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Enjoy a dedicated 'Bure Mama' for each bure!

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ecognized world wide as the site of both the “Blue Lagoon” films, Turtle Airwaysthis 5 Star resort is designed for couples who enjoy romantic picnics for two, intimate moonlit dinners at seaside, horseback riding at dawn, or relaxing and sensual massages. Although Turtle only accommodates 14 couples at any given time, there is a staff of over 150 people on the island to provide guests with an experience of a lifetime. Since it's opening in 1980, Turtle Island has been hailed as one of Fiji's (and the world's) finest resorts. 

our personal guide to the island will be your Bure Manager, assigned on your arrival for the duration of your stay.  Aside from housekeeping and Turtle burelaundry duties, your Bure Manager will interact with you in many other ways.  If you like, they may accompany you on a snorkeling tour, helping to identify Fiji’s diverse marine inhabitants, or join you on a tour of the island.  They can help you choose a private beach for your picnic, assist in the set up, and return at the end of the picnic to help pack up.  With your consent, your Bure Manager will document your stay at Bure managerTurtle Island with both movie and still cameras, providing you with a complimentary DVD and complete photo album on your departure.  Needless to say, the relationships forged between guests and their Bure Managers can be exceptionally rewarding.  The Bure Managers have received the nickname "Bure Mamas" because of their loving care to their guests... Also on your first day your Bula Buddy will make your acquaintance. In the process of getting to know each other, your Bula Buddy will make notes about your likes and desires for your stay. For instance, if you mention a love of snorkeling, you will mysteriously find snorkeling gear in your bure!  Your Bula Buddy is there to take care of all your adventurous desires.

beach picnichere are 14 incredible white sandy beaches on the island, and you can schedule private picnics on 8 of them. Choose your picnic setting from naturally occurring palm fringed beaches, some adjacent to the living and dining areas, or totally secluded, bounded by high cliffs or set within a cove. Couples can reserve a beach for the day and enjoy a romantic picnic where a luncheon of lobster and champagne  (or anything you prefer), will be dropped off. (A seven night package on Turtle includes at least 2-3 private beach picnics.)  These pleasures are enhanced by the warmth and gracious pampering of Turtle's Fijian staff

njoy the ultimate romantic picnic on the private dining raft in the lagoon at sunset.  The food is superb, and the memories inspired by ribbons of rose, gold, and amethyst reflected in the water-from the tropical sky will last a lifetime.  Evening Dinner Parties are served in a variety of locations with cocktails at 7:30 pm and dinner at 8:00 pm. The chef and serenaders will visit your bure starting at number one a little before 7 pm toRomantic dinner on the water inform you of the choices and delights that await you for the evening meal.  If you would prefer smaller portions, please advise our chef. Alternatively, if you are feeling particularly hungry, just let us know. Either way, we are happy to oblige. Our chefs cater to any special dietary requirements such as low fat, Pritikin, gluten-free, vegetarian-- all you have to do is let us know!

Bure Mama and guestsurtle’s version of "Room Service"--  No matter where you are on the island you can make requests for beverages, snacks or whatever just by calling the "Docklady", and your desires are fulfilled.  Docklady sits in the open-sided bure at the beach end of the dock or you may contact her using the two-way radio you will find in your bure upon your arrival.

Turtle Island's All-Inclusive tariff features:

rivate Grand Bures- 2-room beach front cottages located on the famous Blue Lagoon and Turtle Island massagebuilt in traditional Fijian style. These include a four-poster king-size bed, large indoor jetted spa, verandah with queen-size day bed, walk-in double shower, double vanity, hand woven 21-foot vaulted ceilings and mellow wood or terracotta floors  Handcrafted hardwood furniture, wet bar including ice maker and Bose CD player and laundry service round out the experience.

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ll meals, including a la carte breakfasts, sumptuous buffet lunches or private champagne & lobster picnics on a private beach, afternoon snacks, pre-dinner savory hors d’oeuvres and gourmet dinners.  All beverages, including fine wines, spirits, and French champagnes.


ctivities including deep sea fishing, scuba diving (daily 1-tank dive), excursions to a Fijian village on a neighboring island, horseback riding on the beach, mountain biking, sunset cruise, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, and use of all sporting equipment. (Lomi-Lomi massage is one of the very few activities not included in the tariff.)

Turtle Island has recently achieved the prestigious GREEN GLOBE 21 Benchmarked Certificate under the new GREEN GLOBE 21 Certification program, which recognises the operation’s commitment to operating at the world’s highest environmental standard!  Turtle Island has spent considerable time benchmarking its energy and water consumption, waste production and disposal as well as implementing an integrated environmental and social policy.  In particular it has achieved Best Practice in the Potable Water Consumption and Social Commitment performance areas.  These measures will deliver ongoing reduction of non-renewable resources, extensive cost savings and secure a sustainable commercial and ecological future for the business.

This is not your average 5 star resort like all of the others we visit...  We will remember this experience for the rest of out lives...  the idea of the personal "Mama" for each villa really original and amazing...  the best part was to have one beach just for the two of us for the whole day.  Enrico & Barbara

Each time as wonderful as the time before. Paradise - thanks to all on the island for a special time - Great guests and new friends. Diana and Dean - Australia, December

Once again you have made our stay absolutely heaven. Thank you so much to our Turtle family, we love all of you. Sand between our toes, champagne and great friends - it just doesn't get any better than this. See you next year. Elvin and Rhonda - Hilo, Hawaii, November

Once again, we will never find a place on earth as beautiful as Turtle or the staff as wonderful. That is why we return year after year - until we meet again - be well. Tom and Karen - Clancy UT USA  November

Our trip was all we imagined and more. We had only been there 24 hours and we were already planning our next trip to the island. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The staff were wonderful, the food and wine was all 5 star, the scuba diving was unbelievable, and the accommodations were perfect. We also met many new friends on the island and we're already making plans to meet up again soon. Gary and Katherine, August 

Our Wedding was fantastic and Turtle Island was magical...  We loved that they had their won garden...  The private beach picnics were a real treat.  It is such an amazing place...  Adam & Elizabeth

I find it hard to come up with enough words to describe our week’s stay on Turtle Island. From the moment, we stepped off the seaplane, we were in love with the Island.  My husband and I considered this the vacation of a lifetime.  Chris and Beth

Fiji is world-renowned for the fantastic beauty of its underwater environment. Tropical fish flashTurtle Island diving through a blue heaven of ocean and castles of roseate coral, which has thedive boats finest soft corals in the world. With sightings as diverse as nudibranchs to lionfish, and octopus to stingrays, your time spent underwater will leave lasting memories.  Virgin reefs and superb visibility, along with hundreds of species of fish are to be found only a 10-minute boat ride from Turtle.  (Diving activities are provided through Westside Watersports.)

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