Turtle Island was so fantastic - I fell in love & gained 5 lbs!

March 12, 2009

turtle kayakBula Teresa,
We had a wonderful time on Turtle Island for our honeymoon! I fell in love with the Fijian people & gained 5 lbs in 1 week with all the great food! We also really enjoyed scuba diving. I hope to go back one day… Thank you for all of your help arranging our vacation. It was by far the best place we have ever visited in our lives!
Thanks Again
Henry & Summer

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Wadigi Island was the honeymoon of my dreams!

March 8, 2009

wadigi islandHi Teresa,
Oh my goodness - words cannot describe how perfect Wadigi Island was for us! First, for future, we will CERTAINLY helicopter over to Wadigi. After flying for so long on a plane, we just wanted to be there and waiting around for so long was the only “un-fun” part of the trip. So, I know we could only go early if no one was there, but the 2-hour catamaran really did drag on. So, I know you warned us and we should have listened…the extra money would have been worth the helicopter - so next time.

But, WOW when we got there, everything was worth it! We knew it the moment we saw the island. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it. Boof the dog was waiting for us with his beautiful lei on..he was so cute. Tia came over and picked us up on the boat and while we were coming in, everyon was waving and waiting for us.

But we walked up all the stairs and got to the top where the Fijian staff was singing and playing guitars and waiting with a nice welcome drink. We just wanted to take a shower, but afterwards we enjoyed a wonderful lunch. The food was absolutely amazing the entire time…seriously very gourmet. The accomodations were incredible. We loved the outdoor shower and it was air-conditioned in the suites so that was nice too. We ate outside everyday with the breeze blowing. The infinity pool was to die for...we spent a LOT of time there.

Ryan likes to tell people “the water was as blue as the sky, which was bright blue EVERY day.” and that is sowadigi island private island true. The weather could not have been nicer. Bright and sunny every day - very little humidity.

While we were there, we went snorkelling several times - Vika always packed us a nice cooler full of sodas and water so we could enjoy a cold drink out on the water. Tia and Meke were so much fun - they took us to all these places and helped us with EVERYTHING. We had never been snorkelling so I was a bit scared and Tia just eased me into the water and I was a pro in no time!

We went tubing and water skiing…we even got Meke to try! It was so much fun. Tia took us to his village (which was no extra cost) and it was very cool to see the different culture. We bought lots of souvenirs from them, which they thanked us profusely for.

So, what did I leave out? Something, I’m sure. But everything was phenomenal. We had the BEST time. It was soooo romantic and we had lots of romantic moments and time to ourselves. But when we wanted someone to help us with something or make us a drink, they were right there. It was perfect - if we wanted to be left alone, you wouldn’t even know they were there…you could walk around nude! But, if you needed ANYTHING, they were right there. Boof was great b/c we LOVE dogs and we missed our boy Jake so much.

You know, when we first booked this place we did it because we knew we would never do something like this again. We wanted a honeymoon we would never forget. And, we got it. However, we are already planning on how we can save enough money to go back!

Well I have taken up enough of your time - I could talk about it forever - I really could. I have my pictures in an album and I have been showing EVERYBODY back here. Everyone is so impressed and just can’t believe their eyes. They were in awe…which is exactly how we were the whole time on the island. I cannot thank you enough for the honeymoon of my dreams…I will never forget it. And we will be calling you in the near future to try and set up going again.
Angela & Ryan

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We loved our honeymoon on Turtle Island, Fiji!

January 16, 2009

pontoon dinnerWe did love Turtle Island! It was so wonderful to be away and feel so taken care of - the people were incredibly friendly. We basically did every single activity on the entire island, LITERALLY! but, that’s what we were there for, and we SO enjoyed it. Thanks for all of your help leading up to it.

Have a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!
Pete & Maris - 2008

Turtle Island Resort is located in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji and has been described by Conde Nast Traveler as hyper-romantic, Turtle Island offers everything from exotic Fijian honeymoons, to wedding ceremonies, to vow renewals and anniversaries, to private beaches, and the opportunity to rekindle true love and romance.

Reserve one of their 14 private beaches. Nap in a hammock in front of pristine ocean waters. Plan an exotic picnic, or treat yourself to a four-handed “Lomi-Lomi” massage. Relax at one of the most beautiful places on earth.  Call us for more details at 800 644-6659.

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Our Fiji Honeymoon Was Great!

December 3, 2008

Matamanoa Beach ResortHello Teresa-

Fiji was great! We both wish we could have stayed there for much longer, but all good things must end, right?

