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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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4.9
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.8
Value
4.3
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 tub
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Kids club
Airport transportation
Spa
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
Snorkeling
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
24-hour security
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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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English
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Jillda K wrote a review Jul 1
Toowoomba, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for 6 nights in June 2022 with our three teenage children aged 13, 14 and 15. Our first issue - our family is very close and our kids do not particularly favour kids club. This proved to be quite difficult as all activities are segregated between kids club and adult activities only. We felt excluded therefore from most activities which was a great shame. The resort did end up providing two family activities which we appreciated. Most of the activities were excluded from us because we wanted to hang out with our children. I felt like we chose the wrong holiday for our family and that was a shame. The second issue is that three of our family members are coeliac and require gluten-free meals. While everyone did try to accommodate this, there were obviously at least two known episodes of breaches in quality control which resulted in two family members having two days of severe abdominal pain and diarrhoea. This was not deliberate but just a problem with kitchen and serving staff education that turned into a nightmare for us. There were many other little things that were irritating and ‘ not as expected’ such as a faulty bath that didn’t work , no wifi in the burres , limited wifi in the gift shop only , no horse riding allowed on the beach , poorly maintained snorkelling equipment and SUPs and kayaks etc but the Fijian staff just smile at you and say BULA and most things are soon forgotten. The staff are very friendly and obliging and the natural environment is also beautiful . Our burre was large but very dim inside. It lacked luxury befitting a holiday experience of this level . My children were accommodated in small simple beds with foam mattresses and an old blue blanket ( think school camp ). The beds were actually too short for two of them. Oh well …. BULA. It is hard to be upset when the local people are genuinely kind and live very simply by comparison. We were however overall disappointed with our Turtle Island holiday and would not recommend this trip for families with teenagers (who are not keen on kids club and love a bit of wifi) I am sorry to say that we will not be returning. I think we would have felt differently if our kids had enjoyed their time. They felt like they didn’t belong to the ‘ group ‘ and consequently so did we. Turtle island is an experience . I am truly sad to say that it is just not close to the 5 star holiday which is what we were anticipating. Sorry Turtle Islsnd .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lisa P wrote a review Jun 2022
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We stayed on Turtle Island for the first time this June (2022) during Family Week. It could not have been a more pleasurable experience for our entire family. Our children, 16, 14 and 11 and myself and my husband all stayed together in a bure. The accommodations for us included a king size bed, the kids got twin size beds. The ocean was at our footsteps and we fell asleep every night and woke up every morning listening to the waves. We were greeted by the friendliest and most loving Bure Mama - Mama Tokasa who was such a caring soul and made our trip exceptional. The two younger kids had Bula Buddies - Semi and Emosi - who not only played and fished and did excursions with them but truly became the boys’ friends for life. We all cried leaving the island and will absolutely be back to visit our new Fijian family there!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Henry Hudson wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions5 helpful votes
Seventh time back.. and better than ever! Outstanding food from local ingredients,lots of things to do.. or do nothing and of course the caring, friendly and loving staff make Turtle Island the best place to spend an honeymoon, anniversary or just quality time with your loved one
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Paul B wrote a review May 2022
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First visit to Turtle Island and already are working on setting up another visit next year. You can read through all the reviews and see how much folks love this place and come back year after year. During our visit, the majority of guests were return visitors. And we are rating this at a five, and we are picky! But ... let me offer some observations that others may not to help you decide if this is a place for you to visit too. Overall, we found the food to be pretty good with some standouts. Lobster the last day was excellent, locally grown produce is nice with a farm to table vibe, fish is excellent (if overcooked to meet American tastes I suspect), and a decent but not extensive choice of New World wines. There is a communal table you will be encouraged to dine at a set time for lunch and dinner and socialize with the other guests. We did dine in private several nights and had picnic lunches frequently. Breakfast has a window of time so you can sleep in and then show up, every day with fresh fruits and pastries plus three or so selections to include fresh egg dishes. A times we felt there might have been more of a selection offered for dinner options but what was served was tasty and I understand that for guests with dietary restrictions they will try and meet their needs. Beaches were fabulous although weather can be capricious so your mileage may vary. You can try watching Blue Lagoon to see some of the scenery although ... well, it's pretty awful as a movie. Notice the nameplate of the ship at the start and that sign is now in their bar. I think they have a showing of that movie on some evenings and perhaps a few glasses of wine in advance might help .... Trivia, a 14 year old Brook Shields won a Razzie for her "performance" and she had a 30 something year old body double. The age range of guests is on the older side which is nice because it means the resort is a lot quieter and laid back. On the evenings there is dancing