Considering a honeymoon in Fiji?
If you have been dreaming of white sand and blue ocean for your honeymoon and are looking to enjoy some well-deserved couple-time together after the wedding madness is over, there is no shortage of idyllic options here in the Fiji Islands. In fact, narrowing down the choice can sometimes be hard and leave you wondering if you have made the right decision. Thankfully, Fiji is beautiful anywhere you go, but as a honeymoon is a very special type of holiday it’s a good idea to do your research and think about what will make it truly special.
1. Plan it together
Make sure you and hubby to be talk about what your ideal honeymoon will involve. Will it be relaxing on a beach with a cocktail in hand or will it be snorkelling and diving to your hearts content? Do you want to splurge and go luxury or are you feeling the pinch after the wedding? The style of your honeymoon you want should reflect in the location and resort you book, so agree on the key priorities in advance and make sure you book in a location that matches what you are looking to get out of the experience.
Photos courtesy of The Grand Pacific Hotel
2. Timing is everything
While honeymooning in Fiji is can be amazing all year round, consider booking April-October when the weather is cooler and more consistent. December to March is Fiji’s wet season and can be very humid, and while you’ll find some great specials available at the resorts in this period, you need to consider you may get a lot of wet weather. If you are getting married overseas in the wet season of Fiji and thinking of coming for a honeymoon, consider delaying your honeymoon until April (or later) for the best chance of the blue skies and clear water Fiji is famous for.
Photos courtesy of Nanuku Auberge Resort
3. Short on time?
If you only have a week or so, Fiji is the ideal honeymoon location as you can reach it from most Australian or New Zealand major cities on one flight within 3-4 hours. However some resorts in Fiji then require an additional journey by way of flight, ferry or extensive drive, so consider any additional travel time and your flight times if your stay will be under seven days. Look for resorts that have good transfer arrangements (get collected at the airport, make life easy!) and if you are choosing an island resort we definitely recommend connecting by seaplane or helicopter transfer. Not only is is a special and scenically amazing option, but it will get you to your location much much quicker, allowing for more time to relax and enjoy!
Photos courtesy of Pacific Island Air
4. The special touches
The warm and hospitable staff at the resort will go out of their way to make your Fiji honeymoon trip perfect. Perhaps a private beach picnic would be wonderful? A romantic dinner for two? Champagne on ice and an amazing floral ‘welcome’ message on the bed on arrival? Whatever it is you are looking to do – just ask. Most resorts will be willing to help you create some special honeymoon memories and will go the extra mile to make your stay memorable.
Photos courtesy of Musket Cove Island Resort
5. Use a specialist travel agent
Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip so you want to get it right. Engage the services of a destination travel agent or honeymoon specialist that is familiar with Fiji to make sure your trip runs smoothly. You’ll get great advise on choosing your resort, personalised service and attention to detail to ensure your trip is a breeze from take-off to the first cocktail! After a busy wedding your honeymoon should be a relaxing and stress-free experience and a good travel agent will make this happen. And in the event anything goes wrong, someone experienced will help you deal with it quickly and get everything back on track so the trip is still amazing.
Photos courtesy of Sofitel Resort & Spa
• Copies of Airline tickets and travel documents
• Drivers licence or other ID
• Phone charger
• A good book
• Beach bag & towel
• “Flip flops” (Thongs/Jandals) and casual shoes, you’ll be on sand a lot so no need for heels!
• Cool and loose clothing, one cardigan/wrap/jacket if travelling June-August). Everything is casual in Fiji, nothing formal is required!
• Swimsuit x2
• Sunscreen & sunglasses
• Insect repellent
• Toiletries & basic first aid supplies
• Chilled out attitude – relax and get on Fiji time 😊
Still need some help to choose your honeymoon location? We are happy to connect you with a honeymoon specialist to explore further or we can put you in touch with your chosen resort. Either drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or head across to our Destination Travel Agents page.
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