Island Resort Fiji - The Absolute #1 Ultimate Escape!
"....as close to heaven on earth as you're likely to get."
-Andrew Harper's Island Resort of the Year, USA
Turtle Island - your home to share with just thirteen
"Turtle Island is a resort custom built for lovers.
flowers, secluded beaches, warm breezes and a breath-taking views dominate
-Boutique Magazine, Hong Kong
"They Say That Life is Not Measured by the Number of Breaths You Take
but by the Moments That Take Your Breath Away"
Getting There - Only By Seaplane
Hollywood needed a tropical paradise, it chose Turtle Island, immortalizing
its famous Blue Lagoon. Impossible as it is to accept that
anything so perfect can remain so unspoiled, Turtle Island confounds the
skeptic. Amongst its many accolades is the latest from the World Legacy
Awards - it was named as one of the three most outstanding hotels in the
world for taking a leading role in environmentally and socially
responsible tourism. This 500-acre private island in the Yasawa chain,
with its 14 powder-sand beaches, is devoted to just 14 couples who are
welcomed as family and are cared for by over a hundred Fijian staff. The
two-room beachfront Fijian-style bures are luxuriously appointed, with
handcrafted furniture, four poster king bed and indoor Jacuzzi. Outdoor
dining by lantern light sets the scene for magnificent cuisine, fresh
seafood, organic vegetables and wines from the worlds' finest vineyards.
A lifestyle rather than a resort experience.
Trista and Ryan, of
Bachelorette fame, honeymooned on the private island resort of Turtle
The Blue Lagoon is as clear as new blown glass and offers spectacular
displays and diversions. Living coral reefs, called "fringing reefs"
ring the island and are home to colorful galaxies of fish, from lion to
angel to butterfly fish. Squid and octopi live here too, as well as sea
cucumbers rays and crabs. Don snorkel gear and go eye-to-eye with a
green or hawksbill turtle. Discover the magic of Turtle Island.
hammock on Blue lagoon Beach
friendly warm Fijian staff to pamper you
cocktail service while reclining on the Blue Lagoon!
on your exclusive private beach
Accommodations ( Bures )
Exterior of grand cottage suite ( "Bure's")
honeymoon spot on Earth, Fiji's Turtle Island has to be at the head of
the list. Turtle is where both "Blue Lagoon" 1949 and 1980 movies were
filmed, a completely private and enchanted island which only
accommodates 14 couples at a time in traditional two room thatched
cottage Bures with 21 foot vaulted ceilings woven by Fijian craftsmen,
each one with its own Bure Mama to take care of your every need.
Turtle Island (in Fiji) is where
Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and The Bachelorette's Trista & Ryan
spent their honeymoons. To say that Turtle is the dream honeymoon in
Fiji of every new couple is an understatement. This completely isolated
500 acre island set amidst turquoise crystal clear seas, is truly a
Hollywood version of a tropical paradise and your travel agent can make
all the Turtle Island arrangements for you. Private treehouse resorts in
Fiji are also available.
Imagine being able to play on completely private and deserted beaches,
stroll through verdant tropical forests, and also enjoy gourmet meals on
the sand such as lovo cooked underground, slipper lobsters and fish
right from the local waters. And after an active day what could be
better than a lomi-lomi massage from two expert practitioners at once?
Turtle Island was voted by Travel & Leisure magazine as the only
property in Fiji to be worthy of the "World's Best Service" award and
your travel agent can easily explain why. The food is designed by
renowned French chef Jacques Reymond, who is generally regarded as the
number one fine dining chef in Australia; the island features a 3,000+
bottle vintage wine cellar; and of course there is the Bure Mama who
awaits the couple's every whim. She is assigned full time only to one
cottage and to ensure that the honeymooners have everything that they
need or want, including their privacy.
There are 14 beaches on the island, one per couple. And each beach can
even be reserved guarantee you absolute privacy, so you can picnic,
sunbathe or... well, it is your honeymoon!
