Romance. It's a notion that has fascinated humankind for time immemorial. Books have been written, songs have been sung and movies made all about falling in love – it's an emotion that comes to all of us. Romance can strike at any time, unexpectedly, and there's often very little we can do about it – this is a good thing! It doesn't matter whether you're embarking on a fledgling relationship with that special someone you met only a few weeks ago, or you've recently celebrated your ruby wedding anniversary – the flame of romance continues to burn bright.
There's no better way to treat the love of your life than a surprise trip away to the tropical shores of Fiji, but you'll want to make sure you choose a resort best suited for a romantic sojourn. This is where the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort comes in – when it comes to romance, nobody does it better than us. Here's why.
Become a romantic castaway
Aside from covering your king-size bed with a dozen red roses on Valentine's Day whilst reciting a Shakespearean love sonnet, what could be more romantic than your very own private island? Short of being marooned by a shipwreck, you may think this a distinct improbability, but with Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, we can really make it happen.
With a glass of the good stuff in your hand and sky turning a rich shade of orange, nothing on Earth can shatter the romance of Naviavia.
Our private island is named Naviavia, and it's a little under half a hectare in size. This means it's small enough to offer a sense of seclusion, but large enough to explore with your partner – with no one else in sight. That's right – you'll have the island completely to yourself, with just the golden sands, gently lapping waves and sea breeze for company. You and your partner will be completely left to your own devices, but if you so wish, we'll prepare a picnic for the two of you to enjoy as the sun sinks into the Pacific. With a glass of the good stuff in your hand and the sky turning a rich shade of orange, nothing on Earth can shatter the romance of Naviavia.
A honeymoon from heaven
There are several famous honeymoon destinations around the world. Paris (known affectionately as the 'City of Love'), the Greek islands and New York all feature highly on anyone's list of romantic honeymoon destinations, but Fiji offers that little bit more for newly-weds.
The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is the quintessential island getaway. This is the the kind of place that would not look out of place in a child's storybook – azure skies, softs sands and a shimmering blue ocean that extends far into the horizon. At our resort, you can enjoy gentle strolls arm-in-arm along an empty beach, take a walk along a secluded pier granting you exquisite views, or even get your adventure on and snorkel beneath the waves – who knows what weird and wonderful wildlife you might discover in the crystal-clear waters?
A wonderful wedding
Before your honeymoon, of course, comes the wedding. In this modern day and age, a traditional church wedding doesn't have to be your go-to choice when the time comes to say 'I do.' These days, the blissful beach wedding is steadily growing in popularity, and it's easy to see why. At Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, our elegant wedding ceremonies are the kind of occasions that will linger in the memory forever.
You and your guests can toast the occasion with a sumptuous gourmet dinner, finished off with fine Champagne under the watchful glow off countless stars overhead.
Picture the scene. You wake up on the morning of your wedding on the resplendent island of Vanua Levu. After a refreshing breakfast, the time has come to make your vows in a traditional Fijian ceremony – we told you that it'd be an occasion to remember! On a private stretch of unspoiled Pacific beach, two Fijian warriors will carry the bride gracefully across the sand to her groom. Time-honoured Fijian instruments will play throughout the ceremony, with a gorgeous backdrop that will make for the most fantastic of photos.
Once the ceremony is over, your special day certainly isn't. You and your guests can toast the occasion with a sumptuous gourmet dinner, finished off with fine Champagne under the watchful glow off countless stars overhead – what could be more romantic?
Be sure to get in touch with the friendly, helpful team at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort to find out more about our romantic Fijian getaways – love will certainly be in the air!