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Turtle Island

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#1 of 1 resort in Nanuya Levu
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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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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
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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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dagraves810 wrote a review 5 Apr
La Quinta, California1 contribution
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It was everything we hoped for and much more. The staff truly treats you like close family. The food is outstanding , the bure was beautiful and spacious . The island is beautiful and the view from your bure is like you would see in a movie.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Bula Dean & Cathy, Thank you deeply for your heartwarming review. We are overjoyed to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to Turtle Island whenever you are ready for another unforgettable adventure. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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Arlene C wrote a review 5 Apr
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Literally the best vacation I have ever had, and it will be very hard to top as this place became home and the people have become a part of my family. Thank you for a very memorable time. We fished almost everyday as that is one of our favorite hobbies! Miss you all already!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Bula Arlene & Nate, Thank you so much for sharing your incredible experience at Turtle Island on TripAdvisor. It brings us immense joy to read that your stay with us was the best vacation you have ever had and that our little slice of paradise felt like home. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our island paradise in the future. Until then, may your memories of Turtle Island continue to bring you joy and warmth wherever your travels may take you. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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Kaysie F wrote a review Mar 2024
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My husband and I just returned from a trip to Turtle Island to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary, and to say the trip far exceeded our expectations is a gross understatement. We found TRUE paradise, and we are still feeling the love in our hearts from the most amazing staff of people on an island whose superior beauty is exceeded only by the beauty of the people working there We didn't read any reviews or do any research before we left. Our daughter and her boyfriend were guests last November, and they returned from their trip saying "you need to go to Turtle Island!" We took their word, as well as the word from every friend, acquaintance, or stranger we met who had also been there. The advice is unanimous. This is the best vacation you will ever take. And it is worth every penny. From the moment you land and meet Maggy and Peter and their warm smiles at the Nadi airport, you know you are getting the best care possible. Once you arrive on the island, Bill, Bale, Mere, and their amazing group of staff welcome you with open arms and you feel immediately like you have returned to your loving family. The joy and love you feel from their smiles, their music, and their warm hugs is infectious. No surprise, this feeling of love and acceptance spreads amongst you and the other guests as well throughout your stay. The entire staff (all amazing, hard working Fijian locals from the nearby islands) take such incredible care of your every need. The accommodations of your personal "Bure" are spacious, clean, comfortable, and in a word, perfect in every way!! While I personally loved the beautiful, big shower, private jacuzzi, comfortable bed and day bed on the porch, and dual toilets, I must say the amazing cookie jar that our Mama Laveti replenished daily with the best cookies and brownies was a personal favorite! Your private Bure is of course on the beach with an incredible view of the spectacular Blue Lagoon!! You can walk out and swim or snorkel any time of day in the warm, clear, blue waters right at your doorstep. During your stay, your own personal Bure "Mama" or "Papa" is taking care of all of your needs (even needs you didn't know you had!) both behind the scenes as well as with you when you take daily trips by boat or cart to private beaches and excursions. I could literally go on an on with how amazing this trip was, how special the people are, and how well worth the price is for this once in a lifetime experience!! But since I am back at home and back to reality (greatly missing my "Mama" and the staff who cooked and cared for us, the best food we have ever had, I might add!), I instead need to sign off and return to my daily chores and responsibilities at home. I will leave this review with the final note that we can't wait to go back, we now understand why so many guests from Turtle Island return again and again, and Sota Tale Turtle Isand!!! ( See you again soon!) Vinaka Turtle Island staff for this life changing vacation!!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Bula Kaysie & Gary, Thank you from the depths of our hearts for sharing your incredible experience at Turtle Island. Your words filled us with warmth and gratitude. It is truly heartening to hear that your stay at Turtle Island exceeded your expectation. Your description of Turtle Island as a heaven of paradise and your appreciation for our exceptional staff brought smiles to our faces. Thank you once again for choosing Turtle Island for your special celebration. Your appreciation means the world to us, and we can't wait to welcome you home again soon. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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Turtle_Love_Story wrote a review Mar 2024
DeWitt, Iowa1 contribution
