The best Fiji honeymoon hotels are my recommended list, below.
1. Vatulele Island Resort
© Vatulele Island Resort.
Considered perfection by the cognoscenti, Vatulele Island Resort in Fiji was named one of the ten best barefoot hotels by Fortune magazine
, and Men's Health
dubbed it a "top-secret sex spot." So now the secret's out; you
know. But you still won't find a crowd at this end-of-the-world spot, the only property on eight-mile long Vatulele Island. This pristine and pampering Fiji resort consists of less than twenty colorful and roomy villas spaced far enough apart to ensure privacy. Each one of this Fiji honeymoon hotel's units overlooks its own stretch of white, sandy beach.
Laze by the pool in breath-taking Denarau Island surroundings, frolic on the beach, or sign up for a jet-ski safari to Beachcomber Island that includes snorkeling in crystalline waters. Unlike at some other Fiji honeymoon hotels, couples here have dining options, fancy and not-so, meaning that every meal doesn't have to cost a fortune. You save even more if you sign up for a free Accor Advantage Plus
card. Note: The Sofitel is family friendly, so you are likely to encounter children.
This Fiji hotel's air-conditioned rooms and suites, a well-equipped gym and pampering spa, gorgeous sunsets, five restaurants and bars, an 18-hole championship golf course, wedding pavilion, and a pool just for adults make this outpost of the brand a welcoming place for honeymoon couples. Best quarters are the beachfront suites, which feature an outdoor living room with a bath and daybed, and also provide direct access to the beach. Executive Club Level hilltop suites are like a resort within the resort that provide butlers and spa baths. Be aware that the InterConti is in on a fairly remote and windy location, so don't plan on daily touring. But if the beach and the pool and the views suffice, you'll find this a totally relaxing getaway.
4. Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands ResortThis is one of the Fiji hotels that draws eco-sensitive honeymoon couples and other romantics. Here you won't merely be handed a snorkel and pair of flippers; Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort employs a full-time marine biologist to explain the wonders of the deep to guests. (A film producer as well as the eponymous hotelier, Jean-Michel Cousteau is the son of Jacques Cousteau, the world-famous oceanographer.) Instead of a honeymoon suite, there's a Honeymoon Point Reef Bure that has a private deck with a spa tub overlooking the water.
5. Maravu Plantation Beach Resort & SpaA TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice hotel, Maravu Plantation Beach Resort & Spa maintains a dozen bures and has a maximum capacity of 30 guests, which keeps things intimate. Its seven honeymoon bures are built for sensualists, with an open-air shower and Jacuzzi spa tub set in a river-rock courtyard. Spacious honeymoon bures have a bedroom with a four-poster king-size bed, sitting area, and full indoor bathroom. Views are partial ocean. The honeymoon package at this Fiji hotel includes a bottle of champagne, fruit basket, Sulus (Fijian skirts), candlelight dinner by the garden or poolside, an excursion to Honeymoon Island and a trip to Tavoro Waterfalls in Bouma National Heritage Park.
6. Taveuni Island Resort and SpaConsistently garnering high marks as one of the top Fiji honeymoon hotels, the luxurious Taveuni Island Resort and Spa features 12 spacious, cliff-top bures that overlook the water where the snorkeling and scuba diving are primo (the beach is a short walk away). Beds are king-size and all units are air-conditioned and feature a private outdoor shower. Expect to untether yourselves from the world here -- there's no TV, wi-fi, or cellphone service. Previous visitors note that the menu, which concentrates on seafood and fresh fruit, is limited but scrumptious. On land on one of Fiji's prettiest islands, the walks and waterfalls in nearby Bouma National Heritage Park will enchant you.
One of the most intimate Fiji honeymoon hotels, Matamanoa Island arrays 20 of its bures along the spotless beach lapped by warm turquoise waters. These are the ones you'll want to choose from; their Fijian decor is more elegant than that in the remaining garden-view hotel rooms. The latter are set in a row amidst palm trees and other tropical vegetation. Wherever you stay, though, you'll be assured of a peaceful honeymoon; children under the age of 16 years are not permitted. A multitude of fragrant and nourishing spa services are available. You can enjoy them outdoors, under a palm tree and kissed by the gentle breeze as experienced hands release your tension.
"Wakaya's guest roster reads like the Who's Who of entertainment, politics, and industry," wrote Palm Beach Illustrated of this prime Fiji honeymoon hotel. If you're not fazed encountering the rich and famous, appreciate world-class pampering in a sensual environment, and have the budget to fund this indulgence, you will adore the Wakaya Club resort.