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Turtle Island

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Welcome to Turtle Island, a 500-acre private island retreat located in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands. Turtle Island offers a sustainable and authentic experience that celebrates the Fijian way of life. We welcome just 14 couples at a time to enjoy this serene experience where each couple can have their own private beach and is assigned a dedicated personal concierge, your Bure Mama. The island is powered by solar energy, produce is all locally grown in the 5acre vegetable garden, and the spacious villas are handcrafted by local Fijian artisans. Your private island includes private beach picnics, unique dining experiences, Fijian inspired spa treatments, horseback riding, scuba diving, champagne sunrise breakfasts, and an amazing and friendly Fijian staff ready to make all of your dreams come true. Through its tranquility, simplicity, and intimacy, Turtle Island serves as an idyllic sanctuary for travelers seeking connection, community, culture, and consciousness.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
Internet
Saltwater pool
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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hegreene95 wrote a review Feb 2024
Jacksonville, Florida1 contribution
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The Turtle Island experience started as soon as we walked out of baggage claim at the Nadi airport. They were ready for our arrival bright and early! We spent a couple of nights in the Port Denaru area prior to Turtle Island and they happily provided transport to and from the hotel. The seaplane transport was a quick, scenic trip from Nadi to the island. Once we made it, we were greeted with singing, hugs and a fresh cocktail! After a tour around the island, we got settled into our FABULOUS waterfront bure and met with our Bure Mama Adi. Turtle assigns a mama or papa to each bure and they they take care of you for the stay- plan your meal locations based on preference (breakfast in bed, private lunch/dinner locations, etc), pack and deliver your beach picnics, laundry, stock the fridge, and so much more. Our bure was waterfront, and it was beautiful. We could see the colorful sky change from inside each day-not that we were inside much. We had more than enough space for the two of us. Our favorite things in the bure were the outdoor showers (one at the front to rinse off sand and saltwater and completely private shower in the back), two bathrooms, and the outside day bed. The drink selection, food and service was outstanding. Each morning we were greeted with hugs and of course a “Bula!” I’m sure I will miss someone, but Lisi, Sarah, Grace, LaLa, Lema, Sai, Nikki, were phenomenal and never hesitated to get us what we requested. The purpose of our trip was a combined wedding and honeymoon. To any brides reading, this was the least stressful, most beautiful location. When I say everything was planned in a matter of a 10 minute walk with Mama Lu to pick location, I am not exaggerating. Cake, flowers, all of it. I got ready in the Spa with Maca and Tima. They were so attentive and helpful with buttoning the back of my dress and helping with my veil. Everybody worked SO hard to make sure our day and location was perfect. Our day was so so special. Cam loves to fish and we had the opportunity to fish 3 mornings. Two of the mornings we caught fish! Erami was our wedding officiant and our boat captain! He is awesome and has the best hugs! Plus he made sure I had enough sunscreen on for all of our outings. I truly could go on and on about how great of a place Turtle Island is, but the people are what makes it such a great destination. To Adi, Mikah, Erami, Angie, Mere, Joe, Jerry, Bill, Elle, Lisi, Sarah, Grace, LaLa, Lema, Nikki, Sai, Mitah, Mama Lu, Maca, and Tima (and all those I missed)- Cam and I thank you for the most memorable trip. We can’t wait to be back. Keep smiling family!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Bula Haley & Cam, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your Turtle Island experience with all of us. Congratulation again on your wedding and honeymoon! We're honored to have been a part of such a special occasion. Thank you once again for choosing Turtle Island for your special occasion. We can't wait to welcome you back for another unforgettable stay. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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Danna C wrote a review Feb 2024
Cape Canaveral, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
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Our stay more than exceeded our expectation from the beautiful island to the amazing staff who we now consider our turtle Island family. We traveled there with my sister and her husband for her 50th birthday. The turtle Island family went above and beyond on the celebration it was more than we could've ever expected, our Bur papa Tommy was absolutely amazing he was there to care for our every need. Sai,Lema the bartenders were great they had a drink in our hand before we ask ! Emari & Jeri were there to make sure we make it to all our private outings! Serah was there every morning to great us with a big smile & hug before serving us breakfast. To all the Doc men that make sure our location & needs were always known . Meme with her smile that was as big as the sunshine & personality to match . I could go on & on ALL the staff & family there were above amazing ! As it was said on the Island by another quest that is true .. ALL THE WORLD NEEDS MORE FIJIAN IN IT !! This was such a true statement there was so much love ok the island .. we will always have a family in Turtle Island !! 💕💕
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Bula Danna & Lonnie, Thank you so much for this amazing review. Celebrating your sister's 50th birthday with us was truly a joy, and we're honored to have been part of such a special occasion. It's wonderful to hear that our team went above and beyond to ensure your celebration was everything you could have hoped for. Tommy, Sai, Lema, Emari, Jeri, Serah, and all our dedicated staff members take great pride in providing exceptional service, and I will be sure to pass along your kind words to them. Thank you once again for choosing Turtle Island for your special celebration, and for sharing your experience with us. We are deeply grateful for your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back to your Turtle Island family in the future. Vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much)! Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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Allan wrote a review Feb 2024
