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Spokane Valley, Washington

A wonderful stay on a private island with a warm, and attentive staff

Review of Turtle Island
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 Feb 2024
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.
Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Feb 2024
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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Reviewed 10 January 2024

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!

Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Island Manager, General Manager at Turtle Island, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 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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Reviewed 30 December 2023

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!!!!

Date of stay: December 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Island Manager, General Manager at Turtle Island, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 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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Reviewed 14 December 2023

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.

Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Island Manager, General Manager at Turtle Island, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 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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Reviewed 11 December 2023

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!

Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Island Manager, General Manager at Turtle Island, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 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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Reviewed 8 December 2023

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

Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Island Manager, General Manager at Turtle Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 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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