A romantic interlude in the Blue Lagoon

With its dramatic coastline, sweeping volcanic islands, warm tropical breezes and powdery beaches, the Yasawas Islands in Fiji are the ultimate honeymoon getaway.

Home of  the famous Blue Lagoon (the 1980 movie as well as the island), the Yasawas are truly a newlywed’s paradise and its glorious azure waters complement the majestic volcanic islands and serve as its armor.

The Yasawas are primarily comprised of four regions; the Nacula, the Tavewa, the Naviti Island and the Nanuya Lai Lai. For us it is Nanuya Lai Lai which is the most attractive, as not only does it have the breath-taking Blue Lagoon, but it is also the home to the exclusive Turtle Island Resort, that entices with its stunning location and decadent luxe services. Getting to the island from the mainland is easy, one being able to either board the Sawa Flyer (also called the ‘Yellow Boat’) operated by Awesome Adventures Fiji, or charter a private seaplane that is usually run by the hotel itself or a travel operator.

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To experience a slice of paradise, book yourself a room in the luxurious Turtle Island and choose from traditional Fijian two-room thatched villas which are nestled along the famous “Blue Lagoon” and offer expansive views of this tropical paradise. Your stay here entails blissful massages, champagne sunrise breakfasts, and outdoor activities such as snorkeling and sailing.

Start your day by enjoying the scrumptious breakfast the resort has to offer and do try the famous lobster omelet. Ask the hotel to pack a picnic basket and make your way to the Blue Lagoon to get lost in its sublime beauty. Swim or float in the Blue Lagoon and enjoy the sound of the sea waves and the swaying palm trees. Those who want to take things up a notch can take a guided snorkeling trip, in order to witness the dazzling display of ocean life and get lost in the spectacular wonders of the ocean. Exploring the wondrous marine life will build up an appetite, so, the picnic which has been packed for you will come in perfect now while you enjoy it with your better half on the Lagoon itself.

A good idea is to go sailing and lay back and enjoy the natural beauty of the island. After a short sailing trip, head back to the island and for a romantic interlude explore the island itself. With 500 acres to roam, all trails offer expansive view of the South Pacific paradise that is peppered with rain forests, verdant hills and rich mangroves. Head back to your hotel for a relaxing dinner and request the hotel to set up dinner under the stars amidst the romantic flicker of lanterns.

Couples looking for a true island experience will savor each moment in Nanuya Lai Lai, as passion and romance is inevitable here. The island is truly magical and delightfully idyllic. And if there is one tip we can give to the newlyweds who are fortunate enough to honeymoon here, is to sleep in the open under the starlit sky, which will be the experience of a lifetime.