Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways in Suva
Island weddings, feet in the sand, luxury resorts… That’s the ideal one usually seeks when planning a destination wedding in Fiji. We’ll be straight with you from the get-go in saying that you won’t find any of that in Suva. Couples will, however, find exciting city vibes, manicured waterfront parks and historic hotels to celebrate their special day in the big city. The capital of Fiji also offers limited but undoubtedly special activities that are perfect for couples on a romantic getaway or on their honeymoon. We’ll guide you through the accommodation, activities and wedding venues with this wedding and honeymoon guide to Suva.
5 Romantic Activities in Suva for Couples
- Indulge in a relaxing couples massage
- Enjoy fine dining together in one of Suva’s gourmet restaurants
- Treat her to a beach picnic
- Tackle Mt Korobaba together
- Take a day trip to the Pacific Harbour
For more information on each activity, take a look at our 5 Romantic Activities in Suva for Couples or simply keep on reading…
How to Get to Suva
Suva is located on the southwestern side of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. As most international travellers arrive in Fiji at the Nadi International Airport, about a 200km drive from Suva, you will need to make your way by land or by air to get to your wedding or honeymoon destination. Here are some of the best options for couples.
Suva via Plane
For utmost convenience, and so your wedding or romantic getaway can start sooner, take a flight from Nadi Airport to Nausori Airport. Flights take approximately 30 minutes and can cost anywhere between FJ$70 to FJ$300 for a return flight depending on date, time and when you book. From Nausori Airport, it is around a 30-minute drive into Suva, with taxis, buses and car rentals all available at Nausori Airport.
Suva via Private Transfer
Enjoy your own space as you watch the coastal scenery go by with a private transfer to Suva. From Nadi Airport, the journey takes around three to four hours along the Queens Road. Check out Go Local Fiji and Discover Fiji Tours for examples. This transportation method can range from FJ$160-$500 one way, so shop around for the best price.
Check out more transport options in our 6 Ways to Get to Suva.
Wedding Venues in Suva
A wedding in Suva presents a wealth of wedding venue options. A mix of cultures and religions are represented in Suva where you will be able to plan your wedding ceremony with the church or temple you belong to. Alternatively, wedding ceremonies and reception venues can be found in romantic settings of Suva’s fabulous hotels, town hall and gardens.
Hotel Wedding Venues in Suva
Looking for that more “destination wedding” atmosphere for your special day? Your best options in the city of Suva are within its stylish hotels, each offering their own charms. The Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva’s iconic landmark established over 100 years ago, is a romantic venue on the waterfront with harbour views on one side and the green and attractive Albert Park on the other. The hotel caters to up to 400 guests and can accommodate guests who need a place to stay in their 113 five-star guest rooms and suites. The hotel events organisers will help you with the planning every step of the way by creating a tailormade wedding and catering package.
Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city in a romantic waterside retreat, the Novotel Suva Lami Bay hotel is another fantastic wedding venue in Suva. The hotel offers a number of rooms for weddings and events, from intimate gatherings in their Wai Silva Floating Room to grand celebrations for up to 600 people in their Entertainment Centre. The hotel itself is one that’s sure to impress your guests with its deluxe guest rooms, a stylish tropical bar and restaurant, and a swimming pool on the waterfront of Lami Bay.
With a purpose-built function facility on a dedicated floor, the Tanoa Plaza Hotel is a spectacular venue in the heart of Suva. Invite up to 150 people to your wedding reception in the Tanoa Room 3 awash with natural light and overlooking the city. Tanoa Plaza also offers catering options and cocktail packages. Be sure to book yourselves into the luxurious Executive Suite to celebrate the special occasion.
Nestled in the rainforest of the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, the Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort provides a beautiful natural venue. The pool area is a breathtaking outdoor venue surrounded by tropical forest and catering up to 50 people. Alternatively, choose the Conference Room for up to 25 people or the Gazebo located in the Rainforest Restaurant ideal for small gatherings.
Finally, the Holiday Inn Suva‘s poolside pavilion with spectacular harbour views is definitely worth considering. Up to 350 guests can join you for your outdoor Suva wedding. The hotel offers a fantastic range of catering options, as well as modern rooms giving you and your friends and family a place to stay while visiting the city.
Suva Park Wedding Venues
Suva has a number of attractive green spaces peppered across the city making for some stunning outdoor wedding venues. Thurston Gardens, located next to the Fiji Museum, is a peaceful public park of manicured lawns and botanical gardens displaying beautiful native vegetation, from palms to water lilies. At the centre is a bandstand with a magnificent clock tower, making a fabulous centre for a wedding aisle to lead up to.
The waterfront MySuva Picnic Park and its traditionally-thatched bure is another spectacular outdoor venue with a real Fijian flair. Walk down the aisle on the lushly landscaped lawn and get stunning wedding photos around the park’s lakes and along the waterfront.
Finally, it’s possible to organise that Fiji “beachfront wedding” at Mosquito Island, a.k.a. Nukumaroriko Island. The small island across the water from Lami offers a small sandy beach backed by tropical forest. The eco-friendly island can be booked out for day events.
More parks and the New Town Hall are also available to book for your special day. Public park and town hall bookings must be made through the Suva City Council.
Honeymoon Activities in Suva
Compared to elsewhere in Fiji, the choice of romantic activities exclusively for couples is rather limited. Nevertheless, if you’re the sort of couple who doesn’t mind getting stuck into the “must-dos” for visitors along with other travellers, then you have plenty of things in Suva to keep you busy. Just take a look at our 10 Things to Do in Suva for inspiration. Otherwise, here are a few ideas for romantic things to do in Suva for couples.
Things to Do in Suva for Couples
Relax and refresh together in one of the city’s rejuvenating spas. Pure Fiji Day Spa is the headquarters of the famous spa product brand where couples can indulge together in one of their couples treatments. Alternatively, the Bliss Spa at the Grand Pacific Hotel has dedicated treatment rooms for couples within their luxury hotel. Take a look at more of your options in our list of the 6 Best Day Spas in Suva.
Enjoy a romantic dinner together at one of Suva’s gourmet dining venues. The Prince Albert Restaurant is Suva’s exclusive fine dining establishment situated in the Grand Pacific Hotel. Or how about a romantic garden setting at the Five Princes Hotel restaurant while watching the South Seas sunset? In the city, there are also plenty of fantastic dining experiences worth saving for a special occasion, such as the fabulous seafood and curry dishes at the Saffron Tandoori Restaurant or a teppanyaki show at the popular Daikoku Japanese restaurant.
Surprise your loved one to a private picnic on the beach. While the closest mainland beaches to Suva are along the Pacific Harbour, there’s also the beach on Mosquito Island with picnic benches and only accessed by booking through the Suva City Council. Grab yourself some food from the Suva markets and enjoy a tropical picnic together.
Tackle a mountain hike together with stunning (and romantic) views across Suva, Beqa Island, the harbour and beyond from the peak of Mt Korobaba. Suva’s highest mountain offers incredible views to reward you for your climb through lush tropical forest. This walk starts behind the cement manufacturers in Lami.
Finally, you can’t visit Suva without taking a day trip to the Pacific Harbour. Less than one hour’s drive along the Queens Road, the Pacific Harbour has something for everyone, from the adventurous couple wanting to explore the Navua River lined with remote villages and waterfalls to the couple who want to relax with a round of golf or go snorkelling off the shores of Beqa Island. There’s so much to unpack here, so take a look at our 10 Romantic Activities in the Pacific Harbour for Couples for more tips.