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Arlene C

My Turtle Family

Review of Turtle Island
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 Apr 2024
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!
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 6 Apr 2024
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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Reviewed 27 March 2024

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!!

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank Kaysie F
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Island Manager, General Manager at Turtle Island, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2024

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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Reviewed 20 March 2024 via mobile

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!

Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Island Manager, General Manager at Turtle Island, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2024

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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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Anton V
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Island Manager, General Manager at Turtle Island, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

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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Reviewed 17 March 2024

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.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Island Manager, General Manager at Turtle Island, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

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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Reviewed 16 March 2024

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!

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Sonja v
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Island Manager, General Manager at Turtle Island, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

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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