Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways in the Lomaiviti Islands
Get off the tourist trails of the Yasawas and the Mamanucas with another side of Fiji which begs to be discovered, the Lomaivitis. Just off the coast of Suva, the Lomaiviti Islands offer intriguing colonial and Fijian history, a diverse and untouched underwater seascape, and private island resorts wrapped in luxury. It’s the perfect wedding or honeymoon destination in Fiji where you’ll be away from the crowds with more chance to focus on each other. We’ll guide you through the best resorts, activities and romance packages for your special occasion with this wedding and honeymoon guide to the Lomaiviti Islands.
7 Romantic Activities in the Lomaiviti Islands for Couples
- Get the “castaway” experience on an uninhabited island
- Indulge in a couples spa treatment
- Learn to scuba dive together
- Get competitive with a game of golf, tennis or volleyball
- Enjoy a private candlelit dinner
- Explore the waters by kayak, paddleboard or outrigger canoe
- Enjoy your Honeymoon Bonus!
Find out more about each activity in our 7 Romantic Activities in the Lomaiviti Islands for Couples.
How to Get to the Lomaiviti Islands
The main Lomaiviti Islands are located just off the eastern shores of Fiji’s mainland, Viti Levu, making them a relatively easy island group to get to from Suva. The islands of Koro and Gau require longer flights from Suva. Here are some of the most appropriate transport methods for a wedding or honeymoon in the Lomaiviti Islands. Otherwise, check out your alternatives in 5 Ways to Get to the Lomaiviti Islands.
Flights to the Lomaiviti Islands
Flights depart from Nausori Airport in Suva, which has connecting flights from Fiji’s main airport, Nadi International Airport. Alternatively, check out other ways to get to Suva from Nadi in 6 Ways to Get to Suva.
Ovalau – Northern Air operates flights between Nausori and Ovalau taking. The 12-minute flight departs at 8am Monday-Saturday and 2pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, taking about 12 minutes. Flights arrive at the Bureta Airstrip on the southwest side of Ovalau, where a minibus connects passengers to the island’s main town, Levuka.
Koro – Fiji Airways operates flights between Nausori Airport and Koro every Monday at 10.25am, taking approximately 45 minutes, and returns soon after arrival.
Gau – Northern Air operates flights between Nausori and Gau six times a week.
Lomaiviti Resort Transfers
The premium resorts on Toberua and Wakaya islands offer personal 24-hour transfers between Viti Levu and their resorts. Toberua Island Resort offers transfers by road and boat between Suva city or Nausori Airport, while Wakaya Club & Spa arrange transfers from Nadi International Airport via road then boat. Make your transfer to the resort extra special with a private helicopter transfer to these resorts with Pacific Island Air.
Cruises to the Lomaiviti Islands
Finally, for the couple who want to do and see more, the Lomaiviti Islands of Ovalau and Makogai are on the itinerary of an island-hopping cruise with Captain Cook Cruises. The all-inclusive 7-Night Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise departs from Port Denarau on Viti Levu (near Nadi International Airport) and also feature the destinations in Vanua Levu and Taveuni.
Wedding & Honeymoon Packages in the Lomaiviti Islands
Fiji is the islands of love with most resorts offering a wealth of romantic experiences, honeymoon packages and wedding venues. In the Lomaiviti Islands… Not so much so. There are only three resorts that cater especially for weddings and honeymoons, but the tranquillity and exclusive feel of the islands might just make up for the lack of choice.
Lomaiviti Wedding Venues & Packages
On the island of Ovalau, accommodations such as the historic Royal Hotel and the Ovalau Holiday Resort offer functions rooms for you to create into your dream wedding venue. However, you will need to do much of the organisation independently.
