Thinking of eloping to Fiji?
For a growing number of couples, the thought of organising a ‘traditional’ wedding is overwhelming and fraught with unwanted stress – or sometimes it’s just not their style. So, it’s not surprising that a growing number of loved-up couples are choosing to elope to Fiji.
Fiji offers eloping couples a great range of options and choice when it comes to the actual wedding ceremony. Whether it’s exchanging wedding vows on a private beach or perhaps in an exotic tropical garden setting or even a quaint beachside chapel – Fiji is definitely one of the most romantic places in the world to get married. Best of all it’s only a few hours from Australia and the weather is great year round.
While a Fijian wedding is legally binding and recognised, overseas visitors will need to ensure they bring the required documentation to officiate the union. A complete list of the legal requirements when getting married in Fiji can be found here >
Eloping with kids in tow
Fiji has long been a favourite destination for couples getting married for a second time, especially those with a ‘Brady Bunch’ style union of kids from previous marriages. Fiji’s popularity is mainly due to the short travel times from Australia and the excellent babysitting and Kid’s Clubs on offer, giving the happy couple time alone to enjoy themselves confident the kids are being well cared for.
We have organised a countless number of wedding ceremonies for ‘second-timers’ electing to get married in a small, intimate ceremony with only their children present. With the formalities out of the way, everyone can kick up their heels and enjoy a great family holiday together.
SOFITEL FIJI RESORT AND SPA
Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa is the perfect island paradise to exchange vows. The resort’s delightful waterfront wooden chapel is inspired by the quaint colonial style churches throughout Fiji and the three arched windows behind the slightly raised alter offer beautiful views of the ocean.
This luxurious, five star resort and stunning island surrounds are the perfect location for an picturesque, intimate wedding followed but a family holiday offering something for all ages.
Resort facilities include a private beach, several pools, water slide, outdoor playground, tennis courts, fitness centre, day spa and a great kid’s club. The resort is conveniently located in the Denarau Harbour restaurant and shopping precinct and adjacent to Denarau world class golf course.
CASTAWAY ISLAND RESORT
Castaway Island, Fiji is an iconic private island resort surrounded by white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, perfect for romantic couples with or without children.
Think casual and stress-free when eloping to Castaway – sandy white beaches and beautiful tropical gardens framed by amazing sunsets.
The exceptional facilities and accredited AAA 4 star rating make Castaway one of Fiji’s most popular island resorts for weddings and couples eloping.
There are plenty of activities to choose from including snorkelling off the beach, PADI Five Star Gold Palm diving, catamarans, kayaks, windsurfers, parasailing, hand line fishing, speedboat champagne island hops and more. Castaway is everyone’s place and pace.
Just us two…
Eloping to Fiji is also extremely popular among time-poor professional couples who want to escape to a gorgeous, luxury tropical island and get married in a private, intimate ceremony. There are dozens of resorts that make the perfect escape however two of our favourites are Tokoriki Island Resort and Matamanoa Island Resort.
TOKORIKI ISLAND RESORT
Tokoriki Island Resort is a stunning 4.5 star, adults only resort located in Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands.
Surrounded by natural beauty, whether you’d prefer an intimate barefoot ceremony on the beach at sunset or a more elaborate celebration, Tokoriki won’t disappoint. The resorts wedding chapel is a a traditionally Fijian bure style building, complete with thatched roof, timber interior and traditional stonework.
With picturesque white sandy beaches and crystal clear water, Tokoriki offers affordable indulgence with a contemporary twist. The luxury bures and villas are a fusion of Fijian architecture and contemporary Island style, with all the modern luxuries and amenities expected on a luxury island resort. The beachfront bures or villas are only a few steps to the beach and offers uninterrupted views of the stunning evening sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.
MATAMANOA ISLAND RESORT
If you prefer a small, intimate resort to celebrate your wedding then Matamanoa Island Resort is the perfect destination for you. Imagine getting married on the beach at sunset under an arch which is hand woven in leaf, traditional Tapa mats at your feet…
Matamanoa is a boutique 4 star, adults only resort set in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands, approximately 30 kilometers west of Nadi International Airport. The resort offers total relaxation or a wide range of leisure activities and cultural excursions. The island boasts a volcanic cone jutting out of the azure waters of this unspoiled marine sanctuary. Clad with native bush and palm trees, the brilliance of the vegetation contrasts magnificently with the white curved sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. Combined with nature, the resort is a haven for those who want to relinquish the pressures of a busy lifestyle. This is for those who dream of peace and tranquillity.
To retain an intimate atmosphere, Matamanoa has adopted a year round policy of not permitting day-trippers or children under the age of 16 years.
Fiji elopement packages
Need help planning your Fiji wedding or elopement? No matter the personal requirements, age or previous relationship status, our specialist Fiji wedding planners can help create the perfect Fiji elopement package to suit the requirements of every each individual couple.