Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways in Nadi
There’s a reason why so many couples flock to Fiji to tie the knot. The islands of Fiji surrounded by glistening waters and warm soothing weather provide an incredibly romantic setting. But if you don’t have enough time to head to the remotest outer reaches of Fiji, basing yourself in Nadi for your romantic getaway or honeymoon is a spectacular alternative. There are many romantic activities, luxurious resorts, not to mention the beautiful weather, all accessible from Nadi. For weddings, Nadi will be the easiest place in Fiji for your guests to get to. Get more tips and advice in this wedding and honeymoon guide to Nadi.
10 Romantic Activities in Nadi for Couples
- Enjoy fine dining in your own private cabana at Momi Bay
- Organise a private island proposal via helicopter
- Enjoy a private sailing excursion around the islands
- Learn to scuba dive together
- Indulge in a couples massage
- Unwind in the Sabeto Hot Springs
- Go on a cultural sunset cruise
- Get married or renew your vows in a luxurious resort
- Stay in a five-star resort for your special occasion
- Drink cocktails while watching the sunset
For more information on romantic activities in Nadi, check out our complete list of couples activities in Nadi here.
How to Get to Nadi (& How to Get Around Nadi)
Getting to Nadi is simple thanks to it being the base of Fiji’s main airport, Nadi International Airport. As for getting around the city, couples have a wide range of choices, from cheap public transport for the budgeting honeymooners to luxurious private transfers providing an extra special service for your special occasion.
Flights to Nadi
Direct flights to Nadi International Airport are available from the South Pacific islands, New Zealand, Australia and Korea, with plenty of connections. Check out Which Airlines Fly Straight to Fiji? for tips. While economy seats are the most economically-friendly way to arrive in Fiji, those looking for something extra special can choose luxurious options in business class. Check out our The Luxury Guide to Nadi for some examples.
For those of you arriving in Fiji via Suva, by cruise for instance, then domestic flights are your quickest option to get to Nadi. Find out more in our What Are the Airports in Fiji?
Private Airport Transfers
If your chosen Nadi accommodation doesn’t provide airport transfer, then choose a private airport transfer who is willing to go the extra mile for your special occasion. Rosie Holidays, for example, will meet you at the airport with leis and coconut (bu) drinks before taking you to your private air-conditioned vehicle complete with generous legroom and free WiFi.
Taxis in Nadi
Taxis in Nadi are an affordable way to get around Nadi for budgeting newly-weds. Getting from one side of the city, from Main Street to the airport, for example, costs around FJ$10, so choose a taxi for a no-nonsense way to get around Nadi. Check out more tips from our 10 Things You Need to Know About Taxis in Fiji.
Hiring a Driver in Nadi
For the adventurous couples who want to explore Nadi and the surrounding areas, consider hiring a private driver. Let your driver worry about the Nadi roads while you relax with your special someone and take in the sights. Ask your chosen hotel or resort about their private driver services (and don’t forget to negotiate a price). Expect to pay FJ$90-140 a day for a driver.
For a truly independent honeymoon or couples’ getaway, enjoy the privacy of your own car rental. It’s easy to pick up a rental car straight from the airport. Take a look at The Best Car Rentals in Fiji for a full comparison.
Nadi by Bus
While the public buses in Nadi might not be the most romantic transport method, they are frequent and super cheap. Check out Where to Book Bus Transport in Fiji? for more information.
For more details on these transport methods, check out our 6 Ways to Get to Nadi article.
Wedding Packages in Nadi
While Denarau Island might take all the glory for weddings in the Nadi area, don’t miss the opportunity to experience an alternative wedding day in Nadi. Weddings can be organised with local resorts providing less-crowded stunning locations and services for your special day in paradise. Nadi city also holds a number of wedding venues where some of the grandest Indo-Fijian weddings occur!
Nadi Resort Wedding Packages
Located in a romantic beachfront location across the water from Nadi, the First Landing Resort at Vuda Point offers a range of wedding and vow renewal packages. Either choose just a decorated venue or get all the help you need with the Orchid Package including a wedding coordinator, decorated venue, Fijian serenaders, flower girls, minister, Fijian warriors, photography, village choir, wedding cake and much more!
For five-star luxury on your special day, consider the breathtaking location of the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. There’s 3,000m2 (3,290ft2) of indoor and outdoor event space to truly cater to your special day, whether you’re having an intimate wedding or a full-blown affair. Choose from the indoor ballroom or the two outdoor spaces of the tropical island-style North Point or the beachfront Vonu Beach.
