Fiji is home to many romantic honeymoon resorts where couples can relax on secluded sandy beaches, have outdoor massages and dinners under the stars. Choose from luxury private island resorts or beach getaways set on a larger island. All the resorts on our list have fabulous spas, amazing honeymoon suites and excellent restaurants. Private beach picnics are a favorite with honeymooners traveling to Fiji, allowing you to spend your days relaxing in the shade and in the sun with a gourmet food basket.
Flight time from the West Coast of the United States to Nadi International Airport or Suva Airport is about 11 hours. Fiji is 10 hours from Hong Kong, 6 hours from Honolulu and 4 hours from Sydney. From Nadi, take a local flight (or boat) to one of the islands to reach your honeymoon resort. Here is the list of top ten honeymoon ideas in Fiji in no particular order.
Namale is an all inclusive resort with fantastic sandy beaches, an incredible spa and an array of outdoor adventures for couples. The property has attracted many sun-loving celebrities, including Donna Karan, Meg Ryan and Mike Myers. Couples enjoy an authentic Fijian experience at Namale, complete with friendly service and unspoilt nature. The 3-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio ensures that all your wishes are attended to on vacation. Namale has a beautiful spa offering treatments inspired by ancient healing traditions. The 10,000-square-foot spa has stunning oceanview jacuzzis where couples can relax in the most unbelievable setting. Bure rates start at $1,170 per night (website).
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Turtle Island has hosted its share of celebrity couples, including Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson. The resort is famous for its personal service and relaxed island lifestyle. The island has just 14 romantic, eco-friendly guest villas built in traditional Fijian style. Couples should ask about Vonu Point, a two-room thatched cottage which offers complete privacy and incredible ocean views. Turtle Island has 14 white sandy beaches where you can spend your days relaxing in the sun and swimming in the turquoise Fijian waters. Couples can reserve their own private beach for the day, complete with a picnic lunch. All-inclusive rates on Turtle Island start at $1,630 per night (website).
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»The Wakaya Club & Spa
The Wakaya Club & Spa is a private getaway which offers couples just ten Fijian suites, each a separate structure. The suites are steps from the ocean and measure 1,650 square feet in size, complete with a garden with two covered outdoor decks, bedroom, living room, cathedral ceilings, Tibetan rugs and Asian art. The private open air lava-rock shower makes it easy to stay cool during the day. Try the couple's retreat at Breeze Spa which has two beautiful treatment rooms, a serenity pool and an oceanview lanai. All-inclusive rates at The Wakaya Club start at US $1,900 per night, including all meals and airport transfers (website).
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»Tokoriki Island Resort
Tokoriki offers 34 luxury freestanding bures and villas, surrounded by tropical gardens and the ocean. The Sunset Pool Villas offer the best views along with private pools with plush lounge chairs. Each cottage has an indoor and outdoor shower, air-conditioning and a hammock. Tokoriki has a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm dive facility where couples can take beginner and advanced scuba diving classes, and dive at some of the most spectacular reefs in the world. Resort facilities include a freshwater and a saltwater pool, day spa & salon and a restaurant offering a daily changing dining menu. Complimentary activities include kayaking, standup paddle boarding, windsurfing, hobie cats, guided nature walks, tennis and many others. Tokoriki is located off the west coast of Nadi, a 15-minute helicopter or seaplane ride from Nadi. Nightly bure rates at Tokoriki start at USD $600 (website).
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»Outrigger on the Lagoon
Outrigger on the Lagoon located on Viti Levu is set on 40 stunning acres and designed like a traditional Fijian village, featuring thatched bures decorated with hand-painted masi bark cloth. In addition to the bures, couples have a choice of stylish rooms and suites, many with ocean views. The resort's new Vahavu swimming pools cater only to adult guests and are perfect for honeymooners looking for a quiet ambiance. Choose from diverse dining options, get massages at the spa and enjoy luxury butler service during your stay. Bebe Spa features 8 treatment rooms with private balconies where you can relax with amazing ocean views. Rooms start at $200 USD website.
