We begin your stay with an orientation tour—a journey by electric cart around our beautiful, exotic island home. Behind the main resort area is an orchid house, and an impressive lush five-acre garden where 90% of the resort’s herbs, fruits, and vegetables are produced.
In the garden there are long, neat rows of carrots, spinach, corn, tomatoes, four types of lettuce, five types of bean, plus coriander, chives, mint, lemongrass, bananas, melons, papayas, limes, mangoes, and pineapples.
Turtle Island is a tropical paradise in every sense. Once denuded of its lush rainforest and vegetation, Richard Evanson and the rest of the Turtle Family have planted thousands of trees. The trail around the Island is marked by vibrant red hibiscus so guests can explore at their leisure without getting lost.
If you’re interested, ask for a tour of plants used in traditional Fijian medicine. (We think it’s rather fascinating!)