Romantic Things to Do on Taveuni
You’ve chosen one of the most romantic islands in Fiji to spend your getaway together, now fill up your retreat with romantic experiences. The island of Taveuni is perfect for couples, whether you’re the type of couple who love to adventure together in a kayak, scuba dive or jungle hike, or the type of couple who prefer to relax and each other’s company in a luxury resort. It’s all possible on Fiji’s “Garden Island”, so get inspired with this list of romantic activities on Taveuni for couples.
While you’re here, take a look at The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Taveuni.
1. Sail to Honeymoon Island
Sail away to the most appropriately-named island for a romantic getaway, Honeymoon Island. Join either Vacala Bay Resort or Taveuni Island Resort & Spa for a romantic cruise to this stunning island just off the shores of Taveuni. With Vacala Bay Resort, you’ll enjoy refreshments on the resort’s personal yacht before arriving on the island to snorkel, kayak or paddleboard among the vibrant array of fish. On the way back to the resort, be offered wine or beer to sip on as you relax on the expansive nets.
2. Indulge in the Perks of a Resort Honeymoon Package
If you got married within at least 180 days of holidaying to Taveuni, chances are that the resorts will have a nice little “Honeymoon Bonus” waiting for you. Indulge in private island picnics, enjoy a candlelit dinner at a different location around the resort each night, and relax with a complimentary couples massage. Find out more about the details in our 5 Best Honeymoon Packages on Taveuni.
3. Take an Adventure Through the Jungle on the Vidawa Rainforest Hike
A Bouma National Heritage Park excursion perfect for couples is the Vidawa Rainforest Hike. Wander through the lush forest hand-in-hand as your guide from the Vidawa Village shows you historic fortified village sites, astonishing lookouts and introduces you to Fijian medicinal plants and native birds. The Vidawa Village is about 1km after the turn-off to Waitabu Marine Park when travelling along the coastal road into the Bouma National Park. Get there by bus, rental car, taxi or the resorts listed in 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Taveuni.
4. Chase Waterfalls in the Bouma National Heritage Park
Speaking of the Bouma National Park, what could be more romantic than discovering picturesque waterfalls together? Popular options include the short walk to three waterfalls at Bouma Falls or the 3km (1.8 miles) Lavena Coastal Walk. Alternatively in the Bouma National Park, snorkel in Waitabu Marine Park and meet the locals in the villages who protect the park. For more information on each activity, and how to get there yourselves, just see our 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on Taveuni.
5. Learn to Scuba Dive, Kiteboard or Horse Ride Together
Taveuni provides many opportunities to learn new exciting skills, which you can do together and strengthen your bond. For instance, book onto one of the PADI dive courses at Paradise Taveuni during your stay. It will definitely be worthwhile when you see the spectacular underwater world of the Rainbow Reef or get close to the White Wall. At Vacala Bay Resort, learn how to kiteboard across the azure waters in the safety of a sandy-bottom bay. Alternatively, ride a horse up volcanic peaks and along pristine beaches suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike. Taveuni Palms Resort, Garden Island Resort and Coconut Grove Beach Cottages will all be able to point you in the right direction for amazing horse treks.
6. Relax with a Couples Massage
Share the feeling of utter relaxation in an indulgent couples massage. Spas such as the Oceanfront Bamboo Spa at Paradise Taveuni boast a wide range of honeymoon treatments from a destressing “Paradise Honeymoon Massage” to a reviving “Jet Lag Honeymoon Massage”. Over at Matangi Private Island Resort, their Ocean Spa has state-of-the-art couples treatment rooms with a Vichy rain shower and overwater deck. Choose the perfect spa for you with our 7 Best Spas on Taveuni.
7. Explore the Bays and Coral Reefs by Kayak or Paddleboard
A tranquil way to get on the water with no guide, no other guests: just the two of you, is by hiring a couple of paddleboards or a double kayak. All of the romantic resorts of Taveuni we list here have complimentary kayaks, paddleboards and even sailing catamarans if staying at Matangi Private Island Resort.
8. Stargaze at Some of the Clearest Nights Skies in the World
Located on the 180th parallel in the southern Pacific Ocean, Taveuni is isolated from the world’s light pollution. For this reason, Taveuni has some of the best views of the night’s sky. To enhance your nights of stargazing, stay at one of the private resorts, like Raiwasa or Vacala, where you’ll have complete privacy and an ample selection of outdoor lounging areas to relax in while enjoying the spectacular southern night’s sky.
9. Have a Romantic Private Beach Picnic
Be transported to a secluded beach or even an entire uninhabited island where you have your loved one will spend the day in a secluded paradise. Take the boat from Matangi Private Island Resort to Horseshoe Bay where they’ll prepare a gourmet picnic hamper to take with you. On Laucala Island, which is an entire private island in itself, you’ll choose either a boat, catamaran or jet ski to make your way to the tranquil Tadra Beach, meaning “dream beach” in Fijian.
10. Retreat to an Adult-Only or a Private Resort
If you want the full resort experience where all your needs will be attended to combined with privacy and tranquillity, then spoil yourselves with a stay at one of Taveuni’s adult-only resorts. Qamea Resort & Spa and Matangi Private Island Resort at both exclusively for adults, setting the tone right for a romantic holiday (away from screaming children). Alternatively, Raiwasa Private Resort and Vacala Bay Resort are resorts with one private villa, giving couples complete privacy with all the luxury services a resort can provide. Find out more in our The Adult Only Guide to Taveuni.