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Hidden away in the Mamanuca Islands, Wadigi Island combines luxurious accommodations, gourmet cuisine, a plethora of activities, and absolute exclusivity for the ultimate island escape. Offering unfettered ocean views, the exquisite beach villa houses three deluxe air-conditioned suites that boast a wealth of first-class amenities. Wide verandahs feature day beds on which to relax and soak up the breath-taking views. Fully stocked mini bars offer cool refreshments and freshly baked cookies, fruit platters and bottled water.
A personal chef will conjure up culinary delights to sate every taste, accompanied by a selection of fine wines from the well-stocked cellar. Choose where to dine, from the cool pool deck to a torch-lit dinner on the beach. Wadigi Island offers an extensive range of activities, from water-based fun such as water-skiing, tubing and snorkeling to dolphin tours, helicopter rides and trekking. Relax next to the infinity swimming pool with a colorful cocktail or book an indulgent massage on the beach. All-inclusive rates start at US$ 2,049 per night (website).
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Guests at Likuliku are accommodated in stunning overwater suites which remind you of Bora Bora or the Maldives. The over-water bures were built using traditional architecture and natural elements unique to the region. Wake up to the sounds of the water and incredible Pacific Ocean views. Spend your days relaxing on the deck over the water, snorkel in the lagoon watching colorful tropical fish and take relaxing baths in a tub over the water. Over-water bure rates at Likuliku start at USD $1,525 per night.
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»Tadrai Island Resort
Tadrai Island Resort is an all-inclusive five star resort surrounded by palm trees in Selena Cove on the decadent Mana Island. This resort offers five luxurious villas on the beachfront that are 100 square meters each, providing tranquil privacy. Each villa has a plunge pool that gives panoramic views of the ocean from the raised elevated deck along with outdoor tropical showers and much more. The resort has a host of activities such as surfing, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, mountain climbing, sea kayaking, diving, as well as the extravagant spa Wai Siliva Spa. For dining you may choose Na Vatu, also called ‘The Rock.’ Here you’ll enjoy the freshest seafood prepared with Pacific Rim flavors. If you would rather stay secluded, then have a private Chef to your villa or arrange for a picnic. Whether you are looking to enjoy a private luxurious stay or for the right spot to have the most romantic beachside wedding, Tadrai Island Resort is the epitome of peaceful tropics (website).
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»Vomo Island Resort
Vomo is a private island getaway with villa accommodations, some right on the beach so that you can stay on the ocean's edge. Villas reflect European elegance and Fijian touches in their design.
The spa on Vomo offers a menu of relaxing massages, facial treatments and body therapies. Try the Sunrise Massage for Two at the start of your getaway in Fiji.
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Laucala Island is the only private island resort in Fiji with its own 18-hole championship golf course with incredible ocean views. It's the most expensive getaway on our list, with rates starting at US$ 3,800 for a one bedroom villa. If you want the ultimate couples' vacation in Fiji, book a villa on this exclusive island.
Laucala Island offers a wide variety of water- and land-based sports, including rainforest walking tours, farm visits and horseback riding. The Water Sports Centre has a fleet of 14 boats, including the Riviera Open Flybridge for game fishing, Dragon sailboats and traditional Fijian outriggers.
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»Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is located on Vanua Levu, the second largest island in Fiji. The hotel offers seclusion, romantic atmosphere and a sense of adventure combined with luxury services such as spa treatments, ocean-front swimming pool and an open-air restaurant. Guests are accommodated in twenty-five eco-friendly thatched-roof bures with ocean or garden views, perfect for honeymooners. The bures come with a private deck and are furnished in natural style without telephones or TV sets.
If you are looking for adventure, there is a PADI and TDI certified scuba diving school which offers beginner, advanced and specialty courses, including underwater photography. Guests can rent scuba diving and photography equipment at the resort.
As soon as you arrive, reward yourself with a native Fijian Massage on your private deck, especially if this is your honeymoon. Afterwards, head to the bar which serves exotic drinks. The hotel offers a variety of complimentary activities, including rain forest hikes, waterfall excursions, arts & crafts, organic garden tours, sea kayaking, sailing, glass bottom boat tours and tennis. Children under 9 years old can attend the Bula Camp where daily activities include beach combing, planting, fish painting and Fijian arts and crafts.
