Turtle Island is a 500-acre privately owned island in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands. Since 1980, the Evanson family has operated a low density, sustainable resort designed to offer an experience that brings out the best of the native lifestyle. Unlike other resorts, we want guests to know our Fijian staff personally, like family. Group dinner parties are held every night at several locations around the island, where guests can linger for hours among newfound friends. Experiencing this authentic Fijian culture is truly an experience of the heart.
Community and cultural immersion is a key part of the Turtle Island experience, and the ambiance and amenities are designed for couples. We offer private beachfront villas, romantic picnics for two, intimate moonlit dine outs, and a number of private beaches to explore. Chosen twice as the location to film Hollywood’s “The Blue Lagoon,” Turtle Island is paradise come to life.
Our Water’s Edge Villa is closest to the Blue Lagoon, and at high tide, the waters lap gently at the stone walkway and stairs leading into the villa. Centrally located, the villa is near the main dining area and our water sports area. This villa also offers a private outdoor shower.
The Grand Villas are located along the beachfront, overlooking the famous Blue Lagoon. Generous expanses separate these spacious, open plan villas, all landscaped for privacy. Each villa is slightly different in design and layout, reflecting their unique settings. Some villas have spa baths. Others have private outdoor showers.
Vonu Point is the premium villa on Turtle Island, situated on the Northern Point of the Blue Lagoon Beach. With its elevated position, it has magnificent views of the crescent shaped Blue Lagoon Beach and across the lagoon to neighboring islands. Inside, an inviting spa bath overlooks the archipelago. The villa opens onto a private garden, where you can enjoy 300-degree sweeping views from the day bed or the hammock.
The Best Parts of Turtle Island Fiji
- Bike Riding
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Scuba Diving
- Sea Kayaking
- Wind Surfing
Intimate and romantic dining in remote, private locations; breakfasts on your own private beach or in your intimate bure; open-air picnics; moonlight dinners by the seaside; meals under the stars by lantern light on a floating pontoon in the middle of the Blue Lagoon; fun-filled community dinners with the rest of the guests—Turtle Island creates dining experiences that you will never forget. Group dinner parties are held every night at several locations around the island, where you can linger for hours among newfound friends, and have stimulating conversations with guests and the Turtle family alike. After dinner, take in the talented, entertaining Fijians as they inspire you with local, favorite songs and dances. You’ll feast on delicacies like yellow fin tuna, succulent lobster, crab, tender Australian beef, sweet native fruits, and island-grown vegetables picked just that afternoon. Fine French, Italian, Australian, New Zealand, and U.S. wines and champagnes are poured generously, and round out any of the fine foods.
- Mountain top dinners
- Sunset Cruises
- Meke-meke Performances
- Kava Ceremonies
- Concerts by the Turtle Island Choir
- One of only 14 private villas, or “bures”—traditional, authentic, two-room cottages built by Fijian craftsmen. Spacious, romantic, and wonderfully relaxing, light spills in from windows that overlook the tranquil waters of the Blue Lagoon while gentle winds carry the intoxicating scent of tropical blossoms through the breezy interiors.
- Each luxurious bure provides separate sleeping, dressing, and bathing areas, as well as a bar stocked with drinks and fresh tropical fruit, ipod docking station, and Pure Fiji body products.
- Every Grand bure has a king-size bed, extensive dressing area, writing desk, walk-in double shower, hot tub, outdoor open air rinsing shower, and a veranda with queen-size day bed for napping in the sun-flecked shade of the palms overhead.
Distance from the Airport: 40 minute flight by seaplane.