Honeymoon in Fiji

Fiji Honeymoon

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.

Our First Romantic Getaway

We were friends for awhile before saying those 3 special words and realizing we should be together. Once they were said, I knew I would be with him forever. He was my perfect match.

To celebrate our new relationship, he invited me to join him on a Vegas adventure. I had only been to Vegas once and it wasn’t the best night. So, I was excited to visit again, this time with my honey. After years of relationships where I was always having to make plans (I am a planner) and figure out all the details of our activities, I finally found someone who just took charge and handled it. 1st Romantic point for planning the entire trip.

We stayed at the Monte Carlo and it was a beautiful hotel. We drank, he taught me craps, ate exquisite food and then went out to party. His friend worked in the Vegas club scene, so he took us to several clubs through the VIP lines, no waiting or paying. 2nd Romantic point for making me feel like I was the most special person in the world.

I cannot imagine a more romantic getaway. We were definitely in a honeymoon stage but couldn’t have felt more in love. I’m sure we were that annoying couple that is kissing and cuddling and acting like they are the only people in the world. 3rd Romantic point for starting our relationship off with a bang!

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