The restaurant serves contemporary Fijian, South Pacific and International cuisine. Relaxed atmosphere is created by live entertainment featuring local and American songs. If you prefer privacy, you can reserve a romantic candlelight dinner for two on the pier. Flight time from the West Coast of the United States to Nadi International Airport or Suva Airport is approximately 11 hours and 30 minutes. The hotel is 55 minutes by plane from Nadi and 40 minutes by plane from Suva. The hotel provides complimentary transportation from Savusavu Airport to the resort.
The resort enjoys warm tropical climate year round. Summer is November through March with average land temperature from 80 - 90 degrees and average water temperature 80 - 83 degrees. Winter (April through October) is less hot and drier than summer, with average land temperature 75 - 80 degrees and water temperature 70 - 80. >Rates start from US $455 per night for a Gardenview bure and from US $795 for a Honeymoon
Point Reef bure with a spa tub (415-788-5794, website).
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»Snorkel and Dive at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort
Shangri-La's Fijian Resort, set on its own private island, offers an array of activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Choose from banana boat rides, bay fishing, parasailing, nature walks and tennis. You can also snorkel just off the beach or take a PADI course and learn how to scuba dive. The resort, located on the 109-acre Yanuca Island, has white sandy beaches, three freshwater pools, a 9-hole executive golf course, a gym and tennis courts. The property is located on the Western part of Viti Levu.
The resort has 436 recently renovated guest rooms & suites with private balconies
overlooking the lagoon or Pacific Ocean.
There are four restaurants that serve BBQ dishes, Asian seafood and a buffet every evening. The elegant wedding chapel is surrounded by palm trees next to the water and the 7th golf green. The chapel can seat up to 40 guests who will be able to enjoy views of the reef and the Pacific Ocean through the glass wall behind the altar.
Plan your wedding between May and October to avoid tropical cyclone months. Schedule the wedding to begin a few hours before sunset to get the best photos - colors are the most spectacular then. For additional privacy on your honeymoon, book one of the four secluded Beach Bures on the beach.
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airport transfers, 30 minute massage,
one hour bike hire, a game of golf on the putting course,
and the 2nd room at 25% saving (+679 652 0155, website).
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Sonaisali is a 105-acre private island, only a three-minute boat ride across the lagoon from Viti Levu. Swimming, tennis, horseback riding, sailing, fishing, jet skiing, and daily snorkeling trips are among the vacation activities available at this island resort. If you like scuba diving, daily dive trips are offered to the outer reef from the resort. There are 32 Beachfront Hotel Rooms, 3 Beachfront Family Bures, 42 Oceanview Bures and 46 Beachfront Spa Bures. Each room and bure have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, television, in-room safe, mini bar, and a king or twin queen bed.
The three Beachfront Family Bures are ideal for a family trip. They have two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a large separate lounge area, and a large deck with views of the ocean. These family bures are conveniently located near the main complex and the Kids Club Bure. One of the highlights of any tropical getaway is the ability to dine right outside or actually on the beach. Most meals are enjoyed poolside at the Sunset Terrace Restaurant or in the resort's air-conditioned Plantation Restaurant. In addition, 24-hour room service is available to hotel guests. Take a 25-minute drive from Nadi International Airport. Guests reach the island via a 24-hour shuttle from Nadi.
Rates at the Sonaisali Island Resort start at 581 Fijian dollars (679-670-6011, website).
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»Sheraton Denarau Villas
Sheraton Denarau Villas is a stylish getaway which is a part of a larger resort complex, the Sheraton Resorts Denarau Island, which is Fiji's only five-star integrated resort complex. Enjoy the restaurants, activities and services of all the other adjacent Sheraton properties including: the Sheraton Fiji, Sheraton Royal Denarau, and Denarau Golf & Racquet Club. This getaway has an infinity swimming pool, a 18 hole golf course and a relaxing spa. Head down to the beach and swim in the lagoon, stroll through the landscaped gardens, or hit the courts for some tennis in the afternoon.
