In 1972, a man stepped onto the shores of Turtle Island. He was seeking home – a place to become whole again. Having created and sold a global media company, he was the epitome of every entrepreneur’s dream. And yet success had exacted its toll. He had run too hard, too fast, too long.
It’s hard to say whether he discovered this paradise or it found him, because each needed the other. He reforested the land, protected its wildlife, and created family by befriending the nearby villagers. As he nurtured the island, the island healed his spirit. And so evolved the lifelong love affair between this man, his island and ecotourism – Richard Evanson and Turtle Island.
Turtle Island is a place where the soul is touched, by both the people and the wild and primal freedom of nature. If you desire acceptance, the generosity and humble nature of the Fijian people embraces you. If you desire ease, their exuberant and playful nature offers laughter and fond memories. If you desire love and connection, the light of the Fijian heart can reach you simply in a genuine and welcoming smile.
We hope you will join us to experience the joy, serenity and magic of our island paradise. Because truly, Turtle Island once discovered is never forgotten.