Fiji is South Pacific archipelago with over 300 idyllic island paradises. Nature is vast and rugged in Fiji and it is famed for its crystal clear lagoons, pristine and idyllic white- sand beaches and an amazing underwater world teeming with fish. Known as the “soft coral capital of the world”, the stunning reefs full of colourful reef fish are perfect for snorkelling and diving.
There’s plenty for adventure junkies too, with white water rapids, world-class surfing, hiking, water sports, shark diving, there’s plenty to get your adrenaline going on this honeymoon.
There’s also culture and heritage to immerse in, Fijians are a warm and welcoming people and are happy to introduce you to their local customs, traditions and food. Experience the traditions of Fiji at a fire-walking or Kava ceremony.
Finally, if you’re looking for somewhere with an air of romance, there is plenty of romance to be found. The gorgeous postcard-perfect landscapes, glorious sunsets and luxury overwater bungalows cannot help but add an air of romance to your holiday.
With wild nature and endless beaches and islands to choose from, what more could you ask for from a honeymoon destination? Here in the Only Honeymoon Guide to Fiji You’ll Ever Need we will give you all the tips and tricks to have an unforgettable honeymoon with enough memories to last a lifetime.
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Where to go in Fiji on your honeymoon
There are so many islands to choose from but to avoid expensive travel between one island and another and to keep your honeymoon stress-free, we have selected only five of the best honeymoon island destinations based on popularity.
The largest of the Fijian islands, this is one of the trendiest destinations for honeymoons. Being more developed than some of the other islands, you’ll find plenty of ambience on this island including restaurants, bars and nightlife. There is also stunning nature to be found on Viti Levu, including diving with tiger sharks at the Beqa Lagoon, which is sure to get your heart pumping, snorkelling with the colourful fishes of Nananu-i-Ra. The best time to stay on Viti Levu is in May and October.
This destination is a must for surfers, the island which was where the Tom Hanks film, “Castaway”, was filmed is home to the some amazing, world-famous surf breaks such as Cloudbreak and Restaurants. Cloudbreak is reputed to be one of the best waves in the world, whereas Restaurants is a great wave for professional and high-level surfers. Novices can also visit Swimming Pools which has gentler waves.
There are some great romantic resorts including the adult-only Lomani Island Resort and also the couples resort, Tadrai Island Resort. There are ferry transfers from Nadi Airport to Port Denarau and from there you can take a ferry to Mamanucas which departs up to five times daily. May and October are the best times to stay here.
The stunning Yasawas Islands can be reached by catamaran from Nadi. The journey is around six hours making this a remote and far- flung destination which adds to the sense of adventure. If you’re looking to get there sooner, a seaplane is your best and incredibly pricey option.
Yasawas has many resorts and also budget accommodation options, but there are no restaurants on the island, with only restaurants at each of the resorts. Some resort packages include all your meals. Activities on the island include hiking, diving and swimming with manta rays, fishing, local villages and a visit to the Sawailu Caves. The best time of year to visit is during the month of May and again in October.
This island is an off-the-beaten-track honeymoon destination which can be reached by an hour-long flight from Viti Levu or a long ferry ride departing once a week. If you’re looking for peace and quiet surrounded by stunning nature, this is the ideal destination for you!
Very few tourists come here, even though there are many stunning attractions such as the Tavaro waterfalls, a coastal walk and gorgeous almost-private beaches. The resorts here are small, family-run affairs that are not as luxurious as the resorts on some other islands. The best time to visit is during the months of January to April.
This hidden gem is not often on the tourist trail and is not as built-up as some of the other islands. The island offers a tropical idyll for sailors, kayakers and divers, with excellent diving spots. There are plenty of small secluded villages on the island and sugarcane and copra farming are the livelihoods of the indigenous residents of Vanua Levu.
The island can be reached by flying to Labasa Airport or on the ferry service which runs frequently from Viti Levu. The best time to visit is during the month of May and again in the month of October.
