Romantic Resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands
Romance means something different to different couples and the Lomaiviti Islands provide just that – difference. Away from the busier tourist regions of Fiji, the Lomaivitis offer an alternative retreat for couples looking for white sand beaches, coral-filled waters and rich island culture. What’s more, the Lomaiviti Islands have the added extra of being one of the most historically significant places in Fiji, especially in the town of Levuka which was Fiji’s first capital city and now holds UNESCO World Heritage status. So whether you’re looking for a budget honeymoon with exploration, a luxurious escape to a private island, a beach wedding or something else, we’ll go through your best options with this list of wedding and honeymoon resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands.
While you’re here, get more advice in The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Lomaiviti Islands.
1. Toberua Island Resort
Escape to the private island Toberua Island Resort for a fine blend of relaxation, romance and adventure. Attractive to couples, Toberua Island Resort offers wedding and vow renewal packages where ceremonies take place on the beach, by the pool, in tropical gardens or under their open-air bure (Fijian-style cottage). Those staying on the island for at least five nights on their honeymoon will receive a complimentary “Honeymoon Bonus”. Accommodation choices consist of three types of bure and one large villa. The Deluxe Bures and Premium Bures are worth considering for a special occasion with their Sleepmaker king beds, indoor and outdoor bathroom, and a large covered deck on the waterfront. Activities at the resort include scuba diving, snorkelling, spa treatments, island-hopping trips and much more. See our 7 Romantic Activities in the Lomaiviti Islands for Couples for recommendations.
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2. Leleuvia Island Resort
A more affordable island resort getaway awaits on the down-to-earth Leleuvia Island Resort. Their private bures use traditional materials to instantly transition you into island life. The bures have queen beds but no air-conditioning, although the trade winds breezing through the bures are usually enough to keep comfortably cool. The resort is a fantastic destination for watersports and cultural immersion with regular trips organised to Moturiki Island, Levuka, Lovoni Village in a volcanic crater, as well as Kava and Lovo nights. For couples looking to tie the knot, the Leleuvia Island wedding package offers a complete experience for an island wedding: tropical flower arrangements, serenaders, a Fijian buffet dinner – the works!
3. Wakaya Club & Spa
Your most luxurious option for a romantic getaway in the Lomaivitis is no doubt the Wakaya Club & Spa. This private island resort has only 10 bures and two luxurious villas, all of which provide a five-star stay for couples. The “simplest” bures have romantic overhang netting set-up, an outdoor lava rock shower, oversized soaking tub, cathedral ceilings and a large living area with a wet bar. You can also upgrade to the Governor’s Bure or Ambassador’s Bure with a private plunge pool or Jacuzzi. Scuba diving and snorkelling are exceptional around the island with a marine reserve and a figure-of-eight coral reef half wrapping around the island. The spa facilities are also highly praised, using Pure Fiji products with East-meets-West massages. Weddings can also be organised on the island. See more accommodation like this in 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands.
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4. Ovalau Holiday Resort
On the main hub of the Lomaiviti Islands, Ovalau, and only 3km/1.9 miles out of the historical town of Levuka, Ovalau Holiday Resort makes a great base for exploring the island and enjoying some independent travel. Ovalau Holiday Resort offers budget cabins among tropical gardens, as well as the Panoramic Villa on the hillside with outstanding views across the Lomaiviti Islands. The beach is right on your doorstep with great snorkelling available (if you have your own gear) and there is also a more refreshing outdoor pool. All bures have self-catering facilities, while Indo-Fijian cuisine can also be sampled at the restaurant. The resort also has a functions room should you want to organise a wedding here. See more accommodation like this in 9 Best Budget Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands.
5. Royal Hotel
Enjoy the convenience of being in the centre of Levuka at the Royal Hotel. The hotel was Fiji’s very first hotel, where the colonial style can be admired in the hotel rooms, the dining room and functions room. Alternatively, more modern accommodation is available in the garden cottages, complete with self-catering facilities and access to the hotel’s pool. Check out more of the historical features to see in Levuka in our 10 Free & Cheap Things To Do in the Lomaiviti Islands.
6. Dere Bay Resort
For a secluded escape far away from pretty much anywhere, choose the Dere Bay Resort. This resort is the only one on Koro Island with only three luxurious bures, so you often get the feeling of having the whole place to yourself. The bures have an attractive polished wooden interior with a king bed and an ensuite. All bures are a short walk from the beach and jetty where a number of activities depart, particularly sports fishing. As some of very few tourists on the island (or likely the only ones) interactions with the locals are authentic as can be.