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Rere Ahi

Rere Ahi started life in a Davenport shed with designer Mr. John Woollacott, and built by Charlie Kemp and his son Allen in 1967. She was to be given the Maori name for the Fire-Fly, which was Ahirere. Somehow this got translated to ReRe Ahi, which translated literally means “flying fire”…which seems appropriate. They say that “Rere Ahi” has had a blessed life and this may be because of all of the lead for the keel came from Devonport Catholic Church. As the story goes – it just so happened that the church was being re-roofed and Charlie Kemp asked the Priest how much for the old lead f lashings? The Priest said to Charlie, “My son, the lead belongs to the Lord so I think I should offer it to him first.”How do I do that asked Charlie. “Well my son, throw it up in the air and the Lord will take what he wants. Then you can have the rest.” Needless to say Charlie got all one and a half tons of lead for ReRe Ahi. The hull was laid up with one and a quarter inch square kauri, edgeglued and screwed with twisted bronze nails. Each plank was meticulously fitted and it took eighteen months to complete the planking. The teak came from the old Waiheke Ferry “Muratai” which was recovered from McCullums Island in the Hauraki Gulf. It was rafted up and towed back to town. Most of the teak was laid on the decks of the ReRe Ahi at three quarters of an inch thick. There are still many years of life left in her teak decks. She is an extremely fair hull and as any inspection will reveal, she looks as good today, if not better, as the day she first launched.


Living on Laucala Island

Laucala’s 25 villas, all glamorous versions of traditional Fijian dwellings, each offer unparalleled exclusivity and privacy in dramatic, and very different, locations around the northern coast of the island.

Dining on Laucala

A collection of five restaurants and bars offers everything from beachside barbeques to fine dining, with many of the buildings inspired by nature.

Activities on Laucala Island

Laucala’s diversions range from relaxing to adventurous. A wide variety of watersports introduce guests to Fiji’s azure oceans, while rainforest walking tours, golf, farm visits and horseback riding are exhilarating ways to explore the island.

Golf on Laucala Island

Scotsman David McLay Kidd was called in to design Laucala’s championship golf course, a stunning 18-hole layout backdropped by volcanic mountains and clinging to a sheer cliff dropping into the Pacific Ocean …

Wellness on Laucala Island

Like much of the resort, Laucala’s wellness offerings are inspired by South Pacific tradition. A fully equipped fitness centre is complemented by yoga sessions and extensive spa facilities, with body and beauty therapies available in-villa or in one of the four Spa Villas.

Residences Philopophy Dining Activities Activities Wellness Hole 1 Hole 2 Hole 3 Hole 4 Hole 5 Hole 6 Hole 7 Hole 8 Hole 9 Hole 10 Hole 11 Hole 12 Hole 13 Hole 14 Hole 15 Hole 16 Hole 17 Hole 18
Airport & Arrivals LoungeBeach BarCultural VillageGolf Club HouseHilltop VillaJettyLeisure CenterOver Water VillaPeninsula VillaPlantation HousePlantation VillasPlantation VillasPlateau VillasPool BarRock LoungeHorseback RidingHorseback RidingFarmFarmSeagrass LoungeSeagrass VillasSpa AreaAirportcons/farmGame FishingDiving & SnorkelingRere AhiGame FishingDiving & SnorkelingGym
Residences Philopophy Dining Activities Activities Wellness Hole 1 Hole 2 Hole 3 Hole 4 Hole 5 Hole 6 Hole 7 Hole 8 Hole 9 Hole 10 Hole 11 Hole 12 Hole 13 Hole 14 Hole 15 Hole 16 Hole 17 Hole 18Peninsula ViewSunsetHorseback RidingVideo arrival long beachMangrove BeachVideo GolfHalfway Housefarm