Which Island to Have a Wedding in Fiji?
Fiji is an archipelago of around 330 islands, so choosing a place to get married is a dizzying decision. What’s more, the islands all have something unique to offer, from weddings by waterfalls to sandy beaches. To make the process of choosing the best place to get married in Fiji a little easier, we’ve put together a collection of Wedding Guides for each island group across the islands of Fiji. Check out each island group’s guides, as well as the wedding packages, venues and resorts on offer in the list below.
5 Things to Tick Off Your Wedding Plan for Fiji
Before we jump into the array of destinations for a wedding in Fiji, let’s have a look at some things you need to consider while planning your wedding.
- Documents for the Wedding License: You need your birth certificates, single status certificates and passports with visas
- A wedding resort: Most weddings in Fiji take place at one of the glorious resorts. Have you chosen yours yet?
- A wedding package: Resorts offer wedding packages so you can pick and choose your ideals for your wedding day
- Date of arrival: Remember you need to allow at least three days before you get married to get your paperwork in order
- Your wedding outfits: While you can bring your own, remember that you can also hire traditional Fijian attire from many of the resorts.
Get more advice for planning your wedding in Everything You Need to Know About Getting Married in Fiji.
Viti Levu is Fiji’s largest island and often referred to as the “mainland” of Fiji. It’s where the vast majority of international flights land, so get married on Viti Levu eliminates the need for overwater travel. There are several regions across Viti Levu, each unique in its own right. Here’s a quick overview of the different places you can get married on Viti Levu.
Nadi is home to Fiji’s main international airport, making it one of the easiest destinations to get married in Fiji. It has a vibrant city culture, as well as stunning surrounding countryside like the Sabeto Hills. There are beaches, but not as idyllic as elsewhere in Fiji.
Learn more about getting married in Nadi with:
Denarau Island is attached to the mainland, just 20 minutes drive from Nadi. The island is a polished haven of luxury five-star resorts, a golf course and a marina where most tourist activities depart.
Learn more about getting married on Denarau Island with:
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Denarau
- 7 Wedding Venues on Denarau Island
- 6 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Denarau Island
The Coral Coast is the stretch of coastline spanning the southwest of Viti Levu. It’s famous for its golden sand beaches, access to the rugged heart of Viti Levu and its range of budget to five-star resorts.
Learn more about getting married on the Coral Coast with:
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Coral Coast
- 10 Best Wedding Venues on the Coral Coast
- 6 Wedding Packages on the Coral Coast
Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island
On the southeast coast of Viti Levu is the Pacific Harbour and the offshore island of Beqa Island. The Pacific Harbour is nicknamed the “Adventure Capital” thanks to a range of exciting activities available, like shark diving, white water rafting, ziplining, tubing and much more. Fantastic snorkelling and scuba diving can be experienced at the Beqa Lagoon.
Learn more about getting married on the Pacific Harbour with:
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Pacific Harbour & Beqa
- 8 Best Wedding Venues on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa
- 6 Best Wedding Packages on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa
Suva and the Lomaiviti Islands
Suva is the administrative capital of Fiji and home to a bustling city. While the wedding offering is not huge in Suva for tourists, popular options include getting married in picturesque historic buildings. Alternatively, the Lomaiviti Islands sit just offshore from Suva, with wedding resorts available.
Learn more about getting married in Suva and the Lomaiviti Islands with:
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Suva
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Lomaiviti Islands
- 6 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands
Viti Levu’s off-the-beaten-track destination, the Suncoast, spans the northern coast of the island. The coast and its off-shore islands are home to tranquil resorts with some mid-range and luxury options. The Suncoast is also a good place to access Viti Levu’s national parks and highest peaks.
Learn more about getting married on the Suncoast with:
Mamanuca Islands and Yasawa Islands
If your idea of a dream wedding is barefoot in the sand on a small idyllic island, then you might be picturing either the Mamanuca Islands or the Yasawa Islands. Both island groups are accessible by ferry or charter flight from Nadi and Denarau, making them some of the easiest outer islands to get to for international travellers.
The Mamanuca Group is made up of 20-something islands and is the closest island group to Nadi. The islands are a mix of uninhabited islands, as well as private island resorts and home to adult-only, budget and luxury resorts. Snorkelling, scuba diving, spa treatments, walks and cultural experiences can all be done here.
Learn more about getting married in the Mamanuca Islands with:
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Mamanuca Islands
- 10 Wedding Venues in the Mamanuca Islands
- 10 Wedding Packages in the Mamanuca Islands
Travel a little further from Nadi and the Mamanuca Islands and you arrive at the Yasawa Group. These islands have a more remote feel, home to Fijian villages, uninhabited or some having a range of resort types, from budget to luxury. The island group has limestone caves to explore, shark swimming and manta ray swimming, as well as your usual beach holiday activities.
Learn more about getting married in the Yasawa Islands with:
Vanua Levu and Taveuni
In the northern reaches of the Fiji archipelago is Vanua Levu and Taveuni. While the islands are the second and third largest islands in Fiji, they have a far quieter feel about them, where immersing in the local culture is effortless. Domestic flights from Nadi and Suva are available to reach these islands.
Fiji’s second-largest island provides a relaxed environment for your wedding. Inland is home to rugged forest parks, plantation and charming small towns and villages, while offshore you’ll find some of the best places for scuba diving in Fiji among the marine reserves.
Learn more about getting married in Vanua Levu with:
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Vanua Levu
- 10 Best Wedding Venues on Vanua Levu
- 6 Best Wedding Packages on Vanua Levu
Located off the southeast of Vanua Levu, Taveuni is Fiji’s third-largest island and a nature-lovers paradise. It’s nicknamed the “Garden Island” with the majority of the island being one of Fiji’s national parks. Waterfalls are a big attraction here, as well as unmissable scuba diving in the Rainbow Reef, and the array of mid-range to luxury resorts.
Learn more about getting married in Taveuni with:
Finally, for the adventurous couple, set your sights on Kadavu. Located in the south of the Fiji archipelago, south of Viti Levu, Kadavu is accessible by domestic flight from Nadi. Couples who travel here can almost guarantee they know no one else who has had their wedding at this remote destination. Kadavu is an island of eco-friendly resorts with an emphasis on sustainability. While there is one luxury resort in the small island group, most resorts are down-to-earth, yet still provide some stunning options for your big day.
Learn more about getting married in Kadavu with: