With 500 acres of resplendent South Pacific island, 14 breath-taking private white-sand beaches, and no more than 14 couples in residence at a time, Turtle Island in Fiji stands out as one of the most exclusive getaways in the world.
The site of both Blue Lagoon movies — the 1949 version with Jean Simmons and the 1980 remake with Brooke Shields — the resort caters to couples, with the exception of a few designated family weeks each year. While some couples tie the knot beside the famous Blue Lagoon, others rekindle their love with lobster-and-champagne picnics for two on secluded beaches, intimate moonlight dinners, horseback riding at dawn and sensual lomi lomi massages.
Couples live in spacious, individual cottages called bures that come equipped with everything from four-poster king-size beds to queen-size daybeds on the verandas for napping. Bose CD players, walk-in double showers and jetted spa tubs make stays even more comfortable. The cottage design and construction combines modern, eсо – friendly building techniques with traditional Fijian craftsmanship. Using timber grown right on Turtle Island and building materials from around the Fiji islands, the vaulted, thatched ceilings are awe-inspiring.
Many guests opt to lodge in Vonu Point, a premium two-room cottage elevated at the north end of the exotic Blue Lagoon beachfront. Here guests enjoy total privacy and unbelievable panoramic views of the lagoon and neighboring Yasawa Islands.
Visitors revel in unique dining experiences, including floating on a pontoon in the middle of the Blue Lagoon. Whether it’s under the stars by lantern light or at fun-filled dinner parties with the rest of the guests, Turtle Island creates meals that you will never forget. The menu includes freshly caught fish, crab or lobster; prime Australian beef; vegetables from the resort’s three-acre organic garden; and tropical island fruits. After dinner, talented staff members entertain with Fijian songs and dances, and then join in the late-night camaraderie around the kava bowl.
On the all-inclusive Turtle Island, guests never have to reach for their wallets, as they enjoy bountiful activities such as deep sea fishing, horseback riding, scuba diving, cycling, windsurfing, sailing, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking and sunset cruises.
Yet Turtle Island prides itself on far more than romance and luxury. It invites couples to establish a genuine connection with Fiji and its culture. To that end, each couple has a dedicated bure manager, or Bure Mama — a Fijian friend and cultural advisor who welcomes them, looks after every need, and generously shares insights into the islands’ rich history and lore.