Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways in Denarau
A destination wedding in Fiji can be spectacular but doesn’t have to be hard. That’s what you get when planning a wedding or honeymoon at Denarau Island. Situated just 25 minutes from Nadi International Airport, you can ensure that you and your wedding guests will be in Fiji mode soon after landing. This also makes it ideal for honeymooners with limited time to celebrate the rest of their lives together in style. Denarau Island holds some of Fiji’s most prestigious five-star resorts, so you know you’ll get nothing short of exceptional treatment while you’re here. In this wedding and honeymoon guide to Denarau Island, we’ll guide you through the wedding venues, proposals and romantic activities you could be indulging in during your once-in-a-lifetime getaway.
10 Romantic Activities in Denarau for Couples
- Take a romantic island excursion to the Malamala Beach Club
- Fly over the islands of Fiji via helicopter or seaplane
- Spend the day on your own private beach after a scenic flight
- Pop the question in one of the many creative ways available from Denarau (see below)
- Indulge in a luxury couple’s massage
- Sail the sparkling waters on a sunset cruise
- Celebrate your special day at one of the luxury wedding venues in Denarau (see below)
- Have a romantic dinner at a private waterfront table
- Enjoy a private cruise to a secret snorkelling spot
- Spend the day in one of the adult-only complexes of a five-star resort
For more information on each of these activity ideas, see our complete list of activities for couples in Denarau here.
How to Get to Denarau
Getting to your Fiji destination wedding or honeymoon is easy when the destination is Denarau. Denarau Island is only 25 minutes from Nadi International Airport attached to the mainland by road, so all you need to do is choose your road transport.
Denarau by Airport Transfer
The easiest and most special way to get between Nadi Airport and Denarau is with a private transfer. Your driver will be waiting at the airport for your arrival ready to take you to your desired resort in Denarau. You can book transfers for any number of group sizes, ideal for making your friends and families journey to the resort a breeze too. Private transfers are available with Pacific Destinations (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor), Go Local Fiji (on Viator and Tripadvisor), Rosie Holidays (on Viator and Tripadvisor) and Valentine Tours Fiji (on Viator and Tripadvisor).
Denarau by Taxi
The no-nonsense and low-key way to get from Nadi Airport to Denarau is with a taxi. Taxis are affordable and plentiful, with plenty waiting outside of the airport when you land. However, taxi pickups in Denarau are much more limited, as only one company can pick up passengers in Denarau. This service with Denarau Hire Cars must be pre-booked. Get tips on taking a taxi in our 10 Things You Need to Know About Taxis in Fiji.
There are many other ways to get to and around Denarau to suit more styles and budgets. Find out more in our 5 Ways to Get to Denarau Island.
Wedding Packages in Denarau
All the major resorts in Denarau have a wedding venue to suit your style. Whether you are looking for sophistication or a barefoot beach wedding, the Denarau wedding venues can make your dreams a reality. While many resorts offer their own wedding coordinators and wedding packages, others can point you in the right direction for local wedding planners who are familiar with the resort venues.
Denarau Island Wedding Venues
Choose the intimate wedding setup with views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean at the Radisson Blu Resort. Shaded under palm trees, the Radisson’s Vei Domoni Lawn the picture-perfect setting for 35 guests. For larger groups, consider the Waterfall Lawn overlooking a stunning water feature. The deluxe package with Radisson includes a wedding coordinator, celebrant/minister, marriage license, marriage certificate and postage, floral bouquet, floral arch, boutonniere, a private venue with a red carpet or Fijian-woven mat, candlelit dinner for two, honeymoon room on the evening of the ceremony. A smaller package is also available.
For those seeking a bit of exploration and adventure for their wedding, consider a wedding package with Captain Cook Cruises. Choose whether to have your special day on a private island or on a romantic cruise ship. The Tivua Island Package provides a romantic beachside setting, while the three, four or seven-night Cruise Package is a fabulous way for you and your guests to see the islands and celebrate in style. Each package includes a wedding planner, celebrant, singer, guitarist, floral bouquet and a marriage certificate.
