Honeymoon Guide: Fiji
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WHERE TO STAY
As you might expect from the son of the celebrated underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel’s resort offers plenty of top-notch diving and snorkeling opportunities. The resort is also very eco-friendly, and works with the locals on a number of preservation projects. Just don’t confuse social responsibility with asceticism. Jean Michael’s offers plenty of pampering and creature comforts: Honeymooners will love the spa treatments, romantic dinners at the end of the pier, and a private island that can be all yours for the day. We suggest you shack up in the Honeymoon Point Reef Bure—it has an outdoor spa tub and is completely isolated.
Start your Fijian honeymoon holding hands in a helicopter high above the islands. Tokoriki Island is a 15-minute flight from Nadi, and it’s as stunning from above as it is on the ground. Thirty-four guest bures and villas are spread out over 160 acres, so privacy is easy to come by at Tokoriki. The bures are newly renovated, and each one comes with its own outdoor shower. Swim in the infinity-edge pool, get a coconut rub from the spa, or take one of the resort’s sailboats for a fling.
Arguably one of Fiji's poshest resorts, Yasawa is situated on its own private island. Of the 18 bures scattered along the beach, we think that the Lomalagi Bure, which the resort describes as "supreme," is perfect for honeymooners, as it is set farthest apart from the others. Each bure comes with a beach hut and a hammock—could a couple ask for anything more? If you’re feeling active and you can leave the hammock behind, the resort offers tennis courts, a variety of water sports, and a launch to visit the Blue Lagoon caves.
Hey, bures are not for everyone, and if you prefer a traditional resort, the Sheraton is a good option. The resort is located on Denaru Island, which is connected to Nadi by a causeway—making this a convenient spot en route to and from the airport. The Westin Denaru Island Resort and Sheraton Denaru Villas share the island, and guests at the Sheraton can use all of the facilities at all threeresorts. This means a selection of 17 restaurants and bars (a bonus in Fiji, where most visitors take all their meals at one or two restaurants), and the Westin’s full menu of spa services, all of which are yours for the taking. Golfers will find Fiji’s best course here, too.
MATANGI PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT
Matangi is family owned boutique resort on a 240-acre private island located in the lush tropical northern part of the Fiji Islands. Here you'll experience a horseshoe-shaped island paradise that boasts virgin tropical rainforest, and white sand beaches. Matangi Island was recently featured in December 2011 Brides Magazine as one of the "must see" resorts in all of Fiji and also featured in Patricia Schultz's book, "1,000 Places to See before You Die". Matangi offers 10 traditional Fijian designed bures and 3 unique treehouses, all with air-conditioning.
LIKULIKU LAGOON RESORT
A couples only retreat comprising 45 bures and featuring Fiji's only over-water accommodation. Likuliku was built using traditional designs and architecture to enhance your Fijian experience. Unwind at Masima Island bar surrounded by azure lagoon waters; be pampered in the spa; snorkel the incredible, vibrant reef; immerse yourself in the ancient culture; explore nearby islands or just relax and soak up the one-of-a- kind beauty that is Likuliku Lagoon Resort.
NAMALE RESORT & SPA
Namale is designed for the more discerning traveler that wants a romantic, unique and memorable experience with service oriented staff. This award winning all inclusive resort is perched on Fijian cliff tops and located at a place where the rainforest meets the ocean. Namale is spread out across 525 acres. Whether you are looking for unique Fijian experiences, adventure or pampering from a dedicated committed staff, Namale can cater to your every need.
CASTAWAY ISLAND, FIJI
Castaway Island, Fiji is one of the most established private island resort resorts in Fiji. Surrounded by white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, it is perfect for honeymooners. Castaway is one of Fiji's most popular island resorts and you'll mingle with gusts from all over the world. Whether you choose snorkelling right off the beach, PADI Five Star Gold Palm diving, catamarans, kayaks, windsurfers, parasailing, you'll find all the adventure you need at Castaway.
QAMEA RESORT & SPA
Qamea Resort and Spa is an intimate all beachfront luxury boutique set amidst 100 acres of lush tropical landscaped gardens, bush land, and jagged volcanic South Pacific mountains that soar behind the property. You'll enjoy incredible snorkelling just off the resort that has been named as one of the top ten resort snorkelling reefs in the world, hobie cat sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, hiking, croquet, visiting one of the local villages and hiking. The scuba diving is world renowned. If you like to visit the spa you'll love the new one at Qamea, the only Guinot Institute- Paris spa in the South Pacific.
ROYAL DAVUI RESORT
Royal Davui Island Resort is an exclusive adults-only sanctuary situated in Fiji's spectacular Beqa Lagoon offering a special blend of Fijian luxury, elegance and privacy. With just 16 exquisitely appointed Vales nestled around 10 acres of lush tropical you'll experience genuine care and warmth where the staff know you by name, as well as the privacy and freedom to be secluded in your own tropical oasis. You'll especially like that the private plunge pools in all the villas.