Do you know that Turtle Island Resort, Fiji, an exclusive member of The Haute Hotel Network, is the location where the film Blue Lagoon, starring Brooke Shields was filmed? Even though the film was made about 30 years ago, the island’s owner and Managing Director Richard Evanson, has managed to preserve the island’s integrity and “untouched” feel by developing the island while keeping sustainable tourism in mind.
If you are looking for a desert island holiday, then head to Turtle Island Resort, Fiji, one of the world’s leading sustainable tourism destinations. There are never more than 14 couples on the island at one time, to lesson the impact on the island’s resources. This island has no high rise buildings, no airfields and no shopping malls. The resort has no tennis courts or televisions, rather you are surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty rich in fauna and flora, palm trees and the turquoise sea.
Over the last 30 years, more than 500 000 trees have been planted, in an extensive reforestation program. Freshwater ponds have also been introduced to encourage more bird life to the island. Turtle Island Resort, Fiji has also started a Turtle Release Program, which is designed to help save the threatened Green and Hawksbill turtles. All guests and staff dine on locally produced vegetables, grown on Turtle Island Resort, Fiji‘s four-acre hydroponic organic vegetable garden.