Based on the shores of Nadi Bay, the Oasis Palm Hotel offers a spectacular array of wedding and vow renewal options to make your occasion truly special. A non-official or vow renewal package includes a ceremony with a minister, flower archway and bridal bouquet, while the official wedding package offers a ceremony with a minister, wedding license, floral archway, bridal bouquet, wedding cake, serenaders and a champagne toast. Other additions can be arranged.
Nadi Wedding Venues
The go-to for a special event in a centrally-located venue that guests will find without a problem is the Nadi Event Centre. The wedding venue has three different packages for your special day, from the Bronze Package with an event manager, a venue for up to 400 guests, parking and red carpet, to the Gold Package with an endless list of inclusions to make your special day a breeze.
The most centrally-located wedding venue in Nadi is the Nadi Kshatriya Seva Samaj. This general-use event hall is popular with the locals for weddings, wedding receptions and other special occasions. The hall provides seating, stage, dining and a bar area.
Propose in Nadi
Popping the question is a stressful thing, but Fiji knows a thing or two about love. Operators are experienced with working with wannabe fiances to create the perfect setting, activity and additions to make your question a truly special moment. Here are a couple of ideas of how you can propose in Nadi.
Helicopter Proposals from Nadi
Serene sandy beaches, glistening waters and soothing tropical sun: the islands of Fiji make for a romantic setting to pop the question. For an extra special way to propose in Nadi, take a helicopter trip with Heli-Tours Fiji or Pacific Island Air to a secluded island where the team can help you create a memorable and personalised proposal. Have your pilot fly over your personalised 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 with champagne on the beach before being whisked back to Nadi. Alternatively, swap seclusion for a day of fun after your proposal at the Malamala Beach Club with snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming and butler service in your own private cabana. Check out this experience with Pacific Island Air.
Romantic Dinner Proposal
Proposals are best done in a romantic yet private setting. A great option in Nadi is at the Fish Bar at the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay where you can book your own private cabana along with a five-course fine dining dinner and champagne. The resort is also a romantic place to stay with adult-only overwater bures (bungalows) and an adult-only pool.
Honeymoon Activities for Couples
Whether you’re a newly-wed couple or have been committed to each other for years, these are some of the activities in Nadi that are perfect to spend some quality time together.
If you’re spending your honeymoon in Fiji, no doubt you will want to R&R time. The perfect way to spend it together is with a couples massage. Day spas like the Nadi Wellness Centre and Surf and Beauty Spa offer a selection of massages mixed with relaxing aromatherapy and music therapy. Or if you’re staying in one of the romantic accommodations we recommend beside this article, most have their own spa with their own couples’ treatments.
Indulge in a Hot Spring
It doesn’t get more cosy than snuggling in a hot spring. The Sabeto Hot Springs just outside of Nadi provide a fine balance of fun and relaxation as you lather each other in wet mud, let it dry on the skin, then immerse in several hot pools fed by natural spring water to wash it all off.
Do an Island Excursion
Sail the turquoise waters of Fiji to a small and secluded island off the coast of Nadi. There are many day trip island excursions to choose from. Make things extra romantic with a private sailing trip on Pelorus Jack to Serenity Island, with snorkelling gear, lunch, weaving demonstrations and a coconut tasting all included. This trip departs from Denarau Marina, a short drive from Nadi.
For something less exclusive but kinder on the budget, a cruise to the cute South Sea Island with South Sea Cruises. The day trip includes transport to/from Nadi, unlimited beverages and lunch, a trip in a semi-submersible vessel, snorkelling and more.
Again from Denarau Marina, enjoy a sunset cruise with a barbecue dinner or char-grilled lobster, complimentary cocktail and a captivating onboard cultural show. This tour is available on the SV Fiji One with Captain Cook Cruises.
Learn How to Scuba Dive Together
For the adventurous couple, scuba diving is a great way to strengthen your bond by learning something new together. There are plenty of dive operators out of the resorts in Nadi, as well as dive centres in Nadi which are PADI-affiliated and can teach you all the basics of scuba diving. For budgeting couple, the Smugglers Cove Beach Resort offers free introductory dive lessons in their pool for guests, while the Scuba Bula Dive Centre can take you out on trips to amazing soft coral reefs along with their instruction.