Spokane Valley, Washington1 contribution
Our stay on Turtle Island was a treat. The best part of our stay was the wonderful staff. They were always warm, friendly, and attended to our every need (to the point that I felt lazy). The resort is also great. Turtle Island puts in a lot of effort to make everything comfortable, and natural feeling. The bure's are a great example of this. The are the perfect amount of luxury under a handcrafted thatched roof bure. I enjoyed the small capacity of the Island too. The highest number of guests on the Island during our stay was 18. The experience is set up to be as private or group-setting as you want it to be. You can choose to eat meals around the central table, or enjoy a meal on a private beach. There are so many activities that we couldn't do them all during our week long stay. When you check-in you are assigned a Bure Mama who will be your guide and main point of contact while you are on the Island. Mama Wait made our stay extremely comfortable and became a friend. Communication on the Island is very well thought out. Each bure gets a radio that you can use to request anything your might need while on the Island.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Bula Allan, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback about your stay on Turtle Island. We are truly delighted to hear that your experience was nothing short of exceptional. It brings us immense joy to know that the highlight of your stay was the warm and attentive staff. Providing personalized service and ensuring our guests feel well-cared for is at the heart of what we do. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to our dedicated team members, including Mama Wati, who made your stay so comfortable and memorable. Thank you once again for choosing Turtle Island for your honeymoon and for sharing your positive experience with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another unforgettable stay in the future. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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Tom T wrote a review Jan 2024
Newport News, Virginia3 contributions2 helpful votes
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In a word….paradise. The accommodations, the food & drink, the private beaches, the water, the activities…just superb. Perfect balance of privacy and interaction with the other guests as well. But aside from all of that, the staff are the most genuinely loving, upbeat people we have ever encountered. There are over 100 staff members and they ALL were simply great human beings. We cried when we left!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Jan 2024
Thank you for your beautiful words, It was a pleasure hosting you here at Turtle Island. We look forward to seeing you again.
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dolphinmader wrote a review Dec 2023
Stuart, Florida2 contributions
There is no need to go anywhere else in Fiji! This is the true heart of the country....besides being the most beautiful place on the planet, it is the happiest place - because of the staff and the other wonderful guests that you get to experience this magical place with...My girls and I spent Christmas here recently and it was our best Christmas ever - We miss it already and WE WILL BE BACK!!! xoxoxo love to our Turtle Family!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 29 Dec 2023
Thank you for your beautiful review, and thank you for choosing Turtle Island for your holiday. I was our pleasure having you and your girls here with us for Christmas. Looking forward to seen you all soon
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jennifer h wrote a review Dec 2023
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This place was absolutely amazing. We were spoiled the minute we arrived on the pier by the fabulous staff who had become like family by the end of the week. Our bure Mama was fantastic as were everyone else on the island. So many unforgettable experiences. Every staff member was so attentive and caring and blew me away with their level of service. They are truly mind readers! I also enjoyed all of the cultural experiences on the island from Kava to traditional dancing and singing, as well as the fun karaoke night. I also enjoyed meeting so many interesting people and am glad I had the chance to experience that. Vinaka to Bale, Bill and the rest of the staff.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 16 Dec 2023
Bula Jenn & George, Thank you for your incredible review and for choosing to revisit us! It's wonderful to hear that once again, you had an amazing experience with us. Meeting interesting people and creating connections is such a special part of the travel experience, and we're delighted you had the opportunity to do so. We will definitely pass on your gratitude to your Turtle Island family who contributed to your memorable time with us. Thank you for always returning and for choosing to revisit us once again. We can't wait to welcome you back for another incredible vacation and create more unforgettable memories together. Vinaka! Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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snorkeler52 wrote a review Dec 2023
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This beautiful resort immersed us in the warm welcome of Fijian culture. Our bure was immaculate and ‘ fluffed’ more than once a day. The porch daybed was a favourite spot to rest and relax. Our beachfront was a wonderful place to swim and laze in the warm water. The food was varied and featured locally caught seafoods. The snorkeling was good, with a snorkel boat going out each day at 10 am, and the private beach picnics were a real treat. Our bure Mama took care of our every need. We will visit here again soon!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Dec 2023