The people were the best! They really made the trip for us. I have been telling everyone that to me, it was the biggest point of difference. I spend quite a bit of time in the Caribbean and feel like the locals are always trying to shake you down for something, typically money. In Fiji, they are more than content with what little they have and just want to make sure you are enjoying their country. Very refreshing.

As for the resorts, Matamanoa Island Resort was exactly what we needed: it was close to the airport, not much to do but relax, cheaper than the other resorts we looked at (which we wanted because we figured we weren’t going to have the energy to do a whole lot), etc. The staff there was so friendly, food was decent, overall, just a great 5 days.

Matamanoa poolAbout Matamanoa Island Resort
Matamanoa Island is a small, intimate and secluded Fiji Resort set in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands approximately 30 kilometres West of Nadi International Airport. The Island boasts a volcanic cone jutting out of the turquoise/aqua blue waters of this unspoilt area of the Fiji Islands. Clad with dense bush and palm trees, the brilliance of the vegetation contrasts magnificently with the white curved sandy beach and pristine coral reefs.

Created for those who want to forget the pressures of their business or busy lifestyle or for those who dream of peace and tranquillity. In an effort to achieve this special atmosphere, Matamanoa Island Resort has adopted a year round policy of not permitting children under the age of 12 years.
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Royal Davui Resort was First Class!

July 22, 2008

Royal DavuiHi Teresa:

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. As for Royal Davui, Marisa and I had a wonderful time. The accommodations were first class, and the food was wonderful! We never had a problem with eating at the same place day after day. :-) Marisa and I did probably most of the available activities on and off the island.

All were very good, but we probably enjoyed the whitewater rafting the most because we were able to see a side of Fiji that you can’t see from the barrier islands. We did, however, grow a bit tired at the end of the trip of having to drive back and forth on the boat. It was mostly because we had a strong Southerly wind for most of the trip and fairly bumpy seas.

They didn’t have our accommodations right when we got there because they put us on the shady side (i.e., the South side) of the island. They were, however, able to move us to the West side after 2 nights. So it wasn’t a big deal. The weather was good for most of the trip. It did, however, rain all day on our last full day at Royal Davui. It was also raining the day we left, so we left Davui on the early helicopter to beat the weather. We got a day room at the Hilton just outside of Nadi, so it worked out just fine.

We were really happy that we saw the East side of Fiji. What a difference from the West side. I’ve attached a picture of Marisa and I from one of the dinners on our trip. This is from the dinner when we ate the fish that we had caught earlier in the day.

Thanks again for all of your help with another fabulous trip. I’m sure that we’ll be in touch when we start planning our annual trip for ‘09.
Best regards.
Todd [Read more]

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We are back from Fiji and all we can say is WOW!

June 24, 2008

turtle island pierTeresa,
We are back and all we can say is wow!!! Turtle Island exceeded our expectations. Jeannie couldnt stop crying Saturday when we had to bid farewell to the staff. I cant think of one way the people of Fiji can improve on this experience. It was truly wonderful and I thank you for all that you did to make it possible.
Joel P.

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We had the absolute best honeymoon we could have imagined…

June 5, 2008

tropical palm treesBula Teresa -

We had the absolute best honeymoon we could have imagined in Fiji. It was just amazing! The people there were the nicest, most welcoming people we have ever met. There was so much to do and nothing to do all at the same time. We did kayak and snorkel, as well as mountain bike, fish, dig for clams, and horseback ride. Those activities all occured in between long sessions of laying on the beach, in a hammock, or on our beautiful daybed. The food, weather, activities, serenity, and people were all phenomenal. I attached a couple of pix of the trip. Thanks again and we will definitley keep you in mind for our next vacation!

Tim and Brittany S.

P.S.Kava time is the best way to cap off a beatiful day in Fiji!

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Fijians voted the “Friendliest people in the World”

May 31, 2008

qamea beach resortBula Bula, Teresa!
Thank you so much for the massages, we absolutely loved them. That was the perfect honeymoon, thank you again, we absolutely loved every minute of it. We did just about everything you could do out there. We went on the waterfall hikes, the village tours, snorkeling, scuba diving, the honeymoon beach, and a lot of relaxing in the sun. It was fantastic……We did drink some Kava, not too bad. One of the best parts of the trip was the staff, they were just unbelievable, I know now why they were voted the “Friendliest people in the World”. Again, thank you so much and we will definitely keep you in mind when we go on our next island vacation. I am also trying to get a employee of mine to call you and have them look at Qamea for their honeymoon. Talk to you soon, Trey

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We love Qamea Resort!

May 8, 2008


beach at qamea resort in fijiJust a quick note to thank you for picking Qamea for our latest vacation. A place we will definitely return to in the near future. Everything was fabulous, the staff, food, accommodations and the diving. Linda had massages every day.


John and Linda

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