Fiji’s ultimate love list – the expected and the unexpected
The tropical islands of Fiji are undoubtably made for romance.
Picture this – uninterrupted walks down secluded beaches with swaying palms in the warm breeze and the gentle sound of a ukulele playing nearby. Less than 4-hours flying time from Sydney, discover love or reignite a flame this coming Valentine’s Day. Leading up to the day of love, Tourism Fiji have put together the Ultimate Love List to make this year a memorable one. From your traditional romantic gestures to some unexpected, wildcard options, love will be kept alive during your visit to Fiji.
EXPECTED LOVE LIST
JUST YOU AND I
When on a romantic trip with your loved one, feeling like you’re the only people in the world is a great feeling. While staying at VOMO Island Fiji, you can have your own private island for a day. For AU$400 per couple, head to a tiny dot in the South Pacific called Vomo Lailai (lailai meaning ‘little’). Awaiting you will be a romantic picnic area with sun loungers, a shaded picnic table, and an esky of drinks and gourmet delights. If you happen to run out of bubbly, don’t worry, the two-way radio given can be used to buzz for more!
Wow your lover with an unforgettable meal underneath an 80-year old dilo tree at Nanuku Auberge Resort. Their new dining experience, located on a suspended platform over the ocean, can be completely personalized to each guest’s tastes. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Oliver Scarf, choose either a champagne breakfast, an afternoon Devonshire tea or a romantic dinner for two.
Voted Fiji’s #1 resort for romance by Tripadvisor, Tokoriki Island Resort is putting on a Valentine’s cocktail party followed by a romantic degustation dining experience for two created by Chef Ash. Book direct and you will have access to their Vale VIP amenities – think direct access to their reservations team, VIP check-in, early check-in/late check-out and a couples’ foot spa.
Everyone loves an upgrade, and these stunning resorts have all the specials you want during your V-Day holiday.
Book a stay at VOMO Island Fiji and receive a free upgrade from Hillside Villa to a Beachfront Villa, a saving of FJD$575 per couple per night. This can be combined with their amazing ‘stay 7, pay 5’ and ‘stay 5, pay 4’ deals. A bottle of bubbles will be waiting for you on arrival! Offer available 1 to 17 February 2019.
During Valentine’s Day, Toberua Island Resort are offering 45% off their Tropical Oceanfront Bure, normally NZD$550, now from NZD$303 per night/twin share.
I DO, AGAIN
With so much love in the air around Valentine’s Day some may want to renew their vows and others may even tie the knot! Nanuku Auberge Resort is primed for romance this Valentine’s Day. Book a minimum of four night’s accommodation and receive a Lailai Wedding Package OR Vow Renewal Package complimentary, valued at AUD$1,800. The packages include a romantic beach ceremony with an official ceremony Minister and Fijian singers, followed by a romantic poolside dinner for two.
Nothing could be more romantic than a beautiful island sunset. Head to Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay’s restaurant, Fish Bar, to catch one of Fiji’s famous blazing sunsets. Positioned on the cliff’s edge, relax in the Hamptons-style décor and soak up undisrupted views of the ocean while dining on fresh local seafood. Or find a spot on Six Senses Fiji’s own beachfront for a romantic moment with one of their signature Living Cocktails in hand.
UNEXPECTED LOVE LIST
HIT SOME WAVES
Looking to learn a new skill or have a different kind of adventure with your partner? Fiji is a surfer’s paradise and you can mix this with staying at these luxury resorts. Avoid the popular surf spots and head to Taveuni where you’ll find world-class and uncrowded waves. Qamea Resort and Laucala Island are great options in this area and in the Mamanuca Islands try Six Senses Fiji. All resorts offer surfing programs through Tropicsurf.
HEAD OFF FOR SOME SOFT ADVENTURE
Vanua Levu offers couples plenty of soft adventure options such as nature reserves, waterfalls and hiking trails to add to their loved-up holiday. Some of the best things to see are around the beautifully lush natural environment, such as diving Namena Marine Reserve, hiking to the Nakawaqa waterfall, or kayak through the mangroves on the Salt River tour. Savusavu is home to the beautiful locally farmed J Hunter Pearls, and you can dive for pearls on the Pearl Farm tour. A unique token of love!
HEART OF GLASS
Make your lover their own unique glass piece at Fiji’s first and only glass blowing studio, Hot Glass Fiji. The studio is located along the tranquil Sunset Strip in Korotogo with views out to the sea. You can choose to partake in a glass blowing workshop or you can watch Alice and her assistant in action as they gather, shape and colour the golden molten glass.
BE WAYFARERS OF THE SEA
Come onboard and experience sailing on a traditional Fijian voyaging canoe. The Drua Experience invites visitors to sail, swim and relax while learning from traditional wayfinders about the oceans and the Fijian culture. Running a variety of packages around the Suva area to suit time and budget, a trip on a Drua will be a cherished memory with your partner.
Something for the explorers and history buffs… Ride the abandoned railways in Fiji on these purpose-built electric Velocipedes with EcoTrax. The electric assisted bicycles are mounted on a carriage on the old sugar can tram line that takes you along the magical scenery of the Coral Coast. Head through villages, rock cuttings, mangroves, rainforest and pristine coastline to arrive at an unspoiled beach where you can swim and enjoy local fruits and coconut.