For a maximum of 26 privileged guests, the island is an idyllic hideaway ideal for never to be forgotten special occasions, celebrations and ceremonies. 

The Wakaya Club and Spa itself is a super-luxurious eco-friendly retreat just steps away from the pristine beach. Sophisticated simplicity and understated elegance are the keywords here. 

Wakaya Island 3 resizedFijian hospitality is legendary whilst outstanding Michelin star standard cuisine is based around the freshest local ingredients harvested from sea and land. The spa is nothing short of divine, the diving and snorkeling are world class, the golf course is gratifyingly challenging, private beach dining is out of this world romantic and the serenity of the whole island life changing. 

On the northern tip of Wakaya and also exclusive to A&K Villas, Vale O is a sublime escapist fantasy deemed one of the finest villas in the South Pacific. 

Surrounded by 16 acres of stunning private grounds and overlooking mezmerising ocean views, this masterly mix of western comfort and eastern tranquility cocoons up to six guests in a degree of luxury hard to equal. 

To the backdrop of an exquisite décor, a team of highly experienced staff is dedicated to fulfilling any and every whim before it has even crystalised as a thought. With a rock-surrounded swimming pool complete with waterfall and Jacuzzi, a night-lit tennis court and all the facilities of the Club and Spa just a few minutes away, courtesy of a dedicated driver, Vale O is indeed the stuff of dreams. 

Geoffrey Kent, Founder and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent Group, said: “I am tremendously proud to have added Wakaya and Vale O to my Private Collection. 

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“Only the best of the best make the grade and both have the attributes that make the collection unique in terms of privacy, exclusivity and originality in plentiful supply. Isla Simca was the first of these truly exceptional hideaways and launched the collection in consummate style earlier this year; it is with great pleasure that I welcome Wakaya Island into what I believe will become the most exclusive collection of islands and retreats in existence.”

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