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We ran off to the beautiful Fiji to say our vows, without telling a soul. It was perfect. The islands of Fiji are absolutely stunning. They are authentic and feel relatively untouched. They are by far my favourite place, to date.
Where we chose to elope in Fiji
Fiji is made up of the main land and groups of islands. Denarau is the island closest to the main land, attached by a causeway. Then there are two groups of islands; the Mamanucas and the Yasawas. These islands are only accessible by boat or plane, meaning a secluded and romantic reputation.
We chose to get married at Tokoriki Island Resort in the Mamanuca islands. From the moment we arrived by boat, our experience at Tokoriki was perfect. We were greeted in typical Fijian style, by music and song. The pace was very laid back, definitely on ‘Fiji time’ and with ‘sega na lega’ (no worries). This is how the Fijians live their lives and it’s fabulously contagious to all those stepping foot on the island.
What it was like to elope in Fiji and why we recommend eloping in Fiji
Our wedding was perfect. We were treated like royalty. From being carried down the isle by Fijian warriors to saying our vows right by the water to soaking up the sun together to having dinner and cake by candlelight. It really was a beautiful day and just about the two of us, as we wanted. We had a ball! We stayed on the adult-only island for 3 nights and we were blown away by the place. The beauty of the island, teamed with the fantastic accommodation and super friendly staff who went out of their way for you, really was out of this world. We had romantic walks, hired boats and spent time in hammocks by the sea, soaking up the atmosphere. The food was fabulous. The drinks were flowing. And my favourite part: no children! The ambience was relaxed and peaceful. We’d highly recommend this resort for a wedding or elopement. You won’t be disappointed!
As we approach 5 years married, my husband and I have been reminiscing about our romantic elopement. As a Mum of two, looking back to where it all began is important in helping us to keep the fire burning, as our life is quite different these days. Looking back is uplifting, full of happy memories and brings a sense of nostalgia as we think back to the romantic time that we became husband and wife.
About the Author:
I’m Cat More, the Healing Mumma at www.catemore.com where I blog about my healing journey as a Mum and helping other mums on their way.
Photo credits: Yoshi