couple on a honeymoon in fiji

In this Article by South Pacific travel expert Ian Osborn
Romance in the Outer Islands  —  Exploring the Yasawa Islands  —   Weddings & Honeymoons in the Mamanuca Islands   —   Romantic Holidays on the Main Island

For those looking to enjoy their honeymoon in Fiji, the country has a great selection of high-end luxury resorts, many of which don't permit children ensuring a truly intimate ambience for a honeymoon. The outer islands in Fiji offer the most tranquil settings and a sense of being far from the commercial world of tourism, particularly the upmarket resorts around Taveuni and Savusavu. The Yasawa Islands are another good choice, with beautiful beaches and There are a handful of resorts in the Mamanuca Islands that don't permit children and although these are much easier to get to being accessible from Nadi Airport by boat (or helicopter within 10-minutes), they don't quite have that same genuine charm that the outer islands offer.

enjoying a sunset swim on a romantic holiday in fiji

Fiji also happens to be the best destination in the South Pacific for getting married - if you're looking somewhere specials to tie the knot, please see our: Fiji Wedding Guide

Whether you're looking for a quiet holiday, a romantic ambience for your honeymoon or just want to meet other like-minded couples in an environment free from children, Fiji has the ideal romantic beach resort for you. Read our travel guide below for ideas on which islands to visit for a romantic holiday.

perfect beach for a honeymoon in fiji

Weddings & Honeymoons in the Mamanuca Islands

Just an hour travel time by boat from Nadi Airport across a calm lagoon, or a 10-minute hop by helicopter or sea-plane, the Mamanuca Islands is a very convenient spot for a romantic holiday in Fiji or for getting married on the beach. Although it's just as easy to get to for everyone else making it Fiji's number one holiday spot, people come here for a reason .... it has beautiful beaches, plenty of watersports and beautiful outlooks from your beach front bure. And not all of the resorts are large and aimed at families. There are a handful of small boutique resorts that don't permit children and a few that cater to just a handful of guests ensuring absolute intimacy. Head here if you don't like travelling far and to soak up Fiji's sunniest weather.

picture of Tokoriki Island Resort beach
Tokoriki Island Resort is a delightful secluded Beach Front resort in the quiet outer Mamanuca Islands with stunning sunsets and romantic ambience. Just 34 comfortable beach-front bungalows alongside a sweeping beach ensures privacy. Extensive water sports, fishing and diving amongst the pristine reefs.
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Lomani Resort offers a contemporary Mediterranean style setting with an intimate child-free atmosphere. A large swimming and exceptional restaurant, this beach front resort offers access to neighbouring Plantation Island Resort facilities including 9-hole golf course plus the marina at Musket Cove.
picture of Tropica Island Resort beach
Tropica Island Resort is one of the most affordable fully serviced budget resorts in the Mamanucas - a mix between a small family resort and a backpackers retreat. Located on a coarse sand beach with good offshore snorkelling, the resort offers a range of rooms from a dorm lodge to family beach bungalows.
picture of Matamanoa Island Resort beach
Matamanoa Island is a small, intimate and secluded boutique resort for romantic couples. The island boasts excellent snorkelling in a turquoise lagoon littered with coral reefs. Created for those who dream of peace and tranquillity, the resort has adopted a year round policy of not permitting children under the age of 12-years.

Secluded Romantic Beach Resorts in the Yasawa Islands

The exquisite Yasawa Islands offer sublime beaches and delightful snorkelling lagoons. These are some of the most scenically beautiful islands in Fiji and there are several outstanding romantic resorts from very exclusive to very affordable. These are perfect islands to unwind on a beach and cool off in the lagoon.

picture of Yasawa Island Resort beach
Yasawa Island Resort Fiji offers luxurious accommodation and service in one of the most splendid beach settings in Fiji. Isolated, traditional, great for exploring and scuba diving, this is the ultimate pampered small resort beach holiday in Fiji. Yasawa Island offers one of the most secluded honeymoon bures in Fiji.
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Navutu Stars is a small luxury boutique resort aimed at romantic couples with nine contemporary designed Mediterranean styled villas (two feature private spa). The restaurant offers a fusion of Italian and Fijian cuisine and a great selection of wines.
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Nanuya Island Resort is an excellent value mid-market resort with comfortable wooden bungalows, a beautifully designed restaurant and lots of watersports . With a total of only twelve bungalows, this is an intimate setting ideally suited to couples looking for a picturesque and secluded beach setting.

Romance of the Unexplored Outer Islands

Remoteness on holiday often equates with romance and it is certainly true in Fiji that the further you travel the more authentic your experience. Luxury boutique resorts can be found scattered all around the outer islands alongside secluded beaches and usually tucked into isolated bays. Holidays in the outer islands will appeal to more adventurous couples with Taveuni in the north of Fiji having some of the best scuba diving in the South Pacific as well as being a garden paradise with lush tropical forests and an abundance of waterfalls. Similarly, Beqa Island in the Southern islands has great scuba diving, surfing and hiking trails.

picture of Matangi Island Resort beach
Matangi Island Resort is a family owned private island resort with just fourteen traditional hand crafted bungalows. Renowned for its down-to-earth atmosphere Matangi offers the perfect tropical holiday atmosphere for honeymoons, nature lovers and diving enthusiasts.
picture of Matava Hideaway beach
Matava is a small eco hideaway on the south east coast of Kadavu, ideal for scuba diving enthusiasts or nature lovers looking for a secluded location. Accommodation is in traditional bures set on hill with fine ocean views but the property does not have a beach.
picture of Lalati Resort beach
Lalati Resort is location on the west coast of Beqa Island and is ideal for a honeymoon, adventure and scuba diving. Set at the foot of tropical mountains with forest tracks and facing a deeply indented bay ideal for kayaking, Lalati offers just ten traditional style bures.

Active Honeymoons on the Main Island of Viti Levu

The best beaches on Viti Levu (the main island) start about 30-minutes drive to the south of Nadi and continue along the south coast. This region is known as the Coral Coast and here you'll find about a dozen large resorts, each one in a secluded beach location. The beaches along the Coral Coast vary considerable although none have good snorkelling from the beach front - most resorts organise short boat trips to the outer reefs where snorkelling is much better. Some beaches, like Natadola, have great swimming and good waves for body surfing. Others, like Korotogo, have a lagoon so shallow that you can walk ankle deep to the outer reef at low tide viewing the coral rock pools along the way.

Intercontinental Resort, Natadola F$ 575 - 1,337 per couple - inc. breakfast get hotels best rate quote
picture of Intercontinental Resort beach
The majestic Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort is a large resort with beautifully appointed contemporary styled rooms and suites aimed at both couples and families. With direct access to the fantastic white sands of Natadola Beach, the Intercontinental offers a private golf course, three swimming pools and a spa centre.
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Crusoe's Retreat offers affordable bures for adventurous couples tucked into a pristine bay, surrounded by tropical rainforest and adjacent to a traditional Fijian village. Crusoe's is close to the fabulous sightseeing around Pacific Harbour.

The resorts along the Coral Coast are mostly aimed at families and those who like sightseeing and shopping, although there are a couple of small boutique resorts for couples and some of the larger resorts here have segregated areas for adults. The further east you travel (away from Nadi Airport), the more dense and tropical the countryside becomes and the more intimate the setting. By the time you reach Korolevu, 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Nadi Airport, the scenery is distinctly tropical with rain forest clad mountains and secluded bays with smaller resorts aimed more at couples than families.