Important information on Fiji for your honeymoon
Fijians commonly speak two local languages: Fijian and Fijian Indian, due to the big Indian population. English is widely spoken because Fiji was once a British crown colony until the 1970s.
The currency used in Fiji is the Fijian Dollar. In most of the tourist islands, you’ll find it easy to pay with debit cards which have a lower rate for withdrawals from ATMs than credit cards. Be aware of any fees applied to currency conversion when paying by card. Credit cards are also widely accepted in Fiji, but be aware and research whether your bank cards add surcharges for foreign transaction fees. It’s always recommended to carry some cash which is useful for travelling to more remote areas, paying at stalls and markets and for other small purchases.
Fiji can be an expensive and affordable honeymoon destination. On average, a daily budget of FJ$310 (€129) is ideal, with around FJ$70 (€30) per person spent on food. Accommodation costs around FJ$378 (€157) per night on average.
The weather in Fiji is great almost all year long with an average temperature ranging between 26 to 30 degrees Celsius. The stormy season is during the month of November to April and is best avoided due to the possibility of the islands being struck by a cyclone. The most popular choice for honeymoon travellers is during the peak season which falls between June and September with July and August being the most expensive months to travel there. The shoulder seasons are pleasant too and May and October are ideal months to visit most of the islands.
Getting around on the islands can be done on cheap buses which can be found on Viti Levu, Taveuni and Vanua Levu if you’re on a tight budget. For more comfort, taxis and vans also provide transportation for private tours at a higher cost. If you want to rent a car, it’s best to opt for a 4WD as some islands have less-developed road infrastructure and poor conditions. Be careful when driving on dirt roads as many car rental companies void your insurance for any accidents or breakdowns which occur on a dirt road.
On other islands, you may need to take a fibreglass boat to get around which can increase the overall cost of your honeymoon, an alternative for the budget-conscious is to get a ride on the crowded local boats.
To visit other islands can be time-consuming as the transport infrastructure between the islands is extremely restrictive, most of the time you have to travel through Nadi or Suva. The islands of Mamanucas and Yasawa are well connected by fast catamaran services, to get to the more distant and far-flung islands involves a time-consuming process of slow ferries and cargo boats that travel to destinations only once a week or by travelling on expensive seaplanes.
Water in most resorts is safe to drink but this will be explicitly stated in your resort. When out and about make sure to drink bottled water. Food in Fiji is generally safe to eat, but always ensure that meat and fish are well-cooked. The extensive use of coconut milk may cause some people to experience some diarrhoea which is usual as it is a mild diuretic. You can always bring some diarrhoea medication with you to have it on hand in case of an upset stomach.
Travel insurance should be purchased prior to your departure to cover you in case of any emergencies.
Where to stay in Fiji on your honeymoon
For the ultimate luxury honeymoon experience, book your stay at the Six Senses Fiji. This resort is paradise on earth and is a dream come true for avid surfers, you can ride the waves at the world-famous Cloudbreak. Aside from thrilling waves, there are picture-perfect beaches for endless days of sunbathing with a cocktail in hand. The thatched-roof villas boast living spaces and private plunge pools, outdoor showers.
The hotel has two restaurants, a café and a deli, but they can also organise a private candlelit dinner next to your private pool, served by the hotel chef. Facilities at the hotel include a luxurious spa, gym and yoga space. Activities can be organised through the resort including boat tours, scuba diving, outdoor cinema and cooking classes. The only disadvantage is that the resort can only be reached by speedboat or helicopter, making it the perfect getaway for a dreamy and exclusive honeymoon.
This spectacular eco-resort is situated in Savusavu and is the picture of tropical idyll. Built on 7 hectares of a former coconut plantation, the hotel offers bungalows or “bures” with decks, minibars, Wi-Fi and amazing views. Upgraded bungalows look out onto the clear blue waters of the bay and also boast hot tubs, extra bedrooms, kitchenettes or gardens with your own personal plunge pool.
