A Couple's Guide to the Fiji Islands
Stay in a beachfront bure
A bure is a traditional Fijian hut or bungalow with a thatched roof and wooden timbers. Many resorts offer beachfront bure-style accommodation as one of their more deluxe sleeping options, providing the perfect mix of traditional Fijian culture and ultimate island relaxation. Traditional bures are a very basic construction with occupants sitting and sleeping on mats on the floor, but those within the resorts are furnished with modern and luxurious touches.
Choose the private and eco-friendly bure at Turtle Island while overlooking the tranquil waters of the Yasawas for a romantic getaway. The resort is designed for couples, created to offer an ambience of romance and intimacy. For couples who prefer to feel more among nature, opt for a garden bure, such as those nestled in a tropical oasis at Navutu Stars. The garden bure offers a little more privacy and seclusion than those located on the beachfront, but is still within easy access of the water. For the ultimate in truly luxurious experiences, stay in Fiji’s only overwater bures at Likuliku Lagoon Resort at Malolo Island.
Indulge in a joint spa treatment
A couple’s romantic trip to Fiji would not be complete without at least one joint spa treatment. Ease into your day with the Early Risers Couple’s Massage at the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, a therapeutic massage incorporating Swedish massage techniques to promote blood flow. Enjoy distraction-free moments together with the Time Out treatment at Bebe Spa at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, complete with champagne and chocolate-dipped fruit, before melting away stress with a joint massage, body wrap and facial.
Snorkel or dive the colourful reefs
The Fiji Islands are famous for their colourful reefs and tropical marine life, perfect for exploring the underwater world together. Join hands and snorkel off the beach at Natadola Bay, or opt for a heart-pumping thrill together with a shark dive in Pacific Harbour. If you’d like to try scuba diving, most resorts offer introductory sessions for first-timers, such as at Matamanoa Island – the perfect opportunity to learn a new activity together.
Sail or cruise the islands
Feel the ocean breeze through your hair and spend some quality time together sailing around the Mamanuca Islands. Coral Cats Sailing offers day trips around the islands on their catamaran, stopping off at various well-known snorkel spots to dive into the water and observe the colorful underwater world together. Or, jump on the Yasawa Flyer for a few days of island hopping.
For a relaxing evening sail, join a romantic Fiji sunset dinner cruise with Captain Cook Cruises and enjoy a barbecue dinner with local Fijian flavours.
Go out for a fancy dinner
Fiji has a variety of international cuisine, as well as authentic, local flavours. Put on the glad rags for your dinner date night at Ports O’Call restaurant at the Sheraton, Denarau, one of Fiji’s few fine dining restaurants. If you are in Suva, dine in style looking out to the infinity pool at the Grand Pacific Hotel’s restaurants, Prince Albert or Levuka restaurants. If contemporary beachfront dining is what you’re after, head to Sundowner Bar & Grill at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort along the Coral Coast, with an extensive grill menu and local seafood.
Enjoy a Fijian sunset
There are few moments in life that are more romantic than watching the sun sink into the horizon, bathing the beach and your loved one in a flattering golden glow. Fiji has some wonderful sunsets – so head down to a good viewing point along the waterfront, gaze deeply into each other’s eyes and get soppy with romantic words. Any beachfront with a westward view will do, but the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa at Natadola Bay provides a great spot for couples.