Floating on the heart of the South Pacific and consisting of 332 astounding island lies the archipelago Republic of the Fiji Islands. Home to some of the best beaches in the South Pacific, the island nation of Fiji is the ideal honeymoon spot to start a love story you will never get tired of telling.
The islands are a spectacular blue print of the Garden of Eden paved with the monumental palm trees waving against the backdrop of the emerald rainforest under the soft radiation of the tropical sun.
The Fiji Island is the perfect dream destination for weddings and honeymoons. For families and children, this is the place where happiness finds you. Right from the very first moment the friendly natives say ‘Bula’ the cheerful Fijian greeting and lace you with the orchid necklace, there is no doubt you are going to enjoy every second of your stay.
Fiji is a wonderful place to visit. Endowed with a topic climate, the temperature hovers around 88F in the summer months and barely drops to an average of 84F during the winter. The only factors that distinguish the two seasons are the typical wet weather of the summer and the dry atmosphere of the winter months. You can simply say that the Fiji Island is an all-year-round destination.
Another exciting part of the Fiji Island is that it has resorts designed exclusively with honeymooning couples in mind. These resorts are tailored to provide couples with luxurious experiences geared towards romance and privacy. Most of the Fiji honeymoon spots are tucked away in their own secluded tropic islands given the couples that chance to have maximum privacy. Some even have their own exotic beaches. What can be more relaxing and romantic than lying in the day bed with your spouse and watching the sunset?
Fiji Island: Things to do.
Wherever you are in Fiji, there is a huge variety of things to do. This is your once in a lifetime romantic adventure. You’d want to be doing things that will bring smiles to your faces anything you recall your honeymoon. Since it is a honeymoon, you have to savour every single moment of your stay. You don’t want to go back home thinking about things you didn’t do. Your honeymoon should be your own private world, where you and your spouse will be treated with royalty. Fiji has everything. From magical jungle waterfalls to white sand beaches ringed with coconut palms. One of the most remarkable things about Fiji is the people. Here are some of the things you can do in the Fiji islands.
The Fiji museum
Take a journey into Fiji’s archaeological, political, cultural and linguistic evolution located in the heart of Suva’s botanical gardens. The Fiji’s museum is home to a collection of archaeological material dating back 3,700 years and cultural monuments showcasing Fiji’s indigenous inhabitants and other regions that have settled in the island group over the past century.
Get lost on the turtle island
The breathtaking panoramas of the renowned Blue Lagoon and neighboring Yasawa Islands can be seen from your spacious Fijian villa. The turtle island is the perfect getaway for newlyweds, a place where you can celebrate love. This couple-only private island is blessed with white, powdery, pristine beaches where couples can stroll, wade in the turquoise waters, cruise on a sailboat or experience the abundant sea life by scuba diving or snorkeling with the Fijian guides.
Dine and wine
The Fijian cultural diversity is reflected in their cuisine. Restaurants are limitless. The markets are piled with sweet potatoes, taros, bananas and leafy vegetables. When you are invited to a Fijian home for a meal as a guest, you must start on the dish first. It is their local custom to wait properly for the house guest to make their first move towards the food otherwise everyone will simply wait around with grumbling stomach. And it is impolite to remind you about the food.
The indigenous Fijian dishes include Tavioka (cassava), dala (taro), fish and lolo (coconut cream). Kokoda is a very popular dish in the island. It is made with raw fish marinated with lime juice. Kara is the national drink. It’s quite unlikely you’ll leave Fiji without trying it. You are definitely going to be overwhelmed by the irresistible aroma and natural great flavor of coconuts.
Fiji bitter and Fiji gold are the common Fijian beers. Local beers and imported spirits and wines are found in bottle shops, markets and restaurants. You are sure to find a selection of drinks on the menu at the resorts and hotels you find on the island.
Jump on a jet ski
The Fiji waters are friendly and so jet skiing is always fun. You can explore the Fiji islands on a jet ski. It’s a wonderful way to discover a beautiful hidden Fiji Yanuca.
Yanuca Marine reserve is a 4-10 feet deep lagoon. The lagoon offers turquoise waters, live and fluorescent coral display of Fiji’s underwater world.
Visit the Fijian village
The natives are very friendly. The Fijians are very traditional and it is important that you respect their customs. You can tour the village with your spouse in the company of a guide who will educate you on the protocols of the islanders. Touring the villages is very relaxing and you’ll be able to wander freely and meet many of the villagers particularly the children as they go about their daily life.
Fiji: where to stay
Fiji is famously known for its beautiful beaches, resorts and island atmosphere. Choosing a place to stay might prove to be difficult not because there are no good places but because the choices for accommodation are very huge. You might just get confused.
There are over 50 resorts and hotel stretching over the 320+ islands that make up Fiji. Lots of resorts and hotel are situated in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, the two largest islands of Fiji, while the others are scattered on the smaller islands.
Below are some of the hotels and resorts in Fiji;
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa (5*) – $296
Wananavu Beach Resort (4*)-$148
Waidroka Bay Resort (5*)-$98
Fiji Beach Resort & Spa Managed by Hilton (5*)-$122
Five Princes Hotel- $136
Grand Eastern Hotel-$53
Raffles Gateway Hotel-$83
The best way to Fiji is by air, although new Zealanders and Australians can be in Fiji in a few hours. Fiji airways is fiji’s national carrier has regular flights from destination like Melbourne, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Hongkong.
Nad international airport is the major gateway into the country, though there are several domestic airports scattered through the islands.
To enter into Fiji, all you need is a valid passport beyond the intended period of stay and a ticket for return or onward travel to another country which you are authorized to enter.
A 4 month visa is granted automatically on arrival to visitors for most countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico, Jamaica, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia and others.
Airlines that go to Fiji include Emirates, Qatar, Fiji Airway, Air Pacific and Pacific Blue.
Dialing Codes — Fiji does not have domestic area codes. The country code for calling into Fiji is 679.
Language — English is an official language of Fiji. Other languages include , Fijian, Hindustani
Time — Local time in Fiji is 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
Security– – The nationwide emergency police number is tel. 917 throughout Fiji. The non-emergency numbers are tel. 670 0222 in Nadi, 334 3777 in Suva.
Religion– Christian 58% (Methodist 36%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 33.7%, Muslim 7%, Sikh 0.4% (Wikipedia)
Finance– When heading to the outer islands, make certain you bring enough local currency, as ATMs are difficult to come by outside of city centers. Credit cards and Fijian dollars are the widely acceptable currency, although traveler’s checks can still be used where there is a large population of tourists. Hotels and banks are still the best avenues for a good exchange rate.