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The Amazing Pacific: An ocean of possibilities!

May 24, 2024

The vast and mesmerizing expanse of the Pacific Ocean holds within it a treasure trove of unique experiences and luxurious adventures. From the sun-drenched shores of Oahu to the private paradises of the Pacific Islands and the high-end sanctuary of Laucala, a visit to this region is a journey filled with luxury and exhilaration. The Pacific offers a memorable playground for travelers seeking the ultimate of both comfort and adventure.


As Jack London once mused, "Hawaii is the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean," and nowhere is this more evident than on the enchanting island of Oahu.  The island offers exclusive cultural experiences, such as private tours of royal palaces and heritage sites. The bustling city of Honolulu also boasts a sophisticated nightlife scene, featuring exceptional dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, luxury shopping experiences, and exclusive entertainment options tailored for discerning travelers. Here are some activities you would be remiss of if you didn’t try. 

Private Surfing Lessons

Begin your journey with surfing lessons on world-famous beaches. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced surfer, professional instructors will guide you through the waves of Waikiki and the North Shore, home to some of the best surfing spots in the world. Just imagine catching your first wave against the backdrop of Diamond Head or mastering advanced techniques in the legendary Banzai Pipeline. 

Aerial Views of the Iconic Landscapes | Helicopter Tours

For those seeking a bird’s-eye view, helicopter tours provide breathtaking panoramas of Oahu’s diverse landscapes. Soar above the iconic Diamond Head crater, the bustling Waikiki Beach, and the historic Pearl Harbor, capturing spectacular views. These tours often include flyovers of lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and the dramatic cliffs of the Na Pali Coast. The experience is both exhilarating and serene, offering a unique perspective on the island’s natural beauty and cultural landmarks.

Diamond Head crater

A Night of Island Magic | Hawaiian Luau Show 

In the evening, attend an authentic Hawaiian luau. These private luaus provide an intimate experience featuring traditional Hawaiian cuisine, hula performances, and fire dances, creating unforgettable memories under the starlit sky. Savor the flavors of Kalua pig, poke, and poi while listening to the enchanting sounds of Hawaiian music. The cultural performances, featuring skilled hula dancers and mesmerizing fire knife dancers, narrate the story of Hawaii’s rich heritage and traditions, ensuring a deep artistic connection.

A Night of Island Magic | Hawaiian Luau Show

While visiting this enchanting place, consider staying at one of the premium Oahu villas, Villa Leticia. Villa Leticia is a palatial oceanfront estate harmoniously melding breezy Island charm with contemporary refinement. Prestigiously poised, this enchanting property straddles an incline, with private pathways leading through lush foliage to the private Maunalua Bay frontage. Leticia's interiors present the epitome of sophistication with its innovative floor plan that leads guests through bright multi-level common spaces, prioritizing flow and airiness while maintaining the integrity of each room. A personal haven of serenity, the outdoors presents an exceptional pool and jacuzzi facing the Pacific and an adjacent walkway leading to a hidden sand terrace smattered with alluring loungers. At the same time, a shaded lanai sets the scene for fantastic alfresco moments before exquisite Diamond Head sunsets.

Villa Leticia, Oahu

Climb Aboard The Ferretti 69' Yacht | Sailing Excursion

To explore the azure waters surrounding Oahu, consider chartering a luxurious catamaran or yacht, such as the Ferretti 69', and start your sailing excursion in Hawaii. The journey begins with seamless limo transportation and a champagne reception setting the day's tone. Every detail is well-curated, from delectable charcuterie board appetizers to a selection of chef-prepared meals. The Bose 3-2-1 surround sound system provided the ideal ambiance while through Hawaii's pristine waters. The dedicated captain and crew ensure comfort as you explore a variety of water activities, including snorkeling, jet skiing, efoil boarding, stand-up paddle boarding, scuba diving, jet surfing, seabobbing, spearfishing and naturally snorkeling, too. You might also be treated to dolphin sightings and breathtaking whale watching, culminating with an evening fireworks display that leaves an indelible mark. The unparalleled experience aboard this yacht charter is guaranteed. 


The Pacific Islands are a collection of hidden gems presenting unique and exhilarating activities. These islands offer privacy and exclusivity, with many destinations accessible only by private yacht or chartered seaplane. Guests can enjoy bespoke experiences such as private island picnics prepared by personal chefs and guided cultural tours that provide an intimate look at the local traditions and heritage. Luxurious overwater bungalows and private villas provide the ultimate comfort and seclusion, ensuring an unforgettable stay in this tropical paradise. 

The Brando is a coastal oasis that stands out from other islands in the Pacific. It sits on the exquisite Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa, thirty miles north of Tahiti. This region is of ethereal natural beauty, tranquility, and rejuvenation. It has historically attracted the likes of Tahitian royalty, from Polynesian monarchs to Old Hollywood icons, with the stunning landmass taking its name after Marlon Brando, who chose it as his sanctuary. Its pristine ecosystem is unique in concept and scope, offering world-class luxury amenities and otherworldly serenity.