For the ultimate in the ultimate
honeymoon, the Turtle Island Bure to reserve through your travel agent
is the one on Vonu Point. Set directly at the northern end of the "Blue
Lagoon" beach, it is completely private as the nearest neighbor is over
500 yards away!
How much does it cost? As the old saying goes, if you have to ask you
can't afford it. All inclusive rates hover around the $2,000 mark... per
night. However, if you really want to make a grand splash or take along
26 of your closest friends, you can rent the entire island for a mere
$275,000 a week! Good luck finding a Fiji Honeymoon Package at that
During your stay at Turtle, your home will be one of only 14 "bures".
Hand built, your two-room beachside cottage suite is situated on the
beach of the incredible Blue Lagoon. Each offers all of the comforts and
serenity of a private, holiday home. Your separate sitting room features
comfortable rattan chairs and couches with a full wet bar and a
refrigerator stocked with your favorite beverages and an icemaker.
Sunlight and sea breezes stream through the many louvered windows and
highlight 21 foot vaulted ceilings.
Grand bure, each with its own Fijian Bure Manager for
individualized service. Handcrafted Fijian style villas scattered along
the Blue Lagoon beach. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation to ensure
privacy. Luxurious 1500 square foot beachfront cottage, featuring
traditional high vaulted thatch roof, hardwood floors, louvered windows
on all sides, and handcrafted timber furniture and fittings. Bedroom
with hand carved 4 poster king bed, overhead fan, and hand held
massager. Separate sitting room features comfortable rattan chairs and
couches, Bose CD stereo system, writing desk, reading lights and ceiling
fan. Villa also features indoor sunken jetted spa tub, extensive
dressing area with bathrobes, double vanity, toiletries, 110 and 220
voltage, hairdryer, 2 toilets, walk-in double shower, hand held radio
for room service, fully stocked fridge with ice maker, mini bar,
tea/coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, safe, beach towels
and beach bag. Verandah with outdoor shower, private fish pond and queen
size day bed for napping in the sun flecked shade of the palm trees.
Each bure has a hammock, deck chairs, loungers, 2 personal watercraft.
All overlook white sand beach and famous Blue Lagoon with snorkeling
steps from your door.
Deluxe Bures have a queen size four-poster bed, two full baths, a
rattan furnished sitting room and writing desk.
Grand Bures have a king size four poster bed, an extensive
dressing area, a private "Hot Springs" jetted spa tub, an outdoor shower
and outdoor verandah with daybed.
- Sunken Jetted Spa Tub
- Louvered windows all around
- 2 overhead fans
- Hand carved four poster king
- Handheld massager
- Separate sitting room with
- Writing table
- Reading lights
- Bose CD player
- Fully stocked refrigerator
- Ice maker
- Mini bar
- Tea / Coffee making facilities
- Iron / Ironing board
- Spacious dressing area
- Double sink vanity
- 110/220 AC/DC
- Double toilet
- Double walk-in shower
- Shampoo, creme rinse, soap
- Beach towels
- 2 Beach bags
- Outdoor shower
- Private veranda
- Day bed
- Deck chairs
- Private fish pond
- Double hammock under the palms
- 2 chaise lounges on the beach
- 2 personal water craft
- Fishing - freshwater
- Fishing - big game
- Fishing - seawater
- Horse riding (on-site)
- Jogging track (on-site)
- Mountain bikes
- Private beach (on-site)
- Scuba diving (on-site)
- Sailing (on-site)
- Windsurfing (on-site)
- Deep sea fishing (on
- Cultural activities (on
- Jetted spa tubs in
accommodations (on site)
- Lomi Lomi massage (on
- Reserve a private beach
for a couple (on site)
- Private gourmet picnics
- Intimate dine-outs for
2 (on site)
- Clam digging (on site)
- Mangrove boardwalk (on
- Hand line fishing (on
- Island tour by electric
cart (on site)
- Island tour by boat (on
- Jungle and mountain
walks (on site)
- Kava ceremonies (on
- Kayaking (on site)
- Meke performance (on
- Mountain biking
- Personal Watercraft
races (on site)
- Reef walks (on site)
