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Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter

Trista and Ryan of The Bachlorette, a hit reality show, chose to travel to Turtle Island resort after their wedding.


When: December 2003
Where: Turtle Island, Fiji


In 2003, the sweethearts stole TV viewers’ hearts on The Bachelorette, the hit reality show. As the bachelorette, Trista, a pediatric physical therapist, chose poetry-writing firefighter Ryan as her soul mate. The two were engaged and happily married within a year. They chose picture-postcard Turtle Island Resort for their honeymoon.

Turtle Island’s five-star resort experience is often considered to be the ultimate romantic hideaway for couples — offering luxury, beauty and seclusion. Nestled in the Yasawa Islands just 30 minutes from Nadi by seaplane, Turtle Island features just 15 beachfront Fijian-style bures, each constructed and furnished by the island’s skilled craftsmen. Here guests can indulge in the magical charm and barefoot lifestyle of the intimate resort, experiencing the best that Fiji has to offer — such as secluded beaches, romantic picnics, private bures, personal attention and world-class cuisine.

A typical day on Turtle Island for the honeymooners might include a sunrise horseback ride on the beach, complete with champagne breakfast, or a deep-sea fishing excursion. If they want lots of activity, they can also snorkel, hike, scuba dive, or kayak. If they prefer more intimacy, a private beach picnic can be arranged on one of the islands many secluded beaches, or they can lounge in their bures own private jetted spa tub. While at Turtle Island, their every wish will be accommodated. They even have the option of getting married again, in a traditional Fijian wedding on the beach!

Horseback riding, snorkeling and hiking on jungle hillsides are optional, but its romance that keeps em coming. Want lunch on a remote beach? A picnic of lobster and champagne will be dropped off by boat. Prefer lounging in the lagoon on a float? A staffer will swim out and serve you a drink. …This is the life, says Ryan.

Rates: From USD 2000 per night

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