Village Life

Turtle Island is located in the central Yasawas, surrounded by seven villages on three separate islands. Our staff is excited to share their village homes and customs with you.  Discover Fijian plant medicine, in which common plants and trees are used to make tinctures to calm the stomach, or poltices to relieve a burn.  Or let us show you how coconuts have sustained South Pacific peoples for millennia — providing food, oil and fronds that are woven into baskets.

As we are all interconnected, we support our neighbors as family.  We invest in the education of our youth, we honor the Fijian heritage of music and story telling, and we host annually medical and dental clinics. And when needed, we launch special projects, like post-cyclone rebuilding and village solar installations.