Rai Ki Wai Wakaya Estate

“You can walk naked on the white sand beaches and not have anyone for miles and miles see you and be completely free, so I’m sure that’s a real lure for someone who seeks privacy,” Fernandez said. “But for us, we were just in love and looking for just beauty. I’ve just never seen a place so clean and beautiful and fresh and just gorgeous.”

Farrand also appreciates the island’s privacy.

“You can fly onto the island onto the helipad on the property and nobody would ever know you were there,” he said. “Because the property is all fenced and is totally self-sufficient, it doesn’t need anything from anybody really.”

Fiji itself is a mystical escape rife with ancient tradition.

“The whole place is one of lore, and mystery and romance so the air is so clear,” Fernandez said. “You can hike for miles in the most beautiful flora and fauna or ancient forests or walk on private beaches with white sand and gorgeous shells and not see anyone for days.”

But don’t think that with the privacy and serenity you’ll have to sacrifice convenience. The estate itself is completely self-sustainable, is maintained year round by a permanent staff and has its own independent water, power, Internet, phone, fax and other utilities.

Outdoors, the sprawling pool deck surrounds an infinity pool and spa that descends into a waterfall that overlooks the ocean reefs. If you’re in the mood for exercise, a lighted tennis court, a Boules court, a volleyball court and a gym are located on the home’s grounds.

The estate also boasts extras like a helicopter pad, separate and detached housing and garden for the staff, cold storage rooms, activity equipment room, a large equipped laundry room and a nanny or visiting chef dayroom. Walking trails marked with banyan trees, lush tropical fruits and flowers meander through the property.

The nearby Wakaya Village also provides a bit of local, untouched culture.

“On the one hand you [have] the highest luxury and privacy and exclusivity,” Fernandez said. “And then you can stroll into the village which has real indigenous people and live ceremonies and a beautiful church and choir. And this is not for show or for tourists – this is their daily life and their offerings and their prayers and their celebrations.”