Turtle Island is a 500-acre privately owned island in Fiji’s, Yasawa Islands. Since 1980, the Evanson family has operated a low density, a sustainable resort designed to offer an experience that brings out the best of the native lifestyle. Unlike other resorts, we want guests to know our Fijian staff personally, like family.
Dinner parties are held every night at several locations around the island, where guests can linger for hours among newfound friends. Experiencing this authentic Fijian culture is truly an experience of the heart. Community and cultural immersion is a key part of the Turtle Island experience, and the ambience and amenities are designed for couples. We offer private beachfront villas, romantic picnics for two, intimate moonlit dine outs, and several private beaches to explore. Chosen twice as the location to film Hollywood’s “The Blue Lagoon,” Turtle Island is paradise come to life.
Water’s Edge Villa
The Water’s Edge Villa is closest to the Blue Lagoon, and at high tide, the waters lap gently at the stone walkway and stairs leading into the villa. Centrally located, the villa is near the main dining area and our water sports area. This villa also offers a private outdoor shower.
The Grand Villas are located along the beachfront, overlooking the famous Blue Lagoon. Generous expanses separate these spacious, open plan villas, all landscaped for privacy. Each villa is slightly different in design and layout, reflecting its unique settings. Sit back and unwind.
Vonu Point Villa
Vonu Point is the premium villa on Turtle Island, situated on the Northern Point of the Blue Lagoon Beach. With its elevated position, it has magnificent views of the crescent-shaped Blue Lagoon Beach and across the lagoon to neighbouring islands. Inside, an inviting spa bath overlooks the archipelago. The villa opens onto a private garden, where you can enjoy 300-degree sweeping views from the day bed or the hammock.
Pacific-Fresh: A Taste of Paradise
The cuisine is very personal – inspired by a just-harvested island bounty and the tradition of local delicacies. Recognized for the “Best Food in Fiji” by Travel & Leisure readers, the flavours transcend the simple, pure and humble ingredients with fresh combinations like lemongrass, slipper lobsters, and tropical soursop.
Sea & Farm-To-Table Dining
Dine on one-of-a-kind creations, adapted for any special dietary requirements — yellowfin tuna, crab, and Pacific green lobster caught daily by local fishermen from nearby villages, tender Australian beef, and sweet native fruits and island-grown vegetables from our garden. Spirit away with your beloved in a remote setting for a romantic feast, or join with new friends for an engaging dinner party.
Every Wednesday evening we prepare 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.
Things to Do on Turtle Island
You’ll not be wanting for things to do in Turtle Island. Explore the downtown area in search of museums and boutiques…or that next delicious meal. What tickles your fancy? A delectable five-course supper at the restaurant you’ve been hearing about? Or perhaps you’d rather read the paper while sipping hot coffee at one of the cafes scattered throughout the town.
Take in a show at the theatre, or just walk along down the main thoroughfare, watching people wander past. Why spend hours ruminating over what to do in Turtle Island? Let the possibilities wash over you as you explore this new region. Move out on foot and get to know the area on a more personal level. Find that perfect souvenir at one of the smaller shops, or reinvent your entire artistic aesthetic at your new favourite gallery.