About the Hotel
- Who For:The Romantic, The Getaway Artist, The Philanthropist
Entirely solar-powered, Turtle Island was one of the first clean-energy resorts in the world. It also played a major part in turning the island into the lush paradise it is today – 40 years ago, this outpost of the Yasawas was mostly a goat-eaten wasteland – by planting more than a half million trees. There's only room for 14 couples in private bures (villas) that overlook the Blue Lagoon. The real treat is getting to know the resident Fijians, who act more like family than staff. Exchange stories with your Bure Mama – you'll think of her whenever you look at the photo album she makes you of candid shots from your holiday.
Walk among Honduran mahogany and indigenous trees in any direction you choose – the island is entirely yours. A hidden cove catches your eye, and you nestle in the sand amid fallen coconuts. Return for a cocktail of Bounty spiced rum, pineapple and passion fruit juice made by a favorite bartender. Ask about his son. Congregate with other guests for a candlelit dinner of Pacific Rim seafood and vegetables picked 10 minutes before they're served.