Fiji Honeymoon Guide

by Jack Cheng
Better Beach Fiji Islands honeymoon guide

About Fiji

Fiji is a cluster of more than 300 islands in the South Pacific Ocean, neighbouring Australia, New Zealand, and Vanuatu, and formed mostly by volcanic activities occurring more than 150-million years ago. The islands are surrounded by some of the largest reef systems in the world, including the Great Astrolabe Reef in Kadavu.

With tropical weather year-round, the islands can be visited throughout the year. But those hoping to avoid rain should watch out for storm season, falling between November and April.

Better Beach Fiji islands honeymoon

Most of the inhabited islands are reachable by ferry, helicopter, and seaplanes. Fiji has one of the most developed economies and infrastructure in the region, so urban areas are accessible by cars.

Proper currency: Fiji Dollar (FJD), however, most places accept Visa and Mastercard. ATMs, banks, and currency exchange places are also available near hotels and resorts. You will only need a small amount of cash for everyday use and souvenirs, around $300-600.

What to Bring Checklist

*Light Clothing, including light jackets and sweatshirts for cooler evenings. When it rains in Fiji, it pours, so make sure you have water-repellent clothing as well.

*Sun protection, including sunscreen with high SPF, sun hats, and sunglasses.

*Swimwear, flops, breathable shoes and water shoes (reef shoes). If you plan on hiking, bring hiking shoes and water bottles.

*Power adaptor and personal electronics, i.e. laptop for storing photos and to access the Internet.

*Mosquito repellent and bug spray.

*Snorkelling gear, if you don’t want to rent used equipment. Floaties are also nice to have if you plan on jumping into the water from overwater bungalows.

*Flashlight with extra batteries, because there are no streetlights near the beaches or outdoor locations.

*Camera and/or underwater cameras and underwater cases, pouches.

*Buy travel insurance.

Where to Go and What to Do

Viti Levu

Better Beach Fiji Islands Viti Levu

Fiji’s largest and most populated island, Viti Levu is the economic centre of the country and home to its capital Suva.

Things to do

Enjoy both city life and outdoor adventures on the island. Go from shopping in downtown Suva, bar hop, to visiting natural and cultural landmarks like Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Sigatoka Valley, Namosi Highlands, Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, and Beqa Island.

Vanua Levu

Better Beach Fiji Islands Vanua Levu

The second largest island, Vanua Levu is less developed and teems with wildlife, tropical rainforests, and hot springs.

Things to do

The island is perfect for those hoping to explore Fiji’s backcountry and to see its endemic species up close. Visit Namena Marine Park to explore underwater coral gardens and snorkel with tropical marine life, flora and fauna.

Experience authentic island culture at the harbour town, Savusavu, and check out nearby hot springs. Journey further inland and see the island’s hills and valley, including Waisali Rainforest Reserve, home to natural pools, unique geology, rare species and endangered wildlife.

Taveuni

Better Beach Fiji Islands Taveuni

Known as the garden island, Taveuni is the third largest island in Fiji. Shaped by a rugged tropical landscape, overgrown rainforests, and carved by canyons, river creeks, and waterfalls, this island is the place to see some of the most picturesque parts of Fiji.

Things to do

Several natural landmarks and nature reserves can be visited multiple times here, including Lake Tagimaucia, Tavoro Falls, Vuna Blowholes, Des Voeux Peak, and the hiking trail Lavena Coastal Walk.

Where To Stay

Kokomo Private Island Resort

Better Beach Fiji Island Kokomo Resort

All suites enjoy striking views of the island. Here you’ll find the fourth largest coral reef, world-class diving and captivating marine life. Kokomo Private Island Resort is perfect for couples and offers beachfront villas with private courtyard along with direct beach access.

