Turtle Island is located in the central Yasawas, surrounded by seven villages on three separate islands, in the local government area known as the Nacula Tikina. There is no history of any Fijian villages on Turtle Island.
Rich in culture, Turtle Island and its surrounding islands have resisted any temptation for development. There are no high-rises or tennis courts. No airfields or shopping malls. No televisions or billboards. Just unspoiled natural beauty and the gentle rhythm of the tides.
After a few days, most guests realize that real pleasures here go beyond what the eye can see. As written so insightfully by Antoine Saint-Exupery, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Experiencing this authentic Fijian culture is truly an experience of the heart.
Situated on the shores of the Blue Lagoon, and overlooking its island neighbors, we’ve endeavored to be a steward of the environment and a protector of the Fijian way of life. As a member of our community, we’ve always been guided by a quadruple bottom line – decisions and developments must make financial sense, have environmental integrity, benefit the local people, and celebrate the heritage and culture of place.
In this spirit, we’ve funded education for the children of our neighbouring villages, we’ve hosted annual medical and dental clinics, and we’ve undertaken various projects like rebuilding communities following cyclones. In addition, we share excess produce from our five-acre vegetable and herb garden with local villages.
We are proud to partner with our Fijian neighbours. We respect, honor and emulate the Fijian way of life that infuses every day with love and joy and nurtures the human spirit.