Picking where to honeymoon was really tough. We were paying for it ourselves, so we wanted a beautiful tropical location on a budget. We considered French Polynesia but we couldn’t afford the amazing over-the-water bungalows. We would have to stay on the mainland rooms, which only look at the bungalows, not the ocean. We really wanted a beautiful view of the ocean while sitting on our patio. So, we decided on Fiji. We couldn’t afford the expensive private islands, but stayed at the Shangri-La Fijian on the main island of Viti Levu. Our resort had amazing views and great coral reefs for snorkeling right off the beach. This was a larger resort and very family friendly. We knew that going into it and didn’t mind. There was an adults-only pool but we actually found it rather boring. We aren’t a couple who likes to be away from the action, so it was nice that there was a lot going on at the resort.
One of the best things about Fiji is the numerous islands scattered throughout the waters, 300 + islands! The water in Fiji is crystal clear and you can swim pretty far out and still see everything around you. When we took boating excursions out to the islands, we kept passing island after island after island. It was an awesome site! Once you land on one of the little plots of land surrounded by water, you can literally walk the circumference in 5-10 minutes. We had never been on an island that small and loved every minute.