As if you need one more reason to visit Fiji's Nanuku Auberge Resort, the luxe hideaway has just welcomed a new executive chef with serious credentials. Having worked in several high-profile luxury hotels and resorts (including the iconic Laucala Resort in Taveuni), New Zealand-born Oliver Scarf is set to impress guests with his incredible fare.
From getting your glamp on in an eco retreat to kayaking to your own romantic picnic, and even volunteering on local community projects, the South Pacific is brimming with cool adventures for couples. We've scoured the region to find the most exciting activities for your itinerary...
If you're thinking about a holiday in Fiji, one resort is making the idea a whole lot more enticing with its latest package deals.
Translating to life, bula (pronounced boo-lah) is a cheerful greeting you'll hear from the moment you arrive in Fiji. It means a lot of things – hello, how are you, hope you're doing well – but it basically comes down to the same thing: welcome to my homeland. It's this warm sense of welcome that you'll feel during a stay at the luxe Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort on the island nation's Coral Coast. It's easy to pass the days at this five-star paradise just lazing about under a shady palm tree, but for an unforgettable holiday with all the trimmings, tick these experiences off your bucket-list…
If Australia's celebrity couples are anything to go by, Fiji is the place for romance this year. Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO Even Spiegel spent their honeymoon in the tropical paradise, Sylvia Jefferies and Peter Stefanovic escaped to Fiji's Kokomo Island Resort after tying the knot, and of course the much-anticipated Bachelorette final took place in the island destination. Inspired to pop the question on a Fijian getaway (or just wanting to discover somewhere seriously dreamy)? We've found just the places...
Whether you're fans of the show or you've just seen the promos, there's no doubt that the season three finale of Australia's The Bachelorette had us all dreaming of a luxury Fijian getaway. If you're wanting to escape to somewhere secluded and oh-so romantic, we've found five adults-only resorts that we'd totally give a rose to. Cue fairytale finale music.
Luxury-lovers, you might want to start packing for Fiji.
It's a destination that attracts romantics and adventure-lovers year after year... and for good reason. An island paradise with postcard-ready scenery, Fiji has something to offer every couple.
Luxury Fiji resort Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island has embraced the phrase 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade' and has undergone a $16-million renovation, following 2016's Cyclone Winston. Transformed throughout, the resort has updated all of its guest rooms, suites and public areas, and has added new guest facilities, including a new cafe-style dining venue, miniature golf course and a Fijian cultural centre.
South Australians wanting to travel to Fiji will find it much easier thanks to direct flights to the island from Adelaide. Available year round, the new direct service rom Fiji Airways will run twice weekly on Fridays and Mondays, making Fiji the perfect island destination for a long weekend getaway. Flying on the B737-800, the journey time is approximately five to six hours each way.
This is one for the romantics and thrill-seekers out there. Fiji's Nanuku Auberge Resort is now offering guests the chance to sleep under the stars on the private Nanuku Island. The Ki na kalokalo (pathway to the stars) private island camping experience features an overnight stay, beginning with a cruise aboard the resort's Nanuku 1 yacht.
Taveuni Palms Resort has taken out top honours as the best Private Luxury Hotel of the Year – Fiji at the recent 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Asia & Australasia Awards.
If you watched Channel Nine's The Last Resort and found yourself dreaming of visiting the resort featured in the show, you're going to want to enter this competition. In conjunction with the television show, Fiji’s Nanuku Auberge Resort is giving one lucky couple the chance to win a four-day sojourn in this South Pacific paradise.
A new island-hopping cruise and resort brand launched by South Sea Cruises Limited is offering couples a new way to see Fiji.
The newly launched Yasawa Islands Holidays invites couples to enjoy the pristine island group in Fiji more easily, providing an array of mid-range and luxury accommodation options.
Fiji just got even more glamorous, following the opening of three new luxury properties in 2017. Six Senses Fiji, Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay and Kokomo Private Island Fiji are the newest additions to an already star-studded luxury line up, making the island destination a new hotspot for high-end travel.
If you've always dreamed of escaping to a South Pacific Island to enjoy a truly relaxing holiday experience in pristine, natural surroundings, there’s a Fijian hideaway you need to know about.
South Sea Cruises has announced the launch of a romantic new island day retreat in Fiji, Malamala Beach Club, scheduled to welcome the first guests in mid-2017.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we think it's the perfect time to escape to the Pacific Islands or New Zealand. To help you celebrate, we've handpicked some spectacular packages that are sure to impress your special someone. Or, let the love live on and give the gift of travel all year long. Whatever you choose, happy planning!
The luxurious all-villa Nanuku Auberge Resort in Fiji has released what it describes as its best value-added package ever for a five day stay.
When you think of an über-glam island escape Bora Bora or the Maldives might spring to mind, but for something equally luxurious there’s a tropical hideaway much closer to home. Say hello to Fiji’s Likuliku Lagoon Resort.
Couples looking to cruise the picturesque waters of Fiji can now find all they need for that romantic getaway with the launch of the Blue Lagoon Cruises dedicated, standalone romance brochure.
Fiji’s newest and most exclusive private island resort, Kokomo Island Fiji, will officially open its shores on 31 March 2017.
Renowned Fijian Resort Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is set to reopen in September, following restorations after cyclone Winston in February.
Luxurious Fijian resort, Vomo, will reopen on 1 September after substantial upgrades and repairs, following Tropical Cyclone Winston in February this year.
Perfect for couples, the take a friend for half price sale with Captain Cook Cruises provides double the fun discovering Fiji’s remote islands and beauty of its people, on all three, four, seven or eleven night Fiji island cruises.
