Raiwasa is not only one of the most luxurious private resorts in the whole of Fiji, but also one of the world’s most exclusive and private hideaways. You’ll be entranced by the magical world in which you find yourself; pampered like royalty by a highly trained staff of ten in an awe-inspiring tropical setting few people ever get to appreciate. You’ll marvel at the unique sights, sounds, and tastes of a pristine environment that blends five star comfort and lifestyle experiences you will never forget.
Sitting on three acres of land and perched high above the South Pacific, with an awesome 180-degree view overlooking the Somosomo Strait and surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest and swaying palm trees.
Raiwasa Private Resort offers the privacy and understated luxury of a world-class retreat.
An environment acclaimed so much by seasoned world travelers, honeymooners, brides & grooms that they begin to run out of superlatives. Spectacular, superb, amazing, perfect, and speechless are just some of the words that have been used. Kick back and relax like you’ve never relaxed before and start your life together with an unforgettable experience at Raiwasa Private Resort.
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What does your resort offer to Brides & Grooms (services & experience)?
Raiwasa private resort is the ultimate luxury for an unforgettable wedding or honeymoon. Unrivaled privacy with your own private 3 acre resort, dedicated 5 star chefs prepare food catered to your likes and desires, a staff of 10 just for the two of you; including highly trained massage and skin care therapists, a private chauffer and car to take you to amazing cultural, nature and adventure activities that are unique to the island of Taveuni. You are guaranteed to make memories for a lifetime.
What are some of the things that make your resort unique?
Raiwasa is the most luxurious and private resort on the island of Taveuni, named the Garden Island for its luscious green vegetation and beautiful natural wonders such as the Bouma park, waterfalls and the world renowned Rainbow Reef. You will never be bored exploring our wonders. Coming to Raiwasa means having your own dedicated 3 acre resort, including your own mirror edged pool, 2 king sized air conditioned bedrooms, many private locations to have cocktails, enjoy the sunsets or gaze at the stars, 6 unique dinning locations, private beach and two traditional Fijian thatched bure’s. But what really makes Raiwasa unique is the level of service and attention to detail that only a private resort can provide for our wedding and honeymoon couples. You will be treated like royalty by a highly trained staff of 10 focused only on your needs and desires, including 5 star chefs, service personnel, Pure Fiji trained SPA and skin care therapists as well as 24 hour security. A private chauffer and car to introduce you to cultural, emotionally connected and adventure activities like no other location in Fiji. Raiwasa is a unique and private resort, perfect for your unique and private wedding and honeymoon. Its all about you.
Who are your wedding coordinators and tell us a bit about them?
Erika (based in the US), the co founder of Raiwasa, planned her wedding and honeymoon on Taveuni. She is uniquely positioned to help you plan your amazing wedding day. On the ground, Rosie (in Fiji) takes over as your day wedding coordinator to make sure your day is perfect. Patrick (in US), co founder, and groom coordinator is available to help the grooms (with the jitters) and to coordinate unique experiences and surprises for your bride. Sheryn (in New Zealand) will provide planning support if you are located in the southern hemisphere.
Who are your preferred suppliers?
We have several wedding photographers should you desire wedding photography/videography. We take care of everything else, but can also work with anyone if you have specific requests.
Do you have any key packages? What are they?
We have three all inclusive packages: Gold, Platinum and Black, these are tiered and include an increasing level of service, activities and transportation options. Our add on wedding or vow renewal package is described below:
Preparation and advice on wedding decorations.
Legal registration on the island of Taveuni (very convenient).
Fijian minister to administer the vows.
4 separate ceremony locations to chose from (Beach, garden deck, house deck, overlook deck).
Pre or post wedding spa or skin care treatment for bride and groom.
Flower leis for the bride and groom.
Fijian warrior escorts for the bride.
Floral arch for the ceremony.
Villa decorations will enhance the uniqueness of the day.
Fruit basket and flowers in the Villa.
Guitarist playing during the ceremony.
Champagne toast after the ceremony.
At sunset, enjoy a candlelit Champagne, 5 course dinner in one of our 6 dinning locations.
Free when booking a 10-day stay, not available with other specials and subject to availability.
Do you have any recommendations for pre-wedding activities that can be arranged?
We have so many activities to choose from based on you and we can also customize activities based on our couple’s desires.
What are the choices for the ceremony? I.e. chapels, beachfront, intimate, grand?
As an elopement destination our ceremonies are intimate and we recommend having the ceremony on the overlook deck, house deck or on the private beach by the ocean.
Do you do honeymoon packages? What can make your honeymoon really special?
We offer the most private, safe, luxurious honeymoon experience, a perfect way to set the foundation for a beautiful life together. We can customize your honeymoon depending on your desires of privacy and adventure. Here are the honeymoon special inclusions:
Grand Fijian welcome ceremony with cocktails & welcome flower leis.
Complimentary 1 hour Raiwasa flight recovery massage upon arrival.
Complimentary sparkling wine on arrival.
Grand flower bouquet in the living room.
Private cultural Lovo Night, with guitar serenade.
Private Traditional Fijian kava ceremony .
Cultural experience (Coconut husking, basket weaving).
Cooking class with our chefs.
A second bottle of Champagne
Two 60 min Raiwasa signature massages during your stay.
A dive on the rainbow reef for two adults (if certified).
Grand Fijian farewell ceremony with flower leis.
Requires a min of 5-day stay.
Top 3 tips for planning your wedding in Fiji:
Plan your wedding ahead, come long enough to ensure that we have a beautiful day for your special day, combine your honeymoon at Raiwasa it will enhance your overall experience.