Turtle Island is an all-inclusive, private island, located in Fijji Islands, with home to only 14 couples at a time. The breathtaking panoramas of the renowned Blue Lagoon and neighboring Yasawa Islands can be seen from your spacious Fijian villa. Gentle winds carry the scent of tropical flowers and the warm, azure waters at our 14 private beaches beckon you to relax. The cuisine, prepared with fresh seafood from local waters and fruits and vegetables grown on the island, is a culinary delight. Turtle Island offers a cultural experience where you embrace as family our gentle, engaging, noble hosts.
- The overall design and construction of our bures combine modern, eco-friendly building techniques with traditional Fijian craftsmanship. Much of the timber was grown on Turtle Island, and many of the building materials are sourced from the Fiji Islands. Guests constantly reflect that Turtle's vaulted, thatched ceilings are the most beautiful they have ever seen.
- Turtle Island has one of the South Pacific’s most diverse gardens. With over 5 acres and expanding... the gardens, tended by three full-time staff, provide the islands chefs with fresh fruits and vegetables, and herbs and spices daily.
Turtle Island has earned a reputation for dining on a world class scale, including recognition for the best food in Fiji by Travel & Leisure readers. In 2006, consistent with this accolade, Turtle was again voted by Travel & Leisure magazine as being the only property in Fiji to make the ‘World’s Best Service’ list.
Renowned French-born chef Jacques Reymond — regarded as the leading fine dining chef in Australia — is Turtle Island's food consultant. Turtle Island's chefs, skilled in island living and cooking, create one-of-a-kind dishes out of the bounty of fresh seafood and organic fruits and vegetables that are grown in the island's own four-acre organic vegetable garden.
Turtle Island cuisine incorporates influences from Contemporary Pacific cuisine, which are readapted to take advantage of the island's fresh ingredients. "The style of cooking on Turtle is very personal and is one that reflects the country – I regard it as Pacific-Fresh," Reymond says. "Our produce is extremely fresh and light, and our recipes are interpreted from the local culture. While the ingredients are simple and pure, a complexity of flavours shows up on the taste buds."
Turtle Island's Pacific Rim inspired meals are prepared by six Fijian chefs in the island's state-of-the-art kitchen keeping focus on freshness and quality. For guests with special dietary requirements, our chefs will adapt to accommodate their needs.
In addition to just-picked produce that is young and tender, Reymond's menus also include diverse fish and seafood, such as Pacific green lobster, snapper, yellow fin tuna, wahoo and prawns — just caught by local fishermen in the surrounding waters and purchased that day by the chef from the nearby village's fishing boats.
Each day, the pastry chef bakes several types of bread, including croissants and brioche.
Turtle's Vegetable Garden
Started in 1993, Turtle's organic vegetable garden is another feature that further distinguishes Turtle Island.
Now four acres, the garden produces a bounty of home-grown produce — including numerous types of vegetables, many herbs, and an enticing selection of tropical fruits such as passion fruit, papayas, mangos, star fruit, guavas, soursops, and malay and custard apples.
The outcome for guests is the freshest ingredients or, as Reymond says, "food that's picked just ten minutes before it's served."
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How To Get There
From North America
Air Pacific and Air New Zealand provide non-stop service from Los Angeles to Fiji with seven flights weekly. Flight time is approximately ten hours.
From Australia and New Zealand
Air Pacific, Qantas and Pacific Blue fly direct from Australia. Flight time is approximately four hours. Air New Zealand and Air Pacific fly from New Zealand. Flight time is approximately three and a half hours.
From UK and Europe
Air New Zealand flies from London to Los Angeles, with connecting flights to Nadi. Air Pacific/Qantas have special fares in conjunction with British Airways or Virgin to Los Angeles, with connecting flights to Nadi.
Nadi is included on both One World and Star Alliance round-the-world fares, providing many options from continental Europe. Flying time from London to Los Angeles is approximately eleven hours, and from Los Angeles to Nadi approximately ten hours.
Air Pacific flies from Tokyo to Nadi. Flying time is approximately nine hours. Korean Airlines flies from Seoul. Flying time is approximately ten hours.
From South America
We suggest you work with your local travel agent or visit online at www.aerolineas.com for flights. Flying time from Buenos Aires to Auckland is approximately thirteen hours and from Auckland to Nadi approximately three and a half hours.
To ensure smooth connections, let us help you arrange your international flights. Some international flights arrive in Nadi early morning, or late in the evening, so you may wish to purchase our "arrival" package, which provides a room at an airport hotel while you await your island transfer by seaplane. We arrange transportation to and from the hotel with your connecting international flight or island transfer. Some return flights depart late in the evening or very early in the morning, so accommodation may be desirable for this period as well.
Arrival in Fiji
Upon arrival at Nadi International Airport, you proceed through immigration and then to the lower level of the airport to claim your luggage. After clearing customs, your enter the public lobby. Go directly to our office, which is located about ten doors down on the left. Someone will be in attendance to assist you. Please come to our office even if you are visiting another destination in Fiji prior to Turtle Island. We like to know that you have arrived safely and where to reach you if necessary. Besides, we want to be among the first to extend a warm welcome to Fiji! The last leg of your trip is a brief flight by seaplane in which you glide to the beach and a warm welcome on Turtle Island.
Island Transfer - NADI to TURTLE
Turtle Island charters transfers for its guests. The island transfer is usually by seaplane, but on occasions may be by boat. Upon arrival at the Nadi International Airport, guests check in with the Turtle Island Nadi office. Our staff will notify you of your scheduled departure time and location. Guests accept full responsibility for meeting the scheduled departure time. Due to restricted transfer times, same day connections between Nadi and Turtle may not always be possible, in which case guests must be prepared to incur the expense of overnight or dayroom use in Nadi before or after your stay on Turtle Island.
Activities / What to do there?
Turtle Island is blessed with 14 white, powdery, pristine beaches. Some are adjacent to living and dining areas, and some are completely isolated, bounded by high cliffs or set within a cove. Your time here is your own. Stroll along your own private beach, wade in the turquoise waters, cruise on a sailboat, or experience the abundant sea life by snorkeling or scuba diving with one of our Fijian guides. It’s all included in the price of your vacation.
Couples can reserve their own private beach for the day and enjoy their own exotic, romantic picnic luncheon with delicacies such as lobster and champagne—it’s your meal to create. Lose your inhibitions. Read a book. Sip cocktails. Work on an all-over tan. It’s your beach. It’s your time.