So, you’re getting married, how exciting! Apart from planning the wedding, perhaps the most difficult decision is where to have your honeymoon. Fiji and Hawaii are two of the most popular honeymoon destinations, both offering a range of special romantic experiences for you and your partner. To help you out, we’ve complied a list of some of the best features of each island to make your decision that little bit easier.
Fiji is an archipelago of 333 tropical islands located just 5 hours off the East Coast of Australia. Once you step off the plane, you immediately feel at ease, with locals offering a smile and a friendly “Bula!” to make visitors feel welcomed. In fact, Fijians are known to be some of the friendliest people in the world, always eager to share their culture with visitors.
Fiji is the perfect honeymoon destination because of its undeniably romantic ambience. There is a wide range of luxurious villas and resorts with packages designed specifically for honeymooners; think secluded rooms, personal butlers, beds scattered with rose petals and so much more. More, the staff will serve you with intimate hospitality and strive to make your honeymoon a trip to remember.
When it comes to spending your days on the island, Fiji provides the best of both worlds, allowing you to either kick back and relax or go on an adventure. For the relaxation seekers, the perfect day in Fiji can be spent wading in turquoise waters or in the floating Cloud 9 bar with a cocktail in hand. In the afternoon, head to one of the luxurious spas and enjoy a couple’s hot stone massage or a nourishing facial. At night, treat your taste buds to some delicious local cuisine while watching Fiji’s world famous pink and purple sunset.
When it comes to adventure, Fiji is rich in bucket list worthy experiences for couples in the water, on the land, and in air. In the water, couples can snorkel or dive to explore the vibrant coral reefs, test the waters with white water rafting or explore the water at their own pace on a canoe or kayak. On land, couples can go horse riding, off road driving, cycling or hiking. To experience Fiji from above, take a leap of faith and try out paragliding, parasailing or skydiving. The opportunities are endless.
Just a little further away from Australia is Hawaii, an archipelago of 6 main islands located in the Central Pacific. Just like Fiji, Hawaii is known for its romantic appeal, year-round warm climate and rich cultural experiences. As one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations, Hawaii has plenty of accommodation and activities that cater specifically for newlyweds.
Hawaii is the perfect place for couples who want to relax, take on an adventure or simply soak up the Hawaiian culture. Depending on which island you choose to visit, there are a range of different activities including taking on the famous diamond head hike in O’ahu, exploring volcanoes, visiting the Pearl Harbour National Memorial in Honolulu or learning how to surf in one of the world’s best surfing spots. When it comes to culture, Hawaii has a wealth of different experiences for visitors wanting to immerse themselves in the country’s traditions and values. One of the best ways to do this is to test out some of the famous dishes such as poke, acai, and delicious meat, rice and seafood combinations. It’s almost impossible to visit Hawaii without experiencing a Luau, a Hawaiian fest featuring music and cultural performances.
For couples wanting to slow down, Hawaiians value health and healing, with the island offering a range of relaxation activities for couples. The perfect relaxing honeymoon in Hawaii can be spent lying by the pool with a cocktail in hand, or in one of the island’s many day spas offering facials, hot stone massages, traditional treatments and yoga classes.