It was my second time visiting this wonderful Island and my boyfriend’s first. I was very excited to introduce him to the lovely people I remembered so well. The day we landed my boyfriend proposed so it became a very special engagement trip! I do miss the photo albums that were provided in 2012 along with the leather luggage tags. We had a total of 5 photos provided and they did not really showcase our trip. Those small details from the first trip meant a lot and I hope they consider doing them again. All in all it was very nice to be back with our Turtle Family!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Bula Nikki, What an incredibly special moment to share with us - your engagement! Congratulations to you both again. Thank you for sharing your feedback and experience of your trip . We understand how those small touches added to the magic of your experience. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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Anton V wrote a review Mar 2024
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We just cannot give enough accolades to the staff and management of Turtle Island. We feel like a piece is missing after we left, that is the love, welcome and deep friendship extended to us during our holiday. It was incredible to unwind and enjoy everything Turtle Island offered and we will absolutely return at our first opportunity.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Bula Anton, Thank you so much for your heartfelt review! It means the world to us to hear that your experience at Turtle Island was so special and memorable. We are already looking forward to welcoming you both back on your return plan trip. Your kind words inspire us to continue providing exceptional experiences for all our guests. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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rogueberto wrote a review Mar 2024
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
Best week of my life. The nicest people in the world! The food and the snorkeling were off the charts. The live music and singing throughout the day and night was spectacular. My absolute highest recommendation.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Bula Bula ! Thank you for this incredible review ! It warms our hearts to know that you found our staff to be the nicest people in the world and enjoyed the food, snorkeling, and live music. Your highest recommendation means the world to us, and we can't thank you enough for sharing your positive experience. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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Sonja W wrote a review Mar 2024
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Turtle Island is certainly a beautiful Island in paradise, but what makes Turtle Island amazing is the Turtle family who goes above and beyond to make your stay one that you will never forget! We experienced true Fijian culture in a 5 star resort! The food and accommodation was above expectation. Although it rained a lot (we visited during the rainy season) we were never disappointed in the amount of activities available and the lengths that the staff went through to make it special. Vinaka Turtle Island!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Bula Sonja, Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are thrilled to hear that you had an unforgettable experience during your stay with us at Turtle Island. It's heartwarming to know that our team's dedication to providing exceptional service and showcasing Fijian culture made your visit truly special. Your kind words mean the world to us, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have hosted you both. Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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kooplife wrote a review Mar 2024
Murphy, North Carolina1 contribution
Absolutely loved our time at Turtle Island! This was our second time to Fiji. Our previous visit was in October and we were worried about how this visit would go during the rainy season in February. If you are wanting to visit Turtle Island during the rainy season, don't trust the U.S. weather apps for rain forecasts. I kept looking at the weather forecasts for several weeks before our trip in late February and the forecast was always rain and thunderstorms every hour of every day. It turns out that this is far from true when it comes to turtle island which is located on the dry side of Fiji. Did we see rain... yes. But it only happened just a couple times in very short bursts during a couple days during the week we were there. It did rain often at night but we hardly saw it during the day and only for short bursts that blew over quickly. In fact, we loved the rain the few times it came during the day because it helped cool things down a bit. If you go in February, be prepared to sweat because it is hot and humid but don't be afraid of the rainy season on Turtle Island. The resort and staff are amazing! We loved our entire experience there and wished we could have stayed longer. Looking forward to returning and planning to bring our kids with us so that they can experience the culture of these wonderful people. Thank you turtle island!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 12 Mar 2024
Bula Bula! Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time at Turtle Island. We appreciate your insight about the weather forecasts and how they may not always accurately reflect the weather at Turtle Island as we are located on the side of Fiji that receive a least amount of rain. Thank you for choosing Turtle Island, and we look forward to your next visit! Sota tale! Love your Turtle Island Family
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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 16 Feb 2024
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 14 Feb 2024
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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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.