For very good reasons, Fiji is widely recognized as a top honeymoon destination in the world. There are many villas, hotels, and resorts to choose from that offer seclusion and privacy. Modern luxury is combined with breathtaking landscapes, beaches, and even jungles. There are adventures galore involving a wide range of exciting activities. It’s impossible to imagine a more fitting place for romance and for newlyweds. Learn about some of the best Fiji Islands for honeymooners and some of the top hotels, villas, and resorts below. In addition, there are activities and experiences to look forward to on the remarkable Fiji islands.
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Best Fiji Islands for Honeymooners
Fiji is a paradise encompassing about 330 islands, only one-third of which are inhabited. The amount of the South Pacific Ocean that Fiji spans is approximately one-half million square miles. A person could get lost just thinking about all of that gorgeous real estate spread across a dreamy blue ocean. But there’s no need to get lost when you travel to Fiji. There are many wonderful hotels and resorts on islands that have distinct features of their own. Fiji has two main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, that are larger than most. One way to narrow down choices for your honeymoon site is to learn what the various islands have to offer. The following is information about some of the best Fiji islands or groups of islands for honeymooning.
The Mamanuca Island Group
The islands that are closest to the main Fuji airport–Nadi International Airport on Viti Levu—are the Mamanuca group of islands. It will feel as though you are on your own private piece of paradise on any of these islands. Main attractions tourists enjoy include the site where the movie Castaway, starring Tom Hanks, was filmed. It is also the home of Cloudbreak, the planet’s best wave for surfers. The Mamanuca islands are an excellent choice if you are only staying two or three days.
The Yasawa Island Group
A more remote location in Fiji is the Yasawa Island Group. Travel there from the Nadi airport can take up to six hours by boat, but you can also get there by helicopter or airplane. In the entire world, it is difficult to find clearer water or finer sands. The classic movie Blue Lagoon that stars Brooke Shields was filmed there. The islands are less commercial and less populated than the Mamanucas. There is an especially diverse landscape, with elevations of up to 1,800 feet above sea level in the Yasawas.
For a rare experience combining exotic jungles with breathtaking beaches, Taveuni Island is ideal. The island is known as the garden of Fiji. You can swim at the foot of waterfalls in the jungle, enjoy magnificent snorkeling, and explore Lake Tagimaucia, a top tourist destination located in a volcanic crater. Hikers love to visit Bouma National Heritage Park, which has many trails to explore, including a two-hour walk to Wanibau Falls.
Best Hotels and Resorts in Fiji For a Honeymoon
In planning your trip, the most important decision is which of the great Fiji Villa Rentals, hotels, or resorts for honeymooners is right for you and your soon-to-be spouse. There are options for every preference. Before comparing the hotel options for Fiji honeymooners, figure out what you and your fiancé want. Do you prefer to be close to fun outdoor adventures or is seclusion most important as you choose from the best hotels, villas, and resorts in Fiji?
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
For a honeymoon in the lap of ultimate luxury, start your marriage at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. It is the sole destination luxury resort located on Natadola Bay, which has Viti Levu’s longest stretch of natural white beach sand. Located on Fiji’s main island, this 5-star hotel offers a range of accommodations, including the Club Intercontinental One Bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool. These incredible suites include an upstairs with a balcony and a signature outdoor Cleopatra bath. You can immerse yourselves in a true island experience.
Lomani Island Resort
For a place that fully caters to the newlywed theme of romance, there is no better resort than Lomani Island Resort, located in the Mamanuca group of Fiji islands. The adults-only boutique resort provides visitors with a private beachfront bure, which is the Fijian word for a hut made of wood and straw. Resort accommodations include private outdoor showers, ocean views, a private pool, a mini-fridge, air conditioning, and a television with DVD players and complimentary movies.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort
For a luxury honeymoon, Likuliku Lagoon Resort may be the ideal destination. Located on Malolo Island in the Mamanuca group of islands, it can be reached in Likuliku Lagoon via helicopter, speedboat, or catamaran from Nadi International Airport. The exclusive resort has complete privacy. Each of the 45 bures features luxury and stunning views of the lagoon. You may be lucky enough to stay in one of ten overwater bures, each of which has direct ocean access. Another 18 of the rooms have a private pool. Other amenities in the rooms include a giant oversized bathtub with a lagoon view.
Things to Do in Fiji During Your Honeymoon
Snorkeling and scuba diving are activities you can enjoy on many of the Fiji islands. There are diverse coral reefs, including the Rainbow Reef and Vuna Reef off the coast of Taveuni Island. Things to do on Fiji islands include relaxing on beaches, kayaking, cruising between islands, skydiving, zip-lining, watching exotic birds, banana leaf massages, surfing, and much more. The following are three of the more unique experiences Fiji has to offer.
Sample Fijian Culture
The only place to taste Fijian culture is, of course, in Fiji. No matter which island you honeymoon on, you can experience much of the culture in Nadi, where the airport is located. Visit the open-air souvenir market in Nadi, where you can purchase traditional Fijian crafts, such as cannibal forks, which are shaped like scepters and provide a hint about the region’s history. Saris painted by hand are favorite souvenirs, as are other unique crafts by Fijians.
Experience a traditional kava ceremony, a practice in which Fijians welcome guests. Participants all sit in a circle as a drink from pounded kava root is prepared by the host. The chief guest takes a drink first, and it is passed to the others. This is considered a happy ceremonial event by the locals. If you’re worried about the taste, no need. Kava root tastes much like water but with a hint of a powdery, bitter taste.
The Fijian practice of Vilavilairevo, or “jumping into the oven,” is what we know as fire walking. This practice originated with the Fijian people of Beqa Island. Legend has it that the people of Beqa Island persuaded a spirit god named Tui Namoliwai to forever give their people the amazing ability to walk on scalding hot stones. Fire walking ceremonies are held at many resorts throughout Fiji, though the men who perform the feat are virtually always from Beqa.
Where Will You Stay for your Honeymoon in Fiji?
The more you know about Fiji, the more convinced you likely are that the approximately 20-hour flight from Miami, Florida, to get there is well worth it. Where would you like to stay for your honeymoon in Fiji?