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!
One of the easiest ways to acquaint yourself with this tropical paradise is to make your first stop Denarau Island. Just a short road transfer from the main airport at Nadi, Denarau offers a taste of Fijian life together with the luxurious trappings of global brands including Hilton,Sheraton and Westin, including a wide variety of beachfront bars and indulgent spas.
Jump on the local ‘Bula’ bus and resort hopyour way around the island, stopping fora cocktail here, a couples’ massage on thebeachfront there and then, oh time for morecocktails already? There are also plenty ofoptions if you’d like to sample the fresh anddelicious local Fijian fare and freshly-hewncoconuts are in ready supply. Sip on one ofthese for a unique dose of tropical bliss!
Want to explore further? The local port is the perfect jumping off point for cruising day trips to neighbouring islands with evocative names including Bounty and Treasure. You can snorkel, dive (don’t worry if you don’t have a licence, Denarau offers various dive courses)or simply wriggle your toes in a powder-fresh patch of sand.
And the best bit? You’re guaranteed a friendly welcome in Fiji. In fact, “Bula!” is such a regular greeting you’ll feel like an island local in no time!
PERFECT FOR COUPLES WHO: loves to relax and soak up the sun in a friendly, laid-back tropical paradise.
MOST ROMANTIC THING TO DO: Take a day trip out to the neighboring small islands when you can snorkel off the beach and sip cocktails while writing love notes in the white sand.
CLIMATE: With maximum temperatures sitting between 26 and 31°C year round Fiji is always tempting. We love visiting between late March and early December when it’s neither too hot or too wet
Visit the Holidays for Couples romantic Fiji accommodation collection to find your perfect retreat to romance or click through to Fiji Tourism to find out more on this dreamy destination.