Viti Levu acts as the international gateway to Fiji. As your flight descends into Nadi International Airport, you can look out the window to see the jade hues of the rainforest canopy carpeting the landscape. The sapphire waters lap at the gold-sand shores, and the peak of Mount Victoria reaches out of the northern highlands to a height of nearly 4,345 feet. In the distant waters, you can see the outline of pockets of coral reefs deepening shades of blue within the crystal clear ocean. You and your partner land at the airport and board a brief domestic flight to reach Suva, the capital of Viti Levu and the second largest city on the island.
The culture emanates youthfulness around the streets of the city, which highlights a lush, hilly peninsula. The diverse architecture of downtown creates a puzzle of colonial buildings, contemporary shopping plazas, and an esplanade overlooking the indigo waters. You have a private transfer from Suva Airport to the dock, where you board a speedboat bound for your secluded resort. Students walk along the esplanade beside businessmen wearing traditional sarongs. Sari shops stand beside curry houses emanating vibrant spices blending with the seaside aroma. The boat casts off with you and your partner embracing the refreshing tropical breeze embellished with sporadic mist.
Upon arrival at the resort’s private jetty, you check into the hotel inside the open-air lobby and marvel at the romantic ambiance of your private suite. The balcony overlooks the plunge pool and offers a spectacular view of the layering blues of the Pacific Ocean. The tropical trees, from ferns to palms, frame the beach. In the afternoon, you and your partner can sip drinks on the veranda listening to the water lap at the white sand beach, accented by the distant sounds of a live acoustic band playing near the dining room.