Romance on Vanua Levu
Among lush tropical rainforest, the balmy island breeze on your skin, and the sparkling waters above coral gardens is hardly a bad place to enjoy a romantic getaway together. If the stunning setting of Fiji’s less-visited island, Vanua Levu, was not enough, then there are certainly ways to amp up the romance with these romantic activities on Vanua Levu for couples.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Vanua Levu.
1. Escape to a Private Beach for a Champagne Picnic
Secluded on a pristine sandbank with nothing but azure waters surrounding you… What could be a more romantic place to get marooned together? Try the experience for yourselves at resorts like Nukubati Private Island. They’ll set up a private table, umbrella and Champagne picnic for you on a sandbank amidst the Great Sea Reef. Koro Sun Resort and Emaho Sekawa Resort also offer excursions to deserted beaches for a private gourmet picnic and bubbles.
2. Learn How to Scuba Dive Together
Nothing strengthens the bond like learning a new skill together. Make that new skill scuba diving so that you can fully enjoy the underwater world surrounding Vanua Levu. The island has proximity to renowned dive sites in the Rainbow Reef, Great Sea Reef, the Namena Marine Reserve and much more! While most resorts have a dive operation or access to one, a great place to learn is at the Cousteau Dive Centre at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, specialising on dive trips to the Namena Marine Reserve. Alternatively, KoroSun Dive based at the Savasi Island Resort offers diving adventures at the Namena Reserve, Rainbow Reef and White Wall.
3. Walk to a Beautiful Waterfall
Set the scene perhaps for popping the question at one of Vanua Levu’s majestic waterfalls. There is no lack of waterfalls to choose from, with popular waterfalls being the Vuadomo and Nakawaga waterfalls. But if you’re looking for something a bit more intimate then many resorts will have waterfalls on their premises. The Emaho Sekawa Resort has three waterfalls near the resort, ranging from easy walk through a local village to a more difficult hike. Namale Resort & Spa has a wooden staircase and deck overlooking their waterfall which is a popular option for a private dinner. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, resorts like Koro Sun and Dolphin Bay Retreat offer hiking and waterfall tours where it’s encouraged to get amongst the waterfalls!
4. Unwind with a Couple’s Massage
Experience what “Fiji time” is really all about at one of the fabulous spas on Vanua Levu. Share a state of complete relaxation with your other half as you experience traditional Fijian massages using natural island ingredients. A couples’ massage can be experienced at any of the spa resorts on Vanua Levu, so get more inspiration with our 7 Best Spas on Vanua Levu.
5. Watch the Ocean from a Heart-shaped Hot Tub
The Veidomoni Deck is located at the Namale Resort & Spa and features views of tidal pools, a magnificent display from a blowhole and a heart-shaped hot tub to enjoy it all from. The deck, nestled among volcanic cliffs, can be booked out for a private breakfast or lunch.
6. Explore the Waters in Kayaks or Stand-up Paddleboards
A fun and free thing to do together while staying at one of Vanua Levu’s resorts is kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Use of non-motorised watersports equipment, such as kayaks and paddleboards, is complimentary so there’s no excuse not to give it a go. Explore crystal clear waters together, glide over coral reefs and enjoy the serenity these sports provide.
7. Indulge in a Private Dining Experience
Private dining should be tried at least once while staying on Vanua Levu, adding the cherry on top of a magical stay in Fiji. At the Namela Resort, enjoy a romantic meal in some amazing locations around the resort, including beside a waterfall or a candlelit sea cave by the beach. Private dining can also be enjoyed at the Nukubati Private Resort at a private table on the beach. Finally, feel the serenity of dining at the end of a secluded jetty at The Remote Resort.
8. Rejuvenate with a Yoga Session Together
Enhance your Fiji rejuvenation by taking part in a yoga class together. Join the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort for their complimentary morning yoga session at sunrise. Take advantage of the regular yoga classes at the Daku Fiji Resort on their dedicated yoga deck overlooking the ocean. Or how about taking part in one of the yoga sessions put on by La Dolce Vita Holiday Villas?
9. Stay in an Adult-only Resort
Set the tone right by staying in an adult-only resort. You’ll enjoy your romantic getaway undisturbed at resorts such as the Namale Resort & Spa which is exclusively for guests over the age of 16. The Koro Sun Resort‘s Edgewater Beach Club is especially for their adult guests to make use of the facility’s infinity pool and bar. And at Nukubati Private Island and Naveria Heights Lodge, these accommodations are catered especially to couples. Learn more about them and more in our list of 6 Best Adult-Only Resorts on Vanua Levu.
10. Fly Over a Heart-shaped Coral Reef [No Longer Available]
[Update: Savusavu Helicopters is no longer operating]. If the excitement and intimacy of helicopter flight weren’t romantic enough, Savusavu Helicopters offers more ways to make a helicopter flight truly special. Fly over the breathtaking Natewa Bay where one of the coral reefs decorating the ocean is shaped like a heart. Another option is the Romantic Beach Escape where you’ll be flown to your own piece of paradise to enjoy sparkling wine and light refreshments. Learn more about helicopter tours in The Epic Guide to Helicopter Tours in Fiji.