and the few younger couples visiting might find the sight of us older folks dancing to 1980s classics a bit strange but perhaps you might take some inspiration in what is to come in 30 years. While folks are mostly laid back and live in shorts and t shirts, I'd encourage men to bring a nice aloha shirt or two and women a resort casual dress for evening drinks and dinner. Not fancy dress up but not your daytime shabby beach wear either. Some have commented that the bure mama can be a bit intrusive. We did not have that experience, she was fine, although in our case we shared our mama with another couple. Be aware at the time you leave they will suggest a gratuity of $250 US per day which we actually were fine with, even though we didn't know to expect it, because the staff works long and hard and always tries to be friendly. Others may disagree but for me there was a bit of a summer camp for seniors vibe at times. This is not a bad thing but be aware you will be told you are part of the family, there will be lots of hugging of staff, and strong encouragement to socialize with the other guests. It took us a few days to get used to this vibe and I was constantly wondering if the smiles and friendliness I encountered was contrived but really despite my natural skepticism I was won over at the end and tears were shed by my wife as our seaplane back pulled away from the dock and our leis tossed out the door. One issue we experienced was in trying to get there from Hawaii our Fiji Airways flight was changed and this deprived us of a day. Compliments to Turtle Island for a willingness to let us use the prepaid day for our next trip there as we were right up against the deadline for refunds based on their policies. I think on our next visit we may transit through New Zealand and spend a couple days there to have better flexibility in our flight options. I'd advise US travelers to review Fiji Airways reliability for their routings. Another kudo was the transit apartment. This was quite nice. Oh, and I should mention we were extremely pleased at how Turtle Island worked our arrival and departure days. Top notch. Oh, and not to forget ... bring lots of sunscreen. Parting thoughts ... this resort is not "posh" in the sense of brand new, shiny construction and has no infinity pool, televisions, internet in the room or multiple restaurants, etc etc. Some might find it even a little rough around the edges at times but we saw that as a cool, remote Pacific island chic. We loved the private beaches and we also found that just hanging out in front of our bure and swimming out to the really lovely house reef and enjoying that gorgeous water in the protected ocean was a lovely way to spend the day too. And we really really enjoyed our visits from the two local dogs that would sometimes just come hang out and help us with our missing our own furry children back home. Just laid back, no snootiness, and beautiful. Bottom line, loved it.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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thisisfi71 wrote a review May 2022
From the minute you step off the plane in Nadi you will be looked after by the amazing staff at Turtle island. We caught the seaplane to the island after having a nap and a bite to eat at the Nadi apartment whilst waiting for more guests to arrive. The accomodation is spacious and clean and your Bure Mama looks after your every need, cleans you room twice daily, and organises all your activities. The food is delicious and you can have it as a communal dining experience or anywhere on the island that you wish. Every staff member knows your name and nothing is too much trouble. Every day you can choose one of the many secluded beaches to have lunch at and you will be delivered there with your amazing picnic lunch and any drinks you choose (including French champagne) The beach is then closed to everyone else and you have complete seclusion until you're ready to return to the resort. I can't recommend the place highly enough!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jonathan PERRINS wrote a review May 2022
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Our third trip to turtle and it just gets better. It’s about the local people who make you feel special and the other guests who are all very relaxed . It’s a proper relaxation holiday. Thanks again special people of Turtle .
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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aholysoldier wrote a review May 2022
Post Falls, Idaho
We were so overwhelmed with joy and happiness with the hospitality of the staff at Turtle Island. From the time they carry you off the seaplane to the time They say goodbye with their beautiful singing you feel like family. This was the best vacation we have ever been on. It is so peaceful, relaxing and beautiful. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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andersonhvac wrote a review Apr 2022
Carson City, Nevada1 helpful vote
This place was fantastic. The people and staff make this resort top-notch. We had a fabulous time and the accommodations were beautiful. The food was delicious and we enjoyed all the private beaches and unlimited water activities. We can’t wait to go back. BULA VANAKA
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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littlelamb_7 wrote a review Apr 2022
Rotorua92 contributions24 helpful votes
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Absolutely idyllic, the attention to detail was amazing, celebration of special events awesome. We were made to feel very special and honoured to be involved in local events, rituals and family days. So brilliant we booked to stay again as it’s a 10/10 moment in your life staying at Turtle island
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ejberberich wrote a review Apr 2022
Turtle Island is absolutely a 5 star experience for those looking for a unique and memorable experience. From the amazing Island staff, to the guests it was beyond our expectations for a vacation. So much so we have booked another week next year! An absolute must!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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FijiYasawa IslandsNanuya Levu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turtle Island
Which popular attractions are close to Turtle Island?
Nearby attractions include Blue Lagoon Beach (1.2 miles).
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.
Is Turtle Island located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Nanuya Levu.
Does Turtle Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.