- Snorkelling (on site)
- Sunset cruise (on site)
- Video recording (on
- Visit to local village
- Visit to local school
(on site and nearby)
- Volleyball (on site)
- Children's activities
(during Children's' week only):
- Camp out
- Crab races
- Fancy dress parties
- Fish feeding
- Hand line fishing
- Mud fights
- Nature hikes
- Sandcastle building
- Tractor tours
- Treasure hunts
- Tug of war
The dining room/bar is built beside the beach,
although meals are usually taken outdoors weather permitting. Guests
have the choice of either joining the dinner party on the beach or
having an intimate dinner for two at their bure, on the end of the dock
or on a floating pontoon in the Blue Lagoon. Dinner parties are themed
and located at different locations around the island. A la carte
breakfast or enlist your personal chef to prepare a custom breakfast,
private gourmet picnic or 3 course buffet lunch, afternoon snacks, pre
dinner savouries and cocktail party, exquisite 3 course evening meal.
All beverages included in the tariff - choice of French Champagnes,
selection of over 40 international red and white wines, liqueurs, ports,
cocktails. Award winning Australia Restaurateur, Jacques Reymond, is the
food consultant and Turtle boasts the best wine list and gourmet food in
the South Pacific. Vegetarians and special diets catered for.
Island Beach Picnic
Turtle is a place for
the young at heart; a retreat for couples who seek a
renewal of the spirit and a return to the innocence of
falling in love for the very first time.
you're a honeymooner looking for the perfect place to
begin your life together, celebrating a special occasion
or just trying to escape from the world.
Enjoy a romantic picnic where
a luncheon of lobster or other island delicacies will be dropped
off for you by boat or cart.
Lose your worldly
inhibitions. Read a book. Sip champagne. Work on an all-over
tan. Picnics are a favorite among Turtle Island guests.
You may reserve one of our
many private beaches or settle on the beach just outside your
private "bure". Either way, you are sure to enjoy a sumptuous
picnic lunch complete with your choice of wine, champagne or
other favorite beverage.
Described as "hyper-romantic" (Conde Nast "Traveler"), Turtle Island offers
everything from traditional Fijian wedding ceremonies to French champagne
gourmet picnics on one of the island's private beaches in the effort to
celebrate and rekindle true love and romance.
A honeymoon should be a private heaven. A place where romance wraps around
you like a cloak; where you need make no decisions, where everything is done
for you. Perhaps that is why Turtle Island seems like it was made for
newlyweds. For surely there is no more perfect place to celebrate love than
in our hidden Eden of empty beach and dark-leafed jungle.
The island is blessed with 14 white, naturally occurring
sandy beaches, 8 of which are available for private
picnics. Some are naturally occurring palm fringed
beaches. Some are adjacent to the living and dining
areas, and some are totally isolated, bounded by high
cliffs or set within a cove.
Your time on Turtle is
your own, whether you want to stroll the beaches, wade in
the turquoise waters, cruise from island to island on one of
our sailboats or snorkel or scuba with a Fijian guide.
Couples can reserve a beach for the day and enjoy a romantic
picnic where a luncheon of lobster and champagne, or
whatever you prefer, will be dropped off.
Lose your worldly
inhibitions. Read a book. Sip champagne. Work on an all-over
A honeymoon should be a private heaven.
A place where
romance wraps around you like a cloak; where you need
make no decisions; where everything is done for you, and
yet where solitude is as easy to find as the sea.
Perhaps that is why Turtle Island seems like it was
made for newly-weds. For surely there is no more perfect
place to celebrate love than in our hidden Eden of empty
beaches and dark-leafed jungle.
| "Turtle Island is much more than a resort. It is a place to fall in
love again, with each other, with life, and with each one of you. Thank
you for doing what you do; it is truly a gift."
