How do you define luxury when it comes to your vacation? For some it’s all about the beachfront villas, infinity pools and exceptional dining. For others, luxury needs to go hand in hand with sustainability, solar-powered energy and cutting down on single-use plastics.
Thankfully when it comes to luxury resorts in Fiji for couples, there are plenty of options to choose from where eco-conscious luxury doesn’t mean sacrificing a luxury experience.
Fiji’s archipelago of islands – more than 333 to choose from – are a truly romantic dream destination, seemingly tailor-made to fulfil your every dream. Whether you’re looking for some down time with your loved one, the perfect honeymoon location or somewhere special to renew your vows, this archipelago has some of the best Fiji resorts for couples.
Choose from resorts that spoil die-hard romantics with private beach picnics, pampering spa treatments and sunset dinners. Then there are the activities for adventure lovers with 4WD tours into the jungle, river rafting and diving excursions.
Whatever luxury you choose, you can rest assured your couples vacation will come with a truly romantic Pacific sunset, plenty of cocktails and warmth – thanks to the balmy, year-round climate and the welcoming hospitality of the Fijians.
WHERE TO GO FOR THE BEST RESORT IN FIJI FOR COUPLES?
With so many islands to choose from in Fiji it can be hard to know where to go for the best resort for couples.
For some (coconut-flavoured) barefoot luxury, take a look at the unspoilt Yasawa Islands. A cluster of 20 exquisite tropical islands, you can reach the Yasawa Islands via a 30-minute flight or a two-hour boat cruise from Viti Levu, adding to their ‘hard to reach’ appeal.
Home to private hideaways like the exclusive Turtle Island Fiji, these glorious sun-drenched islands are always popular with honeymoon couples due to their remoteness, natural beauty and personalized attention afforded to their guests.
Another destination that is home to luxury Fiji resorts for couples are the Mamanuca Islands, a string of 20 idyllic islands just off the coast of Nadi. Regular boat transfers from Port Denarau and shorter flights from Nadi will bring you to tranquil lagoons and thriving reefs, perfect for surfing, snorkeling and kayaking.
Vanua Levu, another of Fiji’s main islands, has some of the best Fiji resorts for couples offering plenty of water-based activities and on-land adventures, as well as hiking, while Viti Levu boasts a huge range of international hotel options.
And just a 20-minute taxi ride south of Nadi Airport lies the man-made island of Denarau, home to renowned international hotel brands, an 18-hole golf course and the Port Denarau marina complex with shops and restaurants.
FIVE-STAR SERVICE IN PARADISE
The best Fiji resorts for couples score highly when it comes to service – think butlers, personal chefs and experience managers.
Fiji is known the world-over for the warmth and friendliness of its people and that extends to the way you’re treated when you come as a visitor on vacation.
On Turtle Island, Fiji’s award-winning private island resort, you’ll have your very own “Bure Mama” who’ll look after your every need. Each bure – a light-filled Fijian style villa – is assigned a Bure Mama, a dedicated, personal concierge, to fulfil your each and every desire. She’ll organize your island experiences from private beach picnics to scuba diving, book your spa treatments and ensure your mini bar is stocked with your favorite treats.
WELLNESS OFFERINGS TO RELAX AND REFRESH
Looking after yourself on vacation now includes wellness offerings. This means most luxury Fiji resorts for couples will offer quality spa treatments integrating local Fijian ingredients and traditions.
A massage in Fiji is called Bobo, pronounced ‘mbombo’, and is a traditional healing practice passed down through the generations. Treatments using banana leaves, warm shells or fragrant local oils of coconut, ginger and lemongrass leave you feeling rested and calm.
And a luxury Fiji resort for couples will undoubtedly offer a couples’ spa treatment. Many resorts will use the Pure Fiji brand, which is made locally in Suva with an environmental focus and an ethos of supporting the community in Fiji.
At Turtle Island Resort, couples will love the Polynesian-style massages with cold-pressed, indigenous nut oils in calming island fragrances. For the wow factor, the spa at Turtle Island overlooks the famous Blue Lagoon, the location of the 1980s Hollywood film starring Brooke Shields.
FIJI ADVENTURES FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE
Luxury Fiji resorts for couples will offer a tantalizing array of activities – both on and off the water. And best of all? Most of the activities will be included as part of the resort’s tariff.
A couples vacations doesn’t always equate to just lounging by the pool – although we recommend plenty of that too. Things to do in Fiji for couples range from snorkeling and scuba diving – exploring the country’s dazzling marine life, known as the ‘soft coral capital of the world’ – to kayaking, surfing, sailing, and jet-skiing.
Inland, Fiji’s interior boasts cloud-misted jungles and rainforest-covered mountains and valleys – the perfect playground for hiking, cycling and exploring the landscape on 4WD trips. Head to the 40,000-acre Bouma National Heritage Park on Tavenui Island for hikes to waterfalls, scenic lookouts and visits to traditional Fijian villages.
In addition to the daily all-inclusive experiences of horseback riding, snorkeling, diving and fishing, several fun new activities have been added to Turtle Island’s all-inclusive offerings. These include archery, fly fishing, and spearfishing.
SUSTAINABLE CULINARY EXPERIENCES
A luxury Fiji resort for couples will nowadays have exceptionally high sustainability standards with solar powered energy, reef regeneration programs and turtle breeding projects, proving that sustainability and luxury are not mutually exclusive.
At Turtle Island Resort the dining experience has always been front and center with guests able to enjoy fresh farm-and-sea-to-table shared dining in outstanding locations including the front beach, the vegetable garden and the mountain top. Couples can also dine privately on the candle-lit jetty, pontoons or at Cliff Point where they can also enjoy a moonlight dip in the saltwater infinity pool.
During the resort’s closure due to COVID-19 pandemic, there has also been a focus on the expansion of the island farm to deliver a more sustainable guest experience. The five-acre vegetable and hydroponic garden on the island supplies more than 80% of the produce that is enjoyed by guests and staff.
The vegetable garden is now completely organic, using only natural growing and pest management methods. To reduce waste the staff are drying, fermenting and pickling produce, with island favorites including pickled green papaya, cucumber pickles and sundried tomatoes.
Turtle Island’s culinary team also produces flavor-infused sea salt using fresh herbs from the gardens such as parsley, dill, sweet basil, sage, fennel and lemongrass thyme – the perfect accompaniment to the local fish and seafood sourced daily from the surrounding waters. The gardens are also contributing to tea-making using hibiscus flowers, soursop leaves and lemongrass.
EXPLORE TURTLE ISLAND FIJI
We might be biased but we believe Turtle Island Fiji is the best luxury Fiji resort for couples! You’ll love the barefoot luxury, the sense of warmth from the Fijian family and the seclusion and privacy. Get in touch today to start planning your next romantic vacation.