Alternatively, Toberua Island Resort offers a couple of wedding packages with a choice of decorated venues, taking the guesswork out of a destination wedding. For instance, the Lomalagi Wedding Packages includes a wedding coordinator, marriage license fee, celebrant, bouquet for the bride, lei or buttonhole for the groom, serenaders, witnesses, single-tier wedding cake, sparkling wine for the toast, a private candlelit dinner with sparkling wine and a 60-minute massage each. Venues at Toberua Island include under a floral arch on the beach, by the pool, among tropical gardens or under their open-air bure (Fijian-style bungalow).
Leleuvia Island Resort also offers a similar wedding package, including evening entertainment but minus the romantic dinner and massage. Their venue choices include a beach wedding or under their bure.
Lastly, the luxury Wakaya Club & Spa organises bespoke weddings to make almost anything possible on their private island. Their event coordinators can help with accommodation, catering, ceremonies, activities and photography.
Lomaiviti Honeymoon Packages
Creating the perfect honeymoon on the Lomaiviti Islands really depends on what kind of honeymoon you’re looking for. If you’re looking for exploration, village immersion and adventure, then check out our advice in The Guide to Lomaiviti Islands on a Budget (yes, these experiences happen to be inexpensive).
If you’re looking for seclusion, we suggest booking yourself into one of the only three cottages at the Dere Bay Resort on Koro Island – the furthest possible island you could get to in the Lomaivitis with only one resort for a small number of guests.
Finally, a touch of luxury and romance can be found at the resorts of Wakaya Club & Spa and Toberua Island Resort. Toberua Island, in particular, offers a “Honeymoon Bonus” for couples staying five nights or more. The bonus includes a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, a Toberua sulu (sarong) each, and a 30-minute massage each.
Honeymoon Activities for Couples
Celebrate the rest of your lives together with some of the most romantic, relaxing and adventurous activities in the Lomaiviti Islands. On land or in the ocean, there are many ways to strengthen your bond as a couple.
Private Island Picnic
Get the “castaway” experience by spending the day marooned on an uninhabited island. Toberua Island Resort takes couples to a sandbank with you’ll get the day to enjoy snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing. With Leleuvia Island Resort, they’ll transport you to the aptly-named “Honeymoon Island”, an isolated sandbank for a private island experience. Finally, Wakaya Club & Spa can arrange private beach picnics just about anywhere on their private island for you to indulge in some gourmet cuisine in serenity.
Indulge in a Couples Massage
The most complete spa complex available in the Lomaiviti Islands is the Wakaya Spa on Wakaya Island. The spa is designed with couples in mind, with a couples treatment room to experience a range of East-meets-West-style massages and wraps using Pure Fiji products. While spa bures are available on Toberua and Leleuvia islands, their treatment rooms are only set-up for spa treatments one at a time.
Get Competitive in Some Island Land Sports
The wedding and honeymoon resorts of the Lomaiviti Islands are set up to provide a stress-free lifestyle for their guests. That includes a few sports to unwind and get competitive with each other. Golf courses can be found on Toberua Island and Wakaya Island, while Wakaya Island also has a fully lite tennis court. The pool is also a romantic place to relax together, whether it’s a private pool or plunge pool at the Wakaya Club & Spa or the resort pool at Toberua Island Resort, Royal Hotel or the Ovalau Holiday Resort.
Explore the Waters Together
While there are plenty of guided activities available on the islands of the Lomaivitis, it’s the moments alone that you’ll treasure together on your wedding or honeymoon getaway. One way to spend some alone time together is by paddling out with one of the complimentary kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, or in the case of the Leleuvia Island Resort, outrigger canoes. These offer a peaceful way to explore the shores and coral reefs without the sound of motors – making you feel more connected to the environment around you and each other.
Learn to Scuba Dive Together
If you thought the lush islands with white beaches and volcanic peaks of the Lomaiviti Islands were stunning then wait until you discover the underwater world. A diverse range of hard and soft coral attract exciting marine species such as turtle, eagle rays, reef sharks, eels, sea snakes and thousands of colourful fish. While a beginners dive is a great introduction to the deep, you can take it a step further by learning to scuba dive together on a PADI Open Water course with Toberua Island Resort.