Where Happiness Finds You
The nation of Fiji has long been a beacon for romance, drawing vow renewals and honeymooners to its immaculate white-sand beaches and peaceful waterfront bures. With 333 islands set in the placid South Seas — some of them home to a single remote retreat — there are endless ways to find alone time, together. Here, we envision four ways to dial up the romance on these sea-encircled enclaves.
DINNER BY CAVE OR CABANA
A candle-lit table for two in some of nature’s most spectacular settings heightens the romance and makes everything taste a little sweeter. At Namale Resort & Spa on the coast of Vanau Levu, the backdrops for private dining are endless: share a five-course dinner next to a hidden waterfall or sheltered in a seaside cave lit by hundreds of warmly glowing tea lights.
A Restful Home in the Trees
Matangi Private Island Resort offers a secluded hideaway shrouded by northeast Fiji’s virgin rainforest — an idyllic retreat accommodating only 11 other couples on 240 exclusive acres. Stay in an airy three-level treehouse, spotlighted on Travel Channel’s Tremendous Treehouses, and sink into 850 luxurious square-feet encompassing a lantern-lit Jacuzzi alcove with direct access to the island’s secluded beach.
Your unique bungalow is appointed with a gauzy canopy bed where you’ll fall asleep to South Pacific breezes and share a waking view of volcanic rock peeking out above the luminous waters of Horseshoe Bay. Whether lingering over breakfast in bed or sipping cocktails on your sun lounge shaded by a tropical palm, you’ll find an irresistible atmosphere for reconnecting in total privacy.
Treatments for Two
Your time to unwind begins the moment you step off the tarmac at Fiji’s new rejuvenation center and tourism transit lounge. Just a short shuttle ride from the airport, preview the Sabeto Mountains with a cool glass of guava juice or refresh your skin with a relaxing facial.
Once rejuvenated, board a seaplane to the Likuliku Lagoon Resort’s home on the island of Malolo and prepare for the ultimate in romantic pampering at Tatadra Spa. With a name that translates to “house of dreams,” your expectations will be beyond exceeded at this lagoon-side paradise. Pure Fiji products are used in the extensive menu of exotic treatments, sharing the botanical and herbal remedies used by Fijians for hundreds of years. Indulge in a Twilight Tadra to have the entire spa transformed into your private oasis for the evening; as the sun sinks into the horizon of archipelagos, uncork a bottle of Champagne as you melt into a soothing foot scrub. A heavenly couple’s massage follows, finished with a hydrating and luscious milk bath while you nibble canapés.
Sharing an experience hand-in-hand creates a lasting memory that forever unites. With plenty to encounter together on Fiji’s fourth-largest island of Taveuni, choose from a haven of world-class bird watching, scenic hiking or a cooling swim in Bouma Heritage Park. The three-tiered Tavoro Waterfalls cascade from one into the other, starting at the secluded upper falls and collecting in a volcanic pool 160 feet below, setting a romantic scene behind the waterfalls’ screen of prismatic mist. On the island’s opposite coast, ride side-by-side down the island’s Waitavala waterslide, where visitors and locals alike drift down a stream running over a chute of smooth rocks to a natural pool at the bottom.
From the moment you hear the Fijian greeting, “bula!” to your coconut-infused massage just before departing back home, let us plan your Fijian getaway, start to finish. Let us bring your notion of romance to life; whether it’s a private dive through soft-coral reefs, a series of island-hopping flights that let you see Fiji from every angle or an entire island reserved just for you and your loved one, we’ll ensure that every charming detail is memorable.