Advice on Choosing Accommodation in Fiji for Your Wedding or Honeymoon
A wedding and honeymoon only come once in a lifetime (in theory), so you want to get this right. Fiji might be home to a breathtaking array of resorts, hotel and villas, but boy, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one! Luckily with this guide, we’ll give you some food for thought and make the path clearer for choosing the right wedding and honeymoon accommodation in Fiji for you.
For more advice on planning your special occasion, check out The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Fiji D238.
Tips for Staying in Wedding & Honeymoon Accommodation in Fiji
- Don’t just compare accommodations, but compare wedding and honeymoon packages too
- Some wedding and honeymoon packages are heavily discounted in the low season – sometimes even free if you stay a certain number of nights – so consider visiting Fiji between November and March
- Tell your accommodation that it is your honeymoon when booking, they might just have a freebie for you when you arrive
- Some honeymoon packages require you to provide proof that you have gotten married within the last year
- Check out some examples of wedding and honeymoon accommodation in the 10 Most Romantic Resorts in Fiji.
Types of Honeymoon Accommodation in Fiji
Of course, couples shape their own honeymoon to how they want it to be, whether it’s a budget getaway or a luxury island escape. If you are honeymooning on a tight budget, be sure to check out How to Pick the Best Budget Accommodation in Fiji for You for advice.
Those looking for wedding venues or something special for their honeymoon tend to either choose one of Fiji’s resorts, hotels or villas.
Fiji has an almost dizzying array of resorts that specialise in romantic getaways. Not only do many resorts have wedding venues set up, but there are also plenty of adult-only resorts or resorts with adult-only areas which are designed to set the right tone for couples. Resorts consist of freestanding bures (bungalows) which have hotel-like amenities. On the complex, there is typically at least one restaurant, as well as plenty of entertainment between complimentary watersports gear, spas, swimming pools, tours and excursions. Check out some examples in the 10 Most Romantic Resorts in Fiji.
In Fiji’s more developed areas, hotels take place of resorts, offering a bit less in terms of entertainment and activities but providing various grades of hotel rooms, at least one restaurant and a wedding venue. Hotels in Nadi are often part of the Fiji wedding and honeymoon story, where you can stay before and after your international flight. Check out some examples in the 10 Best Hotels in Fiji.
For couples seeking absolute privacy and more independence, villas tend to be a good option for honeymoons. Mostly located on Fiji’s most developed islands, villas are a luxurious option usually with a private pool and full self-catering facilities. Luxury villas also typically provide the services of a resort, including in-house chefs, organised tours and activities. Check out some examples in the 10 Fabulous Villas in Fiji for Your Next Island Getaway.
Location, What is Nearby and How to Get There?
Do you want a Fiji getaway with the ability to explore? Perhaps something more affordable that doesn’t involve overwater travel? Stay on the main island, Viti Levu, which is split into several exciting regions each with their own charm and amazing wedding and honeymoon accommodations. Compare regions in the following guides:
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Nadi
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Denarau
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Coral Coast
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Pacific Harbour & Beqa
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Suva
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Suncoast.
For a more remote island experience which includes some time-consuming and costly overwater travel (but when it’s for a special occasion…), staying on one of the outer islands is a good alternative. This is where you find some of your most picturesque islands. However, you will need to be prepared to be away from shops and services, solely relying on what your accommodation can provide in these less developed islands. Compare the island groups with these guides:
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Mamanuca Islands
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Yasawa Islands
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Lomaiviti Islands
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Vanua Levu
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Taveuni
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Kadavu
- The Complete Guide to the Lau Islands.
Price and What’s Included in Your Stay?
When comparing wedding and honeymoon accommodation in Fiji, there are three types of inclusions you might want to compare if they are available: the facilities and services of your accommodation, the wedding packages and/or the honeymoon packages.
Fiji’s resorts are not just about having a bed for the night but a full holiday experience. This means that there are often many complimentary activities and are sometimes even all-inclusive resorts, which typically means meals and some usually paid activities are included too. That’s why the nightly rates of resorts in Fiji vary so much, so don’t dismiss an expensive resort on the price alone. Look into the inclusions, the facilities and services to see if there are things that you would have been willing to pay for anyway, that are included in the nightly rate.
Wedding packages take the guesswork out of planning an overseas wedding, offering a range of inclusions. There are typically two or three tiers of wedding packages, ranging from the simple wedding with just the essentials to a full-blown celebration. Wedding packages typically include a coordinator, wedding license, tropical flower bouquet, buttonhole and decorations, two Fijian warrior escorts, a minister, Fijian serenaders, sparkling wine to toast and a single-tier wedding cake. Many more extras can be added on to make your wedding unique. Check out The Best Wedding Packages in Fiji for an example of resort wedding packages.
Honeymoon or romance packages come in two forms: either they include your accommodation or they are an optional add-on to your nightly rate. For instance, a five-night honeymoon package included accommodation might include all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, a candlelit dinner with musicians, a bottle of sparkling wine, and a traditional Fijian massage each. Honeymoon packages added onto your nightly rate typically include something like a lovers bed set up on arrival, a Champagne breakfast in your bure, a 60-minute couple’s massage at their Rainforest spa, a private beach picnic and a room upgrade if available. Check out more examples in the 10 Best Honeymoon Packages in Fiji.