There is a choice between hotel-style rooms or apartment-style villa suites. The 82 rooms offer all the of amenities you would expect from a luxury hotel. The 82 villa suites have a comfortable lounge, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom en suite, and laundry. The large villa suites are well suited for a family vacation. Families of any size can fit into either the one, two or three bedroom villas.
With 16 restaurants to choose from at the adjacent properties you could almost eat every meal at a different restaurant. There is a complimentary "Bula Bus" resort shuttle which makes getting around easy.
You'll be just three minutes to Port Denarau Marina where you can take a cruise to the famous Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. The hotel is only 20 minutes from Fiji's Nadi International Airport. Rates start at around FJD 825 per night (+679-675-0777).
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»The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa
A stylish resort located in the Denarau resort complex, the Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa offers family couples a great selection of activities and beautiful accommodations. There is a great spa, 18 hole championship golf course, many restaurants, a gym, volleyball and many other facilities. Choose from rooms just steps from the water or garden accommodations surrounded by tropical plants. Ocean Front Rooms on the ground floor give you a quick access to the beach, along with water views from your bed. Ocean Front Suites are inspired by traditional Fijian design with earthy colors, contemporary furnishings, and authentic artwork. There are four restaurants, two bars and a lounge. International and local chefs create a mouthwatering selection of dishes served in the restaurants and bars. Rates at the resort start at FJD 375 per night (679 675 0000, website)
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Royal Davui is private and secluded, catering only to adults. Couples stay in gorgeous villas with private pools and luxurious jacuzzi spa baths. Ask for a villa facing the sunset if you want to enjoy a romantic sunset dinner on your private deck.
Banyan Restaurant is set under a Pacific Banyan tree which provides it with a natural shade and a romantic setting. The menu at the restaurant changes every day, showcasing the best tropical Fijian flavors.
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»Yasawa Island Resort
Yasawa is all about privacy and seclusion. The resort has just 16 luxury bures, surrounded by 11 white-sand beaches. If you want to elope to the South Pacific, Yasawa Island is the perfect place for a sunset wedding on the beach.
Ask about the bure named Lomalagi which means Heaven in Fijian. Lomalagi is situated at the end of a deserted white beach with a pool overlooking the ocean. The bure is $1,800 per night.
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Vatulele is a private 12-square-mile getaway with resident PADI scuba diving instructors and 19 villas surrounded by the jungle for ultimate privacy. Ask for one of the deluxe beach villas with an infinity freshwater pool.
Scuba diving at Vatulele is incredible - expert dive instructors take you to all of the famous dives in the area where you can admire unbelievable underwater formations and rare fish and coral. Villas start from US$ 1,800 per night.
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15 Beautiful Fiji Honeymoon Ideas
- Namale, Photo Credit: Namale
- Turtle Island, Photo Credit: Turtle Island
- The Wakaya Club & Spa, Photo Credit: The Wakaya Club & Spa
- Tokoriki Island Resort, Photo Credit: Tokoriki
- Outrigger on the Lagoon
- Wadigi Island, Photo Credit: Wadigi Island
- Likuliku, Photo Credit: Likuliku
- Tadrai Island Resort, Photo Credit: Tadrai Island Resort
- Vomo Island Resort, Photo Credit: Vomo
- Laucala Island, Photo Credit: Laucala Island
- Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
- Snorkel and Dive at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort
- Sheraton Denarau Villas
- The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa
- Royal Davui
- Yasawa Island Resort, Photo Credit: Yasawa Island Resort
- Vatulele, Photo Credit: Vatulele
- Cover Photo Credit: Namale
Fiji Honeymoon Planning Tips
Pristine white sands, amazing snorkeling, massages and overwater bungalows attract vacationers from all over the world.The beaches are beautiful, the people are very friendly, and relaxation is a must.
When choosing where to stay, you need to be sure you know what you are looking for. Many resorts offer guests a wide range of activities and dining options, while other resorts specialize in certain vacation activities like scuba diving.
