Where to Get Married in Vanua Levu
Remote, authentic and dubbed as Fiji’s Friendly North, Vanua Levu is the ideal destination for an “alternative” Fiji wedding. Away from the hustle and bustle of Fiji’s main touristic islands, Vanua Levu evokes a relaxed and hospitable charm on what feels like the final frontier for Fiji getaways. While the number of wedding resorts is fewer than elsewhere in Fiji, the resorts offer a range of special wedding venues. Make your aisle an overwater deck, say “I do” with your feet in the sand, or say your vows beside a majestic waterfall in the rainforest. They are all possible wedding venues in Vanua Levu.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Vanua Levu.
1. Nukubati Private Island
If you’re looking for a venue that radiates tranquillity in paradise then set your sights on the Nukubati Private Island. This boutique resort on the edge of Vanua Levu’s Great Sea Reef provides a stunning venue to say “I do”. While couples can choose almost anywhere on the private island to get married, most can’t resist the allure of a sunset beach wedding beside the glistening waters. What’s more, the Nukubati staff can help take care of the main logistics like obtaining a wedding license, as well as create a bespoke wedding package with Fijian serenaders, a village choir and much more.
2. Savasi Island Resort
Choose a private elopement or a private island charter with your loved ones present at the Savasi Island Resort. The resort has a few wedding venues available, any of which will be decorated with seasonal tropical flowers. Choose from a private beach wedding, getting married in a lush tropical garden, or with the crystal clear waters beneath you on their overwater deck. There are two wedding packages available, which you can find out more about in our 6 Best Wedding Packages on Vanua Levu.
3. Sau Bay Retreat
Celebrate your big day just together in a simple wedding or with a full-blown affair with friends and family at Sau Bay Retreat. While there are multiple wedding venues around the resort to choose from, their signature venue being at the “Heart Tree” right on the waterfront. While there, you’ll stay in one of their four different styles of beach cottages and experience activities around Vanua Levu and the nearby island of Taveuni.
4. The Remote Resort
The Remote Resort specialises in private elopements in various wedding venues around their secluded resort. Choose from a toes-in-the-sand wedding on two choices of beach. Alternatively, their overwater deck makes a picturesque wedding aisle. The resort also offers a generous wedding package with the perfect balance of personal and Fijian inclusions. Find out more about the resort in our 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Vanua Levu.
5. Koro Sun Resort
At Vanua Levu’s luxury resort that caters to everybody, it seems like almost anything is possible. Choose from a wide range of venues at the Koro Sun Resort, including on the beach, the Seaside Patio, at the Main Bure, among the lush rainforest, at a Mountain Top Villa, a dive boat for an underwater wedding or another location of your choice. Whether it’s for a wedding with friends and family or a private elopement, Koro Sun Resort has a number of wedding packages available to create a wedding with the right tone for your special day.
6. Daku Fiji Resort
Daku Fiji Resort shows that you don’t have to burn a hole in your wallet to enjoy a wedding in a tropical paradise. The boutique resort specialises in simple weddings. Wedding ceremonies take place in their beautifully manicured tropical garden, while couples can also opt for a reception wedding dinner with Fijian “meke” entertainment.
7. Emaho Sekawa Resort
Experience five-star luxury at the Emaho Sekawa Resort. Nestled in a remote waterfront location among tropical rainforest, Emaho Sekawa provides many stunning locations for saying “I do”. Whether it’s on the beach or on a hilltop among gorgeous gardens overlooking the ocean, the team will find the perfect place for your bespoke wedding on Vanua Levu. You can also combine the experience with their honeymoon package, which you can find more information about in 5 Best Honeymoon Packages on Vanua Levu.
8. Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat
For couples who prefer a down-to-earth wedding and a bit of adventure, take a look at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat. The budget resort is certainly an affordable stay with their safari tents and simple Retreat Bures on the edge of Dolphin Bay. They offer simple ceremonies in a family-style atmosphere at a ceremony venue of your choice, whether it’s on the beach, at a picturesque waterfall or on top of a mountain. See more resorts like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodation on Vanua Levu.
9. Namale Resort & Spa
On the other end of the spectrum, if you’re looking for an elaborate wedding at one of the most prestigious addresses on Vanua Levu then it has to be Namale Resort & Spa. This is a five-star all-inclusive adults-only resort that offers an immense number of services and venues for your celebration. Whether you’re looking for the full Fijian affair complete with a warrior chariot for the bride or a celebration with friends and family with a vibrant wedding reception, Namale Resort can surely cater to your vision. Say “I do” in the resort’s private coconut grove, at their Blowhole Deck with ocean views and a natural reef geyser, beside the resort’s waterfall or on the Walu Deck covered by a tiki hut.
10. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
Last but certainly not least, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort offers a stunning traditional Fijian beach wedding ceremony at sunset complete with a floating chariot. The resort can help you plan an intimate wedding complete with a honeymoon full of romantic and soft adventure activities, from private island picnics to scuba diving in a marine reserve. What’s more, J.M. Cousteau Resort is ideal if you have little ones joining you for the big day and lead up to the celebration, offering one of the best kids’ clubs in the country. Find out more in our The Guide to Vanua Levu for Families.