By Dick Beaulieu
Fiji is an ideal location for a romantic South Pacific topical honeymoon in serene, relaxing and child-free ambience. While there are numerous resorts in Fiji, around 75, we have distilled our list to just 15 which we can highly recommend, all of which are located on the smaller outer islands and are, for the most part, the only resort on the island. This assures the privacy and intimacy you are looking for on this occasion.
Our recommended honeymoon resorts are available in a wide price range so, whatever
your preference, we should have something to satisfy your budget. All of them also offer special bonuses for honeymooners.
Photo Credit - Namale Resort
However, if you have a particular resort or resorts in mind that are not among our honeymoon venue favorites, we will be happy to plan a beautiful honeymoon trip for you.
While Fiji and many other destinations offer romance, great beaches, sunny skies and crystal clear water for diving & snorkeling there is another important aspect of the Fiji Islands which will greatly add to the enjoyment of your trip. It is genuine warmth is the Fijian people. Here is what Lonely Planet has to say about the top 10 of the world’s friendliest countries. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/travel-tips-and-articles/39876
While visiting Fiji for your honeymoon, you may want to consider a Renew of Vows ceremony “on the beach” or other romantic location around your resort. Your wedding album will take on an entirely new dimension!
Our recommended wedding venues are those also suggested for honeymoons. All of them offer personally planned wedding programs including the personal attention of on-staff, experienced wedding planners. Starting at about US$800 for a basic wedding on the beach or other romantic setting to elaborate and colorful traditional Fijian weddings which provide fascinating photo or video albums of your very special event. In any case, the choice of attire is yours; from casual tropical to formal dress. Again, your honeymoon might be an opportunity to have a Renewal of Vows ceremony.
Fiji formalities are legally valid and recognized by the USA, Canada and most countries throughout the world.
Documents required are: passports, original or certified copies of birth certificates and letters of parental consent for those under 21. If either party is divorced a dissolution document issued by an authorized government agency is required. In the case of a spouse’s death, a death certificate is required.
In most cases your resort will make all arrangements needed to obtain your marriage license in Fiji prior to the ceremony and Impulse Fiji will coordinate with your resort. Given adequate lead time, most resorts can complete the formalities prior to your arrival but, if not, Fiji Registry offices are located on the main islands throughout the country and are open during business business hours, Mondays through Fridays. Resorts will arrange a visit as part of the wedding package. There is no waiting period under Fiji law.
WEDDING CEREMONY SERVICES
Generally, the following services are provided by resorts for a basic wedding but after you have selected your resort, or cruise, you will be able to select from a wide variety of optional arrangements.
Services of an experienced wedding co-coordinator
Processing of documents to ensure your wedding is legal
Minister or wedding celebrant (non denominational)
Decorated wedding venue (basic or with optional arrangements)
Cake and “toasts” after the ceremony
GETTING FROM THE USA TO FIJI – Please refer to http://www.impulsefiji.com/aboutfiji.aspx
The links below will guide you through Impulse Fiji’s recommended honeymoon & wedding vacation venues beginning with price ranges. Lengths of stays can also be altered to your preference. For one-on-one personalized planning service for your vacation, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll free from the US or Canada on (253) 617-1375. This is a Tacoma WA number which rings in our Fiji office so you pay only domestic phone charges from your city to WA.
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