Ditch the stress and opt for an easy island elopement in Fiji. No matter what budget you have, Fiji offers a range of accommodation and experiences that provide a once-in-a-lifetime elopement that you and your partner will never forget.
Where to tie the knot:
Six Senses Fiji
Recently named in TIME’s World’s Greatest Places, Six Senses Fiji is the perfect place for couples looking to tie the knot with an intimate island escape. Located on Malolo Island, which is part of the Mamanuca Islands, choose from their stunning white sandy beach or lush tropical garden to hold an intimate wedding ceremony. After the elopement you can enjoy world class snorkelling, scuba diving and customised wellness programmes.
Providing a range of backpacker to private villa accommodation on Waya Island in the Yasawa Islands, Octopus Resort offers an off-the-grid elopement experience that caters to any budget. Say ‘I Do’ on their beachfront gazebo with a colourful sunset as the backdrop. Celebrate the elopement by snorkelling with sea turtles in the marine reserve and evening cocktails at the beachfront bar.
Located in the stunning Beqa Lagoon on top of a coral garden, you can have the ultimate barefoot luxury elopement experience. This exclusive adults-only resort boasts white sandy beaches, turquoise water and a laid-back environment that offers a one-of-a-kind elopement opportunity. Celebrate your committment with an isolated beach picnic and feel like true castaways in paradise.
Malamala Beach Club
Have an early morning elopement at Malamala Beach Club. You’ll have exclusive access to the island to exchange vows before it opens to the public later in the day. After the ceremony, hire out a private cabana and soak up the club’s white sandy beaches and turquoise waters with a tropical cocktail in hand.
What to do after getting eloped:
Have a Photoshoot on a Private Island
Recently named in TIME’s With Pacific Island Air, you and your partner can be flown to the deserted Yadua Island, which is part of the Mamanuca Islands. This well-worthy splurge is the ultimate romantic getaway and comes with a picnic lunch on the island’s white sandy beach, a bottle of champagne and snorkelling gear. While it’s only a 15-minute scenic flight from Denarau or Nadi, you will feel like they are a world away on this tiny little island in the South Pacific. Handy tip: bring a wedding photographer along to snap some keepsake photos to capture your happy day in paradise.
Explore Fiji with Sigatoka River Safari
Once you have tied the knot, experience the heart and soul of Fiji with Sigatoka River Safari in a custom-built jet boat. Jet down the River through stunning scenery and receive a big “Bula” from the local village, where you will enjoy a traditional Fijian lunch. There is no better way to experience Fijian hospitality and have an enriching adventure together.
Enjoy a Champagne Sunset Cruise
There’s no more picturesque way to celebrate happily ever after than with a sunset cruise. Enjoy a champagne toast and a sunset cruise with Captain Cook Cruises after your elopement. Offering the perfect backdrop for photos, a lobster dinner and traditional Fijian entertainment, it’s a one-stop-shop to having the perfect elopement celebration.
Dance the Night Away
Just because it is only you and your partner doesn’t mean you can’t dance the night away in celebration of your marriage. Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa recently opened Denarau’s only nightclub known as Republik, which has an in-house DJ, a luxurious list of spirits and cocktails and an upscale atmosphere to hit the dance floor in style.
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