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When looking for romantic getaways, Fiji is always one of the hottest choices for a lot of couples. This island country is a place where couples can make their romantic dreams come true, especially if they are here on their honeymoon. Full of luxurious options, a couple can make their honeymoon completely memorable as well as extra-special in Fiji. Not just that, the islands are also full of scenic beauty and give plenty of options for the couples to unwind and relax.
So, for all those planning for a honeymoon in the beautiful Fiji Islands, here are some must-visit places for all of them.
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The largest one in the chain of islands that comprise Fiji, Viti Levu is home to the tourism capital, Nadi. Take a taxi ride from the airport towards the Sabeto Range, which is a botanical sanctuary having Zen-like lily ponds and vanilla-scented orchids. Another main attraction here is the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. This incredible plantation has over 2000 different types of orchids. Here, you can check into any of the luxurious resorts that offer a stay in elegant bures (Fijian-style bungalows), each of which has glass walls and a tent roof.
Located in the north-west of Viti Levu, the Mamanucas are a chain of 20 scenic islands. At Mamanuca Islands, you can enjoy endless hours of parasailing, diving, surfing and dolphin watching. The most renowned one among these 20 islands is Monuriki, which formed the backdrop for the Tom Hanks starrer super-hit movie, Castaway. Apart from enjoying various water activities with your partner, you can also have fun at the Beachcomber, which is known as the “party island”.
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There is no denying that Fiji has an island for everyone. So, whether you two are the adventure-seekers, nature lovers, or anything else, you will certainly find something of your interest here. And, for those couples who love to explore the underwater beauty, Beqa Island is the place to be. Located in the south of Viti Levu, it can be reached by a five-minute boat ride. Just drive into the depths of the Beqa Lagoon to marvel at the beauty of the underwater world. Also, do not miss watching the firewalking ritual, which is performed only by the Sawau tribe of Beqa Island.
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Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua Levu is the place to visit if you want to witness the rural life of this country. You can take a tour of the Nukubaluvu village, where you can participate in the 'sevu sevu' ceremony. In this, the guests visiting a new village in Fiji are honoured by the locals. To be a part of this ceremony, you will have to take along with you half a kilogram of kava root with you, which you will be handing over to the village chief. As the chief will accept the kava root, it will be prepared immediately and served to you. While receiving the bowl of prepared kava, you will have to clap and say “Bula” once, as a part of the ritual. Apart from this wonderful experience, you can also enjoy the traditional tribal dance wearing the grass skirt.
Another big island in Fiji, Savusavu Bay is full of natural beauty. And, it is also full of a lot of activities that you can indulge in here. So, head towards this island and enjoy some therapeutic spa treatments, snorkelling, fishing, yacht cruises with your partner.
And for the men, who wish to give something really beautiful and priceless to their wives on the honeymoon, do not forget to buy something from the James Hunter Pearl Collection. Born to an American father and a Fijian mother, James Hunter has been cultivating unique pearls for over a decade. And, your wife will definitely love to receive something from that collection of world’s rarest pearls.
To the east of Viti Levu, is Taveuni, which is known as the Garden of Eden in Fiji. The place is famous for dive sites, the Eel Reef and the Great White Wall, and the Waitabu Marine Park. Apart from these, there is Bouma National Heritage Park, which offers the hikers and nature-lovers a lot of hiking trails and a world-class birdwatching experience. Also, do not forget to take a dip in the pool created by the three Tavoro Waterfalls.
An inhabited volcanic island in Fiji, Malolo is a perfect place to enjoy a serene and intimate time with your partner. There are many five-starred resorts here that are couple-friendly, luxurious and very relaxed. So, make sure you stay at this place and enjoy the serene sea, golden sandy beaches, coral reefs and the sound of swaying coconut trees.
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Well, there are so many romantic things to see and do in Fiji that makes it one of the hot favourites among the honeymooners. And, now that you know about them all, isn’t it the time to book tickets for your honeymoon?
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