Wedding & Honeymoon in Fiji
Category: Sports and Recreation > Travel
Asked by: spencercat-ga
List Price: $20.00
01 Aug 2002 21:46 PDT
Expires: 31 Aug 2002 21:46 PDT
Question ID: 48387
My wife and I are renewing our wedding vows in Fiji in September and we need some help with the planning. Keep in mind that we travel as airline employees and thus are usually granted discounts of up to 50% on lodging, although not always. We have air transportation covered to Nadi, Fiji so this can be omitted from the planning. We will be arriving at Nadi on September 5, 2002 and departing on September 14, 2002 (10 days) We are planning to re-marry on Saturday, September 7th (our anniversary), on a west-facing beach at sunset. We anticipate that this will occur at the resort where we are staying. We would like someone to coordinate getting our license, a celebrant to perform the ceremony, a Fijian warrior escort during the ceremony, and a photographer (these seem to be part of the usual wedding packages offered at many of the resorts). We are looking for a really special waterfront resort, with air conditioning, queen size bed or larger, and access to good food. We would also enjoy snorkeling and jet skiing. Here may be the difficult part of this project --- during our stay we would like to have access to a private island, possibly for a one day rental at a nominal price, so we can conduct some, shall we say, honeymoon type activities without fear of showing up on the internet. Also, any unique, romantic ideas for this trip would be great. We would like to pay around $100USD per night, per room (remember, that would be after our airline discount), and probably around $400USD for the wedding package. If it wasnt for the ring my wife wanted we would probably stay at the Vatulele Island Resort. Instead, we have a budget more in line with the Outrigger. I would just like to see if I could make this occasion a bit more special given our small budget.
Re: Wedding & Honeymoon in Fiji
Answered By: araminty-ga on 01 Aug 2002 23:28 PDT
Dear spencercat, Wow! What a wonderful idea. Congratulations on your anniversary, I'm sure you'll have a great trip. There are many, many resorts offering the services you requested, although perhaps not within your budget. I have found a number of smaller resorts that offer the features you mentioned, and for a reasonable price. I think the pick of the lot is the Lalati Resort: http://www.lalati-fiji.com/framesets/frame1.html This resort even has a specific "Renewal of Wedding Vows Package" Comprising of: "Gazebo colorfully decorated with unique tropical flowers Salusalus (floral leis) for Husband and Wife Officiating Minister for Christian Service (or Non-denominational, Civil) Reception Champagne, wine or rum punch for all Lalati guest attendees Hors doeuvres Lovo Fijian Feast Meke, a Joyful Fijian musical celebration" This ceremony is priced at USD$600, which is maybe more expensive than you were thinking... the Lalati Resort does fulfil your other criteria (it is especially noted for its good restaurant) and accomodation is priced at USD$195 per night. They also offer the 'island for a day' picnic, although no price is listed on the website, it sounds wonderful. "Just a 5-minute boat ride from Lalati is Storm Island, a beautiful uninhabited island. This is a small private escape, available for couples from Lalati to enjoy. This is the perfect spot for a private picnic for two, as well as a place to enjoy snorkeling and beachcombing for shells." http://www.south-seas-adventures.com/Dest/Fiji/Lalati-Resort_Fiji.html Tokoriki Resort looks beautiful too, and offers tailored wedding and vow-renewing ceremonies... AND a Honeymoon Island Picnic similar to the Lalati one mentioned above. Unfortunately, the website does not list the resorts prices. http://www.tokoriki.com/index2.html Musket Cove Island Resort sounds terribly nice, and the wedding package seems very flexible; you only pay for the options you choose. The accommodation looks great too, and within your price range of USD$100 per night. There is no mention of a private island, unfortunately! http://www.musketcovefiji.com/wedding.html I hope these recommendations are useful, and will help you choose a location for this memorable holiday! Yours, Araminty-ga (Note: 1 USD = 2.14000 FJD, according to http://www.xe.com/ucc) Search strategy: resort fiji renew vows "private island" ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=resort+fiji+renew+vows+%22private+island%22
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