We went to Turtle Island for our Honeymoon in January and found paradise! Paradise was made up of not just the crystal clear blue water lapping on white sands but also of the delicious creations from chef Joseph, the bubbles of free flowing champagne, the warmth and beauty of the Fijian people who call Turtle home, the relaxing, earthy vibe of 'Turtle time' and the whole experience of being there.
We arrived on the same day as the new managers Ron and Margaret. They certainly hit the ground running and proved themselves not only to be excellent managers but also wonderful caring people too.
My husband and I adored our time on Turtle and shed tears when it was time to leave. Not being a fan of crowds, we loved the fact that there are only 14 couples allowed on the Island at any one time. Living in a big city it such a luxury to have a whole beach to yourself! In addition to this, the fact that this was put in place to preserve the environment, makes it even more special. All too often I have seen a beautiful place ruined by overcrowding, lack of sustainability and greed. God willing, Richard's forward thinking will not see this happen to Turtle.
We both felt that spending time on our honeymoon with other couples who had been married for years and even those who were honeymooners themselves was a brilliant way to start our life together as a married couple. It served to bring us even closer and so excited about our future together. We were even lucky enough to be part of a renewal of vows ceremony. The ceremony was truly beautiful and what an inspiration to us, just newlyweds.
I agreed that Turtle Island is not for everyone. If you are a lover of natural beauty, romance, good food and wine, the simple life and don't tend to sweat the small stuff, then Turtle is for you.
Turtle Island really got under our skin and will remain in our hearts and minds for years to come. And yes, we too have booked our return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Turtle Island - located in the Fiji islands. You have found one of the most unique all-inclusive private islands in all the world. Be one of only 14 couples sharing the most beautiful and lush 500 acre private island resort… where each couple can have their own private beach and is assigned a dedicated personal concierge, your bure mama. We provide our guests one of the most intimate, private and romantic experiences. Your private island includes private beach picnics, romantic private dine outs, spa treatments, horse back riding through the winding island trails or on your own private beach, scuba diving, champagne sunrise breakfasts, an amazing and friendly Fijian staff is ready to make all of your dreams come true. This exclusive private island paradise awaits you and your partner for a romantic week to remember. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Turtle Island Hotel Turtle Island