Bula Kent & Wendy, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience and leaving such a great review! We truly appreciate your feedback. It's fantastic to hear that Turtle Island immersed you in the warm welcome of Fijian culture and made you feel at home. We're glad you enjoyed the varied food options, especially the locally caught seafood, and that the snorkeling experiences and snorkel boat trips were enjoyable. Thank you for choosing Turtle Island and we can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable visit soon! Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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Jamie V wrote a review Dec 2023
Roberval, Canada3 contributions
We were in Fiji for our honey moon and spent time at 5 different resorts in many areas of Fiji(mamanucas, coral coast,Taveuni and the yasawas). Turtle was our favorite overall experience by far. We came by boat from a nearby resort, where most come by seaplane. The moment we arrived at the resort, we felt welcomed and were given delicious welcome drinks. We were then given a detailed rundown of how things work around the resort and guided to our massive beautiful bure. Once we were settled in our room, lunch was ready and it was delicious as was every meal we had during our stay with so much variety on the menu. Next was beach time and there isn’t a bad beach on the island. Every beach has soft beautiful sand and is unique in its own way from snorkeling just relaxing, swimming or going for a beach walk. We stayed on the main beach one day and the wait staff were amazing, as we were floating in the water they would bring us whatever drink we wanted and there are so many options and not a bad one on the list. As amazing as the resort, beaches, food and drinks are. The staff on the island are truly what brings it to a level that can not be topped. With more than 100 staff on the island and a maximum of 28 guests, the care you receive is next level. Our bure mama was amazing making sure all our wishes were taken care of, as was the case with every single staff we would see. They were always sure to say Bula and make sure everything was the way we wanted it. They know everyone by name and make you feel like you are part of the family. We travel a lot and I’m not often sad leaving a place or feel like I must return as there are so many places to see in the world, but Turtle Island is truly a must return hopefully multiple times. Vinaka vakalevu to all the staff We can’t wait to return Sote Tale
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 Dec 2023
Bula Jamie, We are blown away with your kind words. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your feedback of your visit us. We wish you and Melissa a great journey ahead. Sota tale. Love your Turtle Island Family.
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Morellfamily7 wrote a review Dec 2023
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania1 contribution
This was our second trip to Turtle Island and it was spectacular. The entire staff is amazing. They are constantly making you feel welcomed and loved. The vacation that you have on Turtle Island cannot be matched. The staff goes above and beyond to make you enjoy every moment of your stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 8 Dec 2023
Bula Victor & Evonne, We’re really grateful and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with all of us. Thank you for re-visiting your Turtle Island Family. We look forward to seeing you both very soon again. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family.
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Tanya P wrote a review Dec 2023
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My husband and I recently enjoyed our fifth visit to this island paradise. We first visited Turtle Island 10 years ago to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. This place is like our second home. As soon as the sea plane lands and you are carried onto the beach by Fiji warriors and greeted by the wonderful staff you can’t wipe the smile off your face. Your Bure mama is assigned to you for your entire stay to take special care of you. Where else in the world can you enjoy sipping champagne on your own private beach while enjoying delicious food? One of the things I miss most when I leave is the beautiful singing from the staff. The cultural night is a must see where the staff perform traditional singing and dancing. Over the years we have met some lovely guests from around the world that we have kept in touch with. The management go out of their way to ensure you have the most wonderful experience at Turtle Island. This trip we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary where the staff choir serenaded us on the beach. It could not have been more special. I always cry when we leave even when I know we have booked to return. It really is an unforgettable experience to visit Turtle Island. Tanya P Australia
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Dec 2023
Bula Tanya, ​I can't express how overjoyed we were to read your heartfelt review of your recent visit to Turtle Island. It's an honor to be considered your second home, and we're thrilled to have been a part of your 30th and 40th wedding anniversary celebrations. It brings us great joy to hear that you have formed lasting connections with other guests from around the world during your visits. Turtle Island has a way of bringing people together, and we're grateful to be a part of those special connections. We can't wait to welcome you back and continue creating unforgettable experiences for you and your husband, John. Thank you once again for your kind words, and please know that you hold a special place in our Turtle Island family. Until we meet again, may your memories of Turtle Island warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turtle Island
Which popular attractions are close to Turtle Island?
Nearby attractions include Blue Lagoon Beach (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Turtle Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Turtle Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Turtle Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Turtle Island?
Yes, guests have access to a saltwater pool during their stay.
Does Turtle Island have airport transportation?
Yes, Turtle Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Turtle Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.