Secluded beaches, tranquil waters, welcoming people…what is there not to love about the 300 islands that make up Fiji?
Vanua Levu is the northernmost and second largest island in Fiji. There are three cities on the island: Labasa, Savusavu, and Nabouwalu. (See article on Savusavu here) Vanua Levu has two halves; sugar plantations in the north-west and eco-tourism in the southeast, which is covered in dense rainforest. The city of Labasa is in the north-west, and though there are accommodations there is little to see in this area save for hiking in the mountains south of the city. Head to Natewa for kayaking and hiking expeditions with your partner in and around the Natewa Bay and astounding rainforest walks. Whether you are looking for an all-inclusive resort or a peaceful villa in which to spend your destination wedding and honeymoon, Tripology can connect you with the location you want for the price you seek. Simply fill out a free travel request form to get started.
With year round temperatures hovering in the 80s, Fiji is a perfect destination for your wedding any time of year, though the peak tourism season is between July and September, when Australians come north to escape winter.
When you’re on the islands, make sure to try local food and drink. Tropical fruits are abundant, as are the local nuts, vutu. Eating kokoda is a real treat (fish marinated in lemon and coconut milk). After you share vows, toast your new marriage with the traditional kava drink (also known as yaqona or grog). The drink is made from kava pepper root, and numbs your tongue and lips. It was traditionally used in conflict resolution similar to a peace pipe, but has been used in Fiji wedding receptions for generations.