The once uninhabited island of Nanuya Levu now boasts the very exclusive Turtle Island Resort, a fabulous honeymoon retreat that nestles in a shady palm grove fronting an idyllic crescent of white sand, which shelves gently into the ‘Blue Lagoon’ – the location of both Blue Lagoon movies.
Unwind in a hammock strung between two coconut palms on a sugar-white sand beach, then follow picturesque trails through light jungle on foot or horseback.
Around the island lie several secluded coves, framed by jungle covered cliffs and headlands of black volcanic rock, offering honeymoon couples the ideal location to savour a champagne picnic on a pristine, palm-fringed white-sand beach with excellent swimming and snorkelling just metres away.
Snorkel off the main beach or at one of the reefs that encircle the island. Scuba dive above reefs teeming with colourful marine life, experience game fishing or explore the bay in a kayak.
Go for a stroll through the tropical forests, hike canopied jungle trails, explore acres of golden grassland on horseback or practice the fine art of doing nothing at all.
Honeymoon couples are pampered with creature comforts at the exclusive Turtle Island Resort where the 5-star prices are all-inclusive except for massage.
Each of the 14 traditional-designed bungalows has its own sea kayak and a hammock strung between shade trees by the beach.
Only couples and singles are accepted here (except during certain family weeks in July and at Christmas). Facilities include restaurant, bar, Hawaiian-style therapeutic massage and room service.
The resort is located at the southwest end of Nanuya Levu island (renamed Turtle Island by the island's owner).
Turtle Island (Nanuya Levu Island) is located in the Yasawa chain of islands, around 80km situated north-west of Nadi and the main island of Vitu Levu.
Turtle Island Resort is serviced by sea plane from Nadi Airport by prior arrangement. Flight time to Turtle Island is approximately 30 minutes. Transport by speedboat is also available.
About the Yasawa Islands
The best time to visit the Yasawa Islands is during the dry winter season from June to September, when the weather is mainly dry and sunny – temperatures average a high of 28°C (82°F) but can range from a low of 18°C (64°F) to a peak of 32°C (90°F).
The seasonal transitional months of May and October can also be a good time to visit.
The wet season is characterised by brief but heavy showers from November to April with temperatures ranging from 22°C (64°F) to 31°C (87°F).
For more climate info: Fiji Weather Guide…
Latest update: Turtle Island, Fiji: 11 May, 2022