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If your honeymoon requirements include pristine beaches and private islands, Fiji has both of those covered. There's a reason (or six of them) why this South Pacific archipelago continues to top the list of dream honeymoon destinations around the globe. Here, a few of the ways this island chain can turn your honeymoon wanderlust into a reality.
1. Stay on a Private Island
With 333 tropical islands in the archipelago, some of which double as private resorts, it's not hard to make your secluded honeymoon dreams come true. From rustic digs in a traditional thatched roof bure, or bungalow, to modern resorts surrounded by blue lagoons, you can find the ideal stay to suit your style that's never more than a few steps from white-sand beaches.
2. Picnic on Secluded Shores
Get off the grid completely and take a romantic helicopter or seaplane ride over to one of the more remote islands. A Champagne picnic will be ready and waiting for you to toast the sunset and your new nuptials surrounded by nothing but sand and sea.
3. Sleep on the Water
Island hopping here couldn't be easier--especially when your home-away-from-home is on the water. Charter a sailboat for the ultimate honeymoon cruise with just you and your other half aboard for a private tour Fiji's unspoiled Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, stopping to swim in secluded coves along the way.
4. Soak Up the Local Culture
In between days lounging at the beach, set out and explore the local culture with everything from kava ceremonies to a traditional Fijian lunch and a soak in the therapeutic Sabeto hot water springs, said to offer healing properties relieving any lingering post-wedding stress.
5. Take a Scenic Tour--Waterfalls Included
If there's one thing Fiji is definitely not lacking, it's water. On the archipelago's 702 miles of coastline you can spot migrating humpback whales, five of the world's seven types of sea turtles, and resident dolphin pods gathering in Moon Reef. Hike the rainforest and swim in the waterfalls to soak up the scenery, or dive into Fiji's marine life with a guided snorkel or scuba trip at one of the 200 marine parks scattered across the islands.
6. Sunsets Comes with Extra Sparkle
When it comes to spectacular views, sunsets are one of the most romantic possible, and in Fiji they come with a side of something even more special. Stroll on the beach and watch the waves sparkle with phytoplankton just as the sun sets. They don't call it magic hour for nothing.