Boasting placid lagoons, tropical rainforests, exotic flora and fauna, and surrounded by untouched white-sand beaches and a coral reef teeming with life, Wakaya Island in Fiji is an inspiring and enchanting place.

Barbara Kraft

The island is home to the Wakaya Club & Spa, a luxurious retreat tailor-made for couples. Privacy is key to a romantic honeymoon - and on this private island resort, you have 2,200 acres to share with only a small number of guests and staff.

Accommodation is sympathetic to the surroundings while providing comfort and seclusion. Each of the waterfront Fijian bures has its own four-poster bed, private garden and open-air lava rock shower - the Ambassador's Bure provides the ultimate luxury with its own spa.

Honeymooners not staying at the Ambassador's Bure can indulge at the resort's couple's spa, Breeze. The spa menu includes massages, body wraps and facials given using Pure Fiji products, and reflexology and water Shiatsu therapies.

Everything about the resort is designed with couples in mind; the sound of lali drums indicates that lunch is served and guests can choose to dine at an intimate table for two in the magnificent Palm Grove Restaurant or in the comfort of their own bure.

Naturally, the produce is locally grown and organic - the resort has its own gardens and seafood comes straight from the Pacific. Freshly-caught shrimp, mangrove crab, wahoo, walu and mahi-mahi are just some of the treats that might appear on the daily changing menus.

You could spend your entire honeymoon in the luxury of the bure. However, as one of the world's best diving sites, Wakaya simply must be experienced from the water. The resort can arrange scuba diving, snorkelling and sea kayaking trips - perfect for uncovering the beauty of the island.

The serene location surely makes this idyllic hideaway one of the best places to start married life together.

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