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10 Romantic Activities on the Suncoast for Couples

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Romantic Things to Do on the Suncoast, Fiji

For the couple who would rather adventure together than sit in a resort sipping cocktails for their entire time away together, the Suncoast might just be the perfect Fiji destination for you. Situated on the northern coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, the Suncoast is less developed than the busy resort districts but no less enchanting. From the beach-scattered coastline dotted with off-shore islands to the rainforest and mountain-filled interior, the Suncoast provides a stunning setting for romance and exploration. For a romantic getaway or honeymoon on the Suncoast, expect a fine balance of adventure with scuba diving, kayaking and trekking to pure relaxation with spa treatments and private destination dining. Check out some of our top recommendations with this list of romantic activities on the Suncoast for couples.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Suncoast.

1. Enjoy an Intimate Scenic Flight on Your Way to the Suncoast

A special occasion calls for a special way to get to the Suncoast, so why not arrive at your romantic destination in style by helicopter or seaplane? Pacific Island Air offers private seaplane and helicopter charter flights to selected resorts on the Suncoast, including Wananavu Beach Resort, Volivoli Beach Resort and Dolphin Island. The 1h10min flight takes you over azure waters, rugged mountains of Viti Levu’s interior and along the mesmerising coastline. Flights depart from Nadi International Airport.

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2. Learn How to Scuba Dive Together in the Famed Bligh Water

Nothing strengthens the bond quite like learning a new skill together. Make that skill something epic like learning how to scuba dive! What better place to learn than the warm waters teeming with corals and marine life of the Bligh Water, just off the Suncoast? Learn to dive with Wananavu Dive who provide a range of PADI-accredited scuba diving lessons, from Discover Scuba Diving (ideal for your first dive) to an Open Water Diver course for a diving certification. Alternatively, Ra Divers at the Volivoli Beach Resort offer both PADI and SSI Open Water Dive courses.

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3. Experience the Tranquillity of Kayaking from Island to Island

Mix peace and adventure by exploring the glistening waters of Fiji together by kayak. There are many islands to discover, especially off the coast of Volivoli and Rakiraki where the Nananu-i-Cake and Nananu-i-Ra islands are a short paddle away. Take a picnic and kayak from the luxurious Dolphin Island on a journey to the nearby islands and their unspoiled beaches. Or explore the coast together with the readily available kayaks of the Wananavu Beach Resort.

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4. Indulge in a Couples’ Massage

Discover the true meaning of “Fiji time” with a blissful couples’ massage. This complete state of relaxation is an experience best shared together, whether it’s with a His & Her’s Arrival Ritual or Honeymoon Pamper Ritual at the Wananavu Beach Resort‘s Wai Spa, an Aromatic Massage at the Daulomanu Day Spa of the Volivoli Beach Resort, or a pampering at the Noqui Tau Spa of the Tanoa Waterfront Hotel. See our 5 Best Spas on the Suncoast for more details.

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5. Treat Each Other to a Private Beach Picnic

Get marooned together with the best part of the boat: the food! You and your loved one will be whisked away to a secluded white sand beach of one of the off-shore islands of the Wananavu Beach Resort. Spend the day alone together swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing in your own piece of paradise, complete with a gourmet picnic hamper.

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6. Set the Scene with a Romantic Sunset Cruise

Create the perfect setting for, perhaps, asking the big question or just enjoying a magical afternoon together on the sunset cruise. With some of the most dazzling sunsets in Fiji, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Set out on the waters for golden hour with Volivoli Beach Resort or Wananavu Beach Resort and their utterly romantic sunset cruises. The experiences include indulging in canapes served by the onboard stewardess and sipping on Champagne. Meanwhile, you’ll cruise around picturesque islands, watching the golden hues in the skies glisten on the water before the sun seemingly dips into the ocean.

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7. Discover the Real Fiji Together on a Self-Drive Tour

A road trip in Fiji provides the ultimate freedom, independence and privacy. By being on the largest island of Fiji well-connected by roads, the Suncoast is a must-hit road trip destination. Pick up a rental vehicle from Nadi International Airport where a 2WD will be comfortable if just sticking to the coastal Kings Road. Otherwise, take a 4WD vehicle to explore the stunning interior and villages of the Suncoast. Be sure to plan your road trip itinerary with our Trip Ideas category. Plus, see The Best Car Rentals in Fiji for a full comparison of car rental companies.

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8. Enjoy a Candlelit Private Dinner on a Floating Pontoon

There’s a reason why eating out together is a classic way to “date night”. Enjoy some of what will likely be the most memorable dining experiences of your life with a private dining experience on the Suncoast. Dolphin Island encourages guests to try their many destination dining experiences, from a private dinner on a verandah overlooking the infinity pool to a private table set up on a floating pontoon. Private candlelit dinners can also be organised at the Wananavu Beach Resort.

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9. Go on a Journey of Discovery Together with a Guided Trek Through the Heart of Fiji

For the adventurous couple, go on a guided trek through Viti Levu’s rugged interior. This is where the true Fiji lies, among authentic Fijian villages, luxuriant rainforest scattered with waterfalls, golden grasslands and to the highest peak of Fiji, Mt Tomanivi. The Suncoast is one of the best places to set off on a multi-day island trek. Because trails are unmarked, it’s best to go with a guiding company such as Talanoa Treks, who stay at exclusive accommodation in Fijian villages and help you discover what’s around you, such as medicinal plants, old village sites now in ruins, old battlefields, food plantations and much more. For more excursions, see The Best Day Trips from the Suncoast.

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10. Embrace the Art of Doing Nothing at All

Why are rest and relaxation the main reasons that travellers come to Fiji? Maybe it’s the soothing balmy island breeze, the relaxed yet friendly locals, or the stunning island scenery. Whichever wedding or honeymoon resort on the Suncoast you stay in, there will be the opportunity to relax together, whether it’s at your own private pool, on the beach or in a hidden hammock away from civilisation.

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More Romantic Activities on the Suncoast for Couples

That’s it for the best things to do on the Suncoast for couples. Get even more tips in The Complete Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Fiji. Plus, find a breathtaking place to stay in the 55 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in Fiji.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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