Don't forget to make sure that you know how to reach your hotel once you land at the airport. The trip to some of the resorts can mean two or more boat rides. A helicopter ride to your resort is often the way to go since a helicopter can get you where you need to go much faster than a boat.
How Much Will the Trip Cost?
Resorts range from USD $250 to well over $1,000 per night. One important cost to
consider is the price of the transfer from the airport to the resort. Whether
it's a boat, a seaplane, or helicopter it's going to cost you more than a regular
hotel shuttle that you might find in other destinations. The nightly rates for
many resorts are all inclusive so you can get a good sense of what your basic
daily expenses will be.
Unlike many other resort vacation destinations, Fiji does not have a truly crowded
season. There is, however, a rainy season. Instead of planning to avoid the
crowds you might want to plan on avoiding the rain. The season for tropical
rains is from December through February. These months are also when
the temperatures are highest in Fiji.
How do We Get to Fiji?
Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Qantas, and American Airlines all fly to Nadi International Airport. Flight times from select destinations are as follows: Los Angeles - 10 Hours,
Honolulu - 6 Hours and 30 Minutes,
London 21 Hours and 30 Minutes, and
Sydney - 4 hours.
Total travel time may be longer depending on the layover times for connecting flights. Most vacationers connect in either Los Angeles or Honolulu. Rental cars are available although you probably won't need one. Travel arrangements can usually be made through your hotel. A vacation in Fiji is really about the beach and the ocean, not the roads.
Don't forget a pair of sunglasses and a hat to shield you from the strong sun, especially if you plan on spending any amount of time on the water. If you have a digital camera, you should consider investing in an underwater housing for it so that you can take pictures underwater. Even if you are not into scuba diving, you will want to snorkel on Fiji. If you buy your own mask before you go, it will be cheaper and more comfortable than if you rent one at your resort. Remember to pack light. There are often weight restrictions on smaller planes.
Where Should I Go?
There are few places left on the planet where you can see bright stars at night and swim in a pristine ocean with abundant fish life. The Fijian islands are known for the warmth and generosity of their people, fabulous scuba diving and white sandy beaches. The Great Sea Reef, located on the north end of Vanua Levu is the fourth longest reef in the world.
International flights land at Nadi International Airport on Viti Levu, so if you stay at one of these resorts, you don't have to take a connecting flight.
- Sonaisali offers sailing, fishing, jet skiing and snorkeling. There is a PADI dive shop for scuba diving enthusiasts.
- Sheraton Denarau Villas, located 20 minutes from Nadi Airport, has a spa and a golf course. Guests get access to services and facilities of the adjacent Sheraton resorts which provide additional activity choices.
- Shangri-La's Fijian Resort is situated on Yanuca Island connected to Viti Levu by a causeway. There are three freshwater pools and a 9-hole executive golf course.
Vanua Levu is the second largest island and a one-hour flight from Nadi.
- For those who crave privacy and seclusion, Namale Resort is the perfect destination. 16 luxury guest bures and villas on 325 tropical acres are surrounded by empty beaches and lush vegetation. Scuba diving is spectacular and Namale is a 5-Star Gold Palm PADI certified resort.
- At the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, each day of the week is devoted to a particular activity. The resort operates a PADI certified scuba diving school and an interactive program for kids. There is also a spa for anyone in need of a massage after a day of scuba diving.
Other Fijian Islands
Fiji is home to incredible private island resorts where guests are surrounded by white sandy beaches and colorful sunsets.
- Over Water Honeymoon Suites at Likuliku are a paradise for honeymooners. Enjoy incredible ocean views from your private deck, the living room and even the bathroom.
- Tauveni is Fiji's third largest island, surrounded by beautiful coral reefs. It has lush tropical vegetation nourished by rich volcanic soil. Touveni Palms offers beachfront villas and first-class scuba diving.
- Yasawa is surrounded by 11 white-sand beaches and great dive sites. The resort is popular with honeymooners and vacationers looking for privacy.
- Laucala is one of the most spectacular resorts in the world. The property has its own farm and a golf course. Since there are just 25 guest villas, your every wish will be attended to.