Things to Do in the Yasawa Islands for Couples
As cliche as it sounds, romance is definitely in the air in the Yasawa Islands. Everything you do together in the Yasawas is surrounded by a warm tropical breeze, sparkling waters, soft sandy beaches, and lush palms – a romantic setting if there ever was one. Plus, it’s easy to strike the right balance of adventure, relaxation and romance in the Yasawa Islands, making the Fiji island group a spectacular destination for any couple. Just check out our list of romantic activities in the Yasawa Islands for couples to be inspired.
While you’re here, take a look at our Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Yasawa Islands.
1. Enjoy an Intimate Flight over the Islands
Get your romantic getaway to the Yasawa Islands to the most romantic start by taking a scenic flight to your resort. Soar above the stunning islands of Fiji and share an intimate and romantic experience with your other half. Air operators like Pacific Island Air (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) and Turtle Airways (on Viator and Tripadvisor) depart from Nadi International Airport and Port Denarau, transferring passengers to the Yasawa Island resorts.
2. Learn How to Scuba Dive Together
Facing a challenge together is a great way to strengthen your bond, so why not learn how to scuba dive together? With crystal clear waters decorated with colourful coral gardens and tropical fish, what better place to learn how to dive than the Yasawa Islands of Fiji?! All Yasawa resorts either offer PADI or SSI-associated dive lessons or can transport you to the nearest dive centre.
3. Indulge in a Couple’s Massage
Fiji is renowned for being a top destination for rest and relaxation and that’s no different in the Yasawa Islands, so treat you and your loved one to a couples massage to enjoy together. Resorts like the Yasawa Island Resort have an award-winning spa on a stunning beachfront. Take a look at our 6 Best Spas in the Yasawa Islands for Yasawa spa inspiration.
4. Hike to a Secluded Sunset Spot
For the active couple, discover tropical forests, beaches and even the caves of the Yasawa Islands on an island walking trail. Walking trails are often secluded, so it’s a fantastic way to spend some alone time together. Enjoy a sunset walk to a fantastic viewpoint at Naqalia Lodge or take a steady climb to sensational views on the Ridge Walk at Botaira Island Resort.
5. Enjoy a Private Dinner or Beach Picnic Together
Celebrate a special occasion together with the romantic seclusion of a private dinner or a private beach picnic. Most private dining experiences include a personal butler and a gourmet three-course meal. Picnics and private dinners can be organised at resorts like Barefoot Manta, Barefoot Kuata, Turtle Island, Navutu Stars and Yasawa Island Resort. Check out more beach excursions in The Best Day Trips from the Yasawa Islands.
6. Discover the Yasawa Islands on a Wedding or Adult-Only Cruise
Make your wedding or honeymoon simple with a cruise to the Yasawa Islands. Your accommodation, dining, activities and transport are organised, so you can concentrate more on exploring the islands and spending time with your special someone. Captain Cook Cruises offers wedding package cruises for the bride, groom, friends and family around the Yasawa Islands for three, four and seven nights. Find out more about Captain Cook Cruises on Viator and Tripadvisor. Alternatively, Blue Lagoon Cruises is an adult-only cruise (except for selected dates) adding a romantic ambience. Get more information about Blue Lagoon Cruises on Viator and Tripadvisor.
7. Test Your Relationship in a Double Kayak
Maybe before you decide to commit to each other, test your relationship by kayaking together! There’s a hint of romance as you discover secluded coves and inlets together, but you’ll also need to work as a team to navigate the waters. Resorts offer complimentary kayak hire, so there’s no excuse.
8. Stay in a Romantic Adult-Only Resort
Staying in an adult-only resort is another way to add a romantic flair to your Fiji getaway, especially as resorts like the Navutu Stars Resort specialise in holidays for couples. With no guests under the age of 16, and due to the fact that all the Yasawa’s adult-only resorts have a limited number of bures (bungalows), you’ll be sure to enjoy your time together undisturbed. Learn more in our list of 5 Adult-Only Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.
9. Pop the Question on a Private Beach, During a Champagne Breakfast, Picnic, etc.
Onto the serious stuff now, there’s a reason why so many couples choose the Yasawa Islands to ask the big question. Resorts in the Yasawas love romance and are usually happy to assist when planning your proposal. A few ideas could be a private beach picnic where your loved one discovers the ring in the picnic basket, or during a Champagne breakfast at sunrise after horse riding along a private beach. Get more ideas in our Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Yasawa Islands.
10. Have a Barefoot Beach Wedding
If you’re looking for a barefoot beach wedding, tropical floral archway, expansive views of the ocean, and maybe a few swaying coconut palms to top it all off, then you will be spoiled for choice in the Yasawa Islands. All wedding resorts in the Yasawas offer irresistible beach venues. Learn more about Yasawa wedding venues in our 10 Wedding Venues in the Yasawa Islands.