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Once discovered, never forgotten…Turtle Island is paradise come to life.
Experience pure indulgence, Fijian cultural immersion, relaxation and romance at one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, Turtle Island, Fiji, home to the famous Blue Lagoon. This all-inclusive 5-day is perfect for couples, families or group intimate retreat!
Located in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands, Turtle Island is a place where the soul is touched, by both the people and the wild and primal freedom of nature. Stretching over 500-acres, this truly all-inclusive island is home to only 28 people at a time. The breathtaking panoramas of the renowned Blue Lagoon – where the eponymous movie starring Brooke Shields was filmed – can be seen from your spacious Fijian villa. Gentle winds carry the scent of tropical flowers through the resort, while ...
Located in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands, Turtle Island is a place where the soul is touched, by both the people and the wild and primal freedom of nature. Stretching over 500-acres, this truly all-inclusive island is home to only 28 people at a time. The breathtaking panoramas of the renowned Blue Lagoon – where the eponymous movie starring Brooke Shields was filmed – can be seen from your spacious Fijian villa. Gentle winds carry the scent of tropical flowers through the resort, while the warm, azure waters at the 12 private beaches beckon you to leave the stresses of the modern world behind.
With seaplane transfers from Nadi Airport included, escape to Turtle Island, where an intimate world awaits. Spend your days doing as much or as little as you like. Swim, snorkel and dive in the world’s “soft coral capital”, hike, bike and horse ride the canopied jungle trails, golden grasslands, and gardens, and immerse yourself in local village life. When you’re not making the most of the sun, sand and sea, indulge in fresh, local seafood and fruits and vegetables grown on the island. You can choose to dine at the communal table or feast in a range of fabulous locations including a mountain top, a secluded beach or cove, or even a floating pontoon on the Blue Lagoon itself.
You’ll stay 4-nights’ at Turtle Island Resort on a twin share basis. Designed in harmony with nature, your beachfront home offers peaceful privacy and ocean views. So you come to know the Fijian way of life, your personal Bure Mama will look after you, ensuring you have everything you desire. She unpacks your bags, tidies your villa, handles your laundry, arranges picnics and dine-outs and more. All meals are included – a la carte breakfast, lunch or gourmet beach picnics, pre dinner canapes, and moonlit dine outs. A range of activities are also included as well as laundry service.
Experience the joy, serenity and magic of Turtle Island, with this 5-day private island escape. Once discovered, Turtle Island is never forgotten.
NOTE: Extended stay is available.
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This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
Upon arrival at Nadi Airport (NAN), you will be greeted by a Turtle Island Resort representative, who will assist you in transferring to the seaplane (or boat) for onward travel to Turtle Island. Departures from Nadi are usually around 11:00am. (See notes for more information).
Arrive at Turtle Island and spend the rest of the day relaxing in paradise. Designed in harmony with nature, your beachfront home offers peaceful privacy and ocean views. Some villas have spa baths. Others have private outdoor showers. All are light-filled and breezy, with gentle winds wafting the intoxicating scent of tropical blossoms.
When you’re ready, head out to acquaint yourself with Turtle Island’s 12 private beaches. White sands nestled in a volcanic cove. A vibrant reef at your feet. Whether you’re planning a picture-perfect proposal at sunset, a memorable anniversary or honeymoon, or an in-the-moment picnic among the palms, Turtle Island is so unique, it seems to have been created for pure romance.
As the sun sets, enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapes with fellow guests. Then, take a seat at the communal dining table for the evening meal. You’ll dine on one-of-a-kind creations, adapted for any special dietary requirements — Pacific Green Lobster and Yellow Fin Tuna caught daily by local fishermen from nearby villages, tender Australian beef, and sweet native fruits and island-grown vegetables from the onsite garden. Those wanting a beverage are spoilt for choice with a range of handpicked wines from boutique wineries in premier wine regions to choose from. These wineries are just far enough off the beaten path in France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, America that you’ll likely be trying them for the first time.
Venture into the crystal-clear waters for a morning of snorkelling or scuba diving (bring your dive card).
Known as the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”, Fiji is home to hundreds of different corals and sponges as well as more than 1,000 species of fish. Snorkeling can be enjoyed almost anywhere on the island – from right off your doorstep to the main beach. Diving, meanwhile, is best enjoyed on the virgin reefs, where you can swim among turtles and experience a dizzying display of South Pacific sea life.
Around midday, return to dry land for a private picnic on the beach. Indulge in succulent fruits and tantalising pastries, paired with champagne and the finest wines from around the word.
When you’re ready, return to the water for an afternoon of water sports. Explore the waters by kayak or stand-up paddleboard (SUP), take hold of the breeze by windsurfing or sailing, or try your luck at fishing for species ranging from Wahoo to Marlin.
As the sunsets, embark on a guided cruise of the Blue Lagoon, the set of the eponymous movie starring Brooke Shields. Dinner is served on a floating pontoon. Bedecked and softly lit by lanterns, it’s hard to imagine a more fanciful setting.
