Your own private butler (bure mama)

One of the true pleasures of holiday on Turtle Island is experiencing our Fijian way of life. Unlike many other resorts, we want you to know our Fijian staff personally, like family. Because experiencing the joy and culture of Fiji is a gift that will stay in your heart forever. In the evenings, you are welcome to join our staff around the kava bowl for story telling and songs. During the day, you’ll have fun with our Activity Staff, and you’ll come to know our Bar and Dining Staff, too. A most special relationship will be with your “Bure Mama.”

Your Bure Mama will look after you throughout your stay with us, and she is dedicated to you. The moment you arrive at the island you’ll be introduced to your personal Bure Mama. She ensures you have everything you need, and makes sure that your bure (Fijian villa) is as comfortable as possible and your holiday carefree. Your Bure Mama is responsible for laundry and housekeeping, as well as a multitude of other services. She will be your guide on island tours, set up your picnics on a private beach, and perhaps return at the end of the picnic to help you pack up. If you wish, your Bure Mama will participate in snorkeling activities, and provide assistance and knowledge on marine life.

Your Bure Mama will also have a digital camera to capture images of you (with your consent, of course), so that they can provide a “Memory Book” full of pictures and personal touches. This is a particularly special task for the Bure Mamas, as they grow quite close to their couples and will want you to have the most beautiful memories possible of your stay on Turtle Island. It is also a wonderful service for the guest—to return home with an actual photo album already completed!

New relationships created between our Fijian staff and Turtle Island guests has been enriching for everyone. In fact, many guests note the highlight of their stay was creating close relationships with their new Fijian friends.