Composed of 333 islands in the South Pacific, Fiji boasts gorgeous beaches, coral reefs, and rainforest. If you’re overwhelmed by all that Fiji has to offer, don’t despair! Holidays for Couples has a wealth of experience in helping couples plan romantic getaways and honeymoons, and they’ve gathered 10 reasons to love a honeymoon in Fiji. So, it’s time to discover Fiji’s ‘Bula Spirit’ – the warmth, compassion and genuine friendliness of the Fijian people will make your honeymoon unforgettable. With so many islands and activities, you and your better half can easily choose how you to best celebrate your love.
No honeymoon’s complete without some time spent horizontal, good book in hand, soaking up some sun on a white sand beach. There’s no shortage of idyllic spots to throw down your towel in Fiji, but the top spots are in the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups.
2. Snorkelling and diving
For those who love an underwater adventure, Fiji offers some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world. Kadavu and Taveuni Islands have exceptional diving and you’re likely to spot manta rays, turtles, sea snakes and a wide range of coral fish. If you prefer to experience the reef from above, there are plenty of options. Many resorts rent snorkel gear and in some locations, you can skip the boat and swim right out from the beach.
A great way to soak up the sun while getting a bit of exercise and enjoying the incredible scenery, kayaking helps you escape the hustle bustle of island life. If you want to strike out on your own, launch your kayaks from Yasawa or Taveuni Islands to enjoy the peace and quiet of paddling amongst tropical islands and coral reefs. Never kayaked before? Take a guided tour and you will be hooked on paddling.
Want to catch your own dinner? Spend a day out on the Pacific trying to hook a blue or black marlin, mahimahi, or albacore. Head back to the resort and let the chef prepare your hard-won feast.
5. Local cuisine
You definitely won’t go hungry in Fiji, where the local fare mainly consists of coconut, sweet potatoes, fish and heaps of fresh fruit. Make sure you try kokoda, the Fijian equivalent of ceviche, comprised of fresh fish like mahimahi, coconut cream, onions, lemon and lime juice, salt and chillies. Fresh and tangy, this dish delights as an early afternoon snack.
Coconuts are nature’s energy powerhouses. Just finished an incredible snorkel or dive session and feeling a little crispy and encrusted with sea salt? Sip on one of these and your thirst will be quenched, and energy instantly restored – totally ready for the next adventure.
Few things are as extraordinary as a Fijian sunset. There’s something truly magical about the sun dipping below the skyline, reflecting a gorgeous spectrum of colours over white sand beaches, palm trees and fishing boats.
Get off the beaten path and venture into the lush rainforests of Fiji. The interiors of these islands are teeming with life: exotic birds and flowers abound. A hike into one of Fiji’s parks or forests will undoubtedly provide a remarkable cultural experience, too. Consider taking a guide for more about the country’s history, flora and fauna.
Not only are they a stunning backdrop for all your honeymoon photos, Fiji’s volcanoes are an adventure waiting to happen. Hike a volcano and enjoy the 360 degree view from the top.
Who doesn’t love a waterfall? Fiji’s home to several magnificent waterfalls, all waiting for you to experience their splendour. The gorgeous Tavoro Falls in Taveuni is well worth the hike, and the natural water slide at Lower Bouma Falls will make you and your partner giggle like the newlyweds you are.
Images courtesy of Tourism Fiji