The hotel has an open-air restaurant, a cocktail bar, beachfront spa and a pool shaped like a lagoon. The resort also has its own dive school and there is an abundance of activities which can be organised including glass-bottom boat rides, catamaran tours, waterfall hikes, paddle-boarding and kayaking. The price for rooms start at €955 per night for a garden-view bure and airport transfers, meals and non-alcoholic drinks and yoga classes are included in the package.
This gorgeous resort is the only one in Fiji that has overwater bungalows, if you’ve always dreamed of spending your honeymoon over the clear, tropical waters of the Pacific, this hotel is for you. The resort is for couples only and is accessible by helicopter or speedboat.
The bungalows have thatched rooves and are equipped with all the amenities you could ask for, they also include a living space, terraces and outdoor showers. An upgraded bungalow also includes a private plunge pool. The hotel has excellent open-air dining at the restaurant, there’s also a gym, bars and a spa offering relaxing treatments. Kayaking and snorkelling can be organised at the resort.
This award-winning Mamanuca Island resort is rated as a romantic honeymoon getaway that is only accessible by speedboat or helicopter. The resort consists of thatched-roof bungalows complete with outdoor showers and hammocks on the terraces to while away the days. Upgraded bungalows include private plunge pools and the elegant villas include your own infinity pool and living spaces.
The resort is designed with romance in mind with plenty of activities that will bring you closer to your other half such as snorkelling the vibrant coral reefs, island tours, indulgent spa treatments and scuba diving trips which will ensure you have an unforgettable honeymoon. The hotel has a fine-dining restaurant and an infinity pool. Prices for rooms start at €601 per night.
This five-star luxury resort situated in the Yasawa Islands is a great option for those looking for luxury at a steal! The romantic hotel has thatched-roof bungalows fitted with fridges, living spaces and some even have hot tubs surrounded by lush tropical gardens. An upgraded bungalow will give you sea views and are located just a few steps away from the beach.
The resort offers plenty of free perks for their guests including free kayaks, snorkel equipment and daily continental breakfast. The facilities include two restaurants and a relaxed beach bar and spa and there are plenty of activities at the hotel including yoga classes, scuba diving, beach volleyball and fishing trips. Prices for this resort start at only €281 per night.
For a real steal, the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort offers rooms and thatched-roof bungalows have living areas, hammocks and butler service. The upgraded bures on the beach have spectacular sea views to enjoy the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. In the resort, there are plenty of activities for guests including Fijian torch lighting and kava ceremonies.
The hotel also organises tours and reef walks as well as golf competitions and other sports. The resort has a staggering selection of eight restaurants and bars, an open-air swimming pool, hot tub, spa and gym, kayaks, paddleboards and tennis courts. Prices start from only €114 per night.
Things to do in Fiji while on your honeymoon
Explore the underwater world
Fiji is well-renowned for its stunning reefs and marine life. You can dive with manta rays, sharks, turtles and glittering schools of colourful fish in every shape and size imaginable. If you’re planning on visiting Fiji during your honeymoon, don’t miss out on the underwater world, be it snorkelling, diving or in a glass-bottomed boat. Discover the magic of the underwater world for yourself and create some new romantic and unforgettable memories from your honeymoon.
Get out on the water
On the stunning islands of Fiji you’ll be surrounded by crystal clear cerulean waters, make the most of it by getting out on the water as much as possible. There are plenty of water sports on offer, catamaran trips, yacht charters to participate in. You can also surf, try your hand at SUP, get out on a wakeboard or paddleboard or take to the sky in a parasail. Most resorts will have plenty of activities on offer and some of them provide kayaks and snorkel gear for free.
Sunbathe on your own deserted beach
Discover the small, secluded beach paradises of the Fijian Islands, where you can frolic in the waves and lounge around on an unspoilt beach without the crowds. The Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands offer peace and tranquillity, far from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy beaches.