The resort’s dining venues exemplify ‘farm to table’ and ‘dock to dish’ dining with its 5.5-acre farm and cooperation with the local fishing community to provide a wide range of organic ingredients for its kitchens. Look for the resort’s Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary located inside its tropical garden for an elevated Fiji wellness experience with all-natural treatments.

Six Senses Fiji

Better Beach Fiji Islands Six Senses

Located on Malolo Island, raw, natural beauty surrounds the eco-friendly Six Senses Fiji. From unbroken white-sand beaches touched by azure waters to the coral-lined reefs that decorate its tropical beachfront, Six Senses is an all-inclusive resort in a league of its own.

With 24 spacious private pool villas facing either the beach or tropical garden, this accommodation allows guests to feel fully immersed in the local ecosystem. Those relaxing at its holistic spa can enjoy a wide range of contemporary and traditional Fijian healing practices mixed with organic alchemical treatments.

You won’t have to search hard for authentic Fijian cuisine at Six Senses’ dining venues, which offer progressively modern dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

Better Beach Fiji Islands Jean Michel Cousteau

Overlooking Savusavu Bay, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort sits on a stretch of private beach, edged by turquoise waters and canopied by wind-swept palms. This luxury eco-resort features spacious, secluded, oceanfront and garden villas.

Couples can enjoy total privacy and romance at the sanctuary of its Honeymoon Point Reef Bures, which comes with deluxe living spaces, outdoor hot tub, and patio deck with panoramic views of the bay.

Search for the resort’s rejuvenating beachside spa for restorative organic treatments, or dine at its gourmet restaurants, featuring Fijian and internationally-inspired dishes designed by its Executive Chef, Raymond Lee.

Where to Eat

EcoCafe, Queen’s Highway, Votua Village, Viti Levu, Fiji (Italian Fujian Pizza Vegetarian-Friendly)

Wicked Walu Seafood Restaurant, Queen’s Road, P.O. Box 100 Korolevu, Coral Coast, Viti Levu, Fiji (Seafood, International, Vegan Options)

Ocean Terrace, 77 Sunset Strip at Bedarra Beach Inn, Korotogo, Sigatoka, Viti Levu 1213, Fiji (Seafood, International, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan Options)

IVI Restaurant at Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji, (Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan Option)

Navo at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola Bay, Maro Road, Natadola, Fiji (Seafood, International, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan Options)

Koro at Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji, Denarau Island, Viti Levu, Fiji (International, European, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan Options)

What to Buy

Fiji Island kava

Fiji’s local handicrafts, island art and carvings are quite the souvenir to take home. At the local markets look for these traditional Fijian products.

Kava: Used in many traditional ceremonies kava is an integral part of Fijian’s life. The plant’s root is ground into powders and made into beverages that give the drinker a relaxed feeling. Too much, and you just might fall asleep.

Pearl: Considered to be rarest in the world, pearls in Fiji are unique in colour. Pearl-made jewellery is highly sought-after on the island, and you can tour pearl farms with J Hunter Pearls in Savusavu.

Wood carvings: Traditional handmade wood carving products come in many forms. While visiting the islands, look for pieces connected to Fiji’s rich history, including cannibal forks, turtle figures and carvings, and traditional Mako masks.

Coconut shells: Delicately handcrafted, coconut shell bowls are used to serve kava drinks. You’ll also find them made into containers, trinkets, jewellery and other quaint decorative pieces.

Tapa cloth painting: A decorated cloth made from mulberry or breadfruit tree barks, Tapa contains intricate motifs that feature various traditional patterns, flowers, and animals. Beautiful on any mantle, bedroom wall, or as a gift.

Beauty products: Pure Fiji beauty products are made from locally-sourced ingredients and are eco-friendly. Completely organic, Pure Fiji offers spa oils, face creams, shampoos, conditioners, and soaps.

Ready to make lasting honeymoon memories on the stunning Fiji Islands? Contact our expert travellers today for your next Better Beach romantic getaway. Call 1-877-967-5302 or visit us in-store for more!

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