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The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Yasawa Islands

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Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways in the Yasawa Islands

Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary destination to celebrate your big day? Want to escape modern-day life and reconnect with your loved one? Want to ask the big question in one of the most romantic settings? The Yasawa Islands of Fiji provides an utterly romantic getaway. We’ll guide you through the stunning places to stay, the romantic activities, wedding venues, proposal ideas and more in this wedding and honeymoon guide to the Yasawa Islands.

10 Romantic Activities in the Yasawa Islands for Couples

  • Enjoy an intimate and romantic flight over the islands
  • Learn how to scuba dive together
  • Indulge in a couple’s massage
  • Hike to a secluded sunset spot
  • Enjoy a private dinner or beach picnic together
  • Discover the Yasawa Islands on a wedding or adult-only cruise
  • Pop the question on a private beach, during a Champagne breakfast or something else
  • Stay in a romantic adult-only resort
  • Test your relationship in a double kayak
  • Have a barefoot beach wedding

To learn more about each activity, take a look at our 10 Romantic Activities in the Yasawa Islands for Couples or continue reading…

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How to Get to the Yasawa Islands

Located northwest of Fiji’s mainland and international airport, getting to the Yasawa Islands requires water or air transport. By water, the trip takes 2-5 hours depending on your chosen island when departing from Nadi Airport or Port Denarau. By air, the travel time is 20-30 minutes. Here are some of the best transfer options for couples.

Yasawa Islands via Seaplane or Helicopter

An intimate and romantic way to get to the Yasawa Islands is via seaplane or helicopter. Soar above the stunning islands of Fiji for a truly special way to arrive at your resort. Air operators depart from Nadi International Airport and Port Denarau. More details can be found in our Yasawa Islands Transport Guide, as well as Where to Hire a Helicopter in Fiji.

Yasawa Island Cruises

Make your wedding or honeymoon as easy as can be with a cruise to the Yasawa Islands. Your accommodation, dining and transport are organised, so you can concentrate more on exploring the islands and spending time with your loved one. Check out your cruise options in the Yasawa Islands Transport Guide and The Guide to Cruises Around Fiji.

Yasawa Islands via Ferry

For couples on a budget, consider a high-speed catamaran ferry service. Departing daily from Port Denarau Marina, the ferry stops at most resorts and also includes some hop-on-hop-off options for island-hopping. Find out more in How to Take the Ferry to the Yasawa Islands.

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Wedding Packages in the Yasawa Islands

A casual small beach wedding or elopement is what the Yasawa Islands is all about. Fiji is not a place for stress or worries, so embrace “Fiji time” and let one of the wedding venues in the Yasawas organise your big day with one of their convenient wedding packages.

Wedding Venues in the Yasawa Islands

If you’re looking for a barefoot beach wedding, floral archway, expansive views of the ocean, and maybe a few swaying coconut palms here and there, then you will be spoiled for choice with such wedding venues in the Yasawa Islands. All wedding resorts in the Yasawa Islands offer beach venues as a standard, but you may be able to choose another location on the island at resorts that offer tailor-made packages, such as Barefoot Kuata, Barefoot Manta and Nanuya Island Resort. Find out more about Yasawa wedding venues in our 10 Wedding Venues in the Yasawa Islands.

Wedding Packages in the Yasawas

Many of the wedding resorts in the Yasawas offering stunning wedding venues also offer wedding packages to make organising your big day as easy as an island breeze. Basic wedding packages offered by Yasawa resorts often include a minister, beach flower archway, floral bouquet for the bride, wedding cake for two and a wedding license. Optional extras can always be included in the package to add more Fijian flair to your special day, such as a Fijian warrior escort, flower girls, Fijian dress for the bride and groom, serenaders, village choir and more. Check out our 7 Wedding Packages in the Yasawa Islands.

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Propose in the Yasawa Islands

With sensational and vivid sunsets, warm tropical temperatures and breathtaking landscapes, there’s hardly a more romantic place than the Yasawas to ask the big question. Resorts in the Yasawas love romance and are usually happy to assist when planning your proposal. Just inquire! For now, here are a few ideas to pop the question.

Proposal Ideas in the Yasawa Islands

Ask your loved one to spend the rest of their lives with you during a private picnic in the Yasawa Islands. Resorts such as Barefoot Manta, Yasawa Resort and Navutu Stars can transport you and your loved one to a secluded beach for a gourmet picnic.

On the luxury private island of Turtle Island Fiji, enjoy a sunrise horseback ride along a private beach before sitting down in a secluded spot for a Champagne breakfast. Ask the question and toast to your engagement.

At the Nanuya Island Resort, they specialise in celebrations and can organise unforgettable engagement parties. How about dinner on the beach at sunset with full table service and outstanding views?

If you have limited time in the Yasawa Islands, an option is to take the Turtle Airways seaplane to a secluded Yasawa beach. You’ll get the time to snorkel, relax and indulge in refreshments privately. Just give your guide a call if you need any more refreshments! This trip departs from Port Denarau. Find out more about the experience on Viator and Tripadvisor.

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Honeymoon Activities for Couples

A wealth of romantic, relaxing and adventurous activities await on the Yasawa Islands with something for every couple. With activities that you can enjoy together, the Yasawa Islands is the ideal place to get your marriage off to the best start or to simply reconnect.

Romantic Land Activities in the Yasawas

Let all your troubles melt away with a couples massage. Fiji is renowned for being a top destination for R&R and that’s no different in the Yasawa Islands. Resorts like the Yasawa Island Resort have award-winning spas in stunning locations where the ocean views will always remind you that you’re in paradise. Take a look at our 6 Best Spas in the Yasawa Islands to choose your spa.

Couples deserve to treat themselves to a private dinner under the stars or while watching the sunset at least once on their Yasawa getaway – especially if it’s a special occasion. Sit down with your loved one for a romantic dinner while being served by a personal butler at resorts like Barefoot Manta, Barefoot Kuata, Turtle Island and Navutu Stars. Private picnics are also a popular option at the Yasawa Island Resort.

For the active couple, discover the jungles, beaches and even caves of the Yasawa Islands on an island walking trail. Walking trails are rarely busy, so it’s a fantastic way to spend some alone time together. Enjoy a sunset walk to a fantastic viewpoint at Naqalia Lodge or take the 35-minute steady climb to sensational views on the Ridge Walk at Botaira Island Resort.

Staying in an adult-only resort is another way to add a romantic flair to your Yasawa Islands getaway, especially when resorts like the Navutu Stars Resort specialise in couples holidays. With no guests under the age of 16, and due to the fact that all the Yasawa’s adult-only resorts are boutique resorts, you’ll be sure to enjoy your time together undisturbed. Find out more in our list of 5 Adult-Only Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

Romantic Water Activities in the Yasawas

Face your next challenge together to strengthen your bond: learn how to scuba dive together! With crystal clear waters decorated with colourful coral and teeming with tropical fish, what better place to learn how to dive than the Yasawa Islands of Fiji?! All resorts either offer PADI or SSI-associated dive lessons or can transport you to the nearest dive centre.

Another way to test your capability to work together is by getting into a double kayak. Not only will you discover secluded coves and inlets of the islands together, but you’ll work as a team to steer and paddle your way across the glistening waters. Resorts offer complimentary kayak hire, so you have no excuse!

More About Weddings and Honeymoons in the Yasawa Islands and Fiji

That’s it for the wedding and honeymoon guide to the Yasawa 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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