While many of Fiji’s luxury resorts are already renowned for their world-class cuisine, Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji is giving guests once-in-a-lifetime food experiences that herald a new era for Fiji’s tourism as a culinary paradise. Since opening its doors two years ago, the resort has won a prestigious Dining Experience Award at the 2016 ANZ Fiji Excellence In Tourism Awards, recognised as the 'jewels in the crown' at the annual awards. A testament to the title, foodie couples seeking a romantic tropical escape will be enchanted by Fiji's Nanuku Auberge Resort and its passion for serving fresh, high-quality fare.
For seasoned travellers to this tropical destination and to those who, like us, had never touched down on her alluring shores before,TheYasawa Islands, north ofViti Levu, Fiji, are the up-and-coming romantic getaway hotspots of the South Pacific.
It is hard to think of a more romantic destination than Fiji. With its lush tropical landscape, luxurious resorts, pristine white beaches and sunsets which get more spectacular with each passing night, Fiji is even more gorgeous than the holiday brochures make out.
Anyone who has visited Fiji will tell you they fell in love. With the islands, the people, the hospitality, the lifestyle, the food, the ocean and maybe even the kava. For a couples' holiday, Fiji is the ideal tropical location because while it's a tourism hotspot, there are more than 330 islands for you to choose from, to find that stretch of sand for just the two of you. In the north, the lesser-known and up-and-coming superstars of the South Pacific, the Yasawa Islands, are perfect for honeymooners and loved-up couples with luxurious accommodation options, vibrant reefs and verdant mountains. The Yasawas are accessible by boat or sea plane from Denarau, so hop aboard an Awesome Adventures Fiji or a South Sea Cruises vessel and get ready to discover a lost world, full of as much or as little adventure and activity as you want. You're on Fiji time now.
Opening at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa in July is the Waitui Beach Club – a dynamic new adults-only leisure area with its own pool, Champagne bar, restaurant and poolside cabanas.
Many couples have been lucky enough to experience the alluring beauty of Fiji, but not quite like this. Blue Lagoon Cruises offers a variety of newly refreshed Fiji cruising expeditions, including three, four and seven night itineraries – an ideal way to explore the breathtaking offerings of this Pacific island with the convenience an organised cruise offers.Visit remote villages, learn how to cook traditional Fijian fare, take a hike to a majestic mountain top or explore the mysterious caves of the Sacred Islands – an endless range of adventures just waiting to be had.
The swaying palms, warm welcome and laid-back charms of Fiji have long held a special place in the heart of Australians, and are a particular hit with couples considering a destination wedding, or looking for the perfect island honeymoon locations.
What does this mean? Naturally, it means you should head to romantic Fiji for your honeymoon or romantic getaway as soon as possible!
An island getaway is the perfect way to create enduring memories, and besides, with today's busy lifestyles you probably deserve a break.
Fiji is a place where happiness finds you... and here are three reasons why Fiji should be on your travel list.
If anyone tells you they've already 'done' Fiji, it's worth telling them this: Fiji is hardly a single island destination, there's actually over 330 islands sitting in 150 000 square kilometres of Pacific Ocean. Should you wish to visit every island with some form of accommodation option on it, it would take a lifetime of romantic getaways. But what an undertaking that would be, for Fiji ranks as one of the world's ultimate romantic destinations and what's more, it's just a four and a half hour flight from Australia's east coast and is just two hours ahead – meaning you'll suffer not a single night of jet lag.
Many people dream of travelling to a tropical destination like Fiji, with its endless beaches of glowing white sand, pristine ocean and exotic atmosphere making it extra special.
Why not take the plunge and go? You and your loved one can enjoy luxury accommodation, endless strawberry daiquiris and all the warm ocean water you can imagine.
Pick a luxurious resort to stay at, complete with pampering spa facilities, stylish pool area and top-quality bars and restaurants. Your room is bound to be gorgeous, with heavenly beds, rejuvenating showers and hopefully a fully-stocked minibar!
The swaying palms, warm welcome and laid back charms of Fiji have long held a special place in the heart of Australians. In fact, our love affair with this blessed group of isles is so strong that many Australians head back there each year to marry. And at under four hours flying time from Brisbane, why wouldn’t you!
I've just returned from a whirlwind trip to Fiji, where I attended the spectacular celebrations for the completion of the Phase III (AUD $30 million) development and expansion of Wyndham Resort Denarau Island - one of the largest tourism developments undertaken in Fiji in recent years.
Treat yourself to a romantic holiday in the beautiful island of Fiji. To celebrate the official change from Air Pacific to Fiji Airways, the national airline has announced a special sale. Fly to Fiji from only $330 return (including taxes) from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Experience a new standard of comfort, as the latest fleet of A330 aircraft and rebranded 737's offers patrons luxury state-of-the-art amenities and exceptional Fijian hospitality.
With savings of up to 75% off regular fares, you can't turn this offer down!
Staff feature writers for Holidays for Couples, Lynn and Steve Hill, recently had a mini ‘breakation’ in Fiji…
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Nadi airport is the stunning Denarau Island, so a holiday here is very easy.
There are a number of luxurious resorts on Denarau, all dotted strategically along the beach, lapped by the crystal clear blue waters of Nadi Bay. However, one resort stands out amongst the crowd – theSheraton Fiji Resort.
Get set for a pulse-quickening, eyes-agog escape. Melissa Rimac plunges in to find the regions’ most extraordinary, most romantic, aquatic wonders.
Jemma Fletcher discovers the growing trend of Voluntourism.
‘The honeymoon that gives back’ – could there really be such a thing? A romantic escape which fuses romance, seclusion and luxury with the heart-warming gesture of giving back to the local community? Here at Holidays for Couples, we began to wonder if this fabled honeymoon could really exist … and after a bit of digging, we’re pleased to announce that it most certainly does – in droves!
Below are our top six destinations which provide dream honeymoons with an opportunity to make the world a better place.