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The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Taveuni


Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways on Taveuni

With verdant jungles laced in cascading waterfalls, pristine sandy beaches and azure waters full of vibrant coral, Taveuni in the islands of Fiji sure sets the scene for a romantic holiday. A special place on earth such as Fiji’s Garden Island calls for a special occasion, whether it’s for saying your vows or enjoying your first holiday away together as a romantic couple. Let us guide you through the wedding venues, romance packages, romantic resorts and couples’ activities with this wedding and honeymoon guide to Taveuni.

10 Romantic Activities on Taveuni for Couples

  • Learn to scuba dive, kiteboard or horse ride together
  • Indulge in the perks of a resort honeymoon package
  • Take an adventure through the jungle on the Vidawa Rainforest Hike
  • Chase waterfalls in the Bouma National Heritage Park
  • Sail to Honeymoon Island
  • Enjoy a couples massage
  • Explore the bays and coral reefs by kayak or paddleboard
  • Stargaze at some of the clearest nights skies in the world
  • Have a romantic private beach picnic
  • Retreat to an adult-only or a private resort.

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

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How to Get to Taveuni

Located some 300km (186 miles) from Nadi International Airport, across Fijis’ main island of Viti Levu and the azure waters of the Koro Sea, Taveuni is most commonly reached by plane. Either enjoy a scenic flight over the islands via one of the domestic flights or enhance the journey by hiring your own fixed-wing aircraft. Or if you want to see more of Fiji along the way, a cruise might just be for you.

Charter Flights to Taveuni

For an intimate experience perfect for a honeymoon, fly to Taveuni on a private charter plane. Find out more on Where to Hire a Plane or Seaplane in Fiji.

Flights to Taveuni

Still rather intimate on a 16-seater plane, a more affordable way to get to Taveuni via a domestic flight from Nadi International Airport, Nausori Airport in Suva or Savusavu Airport in Vanua Levu. Flights arrive at Matei Airport on Taveuni taking approximately 1h15mins from Nadi and 50 minutes from Suva. Find out more about flying to Taveuni in the Taveuni Transport Guide: 8 Ways to Get to Taveuni (& Get Around Taveuni).

Cruises to Taveuni

An alternative way to discover Taveuni is on small ship cruises departing from Port Denarau in Viti Levu (Fiji’s main island). Find out more about cruises to Taveuni in the 8 Ways to Get to Taveuni (& Get Around Taveuni).

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Wedding Packages on Taveuni

The pristine sandy beaches, tropical jungles, picturesque waterfalls and luxury retreats along with their effortless wedding packages are all waiting here on the islands of Taveuni, Qamea, Matangi and Laucala.

Wedding Venues on Taveuni, Qamea, Matangi and Laucala Islands

Set the scene to start the rest of your lives together in one of the many stunning tropical wedding venues on Taveuni. While the toes-in-the-sand wedding is a popular choice, there are other creative venues, from on a yacht to the private terrace of a luxury villa overlooking the ocean. Get inspired with our 10 Best Wedding Venues on Taveuni.

Wedding Packages for Taveuni, Qamea, Matangi and Laucala Islands

Fiji has a well-deserved reputation for being one the easiest places to organise a destination wedding, especially with resorts offering packages to help with everything from the paperwork to arranging Fijian escorts to walk the bride down the aisle. The typical Taveuni resort wedding package includes the arrangement of the wedding license and fees, minister or celebrant, a wedding coordinator, floral bouquet for the bride, buttonhole or lei for the groom, a decorated venue, wedding cake and champagne for the toast. Find out more about each package available in our 10 Best Wedding Packages on Taveuni.

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Honeymoon Packages on Taveuni

While creating a bespoke honeymoon on Taveuni is relatively easy, just put together some of the 10 Romantic Activities on Taveuni for Couples and 10 Adult-Only Activities on Taveuni along with the accommodations listed beside this guide, there are honeymoon packages available to make things easier and experience a few fun surprises along the way.

Taveuni Romance Packages

Indulge in an intimate private picnic on Honeymoon Island, have a private candlelit dinner at the resort, enjoy a “meke” dance performance, kayak among the bay and scuba dive among coral reefs… All of this is available in the honeymoon packages at Taveuni Island Resort & Spa. Or how about a bottle of Champagne and fruit basket on arrival at Garden Island Resort, as well as a couples massage, a private island picnic and more? Find out more in our 5 Best Honeymoon Packages on Taveuni.

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Honeymoon Activities for Couples

While it might be hard to peel yourselves away from your romantic honeymoon bure, there are many great reasons to. What’s more, they are experiences on Taveuni best enjoyed together. Take a look at some of our recommendations.

Romantic Water Activities

Sail away to the most aptly-named island for a romantic getaway, Honeymoon Island. Join either Vacala Bay Resort or Taveuni Island Resort & Spa for a romantic cruise to one of Taveuni’s stunning off-shore islands. With Vacala, you’ll enjoy refreshments on the yacht before arriving on the island to snorkel among the vibrant array of fish. On the way back, sip wine or beer as you relax on the expansive nets.

A tranquil and way to get on the water, just the two of you, is by hiring a couple of paddleboards or a double kayak. All of the resorts listed beside this article have complimentary kayaks, paddleboards and even sailing catamarans if staying at Matangi Private Island Resort.

Taveuni provides many opportunities to learn a new skill together and strengthen your bond. Book onto one of the PADI dive courses at Paradise Taveuni during your stay. It will definitely be worthwhile when you see the spectacular underwater world of the Rainbow Reef. At Vacala Bay Resort, learn how to kiteboard across the azure waters of a sandy-bottom bay. Horse riding to volcanic peaks and along pristine beaches is available just about anywhere on the islands of Taveuni and Laucala, but Taveuni Palms Resort, Garden Island Resort and Coconut Grove Beach Cottages will all be able to point you in the right direction.

Romantic Land Activities

What could be more romantic than immersing in nature? Fiji’s “Garden Island” is the best place in Fiji to do just that, with around 80% of the island made up of the beautiful Bouma National Heritage Park. Hike to stunning cascading falls, either on the Bouma Falls walk or the Lavena Coastal Walk. Snorkel in Waitabu Marine Park and meet the locals in the villages who protect the park along the way. For more information on each activity, just see our 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on Taveuni.

One additional hike in the Bouma National Park perfect for couples is the Vidawa Rainforest Hike. The hike must be done with a guide from the Vidawa Village who will take you to historic fortified village sites, astonishing lookouts and be introduced to Fijian medicinal plants and native birds. The Vidawa Village is about 1km after the turn-off to Waitabu Marine Park along the coastal road into the Bouma National Park. Otherwise, many of the resorts listed beside this article off private guides and transport on the trail.

Share the feeling of pure relaxation in an indulgent couples massage. The Oceanfront Bamboo Spa at Paradise Taveuniboasts a wide range of honeymoon treatments from the destressing Paradise Honeymoon Massage to the reviving Jet Lag Honeymoon Massage. Over at the Matangi Private Island Resort, their Ocean Spa has two couples treatment rooms with a Vichy rain shower and overwater deck. Find out more in our 7 Best Spas on Taveuni.

Located on the 180th parallel in the southern Pacific Ocean, Taveuni is isolated from pretty much everywhere. Combine that with very limited light pollution and you have some of the best views of the night’s sky. Your best options for stargazing are staying in private accommodations, like Raiwasa or Vacala, where you’ll have complete privacy and an ample selection of day beds to relax on while enjoying the spectacular Southern Hemisphere stars.

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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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