Spend the day exploring the island’s many walking and biking trails.
Whether you’re looking for a full-on hike or a leisurely stroll, Turtle Island has something for everyone. You can run the canopied jungle trails, explore golden grasslands or meander through the lush, 5-acre garden. The scenery is spectacular – native forests of raintree, tavola, Noko Noko and mahogany, verdant hills, magnificent mangroves, rugged, black volcanic cliffs, and, of course, crystal-clear waters and white sands. Head to one of the private beaches or push yourself a little further to the top of Mount Ford for breathtaking views. The friendly staff are always delighted to guide you, or you can venture out on your own. (A picnic lunch in the forest or a secluded cove can be arranged).
Tonight, weather permitting, dinner is hosted atop Mount Ford. The evening begins with cocktails at Vonu Bar — a bit of sustenance for those intrepid guests willing to make the trek up the mountain trail. From the trail peals laughter and song, as the culinary caravan gets underway. At the top of the mountain, more merriment ensues with dancing before dinner. As you’re gathered around the dining table together, breathe in a moment of silence under the stars, reveling in this shared gift of nature.
Meet and mingle with locals on a guided tour to a nearby village. Your staff are excited to share their village homes and customs with you. Discover Fijian plant medicine, in which common plants and trees are used to make tinctures to calm the stomach, or poultices to relieve a burn. Or learn how coconuts have sustained South Pacific peoples for millennia — providing food, oil and fronds that are woven into baskets.
After lunch, journey by solar-powered electric cart and experience the wild beauty of the island. Tour the lush 5-acre garden tended by three full-time staff, visit the joinery artisans who craft the resort’s furnishings, and learn about the “farm of light” where extensive solar installation made Turtle Island one of the first ever clean energy ecotourism resorts in the world.
Once out onto the trails, spy tropical birds flitting in the canopy of trees, and mud crabs scurrying into their burrows. Over the years, the staff and friends have planted more than half a million trees on the island, which was previously denuded. The trees encourage biodiversity, re-establish Indigenous forests, prevent soil erosion, create windbreaks, and add to the natural beauty of this island paradise.
In the evening, enjoy one last special dinner. Every Wednesday*, the resort prepares dinner in an underground oven called a lovo. This is Fiji’s traditional method of cooking — a shallow hole in the sand is filled with stones heated by fire. Atop the stones, wrapped delicacies are layered and cooked until tantalizing scents of the roast emerge.
After dinner, observe traditional “meke”*, a combination of dance and storytelling through song used to hand down Fijian oral history. Typically shared at festive events, you’ll lose yourself in the rhythmic clapping, chanting and beating.
*Subject to availability
Cap off your unforgettable holiday with a leisurely horse ride over to Long Beach at dawn. Canter along the water’s edge and pause for a champagne toast and breakfast as the sun rises. This morning is sure to stay with you!
When you’re ready, say farewell to your hosts and transfer back Nadi via seaplane to commence your onward journey.
NOTE: This itinerary is provided as an example only – prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation.
Daily departure on request. Surcharge applies to festival/holiday/school holiday season. Please contact us for group bookings.
- The start and finish point is Nadi, Fiji
Fiji has a warm tropical climate perfect for beachside holidays. Maximum temperatures rarely move out of the 31°C (88°F) to 26°C (79°F) range all year round. Southeast trade winds from May to October bring dry weather and the rainy season runs from November to April.
Turtle Island charters a transfer for its guests. Transfer is usually by seaplane but on occasion may be by boat transfer. Upon arrival at the Nadi International Airport, the Turtle Island Nadi staff will greet guests. Our staff will notify the guests of the scheduled departure time and location. Turtle will not accept any responsibility for failure to meet the scheduled departure time. Transfer times are restricted. Departure times from Nadi are usually around 11.00am. Departure times from Turtle Island to Nadi are usually around 12:30pm. Due to restricted transfer times, same day connections between Nadi and Turtle Island may not always be possible. Overnight or dayroom use before or after Turtle Island is not included and is at the guest’s own cost. Please check with our Turtle Island consultants for advice.
Turtle Island will not accept responsibility for any delay, additional expense or inconvenience that may be caused directly or indirectly by events outside its control. Such events include the late arrival of international flights, civil disturbance, fire, floods, severe weather, epidemics, pandemics, Acts of God or of governments and failure of equipment or industrial action.
Turtle Island will make every effort to accommodate the needs of aged or disabled persons. At the time of booking, guests must provide full details of any disabilities, allergies, special meal requests, infirmities or any health condition, which may require special attention.
Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.Payment DetailAll pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.Single SupplementAll accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.General Cancellation Policies- Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee- Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurancePlease Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.LiabilityThe participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.Child PolicyPlease consult travel consultant on age limit.Changes to ItinerariesLocal conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.Changes in PricesWhile we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age LimitsYou need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.Cancellation by The Tour OperatorThe walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.Force Majeure'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.EvacuationsIn rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.Travel InsuranceIn view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.