Relax and recharge guilt-free on Fiji’s green-focused tropical island paradise
Ever since Brooke Shields put Turtle Island on the map as the location of the 1980 movie The Blue Lagoon, the South Pacific island has remained the epitome of an exotic tropical paradise. Having resisted major development, the 500-acre private isle accommodates just 14 couples at a time. Its peaceful, rustic charm has attracted a host of stars, including Jessica Simpson, Charlize Theron and Britney Spears.
Turtle Island’s commitment to sustainable tourism doesn’t skimp on luxury. Guests feast on freshly caught seafood, as well as fruits and vegetables from the island’s own organic garden, before retreating to airy private villas featuring locally crafted furniture and Pure Fiji’s natural body products (turtlefiji.com).
Jet There Now
Air Pacific and Air New Zealand fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Fiji, with transfers by boat or seaplane to Turtle Island. If you’re worried about the environmental impact of your flight, make amends by making a tax-deductible donation to carbonfund.org, which funds reforestation and renewable-energy initiatives.