Why Fiji is the Ultimate Honeymoon Destination.
Those who have had the joy and pleasure to experience Fiji know that a Fiji honeymoon can easily be considered a positive life changing experience. Fiji draws you in and welcomes you like an old friend. Once you have spent time in this tropical paradise consisting of some 330 small islands, you too will know why honeymooners gravitate to the Republic of Fiji. The two primary cities on the Fiji island nation of Viti Levu are Suva, the capital and Lautoka. With seasonally light trade winds and a South Sea type maritime climate the temperatures are generally warm and tropical most of the year. The official language of Fiji is English.
Beautiful Rain Forests and Sparkling Waterfalls
While there are more than a few dozen honeymoon hotels and resorts dotting the landscape in Fiji, there are a few that stand out as exceptional. Take for example the Likuliku Lagoon Resort, featuring signature overwater bungalows. This exclusive resort on Malolo Island features several private and super luxurious overwater bungalows. Getting to the Likuliku Lagoon Resort is rather unique and is typically via seaplane, helicopter, catamaran or chartered speedboat. In addition, there is the Taveuni Island Resort, appropriately located on the island of Taveuni. This pristine resort is ideal for weddings as well as honeymoons. The resort features five acres of lush gardens, a nearby rain forest and sparkling waterfall.
Other notable Fiji resorts that specialize in honeymoon packages include Matangi Island Resort. Boasting its own private island this resort is perhaps the ultimate in honeymoon getaways. Matangi Island encircles a stunningly beautiful horseshoe bay, with views beyond compare and crystal white sand beaches at every turn. Many of the resorts cottages feature a unique outdoor river rock shower. Couples enjoying an intimate and relaxing once in a lifetime honeymoon will fall in love with Matangi's tree cottagehouse bures and honeymoon suites. The coveted honeymoon suites feature floor to ceiling picture frame windows. The view from these dramatic windows includes the signature aquarium waters of Fiji, as well as the sugar white sand spreading for miles along the beach.
Fine Cuisine and Elegant Dining Fiji Style
There is a wide cultural mix of foods found throughout Fiji giving way to exotic and interesting dining experiences. One very popular and well-known Fiji dining establishment is Old Mill Cottage. Conveniently located on the island of Suva, Old Mill Cottage is situated in a 19th century Fiji residence. Fijian, Indian and European dishes are all available and quite delicious. Those who prefer a more elegant dining experience may wish to visit Chefs The Restaurant located in Nadi Town. The world-class chef at Chefs The Restaurant routinely prepares international dishes that are truly delectable and quite affordable. One signature dish that honeymooners rave about is a locally caught snapper dish that locals call pakapaka.
Many of the other unique restaurants found throughout Fiji feature food prepared from what is known as a lovo. A lovo is simply an underground style oven that incorporates heated rocks that are insulated from the food with banana leaves and earth. A variety of foods such as fish and pork are simmered for hours in the lovo to produce a unique and delicious meal indigenous only to Fiji. Generally food cooked by way of a lovo is served feast style. This Fijan style feast is often referred to as simply a magiti. One Fijian dish that everyone visiting Fiji must try is called kokoda. This local favorite is freshly caught fish marinated with lime juice and then served in a split coconut along with a sweet cream known as lolo.
More To Do in Fiji Than Meets The Eye
There are a wealth of fun and interesting activities and attractions in Fiji for honeymooners. Take for example the Coral Cats, a high-speed catamaran day cruise that is sure to excite. A Fijian barbecue style lunch and snorkel equipment are all part of the package price. The catamaran trip sails around Mamanucas and makes a short stop over at Malololallai. If catamaran cruises are not your cup of tea then Wilderness Ethnic Adventure Fiji may be just the ticket. Wilderness Ethnic Adventure Fiji provides tours along the Navua River, via rafting and canoeing. In addition, the tour inculdes a visit to the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park.
A unique and little known fact about Fiji is that many Fijian homes normally have several traditional woven pandanus-leaf mats that are used for everything from floor covering to sleeping mats. These prized mats are routinely offered as wedding gifts in the Fijan culture.
Visit a True Island Paradise
The only way to truly know Fiji is to visit Fiji, and one of the most fun ways to experience the Fijian culture is on a memorable and special honeymoon. Most agree that one of the nicest parts of a visit to delightful Fiji is the genuine and ultra-friendly people who live and work on the island nation. A honeymoon is a very important event in almost everyone's life and is an event that should be remembered for a very long time. Fiji is the ultimate in honeymoon destinations because it makes possible memories that are not soon to fade. Visit Fiji today and experience a true island paradise.