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The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Mamanuca Islands

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Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways in the Mamanuca Islands

One of the most picturesque island groups in the South Pacific, the Mamanuca Islands makes the perfect setting for a romantic getaway or a couple’s holiday. The islands also make a stunning location for a destination wedding in Fiji. Whether you want to start the rest of your lives together, choose a romantic destination to propose, or reconnect with your loved one, you’ll struggle to find somewhere more romantic than the Mamanuca Islands. Let us guide you through the wedding venues, proposal ideas, romantic accommodations and activities in this wedding and honeymoon guide to the Mamanuca Islands.

10 Romantic Activities in the Mamanuca Islands for Couples

  • Have a picnic on a private island or beach
  • Enjoy a romantic couples’ massage
  • Sit down to a private waterfront dinner
  • Do a sunset cruise around the islands
  • Learn how to scuba dive together
  • Pop the question with writing in the sand or a message in a bottle
  • Explore the islands together on a secluded hiking trail
  • Navigate the waters in a double kayak
  • Spend your time undisturbed in one of the romantic adult-only resorts
  • Celebrate the rest of your lives together with an island wedding ceremony.

For more information on each of these activities, head to our 10 Romantic Activities in the Mamanuca Islands for Couples, or simply keep on reading this guide!


How to Get to the Mamanuca Islands

As the closest island group to the Nadi International Airport, getting to the Mamanuca Islands is a quick process but will require you to travel over water. While there are luxurious ways to get to your chosen resort for your special time away, there are also more affordable ways for budgeting honeymooners. Transfers to the Mamanuca Island Resorts either depart from Nadi Airport or Port Denarau, so check out our 5 Ways to Get to Denarau Island.

Mamanuca Islands via Water Taxi

Cruising through the Mamanuca Islands in your private water taxi is a fabulous way to start your special time away. What’s more, it’s hassle-free getting you straight to your desired wedding/honeymoon resort. 24h water taxis depart from Port Denarau where your booked service will align with your flight arrival time. Learn more about water taxis in How to Catch a Water Taxi in Fiji.

Mamanuca Islands via Helicopter or Seaplane

Another real treat is flying over the islands to your desired resort by seaplane or helicopter. Air operators can transport you from either Port Denarau or Nadi International Airport direct to your wedding/honeymoon resort within 10 minutes. Compare your options in our article, Helicopter Vs. Seaplane for Island Transfers in Fiji.

Mamanuca Islands via Ferry

One of the most popular and more affordable ways to get to the Mamanucas from Port Denarau is via a high-speed catamaran ferry. Learn more about ferry operators and schedules in How to Take the Ferry to the Mamanuca Islands.

For more ways to get to the Mamanucas, check out 5 Ways to Get to the Mamanuca Islands.

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Wedding Packages in the Mamanuca Islands

If you’re looking for that “island wedding”, then you’ve found it in the Mamanuca Islands. The secluded islands lined with soft white sand beaches, topped with palms, and surrounded by glistening water makes a romantic setting for your big day. What’s more, the Mamanuca Islands’ resorts know how to do romance, with most resorts offering at least a beachfront wedding venue with the package to help to organise your big day.

Wedding Packages in the Mamanucas

Planning your special day is made easy with many of the island resort wedding packages including a personal wedding coordinator. From there, most wedding packages will include the basics: a wedding license, minister/celebrant, a decorated wedding ceremony venue, a floral bouquet for the bride and buttonhole or lei for the groom, sparkling wine/Champagne for the post-ceremony toast, and at least a single tier wedding cake. Of course, there are many ways to add to your wedding package to make your wedding unique to you. Check out some of our top recommendations in our 10 Wedding Packages in the Mamanuca Islands to get more inspiration.

Wedding Venues in the Mamanuca Islands

In the Mamanucas, you’ll get your dream island wedding. While most resorts offer their private beach as a wedding venue, including a decorated aisle and archway, other resorts will offer other options, perhaps a wedding chapel or even a ballroom as a wet weather backup. Check out some of our favourite venues in our 10 Wedding Venues in the Mamanuca Islands.

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Propose in the Mamanuca Islands

A personalised message in the sand, landing on an island to find a message in a bottle, flying over a heart-shaped island… There are many ways to have your Casanova moment on the islands of Fiji. And you don’t have to do it alone. Resorts, air operators and cruise ships can help you orchestrate your perfect wedding proposal.

Creative Marriage Proposals in the Mamanuca Islands

Head to any one of the romantic adult-only resorts in the Mamanuca Islands and they will be able to help you organise a special marriage proposal during your time in paradise. For instance, Tokoriki Island Resort has its very own romance coordinator where they can help you set up an island picnic, private oceanfront dinner, a hilltop hike to a stunning view at sunset… Just to name a few. Alternatively, the Sheraton Resort Tokoriki can organise serenaders at an oceanfront location at sunset as you get on one knee.

Even if you’re not staying in the Mamanuca Islands, you can still enjoy a stunning day trip with the highlight being your magical proposal. Captain Cook Cruises can organise a romantic cruise to Tivua Island where your message in a bottle will be left for your lover to find in the sand. Find out more on Viator and Tripadvisor. Or how about a helicopter flight from Denarau over the Mamanuca Islands where your personalised message will be written in the sand as you land at the Malamala Beach Club? Find out more with Pacific Island Air on Viator and Tripadvisor.

For more ways to pop the question, take a look at our 9 Ways to Propose in the Mamanuca Islands.

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Honeymoon Activities for Couples

We all know you can snorkel among tropical coral reefs, swim in gorgeous pools and sip on cocktails in Fiji, but what are the most romantic things to do during your stay? Celebrate your honeymoon or a romantic getaway with some of these activity ideas for couples.

Romantic Activities on the Water

Fiji’s sparkling waters are teeming with life, so what better way to strengthen your bond than to learn how to scuba dive together. Most resorts offer PADI-associated scuba diving lessons where discovering the vibrant underwater world together is all part of the fun.

If you prefer to be more “on” the water, then relax with a sunset cruise around the Islands. Resorts like Six Senses Fiji and Likuliku Lagoon offer cruises at sunset complete with refreshments and sparkling wine while you get sensational views of the islands.

Romantic Activities on Land

While it might seem that all the action is out on the water in Fiji, there are plenty of romantic ways to spend your time together on land too. Mix romance with R&R with a couples’ massage. The resorts in the Mamanuca Islands have fantastic spas, offering traditional Fijian treatments to classic favourites. Check out the 10 Best Spas in the Mamanuca Islands for our top recommendations.

A private waterfront dinner while watching the sun go down is a magical way to end another day together. Many of the resorts, especially the romantic adult-only resorts in the Mamanucas, can organise a private dinner for two, usually on a private deck overlooking the ocean.

Finally, the privacy of your own beach or even your own island is another romantic way to spend the day together on land. Resorts like the Likuliku Lagoon Resort and Tokoriki Island Resort can organise a picnic lunch on a small and secluded island.

More About Romantic Getaways in Fiji

That’s it for the wedding and honeymoon guide to the Mamanuca Islands. Get even more tips in The Complete Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Fiji. Plus, find a breathtaking place to stay in the 55 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in Fiji.


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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