We all want to do our part to help preserve this wondrous planet we live on. The beauty of nature needs to be preserved for generations to come. However, sometimes our desire to see these wonders of the natural environment can actually hurt the environment. Resort construction techniques can disrupt the natural balance of an area, generating power for remote resorts can cause noise and air pollution, and excessive shipping to keep remote resorts supplied with fuel and food for their guests can cause undue stress on local wild life and ecosystems. That is why it is important to research the places we go to visit while on vacation, and make sure that the locations, resorts, and attractions that we choose to support with our patronage have made a commitment to the environment, a commitment to the indigenous people, and a commitment to sustainable tourism.
It is our responsibility as stewards of the environment to only support resorts that share in our commitment to keep the planet safe for ourselves and those who will come after us. This assures us of visiting a truly natural environment while on our vacation, and also ensures the pristine beauty of nature that we witness will be around for ages to come.
At Turtle Island in Fiji’s Yasawa Island Chain, we share a commitment to sustainable tourism in Fiji. Our founder Richard Evanson bought Turtle Island (then named Nanuya Levu) in 1972 as his own private island retreat. It wasn’t until 1980 that Richard decided to share his paradise with others. As guests on Turtle Island, you are not just staying at some resort. You are staying on Richards private paradise. Richard love Turtle Island because it is pure, it is natural, and it is exotic. Richard tries hard to keep it this way not only for himself, but for his guests as well.
Turtle Island employs over 120 Fijian staff, most of whom are from seven local villages. We have a proactive program to enhance educational standards and facilities at three local primary schools, and we have established a secondary school to educate the 7 local villages high school students. Turtle Island is committed to helping the health and welfare of the local Fijian people that we share this slice of heaven with. By helping to provide an education, we are guiding the next generation of Fijians to make there village, island, nation, and planet a better place for future generations to enjoy.
Over 90% of Turtle Islands energy needs are provided by nearly 1,000 solar panels. Reducing the need for generators helps us to lesson the need for fuel shipments, and keeps the island air as clean and pure as nature intended.
Turtle Island has over 5 acres of the island dedicated to one of the most diverse gardens in Fiji. Our garden supplies our chefs with fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices, including sweet corn, asparagus, peppers, beans, pumpkins, melons, spinach, and lettuce galore. Combined with locally sourced seafood into Contemporary Pacific Cuisine, our culinary fare has been ranked as the best food in Fiji by Travel & Leisure readers.
Turtle Island believes that sustainable tourism in Fiji combined with a luxury pacific island escape can cure your mind and soul while enriching our planet for future generations. So if you want to take a vacation to the natural paradise of the south pacific, take a look at what Turtle Island has to offer. We provide an amazing, all-inclusive Fiji vacation for those who wish to protect the natural beauty of Fiji, and protect the culture of the Fijian people without giving up the luxury of the ultimate Fijian vacation.