Imagine on your honeymoon, waking to the wash and flow of waves,
to a room fresh and glittering with sun, and a flush of
jasmine-scented air over the bed.
Breakfast is outside, spread out on a polished wooden table
beneath the palms, or left quietly in a location you request:
breads, pastries and muffins still hot from the oven, fruits,
juices, sharp-scented coffee and tea.
And the day lays itself out before you like a magic carpet.
Your time on Turtle Island is your own ... perhaps navigate a
sailboat around the lagoon or let it float lazily in the sun,
snorkel among bright clouds of fish, thunder through the rolling
surf on horseback, explore a green-shaded jungle trail. Try
Maybe just choose one of the remote silent beaches that ring
the island, where a luncheon of lobster and champagne will be
dropped off for you by boat.
The only thing that matters is that your honeymoon is
superbly romantic and something that you will remember for
the rest of your lives.
When you decide that the day is over, imagine walking arm
in arm back along the beach under a thick mat of stars. Your
bure is cool and dim and the scent of salt air and
frangipani washes over the four-poster bed. You may just
decide for yourselves that Turtle is, as respected travel
writer Andrew Harper says, "heaven on earth".
Gorgeous, Unforgettable Island Weddings
Imagine celebrating that special day in an exotic
tropical setting; meeting your loved one on a white,
sandy beach with a warm breeze stirring the air. On
Turtle, weddings are special events, and some of our
guests' fondest memories are of the delightful Fijian
wedding ceremonies held at sunset on the shores of the
famous Blue Lagoon.
The bride and groom may dress in traditional Fijian
wedding attire made especially for them by the Turtle
Island staff members. The cloth is tapa, made from tree
bark and hand-painted with traditional Fijian symbols in
tan, brown and black. All of the guests, along with the
bride and groom, wear garlands of fresh, fragrant
flowers around their necks.
FOR TURTLE ISLAND RESORT WEDDING DETAILS
- Cabbage Coral - 10 minutes by
boat (superb diving, snorkelling spot)
- Catholic Mission - 20 minutes
- Local Village Visit - 20
minutes by boat
- Unexplored Reefs - 15 to 40
minutes by boat
- Snorkelling in Blue Lagoon
- Private beach summer breakfast
- Exclusive use of numerous
private beaches (on-site)
- Mangrove Boardwalk (on-site)
- 12 km of trails for jogging,
mountain biking, walking (on-site)
"Turtle Island is a study in contrasts. It costs money, yet the
experience is priceless; it's strange, yet familiar; it's untamed, yet
amazingly civilized; it's trendy, yet timeless; it's relaxing, yet
you're always busy; it's laid back, yet time speeds by; it's
beautiful, yet simple; it's exclusive, yet accessible; it's heaven,
yet it's here on earth."
-At Liberty, Law Institute Journal, Australia
$1,975.00/night or less per couple -
6 Night Minimum
Rates include: Private
2-room beach front cottage located on the famous Blue Lagoon and built
in traditional Fijian style. Grand Bures include wood floors,
four-poster king-size bed, large indoor jetted spa, verandah with
queen-size day bed, walk-in double shower, double vanity, handcrafted
hardwood furniture, wet bar including ice maker and Bose CD player. All
meals including a la carte breakfasts, sumptuous buffet lunches or
private champagne & lobster picnics on a private beach, afternoon
snacks, pre-dinner savouries and gourmet dinners. All beverages
including fine wines, spirits, and French champagnes.
All activities including deep sea fishing, scuba diving, excursions to a
Fijian village on a neighboring island, horseback riding on the beach,
mountain biking, sunset cruise, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling,
windsurfing, and use of all sporting equipment. Laundry service. Please
note that a 12.5% Fijian government VAT will be applied.
Rates subject to change without no prior notice.