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The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Kadavu

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Wedding, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways on Kadavu, Fiji

Couples looking for a romantic getaway that’s as unique as they are, consider one of Fiji’s lesser-visited islands like Kadavu. This large island south of the mainland, Viti Levu, is awash in luxuriant forests, volcanic cliffs and azure waters holding the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef. Couples can choose private island luxury to simple barefoot getaways where you’ll immerse in the local culture, wildlife and rhythm of the island in no time. Whether you’re looking for nature’s paradise to host your island wedding, an adventurous honeymoon, or a relaxing getaway with massages and sunset cruises, you’ll find something to suit in Kadavu. We’ll guide you through it all with this wedding and honeymoon guide to Kadavu.

10 Romantic Activities on Kadavu for Couples

  • Run away together to your own secluded beach getaway
  • Paddle out on the azure waters together in a kayak
  • Enjoy a peaceful hike to a waterfall
  • Get out on the water on a romantic sunset cruise
  • Indulge in a couples massage or wellness class
  • Have a romantic private dinner at your resort
  • Connect with nature and each other on a nature walk
  • Learn to scuba dive at the Great Astrolabe Reef
  • Get competitive with a game of tennis or beach volleyball
  • Perfect the art of doing nothing at all…

For more information on each activity, see our 10 Romantic Activities on Kadavu for Couples.

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How to Get to Kadavu

Located about 100km/62 miles south of Viti Levu, Kadavu is accessed by sea or by air. For couples wanting to jump straight into a romantic getaway, your best option is to fly.

Scheduled Flights to Kadavu

Domestic flights to Kadavu run on a regular basis from Nadi International Airport, while those from Nausori Airport in Suva occur at least once a week. The flight from Nadi take approximately 40 minutes or 30 minutes from Suva. All flights arrive at Vunisea Airport in Kadavu. Resorts will transfer you to and from flights via boat transfer. Find out more about the specifics of flying to Kadavu in our Kadavu Transport Guide.

Chartered Flights to Kadavu

Why not celebrate your special occasion with a private charter flight to Kadavu? Charter flights are scheduled to fly at your desired time, usually soon after your arrival flight into Nadi. Either fly to Vunisea Airport from Nadi or take a seaplane from Nadi to directly outside of your resort. For more on chartered flights, see the 5 Ways to Get to Kadavu.

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Wedding and Honeymoon Packages on Kadavu

If your ideal wedding or honeymoon is the feeling of having an entire resort or island to yourself then Kadavu certainly has that vibe. With fewer tourists visiting Fiji’s fourth-largest island, there is rarely the feeling of a resort being “busy”. Match that with one of the island’s resorts’ wedding venues or wedding or honeymoon packages and you have your dream romantic getaway organised with ease.

Kadavu Wedding Venues

A toes-in-the-sand wedding, among tropical gardens or on the deck of your own private villa overlooking the azure waters… All of the wedding venues in Kadavu provide that “island flair” many brides seek when planning a destination wedding in Fiji. On Kadavu, you have five fabulous resorts offering beautiful wedding venues, from the beachfront with a tropical archway at Matana Beach Resort to the manicured gardens of the Beach Shack Lawn on Kokomo Private Island. Find out more about each venue in our 5 Best Wedding Venues on Kadavu.

Kadavu Wedding Packages

Unlike elsewhere in Fiji, pre-made wedding packages are very limited in Kadavu, with resorts opting for making more bespoke wedding packages for unique weddings. That still means that services such as celebrants, wedding cake, floral decorations, photography, venues and more are still organised by the resort – just guests will have more opportunity to have personal input. If you are looking to take all of the organisation stress out of your wedding though, your best bet is to get in contact with Matana Beach Resort which offers three wedding packages from a simple Island Wedding package to the more elaborate Traditional Fijian Wedding Package.

Kadavu Honeymoon Packages

If you’re looking to take the stress out of organising your honeymoon, then turn to one of the honeymoon packages on offer in Kadavu. The Matava Resort is a popular destination for honeymooners, with couples making up 60% of their guest occupancy at any one time. Honeymoon packages at Matava include seven nights in their Honeymoon Bure, a welcome bottle of Champagne and fruit platter, welcome salusalus (leis), a private beach picnic, a romantic private dinner on your bure’s deck, a lovo feast and kava ceremony and all meals.

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Honeymoon Activities on Kadavu

It’s not just about the places you stay but the things that you do that complete a romantic getaway. Kadavu has a range of romantic experiences that are sure to strengthen your bond and create memorable experiences.

Sunset Cruise

Set the tone right for romance during the most beautiful hour of the day. Sunset cruises are a speciality at the private island resort, Kokomo Island, where their skippers will take you and your loved one out for a magical cruise including canapes and beverages.

Remote Beach Getaway

If the honeymoon bure of your chosen island resort wasn’t secluded enough, you can amp up the experience with a private beach getaway. Papageno Resort offers couples the chance to embark on a romantic getaway to an untouched beach just moments away from the resort by boat. Take along a hammock, snorkelling gear, a picnic lunch, fishing supplies and a cooler full of beverages to see you through a whole day in paradise. If you want to mix a little adventure with your private beach experience, Oneta Resort on Ono Island offers kayaking tours to a secluded beach where you’ll spend the afternoon and be picked up at sunset.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Speaking of kayaking, this peaceful watersport is a great way to explore the glistening waters surrounding Kadavu – just for the two of you. All of the resorts we list beside this guide offer complimentary use of kayaks where you’ll be able to explore palm-fringed beaches, glide over “bommies” (coral heads) and soak in the soothing balmy ocean breeze. Paddleboards are also available to use at Papageno Resort and Kokomo Island, although paddleboarding is best done in the mornings as the waters around Kadavu can get a bit choppy.

Romantic Waterfall Hikes

A waterfall among tropical rainforest makes a good backdrop for a romantic outing or perhaps to pop the question? You have many options for waterfalls on Kadavu, from towering volcanic cliffs with cascades daring the locals to jump into the pool below (Kadavu village) to guided boat trips with Oneta Resort, Kokomo Island and Mai Dive Resort to their favourite falls of the islands. But if you’re looking for a more intimate experience, we recommend the waterfall walk from Papageno Resort. The trail is well marked to the tranquil Malawai Waterfall gently running into a refreshing swimming hole so there are no guides required – just you and your loved one.

Indulge in a Romantic Couples Massage

Share the benefits of a rejuvenating and relaxing massage on the luxury private island of Kokomo Island. Their Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary nestled among lush tropical forest offers treatments for couples, including a Couples Massage for 60 or 90 minutes. You can also both indulge in private yoga, pilates or meditation classes.

See more options in our 10 Romantic Activities on Kadavu for Couples.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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