There’s something magical about being whisked away to one of Fiji’s 333 islands after saying “I do.” Fiji is the ultimate destination for a dream honeymoon, with its exotic beaches, turquoise ocean stretched as far as the eye can see, remote islands, and tropical rainforests, not to mention some of the friendliest locals in the world.
Not only do we think Fiji is the perfect place for a honeymoon, the Condé Nast Traveler May 2015 issue does, as well. Some of our favorite choices for a honeymoon getaway—Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Namale Resort & Spa, Royal Davui, and Qamea Resort & Spa—made the prestigious list.
Here are 18 reasons why these are some of the best honeymoon properties Fiji has to offer:
- Likuliku, situated in the Mamanucas, on 2,000-acre Malolo Island in the western part of the country, has something special that no other resort in Fiji can offer: the exotic over-water bungalow.
- The unique over-water bures have sprawling ceilings, hand-woven thatch, and an exotic mix of natural materials that embodies Fijian culture.
- The heart of Likuliku is a magnificent building in the design of a Fijian canoe house.
- View colorful fish and even blue starfish through the glass floor, all from the comfort of your sitting room, in Likuliku’s over-water bures.
- Learn about ancient Fijian mythology by visiting the sites at Likuliku, including the old village of Yaro and Potters Cave; Vatu Tagi, called weeping rock; and Vatu Tabu, known as the sacred wishing rock.
- Celebrities including Oprah, Russell Crowe, Meg Ryan, Anthony Hopkins, Quincy Jones, and Donna Karan love Namale in northern Fiji’s Savusavu.
- Namale has a staff of 140, about three staff for every guest. This ratio ensures you’ll be pampered and catered to with plenty of attention from a caring staff of Fijians.
- Namale’s spa is the #1 spa in Fiji, built on 10,000 square feet of volcanic pinnacles overlooking the Koro Sea and the South Pacific Ocean beyond for a spectacular view. Popular spa packages include “Moonlight Magic” and “Sunset Bliss.”
- For the active couple, Namale has the only indoor activities center in Fiji, with a golf simulator, ten-pin bowling, table tennis, and more.
- Royal Davui, located in Beqa Lagoon on the Pacific coast of the main island of Fiji, is known for Fiji firewalkers and surfing.
- Maintaining its pristine natural environment is important in Royal Davui. Villas were built into the island’s cliffs around trees and vegetation to preserve the natural environment.
- The number one activity guests rave about at Royal Davui is the private sand cay, a sandbar for picnics, snorkeling, and enjoying a day on the beach in your own private sand plot in the middle of the ocean.
- For a glimpse into Fijian culture, Royal Davui takes guests to a village where you not only get to walk around and talk to locals but also visit a school with cute children welcoming you. You will also get to participate in a welcome ceremony and meet the chief of the village.
- Royal Davui offers some of the most romantic views in Fiji from guest villas that look out onto reefs, nearby islands, and sunsets.
- Qamea is an island in the far north of Fiji, with a gorgeous, lush green tropical jungle and white sand beaches.
- From the moment you step onto Qamea, you will feel as though you have entered an authentic Fijian village set in a South Pacific tropical paradise.
- For the adventurous traveler who also seeks beauty, culture, and relaxation, Qamea is the place. Guests can explore a range of complimentary activities including snorkeling, Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, sea canoeing, croquet, and visiting one of the local villages. For relaxation and beauty, enjoy walking through the rainforest or sitting back on the beach for some much-needed disconnection from the world.
- Qamea offers two royal beach houses with maximum privacy and secluded luxury at the far end of the beach. The oversized accommodations of 1,700 square feet offer their own private beachside pools and an escape from the rest of the resort.
While resorts all over Fiji have unique offerings that make them special for honeymoons, one thing remains constant anywhere you go: Fijians’ friendly nature and warm hospitality. Fijians are genuine, kind, and always willing to help. You really do have to experience the Fijian people for yourself. Their kindness will stay with you long after you visit this truly beautiful country.