The Brando, a private French Polynesian island 

Dive Into Paradise | Guided Scuba Diving

For underwater enthusiasts visiting the Pacific Islands, guided snorkeling and scuba diving tours in vibrant coral reefs are an adequate choice. Swim alongside a kaleidoscope of marine life, from colorful fish to majestic sea turtles, and explore the underwater world in all its glory. These tours are often led by marine biologists who provide insights into the rich biodiversity of the reefs and the importance of conservation. Whether a beginner or an experienced diver, the Pacific’s underwater landscapes promise an unforgettable adventure with their intricate coral formations and abundant marine life.

Witness the Giants | Swimming With Whales And Whale Watching 

From August to October, the deep blue waters surrounding Brando Island become a sanctuary for humpback whales arriving to mate and give birth before migrating back to the southern pole. Excursions around the atoll offer a unique vantage point to observe these majestic creatures swimming, breaching, and tail-slapping in an aquatic ballet. On fortunate occasions, a Tetiaroa Society Guide may discern whales and their calves up close, facilitating a snorkeling venture for an intimate yet respectful encounter with these ocean leviathans. This extraordinary experience offers visitors a rare glimpse into the life of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Immerse in Tradition | Polynesian Arts & Culture

Cultural immersion is another highlight, as are experiences such as traditional Polynesian dance and music sessions. Visitors to Brando Island can experience art and tradition firsthand.The love of music is also deeply rooted in Polynesian culture, manifested through instruments like the Tahitian ukulele and the pahu, a traditional drum. Guests can learn to strum chords or tap rhythms, culminating in a lively Polynesian jam session. Learn the rhythmic movements and enchanting melodies passed down through generations, providing a deep connection to the island’s heritage.Participate in workshops where you can try your hand at traditional crafts, such as weaving and carving or hand-dying. The art of manipulating a pareu—a traditional Polynesian sarong—comes to life. You twist and twirl the fabric before immersing it in vibrant dyes to create a tie-dyed marvel.

Additionally, you may observe centuries-old skills of transforming palm fronds into roofs, baskets, hats, and intricate works of art. Guided by local experts, you can weave your own masterpieces, connecting with ancient traditions that persist in contemporary Polynesian life.

Palm leaf


Laucala Island is a serene and secluded island retreat immersed in the natural glory of the South Pacific. Each of the Island's twenty-four Fijian-styled villas, ranging from one to three bedrooms, offers a unique gradient of laidback luxury yet uniform in a gorgeous indoor-outdoor living philosophy. Style and sustainability go hand in hand throughout, from the natural fibers and woods used in the home design to the organic produce grown on island farms. 

Saddle Up for Serenity | Horseback Riding on Laucala Island

Guests can indulge in horseback riding along pristine beaches or lush rainforests, presenting an outstanding connection to the island's natural beauty. The island's equestrian center provides well-trained horses and experienced guides, ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride. Imagine trotting along a deserted beach at sunrise or exploring the island's interior trails, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna. This unique experience allows guests to witness the untouched beauty of Laucala Island from a different perspective. Each ride is tailored to the rider's skill level and interests, making it a personalized adventure.

Horseback riding at Como Laucala

Harmonize Your Well-Being | The COMO Shambhala Spa 

Exclusive spa treatments using locally sourced natural ingredients provide the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation at COMO Laucala Island. The spa combines traditional Fijian techniques with modern wellness practices, delivering a range of treatments from massages and facials to holistic therapies, all personalized to your needs for a truly bespoke experience. This is in line with the ethos of COMO Shambhala, which means 'peace' in Sanskrit and emphasizes the pursuit of balance. The COMO Shambhala approach combines modern science with ancient practices to align the mind, body, and spirit. Our wellness center offers diverse treatments, experiences, products, and activities set against the soothing backdrop of nature's sounds. Complementing these services is our signature COMO Shambhala Kitchen, featuring healthful, nutrition-optimized dishes made from pure ingredients in nourishing combinations, ensuring that every aspect of your stay contributes to your overall well-being.


Sailing at Laucala is an experience like no other. The island offers a range of complimentary inner reef sailing options, including Hobie Cats, Phantoms, Nacras, Lasers, and single-seater Outriggers. For those seeking a more unique sailing experience, the Amanda, a Dragon class sailing boat that qualified in the 1948 Olympics, is available. This historic craft combines elegance with a storied past, providing a historical sailing adventure.

Alternatively, the Classic sailing yacht Rere Ahi offers an elegant sailing experience. This tea and bronze-finished yacht, built in the 1970s, is perfect for day trips or sunset cruises. Enjoy this classic yacht's timeless elegance and craftsmanship while exploring the pristine waters around Laucala. Whether sailing along the coast or venturing further afield, the Rere Ahi provides a luxurious and memorable experience.

The Rere Ahi sailing, Laucala Island By pairing vacations in Oahu, Laucala Island, and the Pacific Islands, including The Brando, with LVH's bespoke travel experiences, you can transform your journey into a remarkable adventure filled with immeasurable moments. We offer outstanding villas—true homes away from home—and personalized itineraries tailored to your preferences. Connect with one of our client relations professionals today to plan an extraordinary getaway to your desired destination.

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