Many resorts will organise a romantic boat trip to an isolated beach where you can enjoy a champagne picnic lunch and spend the day snorkelling, sunbathing and cooling off in the clear waters of the ocean before returning to pick you up in the afternoon as the sun begins to set. If you want to try your hand at sailing, you can even rent a small catamaran known as a Hobie Cat to set off on your own private adventure! Some resorts even provide free Hobie Cat rentals!
Surf world-class waves
Known for some epic waves, Fiji has some island destinations that are every surfer’s paradise. The most renowned wave is called Cloudbreak and is located on Tavarua which are ideal for advanced and experienced surfers. Little Bega Island is another great surf spot just off the main island.
Explore the beach on horseback
Experience the sensation of galloping along a postcard-perfect beach with the sunset in the distance. This activity will make you feel as if you are galloping straight into a romance novel! Horseback riding is offered at many resorts. A horseback tour on Natadola Beach on Denarau Island with an experienced guide will cost around €81 per person, despite sounding cheesy it is well worth it!
Enjoy a couple’s massage
After all that activity you will want to relax and drift away under the expert hands of a capable masseuse. Resorts in Fiji usually have their own spa offering massage and beauty treatments for couples which makes for an hour or two of absolute pampering and indulgence. No honeymoon would be complete without having a couple’s massage. Check out the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa for their romance rituals and traditional Fijian massage.
Play a round of golf
If you’re an avid golfer, Fiji has some incredible tropical-landscaped golf courses where you can play a round amongst swaying palms and enjoy the views of the ocean beyond. The best golf course is the Natadola Golf Course, designed by the leading Fijian golfer Vijay Singh, it’s also host to the Fiji Open. The fee starts at €116 per person.
Savour the flavours of a Fijian Lovo Feast
One of the highlights of Fiji is the incredible food and foodies will love the age-old tradition of a Lovo Feast, a buffet of various meats and vegetables cooked upon burning coals in an underground pit. Taste the authentic flavours of Fiji and experience a feast that has been enjoyed on the islands for over 1,000 years!
Drink Kava in a traditional ceremony
Kava is a drink extracted from a natural root, the ancient Kava ceremony involves drinking this earthy liquid which will make your lips tingle and is accompanied by storytellers spinning tales and Fijian music. Most resorts in Fiji organise a Kava ceremony once a week so that their guests can participate in a centuries-old tradition that will give you an insight into the local culture and history.
Learn to cook the local cuisine
Fiji has plenty to offer for foodies who are looking for new flavours to stimulate their taste buds. What better way to learn about the local cuisine than learning to cook it. With a cooking class, you can visit the local market to select your ingredients and learn how to use the ingredients in classic Fijian dishes. Afterwards, you can enjoy the fruits of your labours with a delicious lunch and take home the recipes which you can recreate at home.
See the fire walking spectacle
On Beqa island descendants have a tradition of fire-walking which is a symbol of strength and power, fire walkers walk across hot coals and emerge unscathed. The ability to walk on hot coals is said to be passed down to the descendants of the Beqa tribe and the ceremony is held in different resorts to demonstrate the enduring traditions of the Beqa tribe.
Stroll through the gardens of the sleeping giant
In Nadi, the beautiful gardens of the sleeping giant is a leisurely and romantic stroll, with abundant greenery and small sculptures dotted around the park. Take in the beauty of the local flora such as the vivacious species of orchids that can be found within the park. There are also hammocks if you decide to relax for a few hours and listen to birdsong while absorbing the natural beauty of the park.
Romantic places to eat on your honeymoon in Fiji
Turtle Island, Yasawas
For a truly special and romantic dining experience head to Turtle Island in the Yasawas, here you can enjoy a dinner on a floating pontoon in the midst of the Blue Lagoon where a waiter will bring you your meal on a boat. This exclusive dining experience on a private pontoon is an incredibly special and intimate occasion and if you choose, you can follow your meal with a moonlight swim in the waters of the lagoon.
Expect high-quality seafood and prime Australian beef as well as a selection of other international dishes and sea and farm-to-table cuisine. You can also experience a traditional lovo at Turtle Island or choose a beach picnic during the day for lunch.
Navutu Stars, Yasawas
Navutu Stars resort has an excellent restaurant featuring the local fresh catch-of-the-day, you will find juicy and succulent lobster, fresh crab and delicious tuna served with an Italian twist. There are also excellent pasta dishes such as homemade gnocchi. The resort also organises private beach picnics if you want to enjoy an intimate lunch by the sea.
Wicked Walu Seafood Restaurant, Viti Levu
The freshly-caught seafood of Fiji can be enjoyed in a restaurant that has been voted one of Fiji’s best. Fish, lobsters and other seafood are grilled on the barbeque but there are also succulent chargrilled steaks for meat lovers and a selection of mouth-watering, decadent desserts. Enjoy a meal with a fabulous view as you hear the waves lapping gently at the shore at The Warwick resort.
The Rhum-Ba, Port Denerau
Situated in the Denarau Yacht Club, this restaurant serves locally-sourced ingredient such as freshly-caught seafood and thick, juicy steaks, as well as local favourites such as Kokoda, a dish of fish marinated in chilli, lime juice and coconut milk and Sugarcane Prawn skewers marinated in lemon and herbs before being grilled to perfection.
As you’ve guessed, they have an excellent rum selection with over 100 different kinds of rum from around the world so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing cocktail as you take in the colours of the sunset on the horizon.
Tours to do in Fiji on your honeymoon
If you’re short on time but you want to fill every minute of the day with action, head on this adventurous tour which includes a boat ride down the Navua River, the opportunity to bathe at Magic waterfall, marvel at the local wildlife, raft down the river in a bamboo raft and visit a local village to learn about the local traditions and culture and enjoy a lovo meal of a traditional barbeque cooked underground on hot stones. Prices start from €65 per person.
This combination tour offers the best of local nature and culture, you will be able to explore the tranquil Garden of the Sleeping Giants where you can see the verdant tropical plants and colourful orchids, you can even bath in natural hot springs or cover yourself in purifying mud in a mud pool.
The tour will also take you to a local village where you can learn about the local culture. This tour will give you another perspective of Fiji with a local guide. The price of €52 includes hotel transfers from Nadi.
If you want to see the dramatic islands of Fiji from a bird’s-eye view, this tour is for you! A 40-minute helicopter flight from Denarau Port will give you aerial perspectives of the stunning landscape of Fiji with its coral coast, majestic waterfalls, villages, mountains and volcanic rocks.
The tour also combines a flight with a road tour where you can explore the diverse nature and wildlife of Fiji from the ground with a guide and explore an impressive Hindu temple and visit a local village before visiting hot springs and mud pools. The four or five-hour tour combines the best of land and air to create an unforgettable experience for your honeymoon. This luxurious trip starts at €886 per person.
Day trips from Fiji on your honeymoon
On this cruise to the tropical island of Tivua, you will experience the local culture of Fiji through a kava ceremony followed by the opportunity to explore the island’s beaches and snorkel in the clear waters. You can also take a glass-bottom boat tour to peer at the colourful fishes or even take a canoe out onto the water. All activities are included in the price of €101 per person, including hotel transfers, guide, kayaks, unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks and a delicious barbeque lunch.
Recommended honeymoon tours in Fiji
- Authentic Fijian Day Cruise – Best Day You Will Have In Fiji – Guaranteed
- Sunset Cruise, Dinner & Show
- Full Day South Sea Island Day Cruise
- Fiji: Day Trip to Cloud 9 Floating Platform Including Food and Beverages
- Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji
- Suva Shore Excursion: Jewel of Fiji Tour
- Half-Day Fiji Zip-line Tour from Nadi
- Malamala Beach Club
- Scenic Helicopter Flight Over the Fiji Islands
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