The Westin Denarau Island Resort pulls out all the stops for your big day, starting with the sensational venue of their Paradise Chapel. They also offer the option to have your wedding on a private island just offshore. On top of that, there’s a choice of exceptional reception venues, from a sophisticated ballroom to beachfront champagne party. While packages at The Westin change regularly, you can expect something similar to a ceremony location, venue hire and set up, water station, minister/celebrant, floral bouquet, boutonniere, flowers for the ceremony pedestals and signing table, Fijian serenaders and marriage certificate and postage.
Propose in Denarau
Romance is in the air in Fiji. It might be the sparkling clear waters, the feeling of sand between your toes, or the warm soothing temperatures. Whatever the reason for many couples choosing Fiji to start the rest of their lives together, it makes for a romantic setting to pop the question. To make your wedding proposal truly special, here are some ideas.
Helicopter Flight and Island Proposals
Seeing the glistening waters peppered with tropical islands from above is a magical experience in itself. Combine this with a wedding proposal and it’s sure to be a day you’ll both never forget. Helicopter tours with Heli-Tours Fiji or Pacific Island Air transport fiances-to-be to secluded islands where the teams can help you create a memorable and personalised proposal. The helicopter will fly over your message in the sand before touching down on the island for you to ask the big question. Toast to spending the rest of your lives together as you relax on the beach.
If a secluded beach isn’t your thing, swap it for a day of fun with a proposal package at the Malamala Beach Club with snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming and butler service in your own private cabana. Again, your personalised message in the sand will be read as you touch down on the island in your chartered helicopter.
Proposals on a Tours
She’ll never see it coming when popping the question on one of the many tours available from Denarau Island. Adrenalin Fiji, located outside of the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort, works with wannabe fiances to create surprising proposals as part of their tours. Whether it’s during a jet ski safari, messages in a bottle conveniently found on remote beaches, or luxury cruises to a pre-arranged destination where you can finally ask the big question.
Romantic Dinner Proposals
There’s nothing more romantic than fine dining under the stars at your very own private table. Radisson Blu Resort‘s Signature Tables offer a personal butler service as you and your loved one enjoy a sophisticated menu including a double-tower seafood platter for two. Alternatively, the Salt Sensation Dinner at the Sofitel Fiji Resort offers a private beachfront bure setup with signature cocktails on arrival, a three-course meal and personal waiter for the evening.
Honeymoon Activities for Couples
Newly-weds or couples on a romantic getaway will find a wide range of activities in Denarau to suit every couple, whether it’s to unwind together or an adventure on the water.
Sensory indulgence and ultimate relaxation make a spa day in Denarau an incredibly romantic activity for couples. Couples’ massages are on the menu of most spas in Denarau, and particularly at the Senikai Spa at the Wyndham Denarau Resort. They have a wide array of options for couples from his and hers facials to full body massages. Alternatively, you might enjoy the romantic tropical setting of the Heavenly Spa by Westin with 10 open-air treatment rooms as well as an impressive range of state-of-the-art facilities. Check out our 10 Best Spas in Denarau to see all of your options.
Private Island Excursions
Imagine sailing the seas or gliding over the stunning islands of Fiji with just your loved one (and your guide) and not another soul in sight. A private island excursion via seaplane or cruise is just the way to make that happen. Turtle Airways takes newly-weds via seaplane to a secluded beach in the Yasawa Islands. The five-hour trip gives you time to relax, snorkel and indulge on refreshments from your own private beach. Find out more about Turtle Airways on Viator and Tripadvisor.
If you’d rather be on the water, then jump on your own private cruise with PJ’s Sailing Adventures to the snorkelling hotspot of Serenity Island. The romantic cruise includes an a la carte lunch, bottled water, two complimentary beverages, morning tea, snorkelling equipment, light refreshments, weaving demonstrations, coconut tasting, Fijian singing and transfers to and from your resort. Find out more about the tour on Viator and Tripadvisor.
For something a little more affordable, as it is a shared experience, but still utterly romantic is a sunset cruise around the islands of Fiji. The vibrant colours changing in the sky and reflecting on the water makes a picture-perfect experience along with your barbecue dinner and a complimentary cocktail. This experience on the SV Fiji One with Captain Cook Cruises also includes Fijian cultural entertainment (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).
For more activities, take a look at 10 Romantic Activities for Couples in Denarau.