Turtle Island Fiji – The Best Honeymoon Destination
Turtle Island Fiji, the site of the Blue Lagoon movies, is a world-renowned luxury resort designed for the perfect romantic vacation. It is mainly for couples only although there are a few weeks each year that it is open to families. It accommodates up to 14 couples at a time. Turtle Island Fiji has over 100 people on staff that provides guests what makes Turtle Island Fiji one of the finest resorts in the world – exceptionally unique customer service where one or two dedicated staff attends to each couple’s needs from organizing activities to serving cocktails.
The Modern Bride magazine has selected Turtle Island Fiji as the world’s number one resort for a secluded honeymoon on its 10th Annual World’s Best survey. This recognition is one of the many that Turtle Island Fiji has received over the years from travel, wedding and lifestyle media including celebrities like Oprah.
Turtle Island Fiji offers romantic picnics, moonlit dinners by the sea, horseback riding and relaxing Polynesian Lomi-Lomi massages. Couples can enjoy evening dinner parties and Island feasts, mountain top dinners, private beach picnics, private snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, biking, hiking, kayaking, or just simply snuggling on a hammock.
Turtle Island Fiji opened in 1980 and during more than two decades of operations, it has shown great commitment to being a socially and environmentally responsible resort Turtle Island Fiji promotes sustainable tourism taking absolute care of its breathtaking highlands, groves and rainforests.
Turtle Island Fiji is also committed to the development of the seven villages surrounding it and the 3500 residents of the island. Turtle Island Fiji’s capacity building initiatives focused on improving healthcare, education and employment in the area. Turtle Island Fiji regularly conducts medical clinics; free dental care twice a year by a volunteer dentist to the community’s primary schools; and yearly health clinics for women among other health programs. Turtle Island Fiji puts great value in education and has recently constructed the only secondary school in the community providing quality education free to about 60 students. To create jobs, the visionary owner of Turtle Island Fiji, Richard Evanson built three budget resorts in the local area and gave them to each of the three villages with an interest-free payment structure. The resorts have created over 100 jobs for the local people there.
Turtle Island Fiji has received numerous accolades the world over for being the best honeymoon destination in the world as well as its efforts and commitment to the environment and to its community.
Image by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives
Catalog #: NI-062
Notes: This image appears in Arcadia Publishing’s "San Diego’s North Island 1911-1941" Written by Katrina Pescador and Mark Aldrich of the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive