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Top Romantic Experiences in Fiji

Valentine's Day was just a few days ago and romance is in the air. I know that it is tough to travel right now with so many restrictions in place, COVID testing requirements and countries shut down like Fiji. Until we can visit again, let's keep dreaming of some romantic getaways and activities you can do in Fiji. Let's start planning for next year!

Take a Scenic Flight

Nothing says romance like a scenic helicopter or seaplane flight to enjoy Fiji's mesmerizing maze of jewel-like reefs and to enjoy the ocean's different shade of blue. You can depart from Nadi International Airport and enjoy birds-eye views of gorgeous tiny islands like heart-shaped Tavarua Island, with its rim of white sand and fringing coral reef. (Photo above is a stylized photo)

Picnic on a Private Island

Why not enjoy some delicious Fijian treats on a private island with your love in paradise? You can escape to an exclusive-use private island by staying at Likuliku Lagoon Resort. It is only a quick 20-minute flight from Nadi International Airport by an Island Hopper helicopter. Or, you can take a 50-minute cruise through the Mamanuca Islands on a South Sea Cruises catamaran. Your travel agent can help you arrange for a gourmet picnic on the tiny, uninhabited island of Mociu. It is a short 15-min boat ride from the resort and it is a protected nature reserve where you’ll listen to the natural soundtrack of swaying palm trees and the lapping ocean. You can relax on a day bed beneath a thatch-roofed sun shelter and enjoy a leisurely afternoon snorkeling, swimming and eating.

Snorkel with Manta Rays

Generally, you can snorkel with manta rays in the warm Fijian waters between May and October. There are only a few locations that are visited by these ever-graceful creatures. Snorkeling with the manta rays is a romantic moment not to be forgotten. They have wing spans up to 6m (about 20 ft) and are usually not bothered by humans if you swim gently along side them. The Yasawa Islands are some of the best places to see manta rays so I recommend taking a guided snorkel tour.

Swim Beneath a Waterfall

Waterfalls in Fiji are a perfect mix of adventure and romance. There are many islands covered in lush rainforest thanks to ample annual rainfall. Taveuni is known as the "Garden Island" and it is only a 45 minute flight from Nadi International Airport. Here on Taveuni, there are many cascading waterfalls that tumble into fern rimmed swimming holes. Perfect for your Instagram photos!

Go Scuba Diving

Fiji is a diver's mecca and why not propose to your special someone in Fiji's underwater haven? The Somosomo Strait that separates Vanua Levu from Taveuni is celebrated for its exquisite coral gardens. It is only a 30-minute flight from Nadi International Airport and this activity is something novices or experienced divers will enjoy. Diving the Rainbow Reef promises to be the start of an enduring underwater love affair.

Sail into the Sunset

Between March and October, the Fijian islands are blessed with reliable trade winds so sailing into a tropical sunset is quite possibly the most romantic thing you can do in Fiji. It is only a 15-minute drive from Nadi International Airport to Port Denarau where you can charter a yacht for day trips to nearby islands or go in the late afternoon for a leisurely sunset sail. Your travel agent can help arrange this or perhaps your own private charter through the islands!

Go Dolphin Watching

There’s something romantic about dolphins in Fiji! These magical creatures can be found in Takalana Bay which is located on the eastern shore of Viti Levu. To get there, you will enjoy a scenic 4-hour drive from Nadi Airport which has some breath-taking views and gorgeous black sandy beaches. This bay is home to the majestic spinner dolphins of Moon Reef. Take your loved one on a boat trip to meet them and you will definitely dial up the romance with this memorable experience.

Escape to a luxurious private island resort

Seclusion and a delicious Fijian cocktail are a favorite pairing for couples looking to indulge in a romantic getaway. Nothing else compares to the Fijian private island resorts. There are several private island resorts in Fiji such as Vatuvara, in the remote northern Lau Islands. Or for a truly luxurious escape, why not explore Kokomo Private Island Resort with its modern design merged seamlessly with Fijian craftsmanship? If you need help finding your own private escape, don't hesitate to ask for my help!

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